The Curious Couple’s Guide to Occasional Non-Monogamy

In the 2011 romantic comedy, Hall Pass, two wives grant their husbands one week of unlimited sexual escapades with no marital consequences. The movie itself is forgettable, but it raises an enduring issue—couples’ commitment to sexual exclusivity.

Our culture reveres monogamy—and demands it. For many couples, any breach of sexual exclusivity spells disaster. “He cheated. It’s over.” But some people feel stifled by absolute monogamy, and if their spouses insist on it, well, that explains many divorces.  More »»

Does Sex Trigger Heart Attacks?

The year was 1979, the place, a New York City townhouse, and 71-year-old former New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller, Vice President under Gerald Ford, died of a heart attack in the arms of a woman who was not his wife. The 26-year-old woman suddenly found herself in a mistress’ nightmare. Should she slip away, allowing Rockefeller to die and be discovered later with reputation intact? Or call 911 hoping to save him—and air dirty linen in public? She called 911. More »»

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Sexual Trauma Survivors: How Men Can Aid Their Recovery

Fifteen percent. According to a recent University of California survey of sex in America, that’s the proportion of U.S. women who have survived childhood sexual exploitation. For men, the figure is 3 percent. Ninety-five percent. According to the National Crime Victimization Survey, that’s the proportion of sexual assaults with women victims. Approximately 300,000 women are […]