Pop Culture
Pop Culture
Dating’s Dead, Long Live These 10 Millennial Mating Patterns

by Sarah Marcantonio Not only is it challenging for Generation X to understand the new millennial mating rules of the 21st century, it’s difficult for millennials themselves to understand them, since there’s often so much grey area. Here, we try to define the terms explicitly, so we can all get on the same dating page. Even though […]

Sex Poetry
Emily Dickinson’s Hot Bee-on-Flower Action

It’s always the quiet ones. Introverted Emily Dickinson led a solitary life in a 19th century Puritanical Massachusetts community — the kind of ascetic, lonely life that really knows true longing and yearning. Think of St. Teresa, the 14th century cloistered nun whose description of her ecstatic vision of God is hotter than most erotica. When spirituality […]

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Happy Spring: Fuck Like Bunnies!

March 20th: the first day of Spring! A time of chocolates, pastels, niggling urges, and adorable rabbits fucking like bunnies. As Mark Twain said, “It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want – oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but […]

Sex Poetry
William Blake’s Flash Poem on Sexual Manners

Late 18th-century poet William Blake’s famous Songs of Innocence were often thought to be merely children’s verse. But don’t mistake simplicity and concision for lack of depth. Take this little gem, one of his Gnomic Verses — just 4 lines, 26 words in total, and only 14 unique words in all! In that neat package, he […]

TV
New Season of “House of Cards” Starts Off with a Bang

Not a literal bang. A fantasy bang. An erotic narration by one prison cellmate to another as the latter masturbates (this is literally the very first scene, before the opening credits, of Netflix’s season four of its original show, House of Cards). The narrator here is the rather scruffy and depressed-looking Lucas Goodwin, once a respected journalist, […]

Videos
VIDEO: An Abridged History of Modern Merkins

At the 2016 Oscars, when presenting the award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling, hair-god Jared Leto sung the stylists’ praises to all 34 million viewers: [T]hey deserve an award just for putting up with us actors, not to mention the prosthetics, the wigs, the occasional merkin. If you happen to be laughing, please explain it to the […]

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An Abridged History of Modern Merkin Styles

At the 2016 Oscars, when presenting the award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling, hair-god Jared Leto sung the stylists’ praises to all 34 million viewers: [T]hey deserve an award just for putting up with us actors, not to mention the prosthetics, the wigs, the occasional merkin. If you happen to be laughing, please explain it to the […]

Pop Culture
The 8 Guys You’ll Find on Tinder (And the One You Won’t)

Whether you’re brand new to Tinder or you’ve downloaded the app, used it, deleted it, and re-downloaded 100 more times, chances are you’ve come across these common straight male characters on the popular dating (read: hook-up) app: 1. The “Nice Guy” A typical Tinder description is “I’m a nice guy” or “I’ve been told I’m a […]

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A Peek at China’s Growing Sex Toy Industry

While perusing Getty Images for weird and wacky sex-related photos, we came across this beautifully shot series by photographer Greg Baker that fit the bill: the sex toy industry in China. Baker writes: China’s puritanical Communist Party decried decadence during its first decades in power, and while conservative attitudes are still widespread, economic reforms have […]

Sex Poetry
Ginsberg’s Ode to Serious Kink

Allen Ginsberg’s openness about his homosexuality didn’t just make him controversial, it made him politically significant during the second half of the 20th century. And his infamous “Please Master” is Exhibit A of just how open he could be. This ode to BDSM certainly opened my eyes when I accidentally discovered it in middle school while doing research at my small-town […]