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  • Floggers

    So you want to buy a flogger....It can be pretty intimidating with all the different types out there! Hopefully this guide will clear up any concerns

  • Jess C Scott: On Sex and Writing

    Author/artist/non-conformist Jess C Scott talks about sex, writing, and writing about sex.

  • Erotica at jessINK

    An article on jessINK—the publishing company of author/artist/non-conformist, Jess C Scott.

  • Interview with Jamie Maclean at Erotic Review

    Interview with Jamie Maclean, editor and founder of Erotic Review: a website committed to giving sex a good name.

  • Review: The Art of Erotic Writing

    A review of contemporary author Jess C Scott's "Art of Erotic Writing" eBook.

  • Fan Fiction: As Good as Porn?

    While fan fiction is widely accepted as being something that only geeks do, writing themselves into elaborate sci-fi scenarios, or something that twelve year old girls write (badly) about their favorite male characters kissing, some people would rank it above live action porn as far as masturbation material goes. Why?

  • Pole Dancing: Not just for the club anymore!

    "Pole-dancing" is a phrase that used to incite images of scantily-clad strippers swinging around a pole with wads of cash sticking out of their underwear. Maybe for some people it still does, but pole-dancing has been growing in popularity among women seeking to get in shape, be sexy, and pick up a cool new skill all at once.

  • Define this: CBT

    CBT? Cat Bondage Time? Cool Body Temp? Cock and Ball Torture is more than high heels and winched faces. Power play and love go hand in hand.

  • Confessions of a Friend-Zoner

    You know how it goes. Man meets woman, man befriends woman, man expects that friendship to blossom into something sexual, and when it doesn't, man complains that he's been friend-zoned. This scenario can play out between any two people, regardless of gender...but it seems that man versus woman is most common, and in each situation, it seems to be the same complaint: "I was so nice to her. She led me on." But how often do we really hear her side of the story?

  • Positive Versus Prohibitive: Why Sex Positive Spaces are Beginning to Experience Backlash

    The notion of "Sex Positivity" is one that we are all familiar with: it encourages an accepting, celebratory attitude toward sex and sexuality. There are times, however, when sex positive spaces can turn sour for their participants. Some feel pressured, while others feel ignored, and with these mounting concerns going largely unaddressed, there is a real need to band together, combat this "elephant in the room" and keep our spaces and ideals safe and welcoming for all.

  • "Sex Addiction" is a Real Thing

    You may jokingly say “Yea, I’m addicted to her, the sex is just so great!” but for some people it is a real problem. It’s called “Hypersexual Disorder” and it is tearing apart people’s lives as you read this.

  • Happy MILF Day?

    So, with Mother’s Day behind us (that would be the second Sunday of May) but the month in which it falls still with us, perhaps we need to roll out a MILF Day? Or make plans for one beginning next year? I mean, we have special days for just about everything now, including “Talk Like a Pirate Day,” so why isn’t there a MILF Day? Or am I just slacking on my online searching game this month?

  • It's a Myth! The Fallacy of the Sexual Peak

    It's common knowledge that women and men have their sexual peaks at very different times, but is this idea heavy on the common and light on the knowledge?

  • My Body, My Image Part 1: Fostering a Healthy Body Image in Children

    Children suffer from body image problems just as much as adults. Body changes, puberty and an ongoing culture of thinness adds to a time of anxiety that can last into adulthood. How can we help children to accept and love their bodies?

  • The Virginity Paradox

    The term "virgin" is thrown around with a lot of confusion and legalism. What, technically speaking, constitutes a virgin? Does it matter?

  • Your "Flaws" are not Flaws

    You know we've reached a very low-point once companies begin making products that make our armpits fit to wear sleeveless shirts. Our armpits? Seriously? We live in such a bizarre era. We've grown up to be ashamed of the hair on our legs, the wrinkles under our eyes, and the cellulite on our legs. We've been taught to be ashamed of our natural body. But really, is there anything actually wrong?

  • Poisoning to Be Pretty

    While the act of putting on your makeup in the morning may not seem to be of significance, studies have shown that it can have a grave impact on your health.

  • The Feminist Submissive

    All too often on forums, social networking, and blogs, I hear the same question over and over again. "How can I be a feminist if I am a submissive?" Feminism and being a submissive are nor mutually exclusive. I am quite happily both things.

  • He can beat me, but I'm not a masochist.

    Roles, we are all assigned them. Even when we are playing with kink and fantasy, it still seems that we end up in roles that are assigned to us. I love my kink, and I love my dynamic. I let my Dom beat me until I am black and blue. I am not a masochist.

  • Life as a cam girl

    If any one ever had asked me if I thought I would ever be doing anything in life having to do with the sex industry I would have thought they were absurd. I was actually once a fairly shy person, however the lure of easy money can certainly help someone to overcome that. When I started talking and caming with people for money it was just a hobby. When I received my first bank deposit and realized how much I had received in spoils from my 'hobby,' that is when the game changed.

  • My first experiences at nudist resorts

    I've been to several different places that allowed nudity and it always ends up being sad to have to go back to wearing clothing after a while.

  • Masturbation doesn't have to be alone

    For me, I find masturbating with someone else, whether it be in-person or in the virtual world, to be a much more fulfilling experience than being solo. There is a thrill and shared intimacy in sharing the build-up and climax of an orgasm with another person.

  • "Is She Wearing A DOG Collar?" (How To Maintain Some Of Your Kink In A Vanilla Setting, Without Scaring People, Part One)

    Wouldn't life be grand if all the kinksters of the world could run around in latex catsuits and spiked leather corsets, flogging each other and kneeling at their Master's feet under the table at McDonalds without worry? Unfortunately, the world is not quite ready for that; however, it IS possible to keep some of the kink alive, even when your local church group may be watching. Here are some tips to "vanilla-ize" your kinky relationship when necessary.

  • Abercrombie & Fitch's Body-Neagative Attitude Lands Them in Hot Water with Consumers

    Abercrombie's CEO Mike Jeffries made it very clear that only cool, beautiful, popular, skinny people should be shopping in his stores. Not part of the cool crowd? He'd prefer you stay out.

  • Move Over Big Brother, Big Business Is Here

    One of the largest internet credit card processors in the world has recently announced a policy of zero tolerance regarding the use of certain words on sites it represents. How long will it be before all the others follow?

  • Enjoying The Joy Of Sex

    One of the most influential books ever published celebrated its fortieth birthday last year - and its sequel hits the same age in 2013. A personal celebration of Alex Comfort's "The Joy of Sex."

  • Our Path to a Plethora of Porn

    Porn has been with us a long time. Not as long as sex and masturbation, of course, because humans discovered that long before they got the hang of cave art. But once they started finding cozy homes in caves and stuff to draw with, we got our first collections of pornos and/or sex education manuals.

  • It's All In The Mind

    Many of us love to fantasize about our favorite celebrities while making love with our real life partner. But is it okay if we remember past lovers in the same way?

  • Blowjobs Aren't Sex, and I'm a Monkey's Auntie

    A fact of life or a cheater's charter? Some thoughts on an argument that I just don't understand.

  • The Rise of Modern Sextremism

    Although it has minimal presence in the US and the UK, FEMEN is one of the fastest growing feminist activist groups in the world. One whose activities, although even many feminists disagree with them, have raised the international movement’s profile to staggering new heights.

  • Define This: In Praise of Pre-Cum

    Yeah, that clear, sticky stuff that slimes up the sheets when you're messing around. But there's a lot more to it than that.

  • Why I Was Wrong About the Patriarchy (and Why It Doesn’t Matter)

    Nearly 3 years ago, I wrote a blog post asking: “Does the patriarchy really exist?” and enjoyed the spirited debate it generated. But recently, I’ve realized that I was absolutely wrong about the issue.

    I’ve come to realize now that of course “the patriarchy exists” – just not in the way it had ever been “sold” to me as a concept.

  • Marriage Equality

    Gay Marriage; it's such a hot topic today. However, have we forgotten the rights written in our own Constitution? have we forgotten that "all men are created equal," and the fact that we all have the right for our own pursuit of happiness?

  • The Ups and Downs of Camming

    Being in the camming game isn't always the easiest. While I have great fans and good times, I have also have experiences that are less than desirable. In the honor of cliches, lets look at the good, bad and ugly.

  • Early Labels Have Lasting Effects

    A comment to a young girl, whether a well-placed compliment or a spiteful insult, can have lasting effects on future personality and sexuality.

  • I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar

    Just a few short decades ago, women had no choice but to depend on others, but as the years go by, more and more women are breaking the mold of the past and standing on their own two feet. Independence is important for us all, especially since there won't always be someone there to provide for us.

  • Size Only Matters If He's Too Damned Big

    It wasn’t the angle, it wasn’t the mood, it wasn’t any of the things we normally blame. The fact is, he was just too huge. Some thoughts on why you shouldn’t click the Penis Enlargement links on that website.

  • Share and Share Alike

    Or: if you're so convinced that I should swallow your cum, let's see you have a taste of it too.

  • Social media meets sexual misconduct and leaves chaos in its wake

    Most people will deal with sexual misconduct at some point in their lives. Some will even run into it in the work place, but one woman's way of handling it didn't turn out as quite as she planned... or did it?

  • Define This: Capnolagnia

    Sex and cigarettes - the history and mystery of the smoking fetish.

  • The Loneliness of the Long Distance Sex Writer

    A lot of us here have written something that other people disagree with. All of us have read things that make us see red. Some thoughts on the nature of criticism, and why sex writers make such a popular target.

  • Margaret Thatcher dies at 87

    Britain’s first and only female Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, passed away today. What legacy did she leave for women in politics?

  • Clitoridectomy -- a Form of Female Genital Mutilation

    In this article, I discuss a form of female genital mutilation -- one that is still practiced today around the world -- clitoridectomy. I wanted to share things I learned while doing research, and what led me to learning about clitoridectomies. The details are horrific, but I keep it light here. After learning what I have about FGM and clitoridectomies, I felt strongly about bringing the topic up in order to share, and perhaps raise more awareness.

  • The First Lie

    What is the first lie a guy ever tells his girlfriend? “I promise I won’t cum in your mouth."

    And what is the first lie she tells him? "Good”.

