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What’s the deal with the female condom?

May 14, 2012

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Advocates trying to share the word about safe-sex method that’s not so well-known By Leonor Vivanco, RedEye3:22 p.m. CDT, May 13, 2012 The excuses for not wearing a condom often sound like this: “I hate them.” “They’re too tight.” “I don’t have one.” In the face of such complaints, public health officials are pushing a […]

Sexuality and Other Female (Film) Troubles

May 13, 2012

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Maggie Gyllenhaal and Hugh Dancy in “Hysteria” directed by Tanya Wexler. By JULIE BLOOMPublished: May 11, 2012 Liam Daniel/Sony Pictures ClassicsMaggie Gyllenhaal and Hugh Dancy in “Hysteria” directed by Tanya Wexler. “THE plague of our times,” a character declares in “Hysteria,” Tanya Wexler’s new romantic comedy about the invention of the vibrator in Victorian England, […]

Female bonobos use homosexual sex to increase social status

March 3, 2012

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(PhysOrg.com) — Female bonobos (Pan paniscus) often form strong bonds with other females, and these bonds affect their position in the social hierarchy. Scientists from St Andrews University in the UK looked at the part sexual interactions might play in the formation of these social bonds, since female bonobos are known to often engage in […]

‘Vagina Monologues’ confronts taboo issues of sexuality

February 29, 2012

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By Lauren Sarner, The Dartmouth StaffPublished on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 At an institution that began as all-male and whose social scene is still largely dominated by fraternities, almost 60 female Dartmouth students are bringing the taboo discussion of vaginas into the spotlight in “The Vagina Monologues” beginning tonight. The performance, being staged for the […]

Explainer: Gender Identity issues

February 25, 2012

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Image: Vincent Yu/AP/Press Association Images THIS WEEK, a television advert by bookmaker Paddy Power that was labelled as “deeply transphobic” by an Irish transgender support group was suspended from UK television and most Irish TV stations. The Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) had said that the advert made transgender people feel “mocked and ridiculed” and […]

‘Neutering of American Male’ Is Same Old Story

February 14, 2012

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By Caryl Rivers and Rosalind BarnettTuesday, February 14, 2012 A new, not-for-Valentine’s Day book offers another tired warning about the anti-erotic effects of ambitious women. Caryl Rivers and Rosalind Barnett describe how it follows a long line of related titles and discredited ideas that just won’t go away. (WOMENSENEWS)–“The Neutering of the American Male,” a […]

Busted: the politics of cleavage and a glance

February 11, 2012

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February 11, 2012Opinion For your eyes only . . . some women dress provocatively but bristle if the wrong man shows he enjoys the display. Increasingly, women feel they are entitled to dress however they like but take offence when the ‘wrong’ man has a look, writes Bettina Arndt. A young man and woman are […]

Just say yes (to yourself)

January 27, 2012

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By Lauren Rosenthal Friday, January 27, 2012 Last Friday, Maria Yagoda argued in these pages that there is a “scarcity of nice-looking, not-evil and socially adjusted straight single males (NLNESASSM)” at Yale. According to Yagoda, the overwhelming majority of these acronymic Romeos are really, really, really bad in bed. Yagoda claimed that she was speaking […]

Just say yes (to yourself)

January 27, 2012

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By Lauren Rosenthal Friday, January 27, 2012 Last Friday, Maria Yagoda argued in these pages that there is a “scarcity of nice-looking, not-evil and socially adjusted straight single males (NLNESASSM)” at Yale. According to Yagoda, the overwhelming majority of these acronymic Romeos are really, really, really bad in bed. Yagoda claimed that she was speaking […]

When gay is a choice

January 24, 2012

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Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012 Actress Cynthia Nixon says she “chose” to be a lesbian. Is the science of female sexual fluidity on her side? Cynthia Nixon (Credit: Reuters/Michael Caronna) This Sunday, in a New York Times Magazine profile, actress Cynthia Nixon threw political correctness to the wind when talking about her lesbianism as a “choice” […]

Why is the female orgasm so elusive?

January 6, 2012

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January 5th, 2012 Ian Kerner, a sexuality counselor and New York Times best-selling author, blogs about sex on Thursdays on The Chart. Read more from him on his website, GoodInBed. Nearly every week I receive an email from at least one woman asking me what she needs to do to have an orgasm during intercourse, […]

Why is the female orgasm so elusive?

January 6, 2012

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January 5th, 2012 Ian Kerner, a sexuality counselor and New York Times best-selling author, blogs about sex on Thursdays on The Chart. Read more from him on his website, GoodInBed. Nearly every week I receive an email from at least one woman asking me what she needs to do to have an orgasm during intercourse, […]

Porn made for women, by women

December 29, 2011

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Independent female directors are making pornographic films aimed at women. Catalina May finds out what makes them so differentCatalina Mayguardian.co.uk, Tuesday 22 March 2011 ‘Fem porn’ director Erika Lust at work Anna Arrowsmith (aka Anna Span) has been a porn director for 12 years. This made her recent campaign as the Liberal Democrat candidate for […]