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The Cheaper Option, Revisited

In an earlier post titled The Cheaper Option, I showed how wine promoting monogamy isn’t always the most cost-effective. A similar display recently caught my eye, and I snagged the following photographic evidence. Details on each bottle follow. Follow us on Twitter @mysexprofessor. Follow Jeana, the author of this post, @foxyfolklorist. Continue Reading →

Movie Review: Sucker Punch

Sucker Punch is a film you will either love or hate. It has polarized viewers and started lengthy debates about the ways in which sex and sexiness are portrayed and, perhaps, manipulated. As far as I can tell, there are valid reasons to both laud and loathe the film, depending on one’s sexual politics. Below the cut, I will discuss how the film handles some very important sexual issues—but be warned, spoilers lie ahead! Continue Reading →

DIY Genital Jewelry: With Vulva Love Lovely as Inspiration

While recently browsing Etsy, my ultimate tool of procrastination, I stumbled upon Vulva Love Lovely’s Etsy shop, a store with an incredible variety of vulva and genital-themed crafts! From a Frida Kahlo Uterus Pillow to a Vulva Orchid Necklace to custom made Vulva Portraits, she has an awesome (though sort of expensive) collection of lady-part art! (Debby has a few of her vulva- and uterus-themed pieces in her sex ed collection.)

Since I’m a seriously broke college student, I decided to make my own jewelry and crafts, inspired by this artist’s work. My partner Liv and I made a trip to AC Moore in an attempt to save some money (though we ended up dropping about $50.00 on supplies) and picked up a variety of crafty items. We then proceeded to stay up until 2 am crafting! Here are the results:

Though this isn’t vulva-related, Liv also made me this awesome shirt. Continue Reading →

Bodies Are Just Oddly-Shaped Vessels For Hearts

Here is yet one more reason to be reading Coilhouse, the self-proclaimed love letter to alternative culture: a beautiful poem titled “How to Make Love to a Trans Person,” which nestles truths within metaphors, celebrating love and intimacy and belonging and bodies. Follow us on Twitter @mysexprofessor. Follow Jeana, the author of this post, @foxyfolklorist. Continue Reading →

Clever Business Cards: The Breast Implant Edition

I’ve missed you all, having been traveling out of country for about two weeks with no phone access and just about no internet access. It’s good to be back. It’s also good to find quirky things in my Inbox, like these unusual business cards. The one above is for a cosmetic surgeon but there are others, including a very cool one that makes a paper airplane, on Toxel. Continue Reading →

Venus Envy

Thanks to my friend Susie for pointing out boingboing’s entry on one of the coolest pieces of art that I have seen in a long time. Rarely do I see art that makes me want to own it (or a print) ASAP for my own house or office, but Heidi Taillefer’s Venus Envy (warning: NSFW!) is brilliant. When you get a chance, take a peek at it, and see for yourself – you might see something different. As the quote from Taillerfer on boingboing mentions, “Venus Envy” is a take on Freud’s phrase “penis envy” and presents a feminine counterpoint to Freud’s concept of envying male privilege. I like that the artist mentions this painting “implies the enviable female advantage of being the carrier of new life.” Continue Reading →

The Free Condom Project

Melbourne is well known for its art and culture and I was pleased to discover that this creative richness is now being used to promote safer sex. The Free Condom Project, a venture started by art distributor Third Drawer Down, is a collaboration between local and international artists and several leading Australian sexual health organizations. They’ve designed eye-catching, stylish, matchbox-like containers for condoms and lubricant that are freely available across Melbourne and greater Victoria. Free Condom Project’s goodies are available at several trendy clothing boutiques, music stores, pharmacies, and even the bookshop at the State Library of Victoria (where I picked up those pictured on the right). The Free Condom Project’s goal is “to positively change perceptions about condom use, helping to reduce the increasing rate of STIs by making condoms readily accessible to sexually active people in a fun and engaging way that encourages people to take ownership of their health and well being.” Continue Reading →