Masthash

#sexuality

CPIPR
4 hours ago

Sexual activity and desire diminish over time due to health, aging: Lesbians put more effort into remaining sexually active than straight women. Medical providers reported to be unhelpful.

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31274927

#NICHDImpact #Aging #Health #Marriage #Same-sexMarriage #Sexuality #Women

Prism & Pen
6 hours ago

I want to be treated as an individual. If you really loathe my politics and philosophical beliefs to such an extreme degree, then tell me to go fuck myself. I might tell you the same thing.
https://medium.com/prismnpen/i-am-not-a-deity-43d24114496?sk=a7d030dcdbe5bdfa2f34328513921d30
#LGBTQ #Psychology #Sexuality #PersonalDevelopment

scandrof
14 hours ago

"When the feelgood movie "Juno" made Elliot Page an Oscar-nominated star, the strain of hiding who he was almost forced him to quit acting. He explains how opening up about being gay, then trans, saved his life." #ElliotPage #Hollywood #celebrity #LGBTQ #trans #transgender #books #interview #Pageboy #gender #sexuality #MentalHealth #Juno

Elliot Page on Juno, Hollywood’s dark side and coming out twice: ‘Living my life was more important than being in movies’ | Elliot Page | The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/film/2023/jun/10/elliot-page-juno-hollywoods-dark-side-coming-out-twice

A portrait photo of actor Elliot Page sitting on a stool wearing a white singlet and jeans, and looking quite buff. The caption accompanying the photo in the Guardian article:

‘This is the first time in my life I’ve been happy,’ says Elliot Page. Photograph: Catherine Opie
Bongolian
1 day ago

Linda Geddes: ‘Between pleasure and health’: how sex-tech firms are reinventing the vibrator

#vibrators #sexuality
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2023/jun/09/how-sex-tech-firms-are-reinventing-the-vibrator

Evie (SleepyCatten)
1 day ago

PSA / reminder

I'm very open about pretty much everything about myself.

So, if you want to ask me anything about my #transition, #sexuality / #romanticity, #neurospiciness, #MentalHealth struggles, #stoma or anything else besides, please do feel free to do so :PinkHeart:

I'll answer any good faith questions :BlahajHuggingHeart:

#trans #TransFem #neurodivergent #AuDHD #spoonie #queer #bisexual #bi

Evie (SleepyCatten)
1 day ago

I was just conversing with the ever-lovely @jen & the topic of #sexuality / #romanticity came up.

We're both in #lesbian marriages, but I'm #bi & Jen is #pan.

This led to Jen bringing up de facto vs de jure.

So, I described myself as a de facto lesbian, but bi de jure.

The latter made me think of "bi du jour", which then led to this:

"Hello waiter? What's the bi du jour please?"
"Today we have a lovely special on #femboys."

🤭

#bisexual #pansexual #BiDuJour #queer #LGBTQ+ #LGBTQIA+

Steve Dustcircle ⍻
2 days ago

#Ohio#antigay’ bill amended to allow #parents to opt students out of ‘#sexuality content’
https://flip.it/LyaAfo

'It Would Have Ended in #Murder': For These #ultraOrthodox and #Arab #Lesbians who married men, and remain in the closet, #ComingOut Is not an option.

They describe loneliness, fear of losing their family, and the pressure of meeting their unfulfilled needs. 'The #secrets become stronger and stronger'.

#Women #Lesbians #LGBTQ #LGBTQIA #MiddleEast #Israel #SexualOrientation #Sexuality #Family #Relationships

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/2023-06-08/ty-article-magazine/.premium/for-these-ultra-orthodox-and-arab-lesbians-coming-out-is-not-an-option/00000188-9590-d3a7-adcf-b59f5aaa0000

Danny Boling 🌈 ☮️
2 days ago

If there's a choice then I'm picking Satan every time! 🤣 😈

#Humor #Politics #Religion #Satan
#Evolution #Sexuality #Psychology #Witchcraft

#IAmDB

A photo of a man standing on the sidewalk, holding a protest sign that reads "If you don't teach your child to obey Jesus, the devil will teach them evolution, sexuality, psychology, witchcraft". The caption says "That awkward moment when Satan is the reasonable choice"
Prism & Pen
2 days ago

I’m non-binary. The likelihood of them finding security personnel who shares my particular gender while checking my crotch for weapons is not high.
https://medium.com/prismnpen/what-this-trans-man-learned-from-travels-to-florida-and-michigan-2dbf50f7c776?sk=95aeb8308e7bc5f47177a109cbe701cb
#LGBTQ #Travel #Sexuality #Work

IndiaNewsWatch
4 days ago

Queer literature for children is changing minds in India

Indian parents and community libraries are turning to queer literature for children to help them be sensitive to varied sexual and gender identities.

