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How To Talk To Your Doctor About Sex Injuries (Because Yes, You Should Do That)

on Sunday, 02 September 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Refinery29

Studies have shown that many people who engage in kinky sex want to talk to their doctors about the health risks involved, but fear being judged. "About 13% of survey respondents told their doctors their injuries were caused by something other than BDSM,” Anna M. Randal, executive director of The Alternative Sexualities Health Research Alliance, told the Huffington Post. “People make up stories; some are embarrassed, but most are more worried about being shamed by their doctors or not getting good care."

I Am A Barista By Day & A BDSM Teacher By Night

on Friday, 31 August 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Refinery29

"[BDSM is] a very consensual community. It's an understanding, non-judgmental community," Africa says. "Gender and sexuality is not a big, important issue there. It's all about how you treat the person, and your consenting and negotiating of the scene that you're going to partake in."

Enjoy kink? Here's how to handle the 'drop' you may feel after you play

on Thursday, 30 August 2018. Posted in NCSF in the News!, Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Gay Star News

Susan also says a person experiencing a drop might have a little internalized shame. She said: ‘For some people, the shame of being kinky and having done what you did may be the reason for a drop. We have so much societal disapproval and perhaps what they did conflicts with what their ideas of what a good person does.’ She added: ‘It’s a terrible thing for someone to feel bad about who they are – it’s why community is so important.’

What Monogamous Couples Can Learn From Polyamorous Relationships, According to Experts

on Tuesday, 28 August 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Time

“The biggest thing that I appreciate about poly people is that they focus on knowing what their needs are and get their needs met in creative ways — relying more on friends or multiple partners instead of putting it all on one person,” Kincaid says. “Once [monogamists] get into a relationship, they tend to value their romantic partner above everyone else.”

All you need to know about BDSM

on Monday, 27 August 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Femina

It’s not just important to be on the same page about BDSM, your partner and you also need to know what the other is willing and not willing to try. It’s best to have an idea of this beforehand. Palitanawala says, “Regardless of how power is used or exchanged, mutual respect and consent is key. It is important to indulge in BDSM in a safe and enjoyable way. Open communication with your partner is of primary importance for this.”

Kinky rescuer invites a ‘whole city’ to bondage party with his team’s Facebook

on Sunday, 26 August 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Metro UK

They said in a statement: ‘There are many people with different backgrounds and interests within the volunteer group. ‘People are engaged in all kinds of sports and hobbies and the rescue team’s board of directors will not distinguish these interests, as long as they are legal.’

WILL THE SEXUAL OPENNESS OF THE 'HOOK-UP' GENERATION CONFRONT THE CONCERNS OF #METOO?

on Saturday, 25 August 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Pacific Standard

Polyamory isn't going mainstream anytime soon. But to the extent that its growing acceptance portends a larger cultural shift away from the demands of monogamy (both within marriage and not), and to the extent that this shift is complemented by healthy communication over sexual issues, the conflicting cultural norms that plagued those raised in the 1960s and '70s may yield to a sexual culture that, while more exposed to graphic sex, is nonetheless less repressed, no more promiscuous, better able to discuss sexual desire, and, no matter how powerful a person is, cognizant that we all have boundaries.

#MeToo at Burning Man: The cracks in consent culture on playa

on Thursday, 23 August 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Reno Gazette Journal

"Often now, I will start with a handshake. I’ll put my hand up and either they’ll go in for a handshake, or they’ll open their arms. It used to be random that someone would offer a handshake. There has been this paradigm change," said Allen, the reverend of the Hug Church, which started at Burning Man. "There’s now a, 'Hey let’s talk about consent before we hug.'"

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