Sexuality
Suppressing Sexuality to Appease Authority

Suppressing Sexuality to Appease Authority

Richard Feynman is reported to have stated: "Science is a lot like sex. Sometimes something useful comes of it, but that's not the reason we're doing it." If we reverse the relationship a bit and see sex as rather like science, then sex becomes this powerful force...

Embracing the Fetishes of Humanity

Embracing the Fetishes of Humanity

Directing attention to the atypical by labeling it deviant is a time-proven way of utilizing shame as a social control. "Why can't you be more like x?" is the parental equivalent of the social admonition "don't rock the boat" and the childhood condemnation of "you're...

Yes, It’s About The Sex And That’s Ok

Yes, It’s About The Sex And That’s Ok

"Water, water, everywhere and not a drop to drink," so the saying goes. One could, if feeling particularly feisty, shift this to "sex, sex, everywhere and not a meaningful connection to be had." The ubiquity of sexual expression in American culture is met only by an...

Naked Sexuality

Naked Sexuality

 To be naked is to invite, in a society devoted to seeing people as products, an appraisal of one's worth. Weighted, scrutinized, judged, and projected upon, nakedness practically begs for the destruction rather than the dissolution of the ego. Notice the difference....

Joys of the Flesh

Joys of the Flesh

One of my favorite quotes is from Richard Feynman: "Science is a lot like sex. Sometimes something useful comes of it, but that's not the reason we're doing it." To me this declares loudly what science and sex are all about, the unmitigated joy in discovery. What's...