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Is Female Sexual Pleasure Devalued?

Has there really been a sexual revolution? One of the themes I explore in my new book, Vagina: A New Biography, is that the supposedly sexually liberated society...

Brief History: Playboy

Playboy has long been a part of the American man's private life. On Jan. 10, the magazine became a more private part of Hugh Hefner's life as the publication's...

Jill Johnston

At the height of the 1960s sexual revolution, the Village Voice touted her as "the country's first shameless public lesbian." Jill Johnston, who died on Sept. 18...

SEX IN ASIA: Turning Up the Heat

SEX n. 1 either of two divisions, male or female, into which persons, animals, or plants are divided 2 the character of being male or female 3 the attraction...

The Revolution Is Over

"It's terrible to wake up and wonder why this person's head is on the other pillow," confesses a New York City writer who slept with about two dozen women in...

Simone de Beauvoir

In the popular imagination, Simone de Beauvoir is best known as the foremother of contemporary feminism, and as the turbaned, chain-smoking, glamorously...

So You Want to be a Nun?

Historically, the decision to become a nun was a relatively simple one to make. "If a woman felt that she wanted to be a nun, she would just go to her parish...

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