Apple: Return of the Sexism?

Update, 4:58pm: I just got off the phone with Apple. The Customer Service Rep said that she hadn’t heard of this. She tried to enter “clit” and “vagina” for me, but was also blocked. Surprise: she also had no problem entering “penis” and “dick.” She explicitly noted the sexism, but said there was nothing she could do. Let’s tweet CEO @tim_cook.

I finally decided to give in and buy an iPad while I can write it off on my taxes, and come to find out, today’s my lucky day! Apple is offering free shipping and free engraving. My mind is racing, and I’m trying to decide what sex-positive thing I want my shiny, new iPad to say.

(Spoiler: According to Apple, I’m not allowed to say anything sex-positive if it refers to female anatomy, but using male anatomy is a-ok.) Continue reading

5 Ridiculously Satisfying Places to Get Off

  1. While you’re driving – one of the best times to do this is if you’re in standstill traffic. Or waiting for a toll booth. Keep a vibrator, dildo, butt plug, or turn on of your choice in your glove box. Or, luckily, you’ve got some fingers…
  2. In a tree – the only time I’ve done this was on a golf course, but if you’re camping with a bunch of people this Summer and need a getaway, just climb up a tree, and get off with your bad self.
    The middle of a forest sounds a lot more relaxing than a golf course, but sometimes you’ve gotta work with what you’ve got. And, while we’re on the subject of heights… Continue reading

A Diversity Welcome

I recently wrote a blog post about how to address diversity in your lesson plans on TeachingSexEd.com, and got some really great feedback. I’d love to hear what you think.

Inclusive

As a grassroots educator and activist, I am a huge proponent of creating safe environments for people to learn and thrive.  I don’t believe that people can truly let go of their inhibitions and indulge in sexuality education without a safe space to foster the growth. One of my favorites methods for creating safe spaces are Diversity Welcomes.

The purpose of a Diversity Welcome is to be as inclusive as possible, and to create an environment that encourages thinking outside of the box. Continue reading

Is Facebook Finally Embracing Gender Neutrality?

Breaking news: Facebook has acknowledged that there are genders outside of the binary. You can now identify your gender and preferred pronouns. This is huge.

It’s about time that gender nonconforming and genderqueer folks, or just those of us who don’t like choosing a gender, don’t have to pick something within the binary. You can type in any gender identity that you prefer, and you can also choose which pronouns you want to be addressed by. Continue reading