“This is where I zoom out on the situation,” Jamie Peck recalls. “I can remember doing this stuff, but even at the time, it was sort of like watching someone else do it, someone who couldn’t possibly be me because I would never touch a creepy photographer’s penis. The only explanation I can come up with is that he was so darn friendly and happy about it all, and his assistants were so stoked on it as well, that I didn’t want to be the killjoy in the room.”

Take this with a grain of salt, since the LA Weekly didn’t really bother telling us anything about their methodology. Here’s what we know. Last year, they asked an undefined number of UCLA students a bunch of questions which may or may not hold any significance. A year later, they asked USC students the same questions. Not the best methods by a long shot, but you can send them your angry letter about it later. Here’s what they found.

[SSEX BBOX] is a documentary web series about sex created in an effort to fight for more openness, more understanding, less shame, and less isolation in sexual matters. Taking viewers on a journey through Sao Paolo, San Francisco, Berlin and Barcelona, [SSEX BBOX] questions obsolete assumptions about sex and sexuality.

Simply listing out these terms creates a kind of tension. Thinking about desire and the religious life evokes an image of a cold stone church with a black-robed pastor damning desire as a path to Hell. But desire has gotten a raw deal in our current religious climate: the prudishness and the fear of temptation has conflated “desire” with “covetousness”, and the result is that we have created an idol out of repression. We need a reboot on our theology of desire. We need it desperately.

Bedsider is an information destination for people looking for the kind of birth control that will best fit their lifestyle. We won’t lie, their easy-to-browse site told us more about birth control in two minutes that all sex ed classes we’ve ever attended. Their Sex Fails Facebook campaign underscores their motto: “You didn’t give up on sex. Don’t give up on birth control either.”

Every year, the LA Weekly releases a sex issue. This year, their masterpiece about sex in Los Angeles is in the style of Chuck Palahniuk — if you gave him a tranquilizer and forced him to remain PG-13. We’re not sure if we’re thrilled or depressed.

You’ve seen the angels on the runway. You’ve bought into the idea that they’re otherworldly creatures, condemned to live among mortals and impose impossible standards upon you in revenge. Prepare to get the upper hand as Doutzen Kroes, Adriana Lima, Candice Swanepoel, Erin Heatherton, Lily Aldridge and Lais Ribeiro dish on kissing.

Sure, we care about your feedback, but we were never the sort of blog to give a hoot about “the numbers.” We’ve seen what gets numbers: animated gifs with cats. We’ve no interest in cats, and given the number of people who follow us on social media to keep up with what we’re posting, neither do you. We do, however, nevertheless have a dusty Google Analytics account, which we must confess became the source of great amusement over the weekend.

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that Proposition 8 — an amendment to the state constitution banning same-sex marriage in California — is not valid under the U.S. Constitution. Such a decision implies that all such laws in other states are similarly invalid, but court watchers say the ruling was written narrowly and should be understood to apply only to California.

Why be awkward when you can be so awkward, you’re actually funny? Introducing Etsy’s answer to our national sex ed crisis: The Crochet Learning Sex Ed Kit. For $51.51, you too will own a uterus complete with ovaries, a sperm cell, an egg, a dildo, a baby, and a bunch of contraceptive devices — all in crochet!