The more, the merrier?

Sex on Tuesday

Social prescriptions limit the acceptable forms of love, and among the most difficult norms to defy is monogamy. If your instincts carry you outside social convention — as mine have — you must work all the more diligently for love to succeed.
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To choose or not to choose

Sex on Tuesday

The notion of preferring one gender strikes me as a very heterosexual way of thinking, but preferences aren’t so crazy, even if you really like all your options. And I often used to wonder: Do I have a preference? And if so, why?
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White boy talks ‘Girls’

Cutting Room Floor

When Lena Dunham first unveiled her new comedy “Girls” in the spring of 2012, she publicly marketed it as HBO’s own comment on “Sex and the City.” It wasn’t that much of a stretch. Four white women live in New York and have romantic misadventures. Hannah, Marnie, Jessa and Shoshanna
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‘Girls’ star partially delivers in new memoir

“There is nothing gutsier to me than a person announcing that their story is one that deserves to be told,” writes Lena Dunham (“Girls”) in her advice-dolling memoir “Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s ‘Learned.’ ” And tell she does — in witty, disgusting
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Hiding and seeking without shame

Safe, Sane and Consensual

What if we expanded and improved on that small student bubble of safety to create a society without shame — a collective community, where we meet others and ourselves with acceptance rather than judgment? An idyllic world playground filled with self-aware individuals, who teach children how to love themselves, to honor their bodies, whatever shape they come in, and to honor their preferences, whatever gender or sexuality or fluid, indefinable package they appear in.
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We want more free TV

Congratulations! you’ve finally managed to carve out 45 minutes to spend some quality time with your laptop. You’ve successfully finished reading the 80 pages assigned by your political science professor or hellish problem set. It’s time for a reward; too bad Hulu and Netflix haven’t put up the new episode
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New HBO series, “Looking,” now filming in SF

The city of San Francisco is definitely no stranger to the focus of the public eye within pop culture. In TV alone, its iconic bridge has served as the backdrop for all sorts of shows, ranging from “Full House” to “Party Of Five,” “That’s So Raven,” “Monk” and “Trauma.” But
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