THE DECRIMINALIZATION OF SEX WORK IS EDGING INTO THE 2020 CAMPAIGN

The Intercept

“I do not believe that anybody who hurts another human being or profits off of their exploitation should be admonished or free of criminal prosecution,” Harris said in a recent interview with The Root. “But when you are talking about consenting adults, I think that you know, yes, we should really consider that we can’t criminalize consensual behavior as long as no one is being harmed.”

19 03 31

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THE DECRIMINALIZATION OF SEX WORK IS EDGING INTO THE 2020 CAMPAIGN

The Intercept

“I do not believe that anybody who hurts another human being or profits off of their exploitation should be admonished or free of criminal prosecution,” Harris said in a recent interview with The Root. “But when you are talking about consenting adults, I think that you know, yes, we should really consider that we can’t criminalize consensual behavior as long as no one is being harmed.”

19 03 31

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Sex & Cannabis Live at SXSW w/ Ashley Manta – Ep 82 American Sex Podcast

Ashley Manta joins us on the SXSW podcast stage for our very first live taping. We talk about how to mindfully combine sex and cannabis to enhance intimacy. Ashley blows Ken’s mind when she tells us what Indica and Sativa really mean and Sunny reports in throughout the episode on the effects of CBD lube […]

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Sex and Stigma: Stories of Everyday Life in Nevada’s Legal Brothels – Ep 81 American Sex Podcast

Nevada is the only state in the US where full-service sex work is legal, but how much do most of us really know about the brothel ecosystem? This week we talk to Dr. Sarah Blythe, co-author of Sex and Stigma: Stories of Everyday Life in Nevada’s Legal Brothels, a book that highlights stories of brothel […]

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When the Dominatrix Moved in Next Door

The New York Times

But the battle on Quincy Street is about more than just sex. For Ms. Miller, it’s about trust and safety; for Ms. Taillor, it’s about respect and kink-shaming. As both women fought to protect their communities, what resulted was a culture clash and gentrification struggle all wrapped up into one fight.

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Why Mental Health Practice Guidelines are Crucial for Working with Kink, BDSM, & Fetish

As helping professionals, mental health workers have an ethical and a professional responsibility to provide culturally sensitive care to our clients. Sensitive care is especially crucial for individuals who are underserved and misunderstood in society, such as those involved in kink and fetish. When some find their way to mental health professionals for help, they may be fortunate to find a therapist who is knowledgeable and experienced with kink and BDSM. Yet, many more may find clinicians unfamiliar with kink who have unaddressed biases or may pathologize them. Due to this care gap and high likelihood of negative experiences, people involved in kink often fear being stigmatized and can experience the negative effects of minority stress.

To change this, in the Spring of 2018, a team of highly experienced clinicians gathered to explore what constitutes clinical best practices in working with those who are interested and/or involved in leather, kink, BDSM, and/or fetish eroticism.

Because our goal is to have this project be community-informed, we need YOUR input so our guidelines are culturally aware, clinically relevant, strengths-based, and useful. We invite community-members who are involved in kink/BDSM as well as clinicians, educators, and researchers familiar with the kink and fetish client experiences to share their ideas via our new 2019 Clinical Practice Guidelines Draft Survey. Your involvement will make these guidelines better informed,
more culturally appropriate, and inclusive.

Please invite others to participate as well. When we work together, we can create a safer world and better mental health resources for those who need them!

To feedback form directly: http://bit.ly/draftguidelines

Kink clinical guidelines

For more information:
https://www.kinkguidelines.com/

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Scarleteen Mix #8: Strut Your Stuff

scarleteen mix # 8: strut your stuff (image of a a kickass pink flamingo totally feeling himself!)Big day? Fighting with insecurity? Got a hot date? ARE the hot date? Starting a new project, school or job? Going to do something where everyone’s watching? Coming out? Just got tested or asked for what you really, really wanted in bed for the first time? Getting yourself out of a bad relationship?  Doing something major, all on your own? Finally really getting that you’re actually seriously fantastic?

Going to keep it short and sweet this time: this is an extended mix for when you need a little help bigging yourself up, or when you’re already feeling yourself something fierce and you want a soundtrack to truly relish the moment.

