I enjoyed this article, again from The Guardian Australia also.
They are putting up some good stuff on all things sexuality of late.
Georgie Wolf is on the money in this post as linked below.
And I am for anything that shines sunlight on the oldest profession in the world because it very much needs it but that change as Georgie aludes to needs to be led by those on the ground, doing the actual work, not by politicians in offices far removed from reality.
The Reason Party here in Victoria, led by Fiona Patten is doing great things in this space, but also the Vixen Collective and others, who I am not across and apologies in advance on that, are also helping to bring light to a profession that needs it, to educate those who use services such as sex work and help to remove the stigma’s that very much still exists in this country when it comes to anything sexuality.
All in all, we are getting there slowly, beating back the bigots and blinkered and I for one am stoked to see small incremental change happening.
Jamiroquai – Bad Girls
Update: this post has gone a bit crazy so it’s high time I mentioned the author.
Linked article by: Alexandra Jones.
A good’n below tis…(translates as there is a good post below).
Found this on The Guardian Australia and after reading it, I felt there was some good stuff in the article that needed to be further shared.
At 50 years of age, I completely get the need for quality sex. 34 years in training surely is enough time to dot your i’s and cross your t’s on this important human activity.
I enjoyed lots about this article, especially the mind and how important it is, being present and also opening your mind to all the possibilities that intimacy offers.
Anyway, as always, if human sexuality is your bag (baby – Mr Austin Powers), then this article above will be a moth to a flame moment for you, and I will be the other moth circling the light totally engaged with it also.
And I promise to say hi as we dance around it, wings outstretched, totally enamoured by its beauty.
AES (for N’s Oma)
Donna Summer – Love To Love You Baby
I just came across this and it has knocked me out temporarily. This post is going to end here, but please read the NYT article at the link.
Ok, it’s a day or so past when I posted this and I am still a little shocked, but happy that education about sex is finally trickling down.
I am also extremely 🙏 for living in a secular country.
Women here are still fighting an uphill battle in many of these areas but things are changing for the better by the day.
Mad props to Mona Eltahawy for what she is doing also.
Check her out on Patreon if you can and please support her work. She is sticking it to the man and I, as a man, love this.
All in all, my heart goes out to any and all women who are oppressed and who can’t get access to simple sexual education. I do hope things keep changing in your countries and communities.
The article at the link below is a potent read and I implore you to venture down this rabbit hole if you, like me are tired of the multitudes of stories in which men (largely) are left wanting in this area of human sexuality.
I have been carrying on like a pork-chop for years on this blog about the need for robust, comprehensive and mostly better sexual education in this country and its clear in reading this article that – we ain’t there yet.
But on the positive tip, things are getting better. 2021, as Saxon mentions has been a year in which change has trickled down and left those of us who care deeply about this and many other issues around gender feeling like the winds of change are rising.
But they can only rise to a level where genuine change can happen (legislation) when enough people want change and are prepared to give up some of their time to vote and chaperone that change past and through the many obstacles in its path.
A federal election is coming (and I will post more on that soon) and so I ask;
Will you stand still and allow the standard you accept to move on by or will you step up and say something?
I hope it’s the latter. For everyone’s sake.
Dan Savage ROCKS!
He has single-handedly shown us how to build robust walls to protect those of us grasping at any one time with the many issues that make up human sexuality, against the conservative tide that seeks to erode sexuality to a lights off under the covers 5-minute wham-bam, thankyou ma’am exercise.
I used to read his column back in the day and always looked up to him as someone who wasn’t afraid to speak a truth that was being hushed daily whack-a-mole style by way too many blinkered fools.
I loved reading this article and I hope you do too.
He is a fantastic human being and I thank him for his contribution to humanity and sexuality.
A Better Way to Write About Sex – The Atlantic via @inkl https://inkl.com/a/wEpzjXHqYrz
I really enjoyed this read above (thanks Inkl). It’s tops of a big last four weeks in human sexuality here in Victoria, Australia.
We have had the bill passed to legalise sexwork (thanks to Fiona Patten, her team & those who supported the bill) which is massive in itself for all and sundry involved in this industry and then a couple of days ago, the Victorian parliament approved laws around sexual consent (stealthing etc.) which is also a huge step forward in gender equity.
Then about 20 minutes ago the article linked at the top of this post popped up in my Inkl.com feed.
I mean who knew that the inventor of Kelloggs conflakes was also negative about self-pleasure & masturbation?
If we had met, he & I would have surely had words, because masturbation is the bomb IMHO and is something I plan to do until my dying breath.
Anyhoo, have a read of the article if you are interested in venturing down this rabbit hole and maybe you will take an offshoot tunnel in the article and look into one of the books referenced in the article?
All in all though, I am stoked that we are making ground on the subject of sex slowly and surely whilst also leaving room for everyone to find their happy place in the many cul de sac’s on La Rue De Sex.
Mazzy Star – Fade Into You