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How do new tools fulfill, expand, and transform sexuality? Is technology liberating users to pursue their true desires? Creating new pleasures, new pressures? What even is sex?
The internet has served Eros from the beginning.
The former top engineer at OkCupid explains how to take an algorithmic approach to romance.
A conversation with the novelist Garth Greenwell about the impact of technology on gay sexual life.
How have new tools changed how people discover polyamory, and how they form and coordinate non-monogamous relationships? To help us answer these questions, we spoke to the philosopher Carrie Ichikawa Jenkins, her husband Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa, and her boyfriend Ray Hsu.
How has technology changed the sex lives of people with disabilities? We asked Bethany Stevens, a wheelchair-using queer sociologist and doctoral student at Georgia State University.
AEBN set out to revolutionize the way men experience pornography. In doing so, they transformed the labor involved in the production of male orgasms.
A working-class woman from East London invented computer dating more than half a century ago.
A new sextech site aspires to solve the “problem” of female sexuality. But why is female sexuality still a problem—and where do its “solutions” come from?
Technology is transforming sex work by fusing new tools with old practices. It’s bringing new benefits for workers—and new risks.
In an era of orgy apps, how radical is radical sex? In an age when an online porn mega-corporation represents every possible perversion, what liberation is left in taboo-transgression?
A child of the 1990s uses the early internet to corrupt his young mind, and loves every minute of it.
The internet is notoriously good at supplying porn for a wide variety of fetishes. But why is it so bad at providing the “sonic intimacies” of audio porn—and why should we care?
Men used to worry about getting replaced by robots. Now they’re afraid of getting dumped by them.
Sextech is a rising industry with a major privacy problem. Smart sex toys might provide new tools for pleasure—and they might subject our intimate lives to new forms of surveillance.
We put out a call for personals. This is what we got.
What if we could manage our relationships like Github repositories? What would it mean to apply the metaphors we use to think about developing code to developing relationships?
With photography by Gustavo Turner.