Category Archive: sex

Mar 11 2013

Paleofantasy: When people act like cavemen because they misunderstand evolution

I’ve been waiting so long for someone to write this book. Salon has a great interview with Marlene Zuk, evolutionary biologist who just wrote “Paleofantasy: What evolution really tells us about sex, diet, and how we live.” The Paleo diet? How evolution surprisingly supports 1950s gender roles? Yeah, those ideas aren’t actually supported by evolution …

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Jun 07 2012

I get comments: Slut edition

Someone found an ancient post just to call me slut: I’m gonna have to side with the hater–using the term “sex positive” doesn’t make you come across as a well-rounded human being. It depresses me to think of how young you probably were when you lost it. And since then you haven’t slowed down your …

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Apr 23 2012

Are you a current or former sex worker?

And are you sick of debates about sex work ignoring what you have to say? Are you sick of people asserting  that all sex work is violent and oppressive, and that sex workers are always forced into it? Well, Greta Christina wants to hear from you.

Mar 01 2012

The Atheist’s Guide to Sex: The abridged version

Ask your partner(s) for consent, not mythological or supernatural beings. I think that about sums it up. On a more serious note, if/when I get any free time, a book called The Atheist’s Guide to Sex is my number one goal (or perhaps editing an anthology, if I can rope others into it). Think of …

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Jan 21 2012

“Comparing Gingrich to polyamory is like comparing wife-beating to BDSM.”

If there’s one thing you should take away from this situation, it’s the title. But you should really read Christina’s whole excellent post on polyamory and Newt Gingrich.

Dec 07 2011

The argument from buttsex

I know we just established that gays don’t exist. In case that didn’t convince you, a random commenter has a great explanation for why homosexuality is unnatural: I don’t understand why some people try hard to demonstrate that gays are just gays, and they have nothing whatsoever to do about it! Poor them, they are …

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Nov 06 2011

I got HUMP!ed

My only regret is not buying the t-shirt that said that. HUMP! is an amateur porn film festival (and Dan Savage’s pet project) held in Seattle and Portland every year. When I went last year, the only thing I disliked was having to wait a whole year to go again. But this Friday I went …

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Oct 01 2011

More on woman hating

Ben Cochran is a nursing student at East Carolina University. He is also a misogynistic pig. I’ll let him do the talking (emphasis mine): People go to the doctor when they’re sick. If you’re a girl, sometimes you go to the doctor to get Pabst beer, or a pap smear, or something like that. What girl have …

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Oct 01 2011

I have HUMP! tickets!

This is my new favorite yearly tradition: The Pacific Northwest’s biggest, best, and most beloved amateur-and-locally-produced porn festival returns this fall. …The Stranger and the HUMP!™ 2011 jury invite local filmmakers, actors, kinksters, exhibitionists, and notorious sex-havers to get to work on their films for HUMP!™ 2011. The HUMP!™ jury is composed of local sex experts (ahem), …

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Sep 27 2011

Do this now, OkCupid

Chart of kinkiness vs. experience with clustered data points

One of my favorite blogs is OkTrends (even if they haven’t updated since April, sadface). What’s better than combing dating site data for statistical trends an oddities? All of their articles are super interesting. I was having lunch with some of my fellow graduate students, when the conversation turned geeky (as it tends to do). …

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