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.
As mechanical and virtual sex toys get more sophisticated, what’s left for the physical act of intercourse?
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?
Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy (or REST) might be the ultimate zeitgeisty treatment for this age of overstimulation.
The world mourns the passing of the one of China’s greatest writers and activists.
The Indonesian island’s controversial food staple is beginning to find its way onto tourist’s plates.