sex

Does Kinkphobia Color Criticism of "Fifty Shades of Grey"?

After nearly three years of writing about kink, feminism, and pop culture, I’m so tired of talking about a certain novel that I now make a point of only referring to it as “that book.” Criticizing Fifty Shades of Grey on either feminist or literary grounds is pretty much like... Read more »

Oh Joy Sex Toy: 50 Shades of Grey

Oh Joy Sex Toy is a weekly comics series that graphically explores sex and sexuality. This week, artist Erika Moen reads 50 Shades of Grey. Read more »

Oh Joy Sex Toy: Flicking the Bean

Oh Joy Sex Toy is a weekly comics series that graphically explores sex and sexuality. In this week’s comic, artist Erika Moen gets some alone time.  Read more »

“Jane the Virgin” Has a Surprisingly Progressive Take on Sex

The fact that the show devoted an entire episode to the topic of abortion is significant. Read more »

Oh Joy Sex Toy: The Best of 2014

Oh Joy Sex Toy is a weekly comics series that graphically explores sex and sexuality. In this installment, artist Erika Moen rounds up her favorite products from her entire year of testing out sexy stuff.  Read more »

Ms. Opinionated: How Do I Talk to My Partner About Porn?

Welcome to Ms. Opinionated, our weekly advice column dealing with questions of life, love, feminism, and pop culture. Submit your anonymous questions here. This week,... Read more »

Oh Joy Sex Toy: The Mystic Wand

Oh Joy Sex Toy is a weekly comics series that graphically explores sex and sexuality. This week, artist Erika Moen finds herself in need of a brand-new vibrator.  Read more »

Oh Joy Sex Toy: A Pleasing, Tingling Sensation

Oh Joy Sex Toy is a weekly comics series that graphically explores sex and sexuality. This week, artist Grace Allison discusses a little-known phenomenon called Autonomous... Read more »

An Ode to Lady, My Favorite Brazenly Sexual Rapper

In her 2011 music video for “Yankin,” the rapper Lady does whatever she pleases. On September 29, the U.S. metal band Mastodon unleashed their video for “The Motherload,” a gratuitously twerk-tastic romp featuring... Read more »

Oh Joy Sex Toy: The Sexy Photos Primer

Oh Joy Sex Toy is a weekly comics series that graphically explores sex and sexuality. This week, artist Erika Moen lays out the basics of how to share sexy photos without crossing any ethical boundaries.  Read more »

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The Dramatic History of American Sex-Ed Films

In 1948, in a seventh grade classroom in Eugene, Oregon, a teacher dimmed the lights and flipped on 16mm projector. A film called Human... Read more »

Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

Tina Belcher breaks all the rules of network sitcoms. That's why she's wonderful.  Read more »

In a Bizarre 1976 Comic Book, Spider-Man Fought the Villain of Misleading Sex Education

Last week, I came across a very strange comic book: in 1976, Planned Parenthood teamed up with Marvel to publish a one-off comic in which... Read more »

Why You Should Pay for Porn

If you’re a progressive middle-class individual, chances are you think about where your food comes from. Maybe you try to buy shoes that are... Read more »