BY jodi sh doff
on Aug 30, 2010
Rachel Kramer Bussel reads a lot of porn. Her fingers are in a lot of erotic pies, metaphorically speaking. She’s edited (or co-edited) too many erotic anthologies to count. Okay, I confess. I counted. There are thirty, thirty books full of dirty stories she has personally read, or written, and approved for your personal consumption and one-handed enjoyment.
The newest additions to her burgeoning list of erotic anthologies are Orgasmic and Fast Girls (Cleis Press). Read More
BY Emilie Branch
on Aug 25, 2010
If there’s a camera with a steady red light on in your bedroom while you’re having sex, you’re technically shooting a porn. This is a fact. If you’re boyfriend is holding the camera (even if there is no red light) than this is certainly true. You will probably break up, which is amplified if you’re a “celeb”. This is because more people (including the other famous ones) want to have sex with you than they do with norms, or because you’re a megalomaniac narcissist. Read More
on Jul 29, 2010
Is your birth control making you smell "less attractive" to prospective males? That's the question scientists at Duke University are researching in a fairly new study conducted with lemurs as test subjects. In the study, female lemurs were injected with the popular birth control, Depo-Provera, also known as the shot. The female lemurs then allegedly sent out a "different scent molecule" than the control group. Males seemed to shun the injected females, leaving scientists wondering if birth control actually effects the chemical make up of pheromones. Read More
on Jul 21, 2010
Archaeologists made an interesting find last week. While excavating a site in Sweden, they found what appears to be a penis carved out of antler bone. Researchers are still speculating on the actual function of this phallic object, and possible uses include tool or weapon. However, other objects of phallic nature have been found before and this new find may mean evidence of ancient sex toys used by our ancestors. Read More
BY Sophie Johnson
on Jul 08, 2010
Feeling a little randy this summer? We've got the cure: Summer, Sex, and Spirits! It's a benefit for Planned Parenthood of New York City that will take place July 8th at the Museum of Sex sponsored by BUST Magazine! The event takes its name very seriously, with an all-night open bar and after-hour access to the museum. Read More
BY Intern Brittany J.
on Jul 01, 2010
Take a couple minutes to check out this photo essay from Mother Jones by Phillip Toledano. All photos and quotes come from his 2008 book, Phonesex. If you ever wanted to know who was on the other line when you dialed up, here you go. Read More
BY Lisa Kirchner
on Jun 30, 2010
Thanks to a French (of course) drug company, there soon may be more than one option when it comes to morning after pills. Like, several mornings after. While Plan B works for three days after unprotected intercourse, the new drug–ella–is effective for five. Those two extra days can really count if you live in a rural area or face other obstacles to getting Plan B within that three-day window. Ella (also called ulipristal acetate), won unanimous backing from a FDA advisory panel on June 17, bringing it a step closer to U.S. Read More
BY Lisa Kirchner
on Jun 18, 2010
Reports coming out of the FDA don't look good for Flibanserin, the drug that's supposed to boost women's libidos. Interestingly enough, the problem seems to be that the little blue pill doesn't cause an increase in sexual desire, but in the number of "sexually satisfying events." Firstly, let me be proud to report that I can banish this weirdo euphemism in favor of the word ORGASM. Secondly, what? This is a problem...why?
Before you get wound up about side effects, note–I'm not commenting on them. Read More
BY Lisa Kirchner
on Jun 04, 2010
Some well-meaning but uptight folks over at change.org started a petition to ban the use of Flibanserin as a female sexual enhancement drug, stating that a low sex drive in women is not a disease. So, does the fact that there's a male sexual enhancement drug on the market mean that low sex drive in men is a disease? Or is their thinking that since Viagara works on bloodflow, whereas Flibanserin stimulates serotonin production, it's only a matter of time before this treatment modality puts women in the mental health ghetto? C'mon. Read More
BY Web Intern
on May 28, 2010
Interested in hearing about life, love, money and sex from past and present professionals in the sex industry?
Sex Worker Literati is a monthly reading/performance series spawned from the book Hos, Hookers, Call Girls, and Rent Boys: Professionals Writing on Life, Love, Money, and Sex. Sex workers, former sex workers, and people who have worked in the sex industry come together to read and perform their stories, showcasing the diversity of the business of sex. Read More