Intriguing Reading #85

My semi-regular roundup of interesting reads, found from all over the place.

Content notes: arachnids, addiction

Trans People and Basic Human Respect: “I think accepting the existence of trans people makes everyone else rethink gender in ways that may be unsettling. If we’re invested in the idea that gender roles are “natural” and inborn, it makes us rethink that. If we’re invested in the idea that gender is 100 percent socially constructed, it makes us rethink that. It makes us rethink masculinity and femininity in ways that may undercut our sense of our own masculinity or femininity. Indeed, trans identity causes us to question the very idea of a gender binary—the idea that there are two and only two genders that are distinct and easy to identify. It makes us rethink what gender even is.” (Greta Christina / The Humanist)

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Intriguing Reading #84

My semi-regular roundup of interesting reads, found from all over the place.

“Coming Out” in the Classroom: When the Personal is Pedagogical:  “While I had the freedom to reorganize some lectures to explore topics in gender and sexuality, my own sexual identity has had little overlap with what I teach, at least so far. But looking ahead, I wanted to know how others navigate this potentially challenging terrain.” (Justin Bengry / Notches)

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The Great Outdoors

I love having sex – I think we all know that by now! And I’m a bit of an exhibitionist, too. Add those together, and outdoor sex is one of those things I really enjoy, even if I don’t do it often. One of those things about outdoor sex, though, is that the potential for amazingness – and disaster – is often increased…

Let’s get the (hilarious in retrospect) disasters out of the way first, shall we? It turns out golf courses use sprinklers – and they turn on about dusk, drenching the hapless couple getting it on nearby. Who knew? Then there’s bamboo. The otherwise excellently concealed piece of parkland where I chose to fling my virginity away – yes, really – had small shoots growing. Right where the small of my back was. Didn’t matter how I repositioned myself, it always ended up just there. It was a toss-up what was less fun, that day. And then there was the day-trip to Picton where rampant horniness got the better of us, and so we put a towel down in the bush by the ferry terminal and went for it. Apparently other people had the same idea, and managed to – literally – stumble across us. Oops!

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Intriguing Reading #83

My semi-regular roundup of interesting reads, found from all over the place.

Content Notes: cancer; animal sex (with animals).

Coming Out as Daily Practice: “For me, coming out is not only a continual set of decisions I make based on input from my immediate circumstance, it is the collage of various identity labels that feel inadequate to describe me, some of which have put me at serious physical or emotional risk. Unfortunately, given the number of subcultural groups I’m affiliated with, when I come out I often appear to others as a cluster of “issues” instead of a whole person.” (Vanessa Carlisle / Modern Poly)

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Questions, Just Because

Because what the hell! (Seen and taken from all over the place on tumblr, most recently here.)

Getting Started:

1. Last kiss?

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Intriguing Reading #82

My semi-regular roundup of interesting reads, found from all over the place.

Content Notes: Discussions about physical injury; harrassment; mental illness

Tips for My Fellow Late in Life Leg Shavers: “Be prepared to feel like a traitor: Maybe this is just me living in a very pro-leg hair community while also carrying Jewish-Catholic guilt but as great as I feel about my decision I can still hear every person with leg hair I pass think, “Wow, look at that sucker caving to patriarchal standards of beauty. I might be a plagiarist who steals old ladies’ purses but at least I’ve remained strong.” Honestly most people aren’t judging you and those that are judging you are forgetting that You Are Allowed To Do What You Want With Your Body In Order To Feel Happy And Safe And Comfortable so you can throat kick those people as well.” (Constance Zaber)

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Intriguing Reading #81

My semi-regular roundup of interesting reads, found from all over the place.

Content Notes: discussion of triggers; insulting words; water sports

Let’s Call Sex Work What It Is: Work: ” For every escort who would never give up her privacy by working in a strip club, chancing that someone she knew would come in, there’s a stripper who would never give up her privacy by working in porn or having her image posted online, and there’s a porn performer who would never have sex for money outside the context of a porn shoot.” (Melissa Gira Grant / The Nation)

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Intriguing Reading #80

My semi-regular roundup of interesting reads, found from all over the place.

Content Notes: Disability; Grief

Know Me Where It Hurts: Sex, Kink, and Cerebral Palsy: “Old Pain I’m used to: the tightness in my hips when I don’t stretch in the morning, the pressure where my legs meet my back when I walk too far. It’s not that I don’t feel it; it’s just been there for so long that I know not to get nervous about it anymore. New Pain is where it gets scary because it stops having a name. I can’t immediately catalog it or diagnose it as benign. At best, disability allows you to create a tenuous peace with your body, and anytime it decides to violate that mutual agreement can be terrifying. You take the time to figure it out — what it likes and dislikes, where it functions best — and stick to that routine, until New Pain reminds you that you’re never quite going to have this figured out.” (Carrie / AutoStraddle)

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Sticky and Slippery and Covered in Come

I’m a wanton, greedy, messy slut. Delightedly so! And while Apollo may not have known that the day we met, he certainly did just a few days later, once I’d thoroughly seduced him. It’s one of my charm points, you know. Me? Slutty. He’s fine with that. It works well for us.

Being as I am, and being polyamorous, I also share my wantonness around – another thing Apollo knew when we met (seducing a wonderful woman from Wellington the day after we met and the day before I took him home? Yeah, that might have given that away …).  But! I do keep one thing – one single solitary thing out of my great big bag of fun-sexy-stuff-to-play-with – just for him. Yes, there is one thing I do with my husband that I don’t do with any other partner – one thing that I am really happy to keep just for us.

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Intriguing Reading #79

My semi-regular roundup of interesting reads, found from all over the place.

Content Notes: Sexual Assault; Depression

The Worst Way a Man Can Dress (Is Like a Woman): ” While fashion-forward types are coming around to the idea of a man wearing a skirt, it’s generally accepted only if it’s styled in a way that is appropriately masculine: with biker boots, sewn in traditional Scottish plaids, if it maintains a “straight” silhouette (as opposed to A-line), or if it echoes ancient (or folkloric) menswear.” (Male Pattern Boldness)

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