What Not To Call Beautiful Women
When you exoticize and fetishize someone, it’s actually an example of what’s called a “racial micro aggression”. Say it with me. Racial micro aggression. A racial micro aggression can be defined as “an everyday slight, put-down, indignity or invalidation indirectly targeted toward a marginalized group”. You might be thinking, “But I mean it as a compliment. My intentions are good.” Your intentions, sort of, don’t matter. Chescaleigh has an entire video on that, that you should totally watch if you don’t really know what I’m talking about.
A lot of times, the message that it communicates to the recipient is, “Hey, I think you’re super hot and desirable because you don’t really look like what your ethnicity would lead me to believe you should look like.”
- Reblogged from newwavefeminism
Feature image via Fibonacci Blue/Flickr
You may remember our coverage of the #ProTransProChoice campaign back in January. The campaign, organized by Beck Martens, Alice Wilder, and Calliope Wong, called on Planned Parenthood and NARAL to use more trans-inclusive language in their advocacy work.
- Reblogged from autostraddle
Photographer: VK Photography
Model: Lady Sensuality
Location: San Francisco, CA
When using nipple clamps, it’s important to remember that they restrict blood flow to sensitive areas.
It’s best for beginners to start out with adjustable clamps! And it’s good to know that they usually hurt a lot more upon the removal of the clamp.
Tip: To help prevent the clamp from sticking to the nipple upon removal, you can lick the clamp or use a tiny bit of lube before you clamp the nipple.
- Reblogged from ladysensuality
This is EXACTLY what I think it is and that’s fucking AWESOME.
Gag safety is a crucial part of playtime. This is especially so because it concerns someone’s ability to breathe. If you’re just starting out, avoid using it for more than 10-20 minutes at a time, to get adjusted to it being there.
Never leave a gagged partner unattended.
Quotes from Courtney Trouble’s Keynote at the Feminist Porn Conference.
A powerful speech all LGBTQ people and allies should see.
I was blow away! (then I created this)
And also make Queer porn!
This is not a good idea unless you want an embarrassing trip to the Emergency Room! If you are ever going to anything anally, make sure it has a wide base (also known as a flange) so that it doesn’t get sucked up into your rectum.
The performers, sex workers, and revolutionaries on this list were chosen for their incredible contributions to the queer porn movement in 2013 as well as their bright futures in the adult industry. Though only ten were chosen, they represent a group of people growing larger and stronger - trans and genderqueer artists who are fighting for visibility, safety, and success every day - naked.
(written, and photos by courtney trouble)
Oh Joy Sex Toy comic about DIY Underwear Harnesses!
Erasure of Trans History has to stop! This is a great step in the right direction on a national level.
- Reblogged from projectqueer
In honor of a different kind of Shark Week: 'A Catalog of All the Things My Period Has Destroyed '
Due to the culture of shame and fear regarding the shedding of the uterine lining, The CSPH supports open-communication about the realities for those who menstruate!
- Reblogged from styleite