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A Brief History of Human Sex

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Was it any different in caveman days? And just how does human sexuality differ compared to that of a bonobo ape? The answers might surprise you.
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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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Why Many Young Chinese Women Are Writing Gay Male Erotica

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An antipornography campaign in China has netted many young female writers of danmei, erotic fiction focusing on relationships between gay men, a popular outlet for those seeking to escape stifling social identities, scholars say.


...Danmei is part of an ‘‘ongoing sexual revolution’’ with feminist characteristics in China, perhaps the country’s first, said a Chinese academic who requested anonymity. China is currently undergoing a crackdown on pornography that has netted danmei writers and website managers, and closed some sites, sexual rights advocates said. ‘‘The campaign is really having an impact,’’ the researcher said.



Creating and consuming danmei is a way for women to explore their long-repressed sexuality, said Ms. Jacobs.



‘‘I think Chinese culture is still harsh on women in terms of how far they can go in developing a fantasy life or erotic art forms,’’ she said. ‘‘I think they have to be very careful in coming out with their fantasies. The norm is stifling.’’

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Woman sues Georgia city for requiring doctor’s prescription to buy a vibrator

Woman sues Georgia city for requiring doctor’s prescription to buy a vibrator | Let's Get Sex Positive | Scoop.it

Did you know that there are places in these here United States–land of the free and home of the brave–where it is actually illegal to purchase or sell vibrators or other sex toys? Like the entire state of Alabama and several municipalities elsewhere? And people still live there? I did, but I continue to be amazed. I understand this even less than I understand “dry counties.” What kind of sheer madness drives people to stand in opposition to orgasms?


One such place is Sandy Springs, Georgia, which prohibits the sale of vibrators without a doctor’s prescription. They are banned, except for “bona fide medical, scientific, educational, legislative, judicial or law enforcement purpose.” For serious. Can you just imagine having to ask your doctor to write you a prescription for a Hitachi Magic Wand? I cannot.


Melissa Davenport and her attorney Gerry Weber are...


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Sex Laws In America


Deep In The Heart Of Texas, Stupid Sex Toy Laws


Keep The Laws Out Of Our Bedrooms

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Another Study Shows That 'Hookup Culture' Is a Myth

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Parents had just as much sex in college as their kids are having now
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Bros, This Is How Your Slut-Shaming Is Backfiring. A Sex Researcher Explains

Bros, This Is How Your Slut-Shaming Is Backfiring. A Sex Researcher Explains | Let's Get Sex Positive | Scoop.it

When a Duke frat boy recognized a classmate in the porn clip he was watching, the gossip was just too good. He spread the news among some other bros on campus, and the rumor soon traveled from Duke's campus to the blogosphere (including Playboy SFW).


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"Somehow, however, the frat boy's decision to violate Knox's privacy by outing her went mostly unquestioned." *snort*

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"Of course, the pseudo-scientific myth that all women are naturally predisposed toward sexual restraint and all men toward promiscuity isn't only inaccurate but dangerous, leading directly to the notion that women who differ from that norm are unacceptable, need to be corrected or deserve to be mistreated. What's more, it creates a culture in which men who seek out many partners aren't just celebrated, but given permission to devalue women with a similar sexual appetite."
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Our Fading Erotic Heritage

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Erotic Heritage Museum is closing: [A]pparently due to an unpaid rent dispute with landlord, Déjà Vu strip-club magnate Harry Mohoney who donated the land for museum use back in 2008. Speaking to the Las Vegas Weekly, Mohoney assured visitors that the museum would not be closing its doors for good, saying of his now-former tenants, “They have been asked to vacate the property so that the Erotic Heritage Museum can be given a fresh new look at erotic history and art.”

Museum operations manager Jerry Zientara, however, see things a bit differently, claiming the museum’s collection is under the stewardship of the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, the nonprofit organization that opened and has been operating the museum since its inception. “We don’t know when we’ll be loading things out,” he told Las Vegas Weekly earlier this month, “but we do expect to be doing that.” And, true to his word, a call for volunteers to help with removal of exhibits and cleaning of the space came


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If it can't make it in Vegas... Where?


Will the museum return?

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If it can't make it in Vegas... Where?


Will the museum return?

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Must Read: No such thing as porn 'addiction,' researchers say

Must Read: No such thing as porn 'addiction,' researchers say | Let's Get Sex Positive | Scoop.it
Journalists and psychologists are quick to describe someone as being a porn "addict," yet there's no strong scientific research that shows such addictions actually exists. So says a clinical psychologist in practice in a large behavioral health program.



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You *have* to read this!

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Fascinating facts in this short article!

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The Mag: Sex in the Olympic Village

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In ESPN The Magazine, Sam Alipour gets Olympians talking about sex and what happens inside the Olympics Village.


