Feminism | Posted by Chloe H on 11/17/2016

Embracing Female Pleasure

Let’s talk about sex.

I love talking about sex with my girlfriends.  Describing the intimate, raw, and sometimes awkward moments of our experiences with sex strengthens our bonds as women and as human beings.  We talk about the lead up, the foreplay, the one-night stands, the sex-on-Saturday arrangement, the positions. We giggle, console each other, or just marvel at the differences in our experiences.

My best friend, who is 19 like me, and many of my other friends have not had sex. Their experience is a completely normal one. According to Her Campus’s Ultimate College Girl Survey 2012, which surveyed over 2,500 college women across the country, 43 percent of girls were still virgins at the time that they responded to the survey. Twenty-two percent lost their virginities between …

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Feminism | Posted by Sarah C on 09/28/2012

Let’s Talk About (Solo) Sex

masturbation is healthy!

Masturbation. Up until I was 17 years old, the word alone sent shivers down my spine – and not the fun type. I was petrified of my body and the pleasure I knew it could bring me. I saw touching oneself as a disgusting and deplorable act and thought only the most deviant of people would do it. Well, not actually, only the most deviant WOMEN would do it. Male masturbation seemed like a fact of life to me. I had many guy-friends who talked openly about porn, lotion, dirty socks etc, and I never thought anything of it, but the prospect of women masturbating made me sick.

Despite my aversions to self-pleasure, I still wanted sexual release. I was just as horny as any teenage boy, …

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Feminism | Posted by Kaitlyn K on 08/25/2012

Saturday Vids: Teach Safe Touch

Teach Safe Touch advocates for the health and dignity of all by challenging the current Minnesota sex education curriculum to include masturbation as a safe-sex alternative.

We created Teach Safe Touch to promote healthy and fulfilled sexual identities. Our mission is to engage, inform, and mobilize our community to challenge limiting sexuality education for our youth. We know that healthy choices and respectful behavior are the products of a mind which has been nourished by knowledge and confidence in oneself. Teach Safe Touch exists to create opportunities for everyone to enjoy the benefits of healthy sexual expression, self-assurance, and a guilt-free dialogue.

We created a petition to challenge the Minnesota legislature to include a more comprehensive sex-ed curriculum and to include language on masturbation in this comprehensive curriculum. We created …

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