Study: Sex Ed Needs To Start Much, Much Earlier

Many American educators will be shocked to learn that the best way to encourage safe sexual practices is not to cover your eyes and pretend that the youths won't grope each other dirtily 'til marriage if you vehemently insist that they shouldn't. In fact, a new study shows that teaching kids about sex before puberty… » 8/05/14 3:20pm 8/05/14 3:20pm

Survey Says that 26.5 to 38% of Women are Bisexual

Biscuit, a UK-based website for bisexual women, conducted a survey over social media during the months of February and March. After compiling results from 100 respondents, they found that 26.5% of women identify as bisexual, and the 38% have had at least one sexual encounter with someone of the same sex, which… » 4/15/14 4:45pm 4/15/14 4:45pm

Bill O'Reilly Thinks Beyoncé Is Bad for Teenage Girls

Bill O'Reilly, who — according to Bill O'Reilly — has always gone out of his way to serve underprivileged youth, is not a fan of Beyoncé's sexy jam "Partition," not because there are no references in the song to his own sexual preferences (laying a "falafel" on someone's "pussy"), but because he thinks it sets a bad… » 3/11/14 1:10pm 3/11/14 1:10pm

Wait, So Is Porn Addiction Even a Real Thing?

With all this culture hubbub about porn addiction and how free, unhindered access to thousands upon thousands of orgasm-long clips of people mashing their genitals together on the internet will turn us all into masturbating zombies incapable of copulating with a live, human person, we ought to first ask ourselves if… » 2/16/14 12:30pm 2/16/14 12:30pm

'Slut-Shaming' Has Been Tossed Around So Much, It's Lost All Meaning

We need to talk about "slut-shaming." As a term, it's enjoyed a rapid proliferation —likely because it's useful and very pertinent to the experience of being a woman. The phrase "slut-shaming" takes an insidious, malignant cultural tendency to police, judge and condemn women for being comfortable with their own… » 12/12/13 11:50am 12/12/13 11:50am

Riddle Me This: What Does a Sexy Video Look Like That Isn't Sexist?

I've been watching music videos practically since their birth, or at least their MTV incarnation. They are one of the more absurd art forms around, a roughly three-minute "film" about something that may or may not have anything at all to do with the song, a medium that was once a crucial driver in album/singles sales,… » 12/09/13 3:15pm 12/09/13 3:15pm

What If Katniss Didn't Have to Choose Between Peeta and Gale?

NPR's Linda Holmes wrote a great article about the gender dynamics in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and concluded, "…you could argue that Katniss' conflict between Peeta and Gale is effectively a choice between a traditional Movie Girlfriend and a traditional Movie Boyfriend." I do love the way Holmes puts this. … » 12/03/13 6:00pm 12/03/13 6:00pm

Laverne Cox and Janet Mock: Quit Stigmatizing Men Who Date Trans Women

Laverne Cox, an articulate and increasingly high-profile voice for trans people, joined trans activist Janet Mock, scholar Mark Anthony Neal, and The Nation’s Mychal Denzel Smith in a recent HuffPo Live chat about the latest prostitution scandal bedeviling New York DJ Mister Cee. During the half-hour discussion, host… » 9/15/13 1:00pm 9/15/13 1:00pm

Behind the Cultural Imperative for Women to be Sexy And Cute

Here and there the media becomes interested in the sexualization of little girls and, when they do, I often get a call from a reporter or two. I’ve yet to see any of them pick up on what I think is the really interesting story. They want to talk about child models, little girls in beauty pageants, and the … » 8/08/13 4:40pm 8/08/13 4:40pm

Finally, a Masturbating App Will Lift the Veil on Lady-Boners

Humans, being the strange little animals we are, generally love to crawl away to a dark corner of our private spaces and masturbate. But. What if we didn’t have to crawl away to a dark corner and ululate like a crazed werewolf as we relieved a day’s worth of stress and anxiety? What if masturbation wasn’t a… » 6/16/13 3:00pm 6/16/13 3:00pm

Spokesman for the Catholic Church in Scotland Admits That the Church…

The Catholic Church has always had some difficulty solving the organic Rubix Cube that is the human body. For instance, how does sex work, hmm? The apostles never say, exactly, so its been left to the Church's clergy to piece some sort of palatable explanation together so that Catholics everywhere know best how to… » 3/10/13 12:30pm 3/10/13 12:30pm