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Rundle: a tale of civilisation, repression and the joy of S&M

Rundle: a tale of civilisation, repression and the joy of S&M

Crikey's correspondent-at-large traces the history of Western sexual liberation.

How email destroys relationships

How email destroys relationships

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.

The day Lady Gaga made it into Australian parliament

The day Lady Gaga made it into Australian parliament

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.

History’s greatest sex lives

History’s greatest sex lives

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.

The media on Borders’ Control a Woman

The media on Borders’ Control a Woman

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.

Wordwatch: gay, or ssam and ssaf?

Wordwatch: gay, or ssam and ssaf?

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?

Wilson: Bingle is not fair game

Wilson: Bingle is not fair game

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.

Louis Nowra’s wife: Yep, my husband is a misogynist jerk

Louis Nowra’s wife: Yep, my husband is a misogynist jerk

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.

‘Threatened’ Tony has opportunity to repent — in budgies

‘Threatened’ Tony has opportunity to repent — in budgies

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?

The front cover photo that infuriated <Em>Washington Post</em> readers

The front cover photo that infuriated Washington Post readers

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.