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Posted on the Jun 10, 2013 by Carlin Ross
This is a picture of Ceyda Sungur being showered with teargas in Turkey. Protests began a few weeks ago in response to the government's decision to tear down Gezi Park one of the rare green spaces...
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Posted on the Jun 06, 2013 by Carlin Ross
For the last 30 years, Iran has quietly been experiencing a sexual revolution.  Premarital sex is common...people are putting off marriage...the divorce rate is up...sex work is thriving: The...
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Posted on the May 07, 2013 by Carlin Ross
After being held captive for 10 years, Amanda Berry and two other young women are finally free. They were kidnapped by three brothers and held against their will, chained in the basement of an...
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Posted on the May 02, 2013 by Anonymous
I've blogged and talked about hair so much but I'm doing it again anyway. Human's are never anywhere at their most illogically animal than their reactions to hair. It lacks any sophistication of...
Posted on the Apr 17, 2013 by Carlin Ross
Mr. Rogers was one of the greatest educators of all time.  He's my role model for the type of sex educator I want to become. 
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Posted on the Apr 07, 2013 by Betty Dodson
Marty Klein makes a powerful point about the end of "normal" sex. I thought it tied in perfectly with our latest youtube clip Is Oral Sex Slutty: "Historically, normal sex has always been about...
Posted on the Mar 31, 2013 by Carlin Ross
Thought I'd get in the Easter spirit (since some of you didn't care for our Happy Ishtar video). It's interesting how half women/half animal costumes are perceived as sensuous.  Maybe it's...
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Posted on the Mar 25, 2013 by Carlin Ross
It's interesting that the Russian Orthodox church is one of the most revered institutions in post-Soviet Russia.  And for the record Pussy Riot didn't desecrate the church.  There's one...
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Posted on the Mar 24, 2013 by Carlin Ross
Actress Tilda Swinton is sleeping in a fitted glass box at New York's Museum of Modern Art this month. Museum goers are able to peer in on the star while standing just feet from her padded glass...
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Posted on the Mar 18, 2013 by atarasenko
I will admit that I haven’t been following the Stuebenville OH rape case very closely but when I caught up today, I was very disappointed (although definitely not shocked). A 16 year old girl,...
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Posted on the Mar 14, 2013 by The Intern
Dear Pope Frans, I guess it’s appropriate to say congratulations. Congratulations. Especially with being part of one of the last places in the Western World that celebrates old age. Love that. Also,...
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Posted on the Mar 13, 2013 by Lawrence Lanoff
Many people, including the Catholic Church, believe that the highest form of human evolution is the transcendence of sex in the form of celibacy. But as Church sex scandals abound, the question we...
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Posted on the Mar 08, 2013 by Carlin Ross
Nuseta Sivac was imprisoned and raped during the Bosnian war (1992-1995).  After the war ended, Nuseta started interviewing women and collecting their stories.  She realized that she wasn't...
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Posted on the Mar 07, 2013 by Carlin Ross
This is a photograph by renowned French photographer Laure Albin Guillot (1879-1962) - it's currently on exhibition at the Jeu de Paume museum in Paris. This week the museum's facebook page was...
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Posted on the Mar 06, 2013 by Carlin Ross
I know...it's a beauty paegant but I can't help but feel hopeful that things are changing when they crown the first woman of color Miss Israel. Yityish Aynaw is 21 years old and a former army officer...
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