_w h a t e x a c t l y i s " s e x - p o s i t i v i t y " ?
"It’s the cultural philosophy that understands sexuality as a potentially positive force in one’s life, and it can, of course, be contrasted with sex-negativity, which sees sex as problematic, disruptive, dangerous. Sex-positivity allows for and in fact celebrates sexual diversity, differing desires and relationships structures, and individual choices based on consent."
"Sex-positive is a simple yet radical affirmation that we each grow our own passions on a different medium, that instead of having two or three or even half a dozen sexual orientations, we should be thinking in terms of millions. 'Sex-positive' respects each of our unique sexual profiles, even as we acknowledge that some of us have been damaged by a culture that tries to eradicate sexual difference and possibility. Even so, we grow like weeds.”
- - - D r . C a r o l Q u e e n - - - writer, speaker, educator and activist with a doctorate in sexology and a leader of the sex-positive feminist movement
Illyrian Sex Positive Recommended Reading List:
The Ethical Slut by Dossie Easton & Janet Hardy
Urban Tantra by Barbara Carrellas Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power & a World Without Rape by Jaclyn Friedman & Jessica Vanlenti Sex With the Lights On by Ducky Doolittle