Mike Barthel

Mike Barthel is a writer living in Seattle. His work has appeared in The Village Voice's Sound of the City blog, the Awl, and Salon.

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A History of Contraception

In the 16th century, men used linen condoms laced shut with ribbons.

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'A Music That Has No End'

In Spain, a flamenco guitarist hustles to make a modest living.

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What Fifty Shades Left Out

A straightforward guide to BDSM

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