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Find Your Groove: 3 Books to Spice Up Your Love Life Before Season 4 of Masters of Sex

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Masters of Sex returns September 11, 2016 on Showtime and the premiere can’t come soon enough. It’s been what feels like an eternity since we last saw Virginia Johnson and Dr. Williams Masters pushing the boundaries of societal norms with their pioneering research in science and human sexuality. The show, which is loosely based on the biography by Thomas Maier of the same name stars Lizzy Caplan (yes, Janis from Mean Girls) and Michael Sheen, follows an intriguing story set in the 1950s and 1960s centered around relationships, sex and paving the way for sexual beings of today. Way ahead of their time, Masters and Johnson use patients, call girls, friends and each other (I ‘ship it!) to navigate and…

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Mid-Century Modern is More Than Just Furniture

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From Outlander to Podark, historical shows are taking over television these days. But my favorite eras aren’t the ones with bustles and corsets; I’m drawn to the bright patterns and circle skirts of the 1950s and 60s. Luckily, there are plenty of mid-century shows currently on TV. Masters of Sex and Call the Midwife both start out in the 50s, while The Astronaut Wives Club is a pastel look into the early 60s. Even Agent Carter is part of the trend, showing us what women wore in the late 1940s, both in their everyday lives and as a super secret spy. So in honor of all these historical women on TV, here’s how to dress like your favorite retro shows:…

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What You Might Not Know About Sex

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We are fascinated by sex. We are titillated too, of course, and often embarrassed, but more than anything else, I believe we are curious. Showtime’s new drama focused on the lives and work of sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson is counting on that curiosity. The show, titled Masters of Sex, is based on well-regarded 2009 biography of the same name, written by Thomas Maier and published by Basic Books. It is not the first time that the work of such ground-breaking sex researchers has caught our attention: Masters and Johnson was also the subject of a 1996 A&E biographical portrait titled “Masters and Johnson – The Science of Sex.” And then there is Alfred Kinsey, whose research into…

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