Sexual Intelligence (Column)

We have a new column at Eros Zine, Sexual Intelligence by acclaimed writer and therapist Dr. Marty Klein, therapist and acclaimed author of America’s War on Sex. These items come from his blog at Welcome to Dr. Klein!

Memo to Southwest Airlines: Women’s Bodies are OK

If you fly, of course you hate to fly. As if air travel isn’t repulsive enough these days, Southwest Airlines has found a new way to make passengers angry.

Southwest tried to boot a shapely 23-year-old college student off a flight recently because one person complained about the way she was dressed. A customer “service” (there’s an oxymoron) supervisor named Keith told San Diego passenger Kyla Ebbert that her miniskirt, high-heel sandals, and sweater-over-tank top (over a bra) was “inappropriate” for a family airline.

Read more at Eros Zine.

Having Sex With Men Does NOT Make Larry Craig Gay

Larry Craig says he’s not gay. I believe him. A lot of men who have sex with men aren’t gay.

Life was simple before 1948: someone was either 100% heterosexual or they were queer (note to young people: that’s what gays were called in the old days). But then biologist Alfred Kinsey studied Americans’ sexuality in detail, and as he discovered, people are not so easily divided into sheeps and goats.

Read more at Eros Zine.

When Language is More Important Than War

Sixteen million Americans fought in WWII. A half-million of them died in it. That’s equal to the entire population of Washington, DC. Or of Wyoming.

Very few of those 16,000,000 are still alive, and a dwindling number of Americans actually knows one of them. To create and preserve a record of what actually happened, Ken Burns has made a 14-hour documentary for PBS. It has exactly four instances of words you might hear — or say — if someone were trying to kill you.

Read more at Eros Zine.

Sexuality: Missing in Action at the Iowa Caucuses

Everyone who wants to be president of the most powerful nation on Earth has to go to Iowa. Candidates go to local diners, nursing homes, and high school gyms for weeks, telling hundreds of people every day why they deserve a seat on Air Force One.

Iowa. In a few months, a half-dozen candidates from each major party will fold their tent because they didn’t get enough votes in Iowa.

If New York or California had this much power, people would complain bitterly. Like Putney Swope, Iowa is no one’s first choice for anything, and so it gets to decide who runs for president. Tradition. Iowa.

Read more at Eros Zine.


One Response to “Sexual Intelligence (Column)”

  1. bridson Says:

    You’ve grabbed me. I’ll go to your crime fiction site.

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