#queer #LGBTQIA #LGBT #gender #sexuality #QueerLiterature #ChildrensLiterature #TCLP #books #bookstodon #india

https://www.himalmag.com/queer-literature-for-children-is-changing-minds-in-india/

Julia Serano
4 days ago

I've seen multiple ppl posting today (mostly on that other place) about AFAB-only spaces & the presence of real or imagined "penises" making trans women inherently "suspect/dangerous." this is currently my best & most accessible essay on this topic (no-paywall link): "Penises, Privilege, and Feminist & LGBTQ+ Purity Politics"...
https://juliaserano.medium.com/penises-privilege-and-feminist-lgbtq-purity-politics-bafd1f25fe3e?sk=5098f46767404745b65d298b79aa8066 #trans #transgender #bisexual #LGBTQ #queer #feminism #sex #sexuality #stigma

Coeli? ✨
5 days ago

Boost for science.
Please vote and then leave a comment with your sexuality and which donut is your favorite.

You get 1 free donut. Which class of donut do you pick?
#sexuality #donut #poll

Queer Lit Cats
5 days ago
CPIPR
1 week ago

LGBTQ-identified U.S. adults maintain relationships with their parents who reject their LGBTQ gender and sexuality by managing severe conflict in a way that ensures family functioning, often at the expense of their personal needs.
#LGBTQIA #LGBTQ #Gender #Sexuality #Family #NICHDimpact
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/34887594

***Dave Hill
1 week ago

@valkyrie I wonder, for some of those "very closeted gays," if their anger and pain over that leaches out as anti- #LGBTQ sentiment, along with a self-loathing "Well, I managed to completely, miserably suppress my #sexuality, so, see, it's a choice" conclusion.

Learn About Sexuality
1 week ago

@YUNteyondene I will be travelling without my laptop - so no posting until my return 10th June 2023! Love & hugs, Jane #AdultSexEd #sexuality #relationships

Learn About Sexuality
2 weeks ago

I post educational content every day to facilitate a discussion of the facts, logic & research findings that explain our sexuality. - https://www.nosper.com #AdultSexEd #sexuality #relationships

Truevader
2 weeks ago

A few days ago I had a nice conversation about my experiences as a #BDSM #sexworker. Apparently it seems to be pretty unusual to talk openly about #sexuality. Let’s change this!

You can ask me anything and you will get an honest answer! If you don’t want your question to be linked to your profile, just send me a DM and I will keep you anonymous!

I‘m looking forward to empowering discussions with you.

#AskMeAnything

Julia Serano
2 weeks ago

...you can also check out this chapter-by-chapter preview of #SexedUp, which provides a summary of the book and the many sex & sexuality-related topics it covers (no-paywall link)...
https://juliaserano.medium.com/sexed-up-a-chapter-by-chapter-preview-of-my-new-book-1c7f760602b9
#trans #bisexual #LGBTQ #feminism #sex #sexuality

Julia Serano
2 weeks ago

...or you can listen to Emily St. James interview me about #SexedUp for Vox Conversations (now called The Gray Area) in an episode entitled "How society sexualizes us" (also available on all major podcast platforms)...
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-society-sexualizes-us/id1081584611?i=1000580295957
#trans #bisexual #LGBTQ #feminism #sex #sexuality

Julia Serano
2 weeks ago

hey, if you're looking to do some podcast listening this long weekend, check out this new interview with me about my book #SexedUp on @NewBooksNetwork! (should be on all platforms, release date May 20, 2023) #trans #bisexual #LGBTQ #feminism #sex #sexuality
https://newbooksnetwork.com/sexed-up

:playstation: Pixy 🏳️‍🌈
2 weeks ago

I didn't watch the videos but the text was informative.

Autigender and Neuroqueer: Two Words on the Relationship Between Autism and Gender That Fit Me - Stimpunks Foundation
https://stimpunks.org/2022/09/25/autigender-and-neuroqueer-two-words-on-the-relationship-between-autism-and-gender-that-fit-me/

>These two words helped me figure myself out more. Passing them along. Header art: “Autigender and Neuroqueer” by Betsy Selvam is licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0 Autigender Autigender is not […]

#Autigender #Sexuality

Autigender name of two people with a green infinity sign.
Jason Goroncy
2 weeks ago

'The aim of struggle should not be to protect the differences between the two sexes but to undermine them'.

