Polyamory In The PRC: A Brief History Of Sex And Swinging In Modern China

SupChina

In 2010, the then-53-year-old bespectacled academic became the face of Chinese swinging when he was arrested for “group licentiousness.” Although one of 22 charged, it was Ma’s refusal to quietly roll over and plead guilty, coupled with his professorial status, that made him a cause célèbre; it was thusly revealed, to many in China, that orgies are technically illegal.

The case symbolized the division between an older, staunchly conservative establishment and its more progressive, post-Reform juniors, who take freewheeling, pluralistic runs at formerly forbidden fare.

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Are Children Overprescribed Psychiatric Medications?

The number of children taking psychiatric medications has been rising over the last few decades. In 2014, the National Center for Health Statistics estimated 1 in 13 U.S. children between the ages of 6 and 17 takes medication. Many people beloved the report was clear evidence that children are overmedicated. Yet a new study challenges […] More
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Love Is The Answer

February 14, 2018 11:09 pm “Oh, oh, oh and the silicon chip inside her head, Gets switched to overload, And nobody’s gonna go to school today, She’s going to make them stay at home” Bob Geldof It saddens me to see the death of seventeen people today in Florida. And before the bodies are even […] More
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What a Beautiful Life: The Fulfillment of Failure

February 14, 2018 4:30 pm Can you imagine things going right on the first try? It would be fantastically … boring! Just picture sitting down to center clay on the pottery wheel. Your hands wrap around the mud. Your foot hits the pedal. And within seconds, the job is done. Instead of clay flying out […] More
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5 Fascinating Facts About Love

With Valentine’s Day upon us, many folks have love on the brain—so let’s
talk about the science of love! In the video below, I’ve compiled five of
the most fascinating things researchers have found by studying loving
relationships. Enjoy!
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NCSF is Coming to Atlanta for our 21st Anniversary Celebration!

Annual Coalition Partner Meeting

Friday March 9th 10 am – 6pm

Atlanta GA

@ Crowne Plaza Atlanta Airport, 1325 Virginia Avenue, Atlanta, GA

The NCSF Annual Coalition Partner Meeting is for representatives of the Coalition Partners and the NCSF Board and Staff members to come together to discuss the year-end reports on NCSF projects and programs, and to set goals for the coming year. The NCSF Board members are elected at the annual meeting, and the budget and financials are approved.

The NCSF Annual CP Meeting is open to all members of NCSF and its member organizations. The Annual CP Meeting will also be available via video conferencing. Please RSVP to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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to receive the details.

NCSF will be participating in events throughout the weekend in Atlanta:

Rope Bite at 1763 – Celebrate NCSF’s 21st Birthday!

http://www.1763.net/Atlanta_Bound.html

“Rope Bite @Nite” is a rope-centric event held the second Saturday of each month at 1763 from 8-2pm. The evening starts out with a class and demo focused on rope education and then evolves into the Decadence play party. NCSF Board Members and staff will bring a birthday cake to celebrate our 21st anniversary with Rope Bite members!

LLC, the Leadership Conference – Workshops and an Award!

www.leatherleadership.org

NCSF is proud to be receiving the “Leadership in Action” Award at LLC which is designed to recognize the people who have contributed their skills, time and effort into sharing with and being supportive of our community. NCSF Board Members and Staff will be attending and participating in the Leadership Conference with 3 workshops planned. For those who want to attend LLC, go here to register and get a discounted hotel room rate:

Atlanta Poly – Consent Counts with NCSF!

https://www.meetup.com/Atlanta-Polyamory/events/244565128/

https://www.facebook.com/events/125748568217619/

https://fetlife.com/events/620502

This is a chance for the polyamory community in Atlanta to get together and discuss our experiences in a roundtable discussion. It is also an opportunity for newcomers to learn all about polyamory. March’s topic of discussion will be Consent Counts with a representative from the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom. There will also be a bonus opportunity to discuss how to find a kink/poly-aware mental health professional with our very own Nickie Fuentes (facilitator of the Lilburn support group and Atlanta Poly sponsor).

For those who are interested in running for the Board of NCSF or volunteering, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Where can a Black polyamorous woman feel safe to look for love?

The Daily Dot

For polyamorous communities to become more accepting, organizers need to look to the inclusivity and discussions created on these blogs. They need to create groups and meetups without the idea of what the polyamorous community “should” or “is expected” to look like. The idea that polyamory is a “white thing” has been ingrained in our culture for so long that group creators, intentionally or not, might not think about what rules and word choices make people of color feel ostracized.

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Meet The Dominatrix Who Requires The Men Who Hire Her To Read Black Feminist Theory

Huffington Post

Eventually, I realized, wow, I’m emotionally invested in my clients. They’re getting this safe space. The ways that patriarchy impacts men, they can’t really be submissive in a lot of contexts. They come to me looking for a safe space to explore the parts of them that may not be seen as masculine, or they might have a lot of shame around. They may not have opportunities to be their full selves in a lot of ways, including sexually, because of those societal constraints.

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Reviewers are happy to be free of the film franchise based on E.L. James' novels.

Hollywood Reporter

Ana’s newfound playfulness is thanks, in part, to Johnson. Critics across the board agreed that the lead actress’ performance is the film’s only redeemable quality. Peter Travers from Rolling Stone writes that the action-packed plot “does give Johnson — a clever actress who deserves much better — a reprieve from getting trussed up naked and pawed by her costar.” The Guardian’s Benjamin Lee praises Johnson for remaining “a compelling presence, trying her darnedest with lifeless words, but, again, she’s stranded by the energy-sucking vortex of nothingness that is Jamie Dornan. He’s better than this (as he has shown with menace in The Fall) but he knows it and his boredom is lazily apparent throughout.”

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