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Below you will find all kinds of fab resources (books, film, articles, learning platforms, organizations, etc) on sexual health just for you. Check out the category filter to help you organize your search. Enjoy!
A Gift You Don't Want: A fun story and simple lessons for children to avoid germs, the flu and visits to the doctor!
Prevention measures that are relevant not only to this year's prominent Influenza B strain that is poorly matched with the vaccine and is hitting children particularly hard, but also to the emerging, novel Coronavirus for which there is NO vaccine or treatment. It's no fun feeling sick! Germs are impossible to see, and so they are easy to spread between friends at school.
We've been thinking about sex all wrong. Mainstream media, movies, and porn have taught us that sex = penis + vagina, and everything else is just secondary. Standard penetration is how men most reliably achieve orgasm. The problem is, women don't orgasm this way. We've separated our most reliable route to orgasm--clitoral stimulation--from how we feel we should orgasm--penetration. As a result, we've created a pleasure gap between women and men.
Ultimate Guide to Kink: BDSM, Role Play and the Erotic Edge
The Ultimate Guide to Kink is the first major guide to BDSM in a generation--a bold and sexy collection of essays that run the gamut from expert how-to tutorials to provocative essays that delve into complex questions about desire, power, and pleasure.
The Ethical Slut, Third Edition: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships, and Other Freedoms in Sex and Love
For 20 years The Ethical Slut—widely known as the “Poly Bible”—has dispelled myths and showed curious readers how to maintain a successful polyamorous lifestyle through open communication, emotional honesty, and safer sex practices. The third edition of this timeless guide to the ethics of relationships, communication, and sex
Naked at Our Age: Talking Out Loud About Senior Sex
In Naked at Our Age, she offers a candid, straight-talking exploration of senior sexuality -- the challenges, the disappointments, and the surprises, as well as the delights of love and passion. She shares the stories of women and men -- coupled and single, straight and gay -- demonstrating how their sex lives and relationships have changed with age, and how their sex lives influence their lives and self-esteem. Along the way, she offers wise advice from sex therapists, health professionals, counselors, sex educators, and other knowledgeable experts, helping seniors to embrace intimacy in all its forms.
I Love My Hair!
In this imaginative, evocative story, a girl named Keyana discovers the beauty and magic of her special hair, encouraging black children to be proud of their heritage and enhancing self-confidence. I Love My Hair! has been a staple in African-American picture books for 20 years, and now has a fresh, updated cover that shines on the shelves!
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine: The first “immortal” human cells grown in culture, which are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer, viruses, and the atom bomb’s effects; helped lead to important advances like in vitro fertilization, cloning, and gene mapping; and have been bought and sold by the billions. Yet Henrietta Lacks remains virtually unknown, buried in an unmarked grave. Learn about the sordid history of scientific research without accountability to exploitation.
Webinar, Ericka Hart
Explore the underpinnings of gender using a queer, anti-racist, consent and pleasure based lens that offers theoretical and historical frameworks with the intention of going beyond them in favor of actionable and visible shifts toward gender justice, equity and freedom from systems of oppressions in our personal and professional lives.