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Sex work and trafficking are two issues that must be discussed as distinct yet intersecting, and we've invited some of the smartest sex worker advocates we know to help sort out the complexities.
18 137 5 years 3 weeks ago
by Kelly
A space to continue our discussion of developing the sex commons. New voices welcome.
3 22 5 years 21 weeks ago
by Chris OSullivan
Frequently asked questions
About Sex In The Public Square and its founders.
2 16 5 years 46 weeks ago
by WilliamC
If you have a question about how to use the site, please post those here. We'll do our best to make new FAQs based on your questions
3 4 6 years 38 weeks ago
by Elizabeth
This is the place to suggest new features, or suggest changes to Sex in the Public Square
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by Chris
Answers to questions about using the site
12 21 6 years 27 weeks ago
by Elizabeth
Changing your signature file? Needing to test out a new feature? Here's a forum for trying stuff out before strutting your new stuff in the other forums.
2 12 6 years 35 weeks ago
by Elizabeth
From respecting Mother Earth to learning from Bonobos, there are lots of reasons to connect sex and the ecology!
Ever think the sex practices of other creatures made even the wildest humans look pretty vanilla?
2 3 4 years 34 weeks ago
by Lou FCD
This forum serves as a place for us all to post links to Just Cool Science articles upon which we happen, and on which discussion may or may not take place. Articles, synopses, abstracts, all of these are welcome in this thread. The general idea is for the articles to be peer-reviewed research, and preferably (though it's not mandatory) to be topical to SitPS. Please provide a link to wherever the science was found, a DOI if you have it, or whatever source information is relevant.
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If world population growth continues at its current rate, humans will soon exceed the carrying capacity of the planet, so let's talk about sex and sustainability!
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by Elizabeth
What did or didn't you learn about sex when you were growing up? How do we talk about sex to those growing up after us? And is there sex after sixty?
A place to discuss all the complicated ways that sexuality affects kids.
5 13 6 years 28 weeks ago
by Lou FCD
A place for teens to ask questions and for adults and teens to discuss all the complexities of "coming of age" sexually.
8 45 3 years 39 weeks ago
by Dario Western (not verified)
The politics and practicalities of getting dirty and staying clean.
Issues and questions about birth control and abortion
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by Elizabeth
From circumcision to plastic surgery to disability, the control we have (or don't have) over our bodies is a sexual issue.
4 46 2 years 42 weeks ago
by Intact Yank (not verified)
Questions and discussions of safer sex, of living with STDs, and of traditional and nontraditional ways of treating STDs
1 1 6 years 17 weeks ago
by tracya
A place to discuss, debate, and relish the 1001 (and more) flavors of gender, kinks, philosophies, fetishes, perversions, and stylistic flourishes that never came up in the "birds and bees" talk.
Orientation to bondage, discipline, dominance, submission, topping, bottoming, etc.
1 6 6 years 32 weeks ago
by Elizabeth
Orientation to sexually oriented businesses and commercial sexual transactions
2 8 5 years 19 weeks ago
by Elizabeth
Kinkiness isn't all there is to our lives. How do our sex lives integrate into our whole lives? How much do we compartmentalize? Where do we see connections?
2 9 4 years 13 weeks ago
by Franz Faber
Orientation to exhibitionism, voyeurism, and play parties
2 8 6 years 24 weeks ago
by Elizabeth
Orientation to types of monogamy or polyfidelity
5 31 4 years 30 weeks ago
by Crispy
What is the main purpose of sex in your life?
4 12 4 years 33 weeks ago
by Lou FCD
You think you closed the bedroom door.... but what you do in private is often of "public" concern to the law.
The law arbitrarily defines ages at which we can and cannot do certain things from voting to sex to consenting to medical procedures. How does this affect your life and the lives of those you care about?
1 9 6 years 35 weeks ago
by JanieBelle
You know it's true: All politics is local! And the personal is political, too. You've heard know that. So bring your local political issues here and let's have at 'em!
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Got ideas about our national level policies or the folks who represent us? Bring 'em on!
2 4 4 years 13 weeks ago
by Franz Faber
2 5 5 years 36 weeks ago
by MinaMeow
Discussions of topics like sexual violence, sex offender registration, and other sex-crime issues
2 2 5 years 12 weeks ago
by Visitor
Should sex work be legalized? Decriminalized? Just destigmatized? How can we help support sex workers and combat trafficking of people for any kind of work? Does sex work serve any important function in society? What kinds of protections do sex workers need?
3 18 5 years 38 weeks ago
by Michael
From lewd cave paintings to Lady Chatterly's Lover to the latest pornographic web site, chatter about the art of sex and sex in the arts.
From the kinks of men dressed in tights to indie comics, everything that can be said about sex in comic books.
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Come here to seek out and discuss the forbidden, the perverted, and the naughty in literature.
4 4 4 years 30 weeks ago
by Lou FCD
It's hard to be totally neutral about porn. And there are so many kinds of porn. This is the place for discussing the making of the images that get us off and the ones that turn us off.
3 17 5 years 24 weeks ago
by CelticWarrior (not verified)
From the categories imposed on us to the ones we choose for ourselves, explorations of the ways we think of ourselves and others.
They say on the Internet nobody knows you're a dog. How important is it that our online personas match our offline lives? And why does open talk about sex so often seem to require anonymity?
2 3 6 years 13 weeks ago
by tracya
Our categories for sexual orientation don't seem to capture the variety of orientations people have to sex. Is it still useful to claim that the most important piece of our sexual identities has to do with the gender of our partners?
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Forums for metro areas and other regions. If you don't see one that's in your neighborhood drop us a note and we'll create it for you!
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This is a "developers only" forum and shouldn't be visible to people without editor or administrator roles.

If you feel inclined to help solve any of these problems or look into how to improve the site, there is tons of info on the main Drupal site: http://drupal.org

Also, please tag every post you make with "developers' center." I'm trying to use a taxonomy control (category-level access control) to keep this private.

One other thing: If you create a new forum topic, please scroll down to "publishing options" and expand that menu. Make sure to DESELECT "promote to front page." I haven't yet figured out how to keep that from being the default setting.

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