Sex & Relationships

Top 10 Sex and Relationships Stories of 2006

AlterNet is no prude, and neither are our readers. Here are the sex stories that got the most attention this year.
Here are AlterNet’s most popular sex stories of the year, covering everything from intimacy to internet porn.

10. When Harry Met Larry
By Liz Langley, AlterNet
It's a cliche that men are loony for lesbians. So why is it taboo for women, like me, to swoon at the sight of two guys having sex?

9. Cybersex Grows Up
By Liz Langley, AlterNet
Physical intimacy is growing increasingly robotic. Is it just a fad, or the wave of the future?

8. The Study of Sex
By Amy Andre, ColorLines
A unique college course on African-American sexuality is shaking up the world of academia.

7. Three's Company
By Liz Langley, AlterNet
What the heck is polyamory, and is it a legitimate way to sustain a romantic relationship?

6. Sex Workers' Lit Ruined My Sex Life
By Anneli Rufus, AlterNet
A host of new books by authors who entered the sex trade and wrote about it make you not want to have intercourse again, ever, with anyone.

5. Grandma's Sex Museum
By Liz Langley, 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.

4. Porn 2.0
By Annalee Newitz, AlterNet
Everyone asks what porn has done for the Web, but they never ask what the Web has done for porn. In one San Francisco office, I found out.

3. Asexuals Unite
By Traci Hukill, AlterNet
A small but growing movement believes that asexuality is an orientation as valid as straight or gay.

2. The Long Dive of a Woman's Sex Drive
By Liz Langley, AlterNet
A German study reports that women's sexual desire for their partners dwindles with time. What's a monogamous gal to do?

1. Men Who Love Burgers and Loathe Sex
Susie Bright,
There's an unhappy host of young men who seem to have soured on the mating game -- but why?
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