The Question of Sex

and the Christian Response: God's Vision for Human Relationships

Public Survey/Display

Your Body: Does it Have a Purpose? (and instructions) 

Rate Your Last Relationship

Find Your Heart's Desire? (and instructions and theology of desire)

Is a Good Friend Hard to Find? (and instructions)

  

The Question of Sex and the Christian Response: God's Vision for Relationships

Sex, Dating, Love and Marriage - A Series

Desires, Beliefs, and How We Know Truth

How Our Choices Shape Our Desires:  Experiencing the Triune God

God is the Primary Owner of Your Body: The Purpose and Destiny of Our Bodies

Is Premarital Sex Really Sinful?

Does the Christian Story of Sexuality Make Any Sense at All?  Sexuality and Social Justice

Should I Support or Oppose Gay Marriage?

Letter to a Gay Friend #1

Letter to a Gay Friend #2

Letter to a Gay Friend #3

Letter to a Gay Friend #4

Letter to a Gay Friend #5

Whose Family? Which Union?  Reflections on Scripture, Human Sexuality and God's Purposes

Jesus and the LGBTQ Community, Part 1:  Politics and Science (and ppts)

Jesus and the LGBTQ Community, Part 2:  Scripture and Stories (and ppts)

Jesus and the LGBTQ Community, Part 3:  Desires (and ppts) and video

Paul's View of Headship in Marriage: How 1 Corinthians Interprets Ephesians and Colossians

Helpful books and articles:

* Gordon P. Hugenberger, Q&A on Homosexuality (Park Street Church)

* Gordon P. Hugenberger, Q&A on Marriage (Park Street Church)

* Peter Brown, The Body and Society: Men, Women, and Sexual Renunciation in Early Christianity (Amazon book, 1988)

* Ray S. Anderson, Homosexuality: Theological and Pastoral Considerations (Journal of Psychology and Christianity, Winter 1996)

* Richard B. Hays, The Moral Vision of the New Testament (Amazon book, 1996)

* William A. Heth, Jesus on Divorce: How My Mind Has Changed (paper, 1997)

* Robert A.J. Gagnon, The Bible and Homosexual Practice (Amazon book, 2001)

* C. Jeandrel, et.al., Environmental Chemicals and Disorders of Sex Differentiation in Male Newborn (LesJTA, 2002)

* N.T. Wright, Gender and the Biblical Basis for Women's Service in the Church (video, 2004) important statement about the significance of gender

* Bishop Athenagoras Peckstadt of Sinope, Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage in the Orthodox Church (Orthodox Research Institute, Apr 2005)

* Thomas Schmidt, Searching for Truth in Lifestyles: Homosexuality & Christian Morality (Veritas Forum video, Feb 17, 2005)

* Neil Swidey, What Makes People Gay? (Boston Globe, Aug 14, 2005)

* Thomas Schmidt, The Nature/Nurture Debate: Is Homosexuality a Choice (Veritas Forum video, Dec 31, 2005)

* Thomas Hopko, Christian Faith and Same-Sex Attraction: Eastern Orthodox Reflections (2006)

* N.T. Wright, The Debate on Homosexuality (youtube video, 2009)

* Robert A.J. Gagnon, Divorce and Remarriage-After-Divorce in Jesus and Paul: A Response to David Instone-Brewer (paper, Jun 2009)

* Stewart Koehl, An Independent Witness to Marriage (First Things, Jul 16, 2010) on the history of marriage and property from an anthropological perspective

* Wesley Hill, Washed and Waiting: Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality (Amazon book, 2010)

* Alice Dreger, Where Masturbation and Homosexuality Do Not Exist (The Atlantic, Dec 4, 2012) fascinating anthropological observation

* Thomas Schmidt, Homosexuality and Christian Morality (Veritas Forum, Jan 1, 2013)

* Vicki Leon, Greco-Roman Sex: Wilder & Weirder Than Ours (Huffington Post, Jan 31, 2013) an easy-to-read history lesson

* Burton, I Can't Change (blog, Feb 13, 2014)

* Kyle Harper, From Shame to Sin: The Christian Transformation of Sexual Morality in Late Antiquity (Amazon book, 2013)

* Ian Sample, Study Finds Gene on X Chromosome Linked to Male Homosexuality (Raw Story, Feb 14, 2014)

* James R. Aist, Homosexual vs. Heterosexual Parenting: Is There Really No Difference? (Rethinking Theology blog, May 31, 2014)

* Pepper Schwartz, Can Sexual Preference Change With Age? Research Shows Attraction Can Be Fluid When Love is Involved (AARP, Jun 13, 2014)

* Scott Sauls, Meet My Same-Sex Attracted, Evangelical Christian, Seminary Student Friend (blog, Jun 13, 2014)

* Preston Sprinkle, David Gushee's Recent Shift on Homosexuality (blog, Oct 28, 2014)

* Julie Rodgers, Can the Gay Be a Good? (Spiritual Friendship blog, Oct 23, 2014)

* Lindsey Tanner, New Study Suggests Genetic Link for Male Homosexuality (Huffington Post, Nov 17, 2014)

* Michael J. Kruger, The One Trait That Set Apart the Earliest Christians (The Gospel Coalition, Oct 28, 2014)

* Jean C. Lloyd, Seven Things I Wish My Pastor Knew About My Homosexuality (Witherspoon Institute, Dec 10, 2014)

* Michelle Boorstein, Gay Christians Choosing Celibacy Emerge from the Shadows (Washington Post, Dec 13, 2014)

* Rod Dreher, How to Be a Gay Jesuit (The American Conservative, Jan 22, 2015)

* Tim Otto, To Celibacy (Spiritual Friendship blog, Feb 2, 2015)

* Eddie Kaufholz, Why Don't the Guys in My Church Ask Women on Dates? (Relevant Magazine, Feb 18, 2015)

* Wesley Hill, The Gift of Friendship (Brazos Blog, Apr 6, 2015)

* Scot McKnight, Did Jesus Talk About Homosexuality (Patheos, Apr 6, 2015)

* Garrett Johnson, Pope Francis' View on Same-Sex Marriage in 6 Points (Catholic Link, Apr 10, 2015)

* Qazi Rahman, 'Gay Genes': Science Is On the Right Track, We're Born This Way. Let’s Deal With It. (The Guardian, Jul 24, 2015)

* Joseph Sciambra, I Was the Other Man: An Insider's Look at Why Gay Marriage Will Never Work (Church Militant, Jun 28, 2015)

* John Mark N. Reynolds, American Anti-Intellectualism and the Theological Left (Patheos blog, Jul 7, 2015)

