The Duct Tape Project
“Men and boys can be assaulted and raped by women. It’s not related to masculinity”
Either gender can be assaulted by either gender. People tend to think that it is not possible for males to be assaulted by females. This is not true. And it doesn’t make the victim any less of a man for it before the assault or afterwards.
Too many people forget that males can also be raped. It’s not just females who get abused and/or raped. Males do as well. This needs to change. Just because a male gets raped, it doesn’t make him any less deserving of help than if it was a female who was raped by a male. It can go the other way round.
People’s general attitude towards men being sexually assaulted is “lol” and “well that doesn’t sound like a problem!” This attitude contributes towards men feeling emasculated and it needs to stop.
I’m glad that people didn’t just go “lol did you like it?” when it happened to me.
This needs to be circulated more.
- Reblogged from barebacktothefuture
Every Saturday, The CSPH highlights news or recent research in the field of human sexuality. This week we’re looking at a new study from the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy that looks at how transgender adults identify the needs of gender-variant children and the parents of these children.
The world is not an easy place for transgender, gender nonconforming, or gender-variant children (and adults); too often are they misunderstood, rendered invisible, and subject to violence by the individuals and systems in their lives. To understand how these problems might have been avoided or improved, researchers from the Universities of Sydney and Hawaii surveyed a group of transgender adults to offer a retrospective through their gender-variant childhood experiences.
I know you guys give lots of great advice about anal play. However, lately I’ve been wondering if anal is something I really want to do, or if I want to do it only because I’ve gotten so much pressure from partners to do it. How do I deal with the pressure?
While there is no easy answer or single reason “why” people contract an STD, research indicates that solutions must go beyond individual characteristics or behaviors. Educators, parents, youth advocates, HIV/AIDS organizations, physicians, legislators, health departments, and researchers, all have a role to play in reducing the impact of STDs.
Diamond examines such varied questions as: Why do humans have recreational sex? Why, unlike Dayak fruit bats, do men not breastfeed their babies? What’s the deal with menopause, and why do only humans and pilot whales have it? Why do humans have the largest penises of the primates? Why are humans so concerned with sexual privacy? What causes female humans to be the only female mammals to conceal the times they are most fertile? Why are humans mostly monogamous—a mating system found in only about 3% of mammal species?
Read it here!
How to Talk to Your Kids About Masturbation
It’s National Masturbation Month! To celebrate, we’ll be highlighting resources on the topic every Sunday in May. Today we’re featuring Use Your Words, a Sex Positive series for parents who want to talk with their kids about sexuality in a fun, honest, healthy and comfortable way. In this episode, Melissa provides some conversation starters for talking with teens about masturbation and shares some masturbation facts.