The Sex Strike That Changed A Town Forever

Meg Wolitzer's new novel The Uncoupling imagines what would happen if a sex strike like the one in Lysistrata took place in modern-day suburbia. In the excerpt below, teacher Dory Lang is stricken by the no-sex spell, beginning a time of crisis and reevaluation that will affect the entire town. » 4/11/11 3:40pm 4/11/11 3:40pm

Deep-Pocketed Woman Will Pay For Platonic Love

This New Year, one woman decided to take herself out of the dating game in a unique way — by searching for platonic love on Craigslist. That means no sexytime — but she is willing to pay. » 1/04/11 1:23pm 1/04/11 1:23pm

Is Worrying About Sex A Girl Thing?

Chastened, Hephzibah Anderson's memoir about her year of celibacy, reveals a deep confusion about how to live and love in a (sort of) sexually liberated world. It left us wondering: how come dudes never write books like this? » 7/06/10 4:14pm 7/06/10 4:14pm

Does Celibacy Make You Crazy?

Victor LaValle's account of his two years of (almost) celibacy — alleviated occasionally by phone sex — makes the case that not getting any will drive you crazy. But actual lack of sex may matter less than just plain loneliness. » 6/28/10 11:00am 6/28/10 11:00am

Plastic Surgery Patients Care About Looking Great, Not Getting Laid

According to a story in the January issue of W, cosmetic surgeons are finding that sex is a low priority for post-op cosmetic surgery patients. In fact, shagging ranks below work and exercise: » 12/15/08 5:00pm 12/15/08 5:00pm