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Posts Tagged ‘sex’

What “Fifty Shades of Grey is badly written” is really code for

What “Fifty Shades of Grey is badly written” is really code for

Laurie Penny has a spirited defense of Fifty Shades of Grey, a best selling pornographic novel that started out as Twilight fanfic ("quite good, quite detailed descriptions of sex written from the point of view of a woman who seemed to be really enjoying herself") and looks at the gender issues and double standards lurking in the widespread [...]

What Exactly is “50 Shades of Grey” (and What Can You Expect From the Movie)?

What Exactly is “50 Shades of Grey” (and What Can You Expect From the Movie)?

So what’s this "50 Shades of Grey" thing you keep seeing everywhere? Women all around you are reading it — ladies on the bus, that khaki-pantsed woman clutching her pearls in the coffee shop, your mom. And now they’re making it into a movie. Lucky for you, I read this thing so you don’t have to. "50 Shades of Grey," for the [...]

Campus hookups: college sex isn’t new, but hookups are different

Lisa Wade, a sociology prof at Occidental College, presented a talk on "The Promise and Perils of Hook-Up Culture" at Franklin & Marshall College, explaining her research findings in a survey of students' attitudes to casual sex on campus. She affirms that casual sex on campus is nothing new, but that the "hookup culture"'s expectations [...]

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange granted bail

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange granted bail

07:00 AM PT: A bail hearing for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is under way as I type this blog post. Assange is being held in the UK on allegations of sex crimes involving two women in Sweden. Journalists in the courtroom have been granted permission to tweet what they observe, "as long as it's quiet," and does not disrupt [...]

Lawsuit of Brunei prince involves life-sized statues of himself having sex

Lawsuit of Brunei prince involves life-sized statues of himself having sex

I am passing along this interesting story about Prince Jefri of Brunei and his explicit sex statues. This is definitely New York’s oddest trial yet starring the scandalous Prince, his former advisers... and graphic life-size bronze statues featuring him and his fiancée practicing the Kama Sutra. The most bizarre thing about Prince Jefri of [...]

Koja’s UNDER THE POPPY: Dark, epic, and erotic novel of war and intrigue

Koja’s UNDER THE POPPY: Dark, epic, and erotic novel of war and intrigue

Kathe Koja's Under the Poppy is a novel unlike any other -- even unlike any other of Kathe Koja's books, which are a marvellous genre unto themselves. In some ways, Poppy marks a return to the early-period Koja, the purveyor of dark, erotic poesie, horror novels that dripped blood and fluids and explored the way that art and love and eros [...]