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Sex and Disability

by Maia de la Baume September 11, 2013

GRENOBLE, France — In her sexual fantasies, she is a fit and impetuous blonde who dominates her male partners. In real life, she is a virgin who relies on an electric wheelchair, her body touched only by home care aides and medical personnel.“A disabled person is seen as a child,” said the woman in the […]

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Banishing Burnout in the Sexuality Field

by Amy Jo Goddard August 27, 2013

Last week I wrote about a big pitfall that’s keeping many sexuality professionals stuck: this idea that success is “magically going to happen”. Today I want to share the second mindset trap with you, and believe me, this one is absolutely shocking in how insidious it is.   Here are some things you might have […]

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Creating Big Change Requires Taking Big Action

by Ali Brown August 21, 2013

It makes complete sense that entrepreneurship is so attractive to women right now. The traditional work model has never been a good fit for women, especially for those raising families, so for us, being able to custom-design a business that fits the lifestyle we want is the ultimate dream. But, being an entrepreneur requires one KEY […]

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Someone Called Me a ‘Slut’ at My Business Conference

by Amy Jo Goddard May 22, 2013

I am often amazed at what people think it’s okay to say to others, especially people who are perfect strangers. I was a sponsor at a business event last week and a woman came up to me at my booth and said, “Are you the sex lady? You’re a real slut aren’t you?” She wasn’t […]

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Does your sexuality business have values?

by SPECTRA March 6, 2013

We were inspired to share this article by Suzanne Evans, a renowned entrepreneur and business coach, because we believe it’s very important to incorporate a clear list of values into your vision for your business. It’s especially important for sexuality entrepreneurs who work outside the formal structure of a parent company, academic institution or non-profit, […]

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Many Shades of Gray: Reclaiming ‘Humanistic’ Sex Therapy

by Pamela Madsen September 13, 2012

After scanning the literature on the human relationship with sex, I have come up with this very deep and profound conclusion: “Sex is hard”. And it may very well be the gateway for us humans to being whole. It is the one part of us that is very difficult to isolate. Blame it on our […]

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In the Pursuit of Happiness, Apathy is King

by Joanna Dawson August 30, 2012

Feeling a bit patriotic this week with my version of traditional American activities: camping out, swimming in Lake Michigan, attending my last (as an Iowa resident) world-renowned Jazz Festival, and spending time outside with friends enjoying the 100+ degree heat, fireworks and the like. I hadn’t felt all “woo hoo go America” until oddly enough, […]

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Spectra Pros Interview with a Kinky Coach

by Sarah B Lemons August 1, 2012

Princess Kali is a kinky dynamo. Involved in several projects such as Kink Academy, Passionate U, and Fearless Press, she is a compelling and experienced sex educator. Kali is also a coach who focuses on helping her clients get the most about their kink experiences. I asked her to answer a few questions about her […]

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Couples HIV Testing Program Created

by AIDS Project RI July 3, 2012

An innovative program—called Testing Together—is being launched this week at AIDS Project RI in conjunction with National HIV Testing Day—Wednesday, June 27th. Now couples and individuals can get free rapid HIV tests at AIDS Project RI. The program challenges conventional practices in the United States where HIV testing is usually private and for individuals only. […]

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Techniques of Pleasure: BDSM & the Circuits of Sexuality

by CJ Bishop June 28, 2012

Margot Weiss provides an in depth ethnographic study of the BDSM community as it exists in the San Francisco Bay area during the early 2000s.  Using a plethora of qualitative data gathered among willing BDSM practitioners, Weiss succeeds in her exploration of BDSM within the realms of capitalism, feminism, racism, sexism, the political sphere and […]

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