Tag Archives: sex

Heaven Can Wait: Cuddly Bear to the Rescue!

I actually find this charming and life affirming.

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The Excruciating 1980s Dating Scene

And a good argument for arranged marriages (or mating by coin flip). Or escaping to a nunnery.

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Polyamory: Don’t Try This at Home?

JT Eberhard tried out the polyamory scene and lived to tell about it. The husband of the woman Eberhard slept with, for example, didn’t decide to change his mind about his consent, get jealous hearing his wife screwing another man … Continue reading

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Weiner Burn: Congressman Anthony Weiner’s Whodunnit Charade

Last week, I turned on Rachel Maddow’s program and watched a segment in which Anthony Weiner let her speculate, for about ten minutes, on how photos of his genitalia might have found their way onto the Internet. Was it a … Continue reading

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Sweeping the Prudes into the Dust Bin of History: Camille Paglia on Elizabeth Taylor

Camille Paglia has been working on a book and, consequently, her Internet presence has been near to zip for more than a year. But Salon recently interviewed her on the death of Elizabeth Taylor, and here’s part of what she had to … Continue reading

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What Would Oedipus Say?

Freud’s Totem and Taboo in a nutshell (and with nuts). Amusing, but perhaps a minute too long.

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A Pretty Good Math Joke

I remembered a math joke this morning that I haven’t thought of in a long time. Two mathematicians, both 30 years old, married to one another, are talking over coffee. The husband says to his wife: When I’m 60, I’m trading … Continue reading

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Palin and Paliner

In Delaware, the Sarah model multiplies (but must never, ever masturbate): Well, maybe not coming. Why are human religious and political movements so often energized by sexual regulation? I’m asking a serious question. For example, what makes a young conservative woman in America … Continue reading

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Michael Drayton’s Sonnet 14: Prometheus Contrasted with a Hottie

Below is a sonnet that appears to be one of the earliest references to Prometheus in an English language poem. In The Oxford Guide to Classical Mythology in the Arts, 1300-1990s—which is a pretty encyclopedic reference—the poem is the first … Continue reading

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A Great Double Entendre

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             . A color engraving, from 1814, with this exchange: ‘My sweet honey, I hope you are to be let with the Lodgins!’ ‘No, sir, I am to be let alone.’

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Is this code for something?

And I’m getting a “Where’s Waldo” vibe from this music video as well. 

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In heaven as it is on earth? Are religious mysticism and Hegel’s “aufgehoben” (transmutation) sublimated forms of masochism?

The 81-year-old sociologist Peter Berger thinks that they are. In his book on the sociology of religion, The Sacred Canopy  (1967), he wrote this of mysticism (64): The extent to which the mystical surrender may be called masochistic varies empirically, … Continue reading

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Yes, It’s the Beginning of a Real Wedding

Hey, Apollo! Who let Dionysus into this wedding ceremony early? Isn’t Dionysus supposed to slip in at the end—with the wet and lusty kiss?  And yes, the video has gone viral:

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We Can Fly, We Can Fly, We Can Fly!

At least in our dreams. At Slate today, Mason Currey recounts a “lucid dream” (a dream in which you are conscious of dreaming, and act on that consciousness) that he had: I’m walking up a path into the lobby of an … Continue reading

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Was Michael Jackson a Paedophile? British Millionaire Terry George, Now 42, Says the 21 Year Old Michael Jackson Regularly Used to Call His Home, When He was 13, and on at Least One Occasion Masturbated while George was on the Phone Line

The 21 year old Michael Jackson masturbating while his 13 year old “friend” was on the phone line? That’s the deeply disturbing claim made by a 42 year old British millionaire businessman, Terry George. The Britisher says he has long forgiven Jackson. Being … Continue reading

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Hung Like a Hobbit?

Above is an image of an Indonesian hobbit’s skeletal foot and tibia. Your tibia is your long shinbone just below your knee. According to a new paper in Nature, and reported on by the New York Times today, Indonesian hobbits had … Continue reading

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A New DVD Documentary: Gay Christians Talk about Their Struggles with Being Gay

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Mental Health Break: Viva Viagra with Naughty Nudie Graces!

I think that Camille Paglia would like this Lucas Cranach painting—with its sheeny, armored Apollonian males and naughty nudie graces. These two males have paused, dangerously, in the pagan wilderness, and like Mars, are about to be relieved of their clothes … Continue reading

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Contemplating His Pole

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“The Vampire” (A Poem by Santi Tafarella)

                    She calls it love at first sight,   so I’ll play with her cliche,   let it trip and tickle back to her   upon my tongue, tease her with … Continue reading

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