Saturday, October 5

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Cockblocked by Redistribution

A self-published author of pick-up guides visits the “pacifist nanny state” of Denmark and finds the social safety interferes with his seduction strategies.

Saturday, September 28

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Risk and Romance Among NBA Groupies: An Embed’s Report

Sex in the NBA in the wake of Magic Johnson’s HIV announcement.

Friday, September 27

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Friends Without Benefits

What the rapidly changing world of teenage hook-up culture means for young women.

Wednesday, September 25

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The Tiger Cure

One man’s experience with a sex surrogate in gay-conversion therapy.

Sunday, September 22

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Pleasures of the Fur

Adventures at a gathering of furries.

Wednesday, September 11

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Beso de los Exoticos

On lucha libre’s exóticos, “wrestlers who dress in drag and kiss their rivals, never quite revealing whether the joke is on their opponents, themselves or conservative Mexican society at large.”

Saturday, August 24

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Sleeping Together

A visit to Tokyo’s first co-sleeping cafe, where one can pay a set fee to sleep next to a woman in 20 minute increments, though spooning, being patted on the head, and a change of pajamas are extra.

Thursday, August 8

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Lesbian Nation

On the lesbian separatists of the 1970s, who “created a shadow society devoted to living in an alternate, penisless reality.”

Sunday, July 28

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Wildcatting: A Stripper's Guide to the Modern American Boomtown

Cycles of boom and bust in the drilling town of Williston, N.D., as seen from the perspective of an itinerant dancer filling one of three slots at the only strip club in town, Whispers.

Wednesday, July 24

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How Legalizing Prostitution Has Failed

When Germany legalized prostitution just over a decade ago, politicians hoped that it would create better conditions and more autonomy for sex workers. It hasn’t worked out that way.

Friday, July 19

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Who Was Stella Walsh?

The murder of an Olympic champion and the autopsy that shook a city.

Wednesday, June 26

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Mothers, Sisters, Daughters, Wives

Inside the political battle over reproductive rights in Texas.