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Issue #2595 :: Thursday, February 10, 2011
SPECIAL ISSUE: The Sex Issue: "Getting Connected"

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Editors' Note
Forget about regular conventions of intimacy and the routine missionary positions that often accompany your sexual (mis)adventures. Sex today needs be daring, exciting and full of surprises - something you'll actually be proud to scream about to the whole world.

Social Media Spices Up Sexual Situations
Intimacy is dead. Or at least it must be on life support. In this media-crazed age where certifiably sane individuals would rather contract leprosy than face a wifi-less existence, sexuality has bought itself a jetpack and has burst from the cotton confines of our panties into boundless cyberspace. Gone are the days of hand written letters, soulful serenades 'neath peach-blossomed canopies and (insert clichéd fantasy here), replaced instead by online profiles and text messages that SHOUT AT YOU FROM YOUR SCREEN: "OMG. We just got our seats. His teeth are soooooo WHITE!"

Saucy Cyber Sex Simulates Stimulation
Cyber sex - is it the best way to have sex, or is it the best way to not really have sex but still have sex?

Hooking Up Becomes Mobile With Sex Radar Applications
Possessors of smart phones have multitudinous advantages over their unconnected counterparts, but never before has the advantage been so distinctly tied to the user's evolutionary prospects. Now, with the advent of certain applications such as Grindr and Skout, people can use GPS to find their future soul mates - or their next one-night stand.

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Editors' Note
Forget about regular conventions of intimacy and the routine missionary positions that often accompany your sexual (mis)adventures. Sex today needs be daring, exciting and full of surprises - something you'll actually be proud to scream about to the whole world.

Social Media Spices Up Sexual Situations
Intimacy is dead. Or at least it must be on life support. In this media-crazed age where certifiably sane individuals would rather contract leprosy than face a wifi-less existence, sexuality has bought itself a jetpack and has burst from the cotton confines of our panties into boundless cyberspace. Gone are the days of hand written letters, soulful serenades 'neath peach-blossomed canopies and (insert clichéd fantasy here), replaced instead by online profiles and text messages that SHOUT AT YOU FROM YOUR SCREEN: "OMG. We just got our seats. His teeth are soooooo WHITE!"

Saucy Cyber Sex Simulates Stimulation
Cyber sex - is it the best way to have sex, or is it the best way to not really have sex but still have sex?

Hooking Up Becomes Mobile With Sex Radar Applications
Possessors of smart phones have multitudinous advantages over their unconnected counterparts, but never before has the advantage been so distinctly tied to the user's evolutionary prospects. Now, with the advent of certain applications such as Grindr and Skout, people can use GPS to find their future soul mates - or their next one-night stand.

SF Gallery Celebrates Sensuality
For some Bay Area couples, Saturday night's date meant sushi, cocktails and "cockfidence."

Corn Porn or Veggie Love?
Does PETA need to change its name from "People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals" to "People for the Ethical Treatment of Women"?

Connecting on Campus


Casual Sex Brings People Together By Breaking Connections
Sex with "no strings attached" is a concept that has emerged in more recent generations to describe a relationship often centered on casual sex and devoid of any emotional attachment. Although this started off as the case in Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher's rendition in the film conveniently titled, "No Strings Attached," emotions threw a wrench in the mix. True to form, the romantic comedy had a happily-ever-after ending. Despite characters' failure to keep emotions away from sex, are there cases that actually work? Can humans successfully keep sex and emotions separate?


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