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Liz Langley is a freelance writer in Orlando, Fla.
10 Cool Things the World Learned This Week
Posted on: Apr 5, 2012, Source: AlterNet
Fuzzy dinosaurs, coral with herpes, an autism gene? Here's a few stories you may have missed.
Why Porn Can Be Good For You (And Society)
Posted on: Feb 23, 2012, Source: AlterNet
Easy access to porn is blamed for everything from a decrease in male desire to poor body image in women. But are there social upsides?
How to Deal With the Horrors of Dating
Posted on: Dec 28, 2011, Source: SeXis Magazine
Both rejection and over-the-top attention from an interested party are tough. Here's how to pick up on important social cues.
Crazy Little Thing: Why Love and Sex Drive Us Mad
Posted on: Oct 20, 2011, Source: Verso
What do we see in some people and not in others? More importantly, why can’t everyone see how great we are and fall for us right this minute?
A New Kind of Divorce Compensation: French Woman Gets $14,000 From Sexless Husband
Posted on: Sep 6, 2011, Source: SexIs
Love-Drug: How We Self-Medicate With - And Get Addicted To - Love
Posted on: Aug 11, 2011, Source: SeXis Magazine
Examining how and why love cycles affect the brain (and our loves).
Why Do Women Fake Orgasms? New Research Reveals Some Surprising Reasons
Posted on: Jul 5, 2011, Source: AlterNet
There are a variety of reasons for women to fake orgasms. How can both partners have a more satisfying, honest sexual experience?
Why Do Women Feel Bad About Doing Things That Feel Good?
Posted on: May 1, 2011, Source: AlterNet
Women feel greater guilt about looking at porn than do men. Why are they primed to feel bad about pleasure?
Are Older Women More Sexually Adventurous Than 20-Somethings?
Posted on: Jan 19, 2011, Source: AlterNet
A new study reveals the somewhat surprising information that older women are more likely to have sex on a first date than younger ones. Why?
Is Marriage Becoming Obsolete?
Posted on: Dec 2, 2010, Source: AlterNet
Nearly 40 percent of Americans think marriage is becoming obsolete. Are they right? Or is marriage just undergoing some significant changes?
Why Are We Against Wearing Fur, But OK with Eating Meat?
Posted on: Nov 29, 2010, Source: AlterNet
Why is fur OK but not meat, or meat OK but not fur? One researcher has found some answers.
Sex Play With Vampires and Furries? How a Little Imagination Can Give Your Sex Life a Boost
Posted on: Oct 21, 2010, Source: SeXis Magazine
Sexual role-play can provide a creative adventure that liberates people from real-world stress and gives their real sex lives a boost.
Feederism: Cramming Yourself with Food Is the Latest Sexual Fetish to Sweep the Nation
Posted on: Aug 24, 2010, Source: SeXis Magazine
We've all had fantasies linked to oral pleasures. Now, increasing numbers of people are making those fantasies central to their sexual experience.
What It's Like to Work at the Museum of Sex
Posted on: Aug 13, 2010, Source: SeXis Magazine
How would you like to work at a place that celebrates sexuality?
7 Tips for the Budding Nudist
Posted on: Jul 19, 2010, Source: MyPleasure.Com
Nudism can be liberating and fun. Here are some tips for the budding naturist.
8 Reasons Marriage Doesn't Matter
Posted on: Apr 14, 2010, Source: AlterNet
We women are smart enough to know that a wedding ring won’t make us happy any more than a white dress will make us a virgin.
7 Ways to Get the Texas School Board Attack You for Being Too Right-Wing
Posted on: Apr 6, 2010, Source: AlterNet
The Texas Board of Ed voted to change the state's textbooks to be more reflective of conservative ideology. Here's a few more ideas for them.
Rescued From the Brink: Inside the World's Largest Chimp Sanctuary
Posted on: Mar 8, 2010, Source: AlterNet
What happens to all those chimps who've endured hell for our benefit? The lucky few get to retire to their own private island in Florida.
How Birth Control Changed Everything
Posted on: Mar 8, 2010, Source: SeXis Magazine
Within seven years of its introduction 12.5 million women across the world were taking the pill. Forty years later, it was 100 million. It changed our world forever.
Hot, Steamy Mormons: Are the Latter Day Saints Getting Sexy?
Posted on: Dec 9, 2009, Source: AlterNet
Calendars and videos featuring scantily clad Mormons are helping redefine images of the Latter Day Saints -- but not everyone in the Church is happy.
