An unlikely trio of the erudite Parabola, New Agey
Magical Blend, and the gal-respecting Ms. have
sported sex covers recently, and there’s plenty in each that’s
provocative. In Parabola, Jacob Needleman ponders the
much-hyped but illusive ‘sacred sex,’ and wonders whether the
cultural obsession with sexuality has more to do with a cultural
starvation ‘for a certain kind of energy. . . . It has less to do
with some other, indefinable attentiveness toward each other, even
confrontation sometimes.’ Among several sex features in
Magical Blend virtual
reality wizard Jaron Lanier disses virtual sex: it implies that sex
is a ‘media experience, as opposed to a mystical communication
between people.’ And in ‘ look at ‘how women are redefining
sensuality and pleasure,’ Greta Christina explores the counting
game (c’mon, we’ve all done it), and what qualifies as a notch.
While hets have long debated whether oral sex ‘counts,’ Christina’s
notch might include a mutual lascivious grin. Or does it?
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