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Boys in Chairs: Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones, but Crips and Gimps Excite Me!

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 07.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

I remember the first time it happened. I must have been 21. This guy and I were making out, and all of a sudden he stopped me and said, "Oh, yeah, your wheels are so hot." I remember being thoroughly freaked out.

Yagana Shah

9 Everyday Things That Used To Be Totally Taboo

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.13.2014 | Fifty

Many of the freedoms we take for granted today weren't enjoyed by generations before us, believe it or not. And we're not just talking about the big t...

Secrets and Lies

Mark Matousek | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Matousek

Social behavior is always selective; being private isn't deception. We believe, naively, as tell-it-all Americans, that secrets are indicators of inner corruption ("You're only as sick as your secrets!"), things to be avoided, wrong. But this is ridiculous. Nobody is an open book.

How the Seven Deadly Sins Drive Innovation

High Tech Realm | Posted 05.22.2014 | Huffpost Code

Last Wednesday, John Pavley addressed the HuffPost Code Meetup Group and explained how taboo fuels innovation. Charles Costa attended the event and di...

Food Taboos Around The World

The Daily Meal | Posted 05.21.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

It is fair to say that Americans have an interesting love of food, but our relationship with it is a tumultuous one.

Sex: A Perspective From the Bench

Literally, Darling | Posted 04.13.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

Frankly, sex was terrifying to me. I mean who thought to put that there? Exchanging bodily fluids seemed gross and fraught with STD and HIV perils. People willingly have sex, which requires an enormous amount of vulnerability, and they don't run background checks on people?

The Rise of the Taboo Entrepreneur

Gene Marks | Posted 03.26.2014 | Small Business
Gene Marks

People have opened up. Things are not as shocking as they used to be. Younger generations are growing into a world where as long if it's legal, it's an opportunity.

The Code of Shame

Robert Koehler | Posted 02.18.2014 | Crime
Robert Koehler

The sexual exploitation and abuse of children continues to link the generations, well beyond the edge of official awareness. Children grow up in their own personal hell. Their rage stays at perpetual simmer. They're not listened to until they commit a crime. Violence flourishes.

Legalize Prostitution

Daniel Raphael | Posted 02.10.2014 | Crime
Daniel Raphael

Every country in the world has prostitution, the longest running profession. The only difference within prostitution is the legal status surrounding it.

Is Alcoholism in Women the Last Taboo?

Susan Brace Lovell | Posted 01.25.2014 | Women
Susan Brace Lovell

Mary doesn't have cancer; she has alcoholism. And, like Emily, she is undergoing treatment. But hers is not chemotherapy; hers is a 30-day residential program for alcoholism/addiction. Her family, too, could use a sign-up sheet for meals and support during this difficult time.

No More Whispering: Talking Openly About Infertility

Tracey Cleantis | Posted 11.13.2013 | Women
Tracey Cleantis

I refuse, like Aisha, to carry my childlessness in me like a shameful secret. I want to share my story and help others learn that they aren't alone.

Tradition or Taboo: Doesn't Everyone Have a Psychic?

Erika Sales | Posted 11.10.2013 | Women
Erika Sales

She waved at me just as I was about to turn around, looking at the corner and nodding as if someone were there.

Does 50 Percent Who Say Yes to Marriage Also Say Yes to a Future Divorce?

Jim Halfens | Posted 10.06.2013 | Divorce
Jim Halfens

We simply do not like to talk about our problems openly. Perhaps we haven't really learned all the skills to communicate in a way that is geared towards truly listening to each other, working things out and finding a middle way.

Is There a Right 'Dose' of Swearing?

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 09.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

It would appear that there is a "dose" of swearing that works best. If you swear too much it reduces its benefit, but if you do not swear at all, you may not have as a high a pain tolerance. Swearing seems to have a protective effect -- to a point.

Shame Has No Place In The Bedroom

Jill Di Donato | Posted 04.17.2013 | TED Weekends
Jill Di Donato

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideoTaboos change with the times. And though they might bring excitement, they may come with shame. Shame has no place in the bedroom.

David Lohr

Miniature Horses Sexually Assaulted, Breeder Says (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

An owner and breeder of world-class miniature horses in Florida is hoping video surveillance footage will help identify the person suspected of sexual...

I Tried to Seduce My Therapist

Candace Walsh | Posted 01.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Candace Walsh

There's nothing more humbling than finding you're living out a big flaming cliché, although it (of course) feels like you are the first person to have this experience in all of history. Five years ago, my coming-out cliché hit me like a ton of rubyfruit. I fell in love with my lady therapist.

'Taboo': Man's Body Fat Is All On His Left Side

Posted 10.24.2012 | TV

The latest episode of "Taboo" dealt with something more inexplicable than taboo. James Sceville is a big guy, at 350 pounds and 6'3", but he doesn't l...

'Taboo': Transgender Woman WIll Keep Her Male Organ (VIDEO)

Posted 10.01.2012 | TV

"Taboo" took a look at various transgender stories, including one that's different from the usual cases. While most transgender individuals are seekin...

Meet Chris Tina Bruce, An Individual Who Exists Between Genders

Posted 09.28.2012 | Gay Voices

In recent years transgender people have made huge strides in gaining visibility. However, there is still much work to be done in terms of mainstream s...

'The Vampire Woman' AKA The World's 'Most Modified' Female

Posted 09.24.2012 | TV

She's been nicknamed The Vampire Woman, but there was a time when Maria Jose Cristerna was simply known as a lawyer. She's also been dubbed the world'...

The Watermill's Tribute To Mike Kelley

Posted 08.28.2012 | Arts

It is hard to forget the first time you see a Mike Kelley piece. I was touring a collector's home, and had just entered the fictitious "son's bedroom,...

The Tim Tebow Of Performance, Coaching And Sex

Phil Shepherd | Posted 06.23.2012 | Religion
Phil Shepherd

in the church world, the biggest misnomer is that sex is somehow dirty or shameful, or less than sacred, sizzling and sexy! God created us with pleasure in mind.

David Lohr

Unlucky 39: Cars With Wrong Number In Afghanistan Associated With Prostitution

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 01.03.2012 | Weird News

Some people go to extreme lengths to avoid black cats and broken mirrors. Afghanis assign significance to one particular two-digit number. Just as...

The War on Drugs Has Failed - It's Time for a New Approach

Amanda Feilding | Posted 01.24.2012 | UK Politics
Amanda Feilding

There is much debate as to what the best model of future drug control might look like, but the important thing is not the specific policy to be implemented, but the principles upon which they will be founded and the freedom for countries to experiment with new approaches.