foryoursexualinformation:

Check out this awesome site (Not Alone) that encourages people to share their stories about abortion. It is gendered but I think it would be awesome for others who do not identify as cisgender women to share their stories as well. 

"An erection isn’t the same as ‘yes’." [Text over photo of bunches of bananas.]

"An erection isn’t the same as ‘yes’." [Text over photo of bunches of bananas.]

mentally-illectric:

things i needed to hear in health class:

  • puberty might make you squishier and its ok
  • vaginas have a smell and it’s a ok
  • all kinds of people with all kinds of bodies have gr8 sex
  • genitals do not all look the same and variety is rad
  • people have stretch marks sometimes
  • people have pimples on their butts sometimes
  • people have cellulite sometimes
  • gender =/= sex
  • sex =/= scary danger FEAR
  • bodies aren’t scary or gross or sacred 
  • everything is ok

thecsph:

holisticsexualhealth:

Tips and Resources: Disabled People Need Sexual Health Care Too - SaferSex.Education | Brought to you by Lucky Bloke

Most safer sex guides take it for granted that all of us are going to have the manual dexterity (ability to move our hands) to unwrap and use a condom, that getting STI testing is as easy as booking (and keeping) an appointment at a free or low-cost sexual health clinic, and that communicating with a partner about safer sex is as easy as having a few face-to-face conversations about it. For those of us who have any sort of physical, cognitive, or psychological disability, these and other “basic” safer sex strategies may not be so easy.

It doesn’t help that disabled people are assumed to be nonsexual, or to have more important things to worry about than the “luxury” of sexual feelings or a sexual relationship, or any number of other myths about sex and disability all of which miss the mark in one way or another.

People with disabilities who are sexually active, or planning to be sexually active, need to practice safer sex, and get regular sexual healthcare, just like anyone else.

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genderedintelligence:

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Public Health England (PHE) have commissioned the National LGB&T Partnership to create some information ‘fact’ sheets about how to stay healthy for members of the trans and non-binary community. Its primary aim is to inform and educate trans and non-binary people and empower them to improve…

Do get involved if you can! London workshop on 2 August - see post for details. 

Your views needed on sexual health and relationships #YPyourlife

If you’re on Twitter we need young people’s views for our #YPyourlife Twitter chat this evening from 5.30 - 7.30pm - join in! All results will be fed into the Children and Young People’s Health Outcomes Forum.

You can also fill out the survey here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CYPHOF

deathcab-fornicole:

Five and a half hours of coloring followed by two hours of scanning and making things go and finally, I have completed pleasestopbeingsad's new digital coloring book.

There are markers and crayons alllllll over my couch. And fingers.

Also I finished season three and am well into season four of Parks and Rec.

Butbutbut look! ALL the affirmations!

Also the mermaid at the top is me and what my hair is and what I’m wearing right now <3

"Your heart is kind and beautiful and I hope your future is the same"

penicillium-pusher:

yeah ok but what if

hear me out

what if we taught students accurate information about sex to prepare them for something they are going to do regardless of whether or not they receive a good education about it? 

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A look into the experiences of bisexual women who happened to fall in love with men

Graphics by Chris Ritter

Content note: Biphobia.

1. “I’m not a former lesbian: 30 bisexual women discuss their long-term relationships with men.”

2. “To act as if marrying a man has ‘de-queered’ me is to deny me the right to be my full self.”

3. “I admittedly feel insecure about dating men and not being ‘queer enough’ to hang.”

4. “My mother-in-law keeps insisting to my husband that he shouldn’t be involved with me because I will inevitably cheat on him.” 

crossdreamers:

sallymolay:

British punk rocker Kieran Strange (above), has released a music video for her new single,”Tear Down The Wall,” featuring the cast of The Switch, a comedy to break down barriers by featuring an almost entirely transgender cast portraying transgender characters.

In an interview with Bustle  Kieran says this about the song:

"I’m a little nervous to use the word ‘anthem’ myself, but several people on the team have called it a ‘trans anthem.’ One thing I really didn’t want to do, when I was approached about the project, was to put my words in somebody else’s mouth — this song had to represent the transgender community first and foremost.

"So [transgender TV producer] Amy [Fox] and I sat down, and she shared this incredible, long poem with me that she had written about the discrimination and fear and pain — and the determination and solidarity, too — felt by those who are transitioning genders, or who are gender-fluid or identify as a different gender to the one assigned to them at birth. So we took the poem, and I helped Amy shift it into the arrangement of a song."

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