"The Virgin Daughters": A Documentary on Purity Balls

  Emotionally and mentally warping. Domineering. Brainwashing. Unbelievably creepy. Immoral. Click through video for the final three parts of the documentary, they are not just redundant of the material in the first part. via Musical Atheist commenting at Butterflies and Wheels. Ophelia also points us to more pictures and commentary on Purity Balls from Libby Anne. [Read More...]

Kinkiness vs. Experience

The atheist blogosphere’s most ingeniously hypothesizing scientist (Freethought Blogs’s own Jen McCreight) predicts that if only she could get her hands on Ok Cupid‘s users’ self-reported data on sexual kinkiness and sexual experience and graph them, the results would look something like this: Read More. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Batman and Catwoman Depicted Having Sex, Is It Sexist?

Laura Hudson argues that the picture above is sexist, and especially so when taken in context of what has come before it: [Read more...]

What Women Want…In Porn?

Susie Bright, in an interview with Salon explains an accidental discovery: There were about a dozen women in the ’80s who started making their own movies, magazines, images, and we fought against all the naysayers. Then, to everyone’s shock, the women’s erotica movement made significant sales. Into the middle of that mix, came along a [Read More...]

On The Ethics of "Sugar Daddies" and "Sugar Babies"

Kelly: Did you hear about this “sugar daddy” and “sugar baby” phenomenon wherein college girls are whoring themselves out through the internet to skeevy rich older men so they can pay for their college educations? It makes me sick to think that for these girls an education costs their bodies. These kids have to sell [Read More...]

Be Careful About Loving Women Too Much Lest Other Guys Think You're Gay

When Pitchfork‘s Chris Dahlen wrote a tribute to Liz Phair’s landmark indie masterpiece Exile in Guyville as a review of its 15th anniversary rerelease in 2008, he led with this paragraph: You break all kinds of unwritten rules when you’re a guy who admires a girl. The white suburban kids who idolize gangster rappers are old [Read More...]

Defining Intrinsic Goodness, Using Marriage As An Example

The other day, I wrote a post exploring a major reason that getting away without penalties would not be enough to make at least some kinds of wrongdoing in our best interests. I was taking one of a few possible tacks at answering Glaucon’s question in Plato’s Republic as to how being a just person might be [Read More...]

"Good Sex Without God": A Conversation Between Greta Christina and Stephanie Zvan

Two of Freethought Blogs‘ own bloggers, Greta Christina of Greta Christina Blog and Stephanie Zvan of Almost Diamonds sat down for an interesting talk about atheism. Get to know Camels With Hammers‘s new neighbors by listening to their chat here. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Moral Perfectionism, Moral Pragmatism, Free Love Ethics, and Adultery

Kelly: You are a moral absolutist, Jaime. Jaime: Nonsense. You are the one who wants to impose monogamy on everyone, whether they like it or not. Kelly: No, when we talked the other day, I conceded it was your right to have whatever kinds of open relationships you wanted. I only said that, given human [Read More...]


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