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A Less Awful Sex Ed

Did you get sex ed in school? If so, you’re very lucky if was better than the usual scripts: Fourth or fifth grade: “Soon, you will start to grow hair in places. Your body will change in some ways. Do not be afraid. Here are some artfully-depicted naked grown-ups with[…]Read more

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Carry a Condom & Go To JailNYPD’s War On Sex Workers

Did you know that you can be arrested for carrying condoms in New York City? This outrageous fact comes courtesy of a Vice article about the NYPD’s criteria for identifying potential sex workers. In practice, not just anyone is targeted by the police for such arrests. But say you’re a[…]Read more

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Tristan Taormino on Feminist Porn

Last week, we highlighted Sinnamon Love’s contribution to the The Feminist Porn Book: The Politics of Producing Pleasure. Now there’s a great interview on Salon with the book’s editor Tristan Taormino, discussing her experiences in the porn industry and the ongoing debates within feminism about the potential for porn. It’s worth reading. Also, check out this excerpt from[…]Read more

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Time Capsule Videos for LGBTQ Youth

This is cool! You’ve probably seen plenty of It Gets Better videos and many versions of the Shit People Say meme. But today, we came across two viral videos on the web that make a great double bill of inspiration for LGBTQ youth. First up, young members of the Illinois Safe[…]Read more

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Fifty Shades of Pleasure

Have you heard about Fifty Shades of Grey? If not, welcome back from vacation! E.L. James’s amazingly popular erotic e-book has launched two sequels and announced the arrival of a new literary genre dubbed “mommyporn” due to its popularity with suburban mothers. The Fifty Shades trilogy follows a young woman named[…]Read more

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Q & A with Liz Canner, Director of Orgasm, Inc.

Starting tonight, Los Angeles and San Francisco audiences will have a chance to see the documentary Orgasm, Inc. The film has been described by ABC News as a “a serious, but sometimes comical look at the medicalization of women’s sexuality.” We were honored to discuss the movie with its director[…]Read more

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