On Culture, Language & Politics

Searching for light in a time of smoke and fury.

The Problem with Porn

For centuries if not longer, sex has been fraught. It’s seen as a rich, deep and mysterious experience, as one of the most powerful and significant experiences we humans can have. You go to bed with someone and who knows what will happen? Intense emotions may arise. Intense sensations may be felt. Hey—it just might drive you crazy. Yeah, she could […]

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 […]