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The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Defining “Persecution”

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Defining “Persecution”

The pastors weigh in for Roy Moore, the “unwavering” champion of explicit actions that, at least in one sense, were intended to bridge the generation gap. Today’s 3D Definition: Persecution Newsweek fills us in on the massive support Roy Moore has mustered from the Evangelicals in his...

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Female Nudity is Powerful, But Not Necessarily Empowering

Female Nudity is Powerful, But Not Necessarily Empowering

The challenge of modern feminism is to find inventive ways of reframing the body to better express the complexity and diversity of women. Can the naked female body ever be free? Is stripping off the ultimate expression of a woman’s emancipation? Or is her bared body always subject to sexual...

What Do Russian Teenagers Know About Sex?

What Do Russian Teenagers Know About Sex?

Sex education in Russia was doomed from the start. The Duma continues to look for new ways to lower the number of abortions in Russia. The number is indeed high: In 2013, more than 1 million procedures had been carried out. Firstly, Patriarch Cyril, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church,...

Russell Brand on “Icebergs of Filth”

Russell Brand on “Icebergs of Filth”

What does porn do to both men and women and the way we relate to each other? Sex is something we need and want because of our biological make-up. But has the notion of sexuality become warped and perverted as a result of a confused acculturation of love and physical closeness? According to...

Sex Education is More Important Than We Think

Sex Education is More Important Than We Think

It would be refreshing to see adults talk with frankness about sex. I am a 19-year-old living in India, where it seems that every debate on sex education has its roots in birth control, safety and battling false information. While these perspectives are doubtlessly important, I have never...

The Wonderful and Confusing World of Girlfags and Guydykes

The Wonderful and Confusing World of Girlfags and Guydykes

Given the wide-ranging types of human sexuality, the binary gender model is no longer viable. My first boyfriend, in the eighth grade, turned out to be gay. So did my second, and my third. By the time — at 19 — I finally succeeded in hooking up with a straight man, I was so relieved to be...

The Sexuality of a Celibate Life

The Sexuality of a Celibate Life

The celibate Gandhi is as much a conundrum as any other Gandhi we have known. A celibate for the greater part of his life, Mahatma Gandhi continues to attract nearly unrivaled attention — often for the sex that did not take place. Even his friends and admirers, who revered him for bringing...

As an Orthodox Jew in College, How Do I Survive?

As an Orthodox Jew in College, How Do I Survive?

How do you reconcile modern “hookup culture” and religious faith? In today’s culture, almost every film or novel has a romantic interest, with a happily ever after, hot-and-heavy or at least casual kisses. Physical intimacy is portrayed as the way to achieve connection and depth of...

For Native Americans, Sex Didn’t Come With Guilt

For Native Americans, Sex Didn’t Come With Guilt

For the Aboriginal people of North America, sex was not associated with guilt.        The Wendat (Huron) are an Aboriginal people whose descendants live in four communities across North America – in Quebec, Michigan, Kansas and Oklahoma – and separately across the continent. Their...

The Problem With Sex According to Buddhism

The Problem With Sex According to Buddhism

Those who join the Buddhist monastic order submit to an ethical code that aims to drive out lust, ill will and infatuation. According to the Vinaya Pitaka, the Buddha laid down the first rule for his monastic followers in response to the behavior of a monk named Sudinna, who gave in to his...

Busting Sex Myths… With Food

Busting Sex Myths… With Food

Which sex myths have you heard? Now that’s a shocker: Porn is different from sex in real life. It seems that most people would know the disparity between fact and fiction. But here are some fun facts you probably didn’t know. Porn star penises are 6 to 9 inches long. Civilian ones, 5...

Sexual Sharing in Malay Polygamy

Sexual Sharing in Malay Polygamy

Sexual sharing within polygamous marriages in urban Malaysia is a tricky business. The sexual relationship between husband and wife is one of the most contentious aspects of life in Malay Muslim polygamous unions. It can cause great strife and misery among co-wives. At issue is husband sharing,...

It Turns Out Male Sexuality is Just as Fluid as Female

It Turns Out Male Sexuality is Just as Fluid as Female

If women can kiss women and still be straight, what about men? Some scholars have argued that female sexual desires tend to be fluid and receptive, while men’s desires – regardless of whether men are gay or straight – tend to be inflexible and unchanging. Support for this notion...

Sex: Stone Age Mind in a Modern-Day World?

Sex: Stone Age Mind in a Modern-Day World?

To what extent is our sexual behavior determined by evolutionary psychology? Everyone is familiar with the feeling of utter exasperation with the opposite sex. How common are phrases like “Women, I just don’t get them” or “It’s just another one of those ‘guy things.’” From our...

Let’s Talk About Sex

Let’s Talk About Sex

Sex is a natural human desire, but how do different communities and cultures perceive it? Background There is a popular myth that men think about sex every seven seconds, or up to 8,000 times a day. While research has shown that the number is actually lower – on average around 34 times a day...

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