Entries by Lori Hughes


The Abortion Issue Isn’t About ‘The Patriarchy’

In 1971, Gloria Steinem said, “If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament.” Steinem’s positioned the issue of abortion as a gendered power struggle, according to which the act is seen as controversial only because it’s something women do. Insofar as it’s possible to imagine a world in which men were the ones […]


Why Don’t Women Comeback Like Tiger Woods?

Women literally cannot afford to make the messy mistakes we see in the long arc of a lot of a storied male athletes’ careers, and they rarely get the payoffs. Excellent article on how there’s a double standard for women in so many facets of our society. This one highlights sports and the different level […]


Why Are Young People Having So Little Sex?

Despite the easing of taboos and the rise of hookup apps, Americans are in the midst of a sex recession. “I’m a Baby Boomer, and apparently in my day we were having a lot more sex than they are today!” – Helen Fisher, American anthropologist. Both young people and adults are having less sex than […]

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Inside the Wild World of “Pony Play” Sex

How pretending to be a horse helped me explore my own humanity. “I stripped down to a bra and panties, and Cowboy fitted me in a leather body harness with an attached tail and a head piece with a mane.” Empowerment has been my guiding principle as I’ve explored BDSM. Especially when I’m being submissive, […]


17 Sex Toys for Men

There are so many sex toys and so little knowledge – or willingness to explore – but these 17 selected by Esquire certainly cover a good range, and as they say, “The one thing men often forget is that pleasure can come (pun intended) in a lot of different ways.” From prostate massager and cock […]


Can birth ever be completely natural?

This is the question that researchers want to address in their inter-disciplinary Research Topic ‘Birth.’ “Discussing issues around birth is crucial because of the dramatic scientific advances that are taking place …” – Dr. Kath Woodward. In many societies, childbirth is highly medicalized, with practitioners and midwives intervening to manage the safe delivery and health […]


Murphy Brown spotlights an uncomfortable truth …

Women experience the world differently, and men don’t get it. The #MeToo movement is not about a bunch of powerful men being named and shamed. It’s about a systemic issue – an acknowledgment that sexism, discrimination, harassment and abuse are everyday, omnipresent factors in their lives. [Perhaps the show was cancelled because of our ingrained […]


How many half-wit Congressmen are still living in the stone age?

Must-read rating:♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Must-read ratings (1♥ – 5♥) are based on our opinion of the book’s contribution to understanding, enjoyment and entertainment in all things related to love, sex & success Too many. And we need many more women to drag these myopic, knuckle-draggers into modernity – reality. Denying climate change is bad […]