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The Omnivore #6: The End of Sex As We Know It

This week, we examine the rise in sex tech and its implications on our personal relationships, and the pervasiveness of television spoilers ruining our watching experiences. Plus, we dive into sensory deprivation, which might just be the anecdote to the aforementioned issue of excess. Finally, we mourn the death of Chinese writer and activist Liu Xiaobo, and reveal the dark underbelly of Bali’s dog meat trade.

It’s The End Of Sex As We Know It

As mechanical and virtual sex toys get more sophisticated, what’s left for the physical act of intercourse?

How Often do Season and Series Finales Fall Victim To Fan Theory?

Are shows like ‘Westworld’ ending on flat notes because of aggressively curious audiences, or by showrunners who may want viewers to ruin the surprise for themselves?

Finding Zen Inside a Sensory Deprivation Tank

Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy (or REST) might be the ultimate zeitgeisty treatment for this age of overstimulation.

On the Death of Imprisoned Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo

The world mourns the passing of the one of China’s greatest writers and activists.

The Dark Underbelly of Bali’s Dog Meat Trade

The Indonesian island’s controversial food staple is beginning to find its way onto tourist’s plates.