I'd just finished "We Smoked it All," my story on the weed culture inside the University of Oregon's football program, when an editor asked me to climb a higher, better-guarded wall: "Hey, can you talk to Olympians and find out if they're having a lot of sex in the Olympic Village?" Sure, not a problem ... also, WHAT?!


I knew it'd be a fun piece to write, but the reporting scared the hell out of me. I began by shoulder-tapping Olympians wherever I could find them -- red carpet events, private parties. My first few subjects were self-described prudes, but they kindly hooked me up with more randy friends. Before long, I was receiving unexpected calls and impromptu visits -- my apologies to the patrons of LA's Literati Café who were subjected to an in-depth breakdown of a certain sexual position over their eggs and bacon --

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The Greatest Generation (In Bed) – How Millennials Are Changing the Sexual Landscape

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Barely a day seems to pass without one of the ‘wise old men’ who dominate the editorial columns writing a dubiously- researched opinion piece on how the Millennial generation is dangerously apathetic, hedonistic, and lazy. The American Conservative recently published an article bemoaning the fact that over a quarter of men and women under 30 don’t bother to affiliate with any religion and are therefore, in their words, the “decadent” generation.


They’re absolutely right. By the standards of our parents, we’re all little Caligulas. And that’s our greatest strength.


As the generation with the least up-tight views on sex since the ’60s, our sexual laissez-faire is changing the way society treats both sex and identity, entirely for the better. Here’s how.


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Sexual Bondage: Arrow vs. Youtube

Sexual Bondage: Arrow vs. Youtube | Let's Get Sex Positive | Scoop.it

Which one of these images is an innocent Youtube video and which one is commercial bondage porn?


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Laura Brown's comment, January 26, 1:34 PM
For me the really spooky thing about these videos are wondering if any of them were made from women who were abducted and then filmed. I always think that, especially any for any more homemade looking video.
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History of the Yoni in World Faith

History of the Yoni in World Faith | Let's Get Sex Positive | Scoop.it

Although we do have hard and clear evidence - archeologically speaking - that the veneration of women, of the yoni, and of Goddesses have been the primal and primary form of religion around the globe, it has been the East - specifically ancient India with its Tantric teachings - where this seems to have found its most exalted and open expression.

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Also addresses this important question: Simply put, how can a woman raised in a culture that diminishes the value of and beauty of women's genitals try to move past those negative self-thoughts?

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The Year in Sex

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When it comes to the world of sex, it often feels like everything old is new again, but 2013 saw its share of novelties, provocations, celebrations and oddities—the good, the bad and the bizarre.I’ll start with the bizarre: “ball...

 


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Who's Afraid of Black Sexuality?

Who's Afraid of Black Sexuality? | Let's Get Sex Positive | Scoop.it

Well, for a long time, lots of people. Including scholars. Particularly black scholars.

If sex was once difficult to discuss openly, black sex was especially fraught. It touched on too many taboos: stereotypes and caricatures of "black Hottentots" with freakish feminine proportions; of asexual mammies or lascivious Jezebels; of hypersexual black men lusting after white women. It brought up painful memories of white control over black bodies during slavery; of rape and lynching; of Emmett Till, a teenager tortured and murdered in 1955 for supposedly flirting with a white woman

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Tell Twitter: End the ban on contraception advertising.

Tell Twitter: End the ban on contraception advertising. | Let's Get Sex Positive | Scoop.it

With an ad exclusion policy [5] that ranks contraceptives [6] alongside endangered species products and hate speech, Twitter confusingly says that some condom ads are allowed in the United States … but not if they link to sexual content. Is there some other use for condoms than safer sex?

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Tease

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Julie Tepperman and Amy Keating get intimate and interactive in one-on-one show at east-end performance crawl


...Keating took some women’s studies classes at university, and is interested in sex work and the third-wave feminist view that women who do sex work aren’t victims.


“They have a choice and agency,” she says. “I say that knowing that there’s a grey area and everything is not as simple as that – and that I’m speaking as a privileged white woman.”


Coincidentally, the two see a connection between the stripper’s world and that of live theatre.

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Is This Dildo-Licking, Dominatrix-Loving Vogue Blogger the New Face of Feminism?

Is This Dildo-Licking, Dominatrix-Loving Vogue Blogger the New Face of Feminism? | Let's Get Sex Positive | Scoop.it
Karley Sciortino has parlayed her raunchy, witty blog into a Vice video series and a Vogue column, one that raises all sorts of questions about feminism’s modern-day tightrope act.
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Laura Brown's comment, May 26, 12:19 PM
I think stereotypes have been getting exposed long enough. Ripping band aids off isn't enough. You, Gracie and I have seen all these same stereotypes for more than 30 years. Problems are exposed but the laws don't change. It's 2014 and a male politician is still talking about "legitimate rape". He understands it is rape but because the laws are so mushy he can't see it as a real problem.
Laura Brown's comment, May 26, 12:20 PM
We should make this a debate post, or something.
Deanna Dahlsad's comment, May 26, 1:10 PM
You'd have to read the whole thing then, @Laura Brown :P
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Is Being a Porn Star Feminist?

