New Evidence That Neanderthals and Homo Sapiens Had Sex thumbnail

Neanderthals and Cro-Magnons (aka homo sapiens, aka European early modern humans) lived side by side in Europe for thousands of years before the Neanderthals died out. The question of whether Neanderthals and Cro-Magnons had sex and interbred has always intrigued Daze Reader. The latest evidence suggests that the answer is yes, oh god yes, yes. [...]

World’s First Successful Penis Reduction Surgery for Florida Teenager thumbnail

In its March 2015 issue, the Journal of Sexual Medicine announced what might be the world's first successful penis reduction surgery. The subject was a 17-year-old boy in Florida who had a penis "too large for intercourse". Everyone's first reaction is, What male would consider a really large penis to be a problem? And would [...]

Michael Stoddart on Sex Smells and Human Evolution thumbnail

Michael Stoddart, retired Zoology professor at the University of Tasmania, published the book Adam's Nose, and the Making of Humankind earlier this year. He wrote a very short version for the Guardian this week entitled, "Smell, evolution and the sex brain: why we're monogamous and use perfume", which succinctly presents his thesis: that an evolutionary [...]

Trend Watch: Everyone’s Getting Naked at Angkor Wat and Machu Picchu thumbnail

We've seen a handful of stories about this trend, most recently a harrumphy Daily Mail piece titled Naked tourist trend forces authorities to release rules about sacred site nudity. The rules basically state, Stop getting naked at our sacred sites. Most of the uproar surrounds incidents at ancient temples in the Angkor region of Cambodia. [...]

Five Sex Films by Ed Wood Jr Reissued by Alpha Blue thumbnail

Alpha Blue Archives does an excellent job salvaging, preserving and reissuing early porn films that would otherwise be lost to history. No one knows more about the obscure stars, filmmakers and industry trends from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. The quality of surviving prints varies, but ABA produces fine digital transfers. One of their most [...]

Courtney Stodden, Least Surprising Sex Tape Star Ever, Releases Sex Tape thumbnail

Maybe you remember Courtney Stodden. She became famous, or infamous, in 2011 when she got married at age 16 to 50-year-old actor Doug Hutchison (who was previously best known, to me at least, as "Tooms" on two great early X-Files episodes). She cultivated a retro bombastic blond bombshell persona and revelled in the tabloid notoriety. [...]

Whitney Museum commissions, then rejects Charles Ray nude sculpture thumbnail

The latest issue of The New Yorker includes a profile of sculptor Charles Ray written by Calvin Tompkins. The article covers two sad art world scandal involving the same work, Ray's sculpture Huck and Jim depicting the characters from Huckleberry Finn. Jim, the runaway slave, is nine feet tall, a handsome black man in the [...]

Movie Posters for LOVE by Gaspar Noé

Movie Posters for LOVE by Gaspar Noé thumbnail

Mainstream art films with explicit sex scenes have been around for a while. Some classic examples include: Romance (1999) directed by Catherine Breillat, which included an extremely romantic scene between stars Caroline Ducey and Rocco Siffredi. Baise-moi (2000) directed by Virginie Despentes and Coralie Trinh Thi, sort of a No Wave Thelma and Louise with [...]

Dr. Drew Returns to Sex

Dr. Drew Returns to Sex thumbnail

Dr. Drew debuts a new TV show, called Dr. Drew, on HLN tonight. Well, not exactly new. Dr. Drew has had his own one-hour TV show on HLN for a while now, immediately following Nancy Grace. Tonight's installment represents more of a new direction, a rebranding. His radio co-host Michael Catherwood will now be on [...]

Game of Thrones Recap – Two Brothel Scenes in S5E3 High Sparrow thumbnail

Our occasional Game of Thrones recaps focus narrowly on the brothels and prostitutes. Core competency and all. This week's episode, "High Sparrow", featured two brothel scenes. The first took place in the main King's Landing brothel we've visited many times before, currently administered by Olyvar for absentee owner Littlefinger. Pervy religious leader "the High Septon" [...]