Men Are “Man Enough” To Handle Porn, Thanks

Alain de Botton may not be able to keep morality and porn in the same brain, but I sure can.   I promised myself I wouldn’t get addicted. I assured myself that I stop any time I wanted to, that I was fully in control of my own actions. I was my own man and damn anyone […]

Six Things I Learned from #LiberalTips2AvoidRape

Bless their little hearts, the right-ward leaning segment of America has taken it into its head that it can maybe shake that whole “soft on rape” problem by promoting anti-rape measures.

In Defense of Demisexuality

Obviously, I am obsessed with sex and the politics of sex. I spend large chunks of my day staring at arguments about sex, kink, and gender. Equally immoderate chunks of my night are spent writing about those things. Sometimes, I even have sex. I think it’s serious business. But I have a dark, secret heart […]

Why “Unbirthing” Is Good For Everybody

Is it too late in the game to say “the internet changes things?” I know that’s very late-nineties-trend-piece of me, but it’s still going on and we’re still discovering what it means. Our dull, meaty monkey brains just move so much slower than the things we make with them. So, for now, I’m going to […]

Your Humble Editors are Reading Fifty Shades of Grey.

Because of course we are. Did you think we’d let you down? Never, baby. We’re gonna stick with you through the end. And we’re gonna protect you, and give you expensive gifts and get all up in your business and maybe cross a few lines but only because we’ve never wanted someone as much as […]

The Story of Us

On this day last year, Charles and I decided that we were going to give dating a try. Our relationship had, in the past couple of weeks between then and when we first met at a munch exploded hilariously and somewhat consumingly from people who took a shine to each other at a munch[1], to […]

Call Me Old-Fashioned, Maybe

Pop is timeless. That’s sort of what’s cool about it. At its best it’s really universal and effortlessly relatable.[1] At its weakest, it’s boring and predictable music rehashing tired tropes we’re all sick of. And sometimes instead of being timeless it falls into anachronistic. And that’s squarely where Anointed Summer Jam of Twenty-Twelve “Call Me […]

A Milestone

Today, your Humble Editors received their very first frothingly indignant reblog! I’m not gonna shame ‘em by linking it directly and pointing out that it literally just reiterates the position we argue against with a lot of elongated, whiny words and caps (“FEEEEELLLLLIINNGGSS”), but I will quote my favorite poorly punctuated sentence: holy shit this […]

I got called a concern troll last week. I almost laughed aloud. For everyone not priorly familiar with the trendiest terms of disregard in SJ circles, a concern troll is a pretty bad thing to be. I’ll defer to better-curated voices than mine. Rationalwiki states that a concern troll “visits sites of an opposing ideology and offers advice on […]

Look, Kitten, You’re a Rhetorical Monstrosity

After long discussion, your humble editors have come to the conclusion that Look, Kitten might actually embody The Worst About Internet Feminism as She Is Practiced. Given that fact, it feels almost a little unfair to argue against it. It’s like taking down a straw-man, except with a veneer of intellect ual respectability added because, well, someone is […]

Seven Totally Fearless Radical New Things to Spice Up the Sexy Back Into Your Va-Jay-Jay On The Go, All Night.

1. Punch him in the chest. Studies that we gesture at vaguely and never cite show that this increases blood flow, which can really heat up that “special time of night.” 2. Ok, alright. Seriously, I don’t know why we have to say this aloud but: you can do other stuff while having oral pleasantries. […]