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Tag Archive | "International"

Vienna’s Same-Sex Crosswalk Signals Make Us Feel Warm and Fuzzy

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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When’s the last time you thought about true love or marriage equality while crossing a street? When’s the last time you looked up and smiled at a sign telling you not to cross yet? Here in the States, most of us stand impatiently, one foot half off the curb, thinking about how much we have [...]

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Understanding Islamic Feminism

Thursday, May 7, 2015

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“Islamic feminist.” Sounds like an oxymoron, right? But this week’s episode of the PRI radio show “America Abroad,” produced and written by (our amazing friend) Mia Lobel, will get you thinking. This fascinating hourlong podcast called “Understanding Islamic Feminism” covers feminist reinterpreters of the Koran in Egypt,¬†Morocco’s most progressive family law in the East¬†(which makes¬†it [...]

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The Kurdish Feminist Revolution…with Assault Rifles

Friday, January 23, 2015

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Itai Anghel, an Isreali Jewish news correspondent and filmmaker with the balls the size of pumpkins, recently wandered into Syria and Iraq with a camera and not much else (no helmet, no bullet proof vest) to capture the front lines of the Kurdish fight against ISIS. (Apparently the Kurds are the only ones confronting ISIS [...]

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34 Better (Swedish) Terms for Female Masturbation

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

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photo via WeHeartIt We’ve long known that the Swedes do pretty much everything better when it comes to sex. They actually believe that comprehensive early sex education is important, and they even have impressively low rates of teen pregnancy and STDs to back up this crazy “theory.” And they even invented a gender neutral pronoun, [...]

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Dream Interpretation: My Straight Husband Received Gay Oral

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

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photo via flickr Other people’s dreams are never interesting…except when they’re about sex. Each week, our dream analyst Lauri Loewenberg tells one lucky reader what their dirty dream means. Got a dream you want Lauri to analyze? Click here to submit it. This week, a reader asks Lauri: My husband, two nights in a row, has dreamed of oral [...]

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How Much Would You Pay to Talk to a Guy Who’d Really Listen?

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

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photo via RedModelBar.com That question is now serious business in South Korea, where the old-school hostess culture — i.e. rich businessmen visiting male-only establishments, paying the female hostesses for their flirtatious company and more — has given rise to its exact opposite: rich women visiting female-only establishments, paying the male hosts for their flirtatious company [...]

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German Court Rules Circumcision a “Bodily Harm”

Monday, July 2, 2012

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photo via flickr This week a court in Germany ruled that circumcising boys for religious reasons is “bodily harm.” The ruling came as a result of a court case about medical complications following the circumcision of a four-year-old boy. The doctor was acquitted, but apparently the court felt like stirring up a shit-storm anyway. ¬†The [...]

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A Teen Sex Comedy with the Best Tagline EVER

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

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“How come there are so many movies about a teenage boy who wants to have sex and this is the only one about a teenage girl who wants to have sex?” Thank you! We’ve been wondering all our lives where decent depictions of young female sexuality have been. Apparently in Norway. We haven’t seen it [...]

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Super Sketchy But Awesome Condom Campaign of the Week

Friday, December 2, 2011

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We’ve all had our share of dubious Facebook friend requests — that regrettable one-night stand you’d almost succeeding in forgetting, your former therapist, your ex, your mom. But what about a Facebook request from your unborn child? A bunch of guys in Brazil were recently friend-requested by babies with their own name, plus the “Jr.” [...]

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What the Dutch Can Teach Us About Sex

Thursday, November 17, 2011

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photo via flickr And no, we’re not talking about the relative appeal of sex in clogs. We have long sung the praises of Holland’s approach to sex — and, in particular, its approach to sex education. Because Holland has results that we can all agree are worth aspiring to (even bat-shit-crazy Michele Bachmann): The teen [...]

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