Sexual Health
German Court Rules Circumcision a “Bodily Harm”

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 ruling isn’t binding […]

Pop Culture
A Teen Sex Comedy with the Best Tagline EVER

“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 […]

Pop Culture
Super Sketchy But Awesome Condom Campaign of the Week

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.” […]

What the Dutch Can Teach Us About Sex

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 […]

How to Defeat Zombies Using Sex Toys

This Halloween, UK sex toy retailer Love Honey has a video series entitled “How to Defeat Zombies Using Sex Toys.” The production value is almost as good as anything on “The Walking Dead” (the difference being that you actually care about the characters in the sex toy videos — ha!). It’s a silly gimmick — one we […]

Pop Culture
The Virginity Project – a Blog, a Book, a Play

We first heard from Kate Monro a few years ago from across the pond when her Virginity Project was just a fledgeling little baby blog. Today, that blog, which collects and publishes first time tales of all sorts from all over the world, is shortlisted for the final of the UK Cosmoplitan Blog Awards 2011; she’s got a book […]

The Coolest Presentation of Sex Survey Results Ever

Lists of survey percentages can feel so blah on the page — even when they’re about sex. Not so anymore! Introducing The Sexualizer 1000 — an interactive visualization of the 20-question sex survey results of 1000 Brits. (And the fact that it’s about UK citizens only makes it slightly less interesting). The Sexualizer, an offshoot […]

Whatever You Do, Don’t Say Bin Laden Was Hot

photo via Flickr It’s difficult (not to mention crass) to try to tie lust and Osama bin Laden together, but in honor of last night’s historic news we’re gonna do it. A few years ago NPR’s “This American Life” started off an episode about speaking one’s mind in a tough room with a painful yet […]

Comment of the Week: Relativism Schmelativism

photo via Flickr In the comments section of last week’s discussion of female genital cutting in Africa: Anthropology 101: Cant judge this tradition from our western eyes, cultural relativism people! Johnny: Relativism, schmelativism. Cutting off girls’ clits is wrong and the men who do it should likewise have the tips of their dicks cut off […]

A Commemorative Royal Wedding “Ring”

You’ve probably heard of the royal wedding commemorative refrigerator, the one with the huge honkin’ picture of William and Kate in an embrace emblazoned on the doors. Not exactly discreet. Well, now there’s something a little more subtle, with more humor, if not more class: The Commemorative Royal Wedding Ring (as in love ring, i.e. […]