Wait, are you in a situationship? Have you heard of Burning Man’s Orgy Dome? Does Harry Styles speak for all of us when he writes songs about “having sex and feeling sad”? This and more in our weekly #sexnews :) Happy reading, sluts! Continue reading “This Week in Sex: Situationships, AI Sexting & Orgy Domes”
On the 30th anniversary of When Harry Met Sally, Annie Fell wonders whether Nora Ephron’s idiosyncratic perspective on romance, fantasy, and sexuality is still #relatable.
Two films – one about punks getting murdered in the woods, the other about a love triangle in Japan – stood out at Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal. Here, Troy Michael Bordun talks to the people behind The Ranger and Amiko about their genre- and gender-bending filmmaking.
As the black sheep of ’90s indie rock, Liz Phair pioneered a messy, raunchy and subversive approach to sex that changed both the male-dominated musical landscape and norms for female sexuality. Annie Fell reflects on how Phair’s debut album Exile in Guyville changed her life, and wonders if it holds up to scrutiny 25 years on.
Phile is a new biannual mag that explores sexual subcultures, and features artists and writers ranging from scholars to sex workers (not that the two are mutually exclusive, duh). Here’s everything you need to know! By Sophia Larigakis. Main image by Matthew Tammaro.
Continue reading “Introducing Phile Magazine: “The International Journal of Desire & Curiosity””
Are you a Carrie, or a Miranda with a Carrie rising? The must-follow Instagram @everyoutfitonSATC can help you figure it out. This new(ish) account is cataloguing every outfit from SATC, from the soft butch of early seasons Miranda, to Carrie’s continual label-whorishness, to Samantha’s #pantsuitfeminism, in a way that will make you LOL IRL, while also learning about fashion history. Continue reading “@everyoutfitonSATC – Revisiting the Fashion and (Often Basic) Sexuality of Carrie and Co.”
Back in the 90s, Britney was sold to us as the virginal prick-tease. But does that image have a sell-by date? Here, we look back at the marketing of Britney’s sexuality, from “Baby…” to “Glory” Continue reading ““Not Yet a Woman” – A History of the Marketing of Britney’s Body”
Female sexuality is not only complex—it’s a tug-of-war between arousal and revulsion (sounds cool, right?). Matthew Sanders explores this dichotomy, specifically in the music of girl-powered metal bands Vastum and Couch Slut. Continue reading “The Uncompromising Female Sexuality of Metal Bands Vastum and Couch Slut”
Kristen Cochrane celebrates the b-day of Alfred Kinsey—the creator of the Kinsey scale—by counting down 6 reasons why he’s baller. Continue reading “Happy Birthday Alfred Kinsey! 5 Legacies of the Father of Sex Research”