Tag: sex differences

Men and Marriage: The Dominant Cultural Narrative

January 25, 2016
Men and Marriage: The Dominant Cultural Narrative

My regular readers know that I’m very interested in the effect that popular culture has on behavior. Specifically, it provides a cultural narrative that informs us what we should want if we’re normal. It may tenaciously grip the public consciousness even as it is rejected by individuals. Hookup culture is a perfect example; media and […]

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Speaking Truth About Female Sexual Power

June 19, 2015
Speaking Truth About Female Sexual Power

Having sex does not represent female empowerment. Controlling the supply of sex does. That is female sexual power. The responsibility to select the best genes possible for future offspring is entirely the woman’s. If you’re uncomfortable with that thought, you may choose to give your power away, as many women gladly have. I encourage you to embrace the […]

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How Common Are Open Relationships?

March 24, 2015
How Common Are Open Relationships?

A new survey on open relationships reveals that “most people would never consider being in an open relationship.” The survey of 1,000 adults was conducted by Huffington Post in partnership with YouGov. Open Relationship Experience 86% of people have never been in an open relationship. 72% would never consider it, 14% would. Sex Party Experience […]

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The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

October 21, 2014
The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

At the risk of coming across as an old and uncool English teacher, I want to share an amazing poem I just found. Published in 1922 in a literary journal, the language is of another time, but the conversation is timeless.  In the Orchard “I THOUGHT you loved me.” “No, it was only fun.” “When we stood there, […]

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Mismatched Lust Between the Sexes

September 18, 2014
Mismatched Lust Between the Sexes

OKCupid founder Christian Rudder has a new book out: Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One’s Looking). Rudder is the guy responsible for the always fascinating OKTrends blog, which he started in 2009. From Nate Silver’s blog Five Thirty Eight, we learn that Dataclysm is based on Rudder’s OKTrends posts, for which he spent countless hours […]

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