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Narratophilia - sexual arousal from obscene words or stories

Word of the Week: Narratophilia

May 25, 2015

Narratophilia is a sexual fetish in which the telling of dirty and obscene words or stories to a partner is sexually arousing. It is also used to refer to arousal by means of listening to obscene words and stories. The word is derived from the Latin word “narrae,” meaning “to narrate,” and the Greek “philia,” […]

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May 22, 2015

UPDATE 5/27/15 5:45 PM: As a staff at The CSPH, we are responding this product review that was posted on May 27th. This review was for a product line which uses appropriated and erotic images of Asian culture. First of all, we want to apologize for The CSPH promoting the SHUNGA line. Their marketing goes directly […]

Flagging - color code system used in gay male and BDSM communities

Word of the Week: Flagging

May 18, 2015

  Flagging is a color-coded system used primarily among gay male seekers of casual sex and BDSM practitioners in the US, Canada, and Europe. It is used to indicate preferred sexual fetishes, what kind of sex they are seeking, and where they are a top/dominant or bottom/submissive. It is also known as the handkerchief code, […]

Autagonistophilia - sexual arousal from being onstage or on camera

Word of the Week: Autagonistophila

May 11, 2015

Autagonistophilia is a paraphilia that involves displaying oneself in a live show, such as onstage or on camera. This might mean being observed while engaging in sexual activity, or exposing one’s naked body or genitalia while on stage or camera. So…Exhibitionism? Not quite! Exhibitionism is intentional, whereas autagonistophiliacs create situations in which people can see […]

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TGIF: Week of May 8, 2015

May 08, 2015

This week Smith College, the largest of the Seven Sisters women’s colleges, announced that it is opening its doors to transgender women. The change is effective starting for students applying this fall. Says Smith President Kathleen McCartney and board Chair Elizabeth Mugar Eveillard, “concepts of female identity have evolved.” Other women’s colleges to have made […]

Munch - a social gathering for people interested in BDSM

Word of the Week: Munch

May 04, 2015

A munch is a casual social gathering, such as a lunch or coffee, for people involved in or interested in BDSM. They generally take place at restaurants, bars, or coffee shops, and the organizer usually reserves a large table, back area, or private room. The primary purpose of a munch is socializing, although some also […]

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TGIF: Week of May 1, 2015

May 01, 2015

This has been a rough week for many, and we at the CSPH are keeping all those involved in the Baltimore uprising in our thoughts. We hope that you stay safe. Last Wednesday, as part of V-Day’s One Billion Rising Campaign, The Vagina Monologues came to Taconic Correctional Facility, a medium-security women’s prison in Bedford […]

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 […]