sex

To Porn or Not to Porn

Porn may well be one of the most divisive issues among feminists today. Personally, I have an incredibly difficult time deciding where I stand. Like most feminists, I am all for the healthy expression of sexuality, which may manifest itself in a variety of forms. However, it’s pretty darn... Read more »

Sarah Maple Will Make You Think

Sarah Maple isn't afraid to be provocative or stir up a bit of controversy now and then. Born to parents of diverse cultural and religious backgrounds (her mother is a Muslim from Kenya and her father is a Christian from the U.K.), much of her work deals with her own identity. From Islam to race... Read more »

Bizarre Intersection of Pregnancy, Sexualization, and Infantilization

Ah, where to begin? The April issue of French Vogue features British model Lily Donaldson in a photo spread that nearly robs me of words. With a psuedo-pregnancy going on, Donaldson is shot smoking, tossing a baby doll, and engaging in other (not so) motherly behaviors, often appearing quite... Read more »

Peregrine Honig's Purdy Birds

Peregrine Honig’s work, like her name, strikes you immediately and is hard to forget. My friend Pia would take me gallery hopping in our hometown of Kansas City, which is where I first discovered her work… Read more »

Gossip About Gossip Girl

Like a feminist moth to a vapid, materialistic flame, I am drawn to Gossip Girl. I know it's kind of ridiculous, but sometimes I like that in a television show. Besides, I think they push the... Read more »

Athens Boys Choir Sings Away My Midweek Blues

    Wednesdays can be rough. They’re just a bit too far from the previous weekend to complain that you’re bummed it’s over and not quite close enough to the next weekend to revel in its proximity. In order to help you get through your Wednesday, I’ve... Read more »

Urban Decay's "Nude" Lipgloss

My lipgloss is cool My lipgloss be popping I'm standing at my locker ... Read more »

Sexy Spring

Heads-up that the dates for the sixth annual Sexy Spring conference have been announced. Mark your calendars for June 5th to June 7th and make your way to Minneapolis for this radical, sex/body positive, sex education skill-share and conference... Read more »

"Protection": Comic Books, Masculinity, and Doing It

A promotional item for the upcoming, and much anticipated, Watchmen comic-to-movie adaptation is confusing fans and blurring the line between sexual and supernatural fantasy.   Read more after the jump. Read more »

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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 »

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 »

Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

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

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 »