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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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My round up of my favourite sex positive news, articles, debates, surveys and blog posts from the last 7 days.
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| Forget the Rules, Discover the Options, Relate Your Way

| Forget the Rules, Discover the Options, Relate Your Way | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
Love this new project by Chantelle Austin which
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Love this new project by Chantelle Austin which calls people to define their own sex lives and relationships. Something I can really relate too through my own work.
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Why female pleasure — not sex — is the real taboo on primetime television

Why female pleasure — not sex — is the real taboo on primetime television | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
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"Singling out female masturbation for censorship gets even more absurd when you consider the graphic stuff on television that is streamed every day without controversy. Consensual, stylized sex scenes between two attractive, heterosexual characters are so abundant they're hardly worth mentioning. And sexual violence is incredibly prevalent in primetime; it is the central premise of shows like Law and Order SVU and CSI, which week after week churn out episodes focused on rape, abduction, and violence against children."
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Why are we so threatened by female masturbation?

Why are we so threatened by female masturbation? | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
Apple thought an app starring a cartoon vagina was too "objectionable" for the American public.
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“Loving your vagina, in every way, is not a sin. No more shame, no more secrets. Happy is on a mission: to free the world from a silly social stigma.”
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Original Vintage Playboy Bunny Costume

Original Vintage Playboy Bunny Costume | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
World's Largest Collectibles Auctioneer

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Cuff signed by Elvis! Click for more photos.

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Double the Fun! 5 Hot Tips on Self Touch for Two

Double the Fun! 5 Hot Tips on Self Touch for Two | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
Masturbation. It's that thing you have to do if you want an orgasm but there's no one around to have sex with. It’s something that you do alone, but have no need for once there’s another person in the bed.
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"Above all, remember that there are so many ways to be intimate and experience pleasure with our partners. While we usually think of masturbation as a solitary act, sharing it can be a profoundly intimate, pleasurable and sexually gratifying experience. In fact, it might just double the fun. So go on - what are you waiting for?"
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Did You Say Breastgasm? The How To’s of the Wonderful Nipple Orgasm - PattiKnows | Patti Stanger

Did You Say Breastgasm? The How To’s of the Wonderful Nipple Orgasm - PattiKnows | Patti Stanger | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
Did you know that some women can have orgasms from breast stimulation alone? In fact, a nipple orgasm is the second most common form of orgasm for women. Every woman (and man) differs in the way they want to be … Continue reading →
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If you enjoy touching your own Breast and Nipples or others touching them.....then this is a thing!

 

"In fact, a nipple orgasm is the second most common form of orgasm for women."

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Pamela Anderson: I am a survivor of rape

Pamela Anderson: I am a survivor of rape | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
At the launch of her charity, the actress revealed that her love for animals helped her survive repeated abuse
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Pamela Anderson gives a powerful and brave recount of her horrifying experiences of abuse and rape.
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18 Best Sex Positions While Pregnant (PHOTOS)

18 Best Sex Positions While Pregnant (PHOTOS) | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it

Spooning isn't just sweet for getting cuddly. It can also be a super-comfortable way to have pregnant sex, because there's no pressure on your abdomen and you have lots of movement.

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Whilst some women can't even imagine dealing with sex and intimacy during pregnancy other are hornier than ever sometimes even more so than before they were pregnant.

 

From my experience it seems sex during pregnancy is a rather seemingly taboo subject amongst support groups and health care professionals so it's great to read positive article on the subject with some great advice on practicalities.

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James Deen: The Porn Star Next Door

James Deen: The Porn Star Next Door | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it

One of the fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People 2014 issue. Check out our entire People 2014 issue.

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"Deen insists that he's just an average dude, doing nothing more - or less - than what comes naturally to him."

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The Hidden Language of Kinksters | VICE United Kingdom

The Hidden Language of Kinksters | VICE United Kingdom | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
"Ella Fitzgerald" doesn't mean what you think it does.
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"Kevin spoke to me about the world of kink. This is by no means a complete list of kink terminology, but rather a brief selection of key terms and terms of interest."
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Rach Wilson describes what being in an open relationship is really like

Rach Wilson describes what being in an open relationship is really like | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it

COULD you be in an open relationship?

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Fantastic insight into Rach's life and relationship choices.

 

"Rach says infidelity and divorce rates could be slashed if people were more open-minded about different types of relationships."

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Why These 3 Women Chose To Go Into Porn

Why These 3 Women Chose To Go Into Porn | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it

When Belle Knox, a 19-year-old Duke University freshman, was “outed” as a porn star in February, the conversation spread far beyond Duke’s campus. A flurry of tabloid reporting placed Knox at the center of a media firestorm, where s...

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I love insights from people into world's that we are never really exposed to and our view is often influenced by mainstream media and other such sources.

 

"To move the conversation about women in porn beyond slut-shaming and stereotypes, two porn stars and one former porn star spoke to the Huffington Post about their careers, the porn industry and the public’s misconceptions about what it's like to get paid to have sex."