* Wesley Hill, Yes, Many Christian Communities Are Toxic for My LGBT Friends, But There's More (Washington Post, Jul 15, 2015)

* Ryan T. Anderson, Same-Sex Marriage and Heresy (First Things, Jul 16, 2015)

* Lisa Diamond, Sexuality Is Fluid – It’s Time to Get Past ‘Born This Way’ (New Scientist, Jul 22, 2015)

* Shamus Khan, Not Born This Way (Aeon, Jul 23, 2015) interesting because he is a sociologist in favor of LGBT rights

* Neil Swidey, What Makes People Gay? (An Update) (Boston Globe, Aug 23, 2015)

* Metropolitan Joseph, Archpastoral Directive On So-Called Same-Sex Marriage (American Orthodox Institute, Oct 29, 2015)

* Emma Green, Hating the Queerness Without Hating the Queer (The Atlantic, Nov 7, 2015) focus on Al Mohler

* Trevin Wax, Can We "Agree to Disagree" On Sexuality and Marriage? (The Gospel Coalition, Feb 25, 2016)

* Olga Khazan, How Older Brothers Influence Homosexuality (The Atlantic, Apr 27, 2016)

* David French, Mike Pence’s Wise Family Practices Expose a Deep Divide Over Human Nature (National Review, Mar 30, 2017)

 

Embracing Jesus' Transformation of You

Does Jesus Satisfy Our Thirst? (a message on John 4:1 - 30)

Sex, Love, Dating, and Marriage (messages on The Song of Songs: A Play in Five Acts)

Can Dating Just Be for Learning? (tbd)

The Future of Your Body (notes and messages on Paul's first letter to the Corinthians)

The Resurrection of Jesus:  Its Historicity and Meaning

 

Christian Resources

* Malka Z. Simkovich, Intimacy on Shabbat: Was It Always a Mitzvah? (The Torah)

* Matt Fradd, C.S. Lewis on Lust, Women, and Masturbation (blog)

* Spiritual Friendship: Musings on God, Sexuality, Relationships (website)

* Henry Cloud and John Townsend, Boundaries in Dating (pdf book)

* Lauren Winner, Real Sex:  The Naked Truth About Chastity (2006)

* Stuart Koehl, An Independent Witness to Marriage (First Things, Jul 16, 2010)

* Margaret Kim Peterson & Dwight N. Peterson, Are You Waiting for "The One"? (2011)

* Caroline J. Simon, Bringing Sex into Focus: The Quest for Sexual Integrity (2011)

* J. Budziszewski, Designed for Sex: What We Lose When We Forget What Sex Is For (Touchstone, Jul/Aug 2005)

* Marlena Graves, Getting to the Root of Female Masturbation (Christianity Today, Jan 2012)

* Rosalie De Rosset, Unseduced and Unshaken: The Place of Dignity in a Young Woman's Choices (Amazon book, Aug 2, 2012)

* Anthony Esolen, All the Lonely People: The Corrosive & Far-Reaching Fallout of the Sexual Revolution (Touchstone, Jul/Aug 2013)

* Rosaria Champagne Butterfield, My Train Wreck Conversion (Christianity Today, Feb 7, 2013)

* Michael Brown, What the Sex Change Industry Doesn't Tell You (Charisma News, Oct 4, 2013)

* Barry Cooper, More Choices, Less Commitment (The Gospel Coalition, Feb 25, 2013)

* Rod Dreher, Sex After Christianity (The American Conservative, Apr 11, 2013)

* Simon Critchley and Jamieson Webster, The Gospel According to 'Me' (NY Times opinion, Jun 29, 2013)

* Ryan Thomas Neace, Consecrated Sexual Attraction (blog, Aug 2, 2013) post by a Christian counselor on exploring the desire behind the desire

* Vicky Beeching, Christian, Feminist, and Conservative on Sexuality (blog, Sep 4, 2013)

* David Murrow, The One Idol Christian Women Worship (Patheos blog, Sep 25, 2013)

* Ann Voskamp, The Real Truth About 'Boring' Men and the Women Who Live With Them (Huffington Post, Nov 18, 2013)

* Debra K. Fileta, Why You Should Have More Than One Significant Other (Relevant magazine, Jan 7, 2014)

* Father Dylan James, Divorce, Remarriage, Oikonomia, and the Peril of Following the Greeks (blog, Feb 17, 2014)

* John Burke, When Two Lesbians Walk Into a Church Seeking Trouble (Charisma News, Mar 13, 2014)

* Leonid Bershidsky, Want a Lasting Relationship? Give Up Sex (Bloomberg, Mar 13, 2014)

* Ryan Dowd, Rethinking Proverbs 31:10 - 31 (Qideas)

* Shaunti Feldhahn, Everything We Think We Know About Marriage and Divorce is Wrong (Catalyst, 2014)

* Rachel Held Evans, 3 Things You Might Not Know About Proverbs 31 (blog, May 2014)

* Dale Fincher, Unpacking the Web of the Sovereign Grace Scandal (Soulation blog, May 27, 2014)

* Thomas L. McDonald, ‘Desire of the Everlasting Hills’: A Powerful Witness to Catholic Teachings on Same-Sex Attraction (Patheos, Jul 23, 2014)

* Carl R. Trueman, The Purpose of Pornography (First Things, Aug 5, 2014)

* Conor Friedersdorf, When 'Do Unto Others' Meets Hookup Culture: How Christians Can Talk to America About Sex (The Atlantic, Sep 10, 2014)

* Boz Tchividjian, #Why I Stayed: How Some Churches Support Spousal Abuse (Religion News Service, Sep 12, 2014)

* Corey Widmer, Traditional Sexuality, Radical Community (The Gospel Coalition, Oct 3, 2014)

* Fabienne Harford, Sex and the Single Woman (The Gospel Coalition, Oct 16, 2014)

* Nancy French, Living Without Sex: How Christian Singleness Doesn't Mean Ignoring the Hunger for Sex (Patheos blog, Oct 17, 2014)

* Dave Willis, 7 Ways a Husband Needs Respect from His Wife (Patheos blog, Dec 12, 2014)

* Joy-Elizabeth Lawrence, Stop Overlooking Singles in Church (Today's Christian Woman, Feb 8, 2015)

* Elizabeth Corey and Mary Campbell, Two Sisters, Two Views of Marriage (The Atlantic, May 10, 2015)

* Matthew Paul Turner, Megachurch: Stay With Your Kiddie Porn-Watching Husband - Or Face "Discipline" (The Daily Beast, May 31, 2015) a sad example of conservative Christians

* Rod Dreher, The Real Reason for the Caitlyn Jenner Freak-Out (The American Conservative, Jun 3, 2015)

