Despite so much progress, we are still pressured to set standards for ourselves that engender shame. We give others grace, we love to see them empowered, but hold ourselves to different standards. Can we unlearn this and disentangle our self-perceived worth from our “body count”?Read More
Sex is everywhere. It’s in the music we listen to, the books we read, the shows we binge and the movies we watch. But when it comes to being accurately portrayed, understood and celebrated, sexuality in the media still has a long way to go.Read More
Had it not been for poorly-structured sex education classes in high school, I wouldn’t have been so upset with myself when I found out I had chlamydia my second year of college.Read More
Maybe this means women really are witches… and I’m not mad about that.Read More
Encouraging sex education in schooling is not encouraging adolescent sex. It ensures a comprehensive understanding of the role sex plays in our lives and helps prepare teenagers for healthy relationships with themselves and their partners.Read More
I knew immediately what had just happened. I felt ashamed because I had been fooled over and over and over again. All this time I thought I was finding gold, it was only bits of tin foil.Read More
We go on these platforms like Warcraft to escape from the awfulness of society and have some fun. I shouldn’t have to pretend to be a man just to feel safe on a moderated public server. I shouldn’t have to be a man just to receive an appropriate amount of respect or to validate the worth of my romantic relationships to others.Read More
Birth control does prevent pregnancy in women who aren’t ready to have children, but it does so much more. Among preventing certain types of cancer, birth control clears acne, regulates periods in women with irregular periods or hormone imbalances, help with disorders surrounding a girls’ period, and lessen the severity of periods.Read More
“The Poetic Ramblings of an Aquarius” is an illuminating, honest, and heart wrenching collection of short poems by Dakota Divinity.Read More
Sharpened with visceral anatomical and religious imagery, Lovelace’s poems brim with the power to pull at readers both physically and emotionally--an ability which mirrors the emotions and physicality of mothering that leaves readers to contend with the implications of these traumas.
What does it mean that we repeatedly see sexually enlightened women in media depictions facing repercussions for their actions? And what are the implications of this single narrative?
Despite making up over half the demographic of the LGBT+ community, bisexual representation in the media is sorely lacking. When it does occur -- if it does occur -- it’s rarely positive or impactful.Read More
A study published in The Journal of Sex Research surveyed 1,040 people in regards to their kinky preferences. From those, 45.6% reported would like more kink in their lives, while 33.9% claimed to have partaken in a kinky act. If this were macro-scaled, that would be almost half the population.Read More
While sexual liberation is certainly a constructive outcome of contemporary feminism, it has also left a large fault line. A grey area not only exists within our culture but persists. As Traister underscores, in our society, “outside of sexual assault, there is little critique of sex.Read More