– Susan Sontag, in an(other) excellent read by Becca Rothfeld.

#Androgyny #Beauty #Feminism #Gender #Intellectual #Partisan #Plurality #Sexuality

https://www.washingtonpost.com/books/2023/05/25/women-susan-sontag-review/

Emily Fox
3 weeks ago

Our survey on friendships, sexual and romantic relationships closes soon (5/31)!

If you're 18+ in the US (& especially if you're #asexual / #aromantic / #queer),
my collaborators (Canton Winer at UCI and Hannah Tessler at Yale) and I would love to include your perspective in our study.

Link: tinyurl.com/relationshipsurvey23

#sociology #socialscience #sexuality #lgbtq #aro #ace #relationships #friendship #research #survey @sociology

Tan flier with title in a blue bubble, “Seeking Research Participants to Take Survey on Relationships”. Text on the middle left of the flier says “We are sociologists studying how adults in the U.S. understand and experience their friendships, romantic relationships, and sexual relationships (as applicable).” Text in an orange bubble includes a QR code to the survey and a URL link to survey: tinyurl.com/relationshipsurvey23. At the bottom right, there is text that says, “Participant requirements: 18+ years old, currently living in the United States, you do not need experience with all relationship types.” There are also Twitter handles @CantonWiner @TesslerHannah @Fox_EmilyC at the very bottom of the flier. There is a graphic with four people smiling with their arms around each other at the bottom left.

At #Mexico’s #gay #cowboy #conventions, #men connect with each other — and their country’s rugged past

Each spring, hundreds of men from across #Mexico and the #UnitedStates make a #pilgrimage to this colorful colonial #city for an annual gathering of #gay #vaqueros — or cowboys.

#Women #Transgender #LGBTQ #Mexico #SexualOrientation #Sexuality #Representation #Culture

https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2023-05-22/inside-mexico-gay-cowboy-convention

Proud Archer
3 weeks ago

I think people sometimes confuse attraction, identity, and appreciation.

I’m sexually attracted to women. I’ve only had partnered sex with women. I fantasize about women while masturbating.

I identify with other male masturbators. I recognize myself, or who I’d like to be, in them. I am one of them, but I am not attracted to them.

I appreciate the human body in art, though I may not be attracted to the subjects nor identify with them.

#Masturbation #Sexuality #Straight #Art #NSFW

Prism & Pen
3 weeks ago

When I was younger, I used to view the term “straight” with discomfort. I didn’t care for the suggestion that it meant I, as a gay person, was somehow “crooked.”
https://medium.com/prismnpen/when-straight-people-call-the-shots-queer-people-become-a-monolith-a19a33105a22?sk=dc4b7d47a6d477a1455447794f98fa6e
#LGBTQ #Feminism #Equality #Culture #Sexuality

Brent Pruitt :: Artist
1 month ago

hiya tooters, i’m brent.

#introdution ::
i am a #queer multidisciplinary #artist. i’m a #Leftist with a passion for #queerhistory, #queerart, and #cats.

here you’re likely to find samples of my art, inspirations & out-of-context messages for the fede’feed. topics will generally revolve around #sexuality, #mentalhealth, #socialjustice and/or #catart.

i hope to garner community support for my projects via https://patreon.com/brentpruitt. this #introvert needs a cheerleader…

questions? ask.

selfie image of a gay, bearded brent pruitt outdoors without glasses
Julia Serano
1 month ago

this week I recorded 2 podcast interviews about my latest book Sexed Up: How Society Sexualizes Us and How We Can Fight Back – will post once they'relive! in the meantime you can read about the book here:
https://juliaserano.medium.com/sexed-up-a-chapter-by-chapter-preview-of-my-new-book-1c7f760602b9
#feminism #LGBTQ #trans #bisexual #sex #sexuality #science

Amelia 🏳️‍⚧️ Baeddelia
1 month ago

My #sexuality is not gross, unfortunate, a curse, inherently regressive, a product of oppression, a symptom of mental illness, or hurting anyone else, and neither are my chosen sex partners. We shouldn't have to stand for anyone telling us otherwise. Fix your fucking hearts.

