When It Comes To Sex, What Exactly Is "Normal"?

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (or DSM) is like the bible of American psychiatry, but it's been pretty controversial, as far as what's been included about sexual behaviors. (Up until the mid 1970s, homosexuality was listed in the DSM as a mental disorder.) The last DSM was published in 1994,… » 5/22/08 6:00pm 5/22/08 6:00pm

The Legality Of "Road Head" (Or, 13 States In Which We've Broken The…

With a bunch of states finally getting around to banning text messaging while driving, I began to wonder what other bad-idea auto activities are illegal. Actually, the only one I really care about - or engage in - is "road head" (when the driver of a car receives oral sex, for those prudes/pedestrians out there). It's… » 5/19/08 4:20pm 5/19/08 4:20pm

5 Mistakes That "Sexperts" Make When Giving Advice

We know that the only expectation we can count on Fox News to meet is one of disappointment — if not utter, hair-pulling frustration — but its reliable inanity doesn't mean that its immune to critique, particularly when doling out "fair and balanced" sex advice. Today, "sexpert" (if words could be killed off, that… » 5/13/08 5:00pm 5/13/08 5:00pm

The Sexist Business Of Sex Writing

I'm pissed. It's an anger that's been on a slow boil that's beginning to bubble over, and at this point, there's no putting a lid on it. I've been writing about sex on a pretty public platform for some time now, at first anonymously, and then under my real name. I've had to endure ignorant assumptions and cheap shots… » 5/07/08 5:00pm 5/07/08 5:00pm