* David Daniels, Former Lesbian Jackie Hill-Perry Responds to Bruce Jenner's Sex Change (Rapzilla, Jun 4, 2015)

* Douglas Wilson, An Open Letter to an Angry Husband (blog, Jun 6, 2015)

* Russell Moore, The Sexual Revolution's Coming Refugee Crisis (Moore to the Point blog, Jul 7, 2015)

* US Conference of Catholic Bishops, Create in Me a Clean Heart: A Pastoral Response to Pornography (USCCB, Nov 2015)

* Samantha Schroeder, Personal Love and the Call to Chastity (Witherspoon Institute, Mar 24, 2016)

* Ann Voskamp, About Those “20 Minutes of Action”: 20 Things We’d Better Tell Our Sons Right Now About Being Real Men (A Holy Experience blog, Jun 8, 2016)

* Stan Friedman, Letter from Brock Turner’s Victim Should Be Read in Churches (Cov, Jun 17, 2016)

* Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra, Christian Teacher Fired for Not Divorcing Husband Wins in British Court (Christianity Today, Jul 5, 2016)

* Amber Barnhill, I Let My Husband Rape Me, and Here’s Why… (Patheos, Aug 19, 2016) has poignant lessons about defective evangelical teaching about abuse

* Marie Notcheva, The Culture of Abuse in Christian Slavic Marriages (Biblical Counseling Coalition, Sep 30, 2016)

* Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra, How Churches in America’s Least Religious Region Talk About Sexuality (The Gospel Coalition, Nov 3, 2016)

* Jeff Crippen, Church Leaders Charge Victims with Sin for Leaving the Abuser (Cry for Justice, Dec 19, 2016)

 

General Resources

Pornography

* National Center on Sexual Exploitation (website)

* Stop Trafficking Demand (website) on the links between porn and prostitution

* Stop Porn Culture (website)

* Global Centurion: Fighting Modern Day Slavery by Focusing on Demand (website)

* Fight the New Drug (website)

* Time Magazine Interactive, Addiction and the Brain (Time)

* Vanessa Grigoriadis, The New Position on Casual Sex (New Yorker Magazine, Jan 13, 2003)

* Davd Amsden, Not Tonight, Honey. I'm Logging On (New Yorker Magazine, Oct 20, 2003)

* David Bentley Hart, The Pornography Culture (The New Atlantis, Summer 2004)

* Pamela Paul, Pornified: How Pornography Is Damaging Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families (Amazon, Aug 2006)

* Michael D. Lemonick, How We Get Addicted (Time, Jul 5, 2007)

* William M. Struthers, Wired for Intimacy: How Pornography Hijacks the Male Brain (Amazon book, 2009)

* Mark Heisler, Role Models for the Id (Truthdig, Apr 25, 2010)

* Julie Bindel, The Truth About the Porn Industry (Guardian, Jul 2, 2010)

* Gail Dines, Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality (Amazon book, Apr 2011)

* Gary Wilson, The Great Porn Experiment (TEDxGlasgow, May 16, 2012)

* Naomi Wolf, The Porn Myth (New Yorker Magazine, Feb 6, 2013)

* Economist, Why Does Liberal Iceland Want to Ban Online Pornography? (The Economist, Apr 23, 2013)

* Martin Daubney, Experiment Convinced Me that Online Porn is the Most Pernicious Threat Facing Children Today (Daily Mail UK, Sep 25, 2013)

* Leonardo Blair, Ex Porn Star Vanessa Belmond Confesses Horrors of Seductive Porn Industry; Brings Porn-Loving Men Close to Tears With Story (Christian Post, Oct 23, 2013)

* Mary Pulido, Child Porn: Basic Facts About a Horrific Crime (Huffington Post, Oct 17, 2013)

* Ron Gavrieli, Why I Stopped Watching Porn (TEDx Talk, Oct 26, 2013) notes that porn is about male dominance, and is filmed prostitution

* Danica Kirka and Jim Gomez, Operation Endeavor: Authorities Dismantle International Pedophile Ring That Live-Streamed Sex Abuse (Huffington Post, Jan 16, 2014)

* Gregory Ciotti, Is Your Brain Truly Ready for Junk Food, Porn, or the Internet? (Sparring Mind blog)

* Jamie Utt, One Man's Journey: How I Stopped Watching Porn for 1 Year and Why I'm Not Going Back (blog, Feb 12, 2014)

* Rick Thomas, Five Sure Fire Ways to Motivate Your Son to Use Pornography (The Gospel Coalition, Feb 13, 2014)

* Rachel Shteir, When Pornography Pays for College: The Trouble with Belle Knox (Chronicle of Higher Education, Aug 4, 2014)

* Carl R. Trueman, The Purpose of Pornography (First Things, Aug 5, 2014)

* Luke Geraty, An Open Letter to My Porn-Watching Dad (Faithit, no date)

* Robert Ferdman, Americans Aren’t Getting Married, and Researchers Think Porn Is Part of the Problem (Washington Post, Dec 21, 2014)

* FaithIt, This Is How Porn Got a Huge Jumpstart in the World—I Had No Idea (FaithIt video)

* Matt Fradd, Neuroscience Has Proved That Porn is Literally Making Men's Brains More Childish (LifeSite News, Jan 14, 2015)

* Fight the New Drug, The Internet's Most Popular Genre of Porn is Disturbing (Fight the New Drug, Jan 27, 2015)

* John-Henry Westen, Want to Stop Sex-Trafficking? Look to America's Porn Addition (Huffington Post, Jan 28, 2015)

* Fight the New Drug, Companies That Profit Off Porn: This Year's Dirty Dozen (Fight the New Drug, Jan 30, 2015)

* Russell Brand, Sex, Softcore and Hardcore Porn (youtube video, Feb 2015)

* John Jalsevac, Even the Co-Stars Think "Fifty Shades of Gray" Is Awful (and Maybe Even a Bit Like Hitler) (Lifesite News, Feb 11, 2015)

* Gary Wilson, Your Brain on Porn: Internet Pornography and the Emerging Science of Addiction (Amazon book, Feb 2015)

* Rescue: Freedom, How Clicking Porn Directly Fuels the Sex Trafficking Industry (video, Mar 2, 2015)

* Audrey Assad, For Women on Porn Addiction (The Porn Effect website)

* 10 Popular Ex-Porn Stars Share The Raw Reality Behind Their Most Popular Scenes (Fight the New Drug, May 26, 2015)

* Alyssa Rosenberg, The Uber-ization of Porn (Washington Post, May 29, 2015)

* Fight the New Drug, The New Epidemic: 2016's Global Porn Problem (Fight the New Drug, Jul 22, 2015)

