Relationships in a World of Individualism

  • rWorld

    The rWorld is about more than Dale Kuehne's book Sex and the iWorld.
    The rWorld is a New England based, non-profit (in formation), that is composed of a growing number of people and organizations from many faith and ideological backgrounds worldwide. We believe that much of the fulfillment for which women and men are looking can be found by enhancing the quality of our relationships. While the individual freedom we enjoy in the West is a gift, the love and intimacy for which humans yearn will not be found in self-serving materialism or hedonism, but in a variety of healthy relationships.

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  • Dale Kuehne

    Sex & the iWorld

    Professor of Politics and The Richard L. Bready Chair for Ethics, Economics, and the Common Good at Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH.

    In this blog I'm highlighting signposts of the world in which we presently reside as a means of helping promote a civil, and meaningful dialogue about what kind of world in which we wish to live. I am particularly interested in exploring how might we reconcile the individual good and the common good, and where reconciliation isn’t possible, which should take precedence and why.

    I also blog at

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Funeral for a Friend: The Last Sexual Taboo

Posted by Dale Kuehne on October 15, 2010

Zoos are coming out of the closet and demanding their rights.

You say you want a revolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the world
You tell me that it’s evolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the world
But when you talk about destruction
Don’t you know that you can count me out …

Revolution 1 by Lennon and McCartney from the White Album by the Beatles (1968)


One Response to “Funeral for a Friend: The Last Sexual Taboo”

  1. Christine Clark said

    A more reasoned, kinder, gentler response to your last blog post… The blogs are such a dark side of culture and I know that is what you intend, to inform and perhaps to change… However, there have been so many dark, dark sexual posts that they have gone almost to the voyeuristic level. Several of them have given me psychic pain. I know I have a choice whether to read them or not, and now exercise that choice to not read them. On a deeper level, though, I wonder if these posts affect you? I will never forget the sermon given by an Episcopal priest the Sunday after the Columbine massacre. The question had been brought up by the media whether the two young men were affected by the dark music to which they listened or by the video games they played. The priest’s response to those media comments was that many of us follow the voices to which we listen. Years later, I take that to heart, still, and carefully consider to which voices I am listening. And I bring that concern to you–about you. I fear for the dark voices to which you are being exposed in this journey. I only say this because I care about you. Maybe it’s time to focus on what is God-focused that we can bring to all our relationships. And it’s likely you are doing that in church (I should listen to the sermons online), but you have so many friends who follow your blog that perhaps some kinder, gentler posts of more of a spiritual nature would be helpful to those of us who struggle with not only the sexual parts of our relationships, but so many other parts as well. I do say this all in kindness and concern and not judgment.

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