Despite all the societal and cultural advances women have made over the past century, female sexuality is often still viewed as somehow threatening and dangerous. This perception is not lost on children and young adults, and its ramifications are apparent in the sexual bullying that pervades middle schools and high schools. The fact that the […]
What kind of company markets itself with the line “Sex is Fun… Infection Isn’t?” That would be us, JustGetTested™. JustGetTested is a company created to offer fast, reliable, confidential and affordable STD testing. And we do it online. (We know: “Online blood testing?” More about that later.) Another part of what we do is to […]
This April marks a special anniversary of the International Ms Bootblack Contest and as part of the celebration we are creating a documentary about bootblacking, women bootblacks and the IMsBB Contest. The “High Shine: 15 Years of International Ms Bootblack” Kickstarter is down to an hourly countdown–it ends ***8:59pm SATURDAY (PST)*** Every dollar counts…all additional […]
Kelsey Obsession Some sex workers say, “Its just a job.” But if I wanted “just a job” I’d go sit at a desk for 40 hours a week. To me, sex work is a lifestyle. Because in this business the most important asset I have is, well, me. My sexuality. My self. I’m in sex […]
This is is an excerpt from ‘The S&M Feminist: Best Of Clarisse Thorn’ You can buy The S&M Feminist for Amazon Kindle here or other ebook formats here or in paperback here. I often say that all consensual sexuality is okay. Open relationships? S&M? Same-sex partnerships? One-night stands? Porn? I could care less how people […]
By Kat Stamoulis
This year the 2011 Alternatives Sexualities Conference was held in Washington, DC, having moved from its previous homes in Chicago and San Francisco. I was in attendance at the conference, hosted by CARAS, not as a researcher or a clinician in the field, but as an undergraduate student with a passion for human sexuality as well as an active member of the kink scene.
How I Became a Sex Educator without Really Meaning To
By Robin Mandell
Looking back, it seems that I was always destined to become a sex educator. If my interest in sex wasn’t enough of an indication, my passion for social justice and equal access for all people should have given me a clue. I remember, as a high school student, being baffled by homophobia. It just didn’t make sense!
By Clare Jacky
I often tell people that the majority of my job is the “unsexy stuff.” Most days are spent with bookkeeping, inventory management, event planning meetings, and a constant stream of paperwork. I spend a lot more time brainstorming about our point of sale system than erotic fantasies.
By Mike Skiff
“Kink Crusaders” is the story of the world’s oldest Kink/Fetish competition – the International Mr. Leather contest. And as Mistress Eve says: “It’s not just for ‘white gay males’ anymore…And I like that!” IML has grown from a beauty pageant in 1979