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Mike Michaud: Yes, I am gay. ‘But why should it matter?’

Mike Michaud: Yes, I am gay. ‘But why should it matter?’ | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
When I entered the race for governor, I did so because I love the state of Maine and am tired of seeing it dragged in the wrong direction.

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Romance and the Problems with "By Women, For Women, About Women"

Romance and the Problems with "By Women, For Women, About Women" | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
Why describing romance novels as the only books by, for, and about women is problematic.

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The MPAA’s backwards logic: Sex is dangerous, sexism is fine

The MPAA’s backwards logic: Sex is dangerous, sexism is fine | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
If only the ratings agency looked as closely at gender bias as it does at consensual sex, it might do some good

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Germany Has an Official Third Gender

Germany Has an Official Third Gender | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
Children born with atypical sexual anatomy will now have their gender left blank instead of being categorized as male or female. To avoid this, parents may hastily opt for "normalizing" surgeries.

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Getting Over Shame Through Nude Photography

Getting Over Shame Through Nude Photography | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
Philip Werner helps men and women learn to love their own bodies.

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Visual assistance in addressing body image -- which, of course, helps with confidence in relationships and sexuality.

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The Best Thing About Those Vintage Madonna Nudes: The Bob Guccione Collection – Silent Porn Star

The Best Thing About Those Vintage Madonna Nudes: The Bob Guccione Collection – Silent Porn Star | Sex Positive | Scoop.it

By now, most of you may have heard about those nude photos of a young, 18 year old, Madonna taken by photographer Herman Kulkens.


These photos of Madonna, along with over 1000 other items, are part of the Bob Guccione Collection.

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For those who, like me, collect smut, a great piece on the Guccione Collection, the auction, and documentary (which airs on the 8th!) Does contain nudes, obviously; NWS.

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For those who, like me, collect smut, a great piece on the Guccione Collection, the auction, and documentary (which airs on the 8th!) Does contain nudes, obviously; NWS.

muhammad ziddane's curator insight, November 9, 2013 7:33 AM

sexy body

 

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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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Fired for doing porn: The new employment discrimination

Fired for doing porn: The new employment discrimination | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
Adult performers who get work elsewhere can be fired if their past comes out -- and there's no legal recourse

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Sex Toys and Body Size

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As a “plus sized”/fat lady, I have some unique needs when it comes to sex toys that my thinner peers don’t experience.  Often times I think that some of these issues/unique needs are very much ignored by the sex toy industry.

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Study on gender: Who counts as a man and who counts as a woman

Study on gender: Who counts as a man and who counts as a woman | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
ThinkProgress Study on gender: Who counts as a man and who counts as a woman Phys.Org Gender is no longer determined solely by biological factors, according to a new study by a Grand Valley State University researcher whose article, "Doing Gender,...

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A tough Wyoming cowboy who just happens to like blouses

A tough Wyoming cowboy who just happens to like blouses | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
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“ A tough Wyoming cowboy who just happens to like blouses
“ Sissy Goodwin isn’t gay; he’s been married for 45 years and has two adult children.
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Activist Spotlight: Deon Haywood on Justice and the Movement in New Orleans

Activist Spotlight: Deon Haywood on Justice and the Movement in New Orleans | Sex Positive | Scoop.it

In May of this year, I talked to Deon Haywood, Executive Director of Women With A Vision in New Orleans about her approach to organizing. WWAV scored a significant grassroots legal and political victory in the last year with the NO Justice campaign, which removed hundreds of cis and trans women from Louisiana’s registered felony sexual offender rolls. Deon is a longtime activist in the city of New Orleans, with a history of organizing low-income women of color around reproductive justice, harm reduction, and human rights.

 

...We are not all in the same boat. And if we keep playing like we are, we’re not really going to make the kind of change we’d like to see. Because the women I work with are never going to be able to jump into the sex workers’ rights movement. They don’t feel like that movement is for them.


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Everything you learned from Mister Rogers about how you treat other people—that’s how you treat other people when you’re fucking them, too.

Everything you learned from Mister Rogers about how you treat other people—that’s how you treat other people when you’re fucking them, too. | Sex Positive | Scoop.it

It’s simple stuff, mostly, and you don’t need some Sex Expert to dispense Sex Wisdom to know it: Be honest. Ask permission before touching things that aren’t yours. Be safe. Don’t bully or make fun of people. Don’t throw tantrums when you don’t get everything you want. Keep your promises. Use your words. Brush your teeth. Really, this is the whole foundation of my sexual ethics. It’s not Betty Dodson and it’s not Susie Bright. It’s Fred McFeely Rogers.

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If Guys are Coerced by Girls, Is It Still Sexual Abuse?

