Sunday, March 6, 2011

Coming Soon: Article about Eco-Friendly Sex Toys

My article about eco-friendly sex toys will appear in the next issue of the feminist magazine On The Issues. It should come out in about a week. Once it's available, I'll post a link and brief excerpt.

In the meantime, read my other article for On The Issues about slut-shaming:

American society is not kind to sexually active, single, straight women, especially when virginity is so popular among political talking heads. The purity movement and "hooking up" culture are at loggerheads, creating a great deal of confusion.

Chances are, if you're a woman who enjoys playing the field, you've been called a slut, whore, tramp, and a host of other slurs. There is no equivalent set of words for guys who play the field, and the words that describe them are positive, something to aspire to: Lothario, player, stud, Casanova. "Slut" is designed to humiliate and negatively judge a sexually active woman simply because she has a vagina.

But what if a young woman wants to explore her sexuality? What if she does not want to wait for marriage or isn't really all that interested in marriage to begin with?

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