"Wha’s that?" she asked, pointing to an illustration of the protagonist’s hippie seamstress neighbor, the first person who honors the young girl’s gender identity.
“That is chosen family,” I told her. I knew she didn’t comprehend this term yet, but I wanted her to know that family doesn’t only exist among blood relatives, and that in queer communities and families such as ours we often search for belonging. “That person makes the little girl feel really cozy."
Here’s the sexuality section of the posters my GSA will be putting up around the school!
These posters are by no means exhaustive and I only put the bare basics of each sexuality on the poster. If there’s a glaring error in a definition or something please tell me so I can fix it before we put these up in real life!
ROPE, SMUT & POPCORN! An Evening Social
Date & Time: Saturday, August 02, 2014 · 8:00 PM –12:00 AM
Location: Center for Sex and Culture. 1349 Mission Street, San Francisco
Cost: $10 at the door, $11.50 in advance & get free popcorn
Online tix: http://planetmidori.ticketleap.com/ropesmut/
Purchase tickets in advance and get a FREE popcorn
ROPE | Hang out. Socialize. Practice, play or just chat about rope. Rope bondage games: whether you can tie your shoes or not!
SMUT | Continuous screening from Midori’s collection of rare and vintage Japanese Smut videos, for your viewing pleasure. Kick back in the comfy cushions and enjoy!
POPCORN | Movie concessions with popcorn, candy, pop & more!
Let’s get together to enjoy some bondage. Sexy fun shall ensue as we play with rope and “shibari”. Enjoy salacious activities against the panoramic background of smutty Japanese porn. And of course there will be popcorn & yummies at our concession stand!
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Bring your ropes!
Don’t have any? Don’t worry; we’ll have a box of practice ropes for your experimentation and explorations!
This event is strictly 18+, please bring your I.D.
All genders, orientations & experience levels encouraged.
Sponsored by: Midori’s Rope Dojo®
A two-day intensive, unique hands-on learning experience. For more please visit ropedojo.com
Location info: Center for Sex & Culture
The mission of the CSC is to provide judgment-free education, cultural events, a library/media archive, and other resources to audiences across the sexual and gender spectrum; and to research and disseminate factual information, framing and informing issues of public policy and public health. www.sexandculture.org
"When Emma turned a year of age, I began traveling from city to city a week out of the month, teaching sexuality workshops and directing erotic films. Daddy stayed home, caring for Emma, splashing in the baby pool, and planting tomatoes in the desert sun of Southern California—where we built an island of family, far from the intrusive gaze of fans and the supportive encouragement of his community. We were finding who we were again in that quiet desert."
#Daddy: A Memoir
#Daddy: A Memoir
"Sir," I nodded, greeting my lover.
"Slut," he nodded greeting me back. "You may sit."
Our lives weren’t always so formal. Wednesday nights were special occasions. We knew that this type of protocol wouldn’t last on a day-to-day basis for the long term. There were nights when we cuddled up on the couch watching Tarantino movies and evenings we worked together in the kitchen to make Tofurkey dinner. We huddled around the dining room table to coordinate events or work on stronger infrastructure for the gallery. In our relationship as lovers and domestic partners, there was no submissive. I looked to my partner for mentorship and advice, but with mutual respect and in a space of equality. It was one of the reasons that Wednesday nights were both comforting and sexually exciting: Daddy and I tested the power dynamics in our relationship, the gender roles that prevailed in our world and society, and what people often thought of as normal, rearranging and assembling them into something we could use. We played within a safe space we created, and in the process we tested ourselves, discovered our own psychological boundaries and touched upon some unexpected turn-ons.
"In the chaos of commercial fetish conventions, I was always the exception to the rule. I make feminist pornography. I listen to women and couples and they tell me their fantasies and I create a safe space for them to play out those fantasies. My focus on genuine pleasure, empowered performance, and positive relationships made me an advocate for authenticity in a world made of plastic; in that world, I was an organic farmer among McDonald’s cheeseburgers."