Confessions

I fancy my neighbour's 17-year-old son. Actually I don't just fancy him—I positively lust after him. But I'm not so deluded that I imagine he feels the same way
Arabella Weir  

Grayson Perry

Since winning the Turner prize in 2003 for his illustrated pottery, the transvestite Perry has become a pantomime figure of the British art scene. Is this just celebrity transgression, or something more?
Duncan Fallowell  

Learning the Thai sex trade

Thailand generates fantasies, both for tourists in search of sex and for aid workers peddling lurid tales of trafficking. The tsunami created more false horror stories. What are the facts of the trade?
Alex Renton  

Marriage for a night

Under Islam, a woman can get married for an hour. The "sigheh" is a shi'a solution to a physical need. In Iran, it is an anomaly - a sexual freedom sanctioned by religion but taboo in society
Wendell Steavenson  

In praise of porn

If Labour returns Richard Desmond's money it will be the right deed for the wrong reason. Pornography brings order to nature
John Lloyd  

Watching her

Standing by while my partner performed in the explicit film, Intimacy, I experienced a strange kind of controlled jealousy. I was her voyeur
Alexander Linklater  

Heavy petting

The philosopher of animal liberation considers a remarkable book which chronicles the history of bestiality
Peter Singer