Stories by David Rosen

David Rosen is the author of "Sin, Sex & Subversion: How What Was Taboo in 1950s New York Became America’s New Normal" (Skyhorse, Feb ‘16). He can be reached [email protected] subscribe to David Rosen's feed

Posted on: Jun 12, 2017, Source: CounterPunch

Unfortunately, Vice President Mike Pence has long championed it.

Posted on: Oct 27, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Teen pregnancy continues to decline and a four-decade-long culture battle comes to an end.

Posted on: Aug 26, 2016, Source: AlterNet

If you've used one, you’ve likely been ripped off.

Posted on: Aug 8, 2016, Source: AlterNet

VR has been around since the 1980s, but its current incarnation might finally make it a popular porn phenomenon.

Posted on: Mar 17, 2016, Source: Carrel Books

She is reported to have often hiked her petticoats to display her wares to passing sailors.

Posted on: Dec 10, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The Donald did not invent this particular brand of xenophobia and demagoguery.

Posted on: Jul 19, 2015, Source: AlterNet

A national discussion about the criminalization of nonviolent crime is taking place. Let's make sure we talk about sex work too.

Posted on: Nov 14, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Smart high-tech product designers and clever investors are hunting down the next hot opportunity.

Posted on: Aug 17, 2014, Source: Salon

Sexting nation, 78 million strong! How the scolds and moralists lost, and sexting became an all-American pastime.

Posted on: Jul 2, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Failure to pay a parking ticket can ensnare you in a life of peonage—and even land you in jail.

Posted on: Mar 11, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A British program called Optic Nerve scooped up the sexually explicit images of an untold number of Americans.

Posted on: Aug 8, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Strip clubs reveal much about modern-day American capitalism.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The UK, Saudi Arabia, Iran and China restrict online porn. Is the U.S. next?

Posted on: Jul 18, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Can Americans get beyond the moralistic sex paradigm behind the criminalization of sex for money?

Posted on: Jul 4, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Lesbian porn companies see an emerging business opportunity.

Posted on: Jun 7, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The ubiquity of dirty, violent porn has many people worried. But is it just the same old moral panic?

Posted on: May 27, 2013, Source: AlterNet

It's harder to make profits in porn in the digital world, the 21st-century medium of porn distribution.

Posted on: May 24, 2013, Source: CounterPunch

Time—and changing moral values—has led to the rehabilitation of those formerly brought down by a sex scandal.

Posted on: May 16, 2013, Source: AlterNet

What happened to kids being kids?

Posted on: Mar 22, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Major retailers are jumping into the growing "sexual wellness" business.