* Matt Fradd, 4 Ways Porn Warps the Male Brain (Covenant Eyes, Jul 31, 2015)

* Dan Gray, The Serious Mental Costs of Watching Porn (Fight the New Drug, Oct 16, 2015)

* Kassondra Cloos and Julie Turkewitz, Hundreds of Nude Photos Jolt School (NY Times, Nov 6, 2015)

* Fight the New Drug, Ex-Porn Star Explains Her Past to Newborn Son in This Beautifully Heartfelt Letter (Fight the New Drug, Nov 19, 2015)

* Charles Camosy, On Pornography, U.S. Catholic Bishops May Find an Unlikely Ally (Religion News Service, Nov 20, 2015)

* Jonathon Van Maren, Fancy That. Noam Chomsky Was Right About Porn. (LifeSite News, Dec 21, 2015)

* Nancy Jo Sales, Teen Girls and Social Media: A Story of "Secret Lives" and Misogyny (NPR, Feb 29, 2016)

* Olga Khazan, Why Straight Men Gaze at Gay Women (The Atlantic, Mar 8, 2016)

* Nicholas Kristof, Every Parent's Nightmare (NY Times, Mar 10, 2016)  

* Gail Dines, Is Porn Immoral? That Doesn't Matter: It's a Public Health Crisis (Washington Post, Apr 8, 2016)

* Samuel D. James, See No Evil (First Things, Apr 27, 2016) regarding porn addiction and how liberal culture fails because of its lack of a positive ethic of relational involvement

* Top Tenz, Top 10 Dirty Facts About Porn (Top Tenz, May 4, 2016) psychological, neurological facts and industry stats

* Lori Lowe, New Research Reveals How Porn Affects Relationships (Marriage Gems, May 5, 2016)

* Fight the New Drug, How to Spot (and Rescue) a Sex Trafficking Victim (Fight the New Drug, Jun 21, 2016)

* Judith Shulevitz, It’s O.K., Liberal Parents, You Can Freak Out About Porn (NY Times, Jul 16, 2016)

* Bec Cranford-Smith, Progressive Evangelical Female's Story of Pornography and Sexual Addiction (Patheos, Sep 10, 2016)

* Margaret Talbot, The Attorney Fighting Revenge Porn (The New Yorker, Dec 5, 2016)

 

Sex Robots

* Eva Wiseman, Sex, Love, and Robots: Is This the End of Intimacy? (Guardian, Dec 13, 2015)

* Max Opray, Robots May Change the Sex Industry But Could They Replace Intimacy? (Guardian, Apr 4, 2017)

* Jenny Kleeman, The Race to Build the World's First Sex Robots (Guardian, Apr 27, 2017)

* Trace William Cowen, Get a Closer Look at the $15,000 Sex Robot Set to Be Unveiled Later This Year (Complex, Apr 28, 2017)

  

Marriage and Character

* Dan Gilbert, The Surprising Science of Happiness (TED talks, Feb 2004)

* Barry Schwartz, The Paradox of Choice (TED talks, Jul 2005)

* Tracy McMillan, Why You're Not Married (Huffington Post, Feb 13, 2011)

* Dr. Neil Clark Warren, On Second Thought, Don't Get Married (Huffington Post, Jul 5, 2011) founder of eHarmony, on what makes an inspiring marriage

* Debbi Dickinson, He Lied to Me When We First Met and I Married Him Anyway (Huffington Post, Apr 14, 2012) on why you shouldn't marry the wrong person

* Steven Crowder, A Man's Top 5 Reasons to Grow Up and Get Married (Fox News, Jan 26, 2013) an entertaining piece

* Shankar Vedantam, Why You Love That Ikea Table, Even If It's Crooked (NPR, Feb 6, 2013) on why laboring leads to loving

* Alain de Botton, 12 Rude Revelations About Sex (Psychology Today, Jan 2, 2013)

* Dina Nayeri, Divorce from My Best Friend (Salon, Feb 11, 2013)

* Joe Amoia, Cheating Signs: 3 Ways to Identify a Cheater (Huffington Post, Apr 18, 2013)

* Bradford Wilcox, True Love Need Not Wait (Huffington Post, Apr 19, 2013)

* Grace Biskie, Fourteen and Sexually Screwed Up (Prodigal Magazine, Apr 22, 2013)

* Brett and Kate McCay, How Delaying Intimacy Can Benefit Your Relationship (July 1, 2013)

* Emily Esfahani Smith, There's More to Life Than Being Happy (The Atlantic, Jan 9, 2013)

* Michael Carey, Is Polyamory a Choice? (Slate, Oct 16, 2013)

* Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, Casual Sex and the Unsatisfied Woman (Huffington Post, Nov 12, 2013)

* Ann Voskamp, The Real Truth About 'Boring' Men and the Women Who Live With Them (Huffington Post, Nov 18, 2013)

* Christine Gross-Loh, The First Lesson of Marriage 101: There Are No Soul Mates (The Atlantic, Feb 12, 2014)

* Kelly M. Flanagan, A Dad's Letter to His Son About the Only Good Reason to Get Married (Huffington Post, Mar 12, 2014)

* Leonid Bershidsky, Want a Lasting Relationship? Give Up Sex (Bloomberg, Mar 13, 2014)

* Philosopher's Mail, How We End Up Marrying the Wrong People (Philosopher's Mail website)

* Emily Esfahani Smith, Masters of Love (The Atlantic, Jun 12, 2014) on science, lasting relationships, kindness and generosity vs. contempt

* Lauren Martin, Why Readers, Scientifically, Are the Best People to Fall in Love With (Elite Daily, Jul 9, 2014)

* Taryn Hillin, New Study Claims People Who’ve Had More Sexual Partners Report Unhappier Marriages (Huffington Post, Aug 22, 2014)

* Steve Fishman, Do Ultra-Orthodox Jews Have Better Sex? (New Yorker Magazine, Sep 17, 2014)

* Gary Lewandowski, Everyday Stress Can Poison a Relationship (New Yorker Magazine, Oct 9, 2014)

* Elloa Atkinson, I Love My Husband, But Here's Why I Want to Cheat (Huffington Post, Oct 10, 2014)

* David Brooks, The Agency Moment (NY Times, Nov 13, 2014)

* Debra K Fileta, The Lie About Falling in Love (Relevant Magazine, Jan 29, 2015)

* Guy Winch, The 7 Habits of Truly Genuine People (Psychology Today, Mar 18, 2015)

* Kevin D. Arnold, The 4 Habits of Highly Happy Couples (Psychology Today, Jul 29, 2012)

* Susan J. Elliot, 10 Things You Need to Know About Real Love (Psychology Today, Apr 10, 2015)

