Tumblr’s adult content ban means the death of unique blogs that explore sexuality

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Creators and readers alike don’t believe there’s another website like Tumblr By Shannon Liao Tumblr recently announced that it would ban all adult content from its platform and said any user who was hurt by the decision could simply migrate to another site. But creators and readers alike don’t believe there’s another website that fosters …

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Disabled people must be able to express our sexual needs. Our health depends on it

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By Samantha Renke Sex. We all know what it is — and when most of us think of it we think of pleasure, love, passion and mostly a darn good time. However for some, sex can have a huge impact on their entire lives, affecting their wellbeing, confidence, self worth and sense of belonging. Early …

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Fake Orgasms, They’re Not That Bad After All

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By Lux Alptraum A short walk from my home on the Lower East Side of Manhattan lies Katz’s Delicatessen, one of the neighborhood’s biggest tourist attractions. It’s possible you’ve heard of Katz’s because of its famous pastrami sandwiches. But it’s equally likely you know it for reasons completely unrelated to its food: Katz’s is the …

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5 Blindfolded Sex Positions That’ll Heighten Every Sense

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Blindfolds are really an excuse to just sit back and enjoy the ride. Blindfolds are like the duct tape of sex—they’re multi-purpose. They can help you be super present and lessen your inhibitions while also making everything seem a little edgier. Caveat though: the first time being blindfolded is scary. If you’re the blindfolder, be …

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For the Best Sex of Your Life—Ask Old People

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Not only is senior sex better than younger sex, reveals sex expert Joan Price, but millennials could actually master a more fulfilling iteration of lovemaking from their elders—one that’s based on extended arousal and less pressure to perform. By Isabelle Kohn Most of us are scared to get old, anxious that silver hair, crinkly eyes …

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What the Bears Can Teach Goldilocks

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By Frank Strona “Bear Culture” — a supportive, global community of mostly large, mostly hairy gay men — has evolved and thrived through ideas of inclusion, diversity, self-acceptance and self-expression. Health advocate, diversity specialist and “Daddy Bear” Frank Strona explains what Bear Culture gets right as lessons for Goldilocks and the rest of mainstream society …

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The Puberty Book Embraced by Preteens, Parents, and Sex Educators Alike

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Since its publication 20 years ago, The Care and Keeping of You has taught young girls about their bodies in a uniquely forthright and approachable way. by Allison Pohle I first learned about periods from a cartoon. Just before I started middle school, my mom handed me a large white book with three cartoon girls …

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Sex, technology and disability – it’s complicated

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By Phillippa Carnemolla People living with disability are largely excluded from conversations about sexuality, and face overlapping barriers to sexual expression that are both social and physical. Media portrayals of sexuality often focus on a visual and verbal vocabulary that is young, white, cisgender, heterosexual and … not disabled. My research into inclusive design explores …

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