50 Shades of a Question

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One book and film has really stirred up the conversation

3 Things I Learned About Sex by Writing Erotica

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Spencer Dryden starting writing Erotic Romance at 63. From fantasy to the Big O, he’s learned a lot.

50 Shades of Abuse

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To stop abuse before it starts, Elisabeth Corey says we need to start with the belief systems that perpetuate it.

Why I See Fifty Shades Of Red

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Kids and the sexual messages of Fifty Shades of Grey cannot mix. Adrianne Simeone shuts down the combination here.

50 Shades: Perverse and Shocking, But Not for the Obvious Reasons

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Stewart Hapern goes to see what 50 Shades of Grey and finds so much about the movie—and the popularity of it among females—unbelievable.

Despite What ’50 Shades’ Tells You, Kink is Not a License to Abuse

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Harris O’Malley offers a guide on how embrace your fantasies while still practicing consent and mutual respect.

5 Ways ’50 Shades of Grey’ Will Make You Feel Better About Your Marriage

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Aaron Traister on why we should be happy we’re not actually with Ana or Christian from 50 Shades of Grey.

Fifty Shades and the Tests of Love

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If a woman seems to be testing you, she probably is. If she didn’t think you were worthy, she wouldn’t bother.

7 Things Men Can Learn From Fifty Shades Of Grey

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Jordan Gray says that there are seven things that men can learn from Christian Grey.

What We Get Wrong About Sex

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Harris O’Malley explains that for a country that places so much importance on sex, we seem to go out of our way to make ourselves miserable as possible over the subject.

When Did Sex in Fiction Get So Unsexy?

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Mark Brand on the decline of quality, sex, and quality sex in mass market fiction.

50 Shades of What Women Really Want From Men

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Shasta Townsend explains that to most women, men are more than bank accounts, pretty faces or hot bodies.

Show Me the Money

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Andy Bodle believes he’s uncovered the real cause of the gender pay gap.

Bed Sex, Standing-Up Sex, and Garbage Can Sex

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No one taught Ben Tanzer about sex, so he wondered if he was really the right one to deliver The Talk to his own kid. Turns out, he was.

The 12 Best People of 2012

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Sean Beaudoin compiles the dozen best people of the year—drawn from the avalanche of overall excellence we experienced as a culture. Also, their less impressive counterparts.

Women and Sex Work

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Suburban wife, mother, and sex worker Elle Lynn Stanger talks about the women and men who make and use porn.