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Sex With Shakespeare – A Review of the Debut Memoir

For Keenan, “sex” and “spanking” are synonymous.

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Experiences
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The Devil’s Feet

We were getting married. To whom, you ask? To Christ.

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Fiction
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The Weather Outside Is Sunny and Bright

A short story by AM Homes.

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Dispatches
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Tuppersex: Dildo Delivery in the Deep South

Pencil dicks — in this case, pencils with penis-shaped erasers — break the ice.

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Dispatches
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Genie in a Bottle

The story of a real life love potion.

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Love & Sex
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The Official Nerve Glossary of Sex and Gender Terminology

Sex and gender are complicated. Use the right words.

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Dispatches
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We’re Not All Some Cindy: Attending a sex class for men

Jonathan Ames suckled balloons and ravished peaches in a sex class for men.

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Love & Sex
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Nerve Classics: House Hunting

Shopping for a dream home on the first date.

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Fiction
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The Principle

In the land of polygamous gay mormons.

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Love & Sex
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On (Not) Coming of Age

Masturbation takes a lot of work, especially the first time.

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Fiction
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Nonie’s Words

My aunt Nonie keeps a framed picture of herself and my mother on our kitchen wall, near the clock.

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Fiction
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Your Mother Was a Fish

She is sewing a story, stitching a tale line by line.

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Fiction

The Girl Who Planted Flowers

When she woke in the morning there beside her was the boy she had dismissed the night before as far too ugly and ingratiating, and…

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The Nerve Interview: Larry Clark

Talking to the infamous director of KIDS.

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Features
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Lattice

The come waits on his fingers in its gooey thick ropes

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Classics
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A Life of Substance

Two people using drugs together is a demonstration of willingness to surrender to, and even transgress in favor of, the sensual.

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Interviews
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The Bedroom Interview: Stephen Malkmus

Bestselling author of “Wild” Cheryl Strayed interviewed Pavement lead singer Stephen Malkmus in his bedroom back in 2001.

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Fiction
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On a Saturday Afternoon: A Story by Aimee Bender

I have known them for at least three years, these two; we all went to school together and at one point I dated the blond but it wa…

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Nerve Classics

Ranked: Werner Herzog’s Documentaries from Worst to Best

The best nonfiction films from the master director.

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Nerve Classics

The Sex Scenes from Season 2 of ‘House of Cards’ (Including THAT One) NSFW

Sure, House of Cards is a razor-sharp political thriller, but it also features a lot (a lot) of sex.

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