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Gender

It’s Bisexual Awareness Week, Y’All

I first came out as bisexual in high school in a scary wasteland called Montana in 1999. Now, I wasn’t out to everybody, but enough people guessed I was queer of some sort I routinely got called the f word. I came out to more people as bisexual in high school than I did trans […]

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Crossposts

For Feminists Who Resort To Racism When Slut Shaming Is Not Enough

White Feminists, we need to have a chat about this unruly beast we call feminism, and the intersection of race and sexuality. I like to assume that you mean well, but you’ve been fucking up quite a bit in the last few months, and I think it’s my duty as your presumptive sister-in-arms to do […]

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Sex

My Favorite Bisexual

Bi Visibility Day (aka Celebrate Bisexuality Day) was September 23. In fact, this entire week is Bi Awareness Week. I’m bisexual, so hi. And I want to talk about my favorite (pop culture) bisexual.

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Persephone Pioneers

Persephone Pioneers: Rachel Hills

This week for Persephone Pioneers, we feature TEDx speaker, journalist, blogger, and soon-to-be author, Rachel Hills.

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Pop Culture

Self Care and Why I Think Tina Belcher is Amazing

I have been thinking a lot about Tina Belcher, oldest sibling on the animated Fox television show, Bob’s Burgers. I’ve been in a heavy slump lately, stressed out with school, looking for work, and holding on to my dreams and ambitions, all while trying to regulate my anxiety. It hasn’t been easy, especially because, as much […]

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Perspectives

My Vulgar Peculiarities: How I Came to Love My Vibrator

The first time I saw Madonna’s “Justify My Love” music video, I was only about 6 or 7 years old. It was playing on a late night music video show on MTV, and because I always had minimal supervision, I saw the whole music video without interruption, or fear of my parents finding out. I […]

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Sex

Speak Now: Talking About Sexual Needs

Q. My sex drive is bigger than my man’s. When we have sex, I always initiate first and if he gets off first, he’s done and I am left feeling horny, angry, and sad that he doesn’t seem to care enough to help me out or want to satisfy me. I want sexual attention back just […]

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Persephone Birthday

Best of P-Mag: The Power of Being a Promiscuous Woman

Miz J, Miz J, Miz J: I will never not forgive this woman for raising the bar on being real. As a woman who’s had her sex life used to define her all her life, Miz J’s piece came at a particular time when I said, “Fuck it. I am promiscuous. I identify as a […]

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Pop Culture

Is One Direction Taking Us in the Right Direction?

Hello. My name is Caitlin and I like One Direction.

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History

I Want To Go There: The Vintage Vibrator Museum

The vibrator. Next to penicillin and electricity, it stands as quite possibly one of the greatest inventions ever. 

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Feminism

Why I Think a Sex Strike is Dumb Way to Protest Attacks on Contraception

I love access to birth control almost as much as I love using it (read: doin’ it). So when my access to contraception is impeded or threatened, I get as angry as the best of us. I applaud all attempts to end the attack on women’s right to make decisions about her own body and about […]

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Books

Book Review: Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, The Couple Who Taught America How To Love

Once upon a time, in a time when proper women were proper, men did everything they wanted to, and sex was an all-out taboo subject relegated to utter silence or actual myth, there was a place that actively believed women’s clitoral orgasms were “immature,” sexual pleasure was not something to be sought out, and men […]

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Awkwardette's Ill-Advised Guides

Awkwardette’s Ill-Advised Guide to Getting it On: On The Pubic Record, Pt. 1: All the Hairy Ladies

I get anxious about going on dates for a few different reasons. Am I going to say the wrong thing? Am I not showing enough cleave? Most importantly: what the fuck do I do with my pubic hairs?

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Perspectives

Becoming a Sexual Subject, or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Objectifying Men

When I was thirteen years old, during the summer between eighth grade and high school, Sam Keasbey* gave me my first chaste kiss on an overturned row boat at the edge of an irrigation inlet off Howard Lake. In response, I stuck my tongue in his mouth.

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Books

Remember the Yucatan: A Review of “Sex At Dawn”: How We Mate, Why We Stray and What It Means For Modern Relationships

“The sciences of human nature tend to validate the practices and preferences of whatever regime happens to be sponsoring them. In totalitarian regimes, dissidence is treated as mental illness. In apartheid regimes, interracial contact is treated as unnatural. In free-market regimes, self-interest is treated as hardwired.” Louis Menand