I just finished watching Sex Positive, a documentary about Richard Berkowitz, who (along with singer and activist Michael Callen and physician Joseph Sonnabend) is largely responsible for the safer sex movement as we know it. The film is probably most interesting because it’s complex. Berkowitz isn’t portrayed as a flawless hero and his fight […]
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Sex Educator Tristan Taormino Uninvited to “Modern Sex” Conference
You know what’s ironic? When you get fired from your job for having a sex website, and then a sex blogger calendar with a “Sexual Freedom” theme kicks you off their calendar project for being “too controversial.” That happened to me last year. You know what else is ironic? When you’re a sex educator who […]
Sex Positive… MTV?
by Johnny Murdoc If you watch MTV these days, you can be forgiven for not realizing that the network was once on the vanguard of promoting safe and healthy sexuality. Shows like Jersey Shore do little to inspire the sex-positive conversation that we’d all like to see happen. During the 1990’s, when I was lucky […]