valentine

Today is Valentine’s Day!  And a number of readers of my book Stormy’s World are asking themselves, has Stormy Daniels ruined this special day with lust rather than love? Mais non!  Not at all!  For Stormy, every day is Valentine’s Day!  She has never been a figurehead for emotionless coupling.  Those deep eyes breathe attachment,…

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sex booths at airport

Safety for Sex Workers Must Be Paramount Sex booths at an airport in Germany? CNN‘s Matthew Robinson writes, “Drive-in sex booths [have been] proposed for Berlin’s historic Tempelhof airport.” Any proposal to modify the conditions of work in prostitution must make the safety of the sex workers its number one concern.  The concept of creating…

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nude tape

A recent CNN piece by Lisa Respers France about Eric Dane is just a gloss on a Glamour magazine story about him as “Mark Sloan” in “Gray’s Anatomy” and “Cal Jacobs” in the new teen drama “Euphoria.” “McSteamy,” as he was known in “Grey’s Anatomy,” is into some pretty steamy stuff on “Euphoria” — full…

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bisexual unbrella

A recent Yahoo article, “Bella Thorne reveals she’s pansexual: What does it mean,” raises an interesting issue about sexuality. It has changed during the past few years into a palette of choices, and it seems additional possibilities are cropping up all the time. What parades around under the “bisexual umbrella” can be a bit confusing,…

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bdsm

An Exchange of Power Mallory Yu wrote an interesting column called “How To Talk About Sex (And Consent): 4 Lessons From The Kink Community” for Shots, Health News From NPR. But there is a basic problem with all the author’s talk about plenty of conversation — put everything up front, blah. blah. It is that…

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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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university

Catholic universities, and other religious institutes of higher learning, have a right to maintain codes of morality that they see as consistent with their religious beliefs.  If they think porn contradicts those beliefs, they have a right to prohibit it from campuses, including virtual premises. They have the right.  But are they wise in doing…

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