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#MythMonday: Bisexuality Isn’t Real

MYTH: Bisexuality isn’t real: people are either just straight and experimenting, or actually just gay or lesbian.

Whew! Talk about erasure!

This myth about bisexuality may sound archaic, but it’s a stigma that still persists in public discourse today. Did you know that only 12% of bisexual men have come out,

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#MythMonday: Orgasm Should Be the Goal

Masturbation month is still going (or coming, if you will) and this week we’re going to debunk the myth of goal-oriented masturbation. Goal-oriented masturbation is the notion that pleasure should result in climax. This idea can put immense pressure on you to get there and get off,

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#MythMonday: Masturbation Month Meets Mental Health Awareness Month

May is not only International Masturbation Month, but also Mental Health Awareness Month! On this Myth Monday, we are acknowledging the two events by busting the myth that masturbating causes a decrease in sex drive. A huge misconception regarding masturbation is that regular self-pleasure can cause sexual “dysfunction” or inability to orgasm while engaging in sexual play with partners.

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#MasturbationMonth: “Forced” Masturbation

This week instead of directly busting a myth we are looking to explore the topic of forced masturbation since it is still Masturbation Month.

A popular practice in the BDSM community, forced masturbation involves play in which a Dominant forces* the submissive to masturbate in front of them.

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#MythMonday: Only Single People Masturbate

Happy International Masturbation Month!

May is International Masturbation Month, celebrating all forms of sexual self-gratification. It all started 25 years ago when the founders of the San Francisco-based sex shop “Good Vibrations” established the holiday in 1995 following the forced resignation of the U.S.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Julia Schiffman! 

We are so pleased to finally be spotlighting Julia! In the past two years with the Center, she has become an integral part of our team as you are about to discover below. This spotlight comes on the heels of Julia being voted onto the Board just this last weekend.

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#MythMonday: BDSM Always Requires Sex

Continuing with our weekly myth busting, this week we look at the misconception that BDSM requires sex.

It is not uncommon for folks to think that sex and BDSM (Bondage, Discipline/Dominance, Submission/Sadism, Masochism) would intertwine. Certainly there is a segment of folks who are in the scene,

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#MythMonday: Consent in BDSM

We are excited to bring about a new weekly feature: #MythMonday! Each Monday we will post a quick myth around BDSM, sexuality, or gender then bust it and share more accurate information.

This week our myth is: BDSM is Dangerous

Consent in BDSM and kink is mandatory.

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The 4Cs in a Pandemic

Each of us at the Center for Positive Sexuality are feeling the effects of COVID-19 in different ways.

We tend to do a large portion of our work remotely in the best of times because our amazing volunteers (and interns!) are spread all around the country,

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A Quick Overview of What’s to Come at #SexPosCon2020

Positive Sexuality Encourages Peacemaking. Not only is this the theme of our second SexPosCon, but it is also one of the 8 Dimensions of Positive Sexuality. Another dimension is that Positive Sexuality Welcomes Multiple Ways of Knowing.

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