How To: Provide A Sample (In 15 Short Steps!)

This is a trigger warning. Human bodies are gross. If that’s is a problem, can I recommend looking elsewhere on the site? Seven weeks ago, I got a vasectomy. On Tuesday, I had to provide the sample that ended up proving my sterility. This is how that went: 1. After you get a vasectomy, the…

Human Sexuality and Religious Norms

Decades after the sexual revolution, many religious conservatives remain fiercely committed to preaching, if not always living, an absolute and absolutist understanding of human sexuality. Mainstream biologists, psychologists and sociologists, building on the science of evolution and other modern advancements of understanding, have helped redefine the meaning of normal when it comes to sex, moving…

Education and Entertainment; University and Community

(Note: this post uses terms and discusses situations that are borderline NSFW.) Strange things are happening at my dear alma mater.  There is a controversy of unknown size crewing around a post-class demonstration of a “fuck-saw” on a woman.  Attendance was voluntary and none of the demonstrators were students, or affiliated with Northwestern in any…

Sexuality à la carte?

I’m currently reading Troublesome Young Men, a history of anti-fascist parliamentarians in 1930s Britain. At first blush, this has very little to do with David’s excellent post on homosexuality, pedophilia and desire. But the book’s treatment of Robert Boothby, a promiscuous Scottish MP, is worth reproducing: Boothby loved Germany and had visited it many times.…