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Video: Fatphobia Is Not a Sexual Preference by Sonalee Rashatwar

Sexual preferences are not hardwired, they are socially ingrained ideas that we ingest and rarely question. By Sonalee Rashatwar TW/CW: The following video transcript and audio contain mentions of fatphobia, dieting, and trauma. Transcript: Hi! My name is Sonalee Rashatwar, I use she and they pronouns because I identify as non-binary and I’m popularly known...


The Case for New Erotic Language

In acknowledging that our erotic language could be more expansive and continuing with this practice of language creation, we need new words. By Dalychia Saah There were so many words used to describe what I could expect for my first penetrative experience with a penis.  “It’s going to feel like your lungs are collapsing and...


Navigating Fetishism as a Queer, Non-Binary, Black Sex Worker

If I didn’t manage so well to adhere to the image of the hung, dominant, rough, and forceful “Mandingo,” I would not have nearly half as many clients. By Cosima Smith Many Black people and other POC are well-versed in the exchange of their fetishized identities for their livelihoods and livability. As a sex-worker, I...


Wild Flower Sex is a Lesson in White Abuse of Power

The callout to Wild Flower is an example of what many Black sexuality professionals face in the field. And more, what Wild Flower Sex did was not accidental, or a one-time mistake. Content Note: This piece contains discussion of anti-Black violence, misogynoir, sexual violence (assault and rape), sex work. Please read at your own discretion....