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Call for Grant Proposals on Race and Sexuality

call for grant proposals on race and sexualityThe Center for Positive Sexuality is pleased to announce a call for submissions for four small grants to support research on race and sexuality.

Race and sexuality are intricately connected, as are so many other aspects of our individual identities. To ignore the impact and experience of race in sexuality research is to forget a crucial element of our identities –

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CPS and CARAS IRB Collaboration

The Center for Positive Sexuality is pleased to collaborate with the Community-Academic Consortium for Research on Alternative Sexualities (CARAS) to offer an Institutional Review Board for studies on sexuality.CARAS logo-blue "c" and red "a" interlocked

 

Researchers who need IRB approval but are not affiliated with an institution that can provide an IRB can now get their IRB via CARAS,

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#MythMonday: Polyamory is for those who avoid real intimacy 

Polyamory, or polyam, is the practice of having intimate, consensual relationships with multiple people at a time. This practice is often conflated with cheating, or brushed off as something for people who want to avoid real intimacy, which could not be further from the truth! In fact, polyamory requires arguably an even greater sense of intimacy to build trust and connection. 

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#MythMonday: Pride began at Stonewall* 

Technology has played a massive role in modern social justice movements. From documentation to calls for action, tech allows us to be more active, aware, and united than ever before. Not long ago, however, we lived without these tools, and some of our important history has gotten shuffled and mixed up along the way.

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Study on Early Relationships Needs Participants

Are you interested in participating in a study about early relationships over time?information about participating in the early relationships study

The Share Lab at York University is seeking BOTH members of romantic couples to fill out our confidential online daily survey on relationship interactions and sexuality for 1.5 years (~60 mins per survey;

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#MythMonday: “Trans people and non-binary people are one and the same”

Today, news broke of the Supreme Court’s ruling that LGBTQIA+ individuals are protected from sexual orientation/gender identity based discrimination in the workplace, marking an invigorating victory in the midst of heightened activism over the last few weeks. In honor of this victory, we have another #MythMonday post to keep the wheels of education and awareness rolling.

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CPS Supports BLM

hands forming heart in pink backgroundThe Center for Positive Sexuality condemns racism, white supremacy, and violence against Black lives in all forms. We condemn the recent murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. We condemn police violence and the violence of incarceration. We condemn the violence of systemic bias and apathy to the disproportionate effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on Black communities.

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#MythMonday: “Asexual People Don’t Have Sex or Relationships”

Myth: Asexual people do not partake in sexual activity or romance at all

There’s little public discourse on asexuality, accompanied, inevitably, with an array of misconceptions. Prevalent among these misconceptions is the idea that asexual individuals (aces) never partake in sexual activity, and are unromantic.

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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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