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At first glance, French Canadian artist Rosalie Maheux’s artwork displayed in the lobby of a government office building in Toronto resembles a kaleidoscopic mandala composed of harmless, symmetric shapes.

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In Brief

More Emojis = More Sex

by Becca Rothfeld on February 13, 2015

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The next time your parents and other denizens of the older generation criticize you for using too many emojis, you can scandalize them further by retorting that more emojis correlate with more sex.

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Documenting the Public Side of Sex

by Tiana Reid on June 20, 2014

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TORONTO — The exhibition Archiving Public Sex, drawn from the Sexual Representation Collection of the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto and currently on view at the University of Toronto Art Centre, strives for a bottom-up take on the sociopolitics of sexuality and sexual practice in North America.

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Post image for Fuck Paintings #NSFW …As If You Needed to Know That

Sex is fundamental to our existence, but expressing it always involves some pussyfooting around — otherwise we’d have to come to grips with gonads and gestation, when fulfilling our biological purpose is the last thing on our mind. Even the word “sex” is often too straightforward, so we rely on euphemism and innuendo to obfuscate the obvious for the sake of modesty. There has always been one haven, however, for letting it all hang out: art, from antiquity on, has made disrobed humans look more like demigods than animals.

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