Posts Tagged Sexuality

Fu Yuanhui

A Chinese Woman Thanks Fu Yuanhui: Let’s Talk Periods & Sexual Freedom

Editor’s note: Some of the external links in this piece are in Chinese. You will need to use your browser’s translation function to read them.

Chinese swimmer Fu Yuanhui (傅园慧) became a media darling when she mentioned her period after the women’s 4x100m medley relay in the 2016 Rio Olympics. Fu’s period comment should be a huge deal. She has provided her fellow Chinese women the rare opportunity to reevaluate and dismantle centuries-long sexist beliefs surrounding women’s sexuality — including a nationwide fetish with women’s virginity (also known as chunv qingjie, 处女情结), and the taboo topic of menstruation.

Editor’s note: Some of the external links in this piece are in Chinese. You will need to use your browser’s translation function to read them.

Chinese swimmer Fu Yuanhui (傅园慧) became a media darling when she mentioned ...

theclitlist

The Clit List: A Porn Resource Website with Sexual Assault Survivors in Mind

The stigmas and myths surrounding online porn—both for viewers and producers—have changed quite a bit over the last few years. One area where destigmatizing efforts are most noticeable is in regards to women’s relationship to online porn. The space that has opened up for women to discuss their relationship to visual stimuli has led to the development of much-needed resources like this: The Clit List, a porn website with sexual assault survivors in mind.

The stigmas and myths surrounding online porn—both for viewers and producers—have changed quite a bit over the last few years. One area where destigmatizing efforts are most noticeable is in regards to women’s relationship to online porn. ...

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In the Face of Homophobia and Islamophobia, Queer Touch Persists

After the carnage at Pulse nightclub in Orlando I saw a lot of “love is love” messages from well-meaning straight people. Who do you love? It doesn’t matter! They seem to say. It’s all love! 

After the carnage at Pulse nightclub in Orlando I saw a lot of “love is love” messages from well-meaning straight people. Who do you love? It doesn’t matter! They seem to say. It’s all love! 

rihanna

Drake Who? Rihanna’s “Work” and Female Autonomy

February has been a jam-packed month for Black musical artists. In the midst of a welcome flurry of new singles, videos, entire albums (Frank, come on, fam) and stunning performances, Monday saw the release of both of Rihanna’s music videos for her rhythmic iffiancehall single, Work.

February has been a jam-packed month for Black musical artists. In the midst of a welcome flurry of new singles, videos, entire albums (Frank, come on, fam) and stunning performances, Monday saw the release of both of Rihanna’s ...

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Watch: Amber Rose takes us on a utopian “walk of no shame”

Continuing to be a vocal advocate against slut-shaming, in this new Funny or Die video, Amber Rose takes us on a “walk of no shame” in a utopian world where women’s sexual pleasure is celebrated, not policed. 

Continuing to be a vocal advocate against slut-shaming, in this new Funny or Die video, Amber Rose takes us on a “walk of no shame” in a utopian world where women’s sexual pleasure is celebrated, not ...

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