Monthly Archives: October 2012

Thoughts on The Closet

In his essay “Public and Private,” literary theorist and cultural critic Michael Warner (one of my all-time favorite writers) has this to say about closets: “Speech everywhere is regulated unequally. Yet, ironically, common mythology understands the closet as an individual’s … Continue reading

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research on high sex drives

In a 2007 dissertation in psychology by Sari van Anders titled “Testosterone trade-offs and partnering in women and men” (Simon Fraser University in Canada), it was found that men and women who identified/lived as polyamorous were generally found to have … Continue reading

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A Terrible Book

(Disclaimer #1: Lately, I’ve been reading, and thoroughly enjoying, academic articles and books; so maybe what I have to say here is unfairly tainted by my current love–and greater familiarity–of all things scholarly. So please consider this review while bearing … Continue reading

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Desire Lines

I am going to flat out say it: Polyamory is ahead of its time. I predict that in the future it is an identity/politic that more people will choose. Polyamory is a way of being that transcends (or seeks to … Continue reading

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Judith Butler, Play, Gender, Desire, Sex

In the classic academic text Gender Trouble, Judith Butler argues that gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and others with non-normative sexualities shouldn’t attempt to overthrow the oppressive, heteronormative language of sexuality that our culture makes and enforces, but, rather, these people (and … Continue reading

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