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2015: The Year in Bad Sex | Em & Lo

2015: The Year in Bad Sex | Em & Lo | Sex Positive | Scoop.it

Beautiful, honest, legal, egalitarian sex took a lot of hits this year. Below you’ll find 13 of the worst offenders. Jared Goes to Jail Subway’s main frontman likes his sandwiches one foot tall and his dates not much taller.


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Charlie Sheen Isn't the Only One You're Hurting When You Slut-Shame Him for Having HIV

Charlie Sheen Isn't the Only One You're Hurting When You Slut-Shame Him for Having HIV | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
"I'm not a fan of Charlie Sheen — he's an abusive, violent misogynist — but making jokes about how he'll need more than 'tiger blood' to survive, as some outlets have already cracked, is dehumanizing and disgusting," Dawson added. "We as a society consider people living with STIs to be amoral, dirty and dishonest. Tabloids will have a field day reinforcing that stereotype through Sheen. And the women he has been involved with will absolutely have their privacy invaded and their choices held up to scrutiny."

The stigma against sex workers: Indeed, it's Sheen's former sex worker girlfriends who are currently being smeared on social media — despite the fact that Sheen himself told Matt Lauer he's not certain how he contracted the virus.
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Japan’s sexual apathy is endangering the global economy

Japan’s sexual apathy is endangering the global economy | Sex Positive | Scoop.it

A lack of interest in romantic relationships is setting off a demographic time-bomb that threatens all of us.


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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, November 8, 2015 2:22 PM

What can happen when gender inequality exists

malek's comment, November 10, 2015 4:51 PM
“homogeneous Japan,” is the name for “no-immigration principle.”
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A conversation with Louise Bourgeois

A conversation with Louise Bourgeois | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
toolers:
“I’ve been thinking about this quilt all week
A conversation with Louise Bourgeois in Incontrollable Beauty
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The book is Uncontrollable Beauty.


...And don't you want to see that quilt?!

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An Open Letter to Young Tamil Men About Female Sexuality

An Open Letter to Young Tamil Men About Female Sexuality | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
There seems to be a flawed assumption somewhere in the depths of our patriarchal culture that the ideal woman should be angelic and innocent, blushing at the mere mention of words like "sex" or "penis." Sometimes, when my anger do...

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Sex redefined

Sex redefined | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
The idea of two sexes is simplistic. Biologists now think there is a wider spectrum than that.


http://www.nature.com/news/sex-redefined-1.16943


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Nature and sex redefined – we have never been binary
A recent article in Nature suggests that biologists ‘now think’ the idea of two sexes is inaccurate; in fact, says Vanessa Heggie, for decades biologists have been at the forefront of campaigns against this simplistic understanding of sex: http://www.theguardian.com/science/the-h-word/2015/feb/19/nature-sex-redefined-we-have-never-been-binary
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10 Weirdest, Most Fascinating Sex Stories of 2014

10 Weirdest, Most Fascinating Sex Stories of 2014 | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
Sex tips from a man with no penis? Open relationships reduce jealousy? Here are some of AlterNet's most interesting sex stories of 2014.

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10 Animals That Trade Sex For Favors

10 Animals That Trade Sex For Favors | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
Humans didn't invent the idea of combining sex and commerce. Plenty of animals are willing to mate, only if the price is right. Here are 10 animals who will offer sex for reasons other than just preserving the species.

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Is The Clothed Female Naked Male Fetish Feminist?

Is The Clothed Female Naked Male Fetish Feminist? | Sex Positive | Scoop.it

Ever visited PornHub and spotted an incongruous image of a naked man surrounded by clothed women? Then you've stumbled upon the fetish of CFNM – Clothed Female, Naked Male.


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The Craziest Places We've Had Sex

The Craziest Places We've Had Sex | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
From a dugout to a watch tower -- these crazy stories of adventerous sex will blow your mind. And you know, maybe mak
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My Doctor Told Me I'll Be Done Having Sex In Thirteen Years. WTF??

My Doctor Told Me I'll Be Done Having Sex In Thirteen Years. WTF?? | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
A few months ago, during my annual well woman visit, my gynecologist asked me if I was sexually active. I told her I was, and yes, I wanted a routine STD check. And then she informed me that I woul...

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Gracie Passette's curator insight, November 21, 2014 6:29 AM

If the doctor is correct, why is there so much sex ~ and STDs ~ in senior centers?


With much love & respect for women who do desire less sex in their "senior" years, it's not a rule.

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If Buying Condoms Was Like Buying Birth Control

Safe sex isn’t always easy. Share on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1vFVmq6 Like BuzzFeedVideo on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/18yCF0b Share on Twitter: http://bit.l...
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great role reversal 

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Is "Sex" A Right That Should Be Recognised In Law?

Is "Sex" A Right That Should Be Recognised In Law? | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
This question is one posed regularly and often dismissed both by anti sex work campaigners and also by some women and men who presume that the question is somehow a justification for a mythical mal...

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There are more people that approve of polygamy, than there are people that approve the United States Congress!

