2018 was a year.
It jumped out of 2017 and scurried into the darkest corners. It latched on to satire’s face, only to burst from satire’s chest with the most ludicrous headlines. Overall, it was a bad, weird year, but men — especially — did not come off looking good in 2018 and it’s time to examine what lessons we should glean from these past 12 twelve months to make our collective futures less bad and weird…maybe even better. Read more
I’m not entirely sure why, but as I entered the party I had Taylor Swift’s song “All Too Well” in my head. Considering I had never been to this location or one of these events and I wasn’t arriving with anyone, the lyrics had no relationship to what I was actually doing; attending a members-only intimate party via an anonymous erotica club. Not quite a sex party, although that was certainly available to anyone interested in partaking. It was more of a hyper-flirtatious gathering for adults; consenting, eager adults.
‘It is just as objectionable to insist that everyone should be non-monogamous or kinky, as to believe that everyone should be heterosexual, married, or vanilla.’ Read more
In order to move forward, we need multidimensional spaces where we can have these discussions openly, safely, and communally. Read more
Michael E. Northrup’s ‘Dream Away’ turns consent into an illusion. Read more
Let 2018 be the year we demand more than freedom from sexual harassment and abuse. This year, it’s time we demand pleasure. Read more
It’s not about gentleness — it’s about consent. Read more
How are autistic people meant to negotiate boundaries when they spend the vast majority of their lives having their own boundaries ignored, trampled, or ridiculed? Read more