Schools out!

Thanks for a great term and have a fantastic summer!

I will not be updating the class blog over the summer as I’m not teaching. But, I’ll be back in the fall. In the meantime, I’ve started up a blog on my professional site (for those who don’t already know, I’m a sex therapist and psychotherapist, too). I’ll be posting similar, albeit more serious, content (link). Also, I’m now on Twitter, posting piles of stuff related to sexuality and mental health (link).

 

Study break: Japanese game show.

Thanks for passing this along, Lauren!

From Elite Daily:

Based on my very limited exposure to Japanese culture, I’m pretty sure there aren’t many things more popular there than karaoke bars, sadistic game shows and weird pixelated pornography.

I don’t know how it took so long for them to combine all three.

The concept of the show, called “Sing What Happens,” is fairly simple: Guys sing karaoke as a woman does hand stuff until their tone begins to warble. It might be a game show, but there’s really no way to lose.

According to the video’s description, the show runs on a premium adult channel, so it’s worth noting this isn’t what comes on after the Japanese version of “Jeopardy!.”

If you’re curious, that would be the Japanese version of “Wheel of Fortune.”

TED: Monica Lewinsky – The price of shame.

From the description:

In 1998, says Monica Lewinsky, “I was Patient Zero of losing a personal reputation on a global scale almost instantaneously.” Today, the kind of online public shaming she went through has become a constant. In a brave talk, she takes a look at our “culture of humiliation,” in which online shame equals dollar signs — and demands a different way.