How Work Became Leisure

Activities that were once functional—from gardening to brewing—have become recreational in advanced societies. The author of "Hedonizing Technologies" explains why.

Will Laundry Ever Be Fun?

The "Hedonizing Technologies" author wouldn’t bet against it. Ironing, she says, is already a sport.

Orgasm Technology: the Hard Data

How common is vibrator use among women, men, and societies worldwide? Has this segment of the market been hurt (or stimulated) by the recession?

The Future of Self-Pleasure

How will sex evolve in the age of robotics?