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Human Sexuality

There are still lines

Rev. Dr. Sunny Farley | Posted 06.09.2016 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Sunny Farley

Dear America, We find ourselves immersed in a complex national conversation about human sexuality. There is much to wrap our heads around in this co...

The Hell(ow) Brick Road - Why Intentions Aren't The Pavement

Omar Naseef | Posted 06.01.2016 | Religion
Omar Naseef

One of the most divisive issues currently facing Methodists is what official ecclesiastical position the United Methodist Church (UMC) should take on matters of human sexuality. This issue threatens to split the church, which I think would be an unfortunate outcome.

Removing Stigma Through Discovery

Gretchen Kuhsel | Posted 05.17.2016 | Women
Gretchen Kuhsel

It's seemingly impossible to engage in a candid discussion about "flickin' the bean," even from girlfriends who are quick to talk about their explicit escapades. But like many misconceptions about female sexuality, the blame can't be placed on one single person.

"Straight Women Don't Exist!" and Other Terrible Science Reporting

Nadia Khayrallah | Posted 11.09.2016 | Queer Voices
Nadia Khayrallah

Recently, the internet erupted a bit over the scientific "discovery" that women are "bisexual or gay, but never straight."

A Manifesto for Women as Agents of Peace

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 06.02.2016 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

Men and women who have not had opportunities to question gender roles, beliefs and cultural/religion roots, cannot change them. Women who are not aware of their rights cannot claim them.

I'm Married To A Man. Does That Mean I'm Not Bisexual Anymore?

YourTango | Posted 06.27.2015 | Women

While society is quick to label us in nearly every way, the way we label ourselves is much more telling.

What It's Really Like To Be Asexual

Literally, Darling | Posted 12.25.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

There's no way to escape it or avoid it. I don't even have the option of joining a hippie commune like I could if I was tired of capitalism, greed and processed foods.

Notes on Crack

Robert Julian | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Robert Julian

I am 64 and I have a boyfriend. The absurdity of this situation is not lost on me. First of all, how the hell did I get to be 64? One night I'm exiting the dance floor, all hot and sweaty, heading for the coat-check just before "last call" and in no time at all I wake up a senior citizen.

An Unfinished Agenda: Sexual and Reproductive Rights in the 21st Century

Joaquim Chissano | Posted 11.17.2014 | Home
Joaquim Chissano

Sexual and reproductive rights are often lightning rods in intergovernmental debates and national politics and sidelined as distractions. But these rights are the basic rights of all individuals to have control over decisions that affect the most private aspects of their lives.

Label Mayhem: The Problem With a Binary System of Sexuality in a Society That's Changing Its Views on Love

Bekki Charbonneau | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Bekki Charbonneau

I am a queer woman. I flip-flop between identities. I have been "straight," then "bisexual," then "pansexual," then a weeping puddle in the middle of the floor (which has occurred frequently enough to be considered an identity, in my opinion). But I have figured out a few things (probably).

How Much Sex Is Healthy?

Robert Weiss | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Robert Weiss

As a sexual addiction and intimacy disorders specialist, I am often asked about the frequency of sex. Couples want to know what is "healthy." Usually, they're afraid they're either having way too much sex or not nearly enough.

Can Women 'Sniff Out' Their Competition?

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 09.26.2013 | Science

Can women "sniff out" their competition in the mating game? Maybe so. New research from Florida State University suggests that women react to the ...

Why Wouldn't We? The Sad Truth About Biphobia

Amy Andre | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Amy Andre

Biphobia is sad. It's sad to think that there are people out there who don't believe that love is possible unless it is in these very narrow confines related to gender. It's sad that these people are walking around with such a dim view of the potential of the human heart.

Turning the Tables: Do People 'Choose' to Be Straight? Is Being Straight a 'Lifestyle Choice'?

Murray Lipp | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Murray Lipp

Within the context of discrimination, one of the most used "weapons" of those against equality is the notion that people "choose" to have a homosexual orientation. It is important to challenge this myth, because it forms a key part of opposition to equal rights for gay and lesbian people.

Why I Believe Monogamy's No Longer Feasible

Mandy Fox-Raynor | Posted 07.17.2013 | Fifty
Mandy Fox-Raynor

Inside of me, there is a loving wife and a wanton lover. If I'm being honest, I think and desire things that don't necessarily fit neatly into the model of marriage as it stands today.

Why Do We Orgasm At All?

William McKibbin | Posted 04.19.2013 | TED Weekends
William McKibbin

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideoThe jury's still out on female orgasm, but what about males? Much more straightforward, right? Well, yes and no.

Do Bisexuals Always See Beyond Gender?

Lauren Michelle Kinsey | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Lauren Michelle Kinsey

It's a common misconception that all bisexuals are "gender-blind." Both gender-influenced and gender-free attraction patterns are part of the normal, healthy variation of human sexuality.

The Information Void: Boys, Parents and Porn

Andrew Smiler | Posted 01.26.2013 | Parents
Andrew Smiler

In order to make sure boys aren't relying on pornography to develop their sexual values, we all need to shift from "The Talk."

Trapped Outside the Closet: Some Second Thoughts on Coming Out

DJ Louie XIV | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
DJ Louie XIV

At the ripe old age of 17, being gay was fully how I defined my sexuality: I was a man who was only attracted to other men. In retrospect, it bothers me that at 17 I chose (or felt pressure) to set a boundary this concrete in my brain.

Making Ex-Gay Therapy a Thing of the Past

Jack Bryant | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jack Bryant

In my film Camp Revelation, a young straight man tries to rescue his younger brother from an ex-gay therapy camp. To do so, he must pretend to be gay and enroll in the camp himself.

The Prehistoric Origins of Sex

John A. Long | Posted 12.15.2012 | Science
John A. Long

All life depends upon sex to survive. Straining down my microscope, I experienced one of the most sublime eureka moments of my career. Our discovery had just defined the oldest known act of sexual intimacy.

WATCH: Gay Mormon Father On His 'Real, Vibrant' Marriage To A Woman

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A decade after tying the knot and starting a family, one devout Mormon father of three is opening up about his sexuality in a sure-to-be-controversial...

Episcopal Church Makes Landmark Decision For Transgender Inclusion

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 09.08.2012 | Religion
Rev. Susan Russell

It is not just a good day for transgender Episcopalians and their allies. It is a good day for all of us who are part of a church willing to the risk to continue to draw the circle wider as we work to live out our call to make God's inclusive love known to the whole human family.

Alyssa Creamer

Teacher Sued For Allegedly Requiring Students To Masturbate For Class | Alyssa Creamer | Posted 06.29.2012 | College

Homework sometimes pushes students past their comfort zones, making public speaking or conducting interviews mandatory. But one student, who claims a ...

Identity, Sexuality, and Society's Assault on the Self: A Commentary on John Irving's Novel, In One Person

Lisa Firestone | Posted 07.30.2012 | Home
Lisa Firestone

John Irving's latest novel, In One Person, is a timely statement about men and women, the nature of sexuality and society's assault on the self.