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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Illegal Sex: Fresh (Not Frozen) Sperm Donor

Posted by Dale Kuehne on December 14, 2011

Only in the iWorld … and a state like California … which fiercely protects the pornography industry.

A California man offers fresh sperm for free, and the FDA is seeking to punish him for health violations. Ironically the FDA wouldn’t care if he engaged in unprotected sex with the same intent.

Is this really about public health, or a threat to the enormously expensive and profitable artificial reproduction industry?

You guys don’t wanna have kids
Do you? Ya I do with all of you
I think we’re gonna make great parents
The weekends are gonna be tough
Splitting up the time but we’re gonna do it
I think I have to get artificially inseminated
I love that it’s called that.
Cause it not like you’re not getting inseminated.
You’re getting inseminated.
If it was artificial you’d go in for your doctor’s appointment
And they insert one of those sponge creatures inside of you that expands
And nine months later …… a velasture rapture
Hey somebody artificially inseminated me.
Who is the wise guy?
But I also love the idea of getting artificially inseminated
And just giving it up for adoption
It turns out I don’t want that child after all.

Artificial Insemination by Tig Notaro from Good One (2011)


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