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.
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, everyone has an opinion about sex toys. They’ve been around since the dawn of time and have a couple hundred years of controversy to their name. For something so hotly contested, as you can imagine, there are a LOT of factors to consider.
We LOVE them here at Sex With Emily, but we understand that everyone is different. So to make sure you have the full scoop, we’ve rounded up our favorite sex toy-related blogs and podcasts that can hopefully help open your eyes to everything they have to offer.
We 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.
When we hear the word ‘kink,’ we tend to let our minds fall deep into the gutter. Getting intimate with someone on the kinkier side means you most likely won’t be having your run of the mill sexual experience.
But kink is nothing new! People have been getting raunchy for millennia, and are showing no signs of stopping.
To set your dirty little mind at ease, here’s a brief history of all things kinky.
For as long as there’s been sexual drive there’s been sexual satisfaction.
Luckily, for as long as there’s been sexual satisfaction there’s also been tools to help us with the titillating task.
Namely, vibrators! Which like a lot of things in life, have come a long way since their humble origins.
So in order to fully appreciate the leaps and bounds we’ve come, let’s recognize all the wild places our little buzz-filled friends have been.
And celebrate our favorite modern pleasure tools.
Well, June is upon us and brings with it the celebration of Pride Month!
June marks the start of most of this year’s Pride parades.
So today we are looking at Pride History, from protests to parades.