Category Archives: Sex and Sexuality

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New Gaydar Study: Bogus Science?

[Important updates below!] A brief complaint published in the Edmonton Journal caught my attention when it claimed to have spotted some bogus science. [The article in the Edmonton Journal has since been taken down.] A psychology paper out of Washington … Continue reading

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New Model Restriction Law a Major Victory for Body Image

Who decides what is sexy? The interesting thing about the fashion industry is that there is no simple answer. Fashion designers would love to say “I decide what is sexy,” but that’s like giving a teacher all the credit for a … Continue reading

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Models are Getting Smaller but Everyone Else is Getting Bigger

When it comes to fashion marketing, manipulating the waistline isn’t exactly magic, but it sure is a vanishing act nowadays. Exhibit A: Cindy Crawford (above). Yikes! Just look at her. Today’s advertisers would tell her to come back after losing 10 … Continue reading

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Love Plus Imagination – Part 2: Visual Novels

In Part 1, we looked at how simulation games appeal to players. Being the social creatures that we are, gamers often like to engage with others, even in the virtual world. We saw how dating sims are often – but … Continue reading

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The Master of Your Own Domain Name – What .xxx Porn Sites Mean For Us

Pornography just got a little more accessible; as if we needed it. A few days ago, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) – who oversee many things on the internet – approved the domain “.xxx” to be added … Continue reading

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Love Plus Imagination – Part 1: Dating Sims and other Simulations

In the first of a multi-part series, let’s look at dating simulation video games. What are they, and where did they come from? Continue reading

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The Barbie Effect

Everyone knows that Barbie isn’t a particularly realistic-looking doll, and much has already been said about the notion that Barbie promotes an unhealthy and ridiculous ideal of beauty that women can’t possibly live up to. But that doesn’t stop many … Continue reading

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2011 Official Playboy Sex Survey

Playboy has recreated a survey from 1983, and they compared results between those two times, as well as males vs. females, liberals vs. conservatives, and much more. Continue reading

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2011 Sex Survey from Tokyo, Japan

A survey on the sexual activity of people living in Tokyo was conducted this year, with some interesting results. But can we really make fair inferences based on the data? Continue reading

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The Science of Condoms – Pornography, Japan, and Beyond

What does porn, masturbation, condom usage, and charity have in common? Find out here! Continue reading

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