#Aftersex and Prudery

This spring, the thing all the kids were doing that everyone had something to say about was the #aftersex hashtag, which apparently originated on Instagram. Oh, those wild kids, taking pictures of themselves in bed! The hashtag is a mixture of images, including people who are sweet, sultry, sleepy, and more, sometimes with pets along […]

Don’t Be a Sex-Positive Jerk

I’ve written here before about the very specific brand of sex-positivity I loathe, in which people seem bound and determined to press their sexuality on other people, insisting that sex is fantastic for everyone and everyone enjoys sex, creating a hypersexual, charged environment that refuses to acknowledge the complexities of human sexuality. Sex is awesome, […]

You Say You’re Sex Positive, But You Don’t Listen to Sex Workers

Many people seem very taken with the idea of ‘sex positivity’ these days, which people seem to define in different ways; under a generous definition, I’d say that it translates to being supportive and respectful of the varied manifestations of sexuality, including respect for all consensual sex acts and individual sexual preferences. Essentially, if someone’s […]