Queer culture has shaped the course of humanity itself. Furthermore, it has shaped how we dress, speak, celebrate, and eat. Fashion, dance, literature, and science are all influenced by brilliant queer minds that have changed the form time and time again. There have been countless queer pioneers that have paved the way for us to celebrate our identities freely. As a celebration of Pride Month, here is a short, non-comprehensive list of some queer icons, both sung and unsung, throughout history, and today.
June is the month of Pride, and this June, we are in the midst of an uprising. The Black Lives Matter movement is propelling the nation to look at police reform, police brutality, and defunding the institution as we remember the over 7,000 lives lost to police violence, including George Floyd and Breonna Taylor who would have just celebrated her 27th birthday.
You might be thinking, ‘I thought this was a History of Pride’ blog! And you are correct! But we cannot begin to discuss Pride without discussing its inextricable ties to the black queer community. As we remember the journey to Pride, we must never forget that it was black queer and trans people who led the charge during the Stonewall Riots, the first pride ever.
Here’s a look into where Pride Month came from, where it is now, and where we want to see it in the future.
On the first day of Christmas my true love said to me… let’s go on a super romantic and sexy date tonight! Even if those aren’t the exact words your true love used, there’s always something special about going on a date during the holiday season.
There’s so much to do and see and oh-so-many ways to turn a normal date into something a little more special (and sexy). Here are eight fun date ideas to get you and your beau in the true holiday spirit.
Today’s the day for giving thanks, and the Sex With Emily team has A LOT to be thankful for. Check out the video to find out why we’re feeling especially grateful this year…
The wait is almost over! September is here, which means the Sexual Health Expo is right around the corner. Attending this event is just like going back to school because there is so much to learn and explore at SHE. There are so many amazing exhibits and speakers to check out that you probably won’t know where to go first. Will you want to see what’s new with some of your favorite products? Catch one of the many inspirational sexpert speakers? Attend an interactive workshop on one of today’s hottest sex topics? The mind truly boggles at everything the expo has to offer. Continue Reading
Get ready New York, because the Sexual Health Expo is coming to you THIS MONTH!
The two-day expo is being held on September 24-25 at the Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse in Brooklyn, and it’s going to be jam-packed with seminars from sexual experts, new and exciting sex toys, workshops, and thousands of people just like you who want to learn as much as they can about having a healthy sex life!
So, what is SHE and why should you go? Besides just taking my word for it, here’s some information that may just be that final push you need to get a ticket (because word on the street is, they’re almost sold out!) Continue Reading
The road to truly spectacular sex is a two-way street. Sometimes, you’ve gotta give a little to get a little—So why not give and get at the same time? That’s why 69 is a fan-favorite in the bedroom. In this position, we’re able to provide a partner with continuous oral pleasure without sacrificing a moment of our own.
Despite its popularity, there are many who still shy away from 69. It’s true, the actual positioning can be awkward (even though they make it look so easy in porn). Some find themselves too distracted by the oral stimulation they’re receiving to perform the task at hand, and vice-versa. Not to mention the whole, “fear of being smothered when you’re on the bottom” thing…Anxiety can definitely be a mood killer! Continue Reading
In 2012, I got one of the more surprising calls I’ve received in a career full of surprises: could I come on Loveline as a weekly guest co-host?
I was, honestly, thoroughly intimidated; since the moment I launched Sex with Emily in 2005, Loveline had been a touchstone. Rarely a day passed that someone didn’t say, “Oh, so is your show like Loveline?”
In my time on the show, I’ve learned not only about a phone sex operator and avid semen collector who received weekly “gifts” from her clients, but also that Drew Pinsky and Mike Catherwood are even more inspiring than Loveline die-hards know. Continue Reading
Got any plans tonight? Because, in case you haven’t heard the news, I’m on Loveline every night this week starting…. Now!
All week long, you can tune into Loveline from 10-12pst to heard my good friend Dr. Drew and I taking calls, interviewing guests, dispensing advice and having a blast on the one of the longest-running shows in radio history!
Loveline is broadcast LIVE from the World Famous KROQ here in Los Angeles from 10:00-12pm Pacific Time, and syndicated in 54 other markets everywhere else in the country. If you aren’t sure where to listen, check your local listings! You can also stream it live or download the podcast over at the show’s BRAND NEW site – www.lovelinelives.com.
So sit back, relax and get ready to learn a thing or two about sexuality, relationships, health & so much more, because you’ve got us for two hours a night, Sunday—Thursday night! And if you really want to make my night, call in and chat with me at 1-800-LOVE-191.
Are you up for it?