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Consent Summit in New York City

on Sunday, 20 August 2017. Posted in Front Page Headline, NCSF News

The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom and The TES Association present the Consent Summit, an all-day event of workshops and discussions on consent in New York City. Attitudes are changing about consent, and it’s time to join in the conversation. Consent and the law, consent in power exchange relationships, and dealing with consent incidents–you can’t have sexual freedom without consent!

9:30 am – 6pm on Saturday, September 16th 

@the LGBT Community Center, 208 W 13th St, New York, NY 10011

Register here: https://nationalcoalitionforsexualfreedom.wildapricot.org/events

Along with Carmen Vasquez as Keynote Speaker, other experts including Judge Rudy Serra, David Stein, Russell J. Stambaugh, Sar Surmick, Judy Guerin, Kevin Carlson, Graydancer and more will headline the Panel Discussions and Workshops:

Consent & the Law

Consent Activism: Past, Present and Future

Consent in Power Exchange Relationships

Train the Trainers: How to Talk About and Teach Consent

Consent Violations Survey

Towards a Better Understanding of Consent Incidents

Tickets:

All day event with luncheon - $50

TES Members all day event with luncheon - $40

Students and Seniors - $35

All day event with luncheon and Pay It Forward* - $75

*Pay It Forward allows those who are economically advantaged to assist people who are not. It's a reminder to all of us that money can create barriers between us. If you need a scholarship to attend, please contact NCSF to find out more - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

How to Be Non-Monogamous Without Being a Jerk

on Sunday, 20 August 2017. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Consensual non-monogamy comes naturally for some, and others not so much. Either is cool and normal, and no one is more or less enlightened for feeling one way. The only thing true non-monogamy should be is consensual and ethical for all parties involved. "It isn't for everyone," says Kyle, a comedian in Los Angeles who has experience with consensual non-monogamy. "But it's for way more people than you think."

Floggers, and handcuffs, and swingers, oh my!

on Tuesday, 15 August 2017. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Dayton City Paper

By Claire D. Lune

According to another member of both FetLife and the Dayton community, it’s incredibly important to be involved. “If you are not going out and letting people see that you are real then you aren’t making connections,” a self-employed, single mother says. “That’s what it’s all about to me – the connections. There is nothing better than sitting across from people and talking about anything without judgment.”

Meet the landlord behind Bushwick’s polyamory apartment: VIDEO

on Tuesday, 15 August 2017. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

The Real Deal

by Christopher Cameron

“I’m building community living environments under the brand HACIENDA,” he writes. “Through these projects, I seek to inspire change by raising the visibility of the sex-positive movement in mainstream society. I like to think of the real estate I develop as building blocks, or platforms, upon which great thought leaders and visionaries can stand.”

I’m a Submissive Brat and No, That’s Not a Contradiction

on Tuesday, 15 August 2017. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

AutoStraddle

by Danielle

For Anna, another self-identified brat, this plethora of options allowed her to find her place in BDSM. “I started out identifying as a submissive, but I was always so frustrated in scenes!” she told me. “I started to think that maybe I was a dominant, but I eventually got bored with that, too. It wasn’t until later on that I realized submission doesn’t have to be one-size-fits-all.”

A Very Useful Guide to Sexy Spanking

on Tuesday, 15 August 2017. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

GQ

BY SOPHIE SAINT THOMAS

"Spanking must have a terrific PR person. Though frowned upon as a punishment for children, spanking is currently a super-popular, super-sexy method of “punishment” between two consenting adults. The spanking spectrum covers a lot of ground. At one end are the playful taps you do every now and then, and at the other end is “impact play” (when one person—the top/dominant—strikes another—the bottom/submissive—for sexual gratification). But whether you’re a beginner spanker or a powerful dominant who wants to leave a handprint on your submissive, let’s be real: While spanking is totally normal and fun, it’s still hitting someone. Here’s how to do it respectfully...and sexily."

Talking ‘The Artist and the Pervert’ with Beatrice Behn

on Tuesday, 15 August 2017. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Fembot

by  Stephanie Watson

"A woman who radically expresses her own sexuality, is a scary thing indeed. Knowing yourself well enough to know what your sexuality should look like means knowing your body. Knowing your desires, your fetishes, your wishes. That ultimately leads to knowing yourself, owning your past and present, shaping your future. It also means being aware of your boundaries and no-gos. So expressing your sexuality as a woman is a very powerful statement that you know who you are and what you want and don’t want. Why would a patriarchal society want a woman to be in her power, to be in the know of herself and to protect her boundaries? These women are trouble!"

Is N.Y.C.'s kinky side in jeopardy? Lawyers prep for Supreme Court battle to save it

on Tuesday, 15 August 2017. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

New York Business Journal

by Anthony Noto

"The most important thing," Dubno added, "is New York is losing a lot of its flavor and diversity. This is a city where we tolerate different views and perspectives, and when you start restricting access to information and closing down small businesses, that changes the landscape of New York City — makes it less unique."

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