* Elizabeth Gilbert, Confessions of a Seduction Addict (NY Times, Jun 24, 2015)

* John Gottman, Emotionally Intelligent Husbands are Key to a Lasting Marriage (The Gottman Institute, Oct 7, 2016)

* Neely Steinberg, Marry the Person Who Will Help You to the Bathroom (Washington Post, Nov 5, 2015)

 

Cultural Trends on Marriage

* Cary Tennis, My Narcissistic Wife is Ruining My Life (Salon, Jan 25, 2012)

* Noah Kristula-Green, Gays Against Polyamory (The Daily Beast, May 30, 2012)

* Alice Dreger, Where Masturbation and Homosexuality Do Not Exist (The Atlantic, Dec 4, 2012)

* Hanna Rosin, Most Gay Couples Aren't Monogamous (Slate, Jun 26, 2013)

* Derek Thompson, How America's Marriage Crisis Makes Income Inequality So Much Worse (The Atlantic, Oct 2, 2013)

* Michael Carey, Is Polyamory a Choice? (Slate, Oct 16, 2013)

* Couple Has an Open Marriage So Complicated, It's Hard to Keep Track (Huffington Post and ABC News video, Nov 26, 2013)

* Erasmus, Free to Cohabit: Mormons and Polygamy (The Economist, Dec 18, 2013)

* Jonathan Turley, The 'Sister Wives' Lawsuit and the End of Morality Laws (Washington Post, Dec 20, 2013)

* Sharon K. Farber, In Hookups, Inequality Still Reigns (Psychology Today, Dec 26, 2013)

* Wait But Why, How to Pick Your Life Partner (blog, Feb 2014)

* Economist, Sex, Brains, and Inequality: How Sexual Equality Increases the Gap Between Rich and Poor Households (Economist, Feb 6, 2014)

* Laura Gottlieb, Does a More Equal Marriage Mean Less Sex? (NY Times Magazine, Feb 6, 2014)

* Leonid Bershidsky, Want a Lasting Relationship? Give Up Sex (Bloomberg, Mar 13, 2014)

* Rollie Williams, The Tradition of Engagement Rings is Barely a Tradition at All (Upworthy)

* Emily Yoffe, Poly, Pregnant, and Proud (Slate, Mar 17, 2014)

* Christopher Ingraham, Divorce is Actually On the Rise, and It's the Baby Boomer's Fault (Washington Post, Mar 27, 2014)

* Hanna Rosin, Why We Cheat: Spouses in Happy Marriages Have Affairs; What Are We All Looking For? (Slate, Mar 27, 2014)

* Amy Moors, et.al., Attached to Monogamy? Avoidance Predicts Willingness to Engage (But Not Actual Engagement) in Consensual Non-Monogamy (Univ of Michigan, Mar 31, 2014)

* Zhana Vrangalova, Strictly Casual: What research tells us about the whos, whys, and hows of hookups (Psychology Today, Apr 14, 2014)

* Mark D. White, Does Sexless Marriage Justify Adultery? (Psychology Today, Apr 15, 2014)

* Lisa Haisha, Is It Time To Change Our Views Of Adultery and Marriage? (Huffington Post, May 5, 2014)

* William Saletan, Kenya's Polygamy Problem (Slate, May 5, 2014)

* Charles J. Orlando, I Went Undercover at Ashley Madison to Find Out Why Women Cheat (The Daily Dot, May 15, 2014)

* Steven W. Thrasher, Master Bedroom, Extra Closet: The Truth About Gay Marriage (Gawker, Jun 19, 2013)

* Judd Legum, Major New Study Finds Kids Raised By Same-Sex Couples Are ‘Healthier And Happier’ (Think Progress, Jul 5, 2014)

* Olga Khazan, Multiple Lovers, No Jealousy (The Atlantic, Jul 21, 2014)

* Randi Gunther, Why Great Husbands Are Being Abandoned (Huffington Post, Aug 13, 2014)

* Tom Jacobs, Poached Partners Make Unreliable Mates (Pacific Standard, Aug 15, 2014)

* Matt Barber, You May Have Heard That The Divorce Rate In The Church Is 50%… Get Ready To Be Shocked (Western Journalism, Aug 21, 2014)

* Tara Parker-Pope, The Decisive Marriage (NY Times, Aug 25, 2014)

* Justin Huggler, Incest a 'Fundamental Right', German Committee Says (UK Telegraph, Sep 24, 2014)

* Kelly M. Flanagan, The 9 Most Overlooked Threats to a Marriage (Huffington Post, Oct 13, 2014)

* Michelle Cottle, The Adultery Arms Race (The Atlantic, Nov 2014) how technology makes cheating easier, but maybe reconciliation too

* Claire Cain Miller, The Divorce Surge is Over, but the Myth Lives On (NY Times, Dec 2, 2014)

* Ross Douthat, The Imitation of Marriage (NY Times, Dec 13, 2014) about working-class marriage trends

* Emily Badger, The Unbelievable Rise of Single Motherhood in America Over the Last 50 Years (Washington Post, Dec 18, 2014)

* Mandy Len Catron, To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This (NY Times, Jan 11, 2015)

* Esther Perel, Rethinking Infidelity: A Talk for Anyone Who Has Ever Loved (TED talks, Mar 2015)

* Moment of Truth, Girl Ruins Her Marriage on Game Show (video, Mar 30, 2015)

* Tracy Clark-Flory, "We Do Have a Very Good Sex Life": Gay Men with Straight Wives Are Coming Out — As Happily Married (Salon, Apr 19, 2015)

* Elizabeth Corey and Mary Campbell, Two Sisters, Two Views of Marriage (The Atlantic, May 10, 2015)

* Polly Phillips, Why I Let My Husband Pay Me a Wife Bonus (Telegraph UK, May 23, 2015)

* Richard A. Friedman, Infidelity Lurks in Your Genes (NY Times, May 24, 2015)

* Claude S. Fischer, Same-Sex Marriage Yes, Adultery No: Trends in American Opinion (Boston Review, Jun 26, 2015)

* Jane Greenway Carr, What It Means That Marriage is Contract (Time, Jul 8, 2015)

* Aaron Ben-Zeev, Why Nothing is More Exciting Than a Calm Romance (Psychology Today, Jul 8, 2015)

* Katherine Rosman, Is There Such Thing as Ethical Cheating? (NY Times, Jul 26, 2015)

* Rachel Kramer Bussel, The Allure of Ashley Madison: I Understand How Easy It Could Be to Have an Emotional Affair (Salon, Jul 27, 2015)

