Now, for those of you grew up in Utopia and have childhood memories full of magical unicorns farting out rainbows -- more power to you. But for those who venture home to the land that social change and civil liberties forgot, these tips are for you.
op culture has reduced feminism to a fight for body politics and sexual liberation only. It makes us forget about equal employment opportunities, equal access to medical health protection and benefits, sharing parenting responsibilities, and sexual assault and abuse prevention.
Strangely, though we talk about most everything, we never talk about the lack of sex. We both know how much time has gone by. It's just kind of understood that, oh yeah, we need to get on this. And on each other.
When my marriage was running on fumes, my ex-husband would send me to Victoria's Secret with instructions to pick out something to his liking. 'Red,' he would say. Or 'animal print.' Or, finally, in desperation: 'anything you want,' which at that point was nothing that might lead to sex, the sex that was between two people with wildly incompatible desires and personas.
The history of gay comic is important because it's the history of the gay movement. These people were documenting our lives before it was legal to do so. And gay erotic comics creators were showing us as we really are, what we desired and what we idealized.
Sexuality is hard to explain, the desire for it and what exactly the protocol should be toward fulfilling that desire. Certainly there are multitudes of differing opinions, and as my boys get closer and closer to the point of exploring this question on their own, I am forced to think about it.
In case you missed it, last month researchers at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine announced they are making substantial progress toward the objective of growing human penises in a laboratory.
The bottom line is this: If the media covers someone who comes out as intersex, it is its responsibility to educate itself about what that means. In Chandler's case, although some outlets did cover the term correctly, the majority failed. This is deplorable. Why? Because it just reinforces stereotypes.
My newsfeed is littered with concerns of body image, equal pay for equal work, and why women are still underrepresented in books and film. When someone pulls a cheap publicity stunt they may indeed receive the attention they so badly desire, but the net result to society is no longer necessarily a negative. We have come far enough that with every empty and ridiculous action you actually help push things along.
Finding a human mate is difficult enough. We at least, however, have bars and online dating sites. For the octopus, things can be a little more challenging.
Like any self-respecting gay man, I find the idea of going back into the closet, even for a weeklong vacation, is, at the very least, galling. That being said, if you are going to a destination known to get more than a little 'phobic, there are a few elementary precautions you should take.
A recent Pew poll found that millennials have a steadily declining rate of marriage. There are several possible reasons for this, but I think it highlights a broader, changing reality.
Amir Bar-Lev's documentary, Happy Valley, about the Penn State sex scandal that unfolded from mid-2011 to 2012, may surprise people.
It's refreshing to discover a noteworthy female protagonist in Cate Harlow. She's the fiery private investigator in author Kristen Houghton's latest endeavor, For I Have Sinned.
It was one of those lipstick vibes. Small, but powerful. It felt odd to use it that first time. I can still remember my hesitancy. I waited until my kids had gone to their father's house for the night, double-checked that all of the doors were locked and headed upstairs to my bedroom.
As it turns out, there are lots of good guys out there, hiding in plain sight. Here's how to spot them.