By polling 243 adult men in heterosexual relationships, researchers at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, determined that men perform cunnilingus as part of a 'mate retention tactic' to minimize the risk of their partners' infidelity.Reactions to the study have been mixed, however, with many readers criticizing the scientists for looking at all human behavior as 'mechanic', and for failing to ask why women perform oral sex on men, which, in scientific terms, is seemingly just as much of a mystery.
Most of us have spent countless evenings swiping through potential conquests on Tinder and Grindr; these apps unite sex and technology to fulfil our horniest desires and, in some cases, even find us a life partner. This thought occurred to Kuang-Yi Ku, an interdisciplinary artist, and has resulted in “Pet’s Pettings”, a project which has gone on to become the focus of his residency at Liverpool’s FACT.And both of them have the right to say: I would rather not [fill in the blank]. I’m your host Tony Reinke, thanks for listening to the Ask Pastor John podcast.And in a good marriage, the biblically beautiful marriage, both of them seek to outdo the other in showing kindness. Medical technologies are used for curing diseases and restoring the health of patients, but cosmetic surgery is different.People care about the quality of life more now, so I think in the future people will want to improve the quality of their sexual life – dentistry could possibly help achieve that.He found that pets are often neutered without a second thought, a discovery which triggered the development of ‘Grindr for pets’, an app designed to spotlight animal sexuality.
His work explores these themes through a queer lens – he has previously used his background in dentistry to pioneer “The Male Masturbation Cup” and “The Bird Beak Clone”, surgical procedures aimed at the gay community and designed to enhance the blow-job experience. (Doctor of Dental Surgery) in 2009 and two Masters degrees in 2015; while studying for these degrees I was supervised by a biomaterial scientist, a visual artist and a Gender Studies theorist, so I was trained as a multidisciplinary researcher.
John Piper is founder and teacher of desiring and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary.
For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
What are the key themes that recur throughout your work?
Kuang-Yi Ku: The human body, sexuality, human-animal interaction and medical technology.
You ask the questions, I offer them to Pastor John, and he answers them.