The Naked Game
Betsy told me to play the husband. I said yes, but I didn’t want to—in the Naked Game no one ever played the boy—we were just girls, being ourselves.
Evidence of Your Journey
From our new e-book,Oh God Oh God Oh God: Essays on Sex and Religion, available now!
Cowboy for Christ
Gender-bending love at Bible camp. From Believer, Beware, now available as an e-book!
Fear of God, Love of Armpits
Imagine riding New York City subways in the heat of summer…with an armpit fetish. Such is the fate of Samuel. Meet him and others who seek the services of Mistress Josie, a vegan dominatrix in “Den of the Dominatrix,” a new piece by Maria Smilios just out on Narratively. Here’s a taste: Samuel is a…
People get cancer; mothers lose sons in war; babies die; but here she is, heartbroken because I sexted you, Nancy, a middle-aged hippie lady who writes bad slam poetry.
Taoist Foreplay Works Anyway
Taoist Foreplay: Love Meridians and Pressure Points by Mantak Chia and Kris Deva North This book had me at “Taoist.” Add in “foreplay” and I was pressing the One-Click button. Hard, so to speak. Ahem. [Five minutes elapse.] What? Oh, just doing a bit of “single cultivation.” For, uh, research purposes. I’m back. This book…
The Douthat Obsession
From the KtB inbox this morning: Dear Killing the Buddha, We have noticed some suspicious internet activity on the part of subject Mary Valle. We observed that she clicked on this article over 500 times in the last 24 hours. Also, we intercepted some suspicious emails to the author of the article. Excerpts are below.…
Zen Master Scandal Talk
Y’all will definitely enjoy our friend Joel Whitney’s “last interview” with the late Zen master Aitken Roshi in Tricycle, complete with sex scandals, wordplay, and mortality. On the first Monday in August, a day overcast with fog, I’d scheduled a 10 a.m. interview with the legendary teacher, who—at 93 and now quite frail—was, I learned, in…
Sin and Sainthood on Valentine’s Day
This Valentine’s Day, the KtBniks have unearthed a gem (or, for the sake of terminological consistency, a bone, a shroud, a hair…) from the dusty shelves of the KtB reliquary. Check out “The Marquis de Sade and St. Valentine,” your one-stop source for Valentine’s Day sin and sanctity. Forgot to buy your loved one a…
Condoms in the Vatican?
The pope recently said that condoms were not “a real or moral solution” to the AIDS epidemic, adding, “That can really lie only in a humanization of sexuality.” But he also said that “there may be a basis in the case of some individuals, as perhaps when a male prostitute uses a condom, where this can…
“People were getting auctioned up on stage but I didn’t see anything I wanted nor did I think I should be for sale.”