* Elisabeth A. Sheff, Why Monogamy Isn't: The Death of Compulsory Monogamy and Viewing Monogamy as Only a Social Good (Psychology Today, Aug 9, 2015)

* Melissa Dahl, So, Your Partner Found Out About Your Ashley Madison Account (New York Magazine, Aug 21, 2015)

* Allison P. Davis, SNL's "Meet Your Second Wife" Is Too Real (New York Magazine, Dec 20, 2015)

* R. Scott Gornto, This is Why People Really Have Affairs (Psychology Today, Dec 29, 2015) noting biochemical factors

* Paul Louis Metzger, What’s Up with Monogamy? Reflections and Resolutions in a Time of Transition (Patheos, Dec 30, 2015)

* Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra, Christian Teacher Fired for Not Divorcing Husband Wins in British Court (Christianity Today, Jul 5, 2016)

* Emily Feng and Charlotte Wang, China’s Cheating Husbands Fuel an Industry of ‘Mistress Dispellers’ (NY Times, Jul 29, 2016)

* Shannon Sims, The Paradise Where Everyone's Divorced (Ozy, Mar 21, 2016)

* Barbara J. King, A Cultural Moment For Polyamory (NPR, Mar 23, 2017)

 

Cultural Trends on Marriage: Civil Unions for Everyone

* Stephen L. Carter, "Defending" Marriage: A Modest Proposal (Yale Law School, Jan 1, 1998)

* R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., Another Peaceful Solution: Proposition 8 and How Liberals Always Go Too Far (The American Spectator, Jun 17, 2010) argues for the state to do civil unions only

* Mark Joseph Stern, Religious Liberty Hypocrisy: North Carolina Forbids Churches from Performing Gay Weddings (Slate, Apr 28, 2014)

* Stephen L. Carter, Smeared by Gay Rights Activists (Bloomberg View, Jun 5, 2014)

* Noah Millman, An Anthropological Approach to Gay Marriage (The American Conservative, Apr 30, 2015)

* T.J. Martinelli, Alabama Senate Passes Bill to Nullify All Sides on Marriage (Tenth Amendment Center blog, May 23, 2015)

* Rand Paul, Government Should Get Out of the Marriage Business Altogether (Time, Jun 28, 2015)

* Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, Legalizing Gay Marriage in the Supreme Court (youtube video, Jul 2, 2015) argues for civil unions for all, marriage for none

* Keith Strahan, Marriage and the State: The Case for Privatization (The Liberty Conservative, Oct 6, 2016)

* Sheldon Richman, Love, Marriage, and the State (The American Conservative, Nov 25, 2016) a review of Gary Chartier, Public Practice, Private Law: An Essay on Love, Marriage, and the State (Amazon book, Apr 2016)

* Mike Maharry, Indiana Bill Would Eliminate State Marriage Licenses, Nullify Federal Control in Practice (Tenth Amendment Center, Jan 11, 2017)

 

Cultural Trends on Sex

* Women's Justice Center, Sweden's Prostitution Solution: Why Hasn't Anyone Tried This Before? (website)

* Julie Bindel, Why Men Use Prostitutes (The Guardian, Jan 14, 2010)

* Jeffrey Kluger, Girls Kissing Girls: Explaining the Trend (Time, Sep 15, 2010)

* Jeffrey Kluger, Too Many One-Night Stands? Blame Your Genes (Time, Dec 2, 2010)

* National Geographic, Sex, Lies, and Gender (videos, Jan 24, 2011)

* Juliet Jeske, Dating After Divorce in a City of Sluts (Huffington Post, Sep 3, 2011) a New York comedian's reflection on dating in a culture of easy sex 

* Thomas Rogers, The Invention of the Heterosexual (Salon, Jan 22, 2012)

* Hal Herzog, The Problem With Incest: Evolution, Morality, and the Politics of Abortion (Psychology Today, Oct 11, 2012)

* Mark Regnerus, Liberal Women Wish for More Sex. Why? (Patheos blog, Nov 26, 2012)

* Dan Slater, A Million First Dates: How Online Romance Is Threatening Monogamy (The Atlantic, Jan/Feb 2013)

* Alyssa Goldstein, When Women Wanted Sex Much More Than Men (AlterNet, Mar 19, 2013)

* Rod Dreher, Sex After Christianity (The American Conservative, Apr 11, 2013)

* Palash Ghosh, South Korea: A Thriving Sex Industry In A Powerful, Wealthy Super-State (International Business Times, Apr 29, 2013)

* Ann Friedman, When Women Pursue Sex, Even Men Don't Get It (New Yorker Magazine, Jun 4, 2013)

* Kate Taylor, Sex on Campus: She Can Play That Game, Too (NY Times, Jul 12, 2013)

* Emily Yoffe, College Women: Stop Getting Drunk (Slate, Oct 15, 2013)

* Katy Waldman, Young People in Japan Have Given Up on Sex (Slate, Oct 22, 2013)

* Amanda Hess, College Men and Women Express Different Sexual Regrets. Could Cave People Be to Blame? (Nov 27, 2013)

* Claire Kamp Dush, How Poor Mental Health and Casual Sex Reinforce Each Other (Ohio State Univ, Nov 19, 2013)

* Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, Casual Sex and the Unsatisfied Woman (Huffington Post, Nov 12, 2013)

* Claire Hannum, Casual Sex Might Be Making Teenagers Sad (xojane, Nov 26, 2013)

* Sharon K. Farber, In Hookups, Inequality Still Reigns (Psychology Today, Dec 26, 2013)

* Caroline Heldman, "The Sexy Lie": We Should Be Talking About Sexual Objectification (Huffington Post, Jan 14, 2014)

* Michelle Goldberg, Feminism's Toxic Twitter Wars (The Nation, Jan 29, 2014)

* Eve Tushnet, Coming Out Christian: How Faithful Homosexuals Are Transforming Our Churches (The American Conservative, Jan 29, 2014)

* Soraya Chemaly, Why Are So Many Boys Leaving High School Thinking Rape is Funny? (Huffington Post, Feb 10, 2014)

* Charlotte Lieberman, Why Is College Dating So Screwed Up? (Cosmopolitan, Feb 10, 2014)

* Ian Sample, Study Finds Gene on X Chromosome Linked to Male Homosexuality (Raw Story, Feb 14, 2014)

* Jessica Rey, The Godly Truth About Bikinis (video, Feb 27, 2014)

* Lauren Chief Elk, Campus Rape and the Rise of the Academic Industrial Complex (Truthout, Mar 3, 2014)

* Leonid Bershidsky, Want a Lasting Relationship? Give Up Sex (Bloomberg, Mar 13, 2014)

* Austin Institute of Family and Culture, Ever Wonder What Sex is Really Worth? The Economics of Sex (San Francisco Times, Mar 18, 2014)

