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Gary Hart, Harbinger of a New Political Age

Had Bill Clinton heeded the glaring signs of the sea change ushered in by that now-infamous scene from a boat in Bimini called the Monkey Business in the spring of 1987, he could have spared himself, not to mention the rest of the country, a big hassle during his presidency.

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New, Condom-Free Birth Control for Men Could Soon Be a Reality

Soon, men may be able to shoulder the burden of contraception without the finality of vasectomy or the muss and fuss of condoms.

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Yawning: Puzzler of the Ages

Hippocrates took a crack at it, postulating that this mysterious activity was designed to flush harmful air from the body. Cut to the 19th century, when that notion lost traction.

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New Condoms That Feel Like Human Skin Could Save Lives

Thank the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for the gold rush happening in the field of condom research.

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Izumo and Juno: Sperm-Egg Secret Unscrambled

Scientists said this week that they had made the long-sought discovery of how sperm latches onto an egg in the very first spark of reproduction, the outcome of a near decade-long hunt.

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Sex, Gender, and the Familiar Fight Over Religious Exemptions

The conflict between religious freedom and gender/sexual equality has become “the most important civil rights issue of this time.”

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How Porn May Be Changing Your Brain

Internet pornography can turn into a destructive spiral of addiction that becomes all consuming. The dopamine released and the fantasy created have the power to rewire our brains forever.

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Can Sex Make You Smarter?

Having trouble remembering key things due to the stress of the everyday grind? Forget your ginkgo biloba tablets, have some sex instead.

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All About Sex: Increased Religious Leanings May Come Down to Reproductive Strategies

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania found that views on sexual conduct reveal more about a person’s religious beliefs than their ideas about lying or cheating. But what are the implications of these “highly heretical” findings?

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Something to Be Scared of: Retailers Market ‘Sexy’ Halloween Costumes to Little Girls

Costumes for little girls are now firmly part of the trend toward an overly sexualized Halloween celebration.

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IFC Films

Sex Isn’t Everything

The sex in “Blue Is the Warmest Color” is about as good as it is ever going to get in what I guess is more or less a mainstream movie, but…

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Japan’s Young People Aren’t Interested in Sex

In a country where the birthrate is dropping at an alarming pace, and adult incontinence garments outsell baby diapers, much of the population under 30 simply can’t be bothered with sex or relationships. In fact, many Japanese haven’t even dated by the time they ring in their third decade.

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Michael Douglas’ Cancer Caused by an STD That Can Easily Be Prevented

The movie star rejected embarrassment to say this week that his throat cancer was caused by HPV, a sexually transmitted disease that only 1 percent of boys are vaccinated against.

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What’s Going on With Obama and Drug Policy?

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: With marijuana, alone, the administration has adopted multiple, contrary positions. Also: The past and future FCC, why we don’t execute terrorists, and baby books for kids.

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What’s Going on With Obama and Drug Policy?

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: With marijuana, alone, the administration has adopted multiple, contrary positions. Also: The past and future FCC, why we don’t execute terrorists, and baby books for kids.

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Bill Gates Will Pay You as Much as $1 Million for a Better Condom

Condoms are cheap and effective, but they also diminish sexual pleasure, and that gets in the way of lifesaving.

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Mary Mary Quite Contrary

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German Spies’ Sex for Secrets Replaced by Free Love

The location of a former training camp where Stasi operatives were taught to retrieve secrets through sex now houses a free-love commune; filibuster reform was blocked and now, for the first time in history, a secretary of defense nomination has been filibustered; meanwhile, Al-Jazeera has been accused of developing a political agenda since the Arab Spring. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Fox News Touts Ridiculous ‘War on Men’

Ladies—especially you, feminists—listen up: If you want to know the real reason men don’t want to get married these days, you have only yourselves to blame. That’s according to anti-feminist and ardent Michele Bachmann defender Suzanne Venker.

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This ‘Hitchcock’ Is Frightfully Off

He was never dark or monstrous as this film makes him seem. Rather the opposite. There was something—well—childlike about him.

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U.S. Army/Staff Sgt. Lorie Jewell

Another Scandal Among Officers Who No Longer Win Wars

As a former serviceman, I have been long bemused by the proliferation of ribbons and other decorations on the chests of today’s high-ranking army officers, now mired in scandal.

Posted on Nov 13, 2012 READ MORE



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Student-Run ‘Fantasy Slut League’ Uncovered at California High School

In a letter sent to parents Friday, Piedmont High School Principal Rich Kitchens wrote that the league was set up by a group of the school’s varsity athletes, who would secretly “draft” female students and then get points for engaging in sexual activity with them.

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Republicans, Racism and Romney

Romney’s campaign is benefiting from racism among voters; Catalonia’s cry for independence is inspiring violent threats from Spanish institutions; meanwhile, “Fifty Shades of Grey’s” immense popularity reflects the modern sexual condition. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Oct 21, 2012 READ MORE



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The Problem With Americans: Too Much Sleep

The importance of a good night’s sleep cannot be understated. Research suggests that getting eight hours every night can make you happier, richer, smarter and hornier. But for many Americans, the problem with their sleep pattern is not that they’re getting too little, but that they are getting too much.

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Naomi Wolf on Kate Middleton Topless, Pussy Riot, and the Sexualized Female Body

According to the author of “Vagina: A New Biography,” we are undergoing an “unprecedented struggle” among women, their bodies and sexuality. Citing recent examples including the Russian punk band Pussy Riot, the frenzy over “virginity tests” in Egypt and recent efforts in the U.S. to legislate the female body, Wolf argues that female sexuality is being targeted around the world.