#transhet #bi #bisexual

Sir thalon :klingon:
1 month ago

Join us for a discussion on 'Touch Me Not: Poetics and Politics of Intimacy' with filmmaker Adina Pintilie, Grit Uhlemann, and myself on May 11 at the Zurich University of the Arts ZHdK. This event will also be live-streamed! #disabilityrights #sexuality #art https://kissability.de/veranstaltung-zum-thema-behinderung-und-kunst-mit-gespraech-zu-touch-me-not-poetics-and-politics-of-the-body

Title page of the event flyer, saying "Lecture Series: Care, Disability and Art"
Tucker Teague
2 months ago

One of the most famous & most important artifacts in the history of #feminist #filmtheory is Laura Mulvey's essay, "Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema." Written in 1973 and published in 1975, this essay has had enormous influence in film theory & beyond. Still relevant and debated today.

You can download the pdf here: https://www.asu.edu/courses/fms504/total-readings/mulvey-visualpleasure.pdf

And about Mulvey here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Mulvey

#cinema #movies #malegaze #voyeurism #sexuality #Psychoanalysis #Freud #Lacan #feminism #power #fetish

A still from the Hitchcock film, VERTIGO. Jimmy Stewart looks at Kim Novak in one of cinema's most intriguing films that foregrounds the male gaze.
Ada
2 months ago

Ok trans fediverse! I need your help!

I'm a straight trans woman, and my timeline is largely sapphic! It's time to even the balance a bit!

So if you've got any queer/trans content that my straight but queer ass might enjoy, please spam me with it! Memes, people/hashtags to follow, stories, I don't care what it is, I'll take it all :)

#trans #sexuality #queer #transhet

Blake (Pandora Blake)
2 months ago

Did you know I'm on #Patreon? My patrons are the best. They support my #kink education work, are helping me finish my book, and get access to patron exclusive writing on kink, #porn, #politics and #power.

I post fresh #writing every week including new original articles, transcripts of #YouTube videos, and tasty tidbits that get cut out of my forthcoming book as I wrangle it into shape.

Thanks so much for joining me!

http://patreon.com/pandorablake

Boosts welcome ☺️

#sexuality #SexEd #BDSM

Selfie of me looking like I know an amusing secret. I'm wearing glasses, a satin polkadot pussybow blouse, and a black waistcoat.
IndiaNewsWatch
2 months ago

Biological sex is not a binary: Breaking the myth that affects intersex lives

Right from childhood, intersex persons, especially those with visible variations, bear the brunt of the lack of awareness surrounding intersex identities.

#LGBTQIA #LGBT #intersex #queer #gender #sexuality #cisgender #IntersexRights #GRSM #trans #transgender #GenitalMutilation #IGM #marginalisation #india

https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/biological-sex-not-binary-breaking-myth-affects-intersex-lives-175981

Young #queer #people still being forced back into #closet at #work, concerning #study finds.

1 in 4 young, LGBTQ+ people will hide their #sexuality in the #workplace, essentially going back into the closet, due to concerns over how they might be #perceived by #colleagues

#Women #Transgender #LGBTQIA #Business #Workplace #Hate #Bigotry #Discrimination #Homophobia #Transphobia https://www.thepinknews.com/2023/04/14/queer-people-closet-at-work/

Emily Fox
2 months ago

Want to contribute to knowledge about #friendship and #romantic and #sexual #relationships ?

Participate in our #academic #research #survey !

Anyone 18+ in the USA can participate.

We are hoping for responses from all types of people, and particularly want to highlight #asexual #aromantic and #queer perspectives.

#sociology #socialscience #sexuality #gender #aroace #aro #ace #lgbtq @sociology

Tan flier with title in a blue bubble, “Seeking Research Participants to Take Survey on Relationships”. Text on the middle left of the flier says “We are sociologists studying how adults in the U.S. understand and experience their friendships, romantic relationships, and sexual relationships (as applicable).” Text in an orange bubble includes a QR code to the survey and a URL link to survey: tinyurl.com/relationshipsurvey23. At the bottom right, there is text that says, “Participant requirements: 18+ years old, currently living in the United States, you do not need experience with all relationship types.” There are also Twitter handles @CantonWiner @TesslerHannah @Fox_EmilyC at the very bottom of the flier. There is a graphic with four people smiling with their arms around each other at the bottom left.
Rachel Cholst
2 months ago

I am in social work school and doing a group research project on sexuality and people w different abilities/different abilities and chronic illness

Are there any zines that provide education and advice for people in these communities? We would like to highlight them and point our class of future practitioners to them! Thank you!

