Posts Tagged ‘eros’

Sex therapist at the Academy Awards: Helen Hunt in The Sessions

    How many of you saw The Sessions?  Good – I see some hands. Did it lead to much discussion?  Well it didn’t in my house either. And in the popular press the same thing.  A few early reviews saying it was very moving, and well done.  Then nothing more. A movie about a [...]

French women say, “Enough with modernism! Give us long baths with expensive body wash!”

    The New York Times reports today that Cinquante Nuances de Grey (that’s French for you-know-what) is now selling briskly in France — despite a hearty and unanimous condemnation by the French literary elite. According to the article “A Defiant Oui for ‘Fifty Shades” by Times columnist Elaine Sciolino, French critical opinion on the book has pointed [...]

Slow Sex in Manhattan

        “I want to know what became of the changes We waited for love to bring. Were they only the fitful dreams Of some greater awakening? –Jackson Browne, The Pretender   The cultivation of sexual mindfulness One rainy Friday afternoon in mid-summer, I traveled uptown to speak with Nicole Daedone, a former [...]

On eros, spirituality, and crying during sex

    Most recent in a series of articles  and interviews based on the new book Slow Sex by Nicole Daedone.   This is article 4 in the series.   My fellow sex journalist Tracy Clark-Flory was a guest at one of  Nicole Daedone’s weekend retreats  for women at Le Meridien in San Francisco last year.   [...]

Where the magic gets made

        After many years of trying, an experienced rock and roll groupie finally managed to sleep with Mick Jagger. When her friends asked her how the legendary rocker had been as a sexual partner, she replied,  ”He was good — but he was no Mick Jagger.” That sweet coo I couldn’t help [...]

Why Fifty Shades leaves women wanting . . . more

  Photo credit:  Pedrosimoes7,  via Creative Commons.   Sixth in a series based on the new book, Fifty Shades of Grey. Can’t Fail Recipe for Erotic Romance 5 cups Twilight 1 cup Marquis de Sade 3 cups raw sex — finely diced Yield:    Fifty Shades of Grey   Two virgins It’s well known that Fifty Shades [...]

Mass Erotic Choice as a Social Organizer — from Beatlemania to Fifty Shades of Grey

  Photo credit:  Pedrosimoes7,  via Creative Commons.   Fifth in a series based on the new book, Fifty Shades of Grey. The questions never change Working as a sex therapist, I have more than a passing interest in what the culture happens to be serving up about eros. Part of it is simply curiosity about what [...]

Sex and Fifty Shades of the City

    A strange thing, mystifying There’s an image that has haunted me for years.   It’s the opening credits of Sex and The City on HBO.   Here — watch it with me. Carrie Bradshaw, played by Sara Jessica Parker, is walking in downtown Manhattan.   We see her face first —  brash, charming, flirtatious.    Then, [...]

Sex Therapy NYC: Fifty Shades of Grey

      One quiet night It is 22 year old Anastasia Steele’s first night alone with Seattle billionaire sex-god Christian Grey,  in his high-tech mansion in the sky. Page 85.  She is about to experience sexual climax, for the first time in her life.  Let’s hear her tell it – “Let go, baby,” he murmurs. [...]

An open letter to just-signed New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow — about virginity and other important matters

    March 22, 2012 Tim — First of all, congratulations on your upcoming move to New York City.  It’s a great town, and I’m sure you’ll love it here. As an athlete and a religious man, you will be a role model to many young people here.   So I’m writing to you today [...]