  • Unexpected Stalkers

    Stalkers, is a dangerous and frightening word. Instantly one pictures a man or woman in their mid-twenties to thirties, standing outside in the bushes late at night. In this picture the stalker is usually unkempt in appearance, with baggy clothes, and unwashed hair. They have some secret creepy shrine of their victims and a dangerous obsession. The frightening truth is that almost anyone you meet can become your stalker. At twenty-four, I learned this the hard way.

  • Learning to Be Dependent

    While being independent in certainly important, the ability to allow ourselves to depend on others is also just as vital.

  • How “Teaching Men Not to Rape” Won't Prevent Another Steubenville

    Last week, Trent Mays and Ma’Lik Richmond were sentenced for the rape of 16-year-old “Jane Doe” at an alcohol-fueled party in Steubenville, Ohio. In the aftermath of this horrific crime, pundits are calling on the country to “teach men not to rape” to prevent a repeat of this obscenity – but that message is utterly ridiculous.

  • Influential Women: Charlotte Moorman

    How a classically-trained cellist, and Yoko Ono's former roomie, challenged and changed one writer's world

  • Busting Yourself Out of the Restraints

    One of the earliest pieces of advice we get in life—whether from our parents, teachers, books or even a sappy sitcom or crappily animated cartoon show—is that “you should be yourself.” It’s an excellent piece of self-affirmation. It’s true. It’s powerful…it’s also often bullcrap.

  • How Gidget's Lesson Is A Thing Of the Past

    For me, independence isn't something I ever thought about. It was a natural consequence of being surrounded by independent women, who taught me the importance of doing things oneself and to take pride in being able to take care of myself.

  • Influential Women - Marilyn Monroe

    Though mostly known for her sexy and charming persona, Monroe actually sought to be a fully rounded individual.

  • My Mikvah Tale

    I don’t live in a Jewish community, I only lived in a community once in my life. I wasn't raised Jewish. I didn't even know I was Jewish until my daughter was born. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for grandchildren of Jewish immigrants to not know their heritage. After years of persecution and then the concentration camps, many Jewish families changed their names and their identities. My family was one of these. Finding out our history was a shock, to say the least; but it saved my life.

  • Independence- Finding the Ever-Elusive Balance

    In the dichotic world we live in, it can be difficult to find the middle ground. Independence is no different.

  • Influential Women - Jenny Lawson / The Bloggess

    In honor of International Women's Day I'd like to share two women who have had a profound influence on me. I first wrote about Amanda Palmer. The second, yet equal in influence, is Jenny Lawson/The Bloggess. Her battle with depression and anxiety while being courageously true to herself has greatly influenced me.

  • Influential Women - Amanda Palmer

    In honor of International Women's Day I'd like to share two women who have had a profound influence on me. The first is Amanda Palmer whose blogs, tweets, music and overall philosophy have changed the way I look at myself in a profound way.

  • BDSM 101 -- What is it?

    Many couples are looking to add something new to their sex lives and with the recent advent of BDSM becoming more mainstream, many look towards it as an activity, but are unsure where to start or what it is. Or you may have an interested partner, but do not really know what BDSM is about. So, in the following articles, I want to explain what it is, why someone would like that, and how to safely do it. Today's articles just understanding what it is.

  • Influential Women: Beth Ditto

    Do you know how fabulous Beth Ditto is? If not read on. If you do read it anyway!

  • Independence or Death… or plan B.

    The world is ever changing and everyone has different approaches to life. However, no matter what you think, it’s paramount to be able to rely one number one. Here’s why:

  • Anne Bonny: A Bloody, Badass Pirate Tale

    We take our role models from many sources. Whether they be a celebrity, a historical figure, a friend, or family member, we choose them because they inspire us to be a better person in some way. And yes, even a pillaging, feared pirate CAN be a role model.

  • Watson and Crick? Bah! It’s all about Franklin, Rosalind Franklin.

    You may or my not have heard of Rosalind Franklin. As we celebrate Women’s History, here’s a chance to look at a marvelous, intelligent woman of science.

  • To the Anti-Porn Brigade; it's Always 1984

    The specter of porn legislation has raised its head again in Europe, and this time they mean it

  • Eden Lit Is "March"ing On and Getting Things Started

    New lessons and a clearer focus about just where Eden Lit is going in the future were just a few things that happened on the day of our meeting this month. Exciting stuff!

  • Dear Daughter: Live Without Limits

    In a few days, I’m having another baby. In recognition of International Women’s Day, here’s what I’d like to tell her about life, if she’s a girl.

  • Take a Walk on the Wild Side

    Bored with your toy collection and tired of seeing the same designs again and again? If you think you’ve tried every kind of toy available, you may be surprised to learn there is a whole niche of truly wild sex toys out on the market available for anyone who dares to take a wild leap into some truly amazing experimentation.

  • Girls v. Grown Women

    Many people say that girls are less mature than grown women and that grown women have better relationships. But who defines maturity here? Is maturity the only factor in a relationship's success/failure?

  • Conventions may be the right dating spot for you!

    Let’s face it: getting into the dating game sucks, and sometimes you just don’t feel like letting people set you up. Sometimes you’re looking for a more meaningful connection, but dating websites don’t appeal to you, and you don’t quite feel desperate enough to post to the personals section. What can you do? Well, you may have not considered it, but if you enjoy going to anime and comic book conventions, you might be surprised to learn that they are great places to meet new people!

  • Independence Can Be Empowering; But It Does Have A Price....

    Just like any other hard-fought battle, there can be casualties. Most of them are worth it, but some of them... well, that is for you to decide.

  • One Generation to Another: Interviewing Mom

    My mother is a 58 year old woman, who grew up in a very different time. Views on women, on life, and love have changed a lot since she was my age. So how does a woman who’s been married twice, had three children, and lived such a full life view womanhood? I interviewed her recently to find out just what she thinks about women, motherhood, love, marriage, and even sex.

  • Exploring Hentai

    There is so much porn, both on and off the internet. Why would anyone choose to look at drawings over real people? With a guilt free conscience, knowing that there are no reluctantly recruited actors, and no awkward feelings about watching strangers get down and dirty, many people choose hentai as an alternative. Plus, kinks and fetishes have no restrictions in hentai!

  • Fat Girls in Real Life

    As a young BBW (Big Beautiful Woman) sexuality, self esteem, and romance aren't quite the same as they are for the average Jane.

  • Feminists Don't Deserve Chivalry?

    In this article, I want to briefly discuss this particular idea that feminists don't deserve, or should not receive, chivalry from a male spouse or boyfriend. Many people have this idea, which basically originates from a few misconceptions about feminism and chivalry.

  • Should prostitution be legal?

    While I would never turn to prostitution as a profession, I do think it should be legalized.

  • The Wild Kink Alphabet O-Z

    The last of The Wild Kink Alphabet series, covering the letters O (for oviposition) through Z (for Zentai)! Have you ever heard of Zentai suits? Transformation? Vore? Kinks and fetishes go far beyond the well known BDSM spectrum, what's out there in the endless void of fetishism?

  • Becoming Well-Known on Eden

    Your friend just told you about this cool new site where you can get free sex toys in exchange for genuine reviews.

  • Sexuality and Christianity: My journey to finding peace and reconciliation.

    This article is an account of my experience with my journey through sexuality and the church.

  • Valentine's Day Can't Beat Spontaneity

    Valentine’s Day is just never as good as any other day my partner and I spend together, which is part of the reason I have never celebrated it. Each of my partners over the years have asked me, “So what do you want to do for Valentine’s Day?” and I’ve never known what to say. I ask them what they want to do, to turn it on them. If they seem really excited about it, I’ll go forth with whatever they want to do. I personally don’t care about Valentine’s Day unless my partner does.

  • Valentine's thoughts

    Valentine's Day: Love it or hate it? Read on to see how my opinion has changed over time!

  • Shining A Light Into Darkness, Illuminating The Sex Trade

    Should prostitution be legal? A healthy national attitude about sex not only makes things pleasurable for its citizens, but also makes great financial sense.

  • The Wild Kink Alphabet G-N

    The second section in The Wild Kink Alphabet series, covering the letters G (for guro) though N (for necrophilia)! Have you ever heard of macros? Guro? Hypers? Kinks and fetishes go far beyond the well known BDSM spectrum, what's out there in the endless void of fetishism?

  • Eden Lit Discusses Writer's Block

    So many things going on at the Eden Lit Club House! We are talking about serious topics that should interest everyone from the avid reader to the professional writer. This month we discussed writer's block, the bane of all creative people.

  • Sexy Piercings! Part 2: The Vertical Clitoral Hood

    A lot of people get this piercing confused with piercing of the actual clitoris. I assure you, piercing the hood and piercing the clitoris itself are two very different things. Piercing the clitoris itself is actually difficult and dangerous and not often done or recommended. The hood on the other hand, which is the layer of tissue above the clitoris, is safer and has a lot of benefits for your sex life.

  • Confessions of a Wishful Prostitute

    Is trading your body for money immoral? I don’t think so. In fact, I find the whole concept to be kind of hot! Let me tell you why.

  • Don't Rape Not "Don't Get Raped"!!

    Women are told to avoid walking back home alone after dark, to avoid dressing provocatively, and to avoid getting too drunk in order to avoid getting raped. But is this the solution?

  • Valentine's Day: Not Just One Day

    Valentine's Day should not be the only day we show our loved ones we care because our love should be expressed daily.

  • NAMBLA: Working the First Amendment

    The North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) is a pedophile and pederasty advocacy organization in the United States that works to abolish age of consent laws criminalizing adult sexual involvement with minors, and for the release of all men who have been jailed for sexual contacts with minors that did not involve coercion.

  • Define This: Underwear Fetishism

    Enjoying the scent of a woman’s underwear – this is frequently portrayed as creepy or strange. But is it?

  • Let’s Not Make a Big Deal About This, OK?

    Nothing ventured, nothing gained. For big rewards, you have to be willing to take big risks. No one got ahead by playing it safe…

  • I am a Sister Wife

    I am a sister wife, and here is the why and how!

  • Menstruation: “Red Days” - A Jewish Perspective

    Although, it is a natural process of the body, the topic of a woman’s period is often off limits. In this day and age, with sex education in school, sexuality in virtually all television programs, all the progress in women’s rights, why are women still plagued by the old age stigma of being “unclean” or “dirty” during their ?time of the month'?

