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Talking Female Dominants & Male Submissives With Author Irv O. Neil

Talking Female Dominants & Male Submissives With Author Irv O. Neil | Let's Get Sex Positive | Scoop.it
Continuing my talk with Irv O. Neil (part one, part two), we now get to main course of the erotica feasts the author dishes up... Most of your stories feature dominant females ~ and you're not shy ...
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This Demented Sex Comedy Features No Real Characters or Conflict, and Is a Masterpiece

This Demented Sex Comedy Features No Real Characters or Conflict, and Is a Masterpiece | Let's Get Sex Positive | Scoop.it
“A genius is different from other people,” Helen DeWitt writes in her demented comic masterpiece Lightning Rods, which is the first of five books to be named this week to the Slate/Whiting Second Novel List. “A genius doesn’t waste time like other people. Even when he looks like he is...

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Sounds like a hoot! At Amazon.

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I've just added this book to my wishlist -- it sounds amazing!

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Erotic Luxuries

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Betony Vernon launched her incredibly sensual, but oh-so controversial, Sado-Chic luxury jewelry collection in 1992. Since then, the collection has grown into the BDSM-themed jewelry line called Pa...
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Deviant Domesticities: Reflections on the Queerness of Home

Deviant Domesticities: Reflections on the Queerness of Home | Let's Get Sex Positive | Scoop.it
By Stephen Vider Can the home be queered, or has the home been queer all along? This was the question I posed last month as the organizer of The Queerness of Home: Intimacy, Normativity, Domesticit...
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Caitlin Moran: Lady Sex Pirate and Working Class Hero

Caitlin Moran: Lady Sex Pirate and Working Class Hero | Let's Get Sex Positive | Scoop.it
The remarkable author of How to Build a Girl wasn’t seeking controversy; she just wanted to change the world.
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Party With Porn Stars The Bonobo Way!

Party With Porn Stars The Bonobo Way! | Let's Get Sex Positive | Scoop.it
You've heard of our closest kin, the bonobos, right? You know these amazing animals are endangered, trying to be saved from extinction. And you maybe even know how these divine creatures, often ref...
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The Gender Book

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The Gender Book
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“ A gender 101 resource for anyone and everyone!
Fully illustrated and colorful resource that’s a 09-page hardback book, and available online for free or your love donation....

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Waiting On Hollywood's LGBTQ Literacy: An Interview with Amy Sohn

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In Amy Sohn’s new novel, The Actress, a millennial starlet is explicitly cast as the girlfriend of an older, closeted gay male heartthrob. Maddy Freed, an indie actress whose star is on the rise, is invited to read for an Oscar-worthy movie role opposite Steven Weller, two decades her senior. Maddy is instantly taken with Steven, a celebrated actor with a multi-decade career.


Steven has always been ripe for tabloid fodder given the endurance of his career. But despite cycling through an array of girlfriends (and one wife) over the years, gay rumors tail him constantly. Maddy, aware of the rumors, dismisses them as such and pursues a romantic relationship anyway. But as the two actors pursue different projects and end up shooting in different locations, Steven’s gay rumors resurface again and again in the tabloids, with even Maddy second-guessing the legitimacy of their relationship.


I emailed with Amy about queer representation in the media and celebrity narratives.


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List of Literary Journals for LGBTQ Writers, Women, and Writers of Color

List of Literary Journals for LGBTQ Writers, Women, and Writers of Color | Let's Get Sex Positive | Scoop.it

In a previous post, I mentioned my desire to compile a list of journals and presses that exclusively focus on publishing underrepresented voices, such as women, LGBTQ writers, and writers of color. I’ve finally managed to pull something together that hopefully may prove to be a good starting point and resource for those writers who may wish to find a good home for their writing. Or maybe readers who wish to read more widely or diversely.


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Win an autographed copy of Gloria Brame's Naked Memory

FUNNY SEXY ESSAY CONTEST! WIN A SIGNED COPY OF NAKED MEMORY!! http://bit.ly/nakedbrame The most "liked" answer wins! My new book starts off when I learned, at age 10, that "Everyone Fucks." CONTEST QUESTION: When/how did you learn about reproduction and how did you react to the news?

