Overinformed | What is happening to sex?

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Can we talk about sex? Great. There is a lot going on.

Women around the world who have been sexually harassed are speaking out about what happened to them and not feeling the repercussions themselves, to the point where reports of sexual violence have increased.

Simultaneously, it has been observed that around the world, sexual activity has declined among young adults and teenagers. Is it Private Browsing’s fault? Are men being turned off by empowered women? Why are men afraid of women who know what they want?

Also wasn’t sexuality supposed to be liberated half a century ago? See we have a lot to talk about on today’s episode of Overinformed.

Research on the state of sexuality:
Are we really in the middle of a global sex recession?, 14 November 2018, The Guardian
Why Are Young People Having So Little Sex? by Kate Julian, The Atlantic, December 2018

The share of Americans not having sex has reached a record high by Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post, 29 March 2019

Australians are having sex less often than a decade ago by Fron Jackson-Webb, The Conversation, 7th November 2014

Declining Sexual Activity and Desire in Men—Findings From Representative German Surveys, Beutel ME, Burghardt J, Tibubos AN, et al. 2005 and 2016. J Sex Med 2018;15:750–756.

Let’s Talk About (No) Sex: A Closer Look at Japan’s ‘Virginity Crisis’ by Cyrus Ghaznavi, Haruka Sakamoto, Kenji Shibuya, and Peter Ueda, The Diplomat, 8th April 2019
Japanese University Students Less Sexually Active, Nippon.com, 17th December 2018
At least two-thirds of rapists in the US get away with it by Annalisa Merelli, Quartz, 5th March 2019
Sex attacks on the rise in Ireland, with more than 3,200 offences recorded in 2018 by Niall O’Connor, DublinLive.ie, 25th June 2019

South Africa crime: Police figures show rising murder and sexual offences by Reality Check BBC News, 12th September 2019 
Crime statistics by Eurostat, October 2019
4510.0 – Recorded Crime – Victims, Australia, 2018 by Australian Bureau of Statistics, 27th July 2019 

Annie Spinkle Profile:
The Sprinkle Story the First 25 Years by Tom Garretson
California Lawyer Article republished here “‘My Brushes & Crushes with the Law’ by Annie Sprinkle” The Whores Of Yore.com
Lessons from Annie Sprinkle, the radical sex positive educator of 1980s NYC | Dazed by Lexi Manatakis, 7th November 2018
Fileroom.org Archive entry
“NEA, Between Art And Politics” By Elizabeth Kastor, The Washington Post, February 2, 1990

“Some Might Call It Art…But Annie Sprinkle’s Act Is An Open Question” Kim Masters, February 9, 1992

Clips/Sounds Used in Annie Sprinkle Profile:
Gavel – 3 Strikes with room reverb by odditonic CC BY 3.0 
Printing my thesis by laspaziale CC BY 3.0
book_browsing1.wav by animatik CC BY 3.0
Pencil, Writing, Close, A.wav by InspectorJ CC BY 3.0
Yale University Radio Interview
Trailer for “Water Makes Us Wet” 
Video of Ecosexual Weddings Project 

Music Used in Annie Sprinkle Profile:
A New Year by Scott Buckley CC BY 3.0
Live by KV
My Body is a Temple For a Multimedia Whore by Annie Sprinkle (excerpt)
No? Yeah! by LiQWYD
Funky souls by Arthur-Marie Brillouin CC BY 3.0 
Wasted Years by INOSSI 

Opening Music: Make Believe by oDDling
Closing Music: Say Goodbye by Hiroshi Satoh

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