Chronicling the exciting and intimate sexual escapades of people around the country is the basic focus of Sex Across America series. Each episode features a sampling of the erotic landscape in various locations. Many of these places were what you might expect in this kind of program, for example: New York, Los Angeles, New Orleans and Las Vegas. Others, such as Aspen, Virginia Beach and Sturgis were perhaps not as obvious on the surface, but certainly no less worthy when it came to painting a complete portrait of the subject.
Even though each episode met its intended mark individually, we felt the overall picture was left incomplete as the series came to a close. Perhaps a simple casualty of pragmatic programming when the focus was on entertainment, the producers nevertheless recognized that a lot of pertinent material didn’t make the final cuts. As a result, the idea of evolving the core concept of the series into a more expansive project was born–and that development begins here.
As we progress in our topical coverage, we intend to focus on information that’s both useful and productive for our readers with an occasional nod towards some irreverence and satire as warranted. After all, the broad subject of “sex” in the US does provoke some pretty goofy points of view at times, so why not just embrace the reality of that and make it part of the discussion? In any event, in order to home in on what’s most useful to a pretty diverse audience, we hope you will actively let us know what’s important to you–and we’ll try to make it part of the subject matter we spotlight.
For us, this is a labor of love–a means for highlighting things that are fundamental to the human experience in a positive and intelligent way (even if tackling controversy at times). For you, it’s a free resource that we hope you’ll enjoy often as we grow. So, please bookmark us, chat us up on your social media fix(es) of choice and, most of all, enjoy our grand adventure that is Sex Across America.
A great new resource capturing the life and work of the late Robert Mapplethorpe was recently unveiled by the art-via-internet access project, Artsy. At Sex Across America, we are honored to support their mission of helping to make all art accessible to everyone through the web—and in particular by highlighting such an innovative pioneer for both the art world as well as for positive sexuality: Robert Mapplethorpe.
The online Mapplethorpe gallery can be viewed here. We highly recommend sharing the resource far and wide throughout your social circles. Thank You.
A new study suggests that there may be a neurological connection between a person’s unique sexual history and how their brain’s are conditioned to respond to sexual stimuli. According to Dr. Justin Lehmiller, the research found that participant’s responses to erotic imagery were directly dependent on how many sex partners they had in the last year.
Read the full story here.