February 11, 2008 |
AS they seek to document and demystify one of life's great thrills, scientists have run across some real head-scratchers. How, for example, can they explain the fact that some men and women who are paralyzed and numb below the waist are able to have orgasms? How to explain the "orgasmic auras" that can descend at the onset of epileptic seizures -- sensations so pleasurable they prompt some patients to refuse antiseizure medication? And how on Earth to explain the case of the amputee who felt his orgasms centered in that missing foot?
July 4, 2012 |
Frank Ocean, the acclaimed R&B singer and member of L.A. hip-hop collective Odd Future, published a statement on his Tumblr site early Wednesday morning in which he opened up about his sexuality, and revealed that he had fallen in love with a man. The acknowledgment, he wrote, was supposed to be first published in the liner notes to his highly anticipated new album, "Channel Orange," which comes out July 17. The singer, who dropped his first bombshell...
June 9, 1991
Robert Warren Cromey's "Celebrate, and Guide, Sexuality" (Column Left, May 31) contains some very uncomfortable truths. While many religious groups spend their considerable resources and energies trying to stamp out "forbidden sex" (in one form or another), they seem strangely mute on the really crucial issues of the times. That list is very long and very familiar: hunger, war, drugs, homelessness, battered wives and children, white-collar crime, prejudice and, of course, AIDS. Given the fact that sexual abstinence (i.e.
July 4, 2012 |
Frank Ocean's Def Jam debut, “Channel Orange,” isn't due for two weeks, but the album has had Twitter abuzz for days. As the Odd Future crooner previewed the highly anticipated disc for press, attention shifted to his sexuality after one blogger's brief mention that when he sings about love on a number of tracks he uses “him” as opposed to “her.” It was that quick line that has dominated the blogosphere. PHOTOS: Gay celebrities, who is out? What was fascinating about the rampant speculation about Ocean isn't that it spread so quickly (much of this week's headlines have centered on Anderson Cooper confirming his sexual orientation)
November 3, 1990
Concerning Howard Rosenberg's Oct. 19 column, "It's More Fun to Sell Sex Than Protection": Please tell me what is wrong with people on TV or in life admiring the attractive behind of another person; with discussing vasectomy, pregnancy or sperm; with laughing a little at sex, sexuality and our own foolishness? Are we really supposed to pretend these things don't exist? Please tell me why we should feel uncomfortable with our children about our own bodies (and theirs). The confusing messages we send them must certainly cause more confusion and terror--and more sexist behavior--than anything else in their lives.
July 7, 1990
After reading your review of the Erasure concert ("Capering Andy Bell Leads Erasure Through Zesty Evening" by Mike Boehm, Calendar June 18), I was pretty upset. For me and for three good friends of mine, this was our first concert, and we were very excited. Naturally, our hopes were high for this concert, and Erasure proved very quickly to be a very enthusiastic group. The four of us, as well as many others at the concert, knew of the two men's homosexuality. That had absolutely no effect whatsoever on our feelings toward the music or the band.