Meet the Feared 'Promiscuous Woman' of 1960s Medical Literature

"There have been many guesses as to what makes a woman 'easy'," writes Dr. Marcus McBroom, at the beginning of his 1963 article "A Clinical Appraisal of Some Sexually Promiscuous Females." Published in the Journal of the National Medical Association, his musings—like many of the other variably absurd, frightening,… » 2/23/15 4:10pm 2/23/15 4:10pm

Fresh Off the Boat Sex Talk Covers Every Base, Including Date Rape

This week, Fresh Off the Boat, ABC's groundbreaking Asian American family sitcom, tackled The Sex Talk between father and son. There was also H-Town's "Knockin' da Boots," chatter about black spring break in the '90s and—thanks to Constance Wu's character Jessica's obsession with the nightly news—a brief… » 2/19/15 12:45pm 2/19/15 12:45pm

What's Your Sexual Orientation: Promiscuous or Monogamous?

For a long time, the construction of gendered sexual behavior went like this: Men aren't hardwired for monogamy, but women, being more invested in emotional bonds and offspring resources, are. But it's becoming increasingly clear that women aren't exactly thrilled with the same old every night either. Research shows… » 2/19/15 12:15pm 2/19/15 12:15pm

A Chat with Malcolm Brenner, Man Famous for Having Sex with a Dolphin

Malcolm Brenner is the only man on Earth to achieve international fame for having sex with a dolphin. A former investigative journalist who covered the American Southwest, he remains best known for his 1970's love affair—mostly romantic, briefly sexual—with a bottlenose dolphin named Dolly. Their "courtship," which… » 2/11/15 12:30pm 2/11/15 12:30pm

Crave Vesper: A Stealth Vibrator That's Also a Necklace

Let's face it. There are two reasons you'd want to use a vibrator: because you are a gadget-lover who can't imagine anything, including sex, without a little technology involved; or because you just want to have an orgasm, and fast. But with the Crave Vesper, there is a third possibility. » 2/10/15 12:57pm 2/10/15 12:57pm

Jackrabbits Take Over North Dakota Development, Breed Uncontrollably

Some Jackrabbits finally decided to live up to their name and multiply all over one North Dakota Development. At first the jackrabbits were welcome. "Right away I thought they were real cute," said one resident. "And now they're becoming a big nuisance," she said of the 40 to 50 jackrabbits she sees running across her… » 2/03/15 10:10am 2/03/15 10:10am

Rashida Jones Says Porn Is 'Fulfilling a Male Fantasy' 


Rashida Jones doesn't think women are deriving pleasure from amateur porn. "It's performative, women aren't feeling joy from it," Jones said last week on a panel at Sundance while promoting Hot Girls Wanted, a documentary she produced on the amateur porn industry. "This would be a whole different conversation if women… » 1/31/15 4:15pm 1/31/15 4:15pm

Lonely and Horny Masses Take to Craigslist in Search of Blizzard Sex

With every promise of inclement weather comes a new batch of people just trying to feel something meaningful in this literal cold world. Here are their stories, links included when still available, in case someone strikes your fancy with their cries for sex under the guise that they will deliver you a very special,… » 1/26/15 3:30pm 1/26/15 3:30pm