* Benoit Denizet-Lewis, The Scientific Quest to Prove Bisexuality Exists (NY Times, Mar 20, 2014)

* Huffington Post, Two-Thirds of Cheaters Would Have an Affair With a Boss If This Was At Stake (Huffington Post, Mar 26, 2014)

* Meltzer, et.al., Sex differences in the implications of partner physical attractiveness for the trajectory of marital satisfaction (Journal of Personal Soc Psych, Mar 2014)

* Andres Jauregui, School Principal Accused of Sex With Employees, Parent on Campus (Huffington Post, May 5, 2014)

* Maureen O'Connor, Are the French Better at Sex? (New Yorker Magazine, May 12, 2014)

* Donald G. McNeil, Jr., Are We Ready for HIV's Sexual Revolution? (NY Times, May 23, 2014)

* Amanda Hess, The Pick-Up Artist Community’s Predictable, Horrible Response to a Mass Murder (Slate, May 24, 2014)

* Pepper Schwartz, Can Sexual Preference Change With Age? Research Shows Attraction Can Be Fluid When Love is Involved (AARP, Jun 13, 2014)

* Emily Witt, Love Me Tinder (GQ, Jul 2014)

* Ryan Grenoble, Stephen Colbert Steps Out of Character to Offer Heartfelt Advice to Young Women (Huffington Post, Aug 4, 2014)

* Tom Jacobs, The Painful Paradox of Coercive Sexuality (Pacific Standard, Aug 13, 2014)

* Taryn Hillin, New Study Claims People Who’ve Had More Sexual Partners Report Unhappier Marriages (Huffington Post, Aug 22, 2014)

* Dana Dovey, DNA From Sperm Of Ex Partners Lingers In Female Flies And Influences The Genetics Of Her Offspring (Medical Daily, Oct 1, 2014)

* Jesse Singal, The Cruel Paradox of Friends With Benefits Relationships (New Yorker Magazine, Oct 2, 2014)

* Margo Kaplan, Pedophilia: A Disorder, Not a Crime (NY Times, Oct 5, 2014)

* Curtis M. Wong, Should Incest Between Consenting Adult Siblings Be Legalized? Experts Sound Off (Huffington Post, Oct 9, 2014)

* Hanna Rosin, Why Kids Sext (The Atlantic, Oct 14, 2014)

* Lori Keong, One School Is Teaching Its Students How to Break Up Better (New Yorker Magazine, Oct 14, 2014)

* Gracy Olmstead, How Sexting Hurts Women (The American Conservative, Oct 18, 2014)

* Tony Calvin, Why I Visit Prostitutes (Salon, Oct 19, 2014)

* Kristin Battista-Frazee, My dad, the pornographer: How “Deep Throat” forever changed my childhood (Salon, Oct 19, 2014)

* Emily Bazelon, Hooking Up at an Affirmative-Consent Campus?  It's Complicated (NY Times, Oct 21, 2014)

* Maureen O'Connor, College Sex is the Worst Sex, and That's Okay (New Yorker Magazine, Oct 22, 2014)

* Reina A.E. Gattuso, Suck: Toward a better politics of nakedness (Harvard Crimson, Oct 23, 2014)

* Lindsey Tanner, New Study Suggests Genetic Link for Male Homosexuality (Huffington Post, Nov 17, 2014)

* Sabrina Rubin Erdely, A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA (Rolling Stone, Nov 19, 2014)

* Ann Brenoff, Five Ways the Boomer Generation Changed Sex Forever (Huffington Post, Nov 28, 2014)

* Somaya Chemaly, Our 'Rape Problem' Can't Be Solved By Colleges (Huffington Post, Nov 28, 2014)

* Josh Dickey, Everyone is Altered (Mashable, Dec 1, 2014)

* Fresh Air, How Girls Are Developing Earlier in an Age of "New Puberty" (NPR, Dec 2, 2014)

* Michael Brendan Dougherty, The Rape Culture Everyone Ignores (The Week, Dec 9, 2014)

* Brittany Wong, Apparently, The Holiday Season Is Also Cheating Season (Huffington Post, Dec 16, 2014)

* Melanie Pritchard, Why I Don't Let My 4 Year Old Daughter Wear Spaghetti Straps (blog, Jan 5, 2015)

* Jesse Singal, Lots of Men Don't Think Rape is Rape (New Yorker Magazine, Jan 13, 2015)

* Alexa Tsoulis-Reay, What It’s Like to Date Your Dad (NY Magazine, Jan 15, 2015)

* Ana Swanson, How Sexy Are Different Types of Creativity? (Washington Post, Jan 16, 2015)

* Deborah Becker and Shannon Dooling, Documentary Series Looks at Sex Trafficking in Boston (NPR, Jan 30, 2015)

* Brad Sagarin, The Surprising Psychology of BDSM (Psychology Today, Feb 5, 2015)

* Seth Ferranti, Why Do Female Prison Guards Keep Having Sex with Inmates? (Vice, Feb 9, 2015)

* Ross Douthat, The Caligulan Thrill (NY Times, Feb 14, 2015)

* Katie Rose Guest Pryal, Raped on Campus? Don’t Trust Your College to Do the Right Thing (Chronicle of Higher Education, Mar 2, 2015)

* Susan Krauss Whitbourne, 6 Reasons Why Women Fake It During Sex (Psychology Today, Mar 14, 2015)

* Tara Culp-Ressler, Leaked Memo Reveals What ‘Breastaurants’ Actually Think Of Their Customers (ThinkProgress, May 19, 2015)

* Christin Scarlett Milloy, Salacious Personal Details About My Sexy Trans Body, or Why I Don't Discuss My Surgical Status (Salon, Jun 8, 2015)

* Aziz Ansari, Everything You Heard About Love is Wrong (Time, Jun 9, 2015)

* Gene Callahan, The Ideology of Caitlin Jenner (The American Conservative, Jun 8, 2015)

* Fight the New Drug, Growing Up Fast: Why 12 Year Old Girls Are Having Sex Rougher, Earlier (Fight the New Drug, Jun 12, 2015)

* Everyday Feminism, What If We Treated Other Consent Situations Like Society Treats Sexual Consent? (Women's Rights News, Jun 24, 2015)

* Lauren Richardson, University Academics Say Pedophilia Is ‘Natural, And Normal For Males To Be Aroused By Children’ (Truth Uncensored, Jun 27, 2015)

* Michael Stone, Arizona Pastor Calls for Execution of LGBT Citizens (Patheos blog, Jun 29, 2015)

* Key and Peele, For Realsies? (video, Jun 29, 2015) humorously raises the question of whether consent is the most important part of a sexual relationship

