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Posted inSexuality

Survey: Catholics regularly ignore the Church’s teachings on birth control

Reading Time: 3 minutes You know the Catholic Church’s stance on abortion. They oppose it wholeheartedly. They fight against any policy moves that would put women’s best interests ahead of their fetuses. Catholic hospitals famously won’t perform the procedure even in dire circumstances (like ectopic pregnancies). And yet 56% of all U.S. Catholics believe abortion should be legal in […]

Posted inCulture

LGBTQ happiness booming in … Bhutan?

Reading Time: 4 minutes The tiny, landlocked Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan would hardly seem a likely haven for an LGBTQ revolution. After all, this mountainous Asian country of fewer than a million inhabitants is far more famous for its arch-conservative Buddhist traditionalism and quaint “Gross National Happiness” (GNH) index than for groundbreaking relaxations of longstanding socio-sexual mores. The GNH is […]

Posted inTaboo

International School for Temple Arts: sacred sexual community, or cult?

Reading Time: 3 minutes OnlySky · International School For Temple Arts Sacred Sexual Community, Or Cult? | Becky Garrison Per the International School for Temple Arts (ISTA)’s website: “ISTA is part of a global transformational movement where human consciousness is being opened to its source as love and harmoniously integrating with other sentient kingdoms and dimensions.” This movement functions […]

Posted inSexuality

On bikinis and hijab

Reading Time: 5 minutes For Americans, as in most of the West, the meaning of the Arabic word “hijab” is as opaque as the term “bikinis” is clear. But the ancient misogynistic traditions that spawned both are still very much alive in the United States as elsewhere where Christianity still reigns. The recent movement to ban abortion in the […]

Posted inTaboo

Tales from the strip club: Kitana

Reading Time: 6 minutes This tall Asian beauty was hard to miss in the club. Being about a foot shorter than her, I had the pleasure of talking to her boobs most of the time. If there was drama or a stripper beef in the club, it never involved Kitana. She had the type of presence and personality that […]

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