Is Being a Porn Star Feminist? | Let's Get Sex Positive | Scoop.it
Porn stars aren't typically labeled as feminists or women’s studies majors, but Belle Knox, a Duke freshman who made headlines recently after she was outed by her classmate, is both. Whatever you make of Knox, her story offers a lot to think about.
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See also: Of Feminism & Inequality In Porn & Sex Work

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See also: Of Feminism & Inequality In Porn & Sex Work

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[url=/u/606125 x-already-notified=1]Gracie Passette[/url] says, "See also: Of Feminism & Inequality In Porn & Sex Work "

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CatalystCon

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CatalystCon is a conference created to inspire exceptional conversations about sexuality. It is about reaching out and stimulating those who attend to create those important conversations in their own communities, changing how we as a society talk about and treat sexuality.  It is about stimulating the activist that is within all of us and sparking transformation in the way our friends, neighbors, children and even politicians discuss one of the most important aspects of humanity.

This is a conference meant to energize, enlighten and exhilarate. It is a conference where everyone is welcome, everyone is respected, and everyone is encouraged to share their knowledge and experiences.   With the most current attacks on women’s rights such as birth control, mandatory transvaginal ultrasounds as well as sex education being pulled from our schools,  it is more important than ever to come together and have these important conversations on all areas of sexuality.

The fundamental principle of CatalystCon is that knowledge is power and sharing that knowledge is the first spark in igniting change.

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9 Ways To Be In Solidarity With Sex Workers

9 Ways To Be In Solidarity With Sex Workers | Let's Get Sex Positive | Scoop.it

Preamble: Once a working friend told me that she didn’t want to take on “sex worker” as a politicized identity (1).


I respect that: no one should be obligated to identify a certain way, or to take on politics that don’t inspire them. But for myself, I’m certain that sex work is not and can never be politically neutral; it can’t ever be anything less than a site of struggle. Being a person who exchanges sex for money is to be a certain kind of cultural outsider. It’s to be someone who is researched and criminalized, someone who is the subject of fascination and the butt of endless sitcom jokes. The disgust with which our culture regards whores is very old and runs very deep, and our radical communities are not immune to this.

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5 Ways Our Society Unfairly Punishes Women For Their Sexuality

5 Ways Our Society Unfairly Punishes Women For Their Sexuality | Let's Get Sex Positive | Scoop.it

In the United States, women’s bodies are constantly sexualized and objectified. Ironically, however, the women in control of those bodies are expected to refrain from actually using them to express any kind of sexuality. That’s largely because “purity culture” — essentially, the assumption that women need to remain chaste, and present an image of modesty to the outside world — is deeply ingrained in American society. The worldview is instilled in many American kids beginning at a young age through abstinence-only education, and constantly reinforced as women move through the adult world, too.

This approach to female sexuality has far-reaching consequences. Indeed, even though proponents of abstinence until marriage claim it’s a directive that applies equally to both genders, purity culture has an outsized impact on women. Here are five examples of that unfair dynamic


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

Abortion and the Politics of Motherhood - Sex~Kitten.net | Let's Get Sex Positive | Scoop.it

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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In the Beginning, There Was a Nipple

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How Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction, all nine-sixteenths of a second of it, changed TV, the internet, and American culture.

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For Years, Violence Had Replaced Sex at the Movies. But Sex Is Back. - Slate Magazine

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Slate Magazine
For Years, Violence Had Replaced Sex at the Movies. But Sex Is Back.

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Overall, sex is healthier than violence, so who doesn't want to see this trend continue?

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Darla Darling's comment, January 23, 10:46 PM
I am tired of sex and violence and murder on TV and movies. In books I just skip the pages until the sex is over. On TV it's like a commercial break because it is unreal and not part of the story. Here's the sexual interlude thrown in because we know sex sells. BOOOORing!!!
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Sex in the city: the changing face of adult retailing

Sex in the city: the changing face of adult retailing | Let's Get Sex Positive | Scoop.it
Cities are fizzing with opportunities to experience sex and sexuality. While sex usually takes place in private spaces, it is never really out of our minds.
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While this is about adult shops in Austrailia, the information isn't specific only to that country.

 

Tho, where I live in the USA, people continue to freak out when these shops open ~ as if they aren't making money because people shop there. People scream, "What about the kids?!" But when we were kids, we were taught that there are places that are not for kids.

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Gracie Passette's curator insight, December 19, 2013 8:30 AM

While this is about adult shops in Austrailia, the information on the types of shops, demographics, etc. isn't specific only to that country.