  • The Wild Kink Alphabet A-F

    The first section of The Wild Kink Alphabet, covering the letters A (for age play) through F (for furry)! Have you ever heard of erotic asphyxiation? What about cum inflation? Furry? Kinks and fetishes go far beyond the well known BDSM spectrum, what's out there in the endless void of fetishism?

  • Johns, Tricks, and Cold Hard Cash

    Opinions are free to give out, but how much will you actually DO?

  • I Can Sell Everything...But The ONE Thing That Is Mine??!!

    For Sale: 1994 Oldsmobile, Jeans, Diamond Ring, Puppies, Dishes, Couch, Bed, Used Lelo Vibrator, Porn DVDs, Erotic Tales, Phone Sex, Used Underwear, Business Plan, Inventions, Intellectual Property...Everything but my body...

    Why can we sell everything we own, even our thoughts and ideas, but not our body? What would the ability to sell our own body do for our rights and lifestyles? Why is it we can sell everything but the one thing we have ultimate control over?

  • Define This: Female Copulatory Vocalizations

    Is there more to your moans and groans than you thought? Let's see what the science says about sounds and sex.

  • Is Porn Ruining Men’s Sex Lives?

    Some people are starting to wonder if the instant gratification of high-speed, online pornography is warping men’s sexuality.

  • Top 25 Most Popular SexIs Articles in 2012

    The year 2012 was a year fraught with change for SexIs. We added a lot of new faces, and touched on a lot of new topics. We had articles all over the spectrum from people all over the world. And these are the most read, most popular, most commented...dare we say most loved? Catch up on what you missed!

  • The “Traditional” Family? Anything but.

    The argument for "One Man. One Woman." Is anything but traditional. Looking back at human history, you'll be surprised that that so-called "traditional" family is the farthest thing from traditional.

  • Not All Our Women Are in Refrigerators: Sex Positivism in American Comics

    Comics have undergone a revolution in the last ten years. A new era of creativity is flourishing and with it, new ideas are flowing. Not only are all sorts of issues being tackled in refreshing ways, sexism and caricatured ideas about sex are being challenged.

  • Prostitution? Yes please!

    Prostitution is known as "the world's oldest profession." If it has been around for centuries, then why is it illegal? Shouldn't everyone have a right to do what they please with their body?

  • My Coming Out

    Coming out of the figurative closet tends to be a difficult path for many people. It’s not just working up the will to tell everyone else, but admitting it to yourself.

  • Rape Isn't A Consequence

    Growing up, I was warned by many folks that there are situations we put ourselves in that can get us raped. I didn't question this until I experienced several instances at work that brought out the fear. I learned how ugly the fear is, and how the warnings seemed to endorse that rape was a consequence for making bad decisions.

  • Visually Enhanced Psychosexual Therapy (VEST)

    Everyone knows about sexual dysfunction, and those who have experienced it may have tried a score of medical “solutions” with less than fruitful results. For those who have found other “non-medicinal” interventions that have worked, perhaps this article may not be news for you so much as proof that getting reacquainted with your own body, and that of your loved one, can do more for you than any medicine can.

  • A Cultivation of Sexual Myths

    We've all heard our share of sex myths. The "you can't get pregnant the first time" myth, the "douching with Coke a Cola" myth, and the classic "you won't get pregnant with the girl on top" myth. But what about myths that go further? Myths that make you wonder if you're a bad person? Or if you really had sex? Myths that have been so pervasive in our cultures that they have lasted for literally centuries?

  • Erotic Fiction: A Sexual Evolution

    Erotic fiction, whether in literature or art, has been around since the dawn of time. Men and women have always had fantasies pertaining to their sexual exploits, and have always enjoyed sharing them with others. In every culture, there are numerous examples of this in many different forms. So how did we go from crude cave paintings of large 'phallused' men and big breasted women, to the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' and modern porn era of today?

  • Clutter vs Convenience: Books in the bedroom?

    From the ubiquitous 70's offering of The Joy of Sex through Madonna's 'Sex' tome and almost every issue of Cosmopolitan, there was always a certain appeal in having 'coffee table' books & magazines that not only showed our open-mindedness to select friends, but also meant we could just grab a title and take it off to bed with us. But do we still need books for that, or can we get the same reading enjoyment out of our Kindles & Tablets?

  • Top 25 Most Popular Articles in December 2012

    Naughty Christmas gifts, coming out kinky, and sexy fantasies were the topics of discussion in December on SexIs Social. Sadly, despite all the warmth and love, it was also a month of reflection and disgust when a bad situation surrounding one Ohio high school spun wildly out of control. Bundle up next to the heater vent and read the most read and shared stories on SexIs in December 2012.

  • Shame & Masturbation

    Most of you would agree that masturbation is A-Okay! But did you have to overcome a self-imposed reluctance? Or worse, an idea of societal shame? This article looks at how two people, a male (Kenneth) and female (Michele), dealt with their insecurities (and those of others) and eventually became (mostly) comfortable with their self-lovin’.

  • Old-Fashioned Dating Etiquette for Modern Times

    Some say that chivalry is dead, but perhaps its rules have just evolved so that we can use them easily in today's world. Old-fashion dating etiquette can still hold up in modern times, even though our lifestyles and culture have changed.

  • A New Year For Eden Lit

    Changes are the order of the day for 2013! Eden Lit is embracing the new year with passion and we are having a great time. We are 3 years old this year and it seems like time to make a few changes to the way we do things.

  • DINKs: Double Income, No Kids

    "First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage, Then Comes The Baby In The Baby Carriage." Many of us have sung this little song as children and come to accept this as just basic common sense of how life is supposed to be. But is it really? Isn't having children a choice? Is having children really a choice if it's expected of you? That doesn't seem like a fair description of the word choice.

  • Naughty Teacher Nixed Over Pornographic Past Will Not Be Allowed To Teach Anymore

    A 32 year old female teacher was fired for performing in porn, during a lull in her career and due to financial hardship. Learn more about the ordeal here.

  • Your Cheatin’ Heart … Or Is It?

    Life is lived almost exclusively in the gray zone. Things are rarely completely black or white, right or wrong, good or bad. Yet despite the very obvious fact that almost nothing is absolute and “morality” is often very much in the eye of the beholder, there is a very strong tradition of looking askance at “extracurricular” sex by married folks or other heavily committed couples.

    Monogamy is considered the rule. The gold standard. The “right” way to go.

  • Our child, whose choice?

    Generally, I am absolutely pro-life. I am on the side of the baby, not either of the parents.

  • In Defense of Monogamy: It's Not Selfish

    In modern society, many people think monogamy is outdated, restrictive, and most of all, selfish. But is it really?

  • It Takes Two

    Abortion is such a hot topic, but it's often considered as a "woman's choice" problem. Who gets say over what happens to her body? But ultimately, it isn't just her body in question.

  • Equal rights across all planes!

    In a country that has fought so long for equal rights, it seems to me that a key area has been disregarded: father's rights to an unborn child. No man can legally force a woman to abort her baby, so why should a woman be able to abort a baby that has a parent who wants to raise it?

  • Define This: Fat Admirer

    Finding fat people sexually attractive is more complicated than it seems and far more than it should be. Sometimes it has to be hidden; it's not always believed and makes dating difficult. Still, it's just a preference and shouldn't risk widespread ridicule or ostracism.

  • Racing Against the Clock

    In today's feminist-oriented girl power culture, women are encouraged to pursue a career and find themselves before settling down. But too often now, women are finding that they've waited to long and their fertile years are long behind them.

  • The Tale of the Survivor

    Survivors of sexual assault are people made sensitive by not only the attack but also by the treatment they receive from society.

  • It Takes a Village

    While it's tempting for single mothers to view their contribution as the only one that really matters, it's important to acknowledge the role of father to a child.

  • It’s here – the era of incurable Gonorrhea

    Antibiotics are no longer effective against a super-strain of the sexually transmitted disease.

  • Old-Fashioned Guide for Modern Lovers

    Is there a place for the quaint rules of old-fashioned courtship in the hook-up generation?

  • Pro-Choice, but Whose Choice?

    When it takes two people to make something, who gets more of a say when choosing to unmake it? Normally, the clear answer is both parties, but what if that something affects one party way more than another? Such is the dilemma of abortion. Doesn't he have a say in whether the child should live?

  • Anonymous attacks Steubenville students accused of rape – but do their facts add up?

    Hackers affiliating themselves with the Anonymous movement have turned their attention to the Steubenville rape allegations – but their version of events doesn’t always match the facts.

  • Define This: Formicophilia

    One of the strangest "philias" out there, which just proves that humans can find pretty much anything erotic.

  • The Tale of a Lesbian Lolita

    Being a Lolita is tricky enough. Combining an alternate sexuality with that can sometimes make your peers give you some pretty odd looks!

  • The boys' club and porn culture

    The verbal-visual porn dichotomy demystified. Or: do women like porn?

  • Porn For the Rest of Us: Top 5 Reasons to Read Fanfiction

    The phrase “porn for women” is thrown around a lot these days, sometimes mockingly accompanied by a photo of a man doing the dishes, but you might be surprised to learn that there is a massive community of porn – real, explicit, kinky, delicious porn – created by women, for women. I'm talking about fanfiction.

  • California Courts Rule Rape is Only Rape if You’re Married

    Normally it is members of the Republican party who make asinine comments about Rape, but yesterday, the California appeals court decided to get in on the act.

  • Bustin’ My Balls: Or How A Vasectomy Hits A Man Where it Hurts

    When I had my vasectomy, it wasn’t merely physical discomfort I had to deal with.

  • Lolita Anti-Sexuality

    In the minds of some girls, Lolitas should never have so much as a sexual thought. It's a common happening in the communities to even begin to think like this. Why? Are they right? Hell no!

  • SexIs Subjective: Gifting Pleasure

    Sex toys are a great way to show someone you care about their pleasure, but it is necessary to use personal judgment and respect others’ boundaries before gifting a sex toy.

  • Who has the right to decide?

    Being adult means we are responsible for our actions and their consequences. We have the ability to create and destroy lives – but such power comes with huge responsibility. Who can make such decisions? Who can shoulder such responsibility? Who can have a say over a life created by two people that would belong to two?

  • The Hardships of Coming Out as Non-Vanilla

    Most people seem to associate coming out as an exclusively gay thing. Yet experience has shown me that there are several other aspects of our sexuality that most people keep to themselves, even when being open about almost everything else, not because what we do is a bad thing, but actually because we face countless hostilities whenever people find out. I’m talking about letting people know that we’re not vanilla, in or out of the bedroom.

