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Evaluating the Male Gaze in Classrooms

This essay is published as part of WYV Young Voices, a column highlighting upcoming writers under the age of 21.  Upholding the male gaze in education encourages male students to view women as pleasure objects devoid of any personhood CW: The following article discusses racism, sexism, adultification, and sexualization of women. However, there is no...


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...


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....


#AskCam: Celibacy Is A Valid Choice

Welcome to #AskCam, a column where sex and intersectionality are not divided but welcomed together. Dear Cam, I’ve always been a sexual person, but I haven’t been dating in the last few months because of life – school, work, family, that kind of thing. Because of this, I’ve been unintentionally celibate for a few months, and...


Sex Education Centers Whiteness — And It’s a Problem

Sexuality is for everyone, because we all deserve to feel pleasure. It’s long past time for sex education to make race part of the conversation. There are few times when I am not aware of my identity as I move through the world. As a young Black, cis, femme; I’m constantly thinking about the ways that...


Six Ways We Can Make Sex Education More Queer and Trans Inclusive

You’re not advocating properly when you put  LGBTQ+ youth in the backburner. I didn’t know that when I grew up, I’d be advocating for reproductive justice and sexual education reform. I didn’t know that I’d become a vocal person about the intersections between race, gender, and sexuality. If you asked me a few years ago,...