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#MythMonday – Sexual Roles in Queer Relationships

A quick Google search of “top vs bottom” makes crystal clear that our preoccupation with labels seeps through even to the queer community. That’s not to say that labels can’t be useful – identifying as a top or a bottom can be another effective form of sexual communication, or of delineating what turns you on,

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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: 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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Participants Needed: Asian American’s experience of BDSM Community

My name is Paulina Ha, and I am a doctoral student in clinical psychology at John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, CA. I am conducting a study Asian American’s experience of the BDSM community.   If you are over 18, Asian American, and identify as part of the BDSM community,

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Volume 1 Journal of Positive Sexuality Goes Live!

The first issue of the peer-reviewed Journal of Positive Sexuality has begun and is now available online! The Journal is multidisciplinary, focuses on all aspects of positive sexuality, and offers quality, usable information to scholars, practitioners, policymakers, sexuality professionals, students, and educators.

Our first issue includes short articles that focus on understanding positive sexuality and its importance to society;

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Center for Positive Sexuality offers Therapy Groups

Emily Prior is now conducting intake interviews with individual clients who would like to be considered for participation in group therapy sessions, in conjunction with Marriage and Family Therapist Andrew Abrams. Andrew and Emily’s therapy groups will be begin mid-September in the Sherman Oaks/Encino, CA area. Groups will center around individuals identifying as submissives,

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Dr. Hernando Chaves on “Is This Normal?” 7/12 730pm PT

Join Emily and Simone at 7:30 p.m. PDT on July 12 for “Is This Normal?” as they sit down with Dr. Hernando Chaves and discuss men’s sexuality. “Is This Normal?” airs live on Ustream at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/is-this-normal1. If you enter the chat room you will REALLY be part of the action!  

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Validation from peers – Sexologists need it too

As many of you know I attended the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality Western Regional Annual Meeting this past weekend in San Francisco, CA. This was my first time at a SSSS conference, although about my 4th or 5th time attending an academic sexuality conference. At this particular conference I was also a presenter.

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Presenting at SSSS April 15

I think I finally have my presentation ready for the SSSS Western Regional Conference this coming weekend. I am looking forward to presenting what I have so far on my thesis “Women’s Perspectives of BDSM Power Exchange.” This not only covers women’s definitions and explanations of power exchange, but also how their identities as women (including sexual orientation,

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And the award goes to…

… me! Apparently I’m being awared the Vern Bullough Award for research at the SSSS Western Regional Conference next weekend. I just found out by reading through the Program online. I guess I’ll make sure to make that luncheon! Thank you!

http://www.sssswr.org/2011_WR_Final_Program.pdf

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