Tag: sexuality

Emily Ratajkowski & Naomi Wolf team up to sell Playboy Feminism

What could be even more provocative than an interview with a naked lady talking about the innate empowerment of self-objectification? An interview with a naked lady about the innate empowerment of self-objectification…

Sex & Zika: On contraception and the coital imperative

It has been hard to miss the growing media coverage of the Zika virus. With a possible link between the infection of pregnant women and birth deformities, much of the attention has…

PODCAST: The Sex Myth

Our culture places a lot of emphasis on sex. We’re given the impression everyone’s doing it all the time and that, if we’re not, we’re somehow flawed, unattractive, dysfunctional, boring, or prudish.…

BDSM FAQ (Frequently Asserted Quibbles), Part 2

Note: This post as well as the links and resources contained in this post may contain graphic descriptions of violence against women. “BDSM is not really abuse.” BDSM proponents promote the illusion…

Can ‘maintenance sex’ ever be gender neutral?

Ah, “maintenance sex.” That good old fashioned idea that we are obligated to satisfy our partner’s sexual desires lest they leave us or cheat on us. Tracy Moore wrote about it for…

The gays are everywhere

If I were to announce that this is a post about the woes of queer youth in the countryside, I can be fairly sure most people would expect me to lament the…

The tyranny of consent

Emily Witt’s recent essay, in which she describes traveling to San Fransisco, where she watches a BDSM porn shoot for a Kink.com series called Public Disgrace, which depicts “women bound, stripped, and punished…

On ‘grey rape’, Girls, and sex in a rape culture

About five years ago, I was out and about with some dude-friends. We went to a bunch of bars, danced, drank, etc. I was single and also, therefore, mingling. Flirting, they call…

Revenge porn is about porn

If you haven’t yet heard about revenge porn, you’re lucky. Notorious dickbag, Hunter Moore, is big into the revenge porn game. He can be credited with mainstreaming the concept of punishing your…