Overstimulation From Porn Disrupts Pair-bonding

Guest post by Marnia Robinson, author of Cupid’s Poisoned Arrow: From Habit to Harmony in Sexual Relationships In recent years, scientists have been studying a fascinating mammal in greater depth: the prairie vole. There are many closely related vole species, but some species mate for life while others don’t form pair bonds at all (like…

A Billion Wicked Thoughts

I didn’t agree with everything written in A Billion Wicked Thoughts, though it contained many interesting bits of information. The authors, Ogi Ogas and Sai Gaddam, sifted through over 400 million Internet searches and found that 55 million of them (about 13 percent) were for erotic content. Who is doing these searches? You guessed it: guys (mostly). Though…

When Correctly Viewed, Everything Is Lewd

Guest post by Cirrus Wood There’s something so delightful about Tom Lehrer. His avuncular charm, his brilliant yet personable elocution, his professorial bearing. Just look at him, letting out an adoring howl above the piano. Of course, some of what makes him so seductive to we modern listeners is nostalgia for a past we never…

5 Perspectives About Porn

What’s good about porn? What’s bad about porn? What is simply nobody else’s business? Below are several different perspectives on porn. “Pornography is good for us” debate at the Royal Institution of Great Britain:   “Why I stopped watching porn” by Ran Gavrieli at TEDxJaffa:   “Make love not porn” by Cindy Gallop at TEDxOxford:…

The Coolidge Effect

I’m sure President Coolidge would have been thrilled to have this idea named after him… It all goes back to an unverified story about him and his wife, Grace Coolidge, being shown separately around a government farm. When Mrs. Coolidge came across a rooster going at it with the hens, she asked the attendant how…