Northwest Region Community Wide Consent Summit Survey

The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom and several Portland based community partners are exploring hosting a Consent Summit for the Northwest Region in Portland, OR. Your feedback is invaluable as we begin our planning process. Your responses are confidential and will be used exclusively for the purposes of developing this summit. If you live in the Northwest, please take a few minutes to fill out this online survey.

 

This is a community-based survey, not an NCSF survey:
https://goo.gl/forms/msxBKg1wSuWFyLKp1

 

Please direct any questions to Judy Guerin, NCSF Consent Counts Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Swingers And Polyamorists May Have More Satisfying Sex Lives Than Monogamists

There’s a common assumption that monogamous relationships are superior to
consensually non-monogamous relationships in virtually all ways. In fact,
studies have found that monogamous relationships are thought to be better
in terms of promoting closeness, trust, intimacy, companionship, and
communication [1]. However, the presumed benefits don’t stop
there—monogamous relationships are assumed to be more sexually satisfying,
too, because it’s presumed that people who open their relationships are
only doing so because they’re unhappy in some way.

So is it really the case that monogamists necessarily have better sex lives
and relationships overall compared to those who are in consensually
non-monogamous relationships? Do the stereotypes reflect reality? Let’s
take a look at the research.
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The Sex Toy Episode! + A Chat w/ Katy Zvolerin – Ep 36 American Sex Podcast

Episode 37 of American Sex Podcast is our big, girthy sex toy episode! Listeners tell us the hilarious household objects they’ve used to get off, we reveal some of our most laughable sex toy fails, plus we clear up some sex toy myths. Find out: What’s the deal with using silicone lube with silicone toys […]

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Love All: The Art Of Polyamory

Vogue UK

Proper polyamory involves a lot of fiercely honest negotiations and tenderness for all concerned. I recently attended a conference where I fell into conversation with a married African-American arts practitioner from New York who professed himself polyamorous. We discussed the fact that a strong, long-lived partnership can often accommodate a lover better than lies, scorn or unkindness – provided a couple’s soul-bond is not threatened. I said I wasn’t sure about the term polyamory, which smacks too much of a formal movement to me – something you sign up to, like Scientology or the Lib Dems. My own sense of the matter was that quite a few couples in my circle had quietly evolved to a place where they could accommodate the occasional negotiated exception. “Say that again,” said my new artist friend, turning the phrase over. “Negotiated exceptions. Yeah, I like that.” I told him about two friends who got hitched in their forties, after previous marriages. They agreed early on that the chances of them being faithful “till death do us part” were negligible, so made a pact that if either ever felt tempted to stray they’d announce it at once. A decade later the wife started a side relationship with one of her spouse’s closest friends, which ran for several years. Meanwhile, neighbours and family had no clue. As the wife said to me, “You don’t open up about this sort of thing when you live in a village and do the flowers at your parish church. Devon isn’t Soho.”

Source: ncsf

Chronicles of Harmony 

Today is 8mg Methotrexate day, and it’s the junior prom of my eldest child and my bonus daughter, his girlfriend of 2 years. None of the members of our polycule ever got the romanticized “traditional prom experience,” thus, collaborating with BD’s mom, we have been jumping through hoops and living vicariously through our kiddos with […] More
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Atlanta Leather Pride focuses on family bonding, giving back and BDSM education

Georgia Voice

Jonathan Fenrir, the current reigning Mr. Atlanta Eagle, is very much aware of the family component. “There’s a growing number of Pride celebrations around town, [but] Atlanta Leather Pride is a chance for people of all walks of life to come out and be a part of something that sees past gender or sexuality,” he said. “It’s a perfect time for those that might have questions or want to hang out on the edges to see leather and the leather lifestyle celebrated so openly and free of judgement.”

Source: ncsf

Atlanta Leather Pride focuses on family bonding, giving back and BDSM education

Georgia Voice

Jonathan Fenrir, the current reigning Mr. Atlanta Eagle, is very much aware of the family component. “There’s a growing number of Pride celebrations around town, [but] Atlanta Leather Pride is a chance for people of all walks of life to come out and be a part of something that sees past gender or sexuality,” he said. “It’s a perfect time for those that might have questions or want to hang out on the edges to see leather and the leather lifestyle celebrated so openly and free of judgement.”

Source: ncsf

A new law intended to curb sex trafficking threatens the future of the internet as we know it

Vox

The bill’s language penalizes any websites that “promote or facilitate prostitution,” and allows authorities to pursue websites for “knowingly assisting, facilitating, or supporting sex trafficking,” which is vague enough to threaten everything from certain cryptocurrencies to porn videos to sites for perfectly legal escort services. (In fact, one of the bill’s main supporters, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, is arguably using the bill as a path to attack consensual adult pornography, which it has characterized as “violent,“ “degrading,” and “a public health crisis.”)

Source: ncsf

A new law intended to curb sex trafficking threatens the future of the internet as we know it

Vox

The bill’s language penalizes any websites that “promote or facilitate prostitution,” and allows authorities to pursue websites for “knowingly assisting, facilitating, or supporting sex trafficking,” which is vague enough to threaten everything from certain cryptocurrencies to porn videos to sites for perfectly legal escort services. (In fact, one of the bill’s main supporters, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, is arguably using the bill as a path to attack consensual adult pornography, which it has characterized as “violent,“ “degrading,” and “a public health crisis.”)

Source: ncsf

The Most Common Reasons For Sex And How They Differ Based On Gender And Age

How many different reasons are there to have sex? At least 237, according
to one study. However, that study was primarily based on young college
students, which begs the question of how people’s sexual motivations might
differ based on age. It’s also reasonable to wonder whether men and women
experience similar or different changes in their reasons for having sex as
they get older, too.
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