Tag: sexual pleasure

Bad Sex

Content note: bad sexual experiences, like it says on the box.   There’s something I’ve wanted to discuss in a feminist context for a while, and I guess now I have the platform, right?  I find myself nervous, though, because…

BREAKING: How you view sex determines how you view sex

There’s this study making the rounds which says that how you lose your virginity impacts the rest of your entire sexual life. Which is an accurate reading of the study, if by “your entire sexual life” you mean “roughly the next one to four years” and if by “how you lose your virginity” you actually mean “how you feel about sex.”

Comparing Circumcisions

I’m pleased to see that this post hasn’t turned into a “What about the MENZ?!?!” shitshow. Unfortunately, the same thing can’t be said for Amanda’s post on the same topic, even though she specifically expressed her irritation with such comments.…

Let’s Talk About Sex

in the Arab world. Awesome. Dr. Heba Kotb is tackling a taboo in the Arab world unlike anyone else: She’s talking about sex openly on a show broadcast all over the Middle East. It’s a big first in these parts…

The Good Body

And here I thought it was sex that made a woman lose “the flower of her body.” How foolish. Everyone knows that it’s during pregnancy when women go from being acceptably fuckable objects to vessels which no longer exist solely…

Fay, Fay, Fay.

I love Fay Weldon’s books. So I was disappointed and horrified to come across this bit of business. Telling women not to expect orgasms but to fake them, and to praise their partner lavishly afterwards, is not advice normally associated…

Talk About a Double Standard.

This is quite a gem. It really puts forth the sexual double-standard in some of the clearest terms I’ve seen yet. The run-down: Kathryn Jean Lopez hears about the Duke lacrosse rape case, vaguely think it’s unfair to the guys…

Putting My Feminism To Shame

Check out this interview with badass Bahraini feminist Ghada Jamshir: Interviewer: “Some people say that Ghada Jamshir is a Sunni, and that this is why she is leading the battle against [mut’ah] marriages, which are authorized by religious law among…