Want evidence of just how colorful Colorado has become? Stop by the Colorado Senate this morning, where two big bills will be considered. One, calling for new sex education standards, shows how very blue the Colorado Legislature is these days, The second, HB 13-1061, which would set standards for "r ... More >>
A recent push by state prison officials to crack down on the sexual content of inmates' mail has greatly expanded the range of books and magazines intercepted by prison censors, including such staid fare as Rolling Stone and Men's Health. The move has also prompted complaints from inmates' loved one ... More >>
One of the most popular online chat queries is, "What's the craziest place you've ever had sex?" In an attempt to get a local take on this important question, we checked out a slew of websites (all linked below) and came up with ten adventurous, often chilly and occasionally disturbing answers from ... More >>
When I was younger, I thought bisexuality was a party trick. I thought it was something that teenage girls used to get attention. Since I've stopped being a teenage girl, I've learned that there are more than just the three oversimplified dimensions -- gay, straight and bi -- of sexuality. But that' ... More >>
Update:In an interview on view below, One Colorado executive director Brad Clark predicted that Dr. Robert Spitzer's repudiation of his own 2001 study, which suggested that gays could be "cured," wouldn't dissuade Colorado Springs-based Focus on the Family from continuing to support so-called repara ... More >>
Donna Summer died this morning in Florida after succumbing to lung and breast cancer. Born on New Year's Eve 1948, LaDonna Adrian Gaines was a trained traditional gospel singer who grew up in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston. As Donna Summer, she went on to change the landscape of dance music w ... More >>
Lauren Redfern.Lauren Redfern ignored that old warning about how you can never go home again. A star basketball player for Basalt High School prior to her 2004 graduation, she took over as the squad's head coach in 2010 and worked as a health teacher. Now, however, she's expected to be proces ... More >>
State University of New York professor Dawn R. Hobbs recently concluded that 92 percent of the songs that made it to the Billboard Top 10 in 2009 contained some form of "reproductive messages." The conclusion is unsurprising: Sex sells. What is mildly surprising, however, is the statistical degree t ... More >>
Sexperts.Remember when your parents had "the sex talk" with you? Maybe you were lucky and skipped that awkwardness altogether, and learned about doing it from pros like Brenda and Dylan on Beverly Hills 90210 like we did. But what about before the before-the-sex part? When and how did you lea ... More >>
Inspired by this week's cover story, "Kink of the Jungle," Westword's crack team of researchers got to thinking about the collective hang-ups, preferences and opinions of related to the sex lives of Coloradans -- and we've put together a survey to learn more. Don't worry, it's anonymous. We'r ... More >>
Divulge your inner freak: Take the 2011 Westword Sex Survey
Being a phone sex operator is actually kind of boring. At least, that's the gist of what we learned from Crystal (that's a pseudonym, by the way), a phone sex operator Thorin Klosowski interviewed back in March for How to Get My Job -- there, Crystal tells us that, ultimately, the world of ph ... More >>
Denise? Is that you?The popular perception may be that they are either fat slobs or oversexed vixens, but for most phone sex operators, it's just a job -- that's according to (pseudonymed) Crystal, the phone sex operator Thorin Klosowski talked to yesterday (in a strictly professional capacit ... More >>
In a post yesterday, GLBT Center's Hope Wisneski discussed the recent rash of gay teen suicides without attacking Focus on the Family, which recently criticized pro-gay anti-bullying programs as anti-Christian. But while Focus hasn't fanned flames since the national media picked up the suicid ... More >>
someecards.comBut since you weren't, maybe you'll score a trust fund from Groupon Groupon, the national deal-hawker that one woman claims nearly sunk her business, is unveiling a brand new publicity stunt called Grouspawn, which is sure to rile up Glenn Beck and his fellow Tea Partiers.
Melissa Fryrear has left Focus on the Family.Yesterday on his TruthWinsOut.org website, Wayne Besen wrote that Focus on the Family's Melissa Fryrear, a former lesbian who frequently appeared at events designed to help transform unhappy homosexuals into heterosexuals, had left the Colorado Spr ... More >>
Saw this sticker on the back of a truck the other day and couldn't help thinking how quickly its message has dated. Not the oral sex part, of course: That's timeless -- although I suspect that people of all political persuasions would be disturbed by thoughts of an intern giving Barack Obama a hum ... More >>
Mary Roach's new book takes on the wild side of research.
Women get wild at Kama Sutra.
Michelle Dally writes about wanking and law-making.
The Enclave gave Commerce City quite a beating in court.
T-Zero Bar in the St. Julien Hotel & Spa
Why don't more Mexican men munch muff?
Parker Posey and Paul Rudd get their OH faces on.
Coffee to Go
The bottom line looks very good for this Colorado company.
From the week of April 28, 2005
Liz Phair makes no apologies for reinventing herself.
An undercovers assignment to investigate The Lifestyle.
Women authors clue us in about sex in the real world.
Ralph Fisch's ties to John Dicke may cost him his job.
Exotica Erotica Ball
Deep Porn (HardCorps/Oglio)
Forget the buzz, the only thing shocking about Romance is the level of banality.