It's Worth Reading One More Essay About The Women Of Doctor Who

At this point, the strange dynamic between Doctor Who's time-traveling loner and his endless series of female compatriots has been dissected in a thousand essays, rants and blog posts. But you still have to read Katherine Murray's new essay, for her incisive observations about one of spacetime's most dysfunctional… » 4/17/14 4:40pm 4/17/14 4:40pm

What If Katniss Didn't Have to Choose Between Peeta and Gale?

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NPR's Linda Holmes wrote a great article about the gender dynamics in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and concluded, "…you could argue that Katniss' conflict between Peeta and Gale is effectively a choice between a traditional Movie Girlfriend and a traditional Movie Boyfriend." I do love the way Holmes puts this. … » 12/03/13 7:47pm 12/03/13 7:47pm

What Happens When a Sex Machine Tears You Apart Instead of Bringing You…

It's our biggest fear about sexual technology, like teledidonics — that instead of bringing us closer together, it'll come between you and your partner, and you'll start to prefer the artificial to the natural. In response to io9's story about teledildonics a while back, literary magazine Tin House posted a… » 3/28/13 11:01am 3/28/13 11:01am

Do men and women experience orgasms differently?

It's something that many of us think about from time to time: Is an orgasm the same whether it is experienced by a male or a female? It's a fair question given that men and women tend to follow different arousal patterns during sex — and by virtue of the fact that we have different parts. But as the science is… » 11/05/12 6:40am 11/05/12 6:40am

Seanan McGuire explains why you shouldn't expect every fantasy heroine…

The other day, someone asked Seanan McGuire when the characters in her popular October Daye urban fantasy novels were going to get raped — because respect for the integrity of your own work, and pure realism demand it. McGuire's response to this idea is worth reading in full, but especially the part where she explains: » 10/03/12 3:44pm 10/03/12 3:44pm

George R.R. Martin breaks it down for you about sex and violence in…

You might remember there was some controversy a while back about explicit sexuality in Game of Thrones — including those random bits of "sexposition" where people deliver large amounts of backstory while naked. In an interview with Reuters, author George R.R. Martin addresses criticism that there's too much sex in his… » 7/26/12 1:56pm 7/26/12 1:56pm

Your preference for beer shows that you're into casual sex — and other…

Online dating sites are not only a boon for people looking to start relationships — they're also proving to be extremely beneficial for people who like to crunch lots of data. Some psychologists and mathematicians are taking the copious amounts of information that you're putting into these sites to get a better sense… » 6/21/12 4:27pm 6/21/12 4:27pm

Cheaters More Likely to Pass on Infections Than People in Open…

People often think that open relationships increase your risk of catching a disease — but actually, openly seeing other people is much safer than sneaking around, a new study proves. According to a study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine suggests that people in open relationships actually have less of a… » 6/14/12 3:40pm 6/14/12 3:40pm