SEX POSITIVE ACCOUNTS TO FOLLOW
Sometimes you need a little inspiration... so here are 13 accounts to follow on instagram to give you the visuals you need for a little self-love (ahem). Tweet at us your favs not on the list!
CYCLES + SEX
Today's breakthrough story comes from @moon_pug! We wanna hear your story too! If you've got one, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. ⠀ ⠀ "I've had chronic pain for almost 10 years. First it came in waves, starting at age 19. Debilitating cramps and migraines. Then at 26 I started having migraines once a week. For the past 3 years, I searched for answers. Doctor after doctor, and no answers. My cycles were beyond awful and migraines were becoming more frequent. ⠀ ⠀ At 28, I started having miscarriages. I thought I knew menstrual pain, but this was a whole new level. After the miscarriages I never stopped cramping. Everyday of every month was torture. I had a migraine everyday and my uterus felt like it was going to fall out of my body. ⠀ ⠀ This past August I finally met the most amazing doctor. She listened to me, spent time with me, and finally diagnosed me. I have stage 3 endometriosis. It was completely covering my rectum, my ovaries, and my cervix. My uterus was full of polyps and my ovaries covered in cysts. Both of my tubes are pinched in the middle. ⠀ ⠀ This diagnosis crushed me at first. Hearing the words, "you may never be able to carry a pregnancy full term" was not something I had prepared myself for. I went into a deep depression. ⠀ ⠀ And then I felt relief. I finally have an answer. I know why I have migraines, and I know how to work around them. I may never be able to have my own child, but now I know that it doesn't make me any less of a woman. I feel at peace. All these years I didn't understand why sex was painful for me, and now I know how to deal with that. I feel like I can finally thrive sexually. I feel less broken."⠀ ⠀ #yourstory #yourvoice #cyclesandsexbreakthroughs // image via @amandinekuhlmann
WE ARE HAPPY PERIOD
I saw a commercial today for a "feminine wash" for odor after your period. It said sometimes when the period is over, the odor stays, and we need "extra help" getting rid of it. 🤨 Yeah, it happens to us, we start to smell different or an odor develops. How many of us actually use something for this? When the problem comes up, what do you do? Can we talk about this?! I mean whats really going on. What are they really telling us? #HelloImMenstruating
ERICKA HART, M. Ed.
Most interviews I have done over the past two years have asked, "how do you feel about your body post double mastectomy?" Or "how do you feel about your new body, did it take awhile to get used to it?" This question, ableist as it is, presumes that I had to jump over some hurdle to accept what they have decided is now an abnormal body. But what I find interesting is how I have always been apathetic about my breasts. Honestly, about most of my body parts. They were there to serve its function or to fit in clothes but other than that, it didn't matter and I paid very little attention to my body, just like the books, media, boys/girls I liked did. What I wish I was asked in interviews: how do you relate to your position in the world now that you have read the works of black scholars? Do you now see that your apathetic nature surrounding your body was rooted consistent with an indoctrinated politic that said "your body doesn't matter." This presumed problem of bodies has been a very white conversation and so not about my breasts. It has never been about breasts. People have picked and prodded at my skin, my hair, how I speak, what I'm wearing, if it looks a mess or not, where I fit into society relative to a white beauty ethic, but the last thing people have regarded is my body. There was a whole nationwide campaign called #blacklivesmatter to enforce that we exist in corporeality. That shows up in more ways than fatal police shootings of black folk. The messaging in this country is simply, we are undesirable. Black people are not supposed to have sex, or only have sex when you say, how you say. Sex does not belong to black bodies, definitely not black femme bodies. Sex belongs to white bodies, the only ones worthy of being desired. I see my body now. I don't place value on it, cause just seeing my body and honoring its existence is enough. 📷 by @rubcha 💄 by @suzygerstein 📽 by @jasonikeler| @heyguysheyphoto 🎨 by @asilverman23 💇🏾♀️ by @ryaustinhair @cosmopolitan
Truth via one of our favorites @wildflowersex ・・・ BE IN CONTROL OF YOUR OWN PLEASURE! ✊🏽 Yes, having an enthusiastic partner has its benefits, but relying on a partner to bring you to orgasm every time with no guidance is an unrealistic expectation. 🌼Know your body and what feels good in your skin aka MASTURBATE 🌼Learn to communicate what you like to your partner 🌼Meet your conditions and boundaries that make you comfortable and relaxed 🌼Keep the communication flowing throughout sex 🌼Invest in a toy that truly gets you off Image by Mimmo Cattarinich
With more sensitivity cums more responsibility 😉. Join our Art of Cunnilingus class, taught by our very own educators, next Monday at 7 pm. Whether you want to learn more about the anatomy, tricks, consent, or communication this class is for you! Remember to buy your tickets in advance so that we can get your aids ready 😉You can get your tickets here: http://bit.ly/2I2Uisq or follow Please for all of our updates! #sexeducation #howtogivehead #cunnalingus #talktoyourpartner #genitalsdoesntequalgender #tipsandtricks #workshops #funworkshops #workshops #sexpositive #pleasureshop #please #theotherfifth #southslope
IT'S NATURAL TO B KINKY. If ur thinking about dipping your toes into BDSM (congrats!!), there are plenty of ways to dabble without plunging in head first. One of the best toys for light bondage play is a good, simple pair of cuffs - ours can also be worn as bracelets, so u can wear em around all day and feel naughty even when ur just shopping for groceries❣️ @hallealice in our bangle handcuffs, shot by @kirangidda ✨ #kink
THE NAKED BEAUTIES
YOU'RE WELCOME CLUB
✨⚡️💪🏾⚡️✨ * * * #feelingstrong #feelingbeautiful #allbodiesarebeautiful #bodypositive #bodydiversity #diversity #celebratediversity #embracediversity #allbodiesaregoodbodies #wheelchair #wheelchairgirl #wheelchairwoman #wheelchairlife #visibilitymatters #illustrationoftheday #illustration #naturalhumanbody #positivity #loveyourself #yourewelcomeclub #hildeatalanta
💥💥💥 @shylahray says:: "There are times when I feel I'm speaking from my heart. From my core. Aaaaaand there are other times I feel I am speaking straight from my vagina. What is she saying? . Pay attention to me. Say my name. Mention me. ALOT. Love me. Take care of me. Make me feel pretty. Be gentle with me. Even more gentle. Please me. Love me. Look at me. Look at me again. And again. Share me with those you love. With those you want. Love me. Let me please you. Let me show you the way. Let me do the talking and you just listen. Listen closely. Like, really listen. . What is your vagina saying? ___ Quote by @psalmisadora