Gender, Sex, Culture, Folklore, and the Body

Month September 2017

Renewing Her Body: The Body as a Feminist Ritual Text in the Jewish Renewal Movement, 1970-2017

I’m excited to share that I will be spending a week at the University of Colorado at Boulder as the  Jim and Diane Shneer Fellow in Post-Holocaust American Judaism. During this time, I will be conducting research in their archives and… Continue Reading →

Sex/Body Positivity as a ‘Skinny’ Man.

Sex/body positivity as a ‘Skinny’ man. And as a gay man, it’s all the more complicated. Yes, there is masculine privilege in living in a male body inherently, but that thinness is still gendered, socio-economically driven, related to issues of… Continue Reading →

Addicted to the Blue Light: Porn Addiction, Masturbation, and Erectile Dysfunction Among Young Men

Dr. Alfred Kinsey, a pioneer in the field of sexology, uncovered a truth in the late 1940s that shook up the world: people masturbate! What Kinsey could not have researched was what happens to young men from masturbating too much,… Continue Reading →

Surrogate Partnering

Ever since I heard that people willingly become a Surrogate Partner I always thought it was a form of prostitution. But the more I think about it, the more my opinion on the topic changes. In American society there is… Continue Reading →

Are You Using a Condom Correctly?

According to a study conducted at Emory University Health Sciences Center, condom use errors are common among college-age males. The basic highlighted issues from this study were the following: Not checking the condom before sex (74%) Neglecting to check the… Continue Reading →


Welcome to the start of the new bodylore site! As with the beginning of any website or blog, please be patient as we add more content throughout the duration of the semester. Looking forward to talking about the body with… Continue Reading →

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