It's Official: The Planned Parenthood Action Fund endorses Obama
And we’re done.
Thanks, everyone!! See you for Sex Week 2013!!!
Feminism and Female Submission by The Pleasure Chest
Post by former College Feminists and founder of the SexPositive blog, Lyzanne:
Sex-Positive BDSM is not an oxymoron.
As a feminist and sexual assault survivor, BDSM play seemed out of my realm. I didn’t want to be triggered, and I wasn’t sure how I could exactly put myself in a situation where I wasn’t in control of my body for any length of time. However, as I explored erotica and sex positive communities, I kept encountering arguments that claimed that BDSM was empowering, and had many feminist qualities to it.
In Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and A World Without Rape, edited by Jaclyn Friedman and Jessica Valenti, there is an essay about the fantasy of acceptable “non-consent”, and I absolutely devoured this essay and argument. I think of myself as a strong, independent, controlled, sex-positive girl. I also liked the idea of consensually surrendering this control and strength to someone that I trusted and had a comfortable sexual relationship with. After some discussion about why this was something I wanted to try, and after ensuring that my partner understood that enjoying my surrender wasn’t anti-feminist, we looked into BDSM 101 offered by Early 2 Bed.
In my current relationship, we consider ourselves to be very egalitarian, and so our dominant/submissive experiences are new territory. Even though I relinquish control and enjoy being controlled or punished, I know that if it ever crosses a line, it can come to an immediate halt with a safe word. I find that it’s a new way to express myself, to experience my pleasure, and to deepen my relationship with my partner. I still shy away from being the dominant in the BDSM situation, but I think it is something I will be curious to experience in the future.
BDSM is not for everyone, but not for the reasons that I initially thought. People who enjoy BDSM aren’t anti-feminist, just as they may not necessarily identify as feminists. They may not have been abused in the past, or they may have been. They may enjoy BDSM for all sorts of reasons, and my take is that if someone has thought about exactly what attracts them to BDSM, and they do it consensually, it is an awesome sex positive activity!
Lyzanne (WCAS ‘10)
This is a campaign that one of my student groups, SHAPE (Sexual Health and Assault Peer Educators) is working on. Check it out!
(Source: dearsexualviolence, via brute-reason)
This is a vibrator!!!! Who knew????
“In my quest to find unique and awesome vibrators (because honestly, those are my favorite kinds!) I recently got the chance from Babeland to try out the Bedroom Kandi Make Me Over…” (Keep reading via Nichole Reviews: Bedrooom Kandi Make Me Over « G.R.I.T.S. Reviews)
I don’t even want to know what would use that oh god
KYMdb - Rule 34
#ShitLadyMagazinesSay and conversely #ShitFeministsHate
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Northwestern Sex Week’s Speed Dating is happening Thursday!!!
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