Bodies, Bodies, Bodies! Gender-Inclusive Sex-Positivity

A guest post by Andy Semler If you were to peek into my bedroom window one evening, there’s a good chance you’d be greeted with the sight of two steamy-hot naked bodies (lucky you!). Mine: slender limbs, white skin, short hair, small breasts, hourglass waist. The other: muscular, white skin, short hair, large bone structure, […]

World Naked Bike Ride 2010

Last year’s World Naked Bike Ride: St. Louis was a bit of a revelation to me. There simply is no experience comparable to riding through the streets of your city with hundreds of other cyclists wearing costumes, underwear, or nothing. Tonight is World Naked Bike Ride 2011, so in order to stir up some excitement, […]

How to Meet the Domme of Your Dreams: Part 1

by Mistress Simone A man’s own manner and character is what most becomes him. – Cicero Please keep in mind that the opinions expressed within this article are my own. You may not share them or agree, but I do hope you will listen and they will provide some enlightenment for how dominant women work.  […]

Mr. Missouri Leather 2011, DJ Kaiser

by David Wraith I ran into DJ Kaiser a few months ago at South City Diner, shortly after he’d started Bad Boys of St. Louis. Having only met him in passing, I thought we’d make small talk for a few minutes. We ended up talking for well over an hour about the sex positive atmosphere in St. […]

Cornerstones of Community: How to Build Relationships from the Ground Up

      This is a guest post by Lenore Spitznagel, a Leader from Diana’s Grove Mystery School. Relationships are tough! Engaging with a partner, an acquaintance or even a stranger can leaves us vulnerable to misunderstandings, hurt feelings and even rejection. Add sex to the equation and there is even more to lose. Diana’s […]

Gay Pride Month

For the third year in a row, President Obama has declared June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. The story of America’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community is the story of our fathers and sons, our mothers and daughters, and our friends and neighbors who continue the task of making our […]

The Black and Lou Pride Ball

This Friday, June 10th, is the first ever Black and Lou Pride Ball. Our good friend DJ Kaiser is on the event committee and he gave us the low down. Be on the lookout this Thursday for my full length interview with DJ, the current Mr. Missouri Leather, on his impressive 9th place finish at […]

World Naked Bike Ride 2011 is Coming to St. Louis!

by David Wraith Some people love to ride their bicycles. Some people (like me) just love being naked. Every year since 2008, for one glorious summer night, cycling enthusiasts, enthusiastic nudists and everyone in between have come together for the World Naked Bike Ride St. Louis. If you live in St. Louis and riding a […]

March with SEX+STL in the Pride Parade!

  Sex Positive St. Louis is looking for a few good humans to march with us in the 2011 PrideFest St. Louis Pride Parade, Sunday, June 26th. Benefits of Marching with SEX+STL Low Impact Cardiovascular Workout Exposure to Sunlight for Photosynthetic Purposes Fresh Air You Will Be 50% Sexier at the End of the March […]

It Gets Beautiful: One Rabbi’s Perspective on Being Jewish and LGBTQ

Ed Note: This post was originally published on Huffington Post and is reprinted with permission from the author, Rabbi Andrea Myers. If you like this post, please check out her book, The Choosing: A Rabbi’s Journey from Silent Nights to High Holy Days’ (Rutgers University Press, April 2011). Living on Long Island as a sheltered […]

Christian Sex, by The Shaman

This is a guest post by theologian and philosopher The Shaman, who would like you to know that Christianity and sex-positivity DO mix! Recently my wife attended the Susie Bright seminar at Shameless Grounds.  While she was there she noticed many people who seemed to think being sex positive and Christianity didn’t mix. We beg […]

How Hedonistic? A conversation with artist and event coordinator Drew Digital

Tonight is SEX+STL’s fundraiser and happy hour, How Hedonistic? Growing on what we accomplished two months ago with our 7 Sexy Sins party, How Hedonistic? will have feature the artwork of three different artists, four DJs and an assortment of live nude models for artists to draw! Yesterday, I talked to Chris Worth, this morning […]

How Hedonistic? Artist Profile: Marty Henderson

Tonight is SEX+STL’s fundraiser and happy hour, How Hedonistic? Growing on what we accomplished two months ago with our 7 Sexy Sins party, How Hedonistic? will have feature the artwork of three different artists, four DJs and an assortment of live nude models for artists to draw! Yesterday, I talked to Chris Worth, one of […]

How Hedonistic? Artist Profile: Christopher RJ Worth

Tomorrow night is SEX+STL’s fundraiser and happy hour, How Hedonistic? Growing on what we accomplished two months ago with our 7 Sexy Sins party, How Hedonistic? will have feature the artwork of three different artists, four DJs and an assortment of live nude models for artists to draw! In order to drum up some excitement, […]

Let’s Make it a ‘Hell Yes!’: Figuring Out Consent, Pt. 1

by Anna Bent Author’s note: just to be clear, this discussion of consent is about cultural, relational and community standards, not legal ones. Solutions regarding the morass that is the justice system’s (in)ability to deal with sexual assault is WAY above my paygrade. Anyway, I’m more interested in figuring out ways of relating that might […]

Sex Positive Parenting May 16!

Last month, we were honored to have Susie Bright debut our sex-positive parenting group. Our next one will be Monday, May 16, 7pm at Shameless Grounds, hosted by Charlotte Times and myself. This will be a kid-free discussion group in the library. “In America today, it is nearly impossible to publish a book that says […]

Body Image Talk May 15

Do you ever think badly about your body? We ALL do, men and women alike, and we want to talk about that! Charlotte Times will lead a body image talk this Sunday, May 15 3pm at Shameless Grounds. Behold before and after pictures of Ms. Charlotte: An excerpt from her wildly entertaining blog, The Life […]

2nd Clothing Optional Tweetup Scheduled!

We had such a great first clothing optional tweetup, we’re going to give it another whirl. Sex Positive St. Louis is proud to host our SECOND clothing optional tweetup! The next one is scheduled for May 10, 6:30-9:30pm. This is a FREE event. Location is a private residence in South City area. Please RSVP to […]

Dine Out for Life, Support STL Effort for AIDS!

Today is Dining Out for Life, an annual nationwide fundraiser to support local AIDS programs and services. In St. Louis, those services are provided by St. Louis Effort for AIDS, and if you visit one of the dozens of participating restaurants today, at least 25% of your bill will go to STLEFA. Dining Out for […]

Damiana! Herbal Aphrodisiacs

I’m drinking Love Tea right now. Here is what’s in it: Cinnamon, Damiana, Violet Leaf, Rose Hips & Rose Petals. We have an amazing shop here in St. Louis called Cheryl’s Herbs. Nestled in downtown Maplewood on Manchester, it’s a fantastic local resource for dried herbs, aromatherapy, essential oil extracts, and natural medicine. Forget the […]