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Sexual Double Standard

Double Standards and Why It's Never Going Away

Toshia Shaw | Posted 03.18.2017 | Women
Toshia Shaw

Women go on passing (the act of hiding their past) forever, because they don't want the stigma attached to them, and they don't want to be associated with "that" life. It's because society holds a woman's sexual exploits and past history against them.

Sexually Active Teen Girls More Likely To Be Bullied Than Similar Boys, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Svokos | Posted 09.26.2014 | Parents

Sexually active high school girls are more likely to say they've been bullied than sexually active high school boys, a study from Brown University rel...

Do Men And Women Have Different Sexual Regrets?

Posted 01.23.2014 | Women

In an ideal world, no one would regret their informed, consensual sexual choices -- or feel like their sex lives need to fall in line with what's ster...

Are Your Friends Judging Your Sex Life?

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 06.04.2013 | Women

In case you needed more proof that your sex life shouldn't be anyone else's business, a new study suggests that the number of people you've slept with...

Everyone Lies About Sex, Study Claims

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.30.2013 | Women

Does everyone lie about sex? A study led by professor of psychology Terri Fisher of the Ohio State University at Mansfield, published in the April...

What Hating Gwyneth Paltrow Says About Us

Nico Lang | Posted 07.21.2013 | Chicago
Nico Lang

Two-thirds of our most hated celebrities are women, and females count for seven of the top 10 slots. What makes Gwyneth Paltrow 20 times more hateable than Chris Brown?

Why We Tsk-Tsk Single Moms’ Sex Lives

D. A. Wolf | Posted 12.24.2012 | Divorce
D. A. Wolf

I was still married at the time, but my girlfriend wasn't. At thirty-something, she was a veritable man magnet -- smart, sassy and gorgeous. She was also divorced with two bright kids, an ex she couldn't abide and a socializing style that gave new meaning to the phrase, "don't get mad, get even."

Why Women Should Take Lovers

Elizabeth Abbott | Posted 11.19.2011 | Divorce
Elizabeth Abbott

In the 21st century, egalitarianism reigns -- or does it? Why, if a husband can have a mistress, can his wife not have a mister? Not just a "piece on the side," certainly not a gigolo, but a man with whom she shares a long-term, extramarital romantic and sexual relationship?

Looking Through the Bushes: The Disappearance of Pubic Hair

Roger Friedland | Posted 08.13.2011 | Style
Roger Friedland

In the avant-garde literature of the 1960s, female pubic hair was everywhere. Pubic hair marked the site we all wanted to see, to touch, to enter. It marked pleasures yet to come. Not today: Pubic hair has gone missing.

Why The Schwarzenegger Affair Was Thoroughly Traditional

Elizabeth Abbott | Posted 07.24.2011 | Divorce
Elizabeth Abbott

Arnold Schwarzenegger is a traditional man! His cheating on Maria followed the age-old tradition of the sexual double standard for husbands by allowin...

Grey Hair as Fleeting Trend, or Social Statment?

Tove Hermanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Tove Hermanson

As a young woman who has atypically looked forward to turning shocking silver, I've read with some curiosity but ultimate skepticism, the rash of articles and blog posts about the supposed trend of women embracing grey hair.

Celebrities Need To Shut Up About Their Sex Lives

David Wygant | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Wygant

Hollywood's gone from diet-itis, to baby-itis, and now sex-itis. What's next? Will Tom Cruise admit that he never had sex with Katie Holmes, and that baby Suri was artificially inseminated by Scientology sperm?

Adam Lambert: A Fine Example Of The Sexual Double Standard

Dr. Logan Levkoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dr. Logan Levkoff

What is it about Adam Lambert that infuriates and scares people? Is it that he is both masculine and feminine enough to be considered sexually attractive to many of us, regardless of how we identify?

Reading Between the Lines in The Reader: When is Abuse Not Abuse?

Thelma Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Thelma Adams

The Reader? It's goodish. And Kate Winslet is, as ever, brilliant. And it has Nazis, which elevates it on the Oscar nom scale. But it doesn't fully address the fact that Michael is a victim of abuse.

Hooking Up At The Office Party: Don't!

Catherine Specter | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Catherine Specter

Once the holidays are over, nobody remembers how much they ate, how badly they danced, or even how much they drank. But they will remember that you got freaky.