How Bleeding Has Been Stained

 Posted by on January 8, 2014
Jan 082014
How Bleeding Has Been Stained

by Deirdre O’Donnell

Between Lil’ Wayne’s rap about being “a venereal disease, like a menstrual bleed,” Jonah Hill’s about-to-vomit freak out (in the scene from Superbad) when a girl gets menstrual blood on his pant leg while dancing with him, and the fact that boys and girls are still separated for “the talks” in health class around fourth grade

Dec 252013
How I Got Over My Fear of Male Intimacy (At A Talk About Female Masturbation)

At Burning Man this year, I went to a workshop called “What Is Tantric Sexual Healing And Is It For You?”  It was a Q&A discussion, with a panel consisting of two male healers, and a husband and wife who practiced as a pair. The husband told a story about a woman who had been […]

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Dec 132013
If I come out about my alternative lifestyle, can I lose my job?

by Aimee Bouchard

There are many ways to “come out.” Whether you transgender, bisexual, lesbian or gay, polyamorous, kinky, etc, there may come a time when you find it necessary to be more open about the fact that your lifestyle may not fit society’s norms.

“That” Question

 Posted by on December 5, 2013
Dec 052013
"That" Question

by Princess Kali

“So, what did you say you do for a living?”

That question, no matter how many times I’ve heard it, always makes my heart skip a beat. It is not a simple question to answer and only opens up a torrent of other questions inside my head, which causes me to pause. And the pause rarely goes unnoticed. Who doesn’t know how to explain what they do for a living?

Oct 122013
Discovering the Freedom and Flexibility to be Your Freaky Self

by Leah Shapiro

In the early stages of our relationship, my lover and I decided to have a few mentoring sessions at the Kink Academy. We’re both kinky, and we wanted to learn how to bring our kinks into our relationship in a satisfying & fun way.

Sep 302013
Gender and Sexual Violence: The Disparaging Relationship

*Trigger Warning: Sexual Violence* I just started college a couple of weeks ago and already there has been a rape and a sexual assault reported to the police from our campus. Considering that only a very small percentage of sexual assaults are even reported to the police, it’s sickening to imagine what the actual number […]

A Tribute to Jeff Gord

 Posted by on September 24, 2013
Sep 242013
A Tribute to Jeff Gord

“On the evening of September 3rd, 2013 we lost a master, a hero, and a true artist in every sense of the word. His lover Femcar was with him till the very end, although not by his side. She was in her proper place, on her knees naked, below his desk.” These words shocked the […]

Sep 102013
Paperwork Protection for Alternative Relationships

by Aimee Bouchard

Not everyone has the opportunity, or even the desire, to get married. This is especially true for those of us who may practice an alternative style of relationship. However, there are a few simple documents that can help create a legally binding tie to your partners and help protect you and your loved ones in an emergency. It is never too early to start planning for the future.

For Prospective Parents

 Posted by on September 8, 2013
Sep 082013
For Prospective Parents

By Richard Wagner
Dr Dick, my husband and I have been arguing about circumcising our son since we learned we were pregnant with a boy. It is really putting a real strain on our marriage. He is not circumcised and he wants the same for our son. But the men in my family are all circumcised; and I was taught it was a serious matter of health and hygiene. Would you mind weighing in on this? The birth of our son should be a time for celebration not conflict.

5 Myths About Gender

 Posted by on August 28, 2013
Aug 282013
5 Myths About Gender

Gender is one of the most powerful social forces in our lives- it shapes not only our view of the world, but also the view of ourselves. Whether we are assigned to be a man or woman at birth affects the lens through which we perceive, learn, negotiate and understand society. Unfortunately there are a […]