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Modern Family: Season 4, Episode 15 — “Heart Broken”

KIP MOONEY: In relationships, sometimes you have to try new things. You’ve got to break up the routine, do a little role-playing or be totally spontaneous.

And so it was with this week’s episode of Modern Family. Not just with…

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Modern Family: Virgin Territory

KIP MOONEY: With so many plates juggling this episode, you’d think a few would fall down just like Cam did. But everything was handled so beautifully, I’m still in a little bit of awe.

Do I wish Phil would have…

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Modern Family: Week 4 in Review

KIP MOONEY: I don’t know if I’d go on the record as saying this was one of Modern Family’s best episodes. I will go on the record as saying this had the most laughs per minute for me since “Good…

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Modern Family: Episode 13 in Review

KIP MOONEY: “Each of tonight’s storylines sounds trite on paper, but each is executed with serious wit and major laughs.” Continue reading

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Study: Tears Are a Turnoff

ZOË RICE: File under “Shocker”: Men don’t want to sleep with sobbing women. That woman with the sadness and the snotting and the moment of terrible emotional turmoil? Not so sexy. But apparently male empathy is not to blame – it’s just his chemistry. Continue reading

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Opposite Sex Platonic Relationships

NAVA BRAHE: I had to watch the movie, When Harry Met Sally…, before placing metaphorical pen to metaphorical paper. The iconic scenes in which Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal dance the relationship tango are timeless. Even 21 years later, I look at them and the dialogue rings as true as it ever has.

MATTHEW DAVID BROZIK: I have this friend. (“This friend” is not me, as will be proven by the fact that I am also a character in this story.) My friend is a terrific woman. That is, she’s a terrific person who is also female. That is, her being female has no bearing on how terrific she is. What’s important is that she is one of the kindest, smartest, most passionate, most compassionate, funniest, most optimistic, and most loyal persons I have ever been fortunate enough to know.

MOLLY SCHOEMANN: I’ll admit, my closest friends tend to be women. We understand each other, we support each other, and there’s none of that pesky sexual tension vibrating around us when we’re trying to have a good time by staying up all night watching movies. Plus, we tend to like the same movies. Continue reading

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Sex for Procreation

HOWARD MEGDAL: I can’t think of a single person whose sexual habits will change as a result of greater results with in-vitro fertilization.

MOLLY SCHOEMANN: Guess what, everyone! We’re like cows! At least when it comes to baby-making, obviously. This is according to a veterinarian in Australia, Dr. Yovich, who has published a study in the Journal of Reproductive BioMedicine. Continue reading

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Sexual Satisfaction by Gender

HOWARD MEGDAL: This piece in the Washington Post spurred quite a bit of discussion among The Perpetual Post writers this past week. For me, it was less a question of a problem with the findings- I am sure sexual satisfaction in women is a complicated set of factors. Instead, what I can’t help but wonder is: have we given up on thinking the only issue men need to resolve for a satisfying sex life is making sure erections don’t last more than four hours?

AKIE BERMISS: Female sexuality remains, for me, one of life’s great unsolved mysteries. And if any of my female friends know the answers to my many questions: they are keeping it secret. I suspect that every day, in ever way, we are becoming better human beings. That all the horrible things going down all over the world are simply the necessary growing pains for a species that feeds off of enlightenment (as much as it does ignorance). I also believe that part of growing into enlightenment is dependent upon our ability to understand the simple things that still evade us. And, generally speaking, the jury is still out on sexuality.
JILLIAN LOVEJOY LOWERY: So, I’m a woman. And I daresay I’m a relatively sexual one. But I’m no closer to any sort of answer to this conundrum than The Washington Post, Howard or Akie. Sex and sexuality are tricky business.

MOLLY SCHOEMANN: My first impression of the Washington Post article was less to wonder about male vs. female treatments than about the way we treat illnesses and other problems in general. Continue reading

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MOLLY SCHOEMANN: Monogamy is unrealistic! People need variety! Life is like a sexy salad bar. We get sick of hard boiled eggs after awhile—we want to try carrots.

AKIE BERMISS: Gentlemen, it is a fine cause to take up the argument against monogamy. I understand, I dig it, I commiserate: I’m with you. But, also, I don’t really think there’s much of an argument there. Well, I think its important that I state, out front, that I am a one-woman man. That is, I’ve never really gone in for polygamy. As a matter of personal taste. I can hardly keep up with one person in a romantic or sexual context, let alone several. Continue reading

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