sexeducationforprudes:

givepropscincy:

How to help a friend who had experienced dating violence. Three phrases that might not be your first instinct to say, but can help them the most: I believe you. It’s not your fault. I support you and help is available.
Some helpful resources for your friend and you are loveisrespect.org and womenhelpingwomen.org. 24-hour hotline for Women Helping Women is: 513-381-5610. These resources are available any time, and are for anyone who is experiencing dating abuse or supporting someone.

UK help available at thisisabuse.gov.uk 

Dating violence does not just happen to women. These messages can be used to help out any friend who has experienced dating violence.  High-res

sexeducationforprudes:

givepropscincy:

How to help a friend who had experienced dating violence. Three phrases that might not be your first instinct to say, but can help them the most:
I believe you.
It’s not your fault.
I support you and help is available.

Some helpful resources for your friend and you are loveisrespect.org and womenhelpingwomen.org. 24-hour hotline for Women Helping Women is: 513-381-5610. These resources are available any time, and are for anyone who is experiencing dating abuse or supporting someone.

UK help available at thisisabuse.gov.uk 

Dating violence does not just happen to women. These messages can be used to help out any friend who has experienced dating violence. 

alittleswitchinwonderland:

stickdom:

Self Spanking is hardly ever discussed and I have gotten lots of questions about it, being as I was a self spanker for years before finding a partner, I hope this info is helpful!

This doesn’t really work for me. I like the energy from another person’s hand, but its good information and I will pass it on.

EDIT: Self-spanking is an option that is not talked about very often! The best part is doing it with someone you trust, so why not do it with yourself!

fuckyeahlesbianliterature:

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23books:

Time to recommend some of my favorite books featuring queer characters because there is nothing more important to me.

  1. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
  2. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
  3. Suicide Notes by Michael Thomas Ford
  4. Adaptation by Malinda Lo
  5. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
  6. The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth
  7. Lies My Girlfriend Told Me by Julie Anne Peters
  8. Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour
  9. Far From You by Tess Sharpe

Summer is almost over, but it doesn’t mean the reading has to stop!

becauseiamawoman:

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Because I am a Woman works hard to bring you original content on all things feminism— but we can’t do it alone. Below you will find a (now expanded and updated) list of resources that we personally recommend listed by subject matter in alphabetical order. You can also find our own work on…

Thanks for listing some of our resources on your list!!

(via fearlessfeminism)

As most of you probably know, someone somewhere dumped a deluge of purported nude photographs of a number of female celebrities online yesterday. The victims include the likes of Kate Upton, Victoria Justice, Ariana Grande, Kirsten Dunst, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Krysten Ritter, Yvonne Strahovski, and Teresa Palmer. But the focal point for this story has been Hunger Games/American Hustle actress Jennifer Lawrence, since the Oscar winning actress is perhaps the most famous actress on the planet right now. Without going into sordid details ( Justice and Grande have claimed their respective photos are fake, others have confirmed they are real), I’d like to make two very specific points. Ms. Lawrence and the other victims have absolutely nothing to apologize for in terms of the contents of the photos or the nature in which they were leaked. The story itself should not be addressed as if it were a scandal, but rather what it is: A sex crime involving theft of personal property and the exploitation of the female body.

Outlets as mainstream as People and CNN are referring to the photo leak as a “scandal.” All due respect, it’s not a scandal. The actresses and musicians involved did nothing immoral or legally wrong by choosing to take nude pictures of themselves and put them on their personal cell phones. You may argue, without any intended malice, that it may be unwise in this day-and-age to put nude pictures of yourself on a cell phone which can be act and/or stolen. But without discounting that statement, the issue is that these women have the absolute right and privilege to put whatever they want on their cell phones with the expectation that said contents will remain private or exclusive to whomever is permitted to see them just like their male peers. The burden of moral guilt is on the people who stole said property and on those who chose to consume said stolen property for titillation and/or sexual gratification.

Scott Mendelson (http://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2014/09/01/jennifer-lawrence-nude-photo-leak-isnt-a-scandal-its-a-sex-crime/)  (via jlawandcompany)

Join the conversation about the privacy breach and non-consentual nude photo release! This is not a scandal, this is stolen property.

(via fearlessfeminism)

bossandlittleone:

tingos:

sips tea like a totally cultured human being and not like someone who’s spent all day drawing smut because why would I do that really

This is absolutely lovely I want it to happen to me

Playing with gags can be awesome! Just make sure that you do not leave a person unattended with restricted access to breathing. Read up on safety before you play! A great resource for that is kinkacademy.com High-res

bossandlittleone:

tingos:

sips tea like a totally cultured human being and not like someone who’s spent all day drawing smut because why would I do that really

This is absolutely lovely I want it to happen to me

Playing with gags can be awesome! Just make sure that you do not leave a person unattended with restricted access to breathing. Read up on safety before you play! A great resource for that is kinkacademy.com

(via ambidextrously-erotic)