_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
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
Real Live Nude Girl
by Carol Queen
by Kate Bornstein
by Jay Wiseman