Posts Tagged ‘virginity’

The Morning After: Fabulous Ex-Gay Scarf Edition

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* Via BLOgT: Even ex-gays are allowed to wear fabulous scarves.

Therese Shechter on Losing Your Virginity

Ever had a sexual experience? Then welcome to the magical world of "virginity," where a white wedding dress can restore a sexually-active 40-something's innocence, a set of pigtails can turn even the most experienced porn performer chaste, and a new hymen can be shipped from China for about 30 bucks. Documentary filmmaker Therese Shechter explores [...]

The Morning After: Celebrity Hymen Edition

* Sarah Silverman on losing her virginity:

Female Photographers, the Phallic Camera, and the Male Gaze

If we must turn the art of photography into a sexual metaphor, this is how it usually goes: The camera represents the photographer's phallus. The camera's lens is the artistic extension of the male gaze. Female subjects "make love" to the camera, and by extension, the artist. But what happens when a photography exhibit featuring [...]

Sexist Beatdown: Rethinking Virginity Edition

On Monday, Sady Doyle of Tiger Beatdown will speak at Harvard's "Rethinking Virginity" conference, a summit on the state of sexual purity.
But before she Rethinks virginity, Sady must first Think it! Accordingly, I have volunteered to help Sady pop the proverbial cherry of Virginity Thinkin', a rite of passage every ladyblogger must endure, and which [...]

Real World D.C. Hook-Up Round-Up Episode 1: Furries, Virgins, and Bisexual Christians

The Real World D.C. premiered last night, and MTV's eight strangers picked to live in a house did not disappoint on the sex front: These people are obsessed with gettin' it on. The girls (Callie, Erika, Ashley, and Emily) and the boys (Mike, Josh, Andrew, and Ty) arrived in D.C. ready to cheat on their [...]

Introducing the Real World D.C. Hook-Up Round-Up

Tonight, the District will finally embark on the long-awaited experiment in forgoing politeness for realness. If these early previews of the Real World D.C. are any indication, the seven housemates will commence "getting real" by arguing over whether God exists in the Dupont Circle Bucca di Beppo. In other words, Real World looks to be [...]

The Decade In Masculinity

Think boys are simply born into their masculine gender role? Consider, for a moment, how quickly the cultural norms of acceptable maleness can change. The past decade of masculine fads saw cultural expressions of manliness range from finely-groomed boy bands to shlumpy stoners to blowed-out "guidos." The versions of masculinity that gained popularity in the [...]

Patience Is A (Feminist) Virtue

Patience is a virtue, possess it if you can
Seldom found in woman, never found in man.
We often hear that "patience is a virtue." It's the second half of the sentiment largely goes unspoken: Patience is a virtue for women. What is patience, exactly? In Helper By Design, Elyse Fitzpatrick's guide to submitting to your man [...]

The Top 5 Abstinence-Only Music Videos

If the Christian Side-Hug has taught us anything, it's that Christians and non-Christians alike can be united by the power of song. Sure, we may not be able to agree on what satire means, or  the reality of the side-hug, or whether or not the side-hug rap is the Modest Proposal of the new millenium. [...]

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