Posted on Sep 19, 2012 READ MORE



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Secret Romney Video Ties Him to Sex Party-Loving Hedge Fund Manager

The footage was shot during a fundraiser at the home of Marc Leder, a hedge fund manager known for throwing pretty lascivious affairs in the Hamptons, N.Y. We’re talking about parties that involve sex, but not the kind intended for the purpose of planting a zygote in the womb, thereby going against a core conservative value and basically everything Republicans stand for.

Posted on Sep 18, 2012 READ MORE



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The Brain-Vagina Connection

In the course of writing her new book, “Vagina: A New Biography,” author and activist Naomi Wolf discovered research in neuroscience that strongly suggests that “the vagina is not just a sex organ at all, but a powerful mediator of female confidence, creativity and the sense of the connections between things.”

Posted on Sep 8, 2012 READ MORE



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Cosmopolitan Editor Dies at 90

Helen Gurley Brown, the woman who remade Cosmopolitan magazine in the early 1960s to peddle advice on sex and landing the perfect man to female readers, died at age 90 in Manhattan on Monday.

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AIDS Conference Excludes Many of Those Most Affected

The International AIDS Conference returned to the United States this week after a 22-year hiatus, thanks in part to President Obama’s lifting of a 1987 ban on entry into the country by people with HIV or AIDS. But sex workers and drug users, two groups most affected by the epidemic, remain shut out.

Posted on Jul 25, 2012 READ MORE



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Condom Crackdown Subverts HIV Prevention Efforts

Women who carry around condoms—including sex workers who use them to protect themselves from HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases—are being criminalized in cities across the United States, as police agencies view possession of prophylactics as evidence of prostitution.

Posted on Jul 19, 2012 READ MORE



Warner Bros.

Magic Mike: Keep Your Pants Off

“Magic Mike” is an entertaining movie that unfortunately lacks the courage of its own predilections.

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John Edwards Gets Off

Maybe justice really is blind. Despite one poll rating his favorability at 3 percent, a jury Thursday set two-time presidential candidate and scandal magnet John Edwards free.

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Taxes, Riots and Prostitutes

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Thousands of companies are withholding and keeping their employees’ state income taxes; 20 years after the L.A. riots: Whites don’t see the racial divide everyone else senses; the Secret Service and masculinity in Colombia; and Robert Scheer sounds off.

Posted on Apr 20, 2012 READ MORE



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Taxes, Riots and Prostitutes

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Thousands of companies are withholding and keeping their employees’ state income taxes; 20 years after the L.A. riots: Whites don’t see the racial divide everyone else senses; the Secret Service and masculinity in Colombia; and Robert Scheer sounds off.

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Secret Service Prostitute Scandal

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Flies, Too, Drink to Get Over It

While studying the relationship between stress and alcohol in fruit flies, a group of neuroscientists found that sexually frustrated male flies were more likely to prefer food spiked with alcohol than their carnally satisfied peers, suggesting that humans aren’t the only species to self-medicate.

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It’s About Sex and the ’60s

Mitt Romney clearly has no idea what his party stands for and is running against. To put it in Rick Santorum’s words, “It comes down to sex. That’s what it’s all about.”

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The Most Effective Contraceptive

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Larry Flynt Offers $1 Million to Scandal Hunters

Need money to fund your super PAC? If you have documented evidence of a prominent government official engaged in “infidelity, sexual impropriety or corruption,” Larry Flynt and Hustler magazine may have up to $1 million with your name on it.

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That’s the Limit

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Love Sick

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FDA

Birth Control Recall: Pfizer Warns of Unintended Pregnancies

The pharmaceutical manufacturer says the million packets of mis-packaged birth control pills it is recalling won’t harm women’s health, but it acknowledges that they could fail to prevent users from becoming pregnant.

Posted on Feb 1, 2012 READ MORE



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Wider Availability of Morning-After Pill Denied

For the time being, females 16 and under concerned about pregnancy can kiss unrestrained access to the morning-after pill goodbye. On Wednesday, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius overruled the FDA’s decision that emergency contraceptives be made freely available to youths over the counter.

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Study Exposes Teen Sexting Myth

What’s with those teenagers sending around photos of their privates? It turns out they’re just a fantasy. A new study asked kids whether they had created and sent sexually explicit images of themselves (rather than the vaguer “do you sext?”) and only 1 percent said “yes.”

Posted on Dec 5, 2011 READ MORE



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Chlamydia Climbing

Here’s a bit of bad news for the sexually active: Chlamydia infections in the U.S. reached an all-time high in 2010 with 1.3 million cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s the largest number ever reported for any condition, the agency says. (more)

Posted on Nov 19, 2011 READ MORE



AP / Matt Rourke

Joe Paterno Gets Due Process of Us

These days you don’t get due process of the law until long after you have gotten due process of us ... and the “us” isn’t our rational side, but our bloodthirsty one, as presented by media.

Posted on Nov 10, 2011 READ MORE



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The Shame in Happy Valley

Legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno said, “I did what I was supposed to.” In fact, nobody at Penn State did what basic human decency requires—and as a result, according to prosecutors, an alleged sexual predator who could have been stopped years ago was allowed to continue molesting young boys.

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