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Margaret Wade, September 26th, 2010
Women past childbearing age are the ones leading the changes toward a better world all over the globe says Jean Houston. She claims that 85% of the founders of change movements – planting trees,...
Margaret Wade, October 4th, 2010
Once upon a time, I lived in Japan and worked with junior high school students. Every week or so, I would hear someone repeat a Japanese saying: “The nail that sticks up gets hammered down.” It was...
Margaret Wade, September 21st, 2010
Any pagan event seems to have a polyamorous contingent attending it. And polyamorous communities tend to hold pagan events. These are generalities, sure. But have you ever even heard of a Christian...
Margaret Wade, September 8th, 2010
He was young; he was handsome; he was rich; and he was a king. No wonder King Tut is on the cover of National Geographic again. But now archaeologists have learned that he was also crippled by a...
Margaret Wade, August 17th, 2010
"Sexual healing" is more than the name of a pop song that might get you laid. In recent years, sexual healing has become a true healing modality for numerous serious practitioners. Non-medical...
Margaret Wade, August 2nd, 2010
Last night I saw a really well-done movie with all the characteristics of Oscar-nomination-quality work—great performers doing excellent acting, a realistic setting, and perfectly appropriate music...
Margaret Wade, July 20th, 2010
My dog woke me up with his masturbating this morning. Though he's fixed, he wakes up with little boners. It seems he's gotten frustrated with me not helping him out with them. While I'm still...
Margaret Wade, July 7th, 2010
Just because you're a fundamentalist Christian doesn't mean your sex life can't be kinky. Smack dab in the middle of the term BDSM (Bondage/Discipline, Dominance/submission, Sadism/Masochism) are...
Margaret Wade, June 23rd, 2010
A series of recent studies have shown that a person's sexual reproductive strategy determines their religious choices and their attitude toward the use of non-medical drugs. We've all—sexologists,...
Margaret Wade, June 9th, 2010
Month after month, this column focuses on the sanctity of sex and the sexiness of Spirit. Defining Spirit is up to you and yours. There are always folks who will want to do that for you. But there...
Margaret Wade, May 27th, 2010
There's something so darling cute about Hugh Grant's way of saying “Bugger it!” that I go to see his movies regardless of the reviews that say how inconsequential and silly they are. (Well, perhaps...
Margaret Wade, May 6th, 2010
The previous column reported that some Catholic priests feel their Church lacks adequate training in celibacy, and discussed how that might contribute to the problem of priests engaging in...
Margaret Wade, April 21st, 2010
The stories are all over the news, no need to repeat them here, but what the heck: Trusting Parents and Their Innocent Children Betrayed! Pedophile Priests! Cover Ups by Church Officials! Scandal!...
Margaret Wade, April 7th, 2010
During the last few years there has a been a spate of articles about the “God Spot.” Like the G-spot we discussed last time, it is also controversial. It is so controversial that scientists,...
Margaret Wade, March 17th, 2010
There's been another go-round in the debate over whether there's really a G-spot. Frankly, it's hard for me not to just say, “Who cares what scientists think? What will it change for them to...
Margaret Wade, March 3rd, 2010
During my research into all the gods and goddesses you could choose for your own love deity, many wonderful “mythical” people popped up. It would be rude not to introduce them to you. Maybe you...
Margaret Wade, February 17th, 2010
The Exaltation of Inanna is a prime example of early religious writing. It was written by a high priestess named Enheduana, whose works, according to some scholars, are the first known written...
Margaret Wade, February 3rd, 2010
By now, if you've been reading this column, you may have noticed that just because a name of European origin has “Saint” in front of it doesn't mean that person was real. Or holy. And if the name...
Margaret Wade, January 20th, 2010
It's probably too late to get that perfect reservation at the hippest restaurant in town for Valentine's Day. But it's not too late to make your post-dinner experience juicier than ever...
Margaret Wade, January 5th, 2010
So what is it with the Ugandans anyway? Why the hostility to gays? As you've read elsewhere on this site, a Ugandan legislator has proposed laws that would outlaw homosexual acts and homosexuality...
Margaret Wade, December 16th, 2009
It's the time of year for lots of talk about miracle births, gifts from God, and family, friends, and other loved ones. The place where all these ideas intersect is, of course, sex. It's possible...
Margaret Wade, December 2nd, 2009
It's December, and in some Christian churches that means that Mary gets three holy days this month. Yep, three of 'em: the Immaculate Conception, the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and Christmas...
Margaret Wade, November 19th, 2009
Thanksgiving coming up gives me the perfect opportunity to talk about one of the things that I like best about life and being in a body—the fact that the better things feel, the better they are...
Margaret Wade, November 5th, 2009
Among those who shared comments with me about body fluids and spirituality since my last column, they spoke more of issues that are central to daily life than about sacred sex practices or rituals....
Margaret Wade, October 21st, 2009
It might have taken humans a while to figure out the male's contribution to procreation, but the science of it took even longer. Yet even before the Western scientific world had determined sperm's...
Margaret Wade, September 17th, 2009
News flash: The world's newest celebrity is – yes! - a hermaphrodite! It was announced that world-class South African athlete Caster Semenya has ambiguous gender characteristics. OK,...
Margaret Wade, August 26th, 2009
Soft penises are delightful in many ways, and they have their uses even for those of us who nearly always experience them firsthand in their firmer state. But the fact of the matter is that, through...
Margaret Wade, July 21st, 2009
Mary Magdalene, one of the biggest enigmas of Christianity, is celebrated with a feast day on July 22nd. In a religion with limited roles for women – virgin, whore, reformed whore (usually...
Margaret Wade, July 1st, 2009
Kenneth Ray Stubbs is known for his books and DVDs on erotic massage and his book Women of the Light: The New Sacred Prostitute. This book introduced women who practiced various sex-related careers;...
Margaret Wade, June 10th, 2009
The first sex rituals were probably practiced by shamans as soon as humans figured out the connection between sex and babies. A shaman is a tribal diviner, medicine person, witch doctor or healer, an...