When is it ok for consent to be withdrawn in a given situation? Is there a point of no return where a person must simply follow through? No matter who you speak to, everyone will have a different opinion about this aspect of consent. There are a lot of different opinions based on people’s experiences and their upbringing but the truth is that most people haven’t really learned about consent. Most people have not taken the time to learn about and explore the topic. They feel they have a good understanding just because they have a basic understanding. Research actually shows that most people aren’t able to correctly identify the finer points of consent. This is why it’s important we continue to have the discussions exploring the different aspects of consent. So when can consent be withdrawn?
We still live in a world where we still need to fight for equality. Many of the old prejudices and injustices still exist in the world. In some areas of the world, it’s much more obvious than others but it’s still extremely present in all societies. It’s merely a question of how obvious and outright it is. Women still face a lot of discrimination. This still comes out in our society in a whole variety of ways. One more recent example is the lack of respect shown to women who have achieved a high level of expertise and education…
Have you heard about the #droptheb controversy? The LGBTQ2SA* community has for years used a variation of this acronym. Each letter represents a different aspect of gender or sexual orientation. The community is meant to be inclusive and a safe space for those who have faced discrimination due to their identity and preferences. Recently, there has been some argument for dropping the “B”, which stands for Bisexuality, from the acronym. This has caused a lot of heated arguments for both sides…
Do soulmates exist? And if they do, does it make a difference if you are with yours or not? Relationships can be tricky to navigate and many people feel like they fail at them. Finding a lasting and fulfilling relationship can be tough. People also have a lot of different ideas about what a good relationship looks like. Some people feel that it’s effortless with the right person while others hold those good relationships take work and effort over time to keep them alive. So which is the truth? If you find your perfect soulmate, does that make relationships effortless?
When we are talking about sex, it can mean more than just one thing. Oral sex is one type of sex that people can engage in. It involves the use of the mouth and tongue to stimulate the genital or anal region of someone else. The whole purpose of oral sex is pleasure. It’s not possible for pregnancy to occur from oral sex.
One of the ways we can practice safer sex is by ensuring we are using protective barriers, such as condoms. Some people that condoms ruin sex but along with keeping us safe, many condoms are designed to enhance pleasure. It’s all about figuring out what kind of condoms you prefer for which activities. Which one you choose will depend on your needs and preferences. There are a lot of different kinds of condoms to choose from but they do fall into three basic categories: external, internal, and oral.
This spring women’s rights have taken a step forward in Egypt. On May 30, 2018, it was declared that female genital mutilation (FGM) goes against all religious principles. FGM is now considered to be an attack on religion through damaging the most sensitive organ in the female body. This is a huge step forward because it’s a step towards acknowledging women as people, and not property, in Islam.
When consent is a newer concept or conversation for you, it may feel awkward to start doing it. We don’t have a lot of good examples modeled to us of suave and sexy consent conversations. There is usually a whole lot of the opposite. Movies and TV often sell the idea of just taking action is sexier and more daring. This is a horrible and potentially dangerous idea. It is ideas like that which have led us to our current state of affairs where at least 1 in 4 women in Canada experience a sexual assault in their life. It is ideas like that which have created the need for social movements like the #MeToo Movement. Consent is incredibly important and it doesn’t have to feel awkward.
Should you ever take back a cheater? It can be really hard when someone betrays your trust, especially someone who you are particularly close to. Depending on the particulars of the situation, it may not be something the relationship can come back from. In the relationship game, sometimes there are no easy answers or clear decisions. You need to make the choices that are best for you and while others may pitch in ideas for your consideration, ultimately the choice is yours. There are several important things you should consider if you are debating if you should take this person back or make a clean break.
Oil-based lube is another way you can increase your sexual pleasure. It can be used if you are with someone or just enjoying some time masturbating. Our bodies produce much of their own lubricants. Saliva is a free and readily available lube. Vulvae also produce their own lubrication. With the body’s natural ability to produce lubrication, why would we want to use a manufactured lube? It can be helpful for anal sex or if a person wants some extra stimulation to help the natural lubrication flowing.