Why Fake Optimism Is the Worst Way to Deal with Life's Problems
Posted on: Dec 7, 2009, Source: AlterNet
Looking at crap and calling it candy has become a growth industry. But experts say there are better ways to deal with crisis.
Hot Mormon Muffins and Models for Jesus: What's With All the Sexy Christians?
Posted on: Nov 22, 2009, Source: SeXis Magazine
The weaving of assertive sexuality and assertive spirituality is bizarre, untried terrain. Is it hypocritical for Christians to flaunt their assets in a flirtatious way?
In Trying to Prevent Gay Marriage, Texas May Have Accidently Abolished it for Everyone
Posted on: Nov 18, 2009, Source: Liz Langley's Blog
It's rare a story about banning gay marriage actually has a silver lining.
9 Silly Things People Say When They Hear You Don't Want Kids (And Ways to Counter Them)
Posted on: Nov 9, 2009, Source: AlterNet
Wanting kids isn't just the social norm, it's said to be a biological imperative, the only supposed "duh" of evolution. But yet, some of us choose not to -- and for good reason.
The Green, Clean Art of Keeping Our "Rear Ends" Hygienic: What Are We Afraid Of?
Posted on: Sep 25, 2009, Source: AlterNet
We use enough deodorizers to ensure that we don't smell remotely organic, and yet we can't even keep our own heinies clean? What's a first-world country to do?
Is there Really "More to Love" About the New Reality Dating Show Featuring Larger Women?
Posted on: Jul 31, 2009, Source: Liz Langley's Blog
Here's the plug: "The average woman in America is a size 14. The average woman on a reality show is a size 2. This is reality?"
The Joy of Sex Toys: How Vibrators Stopped Being 'Shameful' Secrets
Posted on: Jul 28, 2009, Source: AlterNet
Once considered shameful, the vibrator has become a common part of most people's sex lives. Turns out we like sexual pleasure.
Nudism: Stick It to Your Puritan Forebears By Stripping Down
Posted on: Jul 20, 2009, Source: AlterNet
Nudism might be a marginalized lifestyle today, but eons ago it was all the rage. And no wonder: public nudity is natural, healthy and fun.
The Mind-Boggling Variety of Sexual Experience
Posted on: Jun 17, 2009, Source: Liz Langley's Blog
The Best Sex Writing 2009 covers everything from virginity pledges to orgasming after a spinal chord injury.
Sex Is Natural. So Why Are So Many People So Bad at It?
Posted on: Mar 2, 2009, Source: AlterNet
The truth is, everyone can use some adult sex education.
Why Using Sex Toys, Watching Porn, and Going Green Is an Easy Fit
Posted on: Feb 12, 2009, Source: AlterNet
From pedal-powered sex toy delivery services to recycling vibrators, the adult industry has actually made going green sexy.
Hey Natalie Dylan, Here's Some Advice for Selling Your Virginity
Posted on: Jan 29, 2009, Source: AlterNet
First off, let's make sure some religious group doesn't buy it and decide to keep it intact forever.
Is America's Love Affair with Stupidity Finally Over?
Posted on: Jan 13, 2009, Source: AlterNet
Americans' embrace of the Obamas and other intelligent public figures may be part of a much-needed cultural shift.
World's Worst Job? Meet the Couple Who Clean Up After Messy Deaths
Posted on: Jan 2, 2009, Source: Orlando Weekly
One couple have built a business helping people deal with the very messy reality of death by cleaning up after murders, suicides and the like.
Top 5 Most Sexually Educational Movie Moments
Posted on: Sep 26, 2008, Source: Alice the Goon
We all need a little sex-ed -- despite what the abstinence-only crown thinks.
Art and Porn: An Interview with Editor Dian Hanson
Posted on: Aug 5, 2008, Source: AlterNet
Porn editor Dian Hanson on art and porn, censorship, the mainstreaming of pornography and her experience as a woman working in adult entertainment.
Celebrate Global Orgasm for Peace Day
Posted on: Dec 21, 2006, Source: AlterNet
In the name of peace, find a partner -- or find yourself -- and have an orgasm. Just don't fake it.
The Long Dive of a Woman's Sex Drive
Posted on: Aug 25, 2006, Source: AlterNet
A German study reports that women's sexual desire for their partners dwindles with time. What's a monogamous gal to do?
A Muse You Can Use
Posted on: Jun 1, 2006, Source: AlterNet
Sometimes you don't need someone to go to the movies with; you need someone who inspires you to make a movie of your own.
Grandma's Sex Museum
Posted on: May 18, 2006, Source: AlterNet
The 71-year-old owner of the World Erotic Art Museum can teach us a thing or two about the aesthetic of racy art.
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