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Sex-Ed For Graybeards

Sex-Ed For Graybeards | Sex Positive | Scoop.it

The truth is slowly dawning on American women that those dear men, perhaps husbands, fathers, or grandfathers, are demonstrating a lack in their education, specifically in their sex-ed, whether it was taught to them by their own fathers, older brothers, or the big boys who stood out on the street corners of their home towns. The poor fellows simply don't know any better! However, they are more than happy to display their ignorance at every opportunity. All one has to do is to stick a microphone in their faces and start asking them questions about some of the foremost debates of the day.

Thus, this old lady, being immune to the fear of death and too jaded to worry about any retaliation, will undertake the task of informing them of those lessons they missed. First, they are not to blame. Traditionally, the sex education of boys has fallen to either fathers or gym coaches -- most of whom suffered from the same ignorance of the subject or were too embarrassed to discuss the topic with the wide-open and expectant faces of the pubescent boys who were so eager to learn. I'm not talking about the "how-to" of the subect. That comes naturally and few boys require any assistance in mastering it.

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The Two Faces of Bisexual OKCupid

The Two Faces of Bisexual OKCupid | Sex Positive | Scoop.it

There are no bisexual women on OKCupid. There are thousands of bisexual women on OKCupid. If you find that contradictory, well, welcome to the paradoxical world of bisexual OKCupid


... I rarely see the gender binary discussed by gay people on OKCupid, and certainly never by straight people—even though, of course, the concepts of homosexuality and heterosexuality imply a gender binary as well. Gay people and straight people simply don’t seem to worry that their sexual orientation is inherently offensive to the people they’d like to date.

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Miley Cyrus tells Paper Magazine her gender identity and sexuality is fluid

Miley Cyrus tells Paper Magazine her gender identity and sexuality is fluid | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
"I don't relate to being boy or girl, and I don't have to have my partner relate to boy or girl."

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Spotlight: Lesbian and Gay Pulps

Spotlight: Lesbian and Gay Pulps | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
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“Spotlight: Lesbian and Gay Pulps
This weekend (June 5-7), Milwaukee Pride Fest kicked off Milwaukee’s world-famous Summer World Festival season. This gives us an opportunity to showcase...
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FDA Releases New Guidelines on Blood Donations From Gay Men

FDA Releases New Guidelines on Blood Donations From Gay Men | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
The FDA released draft guidelines Tuesday that would change the rules preventing men who have sex with men from donating blood regardless of their sexual histories.
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7 Rad Queer Women Characters of Black and White Cinema

7 Rad Queer Women Characters of Black and White Cinema | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
There aren't a ton of queer women in classic cinema, but the ones we do have are pretty amazing.

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On Laverne Cox’s Nude Photo Spread & Meghan Murphy’s Transphobia

On Laverne Cox’s Nude Photo Spread & Meghan Murphy’s Transphobia | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
Laverne Cox graced Allure’s annual “Nudes” issue with a picture that is so honest in its emotion and raw in its beauty I damn near cried looking at it. She admits her insecurities and ultimately decided to shrug them off and have the mac ‘n’ cheese she was craving the night before the shoot. That’s some role model shit right there. Unless you’re Feminist Current founder Meghan Murphy, who says to her neighbors south of the border (she’s Canadian): “What the fuck are you trying to sell us, America?” She mocks Cox’s insecurities and the idea of “radical self-acceptance” by gasping at her ability to indulge in comfort food and still love herself. Murphy telling Cox to put her clothes back on because she’s uncomfortable around the flawlessness that is Cox’s naked form isn’t an expression of her disdain for catering to the “male gaze.” Murphy is scolding a grown woman who made a choice for herself because: “Seeing a black transgender woman embracing and loving everything about herself might
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The Dutch central bank fires an inspector who failed to report her part-time job

The Dutch central bank fires an inspector who failed to report her part-time job | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
THE stock market was invented in 1602 in central Amsterdam, when traders gathered on the New Bridge for the then-disreputable purpose of speculating in shares of the East India Company. Today the New Bridge marks the entrance to Amsterdam’s Red Light District, an area dominated by other trades long considered disreputable but which the city’s liberal government has tried to bring above-board. But even in Amsterdam, sex work has not shed its stigma, as a former supervisor at the Dutch Central Bank (DNB) discovered last year. The Dutch magazine Quote reported this week that the woman was fired last autumn for having secretly moonlighted for years as a self-employed sex worker, out of an address in the heart of the Red Light District.

