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Pup Play Study Needs Participants

Hello, my name is Daniel Garrett and I am a Clinical Psychology Doctoral Student at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California. I am seeking participants for my dissertation entitled, “Grounded Theory Study of Gay and
Bisexual Men in the Pup Play Community”. The purpose of this study is to explore the experiences and motivations of gay and bisexual who engage in pup play and the pup play community.

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Book Review: On Blossoming by Gia Lynne

On Blossoming: Frank and Practical Advice on Our Bodies, Sexual Health, Sensuality, Pleasure, Orgasm, and More by Gia Lynne, is a book that includes true stories from the author’s life, and her perspective on how her experiences On Blossoming book covermight inform others looking to deliberately engage with and communicate about bodily pleasure.

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Insight into the Male Escort Industry and Its Clientele

by Simon Benn, Gentlemen4Hire.com

The male escort industry is burgeoning around the world. Recent research has shown that the increase in business is not mainly due to the traditional use of male escorts by male clients. Instead, over half of all clients of male escorts are now heterosexual women,

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Happy Volunteer Week!

I would like to thank all of the amazing volunteers that keep Center for Positive Sexuality running and succeeding!

Many of you probably don’t know that this organization is completely run by volunteers, from Board Members, to Educators, Researchers, Interns, and Administrative staff. We have over 70 volunteers on our active list at any given time.

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Input Needed from Mental Health Professionals

As helping professionals, mental health workers have an ethical and a professional responsibility to provide culturally sensitive care to our clients. Sensitive care is especially crucial for individuals who are underserved and misunderstood in society, such as those involved in kink and fetish. When some find their way to mental health professionals for help,

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New issue of JPS now available!

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Check out the three new articles now posted from Journal of Positive Sexuality. First, the editors provide an overview of the last four years of publication, including metrics showing the reach of this unique publication. Revised submission guidelines are also provided.

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Queer Lens in Focus Art Exhibit, Los Angeles

ArtShare-QueerLensInFocus is a arts-based, photovoice research project centering the voices of 14 LGBTQ + displaced people who use photography to share their lived experience, focusing on concepts of home, identity, hopes and dreams, challenges and fears, and perspectives of the refugee crisis.

We curated an exhibit of their work at the Athens Museum of Queer Art (AMOQA) in Greece last spring and plan to hold an exhibit at Art Share Gallery in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday,

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Pegging Study Looking for Interview Participants

Ph.D student at Louisiana State University is conducting an academic study on pegging. This study has IRB approval. Seeking adults 18+ to participants who engage in pegging, and would like to be interviewed. Please contact lcoto1@lsu.edu with the subject “pegging study”.

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Why Mental Health Practice Guidelines are Crucial for Working with Kink, BDSM, & Fetish

As helping professionals, mental health workers have an ethical and a professional responsibility to provide culturally sensitive care to our clients. Sensitive care is especially crucial for individuals who are underserved and misunderstood in society, such as those involved in kink and fetish. When some find their way to mental health
professionals for help,

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World Day of Social Justice

2019 theme: If You Want Peace & Development, Work for Social Justice

This is directly from the United Nations website. On this day we recognize that the only way for there to be peace and equity is for everyone to be treated with respect and dignity. The United Nations recognizes that social justice can only be achieved through removing the barriers created by the social constructs around sex,

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