Well, we’ve all done things in the heat of passion that, in other circumstances, would seem a touch yucky (now give that hairbrush a good wash, madam). Actually, in the cold light of morning, the whole business of the sexual act might be worthy of a disgust response, if we were truly to apply the kind of parameters we apply to other aspects of our lives. (read more)
Surely this is a good thing. Fathers who sleep closer to children have lower testosterone levels Closer sleeping proximity between fathers and children is associated with a greater decrease in the father’s testosterone level, with (read more)
Fresh from her performance at the Manchester ‘Fat-out’ festival, Lydia Lunch relished the part of ‘Mistress of Ceremonies’, showcasing various friends and new talents that she had cobbled together for this unusual London event. As is to be expected, she’s a damn fine ‘Mistress of Ceremonies’ too. (read more)
“Our results suggest that the complex and sometimes conflicting representations of female sexuality proliferating in the mass media and popular culture could potentially have both empowering and problematic effects on women’s developing sexual identities.” (read more)
“Positive depictions of women challenge negative stereotypes even when the content includes sexuality and violence. In this way Ferguson reminds us that viewers often process popular media portrayals in more subtle ways than critics of all political stripes give them credit for.” (read more)
They keep having sex even when they don’t need to for reproductive purposes. They keep on having sex despite the act being ‘an extravagant ritual that involves a syringe-like penile appendage that stabs the partner’. (read more)
“There was a whole group, a small community of dedicated people who wanted to show their progress. I think it is important when you are young and beautiful to be photographed so you can look back and say ‘I was once beautiful’. Most men whoever they are want to be photographed, they want to see their progress.” (read more)
Anklepants is the electronic barrel organ of your Freudian nightmares . The nightmares where you are being psychoanalyzed by a traveling salesman with a penis for a face. It’s a silly stuff that exists on the disturbed fringes of something ‘artistic’ but saves itself by being fun and accessible. (read more)
Jack and Ron moved into territory well beyond any official OTO rituals documented at that time. Elementals were invoked then banished, Aethyrs were called, complicated texts were recited from memory, there were windstorms, knocking sounds in the night, ritual masturbations and towards the end a buzzing, metallic voice crying out ‘‘let me go free’’.
Rather than understanding Matmos as a quirky part of the nineties electronica wave, maybe we should actually be interpreting them as a continuation of a much older tradition of musical comedy, albeit achieved with some very high-tech methods. (read more)
playfulness may serve an evolutionary role in human mating preferences by signaling positive qualities to potential long-term mates.
Just as birds display bright plumage or coloration, men may attract women by showing off expensive cars or clothing. (read more)
You remember that old joke about 99% of men admit to masturbating, 1% admit to being liars? Seems that the respondents of a Spanish study into sexual fantasy haven't heard it. Fantasizing about 'exploratory sexual (read more)