Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Sex guru and CL cover star Michael Alvear

Posted By on Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 7:10 PM

click to enlarge Michael Alvear

This week's CL cover story profiles Michael Alvear. The Atlanta sex and relationship guru's career has taken off, while his love life life hit a brick wall built by the government-sanctioned discrimination.

I was introduced to Alvear's work six or seven years ago when I found one of his op-ed pieces in Southern Voice. I was a big fan and picked up the paper every week looking for his work.

Sadly, I can't find any of his Southern Voice columns online. However, while rummaging online I did find a couple of Alvear-related nuggets worth sharing.

Here's a commentary he wrote and read for NPR's All Things Considered in 2003 about how the South's culture of politeness and indirectness contributes to the spread of HIV/AIDS.

And here's my favorite online Alvear knick-knack — a clip of him on The Greg Behrendt Show last year criticizing the studio audience for applauding a 23-year-old woman's virginity.

"Does that mean women who have had sex don't deserve applause?" he asks.

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(Photo by Joeff Davis)

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