A Short Glossary of Trans Terms Transgender: An umbrella term used to describe someone who has exhibits a non-conforming gender identity. Someone who does not identify with the gender designation they were assigned based on their genitals at birth. It does not necessarily imply surgery, simply a person who was, for instance, born with male genitalia but considers themselves female.
Reclaiming The Word “Slut” I have loved watching this SlutWalk phenomenon sweep the planet. I love it for a lot of reasons. I love anything that brings the discussion of people’s sexual individuality and autonomy to the forefront. And I love costumes, so there’s that. It makes me hopeful as the mother of a daughter who I hope will live in a world where she is both safe and free in her sexuality. As the daughter of a gay man, I know what it is like to be afraid that someone I love will be victimized simply because of how he has sex. As a business woman, I have been told that I am too sexy to be taken seriously. I have many sociopolitical reasons for wanting to see women able to express their sexuality in a way that is safe, healthy and fulfilling.
Reproductive Cancer Is Not Sexy! Screen Yourself and Save Your Life Reproductive cancers are a serious problem. According to a 2009 report by The American Cancer Society, an estimated 282,690 people developed new cases of Genital System Cancers in 2009. (Breast cancer, by comparison, claimed 194,280 new cases, which is a lot less, but still 194,280 too many.)
To me, sexy is more of an essence. It swirls around a woman in the way she walks – confident, focused, driven. In the way she talks – insightful, assured, creative. In the way she looks you in the eye – challenging, direct, encouraging. Frankly, I find it a bit distracting, until I start to feel the energy. That “turned on” feeling of wanting to think more, talk more, do more, get more done, because I was just reminded that I CAN.
Acquaintance Rape: Who You Know Can Hurt You. Whether you know it or not, you know a survivor of acquaintance rape. Sometimes called “date rape,” this is a real and common problem in our society. Acquaintance rape happens between people who know each other, which sometimes makes it very complicated and difficult to believe by many people, including the victim themselves. After all, our friends and acquaintances are not rapists, are they?
Pick The Right Lube Silicone or water based? Flavored? Numbing? Having the right lube for the right “job” is the best way to make sure you’re having pain free fun, for hours to come.
Eat Out A Woman Those yummy girlie bits are not nearly as mysterious as you think they are, with a few little tips and lots of practice, you’ll be a girlie gourmand in no time.
Give Him A Blow Job Don’t blow, but do take your time. And pay special attention to a few places you might not even know about yet.
SURVEYS AND FACTOIDS:
10 Reasons To Have Sex Tonight Do you need permission leave the laundry in the basket and throw your lover in the sack? It’s good for your health, the mood, and even the environment!