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Illustrations: Nicole Rifkin

The coronavirus has realigned the pleasure principle as we struggle between the need for desire and safety

Masturbation bans are popular among organizations that seek to enhance group loyalty

Gavin McInnes at a rally in Berkeley, CA. Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty


The rapper’s comments about his daughter’s hymen show that America is still obsessed over a purity standard that’s totally imaginary

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Jessica Valenti

Let’s not overlook the obvious

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