The best of sex in 2013

The Dazed foreplaylist, PDA bans and the comprehensive dA-Zed of Sex? It's been a frisky year

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We dedicated an entire week to the joy of sex earlier this year and it's certainly been a whirlwind year for sexuality – Russia's anti-gay laws and David Cameron's crackdown on porn, not to mention the feminist furor around Miley's twerk-tastic VMA's. So crack out the Dazed Foreplaylist and grind your way through our top sex features of the year – it was pretty hard to choose just 10, pretty hard indeed.

MARIPOL VS CLAIRE BARROW

In celebration of the launch of MARIPOLA X, we hooked up the French provocateur and London's punk-spirited designer Claire Barrow to discuss sex, voyeurism and rebellion. 

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HOW SEX CHANGED IN THE '90S

As part of our 1993 retrospective #93TILINFINITY, we looked back on the year fashion's high jinks of kink were shaken up for good with Kate Moss redefining beauty with her Calvin Klein campaigns. 

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THE DA-ZED GUIDE TO SEX IN 2013

Our letterised survey of sex in 2013 comprehensively charts the mad, sad, glad state of sexuality from Cam Boys to tumblr porn – explore the brave new world of sex in the digital age.

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ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE: FASHION OVER SEX

Having shot for Italian and French vogue in the '80s and a leading figure in the redefinition of fashion photography as art, we celebrated the man who fused sex with style in the lead-up to a new retrospective, Robert Mapplethorpe: Fashion Show

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SEX: BOWIE DOESN'T CARE

A flagbearer for fashion that transcends gender, we look back at the radical influence of the chameleon who brought androgyny to the forefront of fashion. 

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SPARE RIB & SLUTEVER

What happened when we brought together '70s iconic feminist, Martha Rowe - the editor of the soon-to-be-relaunched Spare Rib and radical sex blogger, Karley Sciortino?  

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THE DAZED FOREPLAYLIST

30+ panty-dropping slow jams from the usual suspects – Jeremih, Usher, Ciara and obviously, Ginuwine – ride it. 

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WALTER PFEIFFER ON PORN SATURATION

'70s photographer Walter Pfeiffer talks to Isabella Burley about how porn saturation in the digital age is killing our imaginations and looks back to a time when "...nothing like genitals existed in photo books." 

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SEX IN SINEMA

A wave of new films depicting explicit sex hit in 2013 - just remember "If you make a homemade sex film, try not to lose it...". 

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21ST CENTURY SLUTS

2013 was the year that saw a groundswell of young female performers got vocal (not to mention physical) about celebrating sex – Dominique Young Unique is showing her ass, Lady is riding dick like a pro, Junglepussy is hustling her pussy muscle and Brooke Candy just wants to fuck right now.

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