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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: 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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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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