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Tag Archive | "Writers"

Confession: Top 10 Worst Things About Studying Sexuality in College

Thursday, June 23, 2011

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photo by krossbow Our contributor Abby Spector, who is majoring in Feminist/Gender/Sexuality Studies at Wesleyan University, confesses the downside of her chosen field: Picture this: it’s a Sunday night. You’re lonely. However, instead of watching romantic comedies and listening to Joni Mitchell, you have to read about the beauty of the female orgasm. Reading about [...]

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Genesis Finally Makes Sense

Thursday, November 4, 2010

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Writer/performer/artist Merrill Markoe visited the Creation Museum in Kentucky last year and absorbed all the “proof” there that the world was created just 6,000 years ago and that dinosaurs walked among humans. As if through divine intervention, it suddenly, recently dawned on Markoe how to help the museum make their case. So she created this [...]

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Books – Affection: A Memoir About Sex Addiction and Monogamy

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

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Affection: An Erotic Memoir by Krissy Kneen is a story of compulsive sexual exploration, sex addiction — and, ultimately, blissful, married monogamy. Australian author Kneen was raised by a group of protective and eccentric women who forbade any and every expression of sexuality… and we all know where that leads. We chatted to Kneen about [...]

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How to Study Sex Without Being a Sucker

Thursday, September 30, 2010

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image by Caveman_92223 As regular readers of this blog will know, one of our pet peeves is when scientific research about sex and love gets twisted and “re-interpreted” and boiled down and sexed up to make a juicy magazine or newspaper headline. (And yes, we have definitely been guilty of this tendency ourselves, at times. [...]

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Books: Our Bodies, Our Junk

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

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You wait your whole life for a book making fun of hippie seventies sex manuals and then, boom, two come along in a month — what are the odds? But only one of them includes the top five pastry-related euphemisms for female genitalia, and only one of them includes a suggested list of effective safe [...]

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How to Pitch a Sex Story

Friday, August 27, 2010

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Media Bistro recently asked for our input on their advice piece, “How to Tell Sex Stories” — it’s part of their “How to Pitch” series (pretty handy for freelance writers who sign up for membership). They talked to many sex and relationship writers and editors, so there just wasn’t room for a lot of our [...]

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10 Reasons Why We Love Samantha Bee

Monday, June 21, 2010

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She posed in a bee costume for the cover of her new memoir, i know i am, but what are you? And still manages to look kinda hot in it. She’s a fan of pubic hair. “Our body looks weird without it,” she told The Frisky. “Vaginas don’t look that nice to me without it. [...]

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Books: Every Rose Has Its Thorn

Friday, June 18, 2010

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We really should have some kind of back-stabbing, cat-fighting (or at least pillow-fighting) relationship with Erin Bradley — author of the new book Every Rose Has Its Thorn: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Field Guide to Guys – seeing as she picked up where we left off at Nerve.com. She’s been their advice lady now for [...]

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Books: You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up

Thursday, May 20, 2010

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When we reviewed the book The Husbands and Wives Club: A Year in the Life of a Couples Therapy Group a few weeks back, we wrote: “Here are five couples who reject — albeit under the firm hand of a skilled therapist — the notion that there are only two acceptable narratives when it comes [...]

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Marriage But Were Afraid to Ask

Thursday, February 18, 2010

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Neither one of us ever read Elizabeth Gilbert’s bestselling memoir Eat, Pray, Love (soon to be a movie starring Julia Roberts) — we were both faintly annoyed by the idea of being along for the ride while some over-analytical divorcee worked through her problems on paper. But then Curtis Sittenfeld’s review of Gilbert’s Committed: A [...]

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