There are more people that approve of polygamy, than there are people that approve the United States Congress! | Sex Positive | Scoop.it

A poll conducted by the New York Times in October of 2011, stated that only 9% of people approved of Congress. Basically, 91% of the polled population believed that Congress was no good, and that they didn't trust them.

If you think that number is shocking, just wait until you hear about how many people support polygamy! Shockingly, polygamy being labelled as "morally acceptable" is approved by 11%!

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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 | 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.


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How Sex Affects Intelligence, and Vice Versa

How Sex Affects Intelligence, and Vice Versa | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
New research says sexual activity can grow brain cells. Keeping them may be another matter.

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Gracie Passette's curator insight, April 29, 2014 5:21 AM

Also covers the debunking of porn "addiction" damages the brain.

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Adult Sex Ed Month Is Cuming

Adult Sex Ed Month Is Cuming | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
This June, the second Adult Sex Ed Month will be held. It may seem like a long time away yet, but I wanted to speak with event's founder, Ms. Quote of A Good Woman's Dirty Mind, to let everyone kno...

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Gracie Passette's curator insight, April 19, 2014 3:38 AM

An interview with the founder of the event ~ plus details on how to participate.

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#LiesToldByFemales Shows the Sexual Double Standard Lives On

#LiesToldByFemales Shows the Sexual Double Standard Lives On | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
A lot of #LiesToldByFemales are women claiming to adhere more closely to traditional gender roles than they actually do, to present themselves as more chaste and more submissive than they actually are.
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Survey participation: National Collaborative for Women's History Sites

Survey participation: National Collaborative for Women's History Sites | Sex Positive | Scoop.it

nterpreting Gender and Sexuality at Historic Sites


On a 2013 study trip to historic sites in and around Boston, hosted by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, participants were struck by the wide variety of ways they saw gender and sexuality interpreted--or in some cases, not interpreted at all. The trip prompted a number of interesting questions, which representatives from the Pew Center together with members and friends of the National Collaborative for Women's History Sites would now like to raise and discuss with other public historians. Toward that end, a session will explore these issues at the upcoming meeting of the National Council on Public History.


The questions to be considered there include: Where is the interpretation of gender and sexuality in 2013/2014? How do we move beyond the "just add women and stir" model of gender interpretation? How do we build on the progress made at a small number of historic sites now interpreting LGBT history? What is the future of gender and sexuality at historic sites?


Please take a moment to reflect on these questions, and help inform a larger discussion


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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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You *have* to read 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 | 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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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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Unfinished Conversations & On The Differences Between Sex & The Intimacy Of Companionship (Or, Robot Sex Vs Sex Workers)

Unfinished Conversations & On The Differences Between Sex & The Intimacy Of Companionship (Or, Robot Sex Vs Sex Workers) | Sex Positive | Scoop.it

Rubbing our parts in robotic electronics, no matter how supple, no matter how able to respond in terms of coos and ooohs, no matter what level of "special order" creation status to match our individual personalities and needs, will not satiate our hunger for real companionship.


Humans appear to have a very pronounced attachment to companionship, so much so that we are most driven by desire and longing. We want, crave, unconditional love and acceptance.


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Stanley Siegel, LCSW – Making Sex Positive Choices

Stanley Siegel, LCSW – Making Sex Positive Choices | Sex Positive | Scoop.it

Most of us, gay and straight alike, feel that having a life-long partner is preferable to going through life alone or with a series of affairs or short-term relationships. There is much in our culture that supports this notion, from the large number of tax benefits given to married couples, to the countless themes of Sunday morning church services. And while we idealize this idea in movies, television shows, novels and fairy tales, forging a successful long-term relationship is quite another story.


Statistics over the last few decades show that nearly half of all marriages end in divorce though the number has been decreasing slightly in recent years. Among the most commonly reported reasons are problems related to sex, especially the loss of intimacy and infidelity. Yet we still underestimate the importance of sex in our relationships, placing it low on the list of priorities. Collectively, we fail to appreciate sex as a spiritual and psychological affirmation of life.

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An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
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A Marketing Mix
Adventures in advertising and marketing - the contemporary, the historical, and the hysterical. http://deanna.dahlsad.com/
Antiques & Vintage Collectibles
Collecting old things; heirlooms and new to you things! Companion to http://www.inherited-values.com/
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.
Cultural History
The roots of culture; history and pre-history.
Dare To Be A Feminist
I do. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/hey-sister-can-you-spare-some-social-change/
For Art's Sake-1
Art, crafts, and the people who make them. To inspire and purchase. Companion to http://www.ululating-undulating-ungulate.com/
Herstory
History as this woman sees it. The serious, the kitsch, the opinionated. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/
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.
Kitsch
Mostly vintage and retro "badness" but you can decide how delicious it is. http://www.kitschy-kitschy-coo.com/blog/
Nerdy Needs
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/
Visiting The Past
Travel based on grande ideas, locations, and persons of the past.
Walking On Sunshine
Stuff that makes me smile.
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