Stories by Tracy Clark-Flory

Tracy Clark-Flory is a staff writer at Salon. Follow@tracyclarkflory on Twitter. subscribe to Tracy Clark-Flory's feed

Posted on: Mar 6, 2013, Source: Salon

A new book explores the wildly, infuriatingly contradictory messages young women face.

Posted on: Mar 3, 2013, Source: Salon

A new book explores the wildly, infuriatingly contradictory messages young women face.

Posted on: Feb 24, 2013, Source: Salon

Tristan Taormino, editor of a new book on X-rated activism, says it's time to find a middle ground in the porn wars.

Posted on: Feb 20, 2013, Source: Salon

The real-life surrogate who inspired Helen Hunt's Oscar-nominated "Sessions" role reveals what the film left out.

Posted on: Feb 17, 2013, Source:

Rebelling against the porn aesthetic, women are taking to the Internet to sing the praises of "endowed" women.

Posted on: Feb 7, 2013, Source: Salon

Social conservatism to blame for labeling people who like sex with a lot of attractive partners as sick, new paper argues.

Posted on: Jan 28, 2013, Source:

Ben and Jen Rode offer women coaching, massage — and G-spot orgasms. It's legal in California.

Posted on: Jan 22, 2013, Source: Salon

An unscientific new survey says it does. But experts argue that it can actually help.

Posted on: Jan 21, 2013, Source: Salon

With everyone talking about online deception, we take a look at men who hire online girlfriends.

Posted on: Jan 6, 2013, Source: Salon

From New Dehli to the war on women here, sexual freedom has sparked a global conflict. An expert explains why.

Posted on: Dec 25, 2012, Source: Salon

From shirtless pics to graphic come-ons, sites are calling out dating profiles for a laugh -- and commiseration.

Posted on: Dec 24, 2012, Source: Salon

In a new book, philosopher Alain de Botton urges us to consider the act more often -- but also more intelligently.

Posted on: Dec 17, 2012, Source: Salon

A porn studio offers graphic workshops on everything from oral to dirty talk. More shocking is how much we need it.

Posted on: Dec 10, 2012, Source: Salon

GIFs may evidence shrinking attention spans, but they're unlikely to take over the porn industry.

Posted on: Nov 28, 2012, Source: Salon

A report finds adult actresses are happier than the rest of us -- and that being naked might lead to self-esteem.

Posted on: Nov 19, 2012, Source: Salon

Most men aren't sex-crazed Casanovas, a researcher argues. They're in search of relationships, not one-night stands.

Posted on: Oct 31, 2012, Source:

A new book that examines the evolution of copulation since the dinosaur era will amaze.

Posted on: Oct 22, 2012, Source: Salon

Bullying from "cappers" pushed the teen to suicide. She's not the only young woman being pursued by Web creeps.

Posted on: Oct 15, 2012, Source: Salon

A conservative journalist sets out to explore the sexual fringe in this country -- and is most surprised by herself.

Posted on: Oct 8, 2012, Source:

After spending most of my 20s hooking up, I'm shocked to find that traditional courtship is pretty great.

Posted on: Oct 2, 2012, Source: Salon

A dad's letter to his smut-surfing son goes viral, raising the question of how to deal with a pubescent pornophile.

Posted on: Sep 19, 2012, Source: Salon

Artificial wombs, lifelong fertility -- it seems the stuff of dystopian sci-fi, but an author says it will happen.

Posted on: Sep 14, 2012, Source:

A survey of men who look for sex online finds they're more interested in emotion than getting kinky

Posted on: Sep 8, 2012, Source: Salon

Photographer Clayton Cubitt's series "Hysterical Literature" takes a high-concept approach to female pleasure.

Posted on: Aug 27, 2012, Source: Salon

The headlines were provocative: Semen cures depression! But the study is 10 years old, and far from conclusive.

Posted on: Aug 19, 2012, Source: Salon

A CDC report reminds that it can be dangerous -- but the risks are more complicated than we think.

Posted on: Aug 6, 2012, Source: Salon

We all have to learn to be by ourselves, whether it's after a breakup, a move or a divorce -- but how, exactly?

Posted on: Jul 26, 2012, Source: Salon

Media has only some part to play in the early sexualization of girls — a new study indicates their mothers play a vital role too.

Posted on: Jul 5, 2012, Source: Salon

A new bill allows children to have more than two legally recognized parents. Cue: Conservative freakout.

Posted on: Jul 3, 2012, Source: Salon

Food, iPhones, sleep -- you name it! A new breed of survey delights in telling us how little we care about nookie.

Posted on: Jun 24, 2012, Source: Salon

Parents and right-wingers revolt when a teacher dares answer fifth-graders' questions with honesty and respect.

Posted on: May 27, 2012, Source: Salon

Strip clubs are an easy target for religious moralizing and political pandering — but should they be special targets for taxes?

Posted on: May 20, 2012, Source: Salon

Early vibrators were hand-cranked, two-person jobs -- and prescribed by doctors. How far we've come since then.

Posted on: May 10, 2012, Source: Salon

Did breasts evolve for lactation or to enhance sex appeal? A new book explores why they matter.

Posted on: May 6, 2012, Source: Salon

Attempts to ban talk of birth control and homosexuality from classrooms reveal conservatives' deepest sexual fears.

Posted on: Apr 22, 2012, Source: Salon

Could there be real science behind the old cliche of a woman's biological clock? I didn't believe it -- until now.

Posted on: Apr 20, 2012, Source: Salon

Talking to pro-dommes about why some men find escape in submission.

Posted on: Apr 8, 2012, Source: Salon

A push is under way to restrict registrants from social networking, virtual gaming and online dating.

Posted on: Mar 28, 2012, Source: Salon

Sleeping with my favorite male performer gave me new appreciation for the difference between fantasy and reality.

Posted on: Mar 25, 2012, Source: Salon

Is it possible to rid the online classified site Backpage of child trafficking without shuttering its adult section?