Tagged with sex

FPA in De Living Room (December 6, 2015)

FPA in De Living Room (December 6, 2015)

For teenagers and young adults, obtaining contraception and being educated about its usage can be difficult. There is often stigma around talking about sex and being sexually active. Some may be embarrassed, some may be fearful, either of their parents or their partners finding out that they are using contraception, especially in the case of … Continue reading

The Sexualization of Willow Smith

Originally posted on The Belle Jar:
We need to talk for a hot second about the sexualization of young girls. Specifically, we need to talk about the sexualization of Willow Smith by the media. In case you’ve somehow missed the whole hullaballoo, the picture below of thirteen year old Willow and twenty year old actor Moises Arias was recently posted…

My 3 C’s of Sexual Communication

I’ve been reading up on sexuality a lot recently.  Currently I’m reading The Ethical Slut (which I really like by the way) and the authors talk a lot about communication as part of living a pleasure-filled life. So I started thinking about communication and I came up with 3 C’s that I would want any … Continue reading

A Testimonial about Street Harassment

Originally posted on happyparadox:
It happens all the time. You don’t have to be a beautiful, voluptuous woman to have a douchebag gawk at you from across the street or be followed and constantly worry about strange men clicking pictures. Being a woman will do. Walking alone is a mini adventure of its own. Yesterday was a…

We’re all sex workers, aren’t we?

We’re all sex workers, aren’t we?

“I have sex, just like you.  I just have it for money.  You don’t do that?  Really?  So how did you get that Blackberry?  That fancy car?  Or that fancy dinner I heard you talking about last night?” This is an imaginary conversation that came out of a session that was held during a media … Continue reading

Don’t talk bout me so!

Don’t talk bout me so!

How would you feel if every time the media spoke about people in your community, they used words like “victims”, “contaminated” and “sufferers”?   Wouldn’t you then hesitate to tell people that you were part of that community, even if you knew that this could be potentially hazardous to those you come into contact with? … Continue reading

Sex-Positive

I felt oddly liberated this weekend.  I sat in a room of media personnel and advocates for minority communities such as LGBT people, sex workers and persons infected with HIV and AIDS.  What struck me, in addition to the fact that these people were willing to put their faces out there on behalf of these … Continue reading