When people typically hear about South By Southwest, they instantly think music festival. Which it is, certainly- there’s a massive week-long orgy of musical madness in Austin. But before that, there’s also SXSW Interactive, Film, and Education, three areas that have been seeing the slow but steady increase of panel proposals around the intersection of
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I was on Facebook, wasting time, when I came across a link to a post called “Top Ten Strangest Sexual Fetishes“. There’s tons of these lists out there, and frankly, I haven’t seen one that hasn’t been shaming people in one way or another: “I guess that I can see a teddy bear’s resemblance to a vagina.
Today, my grandmother found out about my sex work. It was an intense moment of tears and slut shaming and family betrayal. I wanted to explain a little more fully about what happened and what the impact was, because I want to process it and figure out my own healing, and because I want other
Introduction: Safe/Ward is getting to be rather a massive project, with a lot of posts, so if you’re so inclined, please check out the other posts in the series: -I Never Called it Rape -I Wish I Could Use a Safeword on Rape Culture -A What You Can Do Guide for Community Members -A What
Hot on the tail of my last post about perverts and privilege comes a post on Salon about TheDirty, a website that gives legal names as part of their (mostly female) shaming process, and IsAnyoneUp, which goes a step further and links facebook pages for personalized harassment (oh, but are supposedly equal opportunity, as they
So I’ve been aware for a while about how many kink scenes, and specifically the SF area, while declaring themselves to be sex positive, absolutely resent being told that their party themes reflect their privilege. This might possibly be related to why these spaces are almost exclusively white, middle class, and often, cisgendered and straight.
This weekend is December 17th, the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. It’s an event that’s incredibly close to my heart, and one that I try to participate in every year one way or another. It’s terrifying, the way that sex workers are treated, here in the US and across the globe. Moving from the
I woke up this morning feeling a little under the weather. Burned out, you might say, on holiday events, balancing a new job with the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, which I’m stage managing. As much as I love doing a lot, and volunteering for things, sometimes I bite off more than
You know that phrase “sex is like pizza, even bad pizza is pizza”? It’s not true. Sorry. Or if you think it is, you need to remember that sometimes pizza gives you food poisoning. It can, in fact, be pretty bad. Bad sex is a real thing that exists- and sometimes it’s just a chemistry
This may turn out to be smuttier than my usual reviews, but it was a really good time, so bear with me. As you may know, I went to Massachusetts for two weeks to visit my family and my dear boy. Excited to introduce him to a new interesting toy, I pulled out the Lyla from LELO.