Consenting Adults
Follow
Find tag "taboo"
3.6K views | +1 today
Consenting Adults
My round up of my favourite sex positive news, articles, debates, surveys and blog posts from the last 7 days.
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Christopher Bowness
Scoop.it!

Is This Sex Taboo Such A Big Deal?

Is This Sex Taboo Such A Big Deal? | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
I don't even remember how old I was when I had my first threesome — though it was sometime in college. I was definitely naive enough that I didn't really have any idea what was going on when an attractive couple at a camping festival sidled up to me. Eventually, they made their intentions known
Christopher Bowness's insight:

Threesomes: "The bottom line is: If you're worried about what might happen to your relationship if you try out a threesome, talk to your partner some more. Don't rush into anything. Investigate how you really feel. Remember that things in your head are always a little bit scarier than what actually happens, though, and if you're willing to give it a shot, you may find it intensely rewarding in more ways than you expected."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Christopher Bowness
Scoop.it!

'Vaginal Knitting' Is Feminist Art - But Does It Open Discussion Or Close It?

'Vaginal Knitting' Is Feminist Art - But Does It Open Discussion Or Close It? | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
Meet Casey Jenkins, the feminist performance artist - or 'craftivist' as she prefers to be known - taking the internet by storm with her latest work 'Casting Off My Womb', where she spends 28 days knitting from her vagina.
Christopher Bowness's insight:

I really enjoy things like this which make us really think about what's being said and make us take it in.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Christopher Bowness
Scoop.it!

Issue 22 - July 20th 2013: Friends Friday Talking Taboo with Lily Harlem

Issue 22 - July 20th 2013: Friends Friday Talking Taboo with Lily Harlem | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
Welcome the lovely Lily Harlem to Friends Friday today, she's talking taboos!
Christopher Bowness's insight:

This is one of the subjects I asked about a lot.... I always find it interesting that people are worried what others will think of them not realising others are askimg about it too.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Christopher Bowness
Scoop.it!

America's Insane Attitude Towards Sexual Pleasure

America's Insane Attitude Towards Sexual Pleasure | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
America is still a puritanical, consumer nation bent on policing sexual expression, while selling smut and sanctimony steeped in shame.
Christopher Bowness's insight:

Aside from the click bait headline this is a really interesting article. Something I've especially noticed over Christmas, it seems not subject is out of bounds except sexual pleasure and led me to wonder whether sexual discussion solely about pleasure is one of the last great taboos.

 

"How can American freedom exist without sexual freedom? How can we be sexually liberated when politicians and big business dominate America’s sexual narrative? Though a hypersexualized nation, we’re hardly open about sex. Otherwise we’d expand the conversation beyond slut shaming and victim blaming when the next sex scandal or crime hijacks our infotainment highway, whether another pop culture shockwave, Steubenville, or Penn State. As sex therapist Gina Ogden, author of The Return of Desire, asked me, “How is it we can talk about sexual abuse, but not sexual pleasure."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Christopher Bowness
Scoop.it!

Issue 24 - August 3rd 2013: Anal Sex: After the Entrance

Issue 24 - August 3rd 2013: Anal Sex: After the Entrance | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
Anal sex is more popular than it's ever been. According to a report released by the CDC in 2011, 44 percent of straight men and 36 percent of straight women admitted to having had anal sex at least once in their lives.
Christopher Bowness's insight:

I find it insteresing the number of people who ask my advice on this subject, worried about what others will think and how taboo it is... not realising how many others are asking the same thing.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Christopher Bowness
Scoop.it!

Issue 10 - April 27th 2013 - It's Just Poop - Advice given on a taboo subect *warning below*

Issue 10 - April 27th 2013 - It's Just Poop - Advice given on a taboo subect *warning below* | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
Human sexuality is a fascinating thing.Sometimes it can be compromising to our health and safety, sometimes it can be mind-blowingly euphoric, and sometimes it can be fully imbued with the act of tak…...
Christopher Bowness's insight:

*Warning* Not safe for work - Advice given on a taboo subject with graphic descriptions.

 

This artcle has not been included for shock value but instead to show the wonderous world of human sexuality and that we all shouldn't let society and media conventions and negativity stop us from enjoying or feeling ashamed of fantasies we explore behind closed doors, whatever they are.

more...
No comment yet.