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#MythMonday: Anal August – Why would people do that?

Welcome to week two of Anal August! This week we’ll be diving into two prevalent questions in the world of back-door intimacy – why would someone want to engage in anal sex, and how does one explore it safely? Both questions have a plethora of answers; like most sexuality related topics,

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#MythMonday: Orgasm Day July 31st

This Friday, July 31, is National Orgasm Day, and it’s our pleasure to honor it with this week’s Myth Monday! Discourse around orgasms tend to focus on the “orgasm gap,” which is the phenomenon of straight women “achieving” orgasm at a much lower rate than both straight men and lesbian women.

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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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#MythMonday: “People with Disabilities are Largely Asexual”

July is Disability Pride Month, and what better way is there to celebrate than by exploring the intersection of disability and sexuality? Sex positivity is all about comprehensive inclusivity, yet folks with disabilities are so often excluded from conversations about sexuality. Folks of all different ranges of physical and mental abilities are united in humanity,

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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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#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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#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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#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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