  • Feminish: Sex Pozzies

    Think feminists don't like sex? Think again. One feminist's discovery of sex positivism.

  • SexIs Subjective: Careful Who You Give To! (And Have Fun!)

    Be careful how you gift people with sexy gifts. Overall, though: Do it! Gift your partner with something sexy! You BE that sexy Santa!

  • SexIs Subjective: ‘Tis a gift...and ‘tis the person

    Think twice before you wrap that Fleshlight! Reasons you might want to reconsider giving someone that particular gift.

  • Lolita Fashion and Sexuality

    There are too many misconceptions about the Lolita subculture. "They're ageplayers," you'll see. Here's why they're wrong.

  • Top 25 Most Popular Articles on SexIs November 2012

    Needing a break from all the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping? We’ve got another amazing edition of the SexIs Top 25!

  • SexIs Subjective: Toys for Private, Sweaters for Family

    The holidays are about love and family, and family is all about respect.

  • Kink vs. Fetish

    You say “toe-may-toe,” maybe I say “toe-mah-toe.”

  • Teen Rape Goes Viral; Town Protects Football Team

    Instagram and Twitter feeds incriminate students in a sexual assault case the authorities can’t brush under the carpet.

  • Sex Workers Speak Out: A day to be observed, December 17, 2012

    Every group in society has a leader. A person that everyone in the community looks to for empowerment and/or answers. When you look back in history, there are hundreds of people who have made a name for themselves for speaking out for what they believe in. For standing up for their beliefs and others who believe. For making others understand, even if they do not agree or believe that they need to live and let live.

  • Sexy piercings part 1: Nipples!

    Usually when the phrase "pierced nipples" comes up, it inspires cringing and thoughts of intense pain, and then loss of sensation. Well, I'm here to say that's not necessarily true. Nipple barbells can be aesthetically pleasing when placed correctly by a skilled piercer and will heal nicely with proper after care. Getting my own nipples pierced was one of the best piercing decisions I've ever made, for both looks and my sex life.

  • Pushing Sexual Boundaries: When the Lines get Blurred

    If there is one thing that has been blurred for me, it would have to be boundaries. When does something stop being itself, and transform into something completely opposite? In my love life, sex has become one of those things.

  • Define This: Monogamish

    Sounds related to monogamous, and it is - but it's not the same thing.

  • Erotic Capital: Owning Our Sexuality

    The signs are unmistakable. Women are owning sexuality in powerful and disquieting ways. Is the world ready for the future of femininity and feminism?

  • Sexis Subjective: An Old-Fashioned Christmas.

    Toys are a great gift... just not for Christmas.

  • Sexis Subjective: The Season of Giving... Orgasms

    What's Buzzing Underneath the Tree?

  • Have You Been Naughty?

    Are you dreaming of a naughty Christmas? You are not alone. Thanks to the "50 Shades of Grey" trilogy, 2012 has officially become the year of kink. Moreover, women seem to be the driving force behind this sexual explosion. LELO, a leading designer of personal pleasure objects, recently released their yearlong global survey. With 19,000 women respondents from 8 countries, the results may surprise you, unless you already have your grey silk tie.

  • Is your Christmas gift Inappropriate?

    Why are sex toys viewed as taboo? Why would it be embarrassing to unwrap a sex toy in front of the family? After all gifts should be something that is useful. What could be more useful than a gift that is good for your health, gives you contentment, and faithfulness to oneself?

  • Daddy's Home!

    Call me daddy. Ooh yeah, that's the way I like it!

  • Kinky University - College Campus BDSM Clubs

    With "50 Shades of Grey," the once hidden world of kink, fetish, and BDSM has stepped out of the dark shadows of society and is now front and center in the limelight. Not only in book stores, but also on many university campuses across America, the world of BDSM is coming out of the closet and its practitioners are finding acceptance.

  • Euphoric Over Dysphoria

    The APA has decided that being transgendered should no longer be considered a disorder.

  • SexIs Subjective: The Season of Giving

    I love my toys, so why not share the joy?

  • A Hairy Situation

    Every November, men allow their facial hair to run wild for cancer. So why exactly is the idea of women doing the same "just gross"?

  • Statistics or Homophobia: Debating the Ban on Gay Blood Donations

    One could argue the ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood isn’t a matter of homophobia – it’s statistics. But why, then, are other equally at-risk groups not excluded from donating?

  • SexIs Subjective: Would you buy a sex toy for your Mad Aunty Mabel?

    Are sex toys appropriate gifts? Does it depend on who the receiver is?

    Many people are comfortable buying sex toys either with or for our sexual partner(s). But what about friends or, (gasp, shock, horror) a relative?

  • The nail that sticks out

    The absolute extreme - being average. That's right - the most extreme thing is being average. I do not mean belonging to the mass of people who are similar in a way. No, I mean being halfway between groups of people.

  • It's hard out there for a sex toy lover, especially if you're straight.

    Why on God's green earth is it hard for people to grasp that straight men can love sex toys too? Or why do they think you must be gay?

  • Kinky Sex Club

    Harvard College approves a kinky sex club as a new student organization.

  • Internet Safety Should Be For Everyone

    There is no doubt that technology definitely has come a very, very long way since the internet's humble beginnings and the silly, almost cartoon-like sounds of dial-up connections. The internet is something that can be used for seemingly millions of things and should be enjoyed safely, no matter your age, gender, or sexuality.

  • Coming out as a Cam girl

    When you just can't lie about such a big part of your life anymore...

  • Sex workers speak out ~ The Words of a Stolen Life

    There are many different sectors of the sex industry. In those sectors there are many different faces. And each of those faces belong to a real person, with a real story. Here is one of them.

  • The gender equality in sex

    Merely a hundred years ago, women were suppressed and they weren’t supposed to know about sex or enjoy it much. The world since then has come a long way. The age of sexual freedom changed a lot of things, and feminists today are fighting for our equal treatment. Should they? Should they not? What about male rights?

  • Natural Pregnancy Prevention Methods

    Most of us are familiar with the standard, everyday birth control methods such as the pill, Depo Provera injection, condoms, IUDs and more. However, did you ever find yourself wondering what people used before these methods were widely available, or what the people who have religious or other reasons not to use the doctor-administrated methods use? If so, you may find these natural birth control methods pretty interesting.

  • Sex - the absolute and relative availability of information

    Today we live in the age of sexual freedom as well as the age of information and the internet. Anything you might want to learn or know about is pretty much a click away. But is it, really?

  • Happy Holidays From Eden Lit!

    The holiday season is upon us once again and we at Eden Lit are feeling very festive. We are dropping Eden Lit Lessons and just about everything we normally do and we're gonna party. We're gonna play games and write happy, hot or maybe even healing stories. Join us for an earlier meeting on Tuesday December 4, 2012 at 3 pm on our forum for a writing party!

  • Sex & Religion: The Beautiful and the Damned

    People have touched upon Sex & Religion in a variety of ways. However, I think there is more talk about "don't feel guilty" and less about why people feel guilty despite all "logic." This article is partly personal in nature, but for those who still feel guilty despite all the sermons and debunking, perhaps the answer is that most of us cannot quite put our finger on where the guilt is coming from – and it might be a whole lot more than just religion in the water.

  • Sexism in Science Still Lingers

    Women have made amazing progress from where we once were. We run the family and bring home the bacon. We are now the majority of college students. However, there is one area in which women are still horribly behind: science.

  • E.T. Probe Home

    People's fantasies are getting more and more wild every day leading to the exploration of things beyond even this planet.

  • Balancing sex and family...Or how my mother-in-law came to hate me.

    This is the story of the girl who traveled four hours to stay at her boyfriend’s parents’ house after dating him for just around a month and how after two weeks of nonstop sex, succeeded in making the aforementioned parents despise her. So if you’re looking for tips on how to ensure you leave your significant other’s house with more than a little condemnation, you’re in the right place!

  • SexFeed: Elmo Actor Resigns Due to Sex Scandal

    A long-time Sesame Street actor has resigned as his role on the children's TV show as Elmo amidst a still emerging and thus far unverified sex scandal involving teenage boys.

  • SexIs Subjective: Sexual Freedom, It's not just for young people anymore!

    It's 8 pm, do you know where your grandmother is?

  • Breast Cancer: It's not *just* about the breasts!

    Breast cancer awareness is all well and good, but in order to do the most for awareness, the focus needs to be more on the women affected by it, and not just the isolated body parts associated with it.

  • Yes, 'Good Girls' DO Have Sex (and we like it, too)!

    When the time came for 'The Talk,' my mother decided to inform me about the differences between 'good girls' and 'those girls.' Let's just say, the thought of being one of 'those girls,' not to mention the effort to avoid becoming one, was... inhibiting.

  • Sex workers speak out ~ Interview with a Pimp.

    There are many different sectors of the sex industry. In those sectors there are many different faces. And each of those faces belong to a real person, with a real story. Here is one of them.

  • SexIs Subjective: Sexual freedom starts with us

    Although society puts pressure on us to confirm to the "norm" sexually, we can not expect change until we are willing to set aside our own inhibitions and embrace all safe, sane, and consensual sex. Only then can true sexual freedom be achieved.

  • Is Purity Hurting Girls?

    What happens to a girl when she isn't "pure" anymore? She's a whore, she's a slut, and guys toss her around like a dirty rag doll.

  • Defeating Succorbenoth- The Demon Of Jealousy

    We agonize over it, we hide from it, we even build walls and defenses against it, but the only time we ever defeat this bastard emotion is when we turn and face it. You cannot fight what you refuse to see.

  • Confessions of a Stripper: The Champagne Room Unveiled - Part 3 - The rest of the story.

    Day after day and year after year, I went to work. Each night, I ran the same hustle on a different man. For years, I was their play toy and took their money; it all began to grow old. There was no big light bulb that went off in my head. However, there was one night when my thinking began to shift; when I found myself standing at a cross road. This was the night that I was slapped in the face with the reality of what my actions had caused. That night will be burned in my mind forever.

  • SexIs Subjective: Sexual freedom--It is found in the last place you would ever look.

