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The Phonetics of Lust: From Lustful Plosives to Sensual Labials

The beloved ‘Hootie’ logo received a modern makeover, giving the iconic owl a sleek new look that embodies the brand’s contemporary transformation while keeping in line with its iconic…

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Principles of Pleasure

Pleasure is a double bind. Its inherent quality of finitude keeps you under the influence. It attracts and repels at all times. Perhaps it is a continuous engagement and negotiation…

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Trendy Pornography

Trendy Pornography character set fig 1: By typing the ‘a’ an image of three women in a tiled room appears; one woman cups the breasts of another from…

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I Only Eat People I Love

It is often argued that taste has a minimal role in attraction, with other senses factoring in much more immediately. Sight draws us to somebody; scent and quality of voice…

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Sniffing the Monkey’s Foot

Scent is the sexiest sense. The ghost that strings the air between two strangers and pulls them in for the kiss. Scent is the sense that runs…

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Bodies Electric

Long before any scientific knowledge about electricity existed, people were very well aware of shocks as well as they were witnesses to the sparkling lightning bolts thundering through the…

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Sound Reaction

Why do fingernails scratching against a chalkboard cause most people to wince, or even feel a tickle down their spine? Curious about this phenomenon, D. Lynn Halpern (of Harvard…