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Naked Memory: Confessions of a Sexual Revolutionary, a memoir, is the latest from controversial writer/sexologist Gloria G. Brame, Ph.D.

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A Cutt Above: A Stripper Memoir

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Finally! A stripper memoir about more than naked women.
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Kickstarter book project

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Kickstarter page for getting the book in print.

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Need Help With Role Play?

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So you and maybe even your partner are interested in trying some cosplay or role play, but you feel a bit silly... You're just not sure how to begin... Well, the doctor is "in" with some help with ...


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The Outdoor Co-ed Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society

The Outdoor Co-ed Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society | Let's Get Sex Positive | Scoop.it

We’re a group of friends, and friends of friends, and friends of friends of friends, and complete strangers, who love good books and sunny days and enjoying both as nearly in the altogether as the law allows. Happily, in New York City, the law allows toplessness by both men and women. So that’s the way we do our al fresco reading.


Burn Bras, Not Books

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Men, stop lecturing women about reading romance novels

Men, stop lecturing women about reading romance novels | Let's Get Sex Positive | Scoop.it

Romance novels are attractive not just because they are a gratifying escape but also because they sometimes feel like a respite from from the significant hostility that a lot of literature shows women.


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8 Reasons Guys Who Read Make the Best Boyfriends

8 Reasons Guys Who Read Make the Best Boyfriends | Let's Get Sex Positive | Scoop.it

Bookwormy guys are my kryptonite.


Truly, though, what he reads matters less than the fact that he does. Here are 8 reasons why.

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Bondassage

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Ever wondered what it might be like to surrender and explore your sensual desires? Are you ready to discover a world of blissful intensity and intimacy? Bondassage combines innovative massage techniques with, rhythmic body percussion, slow luxurious flogging, and a delicious menu of skilled sensation play.


Bondassage takes the receiver on a journey of sensation surprises. With Bondassage you may have a receiver who is a seasoned traveler in the bdsm realm but wants something different, or they are brand new and want to be introduced gently to percussion play, anal exploration, and bondage. Either way, you can create the Bondassage session that best suits them. You will have all the tools and ideas to take those you touch toward their known (and sometimes unknown) desires in an environment that is kind, safe, and full of surprises.


Elysium is also a journey of sensation, but based in relaxation. A gentle, supremely slow passage to the edge and back ~ over and over and over. It is a blend of light Swedish effleurage strokes, soft sensual music, and conscious touch with the intent to relax and simultaneously engage your partner’s nerve endings and pleasure response.

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Abortion and the Politics of Motherhood - Sex~Kitten.net

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The abortion debate is not about unborn babies. I bet you knew that, didn’t you? If it were, there would be a similar outcry over every issue involving the lives of babies. Such as lack of healthcare, babies born addicted to drugs, babies killed after being left in hot vehicles, etc. Every year here in Texas someone leaves a kid in a carseat in 100 degree weather and the kid bakes. No public outcry. No organized protest. In fact, the person responsible usually escapes criminal prosecution.


But do you really know what it is about? The pro-life attempt to criminalize abortion is not about saving the lives of unborn babies. If it were about that, you’d see pro-lifers working toward preventing unwanted pregnancies and better adoption rates of unwanted children. In Abortion and the Politics of Motherhood, Kristin Luker explains the psychology behind this centuries-old debate.

People generally don’t put a lot of time and effort into an issue unless it directly affects them. So..how are pro-lifers directly affected by the abortions of others?

The abortion debate is about women and their role in society.

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The Truth About "Monster Porn"

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“Monster porn”, otherwise known as “monster erotica”, “cryptozoological erotica”, and “erotic horror”, should be well-known to fans of this site. These sexy stories employ mythical creatures — everything from vampires, demons, zombies, and other monsters to centaurs, mermaids, leprechauns, and aliens — as sex partners. And apparently this upsets people enough for them to censor such stories. But why?

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Is sexism part of the latest uproar? It just might be.

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Sexism in erotica censorship (NWS)

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I don't like to put really adult stuff here -- but the sexism in this really can't be ignored. At least it shouldn't be ignored.

Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, January 22, 2:43 PM

I don't like to put really adult stuff here -- but the sexism in this really can't be ignored. At least it shouldn't be ignored.

