What a treat it was to log into Twitter and see Anthony Kennerson (@Anthony_JK) tweeting that we'd been listed by Between My Sheets as one of the 100 top sex blogs of 2010. The team at SITPS came in at #44 and is surrounded by such several good friends (in whose company I am always delighted to be).
I can't say the list made sense to me given that there were several blogs I'd have ranked much higher than this one, but I'm certainly not unhappy about any affirmation of what we do here at Sex In The Public Square.
Five of my favorites on the list - and there are LOTS of wonderful blogs listed - in no particular order because all are fabulous, are:
- Sugarbutch Chronicles
- Kink On Tap
- Inside the Oversexed Mind of Gloria Brame
- Waking Vixen
- Dr. Petra Boynton
Click here and browse the list. Find your familiar favorites and dive into some new reading, too!
I'll be speaking at Suffolk Community College (Ammerman Campus, Selden, NY) on Tuesday March 17 as part of their Women's Week program.The theme is "Sex, Lies and Feminism" and speakers include Katha Pollit among many others.
My talk will describe ways that sexual content on the Internet helps us expand our understanding of sexuality and will explain why efforts to censor "objectionable" content often do more harm than good. I argue that more, rather than less, sexual material should be the goal (she calls this "expanding the sex commons") and talk about how we can build pathways that help us navigate through sexual material instead of building walls to segregate it from all other online content.
I'm even losing my power point virginity on this so that I can show screen shots and I'd like to keep working on my slideshow skills.
Details: Why we need more sex on the Internet
Tuesday, March 17, 2:00-3:15
Ammerman Campus, 533 College Road, Selden NY 11784
Montauk Point Room, Babylon Student Center.
A dozen of your favorite New York City sex bloggers and sex educators are joining together to support Sex Work Awareness, a non-profit whose mission statement says it all:
We believe that all sex workers have a right to self-determination; to choose how we make a living and what we do with our bodies.
We aim to empower our diverse community by building the capacity of sex worker-serving and sex worker member-based institutions as well as the skills and resources of sex workers themselves.
We also conduct research about sex workers and the sex industry in order to better understand it, develop public education initiatives, and advocate for the rights of sex workers.
The theme is burlesque. The poses will be sexy. And who will be posing? Take a look, below the fold!
Twice in the last week I had chances to talk to groups of people face to face about what we're doing here at Sex In The Public Square, and twice I got a tremendous sense of support and encouragement. The building of spaces on the Internet where sex -- of all sorts -- can be discussed openly, and where the connections between sex and the rest of our lives can be explored instead of studiously ignored, is so important. I know I'm not speaking just for myself when I say we're glad to be part of that effort.
And part of that effort involves, happily for us, stepping away from the computer and meeting face-to-face with other folks who are doing related work. In the next couple of months I'll be talking about different parts of this work in four very different settings. They are: