Crikey's correspondent-at-large traces the history of Western sexual liberation.
A reliance on digital technology is destroyed our ability to feel empathy, according to new research. And as empathy disintegrates, so does trust and close personal relationships.
Last week, NSW Labor MP Greg Donnelly remarked that singers like Beyonce and Lady Gaga are encouraging sexual violence against women with their raunchy attitudes. Um, that's not quite how rape occurs, writes lauredhel.
From Genghis Khan -- a direct ancestor of 8% of Central Asia -- to the LA basketballer who claims to have slept with 20,000 women, Nerve uncovers the most influential sex lives in history.
Press a button and a woman's boobs will grow and she'll fetch you a beer. Yes, such a product exists! And as lawyer Katie Robertson learnt this week, you can just press a button and create a little media storm as well.
Apparently young folk don't use the word "gay" anymore -- it's "same sex attracted males" and "same sex attracted females". Should we now saw SSAM and SSAF? asks W.H. Chong. And will they have ssaf sex?
Lara Bingle may have given the AFL a free kick in standing by its pin-up boy Brendan Fevola -- but her "dubious scruples" don't justify the AFL in taking it, says Caroline Wilson.
In a bizarre piece, Mandy Sayer -- wife of Louis Nowra, author of the controversial Germaine Greer piece in The Monthly -- fights the criticism of her husband in the media. Yes, he's a woman-hating jerk who does all the cooking, cleaning and shopping at home. Ahem.
Tony Abbott's comments on homosexuality -- saying he felt "threatened" by gays -- have been roundly attacked as homophobic. Now Tony has a chance to repent, resplendent in the latest designer speedos. Will he accept?
Which controversial photo on the front cover of the Washington Post would anger readers and cause 27 cancelled subscriptions? Apparently two men kissing was enough to freak out the US capital.