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Fear of Men jammed into their car and drove to the nearest gas station to call me. They’d been practicing all day at a remote farm that belongs to the parents of drummer Michael Miles. It's about two hours from their homes in Brighton and the cell reception there is spotty at best. It's not surprising that they'd want to rehearse out in the middle of nowhere, because isolation has plays a big part...
I've always had a complicated relationship with sex. I used to think it made me weird and abnormal, like this tension I felt toward the subject was my own cumbersome (get it, cum) burden. Boy, was I wrong! There are so many ways to fuck, and our culture has so many hangups about sexual expression, that pretty much everyone is dealing with their own difficulties when it comes to the topic. But we just...
At a certain point, fucking became the primary thing we talk about when it comes to relationships. This frenetic, soft-glowing, buzzing of a Gchat or group text asking me for counsel in the wee hours is a lovely sort of communion I have with my friends of all genders. I cherish it, and I hold dear the opportunity to support my friends in their romantic lives and sexual adventures. I imagine myself embodying a...
Trigger warning for explicit descriptions of sexual assault and discussion of sexual violence and rape. In mid-January a story about sexual harassment and assault in the music industry broke via social media. It began with a series of tweets from Dirty Projectors member Amber Coffman about the inappropriate sexual contact of a music publicist named Heathcliff Berru. Coffman’s situation had occurred publicly in a bar several years before, and she later shared that the experience...

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