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How Gay Men Justify Their Racism on Grindr

How Gay Men Justify Their Racism on Grindr

Aug 15, 2021

Sociology professor and LGBTQ+ culture researcher Christopher T. Conner untangles the tensions and prejudices within gay dating and hookup apps.

Sexual Racism Isn't a 'Preference' — It's Systemic

Sexual Racism Isn't a 'Preference' — It's Systemic

By Naveen Kumar | Aug 11, 2021

The idea that sexual desire might be understood as mere preference — like a favorite ice cream flavor — is reductive. "Just a preference" is a familiar and reflexive shield for what experts call racialized sexual discrimination.

The Evolution of Hollywood's Sex Scene

Jul 13, 2021

The author of "Provocauteurs and Provocations: Selling Sex in 21st Century Media" assures the randy and romantic among us that sex onscreen isn't disappearing. Far from it.

Holy Strokes! Celebrating Semen's Spiritual History


Shout "Hallelujah!": Today's proud gay men can embrace a healthy balance of sensuality and spirituality. It's time to brush up on the historical intermingling of semen, religion, and culture.

ASTROGLIDE Slides Into Pride with Limited-Edition Bottle and $60K Donation

Jun 20, 2021

How will you be celebrating Pride this year? If it includes a bit of frolic, ASTROGLIDE's latest project might come in handy.

Can the Gay Adult Film Industry Solve Its Race Problem?

Can the Gay Adult Film Industry Solve Its Race Problem?

By Naveen Kumar | Jun 18, 2021

One former Black porn star says looking back after seven-plus years outside the industry, it's clear it was "a whole toxic environment of white supremacy and racism, completely all the time." Has anything changed?

Why Do Women Still Get Judged so Harshly for Having Casual Sex?

Jun 9, 2021

Women might face backlash for exploring their post-vaccination sexuality. In a new study, researchers found that women — but not men — continue to be perceived negatively for having casual sex.

Part of the Online Gig Economy, Sex Work Can Be a Lifeline for Marginalized Workers

May 25, 2021

One researcher finds that more people are involved in the industry, including marginalized people who are finding it a literal lifeline in tough economic times.

The Sex Scene's Shift From Clichéd Fantasy to Messy Reality

May 24, 2021

After devoting hours to watching sex scenes as research for her book "Provocauteurs and Provocations: Selling Sex in 21st Century Media," one researcher reassures the randy and romantic among us that sex onscreen isn't disappearing.

May is International Masturbation Month. Survey Offers Hands-on Data

May 23, 2021

Though the month is almost over, did you know that May is designated International Masturbation Month? A new survey by a sex toy company looks at the when, where, why and how.

Hollywood's Shooting Stars and the Real Story Behind Men's Orgasms


Once the strict province of pornography, the elixir of life has erupted into mainstream movies over recent decades, powering incredibly memorable scenes that are more than just money shots.

Watch: High Roads and Low: Inside Jack Mackenroth & Dolf Dietrich's Very Messy Break-up

May 18, 2021

Their break-up may not have gotten the headlines that J-Lo and Arod may have gotten recently, but gay Manhattan was abuzz this week about the break-up of LGBTQ influencer Jack Mackenroth and adult star Dolf Dietrich that went very public this past weekend

The Best (and Worst) Sex Positions if You Have Back Pain

May 13, 2021

If you're a millennial or Gen Z, you may be laughing now, but it's no joke if you find yourself wincing in pain every time you hop in the sack.

Why Some Straight Men Have Sex With Other Men

May 11, 2021

The author of "Still Straight: Sexual Flexibility among White Men in Rural America" investigates why some men who identify as straight have sex with other men.

Bad Romance: Jack Mackenroth Breaks Up with Dolf Dietrich (and It Is Not Pretty)

May 9, 2021

Break-ups don't get nastier than this. And because of Twitter, one between two popular adult male personalities has become very public.

Helix Studios Owner Hospitalized in Domestic Assault; Also Denies Accusations by Former Models

May 6, 2021

There has been considerable drama at Helix Studios, the Vegas-based adult male streaming company owned by Keith Miller. Last weekend 2 models left the studio, calling it a "glorified hell," & Miller was hospitalized in a domestic violence incident.

Condom Sales Rise Rapidly in April

By Brendan Walker | May 5, 2021

Condom manufacturers saw a large jump in sales numbers this past month, with a 23.4% increase in April.

Syphilis Cases in California Drive a Record-Setting Year for STDs Nationwide

By April Dembosky, KQED | Apr 14, 2021

In certain circles of San Francisco, a case of syphilis can be as common and casual as the flu.

Thirst-trap Flashbacks: IG Account Looks Back at '70s & '80s Men

Apr 10, 2021

The IG account @truckstop_guy offers an amazing, annotated look back at erotic gay images from the 1970s and 1980s

Post Pandemic, Will Ailing Gay Bathhouses Make a Comeback?

Post Pandemic, Will Ailing Gay Bathhouses Make a Comeback?

By Naveen Kumar | Apr 5, 2021

COVID-19 has upended life as we know it, and bathhouses facilitate two social needs that have been thrown into especially sharp relief: Sex and public health consciousness. Will they emerge post-pandemic?

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