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My round up of my favourite sex positive news, articles, debates, surveys and blog posts from the last 7 days.
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5 Reasons Why Gaymers & GaymerX Matter

5 Reasons Why Gaymers & GaymerX Matter | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it

I'm a gaymer. To many of my straight friends, identifying as a "gay gamer" is as nonsensical as making the distinction of being a gay Trekkie or a gay Notre Dame football fan.

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When I first across the gaymer movement I did have the same thoughts raised in this article. However, once I thought deeper, researched and looked at what it means to the lgbt community I quickly realised just how important it is.

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Sexuality is not black & white

Sexuality is not black & white | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
Tom Daley and Maria Bello help represent the many shades of 'grey' that we need to acknowledge more.
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Considerable gender, racial and sexuality differences in attitudes toward bisexuality

Considerable gender, racial and sexuality differences in attitudes toward bisexuality | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
Men who identify themselves as heterosexual are three times more likely to categorize bisexuality as 'not a legitimate sexual orientation,' an attitude that can encourage negative health outcomes in people who identify as bisexual, according to an...
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Interesting new research.

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What Does It Mean To Be Asexual?

What Does It Mean To Be Asexual? | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
As we continue our celebration of Asexuality Awareness Week in conjunction with LGBT History Month, it is important that we take a moment to discuss and deconstruct what it actually mean to identify as asexual.
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Issue 18 - June 22nd 2013: LGBT people existed long before 1967 – as the British Museum reveals

Issue 18 - June 22nd 2013: LGBT people existed long before 1967 – as the British Museum reveals | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
Andrew Dobbin: Those who deny same-sex desire is natural and normal should take a tour to see evidence dating back more than 2,500 years
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The Greatest Generation (In Bed) – How Millenials Are Changing the Sexual Landscape | Imgism

The Greatest Generation (In Bed) – How Millenials Are Changing the Sexual Landscape | Imgism | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
Millennials are frequently labelled as decadent, but their progressive attitudes towards sex and relationships are changing the world for the better.
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I like this in a sense that it's taking a sex positive look at where we are right now. However, I believe it's also important to remember some of the reasons we are at this point now because it's not just a change in mindset but also because of a number of positive campaigns in areas such as porn, sex workers and gay rights which has helped this current generation be more forward thinking.

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10 Things Straight People Say to Their Gay Friends That Make Me Want to Vomit

10 Things Straight People Say to Their Gay Friends That Make Me Want to Vomit | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
Chloë gently corrects her hetero friends on their top 10 hetero biffles, such as saying, "I love my gays!"
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I like to read about other people's insights and get an idea of what it's loke in other people's shoe's. 

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Walking:Holding at Homotopia - call out for participants

Walking:Holding at Homotopia - call out for participants | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
This Autumn, Pink Fringe will also be presenting Rosana Cade's piece Walking:Holding in Liverpool as part of Homotopia festival. Walking:Holding is a walk through Liverpool in the hands of stranger...
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This is a fantastic project and it's looking for participants in the North West England.

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Issue 35 - October 19th 2013: Israeli ‘plug’ and ‘socket’ TV ads electrify critics demanding clarity on puppets’ sexuality

Issue 35 - October 19th 2013: Israeli ‘plug’ and ‘socket’ TV ads electrify critics demanding clarity on puppets’ sexuality | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
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