There is no time or situation where “privates” is the best choice of word, and the power that it possesses to reinforce learned cultural shame about our genitals, and the unacceptability of our sex parts, is transparently dangerous.
It has been an interesting Summer so far, has it not? Perhaps interesting isn’t even the right word. But I’m personally so exhausted of hearing words like “unprecedented” and “challenging” and “troubled” to describe our current moment. Not that I have better words. Things are certainly challenging and troubling and unprecedented. I’ve written here in […]
Guys. Seriously. A little over a year ago, Part 1 of this discussion was posted to a surprisingly good reception. It even seemed to invite a lot (I’m not kidding, a lot!) of suggestions and demands for a follow up about douching. But I gotta tell you. We are not ready to talk about […]
A quick meditation on finding your penis beautiful. I’m on the road again this week, so just a short post today, based on a tumblr post that’s been haunting me for a week. The account Temple of Sacred Phallus got deactivated (by choice or by the tumblr morality police, we’ll never know), but their […]
The Middle Ages: Horniness Without End and No Way to Google Anything. This past week, while I was in sunny Miami, an article came across my inbox describing the woes and wants of the sex lives of people in the Middle Ages. The Salacious Middle Ages is a brilliant essay/exploration by Katherine Harvey, […]
Because you(r penis) deserve(s) a reward more than anyone else on your list. I’m not a Black Friday shopper by any stretch of the imagination. You won’t find me in line at WalMart today – I’ve spent the whole morning at home, with coffee in one hand and the other stuffed down the front of […]