If you need backup, here are a handful of some of our self-confidence, self esteem, sexual self-image or body-image faves at Scarleteen:

This mix was created and curated by myself, Sam, Al, Siân, and Alice O. You can crank it up over on Apple Music or Spotify

  • I Love Me – Meghan Trainor & LunchMoney Lewis
  • Get the Party Started – P!nk
  • Baby I’m a Star – Prince & The Revolution
  • The Wild One – Suzi Quatro
  • That’s Alright – Laura Mvula
  • Black Sheep – Gin Wigmore
  • Dancing With Myself – Billy Idol
  • Hey Sa-Lo-Ney – The Detroit Cobras
  • Soulful Dress – Sugar Pie DeSanto
  • Hard To Handle – Otis Redding
  • Confident – Demi Lovato
  • Good as Hell – Lizzo
  • Cuchi-Cuchi – Los Amigos Invisibles
  • Bad Girls – Donna Summer
  • Girls Just Want to Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper
  • Stray Cat Strut – Stray Cats
  • I Do It So Well – The Struts
  • Hotter Than Hell – Dua Lipa
  • Hot Blooded – Foreigner
  • Rowdy – RaeLynn
  • I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man – Muddy Waters
  • Diva – Beyoncé
  • Strut – Sheena Easton
  • Good Times – Chic
  • Dancing Queen – ABBA
  • Celebrate – Ingrid Michaelson
  • Feeling Good – Nina Simone
  • My Queen Is Harriet Tubman – Sons Of Kemet

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Using Medical Marijuana for Athletic Injuries

Athletes at all levels experience sports related injuries. From professional athletes to the noon-ball gym rats at the local YMCA, everyone develops aches and pains if they play sports long enough. Most sports injuries lead to pain in one or more parts of the body. In some cases people sustain injuries to the brain. Unfortunately […] More

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4 Steps to Ensure Successful Cannabis Training

Ensure Success Of Your Cannabis Training Strategy In today’s highly competitive cannabis industry, a highly skilled and motivated workforce is essential to meet your cannabis business goals and keep your organization ahead of the competition. Innovative and immersive training that can engage dispensary employees and effectively address the identified gaps or upskill them are critical […] More

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The NCSF Coalition Partners Met in Portland

The 22nd Annual Meeting of the NCSF Coalition Partners took place in Portland, OR, on March 2-3rd. The Coalition Partner representatives elected the Board Members and discussed new and ongoing projects, like Consent Counts which aims to decriminalize sexual conduct between consenting adults. The Annual Reports on NCSF programs and our goals for the year were discussed by Coalition Partner representatives.

18 Coalition Partners attended the NCSF Annual Meeting in person, online or by proxy:

1st Capital Finance
Adventures in Sexuality
Arizona Power Exchange
Asylum Buffalo
Black & Poly
Catalyst
Columbus Space
F.I.R.E.
FLOG St. Louis
MAsT Boise
New Mexico Leather League
PanEros Foundation
PolyDallas Millennium
Satin Sheet Dreams
StL3, Inc
TES
The Red Chair (TRC)
The Woodshed Orlando

This year, 9 people ran for 5 elected Board seats, all of whom had excellent qualifications. The members of the new NCSF Board are:

Susan Wright – Chairperson
Keira Harbison – Vice-Chair
Ben Schenker – Treasurer
Tess Zachary – Secretary
Archer Shelton
Choc Trei
Elizabeth Newsom, LCSW-Supervisor
J. Tebias
Jackie “Bebe” Harris
Judy Guerin
Rich Richbart
Ruby B Johnson, LCSW, LCDC
Russell J. Stambaugh, PhD, DST, CSSP

Rubys workshop at Annual Meeting

NCSF thanks Ruby B. Johnson, LCSW, LCDC, for providing a Consent Workshop entitled Power: The Individual following the Annual Meeting for CP reps, NCSF Board Members, Advocates and Staff. By the end of the workshops, participants could evaluate coercion, capacity, and advocacy in negotiating power exchange.

Immediately following was a special meeting of the Portland Sex Positive Community Council that discussed the upcoming Northwest Consent Summit on October 5-6th. We hope to see you there!

 

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