Sex

South Korean demonstrators hold banners during a rally to mark International Women's Day as part of the country's #MeToo movement in Seoul on March 8, 2018.

South Korea Needs to Contend With Sexual Violence

The failed extradition of a child pornographer highlights the Korean legal system’s laxity toward a certain kind of criminal.

Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, attends an ice hockey match during the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, on Feb. 10, 2018.

The Internet Likes Kim Yo Jong a Little Too Much

Online crushes on the possible next North Korean leader fit an old pattern of the dangerous and erotic Orient.

Richard Grenell and his husband Ben Lashley attend the 4th of July party hosted by the U.S. Embassy at former Tempelhof Airport on July 04, 2019 in Berlin, Germany.

Trump’s Pick for Intelligence Chief Represents a Step Forward for Gay Rights

Not long ago, Richard Grenell would have been disqualified for his sexuality. It’s a pity, however, that he’s not the right candidate for such an important job.

Keir Starmer, Rebecca Long-Bailey and Lisa Nandy speaking at a campaign event for Labour Leader and Deputy Leader on February 16, 2020 in London, England.

When Social Justice Activism Becomes an Act of Self-Destruction

An overly strident campaign by Britain’s Labour party to protect transgender people is alienating potential allies across the country.

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Britain Is Making Sexual Harassment a Hate Crime

A shift in how police departments handle complaints about men could save the lives of countless women.

The pop star Seungri, implicated in an abuse scandal, arrives at a Seoul police station on March 14.

South Korea’s Darkest Clubs Are Being Dragged Into the Light

The Burning Sun investigation has exposed horrors against women—and men getting away with it.

A prostitute waits for clients behind her window in the red light district of Amsterdam on Dec. 8, 2008.

It’s Legal to Sell Sex in Amsterdam, But Don’t Expect the Same Rights As Other Workers.

The famously permissive Dutch city is cracking down on prostitution, relocating sex workers, and discriminating against those employed in the industry.

People view erotic sculptures during the first Xian Sex Culture Festival on December 30, 2007 in Xian of Shaanxi Province, China. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)

Chinese Censors Really Don’t Want You to Watch These Sex Ed Videos

Educator Chang Mengran is trying to teach Chinese women about their own bodies.

Indian activists shout slogans outside a police station as they demand justice for Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta, who has accused actor Nana Patekar of sexual harassment, in Mumbai on October 11.

India’s #MeToo Moment Came Late, but It Will Be Transformative

The rage that animated protests against sexual violence in 2012 has returned, and Indian women are fearlessly speaking out against powerful perpetrators.

A woman is locked up in a transparent suitcase reading "Stop Human Trafficking! 60 Years of Human Rights" on a luggage belt at the airport in Munich, Germany, on December 11, 2008. The Human Rights organization Amnesty International staged the action to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Putin Doesn’t Care about Sex Trafficking

Russia could have done something to prevent sexual exploitation of foreign women during the World Cup. It chose not to.

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Will State Miss Its #MeToo Moment?

Some say harassment policies and processes are failing foreign service officers.

Donald Trump and Miss America contestants at Trump Tower, in New York on May 8, 2012.

The Teflon Don

Sex scandals have a long history of taking down politicians — but don't get your hopes up about the current U.S. president.

A couple walk pass a condom vending machine July 16, 2002, on a street in Beijing, China. (Getty Images)

China Refuses to Admit It Has a Rape Problem. I Would Know.

The Communist Party wants to blame Hollywood and "loose women," instead of acknowledging its own epidemic levels of sexual assault.

NINGBO, CHINA - FEBRUARY 18:  (CHINA OUT) Finished inflatable sex dolls are stored in a warehouse at the Jiamei plastic toy factory on February 18, 2012 in Ningbo, China. The Jiamei plastic toy company, based in the suburb of Ningbo, Zhejiang province, China, produces cheap sex dolls at an average price of 100RMB (15.80 USD), and has done so for several years. According to the company, more than 50,000 sex dolls are sold to the domestic market in Japan and Korea each year. (Photo by Kevin Zen/Getty Images)

Sex Dolls Are Replacing China’s Missing Women

The country's gender gap has left young men desperate for high-tech alternatives.

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This 18-Year-Old Chinese Woman Is Beating the Schools at Sex Ed

In a nation where textbooks still teach that sex before marriage mars girls forever, Yao Sifan is offering a feminist take on the facts of life.

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Osama bin Laden’s Secret Masturbation Fatwa

How the sexual torment of Islamic radicals helps explain the genesis of jihadi violence.

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The Exchange: Why Americans Can’t Cope With Trauma

Writers Meghan O'Rourke and Hanya Yanagihara explore death and grief in the Facebook age.

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A Brewing Controversy Over Swiss Coffee Shop’s Sex Robots

One café in Geneva is looking to offer its customers an extra perk with their espressos, but not everyone is sold on the idea.

JAKARTA, INDONESIA - OCTOBER 20: Indonesian President Joko Widodo gestures during the people celebration know as 'Pesta Rakyat' at National Museum on October 20, 2014 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Joko Widodo was sworn in October 20, as the president of Indonesia with an inauguration ceremony held in Jakarta. Widodo was the eventual winner of a tightly fought and sometimes controversial election race against opposition candidate Prabowo Subianto. A number of key world leaders were in attendance including Australia's prime minister Tony Abbott.  (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)

Indonesia’s President Believes Chemical Castration Will Stop Pedophilia

The Indonesian president has defended his suggestion that sex offenders be castrated.