A guest post by Jackie Harris For the last 22 years, freedom of expression online in the US has lived happily within “47 U.S.C., the Communications Decency Act,” a piece of legislation whose original purpose was, as suggested by its name, used to restrict free speech on the internet. Oddly enough, within this act passed to […]
Category Archives: politics
A Message from the Leaders of Sex Positive St Louis
Sex Positive St. Louis is a non-partisan organization. While we reserve the right to fight for the political causes we believe in, in our six year history we have not seen fit to endorse any particular political candidate or party. That said, in light of our most recent election, we feel the need to publicly […]
MO Republican State Rep Comes Out of the Closet
Missouri State Representative Zach Wyatt lives in Novinger, MO and represents the 2nd District, encompassing Adair county, Putnam county, and a part of Sullivan county. At 27, he’s already served in the Air Force, and shortly he’ll be retiring from politics to move to Hawaii and study marine biology, taking advantage of his veteran education […]
Proof That Porn Stars Are Powerful!
Wank Out 2012 worked – even before everyone started playing with themselves! Thanks to a campaign launched by hot Vivid porn stars, Rick Santorum dropped out of the 2012 Presidential race. (If you’d like to learn more about Rick, please visit this website.) Watch their short public service announcement here: Porn Stars Against Santorum In […]
Meet Author Robert Rosen on April 3!
Meet Robert Rosen, author of Beaver Street, next week in St. Louis! He’ll be making appearances at Shameless Grounds and Left Bank Books – see the end of this interview for more details! Q. Many experts such as scientists, journalists and researchers cover what I talk about – sex – in the abstract, and they […]
Two New Comic Releases Face Sexuality Head On
Today is a pretty big day for socially-and-sexually relevant comic books. Anyone who is/loves/sleeps with/knows a comic reader knows that Wednesday is New Comics Day, but you might not know exactly what’s hitting the shelves at your local comic store, or how relevant these stories are. I’ll admit that while I knew one of these […]
TONIGHT: Is There a Sacred Dimension to Human Sexuality?
by Johnny Murdoc Tonight, Ben Schuldt’s Responsible Public Debate and The Ethical Society of St. Louis are hosting a debate, “Is there a sacred dimension to human sexuality?” SEX+STL’s Anna Bent will debate Matthew Anderson, author of Earthen Vessels: Why Our Bodies Matter to Our Faith and contributor to the blog Mere Orthodoxy. I’m genuinely […]
Go Topless Day August 21
My friend posted this status on facebook today: “pet peeve: when parents force their toddler daughters to wear a bikini top at the beach. Its the last time she’s not breaking any laws. Let her be.” One of MY big pet peeves is the fact that men are allowed to go topless in St. Louis, […]
Dan Savage’s New Threat for Presidential Hopeful Rick Santorum:
Funny, probably not serious (although we can always hope!), and definitely Not Safe For Work: Dan Savage’s New Threat to Rick Santorum from Dan Savage
Susie Bright: St. Louis, I Do Mind Dying
by Susie Bright Ed Note: This is an excerpt from a blog post that appeared on susiebright.com, August 21st, 2005. Republished with permission. You may remember last year, I wrote about visiting St. Louis for a Romance Novel convention. I talked about the Romancers, but not about the city of St. Louis, which was actually the more […]
Slut Walk in Toronto
It’s awesome when somebody’s dumbassery leads people to come together and address an issue so loudly that the good drowns out the original bad. Last January, a police officer was doing a sexual assault prevention training at York University in Toronto and opined that “women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized.” In protest […]
On Barebacking, Part 2 by Lars Eighner
Back in August of 2010, writer Lars Eighner posted a couple of essays about (gay) bareback sex and (gay) bareback porn that I’d like to share. Thankfully, Eighner released the essays to the public domain, so a few weeks ago I posted the first part, and today I’m posting the second. The reason Eighner’s essays […]