The opening number about the struggles of paying rent and avoiding eviction, ends with: "'Cause everything is rent." In the case of Rentboy.com, that line takes on new dimensions. For so many LGBT individuals, sex work is a necessity, in order to pay for rent and food, healthcare and so on.
In the case of the Ashley Madison leak, the public doesn't seem to care much about the gravity of the crime and the long-term consequences of the hack. The victims are cheaters, mostly male, and they deserve it all. It's a poetic karma in full force, right? Wrong, I say.
I was deeply moved this week. I am frequently moved when I meet with families in the privacy of my therapy office but this week I was particularly touched. I watched closely as a 15 year old teenage boy told his father that he'd like him to be more involved in his life.
I mean, we hear plenty of cliché breakup lines in our pop-culture, but when they're used on us in real life, it's like some Source Code that leaves us confused, clueless and pretty pissed off.
Sometimes, sleeping with new people is a measuring stick of how connected you are to your spouse.
I join Lambda Legal Defense, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, the National LGBTQ Task Force, and activists like Justin Vivian Bond and Peter Staley who all support Rentboy.com. Mostly, I support the rent boys themselves--I stand with sex worker.
Are you aware that your breasts can get off from a great roll in the hay? Or that having a good-looking partner may lead to a grander finale? (True and true.) We uncovered scientific findings that might just make your next bedroom session even better.
The message from the federal government has largely been a threat to the lives and livelihood of US citizens, who are, it must be said, under the law, criminals.
If you look deeply at yourself and you really try to feel for your partner, it may be that compassion will let you forgive. And if you can, if you can love each other enough to take it as part of the waft and weave of your marriage, then you've got something pretty strong.
Are we meant to resign ourselves to live out the second half of our lives as though we're holed up in a convent? No! Just because you've reached a certain age, it doesn't mean you no longer have a need for good sex in your life.
You've heard of the recent attacks on women's healthcare in the States, but in Canada, we're feeling the impact too. For 50 years, Planned Parenthood Ottawa has been there for our community, providing unbiased counselling, education, advice and support. But it's become increasingly hard to do our work. Planned Parenthood is under attack, by people who oppose healthcare for women and the trans community, who don't want youth to get the education they need, and who dedicate themselves to cutting our funding every way they can.
Sex workers shouldn't be forced to live in the shadows, facing violence alone and without access to the basic health and human services those in non-criminalized professions take for granted.
People often lie about their online habits and ocular interests because of shame. There are still people who believe masturbation is icky, immoral and wrong, and they don't want anyone to know they enjoy it just as much as everyone else.
We all grew up absorbing messages through jokes, comments and "feminine hygiene" ads that suggest women's vulvas (the outer genitals) and vaginas (the inner parts) are dirty, smelly, ugly and taste bad -- usually with a reference to salty fish. It is high time that we debunk some of those myths to help us all -- those of us of all genders -- to better understand and celebrate the healthy truth about our intimate body parts!
We need make our marriages more exciting. We need to make them more passionate. Do our wives really need to find this passion only in a fantasy novel about domination? Do our husbands need to ruin their lives by signing on to Ashley Madison and getting caught, when all they were going to find anyway was another guy?
I have a problem with my dick size. It's not big and I want it to be! I guess it is about average size, and that's just not good enough! I'm also Black and the 'word' is all Black men have a large phallus. Not sure where I was when they gave them out, I obviously skipped kindergarten that day.