Many a misguided attempt at flirting or misread signal can result in feeling pressured to have sex when you don’t want to. If it crosses into forceful action, or coercion, then your best course of action may be to call the police. But what about the run-of-the-mill misunderstandings? How do you handle those situations and make your intentions clear?
Outside of the abortion clinic, we stand quietly in bright orange vests that read Pro-Choice Escort. We’re just trying to get the patients safely to the door, which often requires us to physically block the protesters who are shoving things in front of patients. I see the pain that these protesters have caused, the confusion and the vulnerability. We need clinic escorts now more than ever.
Cosmo has a lot to say about sex. But what they have to say is based on tired stereotypes, heteronormativity, and traditional gender roles. As such, most of their “advice” is anything but helpful. They aren’t giving women the factual and comprehensive information about sex that they probably need. So instead, remember these rules for having great sex.
We’re taught to desire and seek one other person. But more people are opening their relationships to polyamory. Polyamory comes with its own set of challenges, requiring a process of unlearning and challenging our cultural conditioning around love and relationships. Ultimately, the questions to ask yourself is: What kind of relationship will allow you to thrive?
Not everyone understands how different forms of hormonal birth control work. Birth control is not one-size-fits-all. With all of the choices out there for you, it’s no wonder people get confused. As feminists, we are wholly dedicated to your right to choose. So if you’ve ever wondered “How the &#%! does this work?” or “Which option is best for me and my lifestyle?” then this article is for you.
Get the 411 on the vulva in this week’s video headline! If your sex ed class was insufficient (or non-existent) on the topic of female anatomy, we’ve got the solution right here. Watch as clinical sexologist Dr. Lindsey Doe explains the various parts of the vulva, their functions, and how to recognize healthy differences. Sex-positive and body curious feminists alike: check this one out!
A lot of pornography is proudly misogynistic, but it doesn’t have to be like that. There’s no reason a video can’t be sexually explicit and still present women as human beings who have an equal right to sexual desire, pleasure, and satisfaction. There’s no reason that porn can’t present women as sexual collaborators with men rather than as sexual conquests of men.
With rare exceptions, no one who is throwing a party spends the time, energy, and money so that people will get assaulted. Yet there is a clear connection between college party culture and sexual violence. To mitigate the risk, most colleges simply take a punitive approach (with varying levels of alcohol education thrown in) to alcohol on campus. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
In this week’s video headline, Paige Lucas-Stannard explains four common ways that parents teach their children harmful ideas about consent without realizing. These parenting tactics are all too common, and they could be causing some very harmful behaviors in adults. Watch Paige describe how these ways of communicating with our children are a danger toward their understanding of consent and belief in the importance of their desires and feelings!
Virginity, supposedly, is sacred. But I have news for you: It doesn’t have to be. All it takes is a little bit of myth-busting, a little bit of education, and we can turn around the conversation about virginity. So let me help you navigate through the murky waters of these four myths about virginity. Join me. We’re long overdue.