    Sexual freedom. Two words that, when paired together, mean many things to people. Once I realized what sexual freedom honestly meant to me, I felt liberated and truly free. Sexual freedom has nothing to do with legal issues, moral battles or input from other people. Sexual freedom comes from within. It is an important and overlooked truth about who you are as a person and how honest you are with yourself.

  • An Open Letter To My Mommy Friends

    You have kids. I don't. I accept your choice -- so why can't you accept mine?

  • Why So Squeamish About Sex Ed?

    We have the freedom in America to choose how we educate our children, but many schools and parents avoid educating children about sex. Of course, we have to teach kids about sex in an age appropriate fashion, but why are we so squeamish about sex? Why ignore the fact that schools are saying "abstinence only" and getting away with it? We're choosing to stay in the dark in a nation where we have the freedom to learn, and quite frankly, it's unacceptable.

  • Out of Lies, Truth

    Is it possible that out of all the lies I told to pursue an extramarital affair, truth was revealed?

  • SexIs Subjective: Jesus Loves You, Unless You Have Butt Sex

    Society has come a long way in terms of sexual freedom, but as a part of the Catholic Church, I find myself shaking my head at all of the sexual ignorance harbored within my own faith. Some Catholics say everyone should have sex the same way or you're straying off of God's path. But sex is part of our identity! How we do it makes us unique! Sexual experimentation is not against natural law; what is unnatural is the obsession with only having sex one way, exactly the same way as everyone else.

  • Thanksgiving Aphrodisiacs

    I am a foodie, a self-declared lover of languid meals cooked with intention and loads of flavor. An intuitive eater, I have for the most part chosen real, sometimes raw, mostly colorful cuisine, a testament to my European upbringing and preference for Mediterranean delicacies regardless of food fashion.

  • Sex workers speak out ~ The Beginning of Becki LeBeau

    There are many different sectors of the sex industry. In those sectors there are many different faces. And each of those faces belong to a real person, with a real story. Here is one of them.

  • Sharing is Caring

    You talk to your friends about a lot of things, is sex one of the topics? And how much of your sex life do you discuss with them? I'm still trying to figure out how much to talk about with my friends, but I want to figure it out.

  • Nice Guys Finish Last: A Young Man's Perspective

    Here I will take a humorous outlook on this myth, what I've seen it do, and why it sucks.

  • Intimacy - You Can't Fake it

    Bombarded by imagery of sex and death, politics and disaster, life - like the movies - sometimes feels like it's lost all grip on what matters. Some ruminations on the meaning of intimacy, seen through the lens of a forty-five year old subtitled Swedish movie.

  • Confessions of a Stripper – The Champagne Room Unveiled: Part 2

    With an open credit card at the bar, the game begins. If she can skirt around his obvious desires while stringing him along, she can make a lot of money tonight. This game is not a one man show. It takes a team to pull off a successful champagne party. From the waitress, to the bartender, and even including another dancer, each is vital for a party to continue all night long.

  • Sex Feed: The Allure of Restrictive Corset Wearing

    A quick look at the lives of two restrictive corset wearers.

  • Body Mods Down Below: Male Edition

    What’s the deal with dick piercings? Do people really split their penises? Here's a brief look at all the crazy, cool and scary things that males can do to their genitals, and why you might want to look into getting pierced, even if you're not the "crazy" type! Not for the faint of heart!

  • Eden Lit Club: Gearing Up For The Holidays

    November starts the whole holiday tread mill. For most of us it's an intense time bringing up many feelings, not all of them good. Eden Lit is a perfect place to share those feelings and get some positive feedback. It's always good to know you are not alone!

  • So Barack Obama Won The Election: What Does That Mean for Sex-Positivity?

    Now that Barack Obama has secured a second term, what does that mean for the issues that affect us most?

  • SexIs Subjective: Freedom at Home & in Public

    It's hard to nail down the point at which someone ceases being sexually free and instead becomes disruptive or offensive. However, it's even harder to tell how justified that offense is! I don't think that we as a society are completely where we need to be in terms of open-mindedness, but I do think that we are on the way there.

  • Knock Knock. Who’s There? Herpes.

    At 21, I was diagnosed with an STD. Though I have happily found someone who accepts me and doesn't judge me for my past, society still says it's OK to make jokes about diseases that are killing people. You wouldn't make a joke about cancer, so why is it OK to joke about syphilis?

  • SexIs Subjective: Freedom to be You

    One of the reasons the United States of America was founded was so that people would be free from tyranny. One thing that is absolutely needed is sexual freedom. I'm glad that I have the freedom to express myself in all ways, even if people don't agree with it.

  • Sex workers speak out ~ Fun with Steff (js250)

    There are many different sectors of the sex industry. In those sectors there are many different faces. And each of those faces belong to a real person, with a real story. Here is one of them.

  • Confessions of a Stripper – The Champagne Room Unveiled Part 1

    Long before VIP rooms were added to virtually every adult club across America, the champagne flowed in the French Quarter and the ladies were hot and thirsty. What really happened in the dark corners of those clubs? Why did so many men try to pay for lunch and find that their credit card was maxed out? After years of keeping the stories from my days as a stripper on Bourbon Street a guarded secret, I’m sharing what really went on back then. Join me as I tear the veil back on the Champagne Room.

  • SexIs Subjective: Sexually Caged

    A person's sexuality should be as simple as a person preferring the color blue to pink. We all have preferences, we all have our likes and dislikes. Society doesn't mock me because I would rather drink water than juice; so how is it fair to ridicule someone that is drawn to the same gender they are? Or someone who's turned on by whips and gags? Who are we to look down on someone for any preference they have?

  • Sex Feed: $1,000 Shot Promises Better Sex for Months

    The hottest new trend on the coast is the G-Shot, a $1,000 shot that promises longer and more intense orgasms for up to 4 months. With plenty of rave reviews, the real question is--Is this $1,000 "G-spot Shot" worth it?

  • SexIs Subjective: Sexual Freedom and You

    Even just a few short years ago, a simple mention of the word "sex" made people cringe and quickly change the subject to something else. Times change and now we stand up proudly for our sexual freedoms.

  • Sex workers speak out ~ The Ivy Jones Saga

    There are many different sectors of the sex industry. In those sectors there are many different faces. And each of those faces belong to a real person, with a real story. Here is one of them.

  • Strange Sex?

    I know you're going to look at the title for this and wonder what the hell I'm going to be writing about. But this isn't about things I've done or seen people do. It's about a TV show called Strange Sex.

  • Talking About The First Time

    I think we all remember the first blowjob we ever gave. But do we remember why we gave it?

  • Fang-tasy: Vampire, Werewolf, and Supernatural Play!

    Are you Team Fangs or Team Claws? Either way, spook-tacular fantasy play has been everywhere from Renaissance Faires, Cons, and now most recently, the bedroom! Here will be some tips to let your claws out during intimate moments.

  • It's raining men

    The third in a series of interviews with some of the sex industry’s lesser-known and occasionally least understood practitioners.

    Bukkake is one of those sex acts that most of us discovered on the internet and, the occasional fleeting fantasy aside, we're content to leave it there. But what if it had a different name? Or if it didn't have a name at all?

    Note: I've chosen to present this strictly in the words of the interviewee, removing my own questions and prompts.

  • Female Genital Mutilation

    Imagine being held down by women you know. They remove your clothing, pry your legs apart, and without sterilization or anesthesia begin to cut into your genitals. All the while your mother sits beside you, telling you what an honor this is, and how it makes you clean and marriageable. Impossible, right? Not hardly. 140 million girls and women worldwide have endured this and thousands more are subjected every single day.

  • SexIs Subjective: I put a spell on you and now you're mine...

    Is the appeal of Halloween just a spell? What makes Halloween so attractive and sexy and mysteriously spooky? It's a day of masquerade, a day you can live out your fantasies without the world judging you. Sometimes the real you is just dying to shine, yet there is a little inner part of you that is afraid to let her out, but on Halloween, you can set her free and live in the moment.

  • Women United

    I can't believe she wore that! Look at her, she is too fat! She is too thin! Blah! Blah! Blah!

  • Sex workers speak out ~ Shayanne's Story

    There are many different sectors of the sex industry. In those sectors there are many different faces. And each of those faces belong to a real person, with a real story. Here is one of them.

  • Beyond the Dungeon - the "other" secret life of a Dominatrix

    The second in a series of interviews with some of the sex industry’s lesser-known and occasionally least understood practitioners.

    Immortalized in fiction, fetishized in art, and lionized in some of the internet’s most fascinating corners, we probably think we know everything about the life of a Dominatrix. In which case, we are in for a few surprises.

    Note: I've chosen to present this strictly in the words of the interviewee, removing my own questions and prompts.

  • Body Mods Down Below: Female Edition

    What’s the deal with clit piercings? Do people really get their nipples removed? Here's a brief look at all the crazy, cool and scary things that females can do to their genitals, and why you might want to look into getting pierced, even if you're not the "crazy" type! Not for the faint of heart!

  • Sex Feed: Virginity for Sale

    And the winner is...

  • My Boobs: Equal Parts Utilitarian and Sensual

    I love my boobs. I didn’t always feel that way.

  • SexIs Subjective: Let Your Fantasies Run Wild

    Maid? Nurse? Cop? Anything is possible on Halloween.

  • SexIs Subjective: Trick or Treat and Time Travel

    Reflecting on what has happened to my Halloween experience over these last few years.

  • Sexis Subjective: Sexy Costume Or... Sexy Costume.

    "Sexy" costumes have become the only option for Halloween, leaving the more demure as a thing of the past.

  • SexIs Subjective: Why can't I be a Wookie, too?

    What if men went out dressed in themed boxer-briefs and capes for Halloween and it was women that wore scary and silly costumes? Why isn't it like that to begin with? After all, isn't the adult portion of Halloween about having fun more than anything else?

  • Define This: Fag Hag.

    What is the first thing that comes to mind when the term "Fag Hag" is used? No matter what comes to mind, the connotations are usually negative. Let's take a moment to explore this relationship and what it means.

  • Three Is Company

    Polysexuality is an alternative to polyamory. Instead of having emotional and romantic feelings for many partners (polyamory), you have just a sexual relationship with more than one partner.

  • Isn't That You On The Screen?

    You can find anything on the Internet. Including, apparently, footage of your friends having sex.

  • SexIs Subjective: On A Sexy Halloween

    Halloween can be a time to embrace that sexy part of you that you keep hidden the rest of the year. It allows you to become some one new and do things that only they would do.