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The return of the Madchester men: James are back

The return of the Madchester men: James are back | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
Tim Booth is talking to me about sex. As he broaches the subject, which crops up a lot on James’s new album Le Petit Mort (and not just in its orgasmic title), he removes the woolly hat from his head to reveal a bald pate.
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Love this interview about the new sex themed James' album Le Petit Mort.
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The 8 Most Misunderstood Things About BDSM

The 8 Most Misunderstood Things About BDSM | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
It’s easy to mock and misunderstand kinky people. We’re weird. I know. Trust me, only kinky people know how really weird we are. But seriously, most of us aren’t that weird, especially compared to ...
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"We already have to deal with the fictional travesty that is 50 Shades of Grey, with its dubious conceptions of BDSM and its lexically challenged heroine. So please take a minute to learn how most of what you’ve learned about BDSM is wrong."
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BDSM Unveiled: Historical Origins of BDSM

BDSM Unveiled: Historical Origins of BDSM | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
Provide advice to promote BDSM Lifestyle.
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Historia del BDSM! Proyecto de USC

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Here are the Real Photos that Inspired 50s Pin-Up Girl Cartoons - CraveOnline

Here are the Real Photos that Inspired 50s Pin-Up Girl Cartoons - CraveOnline | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
The real-life photographs that were the inspiration for the most famous cartoon pin-up girl drawings of the 1950s have been revealed for the first time.
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"The drawings, made by artist Gil Elvgren, were all based upon real-life women, albeit with the proportions of their body being shaped in such a way that puts some of today's Photoshopped images of models to shame."
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I Was a Spy in the House of Sex

I Was a Spy in the House of Sex | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
Or, how my brain and my uterus got back on the same page and finally became friends again
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"I — one of the most pro-sex, “Ready to go again?” “Can we try it this way?” kind of people I’d ever known — had essentially become celibate. Even the small appliances in the nightstand, ready to vibrate at the flick of a switch, were no competition for a fresh issue of "O" magazine and a hot bath."
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5 Ways To Pleasure Yourself.

5 Ways To Pleasure Yourself. | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
I write this piece not only for myself, but for my daughters and all women. My birthday wish is a wish for all of us; to we stop hiding, stop feeling ashamed,
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Love this a lot!

 

Only true happiness in relationships and sex can be found when we discover what we want for ourselves, claim it, embrace it and go for it #ownyourshit

 

"I give us all permission to explore our desires and our fantasies. I give us permission to claim what is our birthright—pleasure."


 

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Neuroscience and spirituality agree that casual sex is anything but casual

Neuroscience and spirituality agree that casual sex is anything but casual | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
Sexuality has always danced with issues of morality as far back as history takes us. Today, however, with the rise in the pursuit of spirituality (as opposed to
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I really like this piece because I feel we are so wrapped up in societies sex negative norms we're far too scared to admit just how important sex is to us.

"..as one becomes more connected to one’s true authentic self, the more one honors oneself physically, spiritually, and emotionally, and that sex becomes a very present activity. It is not a game or a way to boost one’s tottering ego and should be approached with integrity, intelligence, authenticity, and honesty to avoid hurting others..."

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What If We Admitted to Children That Sex Is About Pleasure?

What If We Admitted to Children That Sex Is About Pleasure? | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
One mother makes up for the gaps in sex education.
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"As it turned out, I’m not even sure they mentioned sex at all. Over bagels the Saturday morning following sex ed day, I started my inquiry by asking our son what he learned about HIV. “It’s an inherited disease,” he told me. “You get it from your mother.”..."
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Apple Won't Allow Masturbation Game On App Store

Apple Won't Allow Masturbation Game On App Store | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
HappyPlayTime, a game that aims to teach women how to masturbate, was recently rejected from the app store according to the developers.
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Bad news for masturbation education app happyplaytime!
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A Short History of Nymphomania

A Short History of Nymphomania | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it

Back in the 18th Century, spurred on by the term she'd inspired, the nymph had found fame. In 1784, Joshua Reynolds, the president of the Royal Academy, painted the provocative A Nymph and Cupid.

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"In Greek mythology, the nymph was a female character who could either resist male desire, or she could be sexually promiscuous herself, sometimes to the point of aggression," Cora Gilroy-Ware, the curator of Bodies of Nature, explains.".

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Solo Sex: 10 Things You Didn't Know About Female Masturbation | YourTango

Solo Sex: 10 Things You Didn't Know About Female Masturbation | YourTango | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
Female masturbation is one of those topics that are met with beet-red blushing, awkward silence or a fit of giggles. But the reality is that loving yourself really isn't all that taboo.
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Time to put those perpetual myths to bed and whilst we're at it find out something new.
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Are the French Better at Sex? A Discussion

Are the French Better at Sex? A Discussion | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it

An interview with French GQ sex columnist Maïa Mazaurette.

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Completely fascinating insight into French sex lives!

 

"We just start with sex! And then, if the sex was good enough or we feel connected somehow, then we would try to build a relationship."

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Nine Naughty Hotels That Aren’t Afraid of a Little Nudity

Nine Naughty Hotels That Aren’t Afraid of a Little Nudity | Consenting Adults | Scoop.it
From Paris and Vegas to the Riviera Maya, these nine hotels have their own special way of adding a little spice to your romantic getaway.
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