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Sally Mann’s Heroic Family

Every parent experiences her child’s naked body exposed sometimes, but few parents photograph the experience, and rarely does a parent exhibit such photographs publicly. One courageous mother who did, Sally Mann, became famous and earned the respect and admiration of … Continue reading

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Child Sex Abuse Hysteria

Several authors have documented the hysteria over child sex abuse in the past (1,2,3,4), but the hysteria continues today and is even becoming entrenched. I’ve documented one writer’s clearly hysterical prescriptions against child nudity and physical contact with children in … Continue reading

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Bad Touch: Education or Hysteria?

“…erotic pleasure is a gift, and can be a positive joy to people at every age.” – Judith Levine. Beginning school is a crucial time in a child’s life, especially for those who have little experience with other children (no … Continue reading

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Alfred Kinsey and the Sexual Revolution

After the Allied victory in World War Two there was a mood of optimism and boldness in the U.S. that might be difficult for later generations to imagine. The world seemed to be making progress. Kinsey was a zoologist at … Continue reading

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Nudity and Decency

Recently there has been a lot of public debate about what constitutes “decency.” The topic isn’t new, but it regains popularity now and then. In the past mothers exposed their breasts to feed their babies in public, even in church, … Continue reading

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Hugh Hefner, Playboy and the Limits of Heroism

The biographical documentary “Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist, Rebel” (Phase 4 Films, 2010) is a very long and complicated story about a great man. What Mr. Hefner accomplished in his life is amazing, and inspiring. He certainly deserves the praise of … Continue reading

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