Archive for sex education

Site Review: Kink Academy

Posted in BDSM, Sex Ed, Shopping with tags , , , , , , , on December 4, 2010 by Chase

I’m an education fetishist. As I dredge the depths of the internet for random smutty videos and links to share with you, I never can help learning something new about this glorious kinky world we live in. Which is why when a site decides to take it to the next level and offers direct lessons on a myriad of perverted topics, it never fails to get me standing at attention- that’s why I’ve become  kinda obsessed with Kink Academy.

It’s like having an experienced kinky teacher (and not just anyone… we’re talking Jay Wiseman, Dylan Ryan, and GrayDancer to name a few) to meet with you, whenever and wherever you want, to talk about an ever-expanding range of topics, from beginner’s bondage and sex ed on to more advanced play and techniques, and also overarching subjects like safety and communication. The organizational structure, where you can follow an established curriculum, view standalone videos, or follow video series like “Tie ‘em Up and Fuck ‘em” (my personal favorite) or “Full Contact Dom”, is particularly impressive and stands out from other sources of kink information on the web today.

There are limits, of course, to what you can learn through video, and Kink Academy instructors are the first to acknowledge that. But if you’re looking for a springboard to expand your kinky horizons, or perhaps looking for a way to delight and inspire others with the gift of learning, I can think of no place better to start.

NYC Sex Bloggers Calendar

Posted in Activism with tags , , , , , , on June 2, 2010 by girlonpiano

Great news for SiP lovers – our very own girlonpiano is going to be featured in the NYC Sex Bloggers Calendar! The release party will be the first weekend in October, so mark your calendars and get ready to have some of the hottest sex bloggers, sex activists, and sex workers hanging out with you throughout the year. Keep up with calendar and party updates on their website, or add them on twitter @nycsexblogcal.

Congrats to all the other featured bloggers – be sure you check out their websites:

Bad Bad Girl

Brandon B

Coy Pink

Dangerous Lilly

Essin’ Em

Gloria Brame

Jiz Lee

Luna

Matthew Lawrence

Max Lagos

Mollena Williams

Nina Hartley

Radical Vixen

Sexy Sadie

Sovereign Syre

It’s About Control

Posted in Medical, Sex Ed with tags , , , on May 31, 2010 by paigetsindfw

These should be renamed "Progress and Liberty" pills... or "Tic-Tacs that get you laid", either way

This from Alternet.org, a frightening, but important new study that reveals how at least some of that old cliche about women “trapping” men into relationships with pregnancy is only part of the story. Much of the time, the reverse is true.

In just one illustrative case, a young woman who discovered that her boyfriend had been hiding her birth control pills, then confronted him about it, found herself locked in the bedroom while he was at work with a little food and water, often raped when he came home, and only managed to escape with the help of a reproductive health clinic.

You know, the ones the radical right is trying to close down or replace with their Christian counseling services.

The study starts a dialogue that needs to get into the mainstream as quickly as possible, while there’s still some millions left to direct to innovative approaches on comprehensive, science based sex education. We in the West owe “the pill” virtually all of our rights to an advancing sexual culture, high standards of living, and freedom of opportunity. Without shirking responsibility to tackle more obvious forms of sexual violence, we must also now acknowledge and address the fact that there are men out there who also look to “inflict” pregnancy on their partners, the better to control their bodies.

Stuck Between A Rock and an Asshole

Posted in Legal, News, Politics and Sex, Sex Ed with tags , , , , on April 10, 2010 by paigetsindfw

The good news train had to stop eventually, I suppose. Not that I don’t constantly keep my eye out for things to kindle my guttering faith in humanity, but all too often, it seems all it takes is one bat shit crazy dingus with a lick of authority to piss on the party.  Continue reading

Spill your guts

Posted in Activism, Stuff to do with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 7, 2010 by girlonpiano

“Woodhull Freedom Foundation wants your personal essays about how you experience (or don’t experience) sexual freedom in America. Essays should be approximately 500-1000 words, and should be engaging and well-written. Selected essays will be published on our website or our blogsites, and you will always receive credit for your work. Please include the name you’d like it published under and a brief (one to two sentence) bio.”

 

Submissions should be sent to kbartlett @ woodhullfoundation . org.

Does Abstinence Only Education WorK?

Posted in News, Politics and Sex, Religion, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on February 14, 2010 by finickymuse

Conservatives are all atwitter now that there is a study by Jemmot and Jemmot that shows that abstinence only education reduces sexual activity in teens. Perhaps however, the conservatives failed to notice that one third of the 12 and 13 year old students in the study were already sexually active. Perhaps they haven’t read a study done at Iowa State that shows that 1 in 4 low income children have their first sexual intercourse by age 12. The Jemmot and Jemmot study also teaches abstinence without guilt and misinformation. Said Loretta Jemmot, co-author of the study, “Our program didn’t focus on the moralistic issue of waiting until marriage. It focused on waiting until you’re responsible to be able to handle the consequences of sex.” Read more.

California School District Bans Dictionaries

Posted in News, Sex Ed, You Fucked Up! with tags , , , , , , on January 27, 2010 by girlonpiano

I mean seriously, people, if you’re gonna ban everything that has any sort of relationship with sex, you’re gonna have to ban the children too. You know they came from sexual activity, right? Or did you not learn that in school?

Maybe the “Naked Chicks Reading Banned Books” will read to us from the dictionary next time. Yummmm, that sounds HOT!

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