  • The Girl Behind The Glory Hole

    It’s been said that sex workers are among the most misunderstood professionals in the world. But they are also among the most dedicated.

    In the first of several interviews with different "specialists," conducted over a period of six months, a woman filling what some people might describe as the most demeaning of all her trade’s many roles talks about the demands of her job, her motivations and the rewards.

  • Response to “Enjoying Porn: It's for Ladies Too”

    Ladies how do you like your porn?

  • Sex Feed: Bars and sex

    New female masturbation bar; a bar that sexualized Remembrance Day; Bar Refaeli wants to make a sex tape

  • SexIs Subjective: Sex Sells on Halloween

    Halloween as a sexual holiday for adults can be a good thing but not everybody wants to participate.

  • Judge Not: Church Slut-Shames Inspirational Fitness Model

    A fitness model who is inspirational to many is shamed and disgraced by a Church who “disapproved” of her early modeling career.

  • SexIs Subjective: Halloween...the sexuality is relative to the individual.

    Are costumes demeaning to women? What about demeaning towards men? Is there too much sexuality or not enough? Do you celebrate the holiday or not?

  • Sex in someone else's house

    In a moment of passion, would you have sex while in your family's house?

  • Being Yourself, From Behind a Mask

    We all have masks that we wear in our life. They may not be physical masks, but they are there nonetheless. But these masks allow us to be who we really are, just presented differently.

  • Enjoying Porn: It's for Ladies Too

    Watching sexy scenes on a bright screen isn't just for the boys' club anymore.

  • Sandusky, Savile and worse – Why do we tolerate sexual predators?

    Out loud, we all claim to despise sexual predators. So why do we tolerate so many of them?

  • Sexis Subjective: Halloween is for everyone!

    While yes, Halloween is a holiday that almost all children love, it is not only a time for children!

  • SexIs Subjective: Costume Play

    Halloween has always been a favorite holiday among youth: dressing up, getting candy, pulling pranks. So what is it about the holiday that has so many adults deciding that they should join in the fun? And is that even acceptable?

  • Growing up Sexual: Puberty in the Internet Age

    The internet allows people of any age, gender, or sexuality in any location to connect instantly. The information highway is limitless and utterly incredible. But in a world where teenagers must be digitally connected to be "cool" and anonymity is key, what changes can we expect to see in our children? What can we do to help and better understand our children in this unpredictable and challenging cyber universe?

  • SexIs Subjective: Halloween Is Not Just For Kids

    In my opinion Halloween is not just for kids, we grow up doing it every year. Why do some people think just because we grow up we should stop doing it? We have just as much fun doing things for Halloween as kids; ours is just more age appropriate.

  • Experimentation vs. Appropriation

    My lifestyle and business have become a fad. One would think that I should be jumping for joy, but I am not. I feel disgust and shame. I don't want to be a Halloween costume. It's not a pleasant feeling.

  • Swallow

    A word to make guys go weak at the knees... and some girls to go weak in the stomach. A look at the cultural and societal background to the power of seven little letters.

  • Before You Spread the Rumor, Learn the Facts

    October is also Domestic Violence Awareness month, and while domestic violence is a horrible thing, I want to share my story of why you should always know ALL the facts before reporting anything. This isn't the same for every case, but it's something I had to deal with, and I'd like to share my story.

  • Friendship is Magic, or This Brony thing, is a sex thing isn't it?

    I make custom BDSM, toys for a living, and My Little Pony ones are some of my highest requested items, True Story. I, like most people, assumed the whole Brony Culture was a sex thing, and my experiences pretty much prove me right. However, I've been on this whole internet deal a long time now so I know, maybe I'm just seeing the worst side of things, as is known to happen. Follow me on a journey as I discover how to be a Brony.

  • Eden Lit Club: October Story Starts and All Things Fall!

    The air is crisp, colors are exploding all over, and school is well into its first semester. We're all gathering up and settling down for the winter. The Eden Lit Club is also settling in and harvesting all the creative energy.

  • #SexIs Subjective: A Sexy Halloween

    Somewhere along the way, Halloween became the sexiest holiday this side of Valentine's Day. This happened somewhere along the way, and I for one am glad it has happened.

  • In Landmark Lesbian Custody Battle, Court Rules: “Best Interests of the Child are Paramount.”

    In the lead up to the election, it often seems like equality is in the firing lines. But in the midst of an anti-gay agenda by militant Republicans, it looks like one small victory has been won in New York City.

  • SexIs Subjective: Are We Too Old for Halloween?

    This is the time of year that many look forward too. New scary movies are flooding into theaters, pumpkin flavored foods are popping up on menus everywhere, and this year's costume ideas are on everyone's mind. Are we going too far? Is Halloween just for kids?

  • Take a Dance With Chance

    Sometimes taking a leap of faith and just allowing things to happen can be a scary thing. Let's face it, the unknown is scary, but we live every day facing the endless possibilities. So why are we so afraid to knowingly take a dance with chance?

  • 3 Scary (Deadly) Trends in our Youth

    They do what?! And put it where?! The youth of today are very creative, but sometimes the desire to get the quickest buzz or latest gadget can turn deadly. Here are some of the dangerous trends occurring in younger people.

  • Women = Vaginas. Men = Pigs.

    What limited sexual education communicates to our children.

  • Furry: The Fuzzier Side of Kink

    Maybe you've seen that creepy CSI episode about fursuiting...Maybe you've had a friend that seemed to like to make animal noises just a little too much--or maybe you've just seen it around the internet. The furry fandom is growing by the day, but no one ever seems able to clearly define it or give a straight answer to any question about it. It really makes you wonder...What exactly IS a furry?

  • I will never be you. -Or- I don't understand white people.

    I was recently stuck in a situation with a bunch of members of the normal, which are the most important vote for any presidential candidate: white, upper class, Christian males. As I sat surrounded by these people with my mohawk and hole-filled jeans, I couldn't get over the fact I hated them, I hated every word that spilled from their mouths. Let me share my story about my time at a bachelor party, for my metamour.

  • Incest fantasy porn and legalities

    I think this is an odd thing to be able to find on the internet and I do not understand why I like to search for it, especially when most of the people in these videos repulse me.

  • Why Not Let Everyone Be Happy?

    I’m going to talk about the equality in the marriage field. I only have one question, Why not let everyone be happy? Nobody runs to a happily married straight family and says, “Hey please don’t kiss in front of me or my kids, it makes me uncomfortable.” So why do we feel the right to tell homosexual couples this exact sentence? I don’t think that is right in my opinion.

  • Out Of The Ashes May Rise A Phoenix

    There is nothing more beautiful or more awe inspiring than the power and conviction of a naked woman.

  • BDSM Or Just Curious?

    So you read 50 Shades of Grey and now you're looking for a dom? Think again!

  • The Spirituality of Sex

    Do you like sex? Do you like ambiance? If there's one thing we learned from ice-cream sandwiches, it's that good things are always better combined. (Or, well, usually, at any rate. We received quite a different message from jalapeno jelly beans.)

  • Confessions of a Stripper: Why Men Are Drawn to Strip Clubs

    After work, Joe and his friends decided to hit a local Gentlemen’s Club for a beer before heading home. Joe and Ernie call their wives to say they will be late. They don’t dare reveal the truth, with a white lie they hang up and its high fives all around.

  • Why Do They Call It The "Dirty Deed"?

    This is one of the many random things on my brain that I'd love to share because it's something we don't really think about although we use it every day.

  • The sex talk from above?

    This is my piece of knowledge I'd like to drop on ya'll and my opinion with it.

  • A beginner's guide to Sexting

    Panic-stricken social commentators tell us it's the latest evil craze to be turning our children into sex-mad monsters. But not only has sexting always been with us, it doesn't care how old you are, either. So, a noobie's guide to getting it on in three or four characters, tops.

  • Submissive Journals: A How To Guide

    As promised, this is part 2 of my previous post on submissive journals. In this section, I will focus on how to start and maintain your own Sub journal. As well as a starting guide, I will include helpful tips and tricks for writing and formatting your journal, things to consider when choosing a site, important posts to include in your journal, writing prompts, suggestions, and ideas to help you get started.

  • Why is it more acceptable to look at real porn than animated porn?

    This article is mostly my experience with animated porn and a point of view from my side outward.

  • Submissive Journals: The Benefits Of Having Your Sub Keep A Daily Journal

    In one of my previous articles, I briefly talked about having a sub journal. I've decided to expand on the subject a bit more, since I received some questions. This is part one of a two part series. In this section, I will focus on why journals are important and also address some common ways they are used. Part two will be a how to guide on writing, and some helpful tips and tricks I've learned.

  • How Far is Too Far?

    A recent French movie shattered mainstream cinematic expectations by incorporating scenes of real sex in place of the usual simulation. And a lot of people got very upset. Were you one of them? A few thoughts on a theme of the movie world’s final frontier.

  • Top 8 Movie Sex Scenes of 2011

    What were the sexiest flicks in 2011? Find out here.

  • Life of a Virtual stripper: Get a real job

    We all love dancing around and being sexy, but is it hard to believe you can have your cake and eat it too?

  • Beginner's BDSM: What It Means To Be Submissive

    You love sex, particularly kinky sex. But how do you know if you are ready to take your relationship to the next level, and become truly submissive?

  • Kink From Afar: Dealing With Long Distance In A BDSM Relationship.

    We all know that long distance relationships are hard, but what if you add BDSM into the mix? Both BDSM and long distance relationships require a lot of work to maintain just by themselves. If you happen to combine the two, you're in for a wild ride! How to keep the kink alive when you're apart.

  • SexIs Subjective: Marriage Inequality

    Partners cannot be afforded the same rights as married couples in Health Care.

  • Sexbot and Robots, or Coin-Operated Hookers.

    I was recently asked (or the question was referred to me) if I thought sex robots were a thing I would see in my life time. I replied simply, "I already have." Granted these are not the robot nymphomaniacs of current movie magic, more like the clunky things you might expect, but they are getting better. However what does that mean, for humanity, and are these for men only? How close to the cool ones? These answers will surprise you.

  • My Inner Bitch’s Bout with Sex Negative Education

    An eye-opening event this summer has me thinking: It’s time for grownups to grow up about sex education. It starts too late and ends too early. I came to this realization this summer when I got a dreaded call from my son’s camp director one Friday afternoon.

