Sex-positive Feminism

Recent posts

Why Beyoncé is My New Favorite Feminist

Ashamed as I may be to admit it, I was a little late on the Queen Bey train. Okay, so maybe more than a little late. Her most recent self-titled visual album is the first one I’ve ever listened to from start to finish. And I’m so glad that I did. With the recent media frenzy over the “respectability” of young pop icons (hello, Miley), I’ve been thinking a lot about powerful female icons that I’d be happy to see my future children idolize. Continue Reading →

Clarifying Sex-Positivity

My post on supporting consenting adults doing whatever they want sexually articulates one facet of what’s known as a sex-positive outlook. And yet there are actually a number of ways to interpret what it means to be sex-positive; some people think of it as “yay, orgasms solve everything!” while others use it to mean having a non-judgmental attitude toward sex. For that reason, I’m a big fan of Pervocracy’s What I Mean When I Say I’m Sex-Positive post. The post presents a clear and comprehensive explanation of what the author means when the term sex-positive is used. Continue Reading →

Resources On Asexuality

We’ve touched on asexuality here at MSP before; Dr. Debby has linked to a Salon article on the topic, and I’ve linked to a blog post explaining some of the basics. Now, however, there’s even more stir in the media, thanks to a recent episode of House, MD that featured asexuality… in an overly medicalized, stigmatizing way. To combat negative stereotypes of asexuality, check out this Feministe post on where asexuality and sex-positive feminism can, and should, overlap. It’s an interesting topic, and one that I think people should educate themselves on, regardless of their orientation. Continue Reading →