Outrages and the Future of Free Speech

September 29, 2020

Naomi Wolf joins FO Talks to present her new book, "Outrages: Sex, Censorship and the Criminalization of Love," and the enormous outrage she experienced on social media over historical controversies in the book.

Sexuality, Relationships and a History of Queer Korea

September 29, 2020

Men Claiming Objectification Is an Irony-Rich Cop-Out

April 26, 2019

“There's this idea that if a man enjoys a photograph of a nude woman or if he likes your short skirt, he's taking something away from you,” actor and model Emily Ratajkowski was talking to Harper’s Bazaar. “When I post a selfie and someone comments, ‘Oh, sure, go ahead and reclaim your...

Russell Brand on “Icebergs of Filth”

April 26, 2015

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

April 20, 2015

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

April 16, 2015

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

April 06, 2015

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?

April 02, 2015

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

March 30, 2015

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...

Busting Sex Myths… With Food

March 04, 2015

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...

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