VannaLanna

kuwata-kun:

destroy the idea of the “average father” coveting his daughter’s virginity and “protective brother” making sure no men lay their unholy eyes upon his sister who has given them full permission.

slaughter the idea that men are allowed to be gatekeepers for sex and have a duty or a right to “save women from themselves” when it comes to sex

kill the purity myth

ironicplanecrashes:

intern-skylar:

the-treble:

I was a little bothered by their use of the word “pussy” but other than that, this was a good piece. (source)

"being a real man is about knowing oneself as a man"

"being a real man is about knowing oneself as a man"

"being a real man is about knowing oneself as a man"

17. Sex isn’t a gift Women bestow upon Men. 

18. You’re not a loser for not having sex. Your worth is not tied into your ability to have sex with Women. 

These are by far the biggest of the lies and the most common 

policymic:

17 lies we need to stop teaching girls about sex

Fueled by outdated ideals of gender roles and the sense that female sexuality is somehow shameful, there are certain pernicious myths about girls and sex that just won’t die. That sex education in America has gaping holes doesn’t help much, either; in a recent Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report, just 6 out of 10 girls said that their schools’ sex ed curriculum included information on how to say no to sex. This lack of personal agency was reflected in a forthcoming study by sociologist Heather Hlavka at Marquette University as well, which found that many young girls think of sex simply as something that is “done to them.”

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the concept of virginity

shslscubadiver:

witchchild:

ecoprudefemme:

american-ruby:

  • is heteronormative
  • excludes males
  • disrespects rape survivors
  • objectifies females
  • reduces women to how men perceive them sexually
  • erases female sexuality
  • reinforces oppressive ideals of femininity and masculinity
  • in itself, doesn’t even make sense
  • reduce sex to male penetration
  • weaponizes penetration as a depreciation against women
  • Is extremely cissexist

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outforhealth:

Via Rutgers University Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities

"The study, which was published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine in May, surveyed 902 people who practice BDSM and 434 people who prefer so-called "vanilla" (non-kinky) sex. Each person filled out questionnaires regarding their personalities, general well-being, sensitivity to rejection and style of attachment in relationships. The participants were not aware of the purpose of the study.

Despite past assumptions that BDSM proclivities might be correlated with previous abuse, rape or mental disorders (research has shown that they’re not), this survey found that kinky people actually scored better on many indicators of mental health than those who didn’t practice BDSM, reported LiveScience. According to Reuters, BDSM-friendly participants were found to be less neurotic, more open, more aware of and sensitive to rejection, more secure in their relationships and have better overall well-being.”

Imagine that, not everyone with a kink or two is an abuser or rapist or a victim of abuse.

What clearly does have an impact on children though is denying them sex education, suppressing their sexual identity, and shutting off access to child protection or mental health charities. In all this talk of porn filters, the rights of the children campaigners supposedly want to protect have been ignored or trampled. Children should have a right to good quality sex education, access to support hotlines and websites, and information about their sexuality.

bitch-media:

Nonprofit Forward Together surveyed Oakland high school students about sex education in their schools—these charts show what the students think. The whole story is here

lalondes:

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Those new survey results fall in line with the past decade of public opinion polling on the subject. Back in 2002, 90 percent of the public said they support comprehensive sex ed that includes information about preventing pregnancy and STDs. In 2004, 94 percent of Americans said they think it’s appropriate for young people to receive accurate information about contraception. In 2007, more than 80 percent of Americans said that schools should be required to implement this type of comprehensive sex ed. In 2008, 93 percent of parents said they believe their kids should be taught age-appropriate sex ed with information about prevention methods.