If Guys are Coerced by Girls, Is It Still Sexual Abuse? | Sex Positive | Scoop.it

A friend of mine was in a relationship about 2 years ago. He’s a guy. His girlfriend at the time pressured him into doing oral sex by saying that if he didn’t do it that meant he didn’t love her. Would that be sexual abuse? Because if a guy pressured a girl into giving him a blow job that would be considered sexual abuse and I’m just double-checking to see if that goes both ways.

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Study: Women Have Better Sex Lives After Getting Breast Implants ...

Study: Women Have Better Sex Lives After Getting Breast Implants ... | Sex Positive | Scoop.it

According to a recent study, women may enjoy a spicier sex life after they receive breast implants.

Although the study size was small, researchers found that women experienced a significant boost in their arousal and sexual satisfaction after they had the surgery.

However, researchers also found that women who were left with stretch marks after the procedure did not experience any improvement in their sex life.



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Laura Brown's curator insight, October 26, 2013 2:47 PM

Men who want to have sex with women for the size her boobs should just buy more pillows. Most women would like to be more than their cleavage - especially to a lover.

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I don't like to judge; but he may be doing it wrong if this is his stance

I don't like to judge; but he may be doing it wrong if this is his stance | Sex Positive | Scoop.it

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I did not see the word love in this quote.

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Choosing the Sexual Orientation of Children

Choosing the Sexual Orientation of Children | Sex Positive | Scoop.it

Imagine a prenatal test that, like the one for trisomy 21 (Down's syndrome), could show a predisposition to gayness.


...Sure, it ought to be the case that defending the rights of parents to use this technology doesn’t ultimately undermine queer rights, but it seems hard to believe that in practice it won’t lead to support of the idea that one ought to try not to have a gay child—just as in practice the prenatal test for trisomy 21 (Down's syndrome) has led to a general attitude (at least among the vast majority of my very “progressive” childbearing acquaintances) that one ought to try not to have a child with trisomy 21. I have a friend whose young son has trisomy 21. This friend was out and about with her son one day when another woman looked at her and her son and—recognizing that the son has Down's syndrome—scolded my friend with the question, “Didn’t you get the test?!” I can fully imagine a scenario where, 30 years from now, a woman tells a friend her son has come out as gay, only to have the friend respond, “Didn’t you get the test?!” Could we really imagine that offering such a test would have no negative impact on how an already-homophobic culture views people who are gay (and their parents, for that matter)? In that sense, can we really imagine that supporting parents’ right to choose against homosexuality supports the message that gay people are as good as straight people?


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The last paragraph of the article rather captures how I feel about this.

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We’ve been taught a woman’s body will cause men to sin.

We’ve been taught a woman’s body will cause men to sin. | Sex Positive | Scoop.it

We’re told that if a woman shows too much of her body men will do stupid things. Let’s be clear: A woman’s body is not dangerous to you. Her body will not cause you harm. It will not make you do stupid things. If you do stupid things, it is because you chose to do stupid things.


From How to See a Woman: A Conversation Between a Father and Son (via falldownlikefire)

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LOOK: Grandfather Writes AMAZING Letter To Daughter After She Kicks Out Gay Grandson

LOOK: Grandfather Writes AMAZING Letter To Daughter After She Kicks Out Gay Grandson | Sex Positive | Scoop.it
This man may deserve to win "Grandfather Of The Year." In this incredible letter, a grandfather passionately addresses his daughter's decision to kick her gay son out of the house after he decided to come out of the closet.
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Nothing About Us Without Us

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On Sept. 23, 2013, a group of 33 bisexual activists met with federal officials at the White House's East Wing for a closed-door bisexual roundtable. The group represented every major bisexual organization in the U.S.

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I love Tina Fey, but apparently she’s anti-sex worker

I love Tina Fey, but apparently she’s anti-sex worker.
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Kevin Rudd smashes a pastor’s views on marriage equality in Q&A session

Kevin Rudd smashes a pastor’s views on marriage equality in Q&A session | Sex Positive | Scoop.it

"If you think homosexuality is an unnatural condition, I cannot agree with you."

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Goldfrapp unveils must-watch short film exploring gender identity

Goldfrapp unveils must-watch short film exploring gender identity | Sex Positive | Scoop.it

British band is getting ready to release their sixth studio album Tales Of Us (Goldfrapp unveils short film exploring gender identity http://t.co/000SVXN7ct)...


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Rape jokes are not jokes.

Rape jokes are not jokes. | Sex Positive | Scoop.it

Woman-hating jokes are not jokes. These guys are telling you what they think. When you laugh along to get their approval, you give them yours.


Thomas Millar, Meet the Predators. 

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Laura Brown's comment, September 17, 2013 9:09 PM
Most jokes are bashing someone. It's pretty rare to find someone who is truly just funny. Either they are bashing some group of people: fat people, short people, women, etc or they are putting themselves down in an attempt to get people to laugh with them but not at them.
Curated by Deanna Dahlsad
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.