Sex & Gender

Masculinity, I’ve always thought, is a trap. But I pursued it anyway. I still do.
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The untold story of how Lisa Howard’s intimate diplomacy with Cuba’s revolutionary leader changed the course of the Cold War.
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In July of 2006, Donald Trump played in a celebrity golf tournament, met a slew of porn stars—including Stormy Daniels. Ben Schreckinger pieces tog...
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American adolescents watch much more pornography than their parents know — and it’s shaping their ideas about pleasure, power and intimacy. Can...
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Some of the most powerful men in Silicon Valley are regulars at exclusive, drug-fueled, sex-laced parties—gatherings they describe not as scandalou...
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For a decade, the BDSM site Kink.com has filmed scenes for its more than 50,000 members in a hundred-year-old armory in downtown San Francisco. Thi...
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On a sleepy Sunday morning in late July 1965, Detective 3rd Grade James McDonnell received a call in the upstairs squad room of midtown Manhattan’s...
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In 1995 I was hired as entertainment editor of Hustler magazine at Larry Flynt Publications. I was 30, divorced and at the end of a screenwriting c...
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Robert Chambers, Jennifer Levin, and a death that shocked the city.
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What the experiences of nonmonogamous couples can tell us about jealousy, love, desire and trust.
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In Portland, Oregon, a vegan strip club and the steak house-slash-strip club next door are locked in an intense rivalry; protests have ensued, and ...
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A journey into the dark world of “belly torture” slaves, where the line between fantasy and reality is dangerously blurred.
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He bought a mansion and filled it with debauchery. It still isn't enough.
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The life and times of Candy Barr—the woman who made headlines by always being in the wrong place at the right time.
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Inside a two-month program that aims to end prostitution—and help dismantle the patriarchy—by rehabilitating the men who perpetuate it.
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When Stephen Port was convicted last week of the rape, drugging, and murder of four young men, police began to look again at dozens more cases invo...
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On America’s deep and persistent fear of the black penis.
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