Why Fat-Shame Plus-Size Women?

Thin Models Advertise Plus-Size Lingerie Lindsay Lowe recently published an article on Today.com, “Plus Size Baby using thin models to advertise plus-size lingerie.” The article is excellent, but the subject matter is outrageous. Nowhere, in the cogent comments on this article, did I see the term “fat-shaming.” Yet that’s exactly what this promo campaign strives…

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Sexual Performance Anxiety A recent The Guardian article, ” ‘I mentally rehearse what to do’: the truth about sexual performance anxiety,” raises two issues: shame and letting go. Shame is particularly evident in cultures that frown upon hedonic pleasure. Southern Baptism, where the adoration of the Lord is preferred to the adoration of the flesh,…

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What Effect Does Porn Have on Behavior?

Why Most Academics Dislike Porn Derek Thompson wrote an article for The Atlantic entitled, “What Is Pornography Doing to Our Sex Lives?” This is a thoughtful piece about whether “porn is good or bad,” and I’d like to expand upon some of the points it covered. First of all, yes, it’s true that most academics…

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Intersexuality

The Future of Sexuality What is the future of sexuality? More of the same? No. I think we’re going to move forward in a different direction. Sexuality will be revolutionized. We will dethrone penetrative sexuality and embrace “intersexuality”–that is, women who behave like men, and men who behave like women. We’ve been talking about “breaking…

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