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Issue 31 - September 21st 2013: An Interview with the Woman Who's On a Quest to Have Sex with 100,000 Men | VICE United Kingdom

Issue 31 - September 21st 2013: An Interview with the Woman Who's On a Quest to Have Sex with 100,000 Men | VICE United Kingdom | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
She wants to break a world record with her sex marathon.
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I'm really interested in reading what makes people tick sexually and what people love to do in order to express their sexuality.

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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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4 Truths About Sex In Relationships (That No One Wants To Admit!)

4 Truths About Sex In Relationships (That No One Wants To Admit!) | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
Perusing the covers of most mainstream magazines while checking out at the grocery store is usually enough to ignite a spark of anxiety as you measure your relationship against the standards splashed
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"In a culture that likes to categorize and compartmentalize, many people carry a belief that says that sex is only what happens between the sheets. This mindset invalidates cuddles, flirtations, sweet kisses in the kitchen, and all other forms of sexual affection that may fill in the times between what we typically think of as "actual" sex. So when the magazines splatter the anxiety-provoking "Are you having enough sex?" across the cover, you can assess your sex life from a more well-rounded perspective by including all sexual interactions and probably answer yes."
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Electrify Your Orgasms: TENS Units for Beginners

Electrify Your Orgasms: TENS Units for Beginners | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
Curious about using electricity to get off? Afraid to try because you don’t want to fry your naughty bits? Have no fear! While electrosex devices are sometimes used for BDSM pain play, they can also be an exciting, painless,...
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Stunning Photos Tell The Story Of An Intersex Sex Worker (NSFW)

Stunning Photos Tell The Story Of An Intersex Sex Worker (NSFW) | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
This is Claudette. Claudette is a husband, a grandfather and an award-winning cyclist. She's also an intersex sex worker. "I’d rather sell my ass than my soul; it’s harder but much cleaner," she told photographer Malika Gaudin D...
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I really enjoyed this insight and pictures into Claudette's life.
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Mick D Kirkov's curator insight, April 2, 1:31 PM

Some Swiss (not cheese, spirit) inside. 

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How to Feng Shui Your Bedroom for a Better Sex Life | Nerve.com

How to Feng Shui Your Bedroom for a Better Sex Life | Nerve.com | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
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As adventurous as we all like to think we are research constantly comes back to show a high percentage that the bedroom is our favourite place to have sex... but often the very fact that our bedrooms are a mess means we have less sex.
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5 Most Important Things I Learned About Sex From Teaching Human Sexuality

5 Most Important Things I Learned About Sex From Teaching Human Sexuality | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it

I have always been an openly sex positive person, so when I had the opportunity to teach human sexuality to college students I jumped at the chance. Having just completed my M.A. in Social

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"New information appears all the time, so what we think we know can also change. For example,until 1975 homosexuality was classified as a form of mental illness, but now we know that this is definitely not the case.6 Scientific breakthroughs in the field of sexology are happening every day, but researchers could always use more funding and more institutional support. Who knows what the future may teach us, but I look forward to finding out!"

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The Sex Toy Incentive | K D Grace

The Sex Toy Incentive | K D Grace | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
My husband, Raymond, is a great promoter of my work, and he’s been known to sell a novel or three through his extensive social media contacts, and word of
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Love this blog post as it's the same thoughts I have about these things all the time.
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Why We Should All Be Talking About Sex A Lot More Often

Why We Should All Be Talking About Sex A Lot More Often | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
Why is it important to talk about sex? When I talk about my job, I often frame it around "creating opportunities for people to talk about sex." The reasons why people need to talk about sex seem obvious to me, but recently...
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"Most of us want to do work that makes the world a better place and we want to work toward that end in a way that leverages our strengths. For beacons of permission like us, one of those key strengths is helping people feel comfortable talking about things they might not otherwise discuss and shedding light on taboo topics."
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5 Truths About Sexual Fetishes (A Dominatrix's Perspective)

5 Truths About Sexual Fetishes (A Dominatrix's Perspective) | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
The stereotype goes that when it comes to sex, men are as simple-minded as dogs. As someone with a few years' experience as a dominatrix and phone sex operator, I'm here to tell you that could not possibly be more wrong.
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Really interesting insight into the world and psychology of fetishes from someone who works with them on a daily basis and a subject that's often misunderstood.
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Gracie Passette's curator insight, March 18, 4:38 PM

Overall a good article, tho I wish the word "fetish" would be used properly (these are fantasies, not necessarily true fetishes).

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Exploring Pornostagram, the NSFW version of Instagram

Exploring Pornostagram, the NSFW version of Instagram | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
A place where sideboob is the tamest thing you'll see.
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Watching your husband have sex with another woman: A closer look at the benefits

Watching your husband have sex with another woman: A closer look at the benefits | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
Millions of women around the world are turned on by the idea of watching their husband have sex with another women, or even by the idea of joining in and having
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'Back in the 1950s, these topics were definitely considered taboo and many couples could only fantasize about the idea of having sex with other people, under the vigilant eyes of their partners.'
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The Busy Girl's Guide To Having An Orgasm

The Busy Girl's Guide To Having An Orgasm | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
With insane to-do lists and a million pressures at work and home, one of life's biggest stress relievers - the humble orgasm - has fallen off the list.
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"A shame really, as sex - both solo missions and à deux - boosts your endorphins which staves off colds, flus and feeling blue."

