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asexuality blog sex with emilyIt is clear that our society’s view of sex has evolved over the years. One aspect of sexuality is something you might not think about is Asexuality.

The definition of asexuality is “the quality or characteristic of having no sexual feelings or desires.” While this is just one dictionary definition, there are many nuances to the term that should be explored. As we celebrate Pride month, our focus is on the LGBTQ+ community. All parts of the spectrum of sexuality should be honored and respected.  That includes Asexuality.

In this blog, we’ll at demystify the idea of asexuality, and find out why it’s important to celebrate aces during pride.

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pride month medley blog sex with emilyWith another June upon us comes our annual celebration of the LGBTQIA+ community.

We may have lost track of what day it is, but Pride Month has officially landed! This year’s festivities won’t feature as many parades, parties and travel plans as usual. However, that doesn’t take anything away from the spirit of the queer community’s ongoing fight for equality.  

To help ring in the occasion right, here’s a mix of some great Pride-themed blogs and podcasts.

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celebrate pride blog sex with emilyJune has come and if you’re anywhere on the LGBTQ+ spectrum, you probably know what that means: Pride month! Normally that means parades, rainbow beads and corporate vodka sponsorships. But if 2020 has taught us one thing, it’s that nothing will ever be the same.

Not only are pride events globally going virtual, but we’re in the middle of a social uprising. After the murder of George Floyd on May 25th 2020, members of the LGBTQ+ community are being called to stand in solidarity of the protests and uprisings that have swept the US and people everywhere are declaring “no justice, no pride”.

Here are some of the ways that you can celebrate Pride 2020 in tandem with the BLM movement… And maybe even find time to attend a virtual party or two. 

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ally pride blog sex with emilyJune is the month of pride for LGBTQIA+ people all around the world. And though it’s a time for us to celebrate, you don’t have to be queer to join the party. Being a queer ally can feel like a complicated concept, but it just takes a little bit of work.

To be a queer ally, this year and every year, means coming in service to queer people, especially queer people of color. It’s listening and reflecting. It’s understanding how systems of oppression work and your role in dismantling those systems. It’s learning, but more importantly, it’s unlearning. 

Here are some first steps toward being a supportive ally.

 

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history of pride blog sex with emilyJune 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. 

 

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masculinity blog sex with emilyWe could all use an update on the term “masculinity”. The old, familiar definition of masculin is drenched in toxicity. What is the new, woke-r definition of masculinity that we should try to push?

From prehistory, to today, the idea of asserting dominance has always been one of the shapers of humanity. From the Roman Coliseum to the Military Industrial complex, the idea of masculinity has also been used as a form of dominance.

In recent years however, we as a culture have been exposing the underbelly of when the idea of masculine goes too far. This is what we know as toxic masculinity. 

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pan blog sex with emilyPansexuality has its own treasure trove of difficulties. People often (wrongly) view pansexuals as confused, greedy, or going through a phase. People think they will one day emerge identifying as gay or lesbian.

These rumors are untrue and harmful, but they persist nonetheless. I wrote a whole article about the intricacies of Pansexuality and Bisexuality here. But being pan and identifying as a man? Whoa, brother. That’s another set of difficulties. There’s a lot to unpack here, so let’s begin!

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sugar mama blog sex with emilyWhen I showed up at the address Maggie had given me, I could barely believe my eyes. Ahead of me in the freezing river was a boat, billowing steam and filled to the brim with naked, sweating, women.

I didn’t realize that heaven existed on earth, but it seemed that my chance encounter with Maggie was teaching me that it does. You just need to know where to look.

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