Photo by @emsuptosomething It’s 2018, but bisexuality is still so surrounded by myths we might as well be talking about unicorns. These myths are perpetuated both within the LGBTIQ community and by straight folks alike. Many of them are contradictory. It comes as no surprise, therefore, that bisexuality often tends to be misunderstood (even by the best intentioned people). Take it from a real-life bisexual, it’s about time to leave all this nonsense behind. Here are 5 of the
When I was five, my whole family had recently relocated from Mexico to the suburbs of Maryland, where we lived for the next three years. Despite being so young, I remember something we were being taught in school struck me as... odd. We were singing in class about some dude that "sailed the ocean blue" in 1492, and "discovered" America. Like, as if no one had ever been on it before, or there were just a bunch of monkeys and mango trees and nothing else but vast acres of untou
I recently made a trip to Planned Parenthood to get an IUD (also known as IUC- Intrauterine Device/Contraceptive), which despite some bad rep it's gotten throughout the years, remains the most effective form of birth control on the market (See chart).
I'm a person who has suffered from bouts of depression and anxiety, on top of a genetic history of blood clotting, making hormonal birth control not an option for me. I tried the birth control pill for a few months, and the eff
Q: What’s wrong with my vagina? A: You have a yeast infection. (And that really sucks I’m so sorry). Itchiness like you’ve never experienced itchiness. I always know I have a yeast infection when I find myself with my hands down my pants half the day trying to scratch that itch. Yeast infections symptoms are itchiness, thick and white discharge and potentially pain in the vaginal opening. Do they make your vagina smell like yeast? The jury is still out. I’ve had chronic yeas
Why talk about mental illness? In measuring happiness and life satisfaction, a United Nations report revealed that mental health explains more of the variance of happiness in Western countries than income does. In fact, the authors found that mental illness was the strongest predictor of misery, more so than poverty, unemployment or even physical illness. If you just re-read that last sentence thinking you must not have understood it properly or that it has to be wrong someho
*Spoiler alert* This article discusses one scene in Get Out. If you have not yet seen Get Out, stop reading this and go see it. And then go see it again! Still from "Get Out", 2017 In one scene of Jordan Peele’s brilliant movie, Get Out, Mr. Tanaka, a Japanese guest at the garden party, asks our hero, Chris: “Is the African-American experience an advantage or disadvantage?” Thousands of books/movies/documentaries have been and can still be written on this question. So, Chris
Headless is a new short-film series that follows three queer-identifying people throughout New York City. Sebastian Sdaigui (director) and Alanna Harrington (producer) take us through a visually and emotionally compelling journey, the subjects of the first episode– Robot, Cesar, and Infinit– expose their vulnerabilities as well as their strengths with a fierceness that will leave you wanting to know more about these fiery, charismatic artists. “I was inspired to create this f
It can be quite troubling for many of us to learn about someone’s suicide. Even when we might not know them personally, we can only imagine the sorrow of the loved ones that are left behind. Chris Cornell’s passing was heartbreaking news to fans and music lovers around the world. Lead vocalist for the bands Soundgarden and Audioslave but also known for numerous solo works, contributions and musical projects, Cornell is considered one of the architects of the grunge movement.
Yes, sex and erotism can often be experienced as unsolvable mysteries. There are aspects of our sex life, anatomy, desire, pleasure, orgasm (or lack thereof), which seem like paradoxes we just can’t wrap our minds around. Sometimes experience will be the one to provide the answers, sometimes it’s the right partner, but other times it’s the right THEORY. Many people such as myself have found that the Dual Control Model of Sexual Response (DCM) which proposes that we all have a
Via Deseo Divergente Tumblr Your butt is just like any other part of the body that deserves exploration and attention...even some love and sexy time! (if it’s something you’re curious about) Interesting Facts about Butt Holes • First, and most importantly, every human body has an anus! Regardless of gender or sex. This means that anal play is both gender neutral and not limited to sexual orientation or reproductive anatomy. • The anus is one of the most densely nerved areas o
Photo by Victoria Siemer On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me... A Butt Plug Set of Three! If you're ever in the New York City area we absolutely recommend you visit Babeland — wonder-cave of sex toys. The staff is diverse, feminist and body-positive on top of extremely knowledgeable on everything sex. If you are a more discreet individual or can't make it to NYC soon... not to worry! There are many awesome online sex toy retailers that ship worldwide. We r
A Letter To All Who Have Lost in This Era In a year rife with populist backlash, this searing letter from New York Time columnist and author Anand Giridharadas is a must watch. Mr. Giridharadas concedes his shortcomings in addressing the cultural and economic issues facing his white middle class counterpart and how doing so helped create a group he now fears.This talk will give you chills, a sense of understanding, and a fresh outlook on our current political landscape. Let’s
Looking forward to the Holiday Season?!
Looking forward to all the personal questions?!
Me neither!!! For most of us the holidays are a season in which we spend LOTS of quality time with friends and family, most of whom you haven’t seen in quite a while. Questions about your life are inevitable. Therefore, it might be useful to have some ideas or talking points in mind about how to approach the difficult topic of depression and answer some of the most common que
Source: Deseo Divergente Tumblr As we've covered in our previous article, Demystifying Gender, there can be as many genders as there are individuals on the planet. But gender and sexuality are two very different things; Diane Sawyer (lol) simplified it to a concept we can all understand [even though sexuality is more complex than who you sleep with] : “Sexual orientation is whom you go to bed with. Gender identity is whom you go to bed as.” Regardless of your gender, your sex