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Figging - inserting ginger into the anus or vagina

Word of the Week: Figging

April 27, 2015

Figging is a BDSM practice that involved inserting a piece of skinned ginger root into a person’s anus or vagina. History It’s likely that the name “figging” evolved from the practice of gingering (or “to feague”)–inserting ginger into a horse’s anus to make it hold its tail high. Historically, figging was used as a means […]

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TGIF: Week of April 24, 2015

April 24, 2015

This week, it turns out people have…very strong feelings about scissoring. From “it feels great and I love it” to “does anyone actually do this?” Autostraddle collected 41 things queer women have to say about scissoring. My personal favorite? “Scissoring is too much core work.” Private penguin sex suites! Yes, it sounds like a tongue-twister […]

Macrophilia - sexual attraction to giants

Word of the Week: Macrophilia

April 20, 2015

If you were at all like me as a child, you spent a lot of time wondering how Hagrid’s parents, you know…did it. Fifteen years later, I still don’t have the answer, but I can tell you that Hagrid’s father was very likely a macrophile, or someone who is sexually attracted to giants (or, in […]

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TGIF: Week of April 17, 2015

April 17, 2015

Hillary Clinton officially announced her 2016 presidential run on Sunday, surprising…pretty much no one. Clinton is widely regarded to be the first female presidential candidate with a real chance of winning the election. Autostraddle published a piece in response titled “What We’re Gonna Talk About When We Talk About Hillary Clinton.” Will Smith’s son Jaden […]

Autoplushophilia - sexual arousal to oneself as a cartoon animal

Word of the Week: Autoplushophilia

April 13, 2015

We’ve all heard of furries; it is 2015. But did you know that there is an actual scientific term for furries? Me neither, but turns out there is, and it is: autoplushophiliac. Autoplushophilia is a sexual fetish that involves imagining oneself as a plushie, or as a representation of anthropomorphic animal characters. Autoplushophiliacs, colloquially known […]

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TGIF: Week of April 10, 2015

April 10, 2015

This week, Modcloth debuted their first-ever transgender model, Rye Silverman. After announcing their #FashionTruth campain–a pledge to feature models of various body types with absolutely no photoshop–back in September, Modcloth’s eye was caught by comedian and writer Rye Silverman. In her interview with Buzzfeed, Rye said, “I think there has started to be this great […]

Sexit - leaving a party or event early to have sex

Word of the Week: Sexit

April 06, 2015

Who doesn’t love a good sex-themed portmanteau? I know I do! Allie Brosch of Hyperbole and a Half came up with an entire list of sex/word hybrids in her open letter to Cosmopolitan magazine, including: sexorcism sextraterrestrial sexcommunication sextermination sexaggerate sextemporaneous FedSex complsexity sextrovert sexamination sexcalibur sexalted sexcrement sexcretions sexcruciating sexecution sexonerate The only problem […]

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TGIF: Week of April 3, 2015

April 03, 2015

TGIF, with an extra special emphasis on the T! Tuesday, March 31st was Transgender Day of Visibility, prompting an internet-wide discussion with, from, and about the trans and non-binary communities. TDoV was started in 2010 by Rachel Crandall, who, in addition to the Transgender Day of Remembrance (November 20th), wanted a day to positively celebrate […]