  • Why Can't We Be Friends?

    Breakups are hard, there's no doubt about that. But when you end it with someone or they end it with you, then why can't a friendship blossom from the ashes?

  • Variety is the Spice of Life

    Sex is a huge part of any relationship, whether you're sexually active all the time or tend to be the kind of couple that only gets it on every so often, sex is important. While the cuddly, cute, "let's make love" kind of sex is enjoyable, spicing things up can be just as much fun if not more. I've recently decided to take my sexual relationship and turn up the volume a few notches, and DAMN is it making a lot of noise.

  • Common Myths About Sex Toys

    There I was standing in front of the glass case of beautiful toys for the first time. The lingerie we originally came there for was forgotten. I couldn't believe what I was seeing. They looked more like works of art than sex toys. Could my negative opinions about them have been wrong? I was in heaven, and determined to test my theories.

  • Out of the Bi Label, Into the Pan Fire

    I always bristle at the word “confused,” used to describe a sexual orientation that’s not straight, not lesbian and not gay. I’m sexually attracted to men, and I’m sexually attracted to women. I know this from a rich variety of sexual experiences that were and are pleasurable, memorable, endearing, funny and occasionally tragic, but never confusing.

  • Should “Creep Shaming” be a thing?

    The Men’s Rights Activists of Reddit believe that “creep shaming” is insidious and anti-equality. But does creep shaming really exist? And if so, why shouldn’t it?

  • The Differences Between Men & Women

    Everyone knows that men and women are different but not many people have thought it through all of the way.

  • Eden Lit Club: What's going on in September?

    Everyone writes poetry. This was our premise in August and it was a rousing success! It turns out our community does, indeed, write poetry. As we continue to reorganize and redefine our club as an entity, we learn more about our unique skills and not a small amount about ourselves as individuals.

  • The Young and The Sexless

    Nowadays there are a lot of young and generally attractive men who have virtually little to no sex lives. What's the reason for this? Is it their looks, personalities, or is it both? For those who are labeled as unattractive or seemingly unworthy of a sex life, how do we change the perspective of billions who believe that tall, tan, and physically fit is the ideal looks of someone who is attractive?

  • All That’s Wickedly at Stake with Jessica Drake

    What does Jessica Drake do on her birthday? Why does she do what she does? How does she feel about her fans? Dave Gammon asks all that and more in this interview with “the wickedest girl” in porn.

  • Why I Like Anime Porn

    Alright. So, anime porn. I know this might not be a very popular subject but I'm not sure anything else I do is, so I will just smack the 'Remember, this is just what's in my head' sticker on the article and send it to market.

    Are you sitting comfortably? Well then let us begin.

  • Age Play: the basics

    A brief and basic description of the fetish and lifestyle of age play including definitions of terms and a few educational resources.

  • GOP abandoning Todd Akin – but is it too little, too late?

    Apparently, even the right wing has limits when it comes to women’s reproductive rights.

  • Bisexuality in My Own Words

    Why should it be that someone like me can have no fear when calling myself a lesbian, but upon discovering I like both women and men, be so hesitant to call myself bisexual? I hesitate because of all the popular misconceptions and negative connotations that are associated with the word.

  • The infamous “men-only” Augusta National Golf Club accepts two female members

    For the first time in eight decades, women can now tee-off at the famous Georgia golf establishment.

  • Purr-fection: Why I Love Catwoman

    While the infamous Catwoman is no doubt a sex symbol, there's more to love about the femme fatale than just her sex appeal.

  • SexIs Subjective: How Thin is Too Thin?

    Are words of affirmation always positive? What happens when they're used to perpetuate unhealthy lifestyles?

  • SexIs Subjective: How to make sense of fitness and self acceptance as a curvy girl.

    As a size 18-20, how do you both strive for fitness but love the body you are in?

  • Strip Club Etiquette

    A visit to the strip club can be a thrilling, exciting, eye opening experience. As both a sometimes stripper and strip club client, I would like to share with readers how to make the best of your trip to the nudie bar...and how not to make a fool of yourself!

  • A Peak Behind the Female Dominated Future or, My Time as a Man in the Eden Forums.

    For the first time in recorded history, women out number men. Roughly about 51 to 49 percent. Current trends suggest this number will actually continue to grow over time expecting to reach about 60/40 in 2060. As an amateur sociologist I'm curious to study the land scape of the future and the Eden Forums seem to have let me do that. These are my journeys.

  • Confessions of a Stripper: How it all began.

    With the days of the Red Light District long gone, the back bone of the sexual atmosphere in the French Quarter is the Exotic Dancers who fill its numerous clubs. Over a hundred Ladies of all ages and back grounds work every night year around to entertain the tourists.

  • Trampire

    How the backlash against the Kristen Stewart and Rob Sanders cheating scandal highlights the still present double standards in America.

  • United Airlines “loses” unaccompanied minor on connecting flight. Doesn’t care.

    On Monday we wrote about how many airlines have a sexist policy of moving male passengers to prevent them sitting next to unaccompanied minors – something a Sydney law professor argues “effectively places all men in the category of potential offender.”

    But it gets worse.

  • A New Awakening: The introduction & acceptance of porn in my relationship.

    Have you ever had an epitome? One that has changed your outlook on a very minor area of your life and then turned it into a major part of your relationship? A realization so profound that it changed your sexual relationship with your partner?

  • What exactly is Hentai?

    If you've spent a decent amount of time on the internet, you've probably heard this word thrown around a bit, along with "AIYEE" and "Onii-chan." What does it all mean though? The answer lies within the heart of the cards.

  • In Praise of Lingerie

    It seems for most men that what they want most is to see a woman fully nude and ready to do all sorts of unspeakable to them. I'm a bit different. I want a woman to do those unspeakable things to me and with me, but I want her wearing something more than her birthday suit.

  • Forget “All Men Are Potential Rapists.” How about “Child Molesters?”

    Qantas, consistent with many airlines, has a standing policy to move any male passengers to prevent them sitting next to unaccompanied minors. But what message does this send?

  • Eden Lit Club

    The Eden Lit Club is cleaning out and redecorating its clubhouse! It's an exciting time for the club as we are changing, rearranging and redefining who and what we are.

  • Community Commentary: Wait...there are still "The Rules"?

    Love, relationships and romance can be difficult and confusing enough, but take a trip to your local bookstore and you might wind up even more topsy-turvy than when you entered.

  • Define This: Burlesque

    It is a common misconception that Burlesque performance is the same as stripping or exotic dancing. While they have many similar elements, they are not the same thing.

  • Stay Cool, Man

    Who doesn’t love summer? When you were a kid you got out of school and had nothing to worry about except when the pool opened and whether or not the girl down the street thought you were cute. Now that we’re adults there are a few more things on your mind during the day, but summer is still awesome.

  • And They Called Me Whore

    Waking up the next morning, grabbing my panties off of the floor and pulling my clothes together, I realized what had happened. I bow my head, make my way to my friends car, and silently wait for what I know is coming. Laughing, they tell me how wild I got last night, and then I disappeared.

  • Exploring our Sexual Vocabulary: Today’s Word Starts with ‘C’

    The words we use to describe the things we do in bed can say a lot about us, and the society we live in. When we talk sex we usually are talking about something “dirty” or “nasty” or if it drips with raw animal desire, it might even be “filthy.” Why is that?

  • To See Justice for the Raped, First they Must Be Seen.

    Despite rape's prevalence in society, the unwillingness to even discuss it has prevented major progress and left innocent people feeling helpless. Instead of waiting for the politicians to discover the willingness to address the prevalence of rape, it's time to stand up, be counted and demand change.

  • Why I Hate the Term BBW

    For me, the term BBW is offensive and I'd rather it not be used. There are better ways to talk about ourselves!

  • Equality in Competition: Should We End “Male” and “Female” Categories in Sports?

    Last week, one female Olympic athlete outperformed the men – so perhaps it’s time to ask the ultimate sex-positive sporting question: If we seek a world in which men and women are treated equally, why do we still segregate their sporting competitions?

  • When Those Boots Come On: Part Two

    So far this has been one of the most enlightening summers of my life. Not only have I spent more time exploring myself as the Domme I am, but my life has literally changed drastically in the last few months. I went on vacation to spend time with my friends. However, that vacation left me with more than I could ever imagine. I've learned who I am. I have grown spiritually and I have become the proud Mistress of one of the most exquisite slaves I have ever seen.

  • Erotica in The Mainstream (Or how "50 Shades of Grey" Has Helped Loosen Us Up)

    "50 Shades of Grey" is everywhere. No matter what you think of the writing, the books have brought erotica out from the shadows in the publishing world. With the way erotica is being viewed currently and the advent of E-readers, there has never been a better time to love erotica.

  • My First Days as a Dom

    I thought I would be rough and tough. But instead, I ended up being a weepy mess, afraid that I was breaking my husband.

  • Sexis Subjective: My Body, Not Myself.

    In a effort to not offend, are we making it acceptable to live with an unhealthy lifestyle?

  • BDSM Training Schools Online

    School is in session for Dominants and Submissives alike with several online institutions to choose from offering everything from the basics of BDSM to the intricacies of specific fetishes, relationships and even legal matters.

  • Blossoming Through EdenFantasys.

    My experience with EdenFantasys has boosted my confidence in many areas of my life and has helped me blossom as an individual.

  • A Chicken Sandwich Vs. Marriage

    I'm sure you've heard about the recent furor over the comments made by the president of Chick-Fil-A regarding gay marriage. I think his comments may be wrong, but it's not going to stop me from enjoying their chicken sandwiches.

  • The First Time

    No one's first time is what everyone imagines it will be. We as a society put so much emphasis on the first time that it is nearly impossible to meet the expectations that accompany your first sexual experience.

  • On Collars & Closure & Why Submission Is Not a Gift

    I don’t mind tropes. Sometimes, phrases that are often used are that way because they withstand the test of time. I don’t even have to finish the following sentences and you know the balance…

  • Beyond the Bedroom: The Submissive Lifestyle

    Many have toyed with the idea of becoming a submissive, but have put it off because the general stereotype of a submissive is taking as much pain as your master can deal. Dominant and submissive relationships can, and do, go beyond the bedroom.

  • You wanna do what?!?