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Caught between porn and a hard place

Caught between porn and a hard place | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
In short order, the Internet would foreclose this phase of personal discovery. I would find my own strange tastes overwritten by the rules, expectations, and sad clichés of pornography. - See more at: http://kernelmag.dailydot.com/issue-sections/features-issue-sections/12313/how-to-quit-porn/?__scoop_post=4040218947&__scoop_topic=1300273#__scoop_post=4040218947&__scoop_topic=1300273
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In short order, the Internet would foreclose this phase of personal discovery. I would find my own strange tastes overwritten by the rules, expectations, and sad clichés of pornography.

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A conversation with Louise Bourgeois

A conversation with Louise Bourgeois | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
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“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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"A Strange Symphony Of Digital Escorts"

"A Strange Symphony Of Digital Escorts" | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
Sex tech made the news again, this time it was MTV spouting off on the "evolution" of sex. I say "spouting off" because while columnist Tess Barker may be clever & know her tech, I'm not sure i...

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Cult of the Spankers: the X-rated artists who turned Times Square into smut central

Cult of the Spankers: the X-rated artists who turned Times Square into smut central | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
US authorities tried to ban them, but a gang of artists, models and writers made a living from dirty books sold under-the-counter in 1950s New York. Enter a world of Raw Dames and superheroes
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Intimate Photos of the D.C. Underground Drag Scene

Intimate Photos of the D.C. Underground Drag Scene | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
In Ryan Florig’s photo series Tuck, the artist takes us behind the scenes of the D.C. underground drag scene, where the wigs come off. First spotted on Juxtapoz, Florig hopes to change the public’s...
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Trio of gay men get married in 'world first' three-way wedding

Trio of gay men get married in 'world first' three-way wedding | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
Joke, Bell and Art tied the knot on Valentine's Day.
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7 Strange Realities of BDSM '50 Shades of Grey' Leaves Out

7 Strange Realities of BDSM '50 Shades of Grey' Leaves Out | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
We sat down with Julie Fennell a member of the BDSM community who is also a sociologist and associate professor at Gallaudet University. This is what we learned.
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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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Woman Gets Off At 'Fifty Shades' Screening, Is a Heroine

Woman Gets Off At 'Fifty Shades' Screening, Is a Heroine | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
A woman was caught masturbating during a 'Fifty Shades of Grey' screening at a theater in the northwestern state of Sinaloa in Mexico, according to the New York Daily News.
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The Truth & Nothing But The Truth About Online Dating

The Truth & Nothing But The Truth About Online Dating | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
When it comes to online dating, both men and women are accused of lying ~ about everything from how they look, to their relationship status. Since dating can be emotional and stressful all by itsel...

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This Burlesque Movie by the 'Reefer Madness' Director Is Totally Nuts

This Burlesque Movie by the 'Reefer Madness' Director Is Totally Nuts | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
an abridgment of a 1938 exploitation film "Sex Madness" and a few words on the burlesque revival.

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Men And Women May Be Wired To View Cheating Differently

Men And Women May Be Wired To View Cheating Differently | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
The idea that men are from Mars and women are from Venus may feel outdated or even downright sexist, but a recent study suggests that there may be some truth to that notion -- at least when it comes to the way men and women tend to view cheating.

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You Give Men A Bad Name

You Give Men A Bad Name | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
We talk about pubic hair from time to time here at SK, but I think the best discussion of the subject just might be this one where Dr. Debby Herbenick (Ph.D., M.P.H.) responds to a male who not onl...
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Read for the sex ed & body image info; mock for the stupid male actions.

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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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How to Attract Women as a Crossdressing Man

How to Attract Women as a Crossdressing Man | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
Note: These are my opinions and thoughts as a straight woman who has talked to men who like to wear women's clothes sometimes. I'm sharing this to help any
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Study: Gay men earn less than straight men, but lesbians are paid more

Study: Gay men earn less than straight men, but lesbians are paid more | Sex Positive | Scoop.it

Sexual orientation seems to affect earning prospects and job satisfaction, a study shows.


Research by Nick Drydakis at Anglia Ruskin University found gay men on average earn 9% less compared to heterosexual men.


However, lesbians on average earn 12% more compared to heterosexual women.


Even in countries in the EU, Australia, Canada and the US, which have the strongest anti-discrimination laws, gay and lesbian people experienced more obstacles in getting a job, earning bias and harassment than their counterparts.


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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 Tormorrow
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.
You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important
Links to (many of) my columns and articles.