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Wicked? Homophobic wizards, gay witches and the fight for acceptance in the Wicca community

Wicked? Homophobic wizards, gay witches and the fight for acceptance in the Wicca community | Sex Positive | Scoop.it

Though ‘Wicca’ and ‘paganism’ are often used interchangeably, paganism encompasses a diverse community including Druids, Shamans, Odinists and Heathens.  Wicca itself, has many sub-sections: Gardnerian, Alexandrian, Faery, Pictish and Kitchen Wicca are among the many. Though no single set of beliefs, tests or practices are shared by them all, they can be roughly characterised by: polytheism, the belief in multiple deities; pantheism, the belief that the spiritual and material universes are connected; belief in the afterlife; and an emphasis on ritual. And, like any widespread belief, paganism is not immune to infighting and disagreements.

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When men who abstain from pre-marital sex get married - The Week Magazine

When men who abstain from pre-marital sex get married - The Week Magazine | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
Young men who take abstinence pledges have trouble adjusting to sexual norms when they become husbands

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No Shame Movement's curator insight, October 5, 2014 1:23 PM

Study finds that men struggle to adjust viewing sex as something healthy and not taboo after marriage.

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LGBT Mormons share their struggles - Salt Lake Tribune

LGBT Mormons share their struggles - Salt Lake Tribune | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
KUTV 2News LGBT Mormons share their struggles Salt Lake Tribune As president of Affirmation: LGBT Mormons, Families and Friends, Randall Thacker has met many members of the LGBT community who have faced pain, frustration and confusion when...

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

Must Read: No such thing as porn 'addiction,' researchers say | 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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Fascinating facts in this short article!

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, February 14, 2014 5:08 PM

You *have* to read this!

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Porn Site Claims 1/3 Of Its Amateur Videos Are Created in Bible Belt

Porn Site Claims 1/3 Of Its Amateur Videos Are Created in Bible Belt | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
We daintily gasped and clutched our pearls this morning when we learned a third of the videos submitted to an amateur porn site are created in America's Bible Belt.As we learned this morning through an email, amateur porn company Homegrown Video measured the demographics of people who submitted videos to their studio between July and…

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Didn't ya just know it.

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, February 17, 2014 7:55 PM

Bible Belt repression & porn.

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Idaho bill would allow doctors or cops to refuse service to LGBT people on religious grounds | The Raw Story

Idaho bill would allow doctors or cops to refuse service to LGBT people on religious grounds | The Raw Story | Sex Positive | Scoop.it

An Idaho Republican can’t think of anyone in his state who has been forced to render aid to a gay or lesbian person against their will, and he’d like to keep it that way.


Rep. Lynn Luker outlined a proposal Tuesday backed by his conservative Christian allies to shield religious people from the threat of losing their professional licenses for refusing service or employment to anyone they conclude violates their religious beliefs.

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What a load of crap.

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, February 12, 2014 11:06 PM

What a load of crap.

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What a load of crap.

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The Secret History of Sex, Choice and Catholics

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The Secret History of Sex, Choice and Catholics, a new documentary-style film produced by Catholics for Choice, sets the record straight about Catholic social teaching on issues related to sex and sexuality.


“The Secret History of Sex, Choice and Catholics” features interviews with leading experts in the fields of theology, philosophy and ethics who examine Catholic traditions, teachings and beliefs on the following key issues:

  • Abortion & Contraception
  • HIV & AIDS
  • Sex & Sexuality
  • New Reproductive Health Technologies
  • Religion in Public Policy

Download a discussion guide for the film.


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A ray of light

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Gracie Passette's curator insight, February 11, 2014 2:47 AM

Great (short & concise) video clips that are worth watching ~ and sending to others.


(Includes marriage equality too.)

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A ray of light!

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Servant of God, or Prostitute?

Servant of God, or Prostitute? | Sex Positive | Scoop.it

The Devadasi, a centuries-old caste of sacred temple priestesses, struggles to have it's own renaissance. One woman leads the way...

 

The origins of the practice are often disputed, but historians agree that in India by the 10th century this caste of sacred temple servants enjoyed great wealth & property as signs of respect & clout.

 

Considered married to the Hindu deities, the Devadasi were talented dancers, singers & even viewed as political advisors. At the core of Devadasi faith is the belief all men are incarnations of the male deities & so in addition to performing sacred temple ceremonies, Devadasis offered sexual services. In the act of making love, a man & a Devadasi enact the sacred marriage of god & goddess which therefore allows them to become divine themselves.


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The Secret Lives of the Vatican’s Gay Cardinals, Monks, and Other Clergy Members

The Secret Lives of the Vatican’s Gay Cardinals, Monks, and Other Clergy Members | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
With a new Pope promising reform, Michael Joseph Gross reports from Rome on how the Catholic Church’s gay clergy members navigate the paradox of their lives.

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SímboloAteoUniversal's curator insight, November 19, 2013 7:16 AM

Las vidas secretas de los cardenales homosexuales del Vaticano y otros miembros del clero.

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4 Things Kinky Sex and Christianity Have in Common

4 Things Kinky Sex and Christianity Have in Common | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
While the Abrahamic religions have tried to control sexuality, these traditions make use of the very urges they seek to suppress.

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I met my boyfriend on ChristianMingle

I met my boyfriend on ChristianMingle | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
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Two Spirit People

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US: Hawaiian faith leaders sign resolution calling on passage of equal marriage law

US: Hawaiian faith leaders sign resolution calling on passage of equal marriage law | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
More than a dozen faith leaders in Hawaii have signed a resolution calling on lawmakers to pass a law to legally recognise same-sex marriages.

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Sex education after age old tradition of bael bihe

Sex education after age old tradition of bael bihe | Sex Positive | Scoop.it

According to the Newar tradition, young girls are married to Bael, which is the symbol of Subarna Kumar. The fruit is considered to be without any flaw and if a young girl gets married to it before her menstruation starts, she will never be considered a divorcee or a widow according to the religion.

 

...After the ceremony is completed, the young girls are kept in a dark room for 12 days and taught sex education.


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Colorful Prism Of Racism
Racism past and present. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/colorful-prism-of-racism/
Consumption Junction
Consumerism meets marketing; who & what manipulates the free market of goods & services. See also: http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/ze-big-mouth-promotions-stuff/
Crimes Against Humanity
From lone gunmen on hills to mass movements. Depressing as hell, really.
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In The Name Of God
Mainly acts done in the name of religion, but also discussions of atheism, faith, & spirituality.
Kinsanity
Let's just say I have reasons to learn more about mental health, special needs children, psychology, and the like.
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The stuff of nerdy, geeky, dreams.
Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic
The meaning behind the math of the bottom line in publishing and the media. For writers, publishers, and bloggers (which are a combination of the two).
Sex Positive
Sexuality as a human right.
Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow
It's as easy to romanticize the past as it is to demonize it; instead, let's learn from it. More than living simply, more than living 'green', thrifty grandmas knew the importance of the 'economics' in Home Economics. The history of home ec, lessons in thrift, practical tips and ideas from the past focused on sustainability for families and out planet. Companion to http://www.thingsyourgrandmotherknew.com/
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