Welcome! Here you will find award-winning author and entrepreneur Carl Frankel’s thoughts about culture and politics, sex and relationships, the craft of writing, and more.

“Only connect,” the novelist E.M. Forster wrote over a century ago. But to what? To others, of course, and to our own selves, and to the truths that are out there, beyond the din of our culture.

Wisdom over passion, passion over emptiness, emptiness over wisdom.

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A Radical Take on Rekindling the Spark

The Dead Bedroom Syndrome—couples in a relationship without passion or desire—is a painfully familiar ailment. Reddit has 20,000 members in its Dead Bedroom subreddit. Ask someone who’s been in a committed relationship for an extended period of time, five or ten years or more, and they’re likelier than not to shrug wistfully and say: “You adjust.” […]

The Sex-Positive Movement and the Pursuit of Happiness

It’s a complicated world out there. There are so many currents and cross-currents out there (political, ideological, emotional) that it’s humanly impossible to sort them all out. Still, when I make a special effort to fly high above the noise, a single ineluctable fact emerges. We are in the midst of a massive and growing movement to […]

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