#SocialWork #disability #ChronicIllness #sex #sexuality #zines

Evie (SleepyCatten)
2 months ago

Stuck trying to explain common terms to someone?

Feel free to borrow these bad, incredibly-oversimplified definitions of mine 😌

Gender identity: who you are, underneath your skin.

Gender expression: how you adorn your skin.

Sexuality: whom you wanna bang... or not bang.

Romanticity: whom you wanna cuddle up with on the sofa & maybe make it with.

#gender #GenderIdentity #GenderExpression #sexuality #romanticity

Auditory Musings
3 months ago

Had no idea that the song that got me into Billy Bragg was co-written by Johnny Marr https://youtu.be/liNnCKPeEv0 #music #BillyBragg #JohnnyMarr #sexuality

Critical Cupcake
3 months ago

Because they want to frame it as being all about sex so they can demonise it?
---
RT @notdefining
Why do we call it #sexuality when it’s about so much more than sex?
https://twitter.com/notdefining/status/1635915378479046658

Jan Penfrat
3 months ago

**SURPRISE!**

80% of young people aged 13 to 17 in the EU would not feel comfortable being politically active or exploring their #sexuality if authorities were able to monitor their digital communication, in order to look for child sexual abuse.

https://stopscanningme.eu

https://edri.org/our-work/press-release-poll-youth-in-13-eu-countries-refuse-surveillance-of-online-communication/

#CSAR #CSAM #privacy #e2ee #ChatControl #surveillance #DigitalRights

Poll results to the question "Would you feel comfortable to explore your sexuality, or to be politically active if companies or the police were able to monitor or scan your conversations, in order to look for child sexual abuse?"
Nonilex
3 months ago

Other proposals in the mix include eliminating #college majors in #GenderStudies, nixing #diversity efforts at #universities & #JobProtections for tenured #faculty, strengthening parents’ ability to veto #K12 class materials & extending a #ban on teaching about #gender & #sexuality — from 3rd grade up to 8th grade..

#RightWingExtremism #Indoctrination #WhiteWashing #WhiteSupremacy #HeteroSupremacy #MaleSupremacy #ChristrianSupremacy #WhiteChristianNationalism #HeteroSexism #Tenure #Florida

Oh, I gifted my personal diary and photos of that time in the 1970s to the State Library of NSW in 2021.
See State Library Coming Out stories from the 70s
https://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/stories/coming-out/chapter-6-being-yourself/2

Details of my diary: https://australianpridenetwork.com.au/coming-out-in-the-70s/

#GayPride #Sexuality #WorldPride #GayHistory

Julia Serano
3 months ago

Hey, if you're looking for a podcast to listen to this weekend, this conversation with Abeni Jones about my book Sexed Up: How Society Sexualizes Us, and How We Can Fight Back has finally dropped – please give it a listen!
https://www.ciispod.com/#/juliaserano/
#sex #sexuality #feminism #LGBTQ #queer #bisexual #trans #transgender #books #genderstudies #socialjustice

Sex Ed for Bi Guys
4 months ago

I'm a #sex educator (they/he) who writes the Sex Ed for Bi Guys series. SEfBG is hot and candid sex #education for #bisexual and bi+ #men. I use the words bisexual, #polysexual and #queer to explain my #sexuality. I would describe my gender as #satyr or #werewolf.

Besides that, I'm a nerdy #gamer who's into #scifi, #fantasy, #comics, #anime and the like. My #gaming interests include #videogames, #boardgames and #ttrpg. I have moved to this account after the mastodon.lol fiasco. #introduction

4 months ago

@iyalei The crazy thing is, I think. Most of the relevant and sometimes even wacky studies on #sexuality come from the USA. #Research seems to be much freer than society.

Maschine translated from:
Das Irre ist, finde ich. Die meisten relevanten und z.T. auch abgefahrenen Studien zur Sexualität stammen aus den USA. Die Forschung scheint da um einiges freier zu sein, als die Gesellschaft.

hxresistance
4 months ago

History-wise, my major field is in modern #Europe. Specifically, the first half of the twentieth century (so, largely, the First and Second World Wars and the years between them). Secondary fields in #medieval, #gender and #sexuality, #citizenship and #nationality, and #queer history.

