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Sex in America

8 Things America Gets Wrong About Sex

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 04.14.2014 | Women

Americans are known for our ambition. While the past few decades have worn down our lead, the United States remains a bellwether of industry, innovati...

PHOTOS: Survey Reveals SF's Bizarre Sex Habits

Robin Wilkey | Posted 07.16.2012 | San Francisco

San Francisco, you dirty birdies. In a study by Trojan condoms about sexual activity and satisfaction, San Francisco ranked third in the nation am...

Sexual Obsession And The Fall Of The Religious Right

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

Americans need a religious teaching that begins with the premise that sexuality is linked to blessing, commandment and God; that focuses on holiness and self-respect; and that sends the message that each of them is a person of irreducible worth.

Atlanta Pounds San Francisco in Sex Survey

Mike Alvear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Mike Alvear

According to the survey, the folks in Atlanta have a lot more sex than the folks in San Francisco, and the sex we're having is a lot more satisfying.

Americans Not Explicit When Defining What Sex Is

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

WASHINGTON — We talk about sex. A lot. But all too often we don't know exactly what we're talking about. What's considered getting to third bas...

Survey: 19% of Men Would Do Brad Pitt if it Meant Sex with Angelina

Mike Alvear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Alvear

I'm always amazed at the obsession men have with the size of the prize. Kinsey did a study a while back asking women where penis size ranked in desirability. It came in fifth.

Viva La Vulva

Ian Kerner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Ian Kerner

As any man will tell you, the female orgasm is an elusive thing. Like Bigfoot and quality television, we know it's out there; we just don't actually come into contact with the real thing all that often.

Sex in America: Can We Change The Conversation?

Esther Perel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Esther Perel

Who knows what really happens in the privacy of the Obamas' bedroom, but there is an unmistakable erotic tension that emanates from Michelle and Barack Obama. And by "erotic," I don't mean sex. I mean a sense of aliveness, vibrancy, and vitality.

Sex In America: Can The Conversation Change?...HuffPost Co-Sponsors February 20th Panel

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

A panel co-sponsored by the Huffington Post and the Open Center in New York City. AN EVENING SYMPOSIUM Friday, February 20, 7:30pm 09WPX04P Members: ...

Sexual Hope With A Happy Ending

Cory Silverberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Cory Silverberg

When I think of articulating a new sexual hope, what I imagine is us working together not just for healthier personal sexual expression. I imagine us as a society taking care of each other, sexually speaking.

Other Sexual Conversations Worth Having

Cory Silverberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Cory Silverberg

Sex and money, sex and race, sex and the family, and asexuality. These are some conversations already happening that I wish more people would get involved in.

A Sexual Categorical Imperative (or Why Kant Is Not a Dirty Word)

Cory Silverberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Cory Silverberg

To think about an endless unfolding of sexuality, in our own lives and on a broader cultural level, we need to make some conceptual changes.

A New Sexual Conversation in America

Cory Silverberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Cory Silverberg

When I think of my own and America's deeply conflicted experience of sexuality, I think of what it's like to take two magnets and intentionally turn them around so they oppose.

Hope Sex: Real-Life Tales Of Getting Lucky In The Age Of Obama

Amy Sohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Amy Sohn

In the fall of 2001, following the attacks on the World Trade Center, New York was struck by a phenomenon called "terror sex." Some called it "apocalypse sex." These days, following the Obama inauguration, New Yorkers, many of whom have already lost jobs due to the flagging economy, are engaging in a different kind of sex.

Sex in the Year of Hope and Change

Ian Kerner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Ian Kerner

While our cultural exposure to sex has heightened over the last decade, our level of personal satisfaction has plummeted to a staggering low, with sexual dissatisfaction being cited more often than ever as a primary cause of divorce.