    Years ago, before I was serious about anything in my life, I was involved in a relationship that was purely focused on carnal needs. We certainly didn't imply catching a movie when we said, “Hey, you wanna hang out tonight?” The agenda was sex. What's funny to me isthat it isn't the sex that I remember. It's something so insanely simple he said so long ago that dug in and made a home in my mind.

  • Confessions of a Stripper

    When you see her on the stage, she appears to be a sexual animal. She is the nameless face that you desire to make all your dreams come true. She knows how it is done and you are ready for her to teach you. Or can she? Do the girls who make their living by teasing men, making them believe they have all the sexual answers, really know what they like in the bed?

  • A brief history and cultural lessons of sex in China... a Woman's point of view

    Ever wonder what how the "traditional" Chinese woman views sex? Ever wonder what her family and friends and school, and society and government view sexuality from a woman's point of view? Well, now's your chance. And outsiders view looking into the world of traditional China.

  • The 5 Hallmarks of Feminist Porn

    For decades, pornography has been the domain of men - it was made by and for horny guys, with no regard for what women might like and what might be upsetting to them. But in recent years, there has been a surge of new feminist porn, created by female pornographers for women's enjoyment. It's a very diverse genre, but there are some defining features that most feminist porn films possess.

  • Cyber Me Sexy

    Where, how, and why would you want to have cybersex? Where do you find someone with similar needs and what should you expect?

  • The Rules of Safety: D/s Relationships

    Recently BDSM has been ushered into the mainstream. Let's take a look at the basic rules you should know about before engaging in play.

  • The Plastic Vagina

    Vaginal cosmetic surgery is on the rise in both the US and the UK. Why? What is so wrong with a woman's vagina that she needs to go under the knife to change it? What is normal?

  • Loving the Broken: Three Women Coping with Marriage to a Military Man with PTSD

    What would you do if the man you loved was taken away from you? For many military wives, post-traumatic stress disorder can effectively steal away a beloved husband.

  • SexIs Subjective: It'd Be Easier To Love Our Bodies If It Weren't For Other People.

    Everyone wants to love their body, it's just that everyone has a different method. Some accept their body as is, rejecting society's perception of beauty. Others work tirelessly to conform, and still more find a different path. What nearly everyone is saying, through all their work, is that people should stop judging based solely on appearance.

  • The Relationship Between Sexual Desire and Romantic Love

    Sexual desire and romantic love have often been mistaken for two separate, opposing entities. While reading articles written by great philosophers such as Sartre, Blackburn, and Fromm, I noticed that they all use the two terms as if their meanings were like day and night. This article will explore the interconnecting relationship between desire and love, and consider the fact that Fromm’s writings may not be as accurate as his readers may have presumed.

  • Makeup-Breakup-Repeat: Facebook Style

    We all know at least one couple that sticks to the pattern of breaking up, making up, and repeating. Heck, I’ve even had a relationship (or two) in the past that followed this pattern. It was pretty ridiculous and pointless. Now that we’ve got social media websites like Facebook, it seems that these couples are making their personal dramas public for all to see. Seriously, I’m like, “what the eff?”

  • The Giving Pirates

    A few months back, while on a road trip with a very dear friend, we started to talk about starting up a pirate performance troupe. It was an excuse to dress up, do some fun shows and...well, be entertaining pirates.

  • SexIs Subjective: It's YOUR Body.

    Controversial movements like ‘fat acceptance’ or ‘pro-ana’ leave me feeling confused. How can they ask for acceptance of their bodies while at the same time bringing others down because of theirs?

  • You're Into WHAT?!

    Foot fetishes, golden showers, rimming, pony play, slave and master, role playing, faeces play, whipping, spanking, pegging, needle play, asphyxiation, and oh so much more! You don't have to practice or even like the idea of these activities but many people thoroughly enjoy them. Just because they may seem different doesn't make them wrong.

  • Sexual Freedom's Fifty Shades Of Grey

    What defines ethical sex? Consent and age are the usual definitions, but what happens when dangerous sex gets dangerous, but consent seems clear? That's where questions get tough and answers become murky.

  • That 8-Year-Old should NOT be wearing those Daisy Dukes!

    Now, I’m not a parent, but this needs some correction! I was walking in the mall the other day and I saw a little girl, no more than 8 years old, in some daisy dukes.

  • Am I a Freak? (A Formal Introduction)

    Nobody can tell you better if your turn-ons make you a freak, than the expert on taboo... Tessa Taboo.

  • So, You Read ‘Fifty Shades’, and Now You Want to be a Sub…

    Yes, I get it. You read all three of the ‘Fifty Shades’ books in one weekend, you’ve looked up some stuff on the Internet about BDSM, and now, you’re DYING to be a sub, right? You even typed up a contract just like the one in the book, went and bought a pair of handcuffs, and put a wanted ad in the craigslist personals looking for a Dom. Right?

  • When Those Boots Come On

    The world of the Dom/Domme/sub is a very intriguing world, whether you are into the lifestyle, or simply curious about it. It is a completely different world from the one that we live in, or the vanilla world that most accept. So, through this article, come with me on my journey into the BDSM world, and peer into the life that I've begun.

  • From Raped And Repressed, To Rabbit Aficionado: A Tale Of Redemption Through EdenFantasys.

    It took me twelve years to mentally and emotionally recover my sexual health after being raped the first time I had sex. It took another six years for me to find a trustworthy man with whom I could explore my newfound sexuality. And the healing all started with an ad in the back of Cosmopolitan magazine and a vibrator from EdenFantasys.

  • Gold Lipstick at the End of the Rainbow

    10:04 a.m. (approximately), Saturday, June 16, 2012. I’d rather be at home doing my usual freelance editing, but as a ridadie chick, I’ve solemnly sworn to accompany hubby to his remodeling job and fire-tape a garage ceiling. It’s early, the temperature is already in the ‘80s, and I feel like a complete slob in hubby’s paint-covered work shorts and a shredded-to-hell old St. Patrick’s Day tank top. As we pass the complex that was once the town brewery, I read the marquis…

  • Sex and The World

    Are you fooling you self by thinking you're a different person behind closed doors?

  • Broken Education

    Did you know that the government has spent 1.5 billion per year, estimated, on abstinence only programs in public schools, only to leave us with the highest teen birthrate in the entire industrialized world? Now consider that teen pregnancy costs taxpayers about 9 billion dollars a year. Are we trying to throw money away? Why do we have such a hard time talking about sex and sexuality with our kids?

  • Domestic Discipline vs. Spanking Fetish: One for each Cheek

    "Do you need a spanking, young lady?" he would ask me in a firm warning tone. "No sir." Yes.

  • Four Historical Figures Worthy of a Modern Day Sex Scandal

    What do Benjamin Franklin, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Elvis Presley and Albert Enstien have in common? They all had their own less than conventional sexual preferences and you won't find it in most history books.

  • Are Rape Jokes Ever Funny?

    Comedian Daniel Tosh us under fire for joking that a heckler should be gang-raped. Now that rape jokes are in the spot-light, perhaps it’s time to ask if they’re ever something to laugh about.

  • Menstrual Sex: It's Not Just For Vampires

    Many people are terrified of having sex when they or their partner are menstruating, but it's really not that big a deal! There are plenty of ways to have mess-free sex while one partner is bleeding, even if you get squicky around blood. As long as you have the right equipment and attitude, it shouldn't be a problem.

  • Fear Factors

    I do a great deal of speaking. On stage, as an actor. In front of crowds, as a storyteller. In the classroom, as a BDSM educator. All over the USA, in Europe, Canada, wherever. Much of what I share is intensely personal, and I often receive comments from folks who have been gracious enough to listen to me nattering on or watch me do my thing about how they wish they could be as brave as I am.

  • EdenCommunity: Home Away From Home

    When first looking into sex toys and sexual health, there's a big, vast world out there. Tons of websites host these products, but none held the sense of security and safety that I found within EdenFantasys. Not only did they welcome me in and make sex toys and sexual health seem harmless and inviting, but they also opened up the door for discussion with other users on the site making me feel more comfortable with my purchases.

  • The Top Five Most Fascinating Things About Jersey Shore – Week Twelve

    We made it! After twelve episodes of fighting, literal head-banging, drinking and cooka-baring, the fourth season of Jersey Shore has come to a close, which means the show’s cast members can finally, FINALLY escape from the cesspool of Florence, Italy, back to the bastion of culture and sophistication that is Seaside Heights, New Jersey.

  • FCC You! —Language Restrictions on Sitcoms Lighten Up

    Recent court decisions and a relaxation of what's acceptable in American Culture has led to fewer restrictions on what we see on network TV. Polls say Americans want the FCC to more strictly control sex and violence on TV, but ratings show few are changing the channel to avoid racy or violent content.

  • Gay actors risk all by coming out, says Richard Chamberlain

    Star says culture is homophobic and misguided.

  • The Center For Sex And Culture Is Looking For A Home…Again

    Landmark San Francisco organization faces challenges due to its hands-on nature and pansexual audience.

  • Eat Your Heart Out: The Sexualization of Food and Food Culture

    They say you never forget your first: That initial surge of blood as your heart begins to hammer, those small moans of pleasure, your mouth actually watering as your lips embrace the object of your desire.

  • Eating Out in Tokyo

    Exploring the Intersections of Food, Sex, and Culture in the Land of the Rising Sun

  • Sex & Culture & The Pill

    Today, women take contraception for granted. Many even consider having to take a daily dose a chore. In response, a proliferation of once-monthly, and even once-quarterly forms of birth control have flooded the marketplace … but it wasn’t so long ago that sex minus fertility wasn’t an option—even if you were married. How the introduction of one little pill changed the modern world.

  • The 7 Year Itch: A Look Back at Secretary

    “The sweetest romantic comedy about S&M since, well...ever,” says Blackbook of the then-quirky, now-seminal film Secretary. Was it a massive step toward the mainstreaming of kinky culture or a lopsided portrayal that did more harm than good? Seven years later, people’s opinions remain sharply divided.

  • That Was Then, This is Now

    Every era has had its rules for acceptable standards for clothing, communications, relationships, etc. There were also consequences for stepping outside that behavior. Here’s a look at quid pro quo—then and now—highlighting different eras in history to trace the trajectory of passion, fashion and culture.

  • Paparazzi, Pop Culture, Sex, & A Modest Proposal

    How do we perceive sex through the sometimes-jaundiced lens of the media? How does something like TMZ affect our perception of sex?

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