Category: Sex and Gender

Dating: Accordions Vs. Sitars

I think people you date are a bit like musical instruments, in that there’s a spectrum between ‘easy’ and ‘hard.’   ‘Easy’ partners are low cost – in that engaging in a relationship with them doesn’t cost you a lot of energy you. I don’t mean energy as in ‘they

“Me Too”: on Sexual Assault

I want to preface this by emphasizing that I in no way want to trivialize experiences people have had as victims of sexual assault. All feelings are valid, and it’s ok to feel hurt even at something that might seem trivial to others.   People on my Facebook and Twitter

How Taboo Are These Sexual Fetishes?

  click here for full size The correlation between tabooness and sexual interest was statistically significant at p < 0.01. If you’d like to join the email list to get notified about new surveys and survey results, submit below! I will only contact you for survey-related stuff.

Fuckers Vs. Raisers

Disclaimer: Pure conjecture, riddled with a ton of what-ifs – probably none of which are original. One day in a stereotypical medieval town, a bard comes through. This is a very sexy bard, violet-eyed, good with a lute, and experienced in the ways of women. During his short stay he

The Amory Spectrum

In discussions about monogamy and polyamory, I find I’ve recategorized the two ideas into something that feels more functional for me, and I accidentally try to use them synonymously with the original words. This ends up getting pretty messy, so I’m going to do the obvious thing: invent more words

Filling the Dating Role

A: “You’re looking for someone to fill the position of head software engineer for your company.” B: “That’s right.” A: “What sort of things are you looking for? Good work history? Proficiency in programming languages? Ability to manage?” B: “What kind of employer do you think I am? I mean

The Enticing Moral Claim

There is a tribe called Jhurk where all sorts of lies are told. Easy ones – “no you don’t look fat in that,” malicious ones – “no I didn’t steal your sheep, a wolf ate it,” and even beneficial ones – “no, invading war chief, I have no one else

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