intimacy

Playboy CEO: “Porn Is Replacing Intimacy” (We Call Bullshit)

Sixty-two years after basically inventing modern pornography, Playboy’s acting too moral for oral. (I really wish “moral” rhymed with “porn.” This is what you get instead.)

Playboy CEO Scott Flanders told CNN that yes, the availability of free porn online changes Playboy’s prominence in that landscape, but also: “Unfortunately, availability of porn in some cases has… More »


Dater X: Conducting A Love Experiment

After returning from a much-needed vacation, I got back into my daily groove of hitting the snooze button, rushing out the door at 8am in a haphazard, almost Kramer-like fashion and finally settling in on my commute into work. Usually I skim through Instagram and Twitter during my ride, a thoughtless way to ease into… More »


Girl Talk: Intimacy Is Gross — Embrace It

I recently spent the weekend in bed with a terrible stomach bug. At the stroke of midnight on Friday, I began puking my brains out, and what didn’t come up as vomit came out the other end. The next day, I thought the worst of it — the diarrhea — was over, but I was… More »


Are You The “Distancer” Or The “Pursuer” In Your Relationship?

Recently, I was having a Big Serious Relationship Talk with a woman I really respect. I know Dr. Debra Haffner in a professional-relationship-turned-friendship way for her work as executive director of the Religious Institute, which promotes a greater understanding of sexuality issues within religion. Debra is also an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister and, as such,… More »