Category Archive: Sex

Apr 07 2014

Secular Meditation: Mindfulness and Sex

silhouette lovers kissing on beach

So how might the principles and practices of secular mindfulness be applied to boffing? In some ways, sex is a perfect arena to practice mindfulness. And in some ways, it’s really, really not. Not that it’s impossible or antithetical or anything. Just that it’s sometimes challenging, and counterintuitive, and complicated. I’ll start with the ways …

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Mar 28 2014

Which of My Sex Essays Do You Like Best?

So I’m thinking of putting together a collection of my non-fiction writing about sex. And I wanted to ask my regular readers (and indeed my irregular ones): Which of my essays, reviews, journalism, rantings, and other non-fiction writing about sex do you like best? Actually, I’ll modify that question, and clarify it. Which of my …

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Mar 21 2014

Godless Perverts Social Club 1st Anniversary — Tuesday April 1!

Tuesday, April 1, is the next Godless Perverts Social Club — the casual, hanging-out social arm of the Godless Perverts empire — and we’ll be celebrating our first anniversary! We’ve been hosting Social Clubs since April 2013: I know, hard to believe, right? To mark this momentous occasion, I’ll be bringing a big sack of …

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Feb 28 2014

Godless Perverts Social Club March 4!

Tuesday, March 4, is the next Godless Perverts Social Club — the casual, hanging-out social arm of the Godless Perverts empire. Join us every first Tuesday of every month at Wicked Grounds, San Francisco’s renowned BDSM-themed coffee house, for an evening of conversation and socializing. Community is one of the reasons we started Godless Perverts. …

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Feb 13 2014

To Give Itself Pleasure

Big Bang timeline

This is the piece that I read at the recent Godless Perverts Story Hour, the one that was livestreamed as part of the Freethought Blogs Con online conference. The entire event was recorded: you can watch the whole thing if you like, and videos of the individual performances, including this one, are being posted on …

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Feb 07 2014

Godless Perverts Story Hour on YouTube!

The Godless Perverts Story Hour that was livestreamed as part of the Freethought Blogs Con online conference was also recorded, and is available on YouTube! You can watch and hear readings and performances from Greta Christina (“To Give Itself Pleasure”), Virgie Tovar (“Brother David”), Simon Sheppard (“The Tibetan Book of the Fag”), Juba Kalamka (“Jubilee …

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Jan 17 2014

Greta Speaking in Pittsburgh, PA and Campbell, CA!

I’ve added some dates to my upcoming speaking schedule! I’ll be speaking in Pittsburgh, PA at Carnegie Mellon on Monday, February 10, on the topic of Atheism and Sexuality. And I’ll be speaking in Campbell, CA on Wednesday, April 30, on the topic of Coming Out Atheist. Here are the details of all my upcoming …

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Jan 16 2014

Would You Have Sex with a Robot?

woman in bed with robot

Ads for the computer love story Her are everywhere, and it makes me wonder about the ethics of sex robots. Would I ever have sex with one? Or would I find it ooky and gross — in a moral sense, but also aesthetically and erotically? Here’s what I decided. I certainly don’t have any objections …

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Jan 10 2014

Greta Speaking in San Francisco, North Carolina, South Carolina, Houston, SF Again, Columbia MO, St. Peter MN, Ames IA, Salt Lake City, and Manteca CA!

I have a couple of speaking gigs coming up — one of them very soon! In the next few months, I’ll be speaking in San Francisco, North Carolina, South Carolina, Houston, San Francisco Again, Columbia MO, St. Peter MN, Ames IA, Salt Lake City, and Manteca CA. If you’re in any of these places, I …

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Jan 04 2014

Godless Perverts Social Club Jan. 7 — and Godless Perverts Story Hour Feb. 1!

The Godless Perverts have some fun stuff coming up! Our “hanging out and schmoozing over coffee and food” Social Club is this Tuesday, and our next Story Hour, the “readings/ performances/ entertainment” branch of the Godless Perverts empire, is coming up on February 1. Tuesday, January 7, is the next Godless Perverts Social Club — …

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