Just how raunchy were the Ancient Romans?
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It wasn't all work and politics in Rome though and a good deal of In Bed with the Romans is dedicated to the sexual health and eroticism of Rome's entertainment. While they didn't enjoy the same freedoms and powers as men, women were allowed compete ...
Church of Ireland challenged by report on homosexuality
The report suggests that "the moral logic underpinning the negative portrayal of same-sex eroticism in Scripture does not directly address committed, loving, consecrated same-sex relationships today." The report also quotes St Paul in Galatians 3 ...
A Cup of Rage by Raduan Nassar review – from lust to rage to howling despair
The sex at the beginning is steamy, and all the better for there not being a single lazy verbal shortcut to eroticism in it. If this country was grown-up enough to have a literary “Good Sex Award” instead of its sniggering opposite, this would be a ...
'Sex & Death & Venetian Blinds': The Brattle Revisits '80s and '90s Noir
A case can be made that “Body Heat,” screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan's 1981 directorial debut, kick-started this entire noir revival, updating old-timey 1940's tropes for Ronald Reagan's America by adding a healthy hunk of R-rated eroticism. Riffing on ...