NSFW Sunday Loves Lesbian Sex on a Micro and a Macro Level

Hello, it’s Sunday in the summertime! Time to grill some cheeseburgers and have sex! First though I think in addition to having sex, we like to sociologically or culturally or psychologically analyze various aspects of the sexual experience. I mean, why just do it when you can read 14 pages about how “doing it” fits into a larger cultural paradigm? You know?

SEX POSITIVE PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT:

First check out the San Francisco Sex-Positive Photography Project blog: “Shilo McCabe is photographing the diverse, amazing and inspiring people who are a part of the sex positive community of the San Francisco Bay Area, where she makes her home. This project is an ongoing exploration of the sex positive movement and culture that can be found here as well as an exploration into the meaning of “sex positive.”

I can’t think of a better way to spend a Sunday than reading some long form memoir pieces 30 testimonials about masturbation w/photographs (which they did in celebration of National Masturbation Month) Seriously.

GENDER EXPRESSION:

Sugarbutch has some thoughts on Babeland’s new gender expression category:

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Let me state for the record that I think people should identify however they feel most comfortable, and I’m not trying to change that, for anybody. But I have noticed it as a trend and I’m curious how we, as people who are doing work on expanding gender categories, can support the widening of these identities, and to continue to build movements that include ALL gender identities and expressions, and not just masculine of center queer folks assigned female at birth.”

Via pinktacolovers

LANGUAGE:

Dictionary.com on how the English language deals with gender: “Today, we address the language and meaning of words regarding transgender issues – many of them are actually very new words. We also uncover why English makes it particularly tricky to use transgender vocabulary at first glance.”

RULES OF MISBEHAVIOR:

Dan Savage, the brilliant and foul-mouthed sex columnist, has become one of the most important ethicists in America. Are we screwed?

via fuckyeahdykes

SEXUAL GROWTH:

How do we experience sex differently as the years of our lives roll on like sand in the hourglass? This woman thinks she knows.

via xxdyke

PORN INDUSTRY:

Slate.com’s got Longform’s Guide to the Porn Industry, by which they mean a selection of really sweet articles about various elements of — YOU GUESSED IT! — the porn industry!

Hard Core” by The Atlantic‘s Natasha Vargas-Cooper on internet porn and sexuality:

“Porn’s new pervasiveness and influence on the culture at large haven’t necessarily introduced anything new into our sexual repertoire: humans, after all, have been having sex—weird, debased, and otherwise—for quite a while. But pervasive hard-core porn has allowed many people to flirt openly with practices that may have always been desired, but had been deeply buried under social restraint.”

Via fuck yeah dykes

JANE AUSTEN:

Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts, by Mitzi Szereto, is an adaptation that exists:

… of course there’s plenty of good old-fashioned bodice ripping that shows no pride or prejudice and reveals hot hidden lusts in every scandalous page-turning chapter.

Via xdyke

SEX SCANDALS:

Female politicians rarely get caught up in sex scandals. Women in elective office have not, for instance, blubbered about Argentine soul mates (see: Sanford, Mark); been captured on federal wiretaps arranging to meet high-priced call girls (Spitzer, Eliot); resigned in disgrace after their parents paid $96,000 to a paramour’s spouse (Ensign, John) or, as in the case of Mr. Weiner, blasted lewd self-portraits into cyberspace.”

Via liquor in the front

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16 Comments

  1. I’m sorry, but one editorial feature of this website that drives me nuts is the pictures with articles on the frontpage are rarely in the actual article. Sometimes I click only to see the picture and it’s not there! Yes, I will admit I wanted to see the picture you used for this, filename “Wheeee.” It feels like false advertising!

  2. As a side note, what really drives me nuts about the pictures used is the absence of proper credit. Yes sometimes at best, there is a link towards a Tumblr or something, but for example fuckyeahdykes hardly ever gives credit (uugh so annoying). And anyway to spot a specific picture, one’s got to skim through X pages before finding the post…
    (Sorry for my rant! Autostraddle, I still love you!)

  3. The first picture and the third picture. MELT ME.

    Although I think the writer of the Dan Savage article is probably a douche bag, I don’t care for Savage. I read his column regularly, or rather someone usually reads it out loud to me, and occasionally listen to his podcasts but I rarely agree with him. A gem here and there but over all I don’t get why he’s so popular. Is it just because there is no one else out there like him? Do people really love him that much?

    • Uh, I do. But I’ve been reading the Stranger since I was fourteen, and Savage Love was basically the source of all my lesbian sex information for awhile there, before I got my own computer. Heaven knows I didn’t learn anything practical about it in sex ed.

      I love him (ok, “love” might be a little strong) but I certainly don’t agree with him all of the time.

      • Yeah, I really wish I had known about Savage Love as a teenager – that and Scarleteen.com (a really great sex ed site for teenagers and young adults). I mean, I probably would have been totally squicked out in my prudish teen years by half the shit Savage discusses on his show, but maybe that’s what I needed?

        My sister wants to become a counselor but she’s judgmental as all get out, and I’m thinking of dunking her into the cold end of the pool by making her listen to Dan to see how it gets done. Even when he’s talking to people who HE has a problem with, he manages to do it in a non-judgmental way.

  4. I’ve been learning Tagalog, and teaching English to Filipino students, and I have to say this language is way more equipped to deal with transgender issues than English, at least from what I observe. The pronouns are already gender neutral (which means that Filipinos speaking English are forever saying he instead of she and vice versa), and so are some of the words for family members.

    Post full of sexiness, and I glom onto the linguistic issue? HOW I ROLL.

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