* Zhana Vrangalova, Is Casual Sex Bad For You? (TED talk, Jun 30, 2015)

* Sara Burrows, Polyamory Is Next, And I’m One Reason Why (The Federalist, Jun 30, 2015) and response from D.C. McAllister, Polyamory Is Bad For Kids, Polyamorists, And Society (The Federalist, Jul 6, 2015)

* Amy Sohn, First Comes Sex Talk With These Renegades of Couples Therapy (NY Times, Jul 1, 2015)

* Kim Katetsky, Asexual and Happy (NY Times, Jul 2, 2015)

* Marilyn Friedman, How Anal Sex Ruined My Relationship (Salon, Jul 12, 2015)

* Jesse Singal, Why Straight Men Have Sex With Each Other (NY Magazine, Aug 5, 2015)

* Mark Weber, Decriminalization of Sex Work Would Only Expand Abuse (Seattle Times, Aug 6, 2015)

* Emma Court, A Millenial's Guide to Kissing (NY Times, Aug 6, 2015)

* Jess Bidgood and Motoko Rich, Rape Case Puts Focus on Culture of Elite St. Paul’s School (NY Times, Aug 18, 2015)

* Lynn Stuart Parramore, How Capitalism Turns Love into an Addiction (Reuters, Aug 31, 2015)

* Nancy Jo Sales, Tinder and the Dawn of the “Dating Apocalypse” (Vanity Fair, Sep 2015)

* Katie Grant, Scottish MSP's Plans to Decriminalise Sex Work Wins Support Across the Country (UK Independent, Sep 11, 2015)

* Tara Kennedy-Kline, I'm A Mother Of 2 Boys, And I Can't (And Won't) Support Feminism (Your Tango, Oct 28, 2015)

* Theresa E DiDonato, Should You Play Hard to Get? (Psychology Today, Oct 31, 2015) on being wanted vs. being liked

* David Vine, 'My Body Was Not Mine, But the U.S. Military's' (Politico, Nov 1, 2015) inside the disturbing sex industry thriving around America's bases

* Stephen Snyder, The Trouble With Modern Love (Psychology Today, Nov 2, 2015) on why having so many romantic options isn't good for you

* Petey Menz, Cuffing Season Is Here: Till Spring Do Us Part (NY Times, Nov 10, 2015)

* Antonia Abbey et.al., Alcohol and Sexual Assault (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism)

* Danielle Pacquette, What a Creepy Bloomingdale Ad Tells Us About America's Understanding of Rape (Washington Post, Nov 12, 2015)

* Alexander Sehmer, Transgender Man Thought He Was Out of Shape, But Discovered He Was Pregnant (The Independent, Nov 13, 2015)

* Lara Parker, What It’s Like To Date When You Can’t Have Sex (BuzzFeed, Nov 15, 2015) about a woman with endometriosis, vulvodynia, and vaginismus

* Gretchen Kelly, This is How a Lifetime of Potentially Dangerous Situations Affects Every Woman (Upworthy, Dec 10, 2015)

* Dee Rene, Finding the Courage to Walk Away from Situationships (For Harriet, Dec 2015)

* Rachel Kramer Russell, How These 5 Little Words Could Jump-Start an Illicit Sexual Affair (Salon, Jan 8, 2016)

* Kirsten King, I Don't Owe Anyone My Body (Buzzfeed, Jan 27, 2016)

* Peggy Orenstein, It's a "Blow Job" Because It's Work: How Guys Push Women to Make Oral Sex as Common as Shaking Hands (Salon, Apr 2, 2016)

* Ian Johnston, Paedophilia a 'Sexual Orientation - Like Being Straight or Gay' (UK Independent, Apr 3, 2016)

* Sade Patterson, This College Student Taught Campus Feminists What a Real Sex Week Looks Like (The College Fix, Apr 5, 2016)

* Spencer Kornhaber, Beyonce's Lemonade and the Sacredness of Sex (The Atlantic, Apr 26, 2015)

* Kiah McBride, What I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Having Sex (Necole, Apr 26, 2016)

* Nik DeCosta-Klipa, Sex Abuse at New England Schools is Widespread (Boston Globe, May 8, 2016)

* Charlotte Alter, What Trans Men See That Women Don't (Time, May 17, 2016)

* Katie Mettler, Texas Teacher Had Sex With Her 8th Grade English Student 'On Almost a Daily Basis,' Police Say (Washington Post, Jun 2, 2016) with his parents' encouragement

* Jon Miltimore, Why Are So Many Female Teachers Sleeping With Students? (Intellectual Takeout, Jun 3, 2016)

* Mary Eberstadt, The First Church of Secularism and Its Sexual Sacrament (National Review, Jun 15, 2016)

* Greg Popcak, Millennials Less Promiscuous Than Any Generation for 60 Years. Here’s Why That’s TERRIBLE. (Patheos, Aug 4, 2016)

* Ryan Parry, Mother, 36, and Son, 19, Say They'll Do Anything to Defend Their Love (UK Daily Mail, Aug 8, 2016) adoption, incest, and public policy

* Jessica Contrera, And Everyone Saw It (Washington Post, Sep 6, 2016) about a 7th grader who sent a sext to a boy who shared it

* Lawrence Mayer and Paul McHugh, Sexuality and Gender (The New Atlantis, Fall 2016) and critique by Zack Ford, The Truth About The Massive New Study That Has Captivated Anti-LGBT Groups (Think Progress, Aug 26, 2016)

* Meryl Williams, I'm Demisexual: It Takes Me a While To Feel Physical Attraction (Washington Post, Nov 16, 2016)

* J.C. Pan, Responsible Hedonists (The Nation, Nov 15, 2016) a review of Emily Witt, Future Sex

* Courtney Enlow, Rape Culture Is the Director of 'Passengers' Believing Most Would Do What Chris Pratt's Character Did (Pajiba, Dec 22, 2016)

* Sophie Saint Thomas, Why I Slept with a Married Man, and What I Learned (Marie Claire, Dec 26, 2016)

* Penny Anderson, Sex-for-Rent is the Hidden Danger Faced by More and More Female Tenants (The Guardian, Jan 11, 2017)

* Benjamin Corey, Republican Arrested For Grabbing A Woman By The You-Know-What (Patheos, Jan 14, 2017)

* Katherine Schreiber and Heather Hausenblas, Belief in Sexual Compatibility Can Sour Your Sex Life (Psychology Today, Mar 25, 2017)

* Poppy Noor, Sex for Rent? It's the Logical Extension of Leaving Housing to the Market (The Guardian, Apr 19, 2017)

 

 

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