Second video is up! WOOOOO!
Second video is up! WOOOOO!
Look! You can see my face now! My voice sounds weird.
Just a quick post to let you all know to add me to your list of subscriptions on YouTube! Yes, Nice Girls Like Sex Too is starting a channel, and you all get to see my face later tonight.
The following includes descriptions, photos, and video that may serve as a trigger for victims of sexual violence.
Please be advised.
Someone asked me today, "What is 'rape culture' anyway? I'm tired of hearing about it."
Yeah, I hear ya. I'm tired of talking about it. But I'm going to keep talking about it because people like you keep asking that question.
Updated: March 24, 2013
Photographer Sara Naomi Lewkowicz has continued to document the story of Maggie and her life since November 2012, when she was the victim of a violent attack by her now ex-boyfriend Shane. In an assignment for TIME in March 2013, Lewkowicz visited Maggie and her family in Alaska to document their life as they continue to move on from the incident.
Let’s get one thing public here, right off the bat. I am a self-identified “geek”. I wasn’t one of the “cool kids” in high school, though I stood up for myself enough times to never be outright bullied to my face. I’ve always managed to find my fellow geeks in whatever city I reside. [Please note: although I am sure that there are people who will react with vehement outrage, for the sake of argument, I am going to use the words "geek" and "nerd" interchangeably.] Read the rest of this entry
I found this article via Jezebel, and I am intrigued! Apparently, the lovely and amazing Betty Dodson, founder of the sex-positive feminism movement, teaches masturbation classes for women in New York City.
Does anyone else remember the scene in Fried Green Tomatoes where Evelyn Couch and her friend Missy attend a class intended to “get the spark back in marriage”, and Evelyn practically runs out of the room when they are instructed to use mirrors to look at their own vaginas? I laughed at that when I was younger, but now I find it so sad.
Get out those mirrors, girls, and take a look. Get acquainted. I declare your vagina to be beautiful.
With so much cultural mystery surrounding the “elusive” female orgasm, I think classes like this are a fantastic idea. I mean, honestly, researchers just rediscovered how complex of an organ the clitoris is, and how, like a TARDIS, it is bigger on the inside than it looks on the outside. (Thanks to Doctor Xtreme for that line, and the awesome portmanteau, CliTARDIS.)
Can you imagine a world where young women were encouraged to learn to appreciate their genitals and taught how to achieve orgasm? How about classes where partners were encouraged to explore your genitals and taught how to help you achieve satisfying orgasms? I want to live in that world.
Would you attend this kind of class? I will definitely be looking into Betty’s classes the next time I am in NYC!
She was twelve years old. An age at which, in a perfect world, she might have been curious about sex, but years away from worrying about it. An age when, in a better world than this, she should have remained an innocent child with no idea of the dark side of people like P.E. teacher Julie Correa who manipulated and abused her for three years.
Hello dear readers! I’ve got a lot of fun things coming up for you, but they’re taking much longer than I anticipated. I’m really sorry for leaving you in the lurch lately, but here’s a preview of coming attractions!
I’m currently reading three (3!) books to review for you, including Finding Gaia, by Kimberly Chapman, recommended to me by one of my Google Plus friends; a promotional copy of The Sex God – No Mud No Lotus, by Ben Belenus; and The Ultimate Guide to Kink by the lovely Tristan Taormino.
I mentioned in a previous blog post that I sent a care package to my best friend, and had to go shopping for condoms and lubrication for her. I went to my favorite intimate store, Good Vibrations, and I ended up sending her a gigantic grab bag, as I couldn’t pick just one! It is always fun to try new and different types of condoms, and when they come from a reputable place like Good Vibrations, you know that they’re going to be good. I also sent her a bunch of different types of lube, because, again, I simply couldn’t pick. Here’s hoping she decides to do some reviews for Nice Girls!
While I was gleefully grabbing condoms and lubrication samples, I also found a VERY interesting new product called Masque. These are flavor strips that dissolve on your tongue, similar to a Listerine strip, but they actually block the salt and bitter receptors on your tongue! I grabbed a few of them, and not only sent some to my best friend, but I kept a few for myself. I just put the watermelon flavor in my mouth, waited a couple of minutes and had a teaspoon of salt. Couldn’t taste a thing. I can’t wait to try them in a more intimate setting.
I want to thank you all again for being so patient with me. I am doing my best to bring you quality content that isn’t just me losing my mind over something that’s going on in the news.
My best friend is an Australian currently living in the city of Kobe in Japan. She has regaled me with stories of how different the culture is with regards to sex and normal bodily functions. The most recent “problem” was attempting to purchase tampons in a convenience store. They keep the boxes wrapped up in paper, and they will double-bag the wrapped package! And condoms? No way. I’m actually sending her a big box of them later this week.
Naturally, when I saw this article (mildly NSFW) on Jezebel, I thought of my best friend. Megumi Nakagawa, an entrepreneur in the Shibuya district of Tokyo has opened Love Joule, the country’s first ”love and sex bar dedicated to women.” Instead of the typical alcohol bottles displayed on the shelves behind the bar, there are vibrators and other sex toys all lined up. From what I’ve seen on the facebook page, the toys are on the higher end of the scale too! The bar is for women only (unless the man is accompanied by a woman), and is frequented by women who work in the sex industry in Tokyo.
It is my understanding that sex, especially female masturbation, is a very taboo subject in traditional Japanese culture. I find it encouraging and refreshing to see that Nakagawa is attempting to provide a space for women to discuss how to have a happier and healthier sex life. I will definitely seek out Love Joule when I visit Tokyo for the first time.
Would you like to see something like this in your city? Would you go to Love Joule if you had the chance?