Articles are materials that stimulate discussion and articulate opinions about the lifestyle issues surrounding living Happy + Sexy.

Herizons Magazine (Canada) | A review

Herizons Magazine

Traveling through Canada I picked up some feminist mags in indie bookstores just to try out some new reading.

Impressively worldly

Herizons has informative short reports from around the world of advances and current campaigns for women's issue rights in addition to local, Canadian and North American reporting.

Tantric Healing Through Psychedelics

When it comes to the human experience few things are as alchemically powerful as sex and the ingestion of entheogenic substances.  The combination of these two is like adding rocket fuel to the body electric. Used safely, it can blast you to luminous stratospheres of healing, intimacy, ecstatic states of consciousness, and yes, heart-opening, body-quaking orgasms.  Used recklessly, you can end up damaging your energy field.  We’d like to share our journey into this controversial subject.

Hey ugly, no looking at pretty: a message from OkCupid

This is an e-mail OkCupid sends out. I did not edit a word; emphasis in original.

We are very pleased to report that you are in the top half of OkCupid's most attractive users. The scales recently tipped in your favor, and we thought you'd like to know.

How can we say this with confidence? We've tracked click-thrus on your photo and analyzed other people's reactions to you in Quickmatch and Quiver.

"The Process-Oriented Virgin" | A Response

This is a response to the article The Process-Oriented Virgin, by Hanne Blank, published in Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape.

Nice guys finish ... in the shower?

When I am single, I get told that a "nice guy" like me isn't attractive to women. A lot.

Most of my life I am happy and active, with (too) many projects, and, at times, great relationships. But at other times, between intimate relationships, I can feel lonely and depressed. It is at these times that I have been tempted to believe the people who tell me that I am a single "nice guy" because women choose "bad boys."

Sex and the Floating World | (Japanese Shunga) A summary & review

Sex and the Floating World (book) by Timon Screech

Sex and the Floating World: Erotic Images in Japan 1700-1820 by Timon Screech
Erotic Images in Japan 1700-1820 in Edo (Tokyo)

First time to a sex club

Angel's Social Club

ANGELS Social Club, Portland, OR

Eroticize (the pursuit of) Equality

Gloria Steinem

In a recent interview, Gloria Steinem is quoted as saying, "We need to eroticize equality."

Now this is pretty hefty.  Gloria Steinem has been an activist for women's rights and equality for over 40 years.

Stereotypical Amateur Porn Directors

Easier bought than sold

So I've met a great deal of amazing and wonderful people as I've worked on this ProgressiveErotica website project.  I have brought up sex and sexy at gatherings I can't imagine having done so under any other circumstances.  

Triggers, Warnings, and PEdotcom's Participation Guidelines

Trigger Alert

When I first drafted our Participation Guidelines, I aggregated best practices from a variety of established sources.  I questioned friends in AA to see how their meetings are intended to be kept civil and healthy.  I read zines by community activists who have experience running workshops and discussion groups.