07/31/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

The Nation Adds A Sex Column

Journalists love to be surprised. We live to find story angles that reek of contradictions. Every once in a while, we're lucky enough to come across something that sounds too good to be true.

That happened to me last week, when I got an email that read: "The Nation Introduces News Sex Column."

It was so startling; it might as well have arrived in 64-point type.

The Nation? A sex column? What's wrong with this picture?

I don't know about you media mavens, but I've always suspected that the liberal-leaning Nation, while producing a consistently thought-provoking product, took itself a wee bit (too) seriously publish a sex column.

I'll just come right out and say it: It blows my mind that one of America's most asexual magazines launched a sex column (and issued a press release about it, to boot).

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