Sooo it’s been a while since I’ve posted something. It’s because I’m graduating and working two jobs, so life’s been busy. Hopefully this will tide you over for a little while. I’ll be back in action once I have those papers. If you want to check out some of the other writing I’ve been doing, check out Self Serve’s blog.
Talking about sex in a public forum isn’t always easy. People haven’t been raised to talk about sex openly and without shame or embarrassment. Most of that begins in our childhood years, in my opinion.
Our societal norms often tells us we need to protect kids from sex, because sex and sexuality will ruin their innocence. So parents generally don’t talk about sex in a realistic way with their children until puberty, or often not at all.
Check out this website from Indiana University, IUSecrets, where you can share your secrets by sending them to Dr. Debby Herbenick via snail mail. The postcards are then posted on the website.
From the web site
The IUSecrets project was initially started as a class assignment in Dr. Herbenick’s Human Sexuality classes. The idea was to show students that people just like them – men and women their same age, in their same community, who they sat next to each week throughout the semester – were going through very similar things (and sometimes much more difficult experiences). Since then, it has broadened to include the IU community, in partnership with the IU Health Center, during Wellness Week 2011 and 2012.”
Through drunken additions on Facebook I recently became the acquaintance of Kai “Vanderbilt”. That’s not her actual name, but we decided on that pseudonym because of google searches or black helicopters or something, I really wasn’t paying attention. I was just picking out funny surnames. Kai works on a site called wehappytrans.com and is a transgendered person herself. We talked a lot about gender issues and a bunch of other things, because for some reason there are still issues of misunderstanding surrounding the whole community. We also talked a bit about her site and its mission.
C-Who are you as a person?
K-25, former Detroiter, graphic / web designer, glasses enthusiast
I attended my first gay and lesbian film festival today. I paid my $10 and sat down in the theater to watch the documentary Seventh-Gay Adventist.
You may be asking, “How in the world did you end up at a gay and lesbian film festival?” If you knew me as a kid, teenager, and young adult, you would know that I have always liked girls. Not only that, I continue to be happily married to my beautiful wife and have no desire to change gender teams.
It just happened that the pro-homosexual documentary was being screened at the Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. How do I know the film is pro-homosexual? Well… I attended the screening for myself today and saw the facts with my own two eyes.
Before we were allowed to enter the theater, the attendees had to stand out in the warm New Mexico sunshine. I…