Blurred Lines: Thicke Dick and A Parody

Ms. M. discusses her mixed feelings of Blurred Lines, meets Robin Thicke, speculates he does indeed have a big dick, and asks T.I. if he wants her to tear HIS ass in two. Then she chimes in on the new parody which leaves her left feeling unsatisfied.

Nudity, Art, Sex and Death – Tasmania Awaits

If you’re going to confront sex and death – or at least the art world’s latest depictions of them – you might as well be naked.

Casanova Slept Here

Was Casanova more than just a pretty face? Smithsonian Magazine has just published my epic quest to separate fact from fiction in the life of history’s greatest lover. The man is so surrounded by mythology that many people assume him to be a fictional character (and maybe it’s hard to take seriously someone who has […]

The Five Artiest Brothels in France

I revisited a marvelous gallery of historical erotica I discovered while researching The Sinner’s Grand Tour. Some of the photos were a bit too lurid to include in the post (at least without artful cropping) — I thought readers of the MoSex blog might appreciate them, however…

The Vatican And (Historical) Sex

I’ve just done a series on “penetrating the Vatican” for Slate. A lot of Slate readers (presumably the vocal Catholics) seem to have taken umbrage that I refer to sex a lot in the story — either with hidden erotica from the Renaissance, medieval erotic tomes, the Showtime series the Borgias or the so-called “Joust of the Whores”…