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Return Of The Congressional Sex Scandal

Ozy | Eugene S. Robinson | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics

This story was originally published on Ozy. There’s something about the allure of power combined with the full blush of recent political successe...

Top 10 Political Sex Scandals

Jess Carbino | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics
Jess Carbino

Presumably the Republican and Democratic leadership should hold training sessions on how to avoid sex scandals. Congressman McAllister, please consult the playbook on handling political sex scandals posthaste.

Sex Scandals: Another Double-Standard

Marlo Thomas | Posted 10.09.2013 | MarloThomas
Marlo Thomas

Here's a little test: If you opened the newspaper tomorrow morning and read a story that revealed that Anthony Weiner was, yet again, up to his old junk-sharing adventures, would you: a) be shocked like you were the first time? b) be shocked and furious like you were the second time? c) be shocked and furious -- and then start scanning the Web for more details?

Obama Silent Amid Dem Scandals

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When President Barack Obama ran for re-election last year, he and his advisers were quick to condemn comments from Republicans that were...

Are Political Sex Scandals Passé? The Weiner Test Case

Robert Weiss | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics
Robert Weiss

Sanford is back in office, Clinton is a respected elder statesman, and both Weiner and Spitzer have pulled a Stella and gotten their New York groove back. Has the "permanently ruinous political sex scandal" gone the way of the dodo bird?

How New Yorkers REALLY Feel About Sex Scandals

Posted 09.21.2013 | Comedy

Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer are the central figures of two of the last decade's biggest political sex scandals. What's more, they're both staging...

The Soiled Men Want Your Vote! And They Think They Can Get It.

Phil Wolfson, MD | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Phil Wolfson, MD

Anthony Weiner's apparent delusion is that he can have political redemption effortlessly--without a process of true sharing of his mind and behavior; that he has suffered sufficiently for voters to trust him with their city.

Teacher Posts Shocking Sex Brochures In Classroom

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.09.2013 | Politics

After a Toronto Public School teacher was found to have sexually explicit brochures posted in his classroom, he and the school’s administration are ...

Politicians Who Have Sought A Second Chance After Sex Scandals

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) made a plea to the nation in an interview published Wednesday, asking for a second chance after a lewd texting sca...

The 10 Most Scandalous Gay Love Affairs

Allison Hope | Posted 04.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Allison Hope

Same-sex love affairs certainly spike the scandal meter with the added layer of gay drama. Whether carried out by politicians, Hollywood stars or religious leaders, secret gay love affairs have shaken the dust right off history books for centuries.

The 25 Best And Worst Sex Moments Of 2012

Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T. | Posted 03.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T.

Though there were not as many spectacular sexual implosions in 2012 (remember 2011's Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Herman Cain and Jerry Sandusky?), there were still significant political and social developments that will have implications for healthy sex for years to come.

The 35 Best And Worst Moments For Sex In 2012

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 12.27.2012 | Women

Sex scandals, movies about vibrators and phone sex lines, ignorant politicians, sugar daddies, Ryan Lochte's penchant for one-night stands... 2012...

David Petraeus, Anthony Weiner, Eliot Spitzer, John Edwards to Team Up, Fight Crime

Spencer Green | Posted 01.13.2013 | Comedy
Spencer Green

In an unusual development, former CIA Director David Petraeus will be teaming up with former New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, former U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner, and former Senator John Edwards to secretly fight crime as a group called The Insatiables.

Why Do Powerful Men Cheat More Than Powerful Women?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 01.09.2013 | Women
Lisa Belkin

We will likely learn that it isn't just sex that means different things to men and women, but also power.

10 Dumbest Excuses for Political Sex Scandals

HP | Posted 12.16.2012 | Weird News

EDITOR'S NOTE: Our friends at TruTV have found the lamest excuses uttered by politicians embroiled in sex scandals. More from tru...

The 13 Wildest Sex Conspiracies

HP | Posted 11.22.2012 | Weird News

EDITOR'S NOTE: Our friends at TruTV have scoured the Internet to discover the most important sex conspiracies. By Jessica Ferri Go ahead an...

Why Are We Making Bill's Photo Op All About Hillary?

Jezebel | Posted 05.25.2012 | Women

Well, it seems that Billiam Clinton, a married man, was caught on film in mixed company publicly touching three non-virgins (and menstruators, no doub...

Jerry Springer And 11 Other Secret Sex Scandals | Posted 02.20.2012 | Weird News

What happens behind closed doors between two consenting adults should be their own business, right? Well, sometimes the nocturnal goings-on are to...

New Jersey Mayor Makes Decision After Alleged Male Escort Encounter

AP | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics

MEDFORD, N.J. -- The town's married mayor, accused on a website two months ago of having sex with a prostitute at a California hotel, resigned Monday....

Scandals Colored Republican, Democrat, and Women: Herman Cain, Bill Clinton, John Edwards, and Newt Gingrich

Lara M. Brown, Ph.D. | Posted 01.08.2012 | Women
Lara M. Brown, Ph.D.

It's always about power -- having, abusing, and being seduced by it. And this is why ill-conceived attractions have the potential to devolve into sexual harassment in the workplace.

David Wu Latest On Ever-Growing List Of Political Sex Scandals

Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics

Yet another politician fell victim to a sex scandal Tuesday, as Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.) announced that he would be resigning in the wake of an allegati...

Democratic Congressman Resigning Amid Sex Scandal Allegations

AP | By KEVIN FREKING | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic Rep. David Wu of Oregon announced Tuesday that he will resign amid political fallout from an 18-year-old woman's allegations ...

Is Porn Driving Men Crazy?

Naomi Wolf | Posted 09.06.2011 | Politics
Naomi Wolf

What is driving men's weirdly disinhibited decision-making? Could the widespread availability and consumption of pornography in recent years actually be rewiring the male brain?

5 Types Of Scandals That Are Always Disappointing | David Wong | Posted 08.30.2011 | Comedy

Scandals these days kind of bring to mind that whole "books vs. movies" debate people are always going on about, where they say books were better beca...

WATCH: Ryan Reynolds Is An 'A**hole Politician'

Posted 08.30.2011 | Comedy

Summer is the season for the superhero movie, and between "Transformers" and "The Green Lantern," you might think we've got our bases covered in the t...