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I dated a psychopath! – Recognizing unhealthy relationships & How to guard yourself

Learn how to recognize a psychopath, their characteristics and actions. See if you are at risk for being targeted and how to guard yourself against becoming a victim. Learn what happens when you are in a relationship with a psychopath, what it looks and feels like from the inside and outside. Notes from an interview with[…]

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Personal biases on submissiveness & Why you should complain more

Don’t oblige anyone. Out of respect or subservience.  Question everything. Why am I doing this? Is this good for me? I’d like to start by talking a little about myself, about my own biases, and how I view this topic. The importance of recognizing bias especially as an author, to me, is under considered. I[…]

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How to clearly communicate your needs and wants (breaking the submissive mold)

No one can read your mind. From passive to active, changing the way we speak to clearly communicate our needs and wants. How to get what you want: 1. Speak clearly and directly, always. “You should have known how that would make me feel.” “You hurt me. I did not want you to go out[…]

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Sex Tech and the new look of pleasure

A round of applause follows as a Julie Gillis, co-founder of Bedpost Confessions, asks the crowd, “Can we get some love for all the sex workers out there?” A kinky, sex-positive, open-minded group of educators, techies, and adult entertainment professionals gathered for a panel on Sex Tech organized by the Southwest Sexual Health Alliance (SWSHA)[…]

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It’s not like that! – a commentary on poly comedy “You Me Her”

A trailblazing new comedy centered on polyamorous relationships. You Me Her is not your standard rom com. Or even standard polyromance. The circumstances surrounding this married couples entry into the world on non-monogamy is strange. An escort, an ex-lesbian, and a best intentioned husband become entangled and two lovers become three. Jack and Emma are[…]

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Lez Prom- A second chance for Austin’s LGBTQ-mmunity

Many lesbians were unable or chose not to attend their own proms. They were afraid to take the person they really wanted. They would not fit in wearing a cross gendered outfit. They could not be themselves openly. Today, although more high schools are welcoming of LGBT youth, many still feel uncomfortable and unsafe dressing as[…]

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PORN: What is it good for? Absolutely something.

I recently attended the inaugural talk of the Sexceptional Lecture Series organized by the Southwest Sexual Health Alliance. This series is being hosted in Austin, Texas and invites sexperts to speak on a range of topics including pornography, pleasure, orgasms, sexual shame, libido, kink, female sexuality, and self-acceptance. The objective of the series is overcoming fear, shame,[…]