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Cinekink: the independent porn fest that celebrates the work of women

Cinekink: the independent porn fest that celebrates the work of women | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
The self-proclaimed ‘kinky film festival’, which is touring the US, offers an alternative to the often sexist world of mainstream sexual content by focusing on female directors and desire
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Can You Really Have Multiple Orgasms?

Can You Really Have Multiple Orgasms? | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
There are a lot of perks to being a woman. We smell better than men, our clothes are way cuter, and, of course, we have the potential to have multiple orgasms. At least, that’s what we’re told.
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Interesting article and tips on the ability for women to have multiple orgasms.
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6 Steps To Set Good Boundaries

6 Steps To Set Good Boundaries | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
In the past two months, I have learned more about the importance of boundaries than I have in my entire adult life. I used to keep adjusting my boundaries to fit each relationship. Now I understand
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Masturbation Helps Cultivate an Intense Desire for Life | Betty Dodson with Carlin Ross

Masturbation Helps Cultivate an Intense Desire for Life | Betty Dodson with Carlin Ross | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
"If both men and women masturbate more, they can bring more harmony to how they see the World."
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Are You Ready To Fuck Like a Nerd? | VICE United Kingdom

Are You Ready To Fuck Like a Nerd? | VICE United Kingdom | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it

Connective culture has given way to the rise of the sex nerd.

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Let's do it like they do on the Sci-fi channel....

 

"Robert A Heinlein – who wrote sci-fi short stories, novellas and novels from 1939 until 1987 – is often held up as an early promoter of sexual liberation and polyamory. As early as 1939, his works dealt with group marriage, multi-partner relationships and the elimination of sexual jealousy as a positive force for society. Most notably, 1961's cult classic Stranger in a Strange Land featured a protagonist arriving to Earth from Mars, bringing Martian values – among them, non-monogamy – that transform society. If you ask a nerd about it, they'll tell you that Heinlein is not a perfect example of a secret crusader for alternative sexualities, and that his work is problematic in a lot of ways. But that’s what nerds do – they argue and complicate and think."

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Want the Best Sex of Your Life? Just Ask! - The Good Men Project

Want the Best Sex of Your Life? Just Ask! - The Good Men Project | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
Jamie Utt explains how consent is about much more than preventing sexual violence.
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The joys of positive consent...
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The Kink of Normaling 

The Kink of Normaling  | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it

It’s edgy, hot, and dangerous

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I love it when a sex topic screws with my head and this one took me to all the bases!...

 

"Everything is about sex. Except for sex. Sex is about power.” — Oscar Wilde

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On those pesky intimidating women - girlonthenet

On those pesky intimidating women - girlonthenet | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
When you complain about 'intimidating women' are you genuinely intimidated? Or do you just want them to shut up.
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"So, next time you meet me in a crowded bar, or even a dark alley, before you police my behaviour consider whether you are genuinely intimidated by me. Are you worried that I’ll punch you? That I’ll shout at you? That I’ll humiliate you in some way? Or, in telling me that I’m intimidating, are you actually just telling me to shut the fuck up?"
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Bondage enthusiasts getting tied up in BDSM, Shibari

Bondage enthusiasts getting tied up in BDSM, Shibari | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
The sexually active and liberal are getting into knots over BDSM (Bondage & Discipline, Dominance & Submission, Sadism and Masochism) and Shibari.
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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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What Sex-Positivity Is -- And Is Not. by Carol Queen | Good Vibes

"This is the kind of sex-positivity I learned about--and when I use the term, this is what I mean."

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I find this a fantastic and interesting article about the 'sex positive' label. I've been thinking about this a lot of late as I've been thinking about what the label means to me but also in contrast to how others see, treat and use it.

 

There has also been a number of articles both positive and negative towards the phrase too of late and both sides of the debate have resonated with me on what I like but also don't like about the label.

 

Futhermore, all this debate made me look at deeper as to why I personally feel slightly uncomfortable with the phrase and why I feel the need for something may be more encompassing. I've been sitting with and thinking about the phrase Sex Proud but still not totally sure that fits either.

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FIRST KISS - YouTube

We asked twenty strangers to kiss for the first time....

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Absolutely love this, it says so much more about the human need for intimacy, love and sex itself...more than can be put into words.

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Cisgenderfluid

Cisgenderfluid | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
“How do you identify?” That’s often a tough question for me to answer. As a general rule, I’ve shifted away from identifying as anything because I’ve found that when I do, it can be hard to let go of that self-identity when things change. In my experience, life brings lots of surprises that are difficult …
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I can really relate to this, not just the the thoughts and feelings behind it but also in how nothing ever fits quite right.

 

Going to play around with it.

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Does Clit Size Matter? - YouTube

Does clitoris size have any link to orgasm.

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Often there is a great debate in society about Penis size. However, sizes and shape of the clitoris can cause anxiety in women and affect their sex lives.

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