Queer Musings: REBLOG IF YOU ARE A QUEER FEMME OR... →
pinebark: delisubthefemmecub: laborreguita: femmesandfamily: I want to follow you! eh, i don’t really identify very strongly as femme as some people do. i wish there was a term for people in-between butch and femme. i don’t really feel like boi is my word, but maybe with that…
The only way to battle shame is with pride; we have to be proud of the choices...– Full Frontal Feminism by Jessica Valenti (via goforthandagitate)
Resources for Male Survivors
letstalkaboutrape: I posted last week asking people if they knew of some good resources for male victims of sexual assault. Here is the list people came up with: www.malesurvivor.org www.violenceunsilenced.com www.rainn.org www.pandys.org www.1in6.org www.soulspeakout.org Thanks everyone!
Study on Bisexual Men
A new study, done in part by the extraordinarily controversial John Michael Bailey from Northwestern University, was just released that confirms that men who self-identify as bisexual are actually physically aroused by both men and women. I am excited that the results of this study support the identity of bisexual men, since it’s a common assumption in biphobia to think that it’s just...
The clitoris is pure in purpose. It is the only organ in the body designed...– Natalie Angier, Woman: An Intimate Geography (via dr-clear-heels)
Sexual love is the most stupendous fact of the universe, and the most magical...– Amy Lowell, an American poet that was rumored to be a lesbian.
And if you put as your Facebook status “I totally raped at Halo today” for your...– An Addendum, On Rape Jokes | No, Seriously, What About Teh Menz? (via lookoutsideyourself)
Sex Positive Essentials: CERTS Model
The CERTS Model is the belief that sexual relationship should meet five unique conditions. These are Consent, Equality, Respect, Trust and Safety. CONSENT means you can freely and comfortably choose whether or not to engage in sexual activity. This means you are conscious, informed, and able to stop the activity at any time during the sexual contact. EQUALITY means your sense of personal...
Sex Negativity on Religious University Campuses
A news article on a religious university’s decision to segregate student housing by gender caught my attention for a different reason. For a university that condemns any and all sexual acts, including masturbation, the decision to separate students may lead to an even greater likelihood of sexual assault between students. On a campus where masturbation and gang rape are outlawed in the...
You can be pansexual, try-sexual, all-sexual, ass-sexual, dick-sexual,...– (via thecelestialchild)
Sensory Cortex Study on Female Sexual Pleasure
A brain scan study has revealed interesting data on how genital and nipple stimulation affect the sensory cortex in the female brain. The precise locations that correspond to the vagina, cervix and female nipples on the brain’s sensory cortex have been mapped for the first time, proving that vaginal stimulation activates different brain regions to stimulation of the clitoris. The study...
Seriously, what the fuck is “non-consensual sex?” There is no such thing. Sex...– Jos, a contributing writer from Feministing.com. See the full article on the media’s use of “non consensual sex” here: http://feministing.com/2011/07/27/what-the-hell-is-non-consensual-sex/
I love butch girls. Girls with slick, shiny, barbershop haircuts, trimmed so...– Tristan Taormino (via blueskyes115)
What does virginity mean to a queer person, who may never have vaginal...– Virginity: Ditch It (sexposgrrrl)
"I was raped." →
One of the most moving stories that embodies the personal conflict of many survivors between placing blame on themselves and coming to terms with the idea of defining their assault as rape. Heartfelt, honest, and with a hard critique of victim-blaming and rape culture.