adolescence

The Kids in ‘Good Boys’ Reminds Us That ‘Boys Will Be Boys’ Doesn’t Have to Be a Truism

Because Good Boys is a proudly vulgar, R-rated comedy produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the guys behind the raucous and rude Superbad and…

The Art of Beating Off in Your Childhood Home During the Holidays

I didn’t learn how to properly jerk off until I was a freshman in high school. That’s because, when I was 12, I was playing…

The Quick, Painful and ‘Totally Not Gay’ Cultural History of Sack Whacking

I spent the first day of spring semester freshman year of high school icing my testicles in the infirmary. A nut-punching game called “smacking fire”…

Why We Can’t Let Go of the Rite of Passage That Is the ‘Beat Rag’

Some people count sheep to fall asleep. When I was 13, I counted cum stains. I’d recently borrowed my father’s Sharper Image massager to nurse a…