Tagged: Sexuality


Romance Before Bros

This time I’m actually reading GOOD romances instead of trashy ones.It’s a lot of work, and do you know why I’m doing this? It’s because romance MATTERS.

Mrs. Fletcher

Spend a Few Evenings with Mrs. Fletcher

The story of “Mrs. Fletcher,” a limited series currently on HBO based upon a novel by Tom Perrotta, tries to have it all three ways…

A Cultural History of Anemia

I began to wonder, could that ancient diagnosis of hysteria really just be anemia mixed with a distrust of women’s sexuality?

The Rule of Doctrine

Atheist writer Adam Lee compares the Roman Catholic hierarchy to an absolute monarchy and dictatorship, but this comparison fails to account for the role of established doctrine in the church’s teaching office.

How To: Provide A Sample (In 15 Short Steps!)

This is a trigger warning. Human bodies are gross. If that’s is a problem, can I recommend looking elsewhere on the site? Seven weeks ago, I got a vasectomy. On Tuesday, I had to...

Human Sexuality and Religious Norms

Decades after the sexual revolution, many religious conservatives remain fiercely committed to preaching, if not always living, an absolute and absolutist understanding of human sexuality. Mainstream biologists, psychologists and sociologists, building on the science...

Education and Entertainment; University and Community

(Note: this post uses terms and discusses situations that are borderline NSFW.) Strange things are happening at my dear alma mater.  There is a controversy of unknown size crewing around a post-class demonstration of...

Friday Think Piece: Oedipus and Anti-Oedipus

I’m going to introduce a new semi-periodic series here, the Friday think piece. They’ll be disorganized. They’ll be wild. They’ll be unpredictable. Unlike many things I write, I am as likely to back off...

Sexuality à la carte?

I’m currently reading Troublesome Young Men, a history of anti-fascist parliamentarians in 1930s Britain. At first blush, this has very little to do with David’s excellent post on homosexuality, pedophilia and desire. But the...

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