“She's known in her social media for creating art that is focused on #lesbian and #sapphic #storytelling: their #love, #life, #sexuality and everything in between. Her passion for this subject led her to participate and win the contest for the Official Poster of the San Francisco Dyke March in 2016. Since then, she's inspired by #art as #activism and how it can be a mean for social change.”

#JeniferPrince
https://jeniferprince.art/

#lgbt #sapphicart #queer #queerart #wlw #romance

Ada
4 months ago

So, some interesting poll results from my question on the self perceived queerness of straight trans folk.

So, only around 11% of the folk that replied are straight trans folk. No direct comparisons can be made from that of course, because cis and trans folk were bundled in to the same catch all option. Interestingly, despite the disparity of the graph, that means there are more straight trans folk out there than I was expecting! So yay!

And the other surprise is that at 64%, straight trans folk that perceive their orientation as inherently queer in its own right outnumber the straight trans folk who don't see their orientation as queer. Another result I wasn't expecting.

Of course, it's only a sample of trans folk who like taking polls on the fediverse, so doens't have broader applicability, but still, it was nice to be surprised. I feel less like the odd one out now :)

#trans #transgender #queer #orientation #sexuality #poll #QueerIdentity

Poll results displaying as horizontal bars for comparative length

Text caption of image: 

Not trans or not straight (295 votes)
Straight trans fem - my orientation IS queer (18 votes)
Straight trans fem - my orientation is NOT queer (11 votes)
Straight trans masc - my orientation IS queer (6 votes)
Straight trans masc - my orientation is NOT queer (2 votes)
Talon Sky
4 months ago

Current interests:
1: #scifi : Mainly #starwars #startrek and #theexpanse
2. #fantasy : Mainly #witcher and #lotr, I am basically a Hobbit irl
3. #roleplaying : Mainly #dnd, but any #ttrpg. Also, I do some RP writing online from time to time
4. #spirituality : I am a follower of #jediism, and have a passing past with #wicca. I do simple spells and #tarot
5. #videogames : from #stardewvalley to #pokemon to #godofwar and everything in-between
6. #art #popculture #gender #sexuality and tons more

The Conversation AU + NZ
5 months ago

🏳️‍🌈 #QUEER HISTORY:

⏲️ Use of the word "queer" has evolved over time.

"It is notable that almost all of the words that #LGBTIQA+ people use to describe ourselves today have been reclaimed from homophobic or transphobic origins."

A cultural #historian explains 👇

#history #AcademicMastodon #academia #LGBT #lgbtqia #queerhistory #research #sexuality #gender #equity #equality #inclusion

🔗 :
https://theconversation.com/reviled-reclaimed-and-respected-the-history-of-the-word-queer-197533

Estelle Platini
5 months ago

The social norm is constructed: not naturally occurring but created by the society in which it is found.
Hence there are no actions which in themselves are inherently #abnormal or universally condemned by all societies at all times. #Deviance is thus situational and contextual.

#assertive #selfCare #positive #self #selfStudy #bias #reputation #norm #conformation #normal #mentalHealth #sexuality #pervert #madness #morals

@e_urq I think anyone who calls out and makes the lives of anyone adult or child, for any reason, a misery, needs to be called out. #Gay, #trans, #alternately #able, everything. Call it what you want. #Gender diverse, #sexuality #diverse, #neuro diverse. Being #different is no excuse for #shaming.

@DrEleanorJanega Your book sounds fantastic! It's about time we started hearing more about women in earlier times. As a non-historian who's looked around some, mostly I see Christine de Pizan, although I knew of Hildegarde due to her music.

Thank you, I'm looking forward to reading this! And I'm glad you're on Mastodon 😊

#history #women #sexuality

I know that this weekend will suck for so many of us #queer people. And remember that you have every right to be angry, sad or whatever you are feeling if you have family or other people you are forced to be with that does not #respect you #gender or your #sexuality.

If you need to talk to somebody to vent off a bit. You can reach me via DM or on #Matrix @ailnoth:m.plux.wtf. (I have other apps too). I can't be your #therapist but I can be your #friend or far away #sibling and listen.

