With an onslaught of books, articles, and websites dealing with non-monogamy and poly relationships, more people seem to be giving “alternate relationship structures” a try. Books, such as Opening Up and Sex at Dawn, have helped individuals that felt trapped and alienated by societal expectations of monogamy to consider options beyond one-on-one coupledom. A variety […]
By DNGG Give the people a voice and they will tell their stories. Cultural Studies scholars have long argued the political and social importance of minority and oppressed groups to be heard. Recent years have seen an uptick in news stories, blogs, and social media campaigns highlighting “voices” from the fringes (queers, the homeless, the […]
The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF) is currently promoting a program called “Consent Counts.” Numerous classes on negotiation, boundaries, and safety practices are taught each year at kink events around the globe.
Unraveling My Own Personal Identity Crisis
I am having an identity crisis….there I’ve said it. Recently, there’s been a lot going on in my life; there’s my academic obligations, some growing kink commitments, and now a foray into the world of sex work.
If you want to know what’s important to a culture, check out the institutions that form their cultural and national identity. Look to their museums, monuments, archives, and educational centers for clues. Search out the places and products that claim to enshrine the nation’s collective memories and you will discover what that society places value on.
Seeing Past the Sex to the Education: A Manifesto on Why We Need Good Sex Education
Periodically a controversy arises in the world of education about what is and isn’t suitable to teach our youth and young adults. Religious groups, parent organizations, businesses, academics and politicians have all taken turns weighing in on a variety of issues of ranging from drug education to the merits of teaching intelligent design in science courses.