The Gay Caveman

by Lilith | 4/19/2011 in , , | comments (0)

This guy is so right on. We'd rather "out" gay caveman than talk about gay bashing. From Bryan Safi's That's Gay series

nude woman in cage
I loved Ryan and Jetha's book on sex and evolution Sex at Dawn, particularly their take on female sexuality. Here is a quote from the book:

And yet, despite repeated assurances that women aren't particularly sexual creatures, in cultures around the world men have gone to extraordinary lengths to control female libido: female genital mutilation, head-to-toe chadors, medieval witch burnings, chastity belts, suffocating corsets, muttered insults about "insatiable" whores pathologizing, paternalistic medical diagnoses of nymphomania or hysteria... Why the electrified high-security razor-wire fence to  contain a kitty-cat?

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Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality

from the movie Unfaithful
Let's just pretend one moment that you're a visitor from another planet. And you have arrived on Earth to study human mating habits. You could get some pretty weird ideas about sex from Hollywood films. So many people go rabid over the dangers of porn. What about the dangers of Twilight? (boy meets girl, and they fall in love - only to make three excruciating films with no sex at all).

Soup for Sluts

by Lilith | 4/10/2011 in , , | comments (2)

Well, it looks like sluts have their own soup line now - thanks to the Museum of Sex. However, the only flavor available is spicy vegetarian ramen. This product is sold through the Museum of Sex's online store. But sadly, they are out of stock now. Gee, I wonder what that means?

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Barry Komisaruk has had the privilege of witnessing more than 200 orgasms. Most of which have taken place at his lab at Rutgers University, where he conducts MRI scans on men and women in the throes of passion. He has  found out some interesting facts such as: orgasm reduces the perception of pain by fifty percent, and increases one's sense of touch. Plus, some women can "think off". That is, have an orgasm without any kind of physical stimulation. Recent research has also found that the female orgasm lasts longer than male's (10 to 15 seconds for women vs. 6 seconds for men). Here is an interesting video from Dr. Komisaruk.

Greek+sex
I have a friend who teaches Latin at an exclusive private high school, and she characterizes the ancient Greeks as "gay, gay, and more gay". Not quite. There were the pornai  (the word means to sell) - prostitutes who existed at the lower end of the economic strata and the hetaerae, courtesans who serviced the upper classes.

The pornai often consisted of both male and female slaves, though the johns were usually male. Women, in general, in ancient Greek society had few rights and were segregated from men. Nonetheless, the Greeks still believed in the sanctity of heterosexual intercourse. British author Jonathon Margolis reports in O: The Intimate History of the Orgasm that "Around 600 BC, an Athenian judge named Solon established some sexual laws pertaining to marriage: an heiress was given the legal right to demand that her husband fulfill his conjugal duties at least three times a month..." Of course, that didn't interfere with his enjoyment of extracurricular activities.

Interestingly, Solon also set up state run, fixed rate brothels - providing affordable orgasms for all. Here is a fascinating look at sex in Ancient Greece - a society that first introduced the word orgasmus (orgasm) to the world. The word means to "swell as with moisture, to be excited or eager".

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