In preparation for my wedding, I’m live-blogging Tim and Beverly LaHaye’s The Act of Marriage: The Beauty of Sexual Love (Zondervan, 1972) which is a classic Christian sex manual.
In the wake of Obama’s coming out in support of marriage equality, The Guardian launched a fascinating interactive graphic set on gay rights in the United States.
Maggie Gyllenhaal recently talked about filming sex scenes from a female perspective with the New York Times (via Erika Lust).
Lyndsey Sheehan @ The F Word reviewed The Sex Myth by Brooke Magnanti.
Gendered Intelligence, a UK-based trans youth advocacy group, shames us all with this sexual health booklet for trans teens (PDF). So much goodness. For example:
If you identify as a man or somewhere on the masculine spectrum and ﬁnd yourself pregnant, that does not make you a woman, rather you are a person who is pregnant. You have a right to your identity throughout the process. You may encounter difﬁculty within the health service, but ultimately you will be better off arguing for your identity than settling for a female role.
There’s a fairly new collaborative blog out there called Sex Positive Parenting that I feel is worth keeping an eye on.
Courtney Stoker @ From Austin to A&M has a powerful post up on disordered eating, weight, and refusing to step on the scale.
Rachel Rabbit White writes about some good rules of thumb for acting on your sex-positive principles.
Amanda Marcotte @ Pandagon muses about how as a culture we’re more squeamish about exposing kids to sex than to violence.
Jess @ STFU, Conservatives links and responds to an article at The Atlantic on the inequality of unpaid internships as career advancement.
Historian Jill Lepore @ The New Yorker responds to the Newsweek breastfeeding cover with some historical perspective.
Why feminism hasn’t taken on disability issues yet by Chungyen @ From One Survivor To Another.
Foster Kamer @ Jezebel has a really interesting conversation with a twentysomething guy about the portrayal of men in Girls.