Sex & Culture

Gay Pride—A Reminder

Today is Gay Pride Day. Across the U.S. and many other countries, colorful parades mark the 45th anniversary of the riots around New York’s Stonewall Inn, credited with launching the gay rights movement. The riots were a series of violent reactions to yet another then-completely-legal police raid on gay bars. Today it’s almost impossible to imagine that only four decades ago, being gay was grounds for harassment, arrest, and jail time. And, of course, losing one’s job, one’s apartment, and custody of one’s children. A lot has changed since then. And a lot hasn’t. A huge number of Americans still…

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The Year In Sex—Continuing in 2014

Many of the most important sex-related stories of 2013 will continue into this year. So it’s doubly important that we remember what happened—because in many ways they’re still happening. Condoms mandatory in porn films? Los Angeles County, the world’s porn producer, was Ground Zero last year for an unfortunate battle over the best ways to […]

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Holiday Gifts for Imperfect Sex Lives

Right about now, almost everybody’s shopping, hoping to buy that perfect something. There’s no shortage of sex gifts, especially for those who have satisfying sex lives: vibrators, lingerie, S/M gear, books, rubber gloves (to each their own, right?). But the sex gifts most men and women really need can’t be bought. Here’s my wish list […]

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