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About Our Header: Diogenes

Every once in a while, we will change our header to reflect the season, the purpose of this blog, and so on.

For our first header, I have chosen Diogenes of Sinope. That may be an odd pick to some people in the sex blogging community, but I’ll explain.

Diogenes reflected some things in the Ancient world that we appreciate here at this blog. Diogenese was the founder of Cynicism, and believed, unlike Plato and others, that virtue and the practice of one’s philosophy was of the utmost importance. Thus, he became known for philosophical stunts, like the one pictured above. Here, we see Diogenes walking during the daytime, with a lamp, claiming to be looking for an honest man. He reported not to find any.

Diogenes praised the dog’s virtues. Dogs are not materialistic, do not care what they eat, or where they sleep. But most importantly for us, dogs are not ashamed of sexuality. They have sex in public, and when they see fit. They are not embarrassed by sex, they have no need for sexual modesty.

And, in fact, there are stories of Diogenes masturbating in public, among other things. While we are not encouraging all of his behavior, we do appreciate his views on the dog, and not being modest about sexuality. So, for now, Diogenes is our header.


About Jen

Have been a jack of all trades. I'm a former philosopher who specialized in ethics and political philosophy. I'm a sex positive feminist.

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