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Sexualities: Identities, Behaviors, and Society

Sexualities: Identities, Behaviors, and Society

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Sexualities: Identities, Behaviors, and Society focuses on gender, using multiple disciplines, international populations, and theories to explore sexualities. The readings-including several written specifically for this volume-will grab students' attention. Topics range from the motivations of X-rated movie stars to vibrator use to gendered sexual fantasies. Same-sex orientation, people of color, and global populations are considered throughout. Sexualities: Identities, Behaviors, and Society opens with classical and contemporary theories about sexualities, including selections by Freud, Kinsey, and Fausto-Sterling. Subsequent chapters explore the ways in which we learn about sexual activities and develop sexual identities, both heterosexual and same-sex. The discussion expands to include sexual adaptations, sexual media, intersections with violence, and sexual education. The text ends with a key question: How will the next generation be taught about sex?

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Sex Is Not A Natural Act & Other Essays

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Leonore Tiefer is clinical associate professor of psychiatry at the New York University School of Medicine in New York City and has a private practice in sex therapy and psychotherapy in Manhattan. Recently, Dr. Tiefer has become internationally known as the primary spokesperson for a movement that challenges the medicalization of women's sexual problems by the pharmaceutical industry. Both the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality and the Association for Women in Psychology selected her for their Distinguished Scientific Career Awards in 2004.

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How 2013 Became The Greatest Year In Gay Rights History

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"This year represented the true tipping point," says Eric Marcus, author of Making Gay History. "We've reached a moment in history where it's very difficult, if not impossible, to go back."

 

This has been "the gayest year in gay history," in the words of Fred Sainz, vice president of the gay rights group Human Rights Campaign, and not only because individual states and the U.S. Supreme Court have extended greater protections to gay couples.

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Ladies, Stop Taking His Porno Personally | VICE United States

Ladies, Stop Taking His Porno Personally | VICE United States | Let's Get Sex Positive | Scoop.it
Allison Vivas, author of Making Peace with Porn, talks about how a girl can deal with her man's porn habit.
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Feminist Porn Depicts Sexuality's Unruly Side Too

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As this type of porn gains visibility, it reflects a greater demand for explicit sexual representations among women, where sex isn't always a "ribbon-tied box of happiness and joy," say editors in this excerpt from "The Feminist Porn Book."

 

...With the emergence of new technologies that allow more people than ever to both create and consume pornography, the moral panic-driven fears of porn are ratcheted up once again. Society's dread of women who own their desire, and use it in ways that confound expectations of proper female sexuality, persists. As Gayle Rubin shows, "Modern Western societies appraise sex acts according to a hierarchical system of sexual value." Rubin maps this system as one where "the charmed circle" is perpetually threatened by the "outer limits," or those who fall out of the bounds of the acceptable.

 

On the bottom of this hierarchy are sexual acts and identities outside heterosexuality, marriage, monogamy and reproduction. She argues that this hierarchy exists so as to justify the privileging of normative and constricted sexualities and the denigration and punishment of the "sexual rabble."

 


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What's The Difference Between Erotica And Romance?

What's The Difference Between Erotica And Romance? | Let's Get Sex Positive | Scoop.it
You can pick up all types of what's been coined "mommy porn" along with shampoo and paper towels at your local big box store.
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The conclusion: It's all in the reader's mindset.

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Q&A with Marie Calloway: Why does she write about sex?

Q&A with Marie Calloway: Why does she write about sex? | Let's Get Sex Positive | Scoop.it

For several years, Marie Calloway, 23, has explicitly described her lifestyle and sexual exploits on her blog. Now Calloway (a pseudonym she has used since the age of 19) has published a book, "what purpose did i serve in your life" (Tyrant Books, $19), said to be an account of her sexual encounters.
 
In "what purpose did i serve in your life," Calloway opens up about her relationships, which predominantly originate from cyber contact, as well as her sexual fantasies, largely involving self-degradation. In fact, her words and pornographic photographs (including images of her breasts covered in bruises) were considered so controversial that three separate printers refused to print the book.
 
A former women’s studies major, Calloway first garnered attention with her story "Adrien Brody," published on MuuMuu House, in which she describes a brief affair with a well-known New York editor. Since then, readers have been attempting to label her as either a trailblazing feminist or a self-destructive masochist.

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