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Zipperpull

Word of the Week: Zipperpull

March 02, 2015

  Zipperpulling is a pleasure-through-pain technique in which clothespins are clipped to the skin in straight rows. The pins are then laced together with string and tugged, causing the pins to be removed in quick succession, resulting in a zipper noise and a unique sensation. The inside of the upper arms and thighs are the […]

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TGIF: Week of February 27, 2015

February 27, 2015

Apparently, Häagen-Dazs does more than just ice cream; the company recently teamed up with the School of Life in a study that found the men actually fall in love more often than women. Of the 2,000 adults polled, more than half of the men reported that they’d been in love more than once in their […]

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Word of the Week: Sitophilia

February 23, 2015

                Remember the scene in American Pie when Jim masturbates with a pie? This is an example of sitophilia, sexual arousal by erotic situations involving food. Intrigued? There are a ton of different ways of engaging in sitophilia, including eating food off a partner’s body (jello shots, anyone?), […]

Debunking the Virginity Myth: Beyond PiV

February 22, 2015

In Lesson 1, we talked about why virginity as a social construct is harmful. Lesson 2 looked at the etymology of “virgin” and how it measure the worth of cis women by their purity. Now it’s time to look at the rest of the sexual world…those left out of “virginity” as it is traditionally understood. […]

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TGIF: Week of February 20, 2015

February 20, 2015

It’s Friday, and the internet is abuzz with reactions to 50 Shades of Grey, which premiered a week ago today. BuzzFeed reporter Jarett Wieselman compiled a list of 141 thoughts they had while watching the movie. If you’re tempted to reenact scenes from the movie, be careful; it seems BDSM-related injuries have been on the […]

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DEBUNKING THE VIRGINITY MYTH: The Virginity Binary

February 18, 2015

Lesson 1 sparked a lot of questions. The first being, “Where did all this false information come from?” Basic etymology could shed light to this history. Note: Like in Lesson 1, the concept of “virginity” is rooted in hetero- and cis-normative social constructs. In this piece, woman is being used as shorthand to explain this […]

Debunking The Virginity Myth, Lesson 1: The Hymen

February 15, 2015

“Shiny and new, like a virgin, touched for the very first time.” Gee, Madonna, that sounds an awful lot  like change or some other inanimate metal object.  But, virginity is not about newly minted money, no. It’s about having sex for the first time! Sex (as well as sexuality) is extremely important to our existence […]

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TGIF: Week of February 14, 2015

February 13, 2015

A very happy Friday the 13th/Day Before Valentine’s Day to everyone! Today is also the release date of the now infamous 50 Shades of Grey movie. The movie’s marketing team would have you believe that the movie is coming out on Valentine’s Day, but no. It’s definitely Friday the 13th. An omen? If the numerous […]