Pierre Huyghebaert
6 months ago

#SampoHänninen ‘Empiric studies’ (2011), about the #Berghain, #Berlin, in "Berghain: #Space, #affect, and #sexual #disorientation" by #JohanAndersson.
"In this article, I think of Berlin’s techno club Berghain as a form of relational aesthetics where encounters mediated by tactile sounds, labyrinthine #architecture, and libido-enhancing drugs create an unusually porous sexual subjectivity. By sketching out some changes in the composition of the club’s crowd and drug culture – a shift towards aphrodisiac substances such as G and mephedrone – I argue that Berghain has become a specific pharmacolibidinal constellation. Especially the recreational drug G can be thought of as an unruly liquid that concretises queer theory’s preoccupation with sexual fluidity. Instead of nausea-inducing drugs in combination with same-sex erotica – a popular technique in so-called ‘aversion therapy’ – this is a ‘gay conversion therapy’ in reverse whereby erotic horizons expand and multiply through the combination of chemicals and a multi-sensory overload of pleasurable stimuli. Rather than thinking of sexual orientation as located inside the body, I suggest, we might think of it as located inside the building."
#queer https://journals-sagepub-com.wikipedialibrary.idm.oclc.org/doi/epub/10.1177/02637758221096463 #sexuality #clubs #art #drugs #mapping #cartography

Map of the main dancefloor of the Berghain
Cap'n Mastodon
6 months ago

I'm not saying I have the perfect answers. I wish I did. I'm a floundering and often clueless mix of #privilege and #marginalization. I'm trying to figure out how to use what I've got to join with others to give the next generation something better to inherit.

A good step is to find people who are #marginalized based on factors including #race, #gender, #sexuality, #ability, or #class. Let's talk together. But don't let it stay in the "listening and learning" stage. We must find a way to create #justice coming out of a situation like this.

The world is not going back to the illusion of normalcy. #Capitalism grinds on. #ClimateChange is exacerbating inequity. #COVID is not the last challenge we face; it's not the "big boss" where we win the game once we've defeated it. It's just the mini-boss that let's us know what we're up against.

@novid #HolyAnarchy #Progressive #Leftist

Julia Serano
6 months ago

...from Xtra: “Sexed Up: How Society Sexualizes Us, and How We Can Fight Back gives every bit of [Julia’s] usual rigor as it interrogates the ways that people who hold stigmatized identities are desexualized, hypersexualized, sex-shamed or sex-policed”...
https://xtramagazine.com/uncategorized/julia-serano-drag-queen-story-hour-222950

#sex #gender #sexuality #sexualization #trans #transgender #bisexual #LGBTQ #queer #feminism #genderstudies

Julia Serano
6 months ago

...Liber: a Feminist Review on #SexedUp: “A feminist argument about sexism and patriarchy from a fully trans- & queer-inclusive point of view...When Serano introduces a concept...I expect the idea to pervade and permeate feminist thought”...
https://www.liberreview.com/issue-1-2-the-forest-and-the-trees

#sex #gender #sexuality #sexualization #trans #transgender #bisexual #LGBTQ #queer #feminism #genderstudies

Julia Serano
6 months ago

...from Refinery29: "part of what I love about Julia’s work is how generous and accessible her writing is. She doesn’t just tell you terms & what they mean, she plots them out in such a way that they click into place in your head without you even noticing"...
https://www.refinery29.com/en-gb/julia-serano-interview-sexed-up-review

#sex #gender #sexuality #sexualization #trans #transgender #bisexual #LGBTQ #queer #feminism #genderstudies

Julia Serano
6 months ago

...here's another review/interview from NBC News: “‘Sexed Up’ doesn’t just identify a common problem; it identifies a common ground for solidarity and resistance”...
https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/matt-gaetz-republican-pundits-weaponize-sex-sexualization-women-rcna29300

#sex #gender #sexuality #sexualization #trans #transgender #bisexual #LGBTQ #queer #feminism #genderstudies

Julia Serano
6 months ago

...and Lit Hub published this EXCERPT from #SexedUp on male socialization, feminizing slurs, enforced ignorance, and why so many men develop "mystified" attitudes toward women...
https://lithub.com/julia-serano-on-the-ramifications-of-sissy-shaming-for-kids-of-all-genders/

#sex #gender #sexuality #sexualization #trans #transgender #bisexual #LGBTQ #queer #feminism #genderstudies

Julia Serano
6 months ago

...The Guardian US published this EXCERPT from #SexedUp (from Chapter 3, "Unwanted Attention"), which provides a slightly different take on street harassment: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/may/16/street-harassment-women-public...
#sex #gender #sexuality #sexualization #trans #bisexual #LGBTQ #queer #feminism #genderstudies