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Trans Sex Workers Help People Transform Through Intimacy

I’m here to tell you that trans sex workers are in fact unrecognized therapists for some of the most powerful people in the world. By xoài phạm I was in a beautiful room at the W Hotel drinking a glass of wine with a tall, white man who was sporting a navy blue suit and...


I Hate Christmas and I Don’t Want You to Change My Mind

I don’t want to pretend that I like Christmas. I don’t want to pretend to enjoy my family’s company. I want to be alone and that is perfectly acceptable. TW/CW Mentions of death and depression. By Adrie Rose I fucking hate Christmas. That’s probably too blunt but I’m not sorry because every time I try...


Why Can’t I Cum? A Survivor’s Quest For An Orgasm

Survivors of sexual assault deserve spaces to discuss sex and desire. Without them, we’re left alone in our quest for an orgasm. This essay contains discussions of sexual violence, and mentions r/pe and molestation.  By Indigo “Did you cum?” Without thinking, I said, “Yes.” I took a deep breath. And confessed.  “Okay, I didn’t. I...


No, Mental Illness and Trauma Don’t Excuse Us From Accountability

Trauma and mental illness do not abdicate you from responsibility for your relationships with others. By B.B. Buchanan Too rarely do we discuss mental health and trauma in our movement spaces. That said, when it is talked about there are some common tropes, standard ways of talking about disability and trauma, that fail to both make space...


14 Self-Care Tips for Sexual Assault Survivors Suffering from PTSD

In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, here are some important self-care tips for when things become too much. For those suffering from acute or long-term post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression, there are often times when these become so overwhelming that it can be difficult to even accomplish the basic functions of daily living....


Stop Using Sexual Addiction To Cover Up Abuse

Sex addiction is a serious mental illness that makes the lives of people who suffer from it difficult. [TW: sexual assault and addiction] By Sami Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein, among dozens of other powerful men, are being exposed for  sexually harassing and abusing people. Each have left a trail of victims and tears. Survivors...