Sex & Culture

On Submission, Strong Women & the High Alpha Male: My response to the assertion that women are biologically pre-disposed towards submission, just as dominance is the right of men.

Woman in Repose: On the psychology of emotional and sexual recovery.

Trigger: (TW – abuse and recovery)

On Complicity: (TW – rape, assault, public shaming) On the difficult balance between victim-blaming and ownership.

The Slap, or The Intimacy of Violence: On why violence can create its own highly charged sense of intimacy.

The Myth of One True Self – On the illusion of a static self, and the misplaced value we place in that assumption. (Featuring illustrative photographs).

Death and the Maiden – On the inevitable tie between sex and death, and how it continues to resonate.

Femme Fatales & Dames – On female archetypes and the role they played in my sexual identity as I developed.

Eva Green’s Breast: On the hypocrisy of the MPAA’s ruling against Eva Green’s image in marketing material for Sin City 2.

On Slate’s Sexual History Calculator: An unapologetic rant against the notion that the number of partners you’ve had is actually relevant.

Ownership: On Sexuality & Feminine Relations: Ohe reflexive sense of sexual competition women feel in relation to one another, and how damaging it can be.

On the Value of Fantasies: On the ongoing value fantasies have on the development and enjoyment of one’s sexuality.

On Virginity, or A Case For Not Throwing It Away: In favor of waiting, though not for the reasons you make think.

On Corsets: On the empowering aspects of a garment once widely considered to oppress women.

I’ve Got What You Want: On dominance and the intricacies of power dynamics.

Deviant Acts: On those things that you like that you think no one else does, and why it’s all right to want them.

On Prowess: A favorite. On the sexual appeal of prowess and capability, with nods towards non-monogamy and partner-sharing.

On Watchers & Watching: On voyeurism and exhibitionism, and the inter-related joy of both.

Unbearably Sexy: On my visceral sexual response to the image of a perceived dynamic and where I would wish to fit in it.

The Joy of Sucking Cock: On the emphasis mainstream media places on performance over pleasure.

Beautiful, Joyful Porn: On the glory of feminist, boutique and unconventional porn sites.

Going Down: On oral sex, my first time and the blowjob spectrum.

In Praise of Feminine Things (A Rant): Loving lipstick, heels and lingerie doesn’t make you a tool of the patriarchy.

On Guilt & Pleasure: On the function of guilt in pleasure.

On Hang Ups: On those things that you just won’t do…maybe.

In Praise of Vibrators: The title says it all.

On Filth: In praise of sexual filth, whatever you subjectively feel it to be.

 

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