I’m Magdalene Taylor, and I’m a writer exploring themes of sexuality and culture. In my time as a staff writer at MEL Magazine (RIP), I established my beat in analyzing niche Internet subcultures, interpersonal behaviors and trends. Now, as a freelancer, I’ve contributed to publications like The New York Times, New York Magazine, VICE, GQ, Slate, The Guardian, Wall Street Journal, Jezebel, Huck, UnHerd, The Face and more. I live in Brooklyn but am from God’s Country, Western Massachusetts.
About Many Such Cases
Many Such Cases is my platform to consider all of those aforementioned niche Internet subcultures, interpersonal behaviors and trends through a critical, sex-informed (not necessarily sex positive!) lens. This is a Substack about sexuality, but also the loneliness epidemic. People in America are almost universally having less sex now than in previous decades — what does that mean for our culture? How does sexuality manifest in the absence of physical intimacy?
In addition to exploring these themes through free weekly essays, I also discuss them with readers and strangers on the Internet in a regular advice column, as well as through Substack’s chatroom function. This, and other surprises, are available to paid subscribers.