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Some Thoughts About Secrets of the Sex Masters

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What would it be like to collect the wisdom of some of the best-known sex and relationship educators in one volume? That’s what Carl Frankel set out to do with Secrets of the Sex Masters. The book takes a different approach than many other guides. Each chapter was either written by someone known for their […]

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Liberate Your Ass: Why Sexual Freedom Is Key To Fighting The Right

It’s hardly news that neo-conservative groups are waging a war on sex. But it’s often a surprise to me how rarely progressive movements integrate sexuality issues into their efforts. In my view, there is no freedom without sexual freedom. On June 7, I’m speaking on a panel at Netroots Nation:┬áLiberate Your Ass: Why Sexual Freedom […]

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When Arrogance Meets Activism: Ashton Kutcher and Sex Trafficking

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I’ve been an advocate for sex workers’ rights for a long time. Unlike many people, I think it’s possible to create a world in which people have the freedom to engage in commercial sex AND the freedom from having it imposed upon them. I’ve known too many people who paid their way through college or […]

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Anti-sex Laws

Alternet has an amazing article about some of the crazy anti-sex laws we have in various parts of the US and how they get misused. For example, a gay father in Georgia is banned from letting any of his ‘homosexual partners and friends” around his kids. And a law passed in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana in […]

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“natural” sex

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For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been participating in some blog discussions about the nature of kinky sex and how it relates to issues of sexism. Some of those conversations have been on some radical feminist sites like this one and while I think that there’s some really great stuff that can be found […]

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sex research and fuzzy thinking

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I read a lot of sex research- both the sorts of stuff that makes a splash on the blogs and the stuff that most people never hear about. And I often see research become sensationalized in the media. OK, that’s nothing new, but can I just say this? CORRELATION IS NOT CAUSATION!! Just because two […]

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