25 Great Articles and Essays
Great writing about sex, porn and prostitution
Sex in the Modern World
I’ve gone into more than a few relationships with the safest of intentions and discarded them soon after, and my hunch is that I’m
not the only one…
In order to transcend the discomfort that sex typically stirs, you may need to radically rethink desire, marriage, fidelity, and
(even if the sex is postmodern and the romance problematic)
On sex, AIDS, love, danger and romance.
Why it's A-OK for guys to indulge in some between-the-sheets theatrics.
If I were in Paris, what would I do? Of course. Silly me. I’d take a lover.
Max Hardcore and other XXX pornographers awakened something dark in me. Or perhaps it was already
As recently as 15 years ago, if somebody wanted vivid depictions of, say, two men simultaneously
performing anal penetration on the same woman, securing such a delicacy would require substantial
He has my face pressed against the hood of a car, my arms twisted hard behind my back. He’s pushing
himself against me, shouting: “This is what they did to me in Panama City!”
Porn is a crude business. Even the fantasies it sells have the feel of cheap disillusionment. What
seduced me was the reality.
Nothing in the long history of erotica compares with the way millions of Americans experience porn
today, and our moral intuitions are struggling to catch up.
A prostitute interviews a client.
A three-part series on the global sex trade (part 2, part 3
Two conflicting but equally sentimental narratives of the lives of prostitutes — and by implication
the men who pay for their services — confront each other at the moment…
American men prefer to be choked or beaten,” the dominatrix said. “European men like to be ridden
like horses. Japanese men want to be treated as girls.
Striptease is based on a contradiction: Woman is desexualized at the very moment when she is
Her first move, it must be said, was devastating.
Straddling my legs with her knees on my chair, she flicked her long blonde hair over the top of my
head so that the two of us were now in a sort of dark, warm tent, eye to eye.
Essential reading about women and their role in society
Outstanding writing about men and what makes them tick
A comprehensive review of the biological underpinnings of
sexual behaviour, from flirting and courtship to infidelity and break-ups.
How cutting-edge research is helping to unravel the many complexities of female
critical look at the widely held belief that all men want to play the field, while women are
programmed for monogamy.
What makes a man fall in love with a pillow?
Meet the thousands of Americans who’ve gotten in touch with their inner
raccoon, or wolf, or fox.
The mixed-up motivations of the
men who chase fat women for "sport".
Not having sex in a sexualised
One reason why humans are unique: We masturbate. A lot
An ode to the many evolved virtues of human semen
"The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex"
An annotated anthology of sexual fantasies written by normal women
A beautifully written memoir of submission and taboo