Anna Pulley

The Horrors of High Libido! Six Ways We've Used Drugs to Try to 'Cure' Women's Sexuality

This article was originally published by The Influence, a news site that covers the full spectrum of human relationships with drugs. Follow The Influence on Facebook or Twitter.

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7 Lesbian Stereotypes That Are Actually True - and the Surprising Reasons Why

Stereotyping is a necessary evil. Stereotyping simplifies complex information so our brains can easily understand it, reducing the amount of processing we go through when seeing or meeting new people That said, it also causes us to generalize. If we see one hipster drinking PBR and wearing an “Everyone loves Grandpa!” T-shirt, our brain is like, #YesAllHipsters.

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4 Reasons Humans Are So Bad at Sexual Monogamy

As a culture, we love monogamy. It’s the ultimate romantic promise and the only sanctioned way we are allowed to conduct ourselves in relationships. We even sign legal contracts with the government saying as much (though one wonders why such a proclamation is necessary if sexual fidelity is supposedly so easy). Yet, despite the romantic ideals of monogamy that are taught to us in America (and, indeed, the entire Western world), humans—both men and women—are quite bad at monogamy.

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The 8 Freakiest Sex Things in the Bible

The Bible has some lovely stories in it about kindness, empathy, and loving one’s fellow humans. But for every part about “not casting the first stone” and “doing unto others as you’d have them do unto you,” there are also a LOT of stories about other kinds of “stones” (the nether kind), and “coming in unto” people (meaning sex) as well. Below are some of our favorite filthy references from the Good Book.

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The Fiery Shafts of Love: 20 Piece of Sex Advice from Ancient Greece and Rome

The ancient Greeks and Romans contributed a great many things we still cherish, such as democracy, libraries, the justice system, architecture, public orgies, etc. But they also had strong opinions about relationships, dating, personal development, and courtship, many of which are still applicable today. Below are some of the best wisdoms, platitudes and advice from ancient philosophers, writers and thought leaders.

Ovid’s Ars Amatoria

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5 Most Bizarre Porn Films the 1970s Had to Offer

Call us old-fashioned, but lately we miss the simpler times, when pornographic films involved actual cameras and not grainy, night-vision cell phone footage; when images of Japanese teenagers getting penetrated by squid tentacles wasn’t something we could easily Google; when posting “revenge porn” of ex-lovers would never have entered our thoughts because it didn’t exist.

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7 Pieces of Sex Etiquette from the Roaring '20s

The Roaring '20s was a strange and glorious time. World War I was over! Girls were finally allowed to show their knees in public, and could even do so while voting. Television was invented in a primitive form, and the arts and music scenes flourished. Then again, this was an era in which smoking while pregnant was thought to be a good idea, a product was invented to make women’s vags smell like Febreeze, and knowing the names of one’s private parts before marriage might lead one to suicide. Below is a roundup of some of our favorite advice from around the Jazz Age.

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11 Best Nude Protests

As we’ve written about before (See “7 Weirdest Uses for Boobs”), the world is no stranger to a naked protest. And while using naked bodies to capture media attention isn’t exactly  novel, the ways some individuals have used nudity to fight for their causes, ideals, and beliefs is certainly provocative. Read on to learn how people have tried to “stick it to the man” using only sheer determination and their birthday suits.

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