Hello Friends of Effing,
Today is the last day to participate in research about how you talk to health care providers about sex. The information will be used to create a FREE guide to help people communicate openly about sexual health to doctors, nurses, and other health professionals.
ORCHIDS - The Organization for Research of Chronic Illness, Disability, and Sexuality - is conducting this survey, which is available to people over the age of 18 who live in the US or a US territory. You can learn more about them at orchidsresearch.org.
We’re excited that our new partner, JASMIN, is bringing sex education across the United States with a pop-up phonebooth.
They were recently in Austin, TX, and will next be in CA this November! Stop by to pick up the phone, and a sexpert will provide facts about sex and sexual health, and advice to achieve greater pleasure in your love life.
Sex-positivity and sex education go together like bananas and condoms. Yet, “What sex positivity should mean has been lost on too many people,” explains Sherronda J. Brown. “It should be a movement helping to create a culture focused on endorsing a deeper understanding of consent,” they write, “and removing shame from how people choose to engage ethically with sex, opening up new possibilities for pleasure and connection.”
Read Sherronda J. Brown’s whole essay on Black Youth Project: "Reframing Sex-Positivity by Centering Consent"
Here at The Effing Foundation for Sex-Positivity, we love making new connections with people (like you!) who are co-creating a culture of consent. On the flip side, if anyone is causing harm rather than reducing it, we want to know. Thank you so much to an anonymous tipper who reached out to us last month. Open communication is the only way we can move closer to a sex-positive society for all.
Dom & Kit
Dom Chatterjee, Communications Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org)
and Kit Stubbs, Ph.D., Founder & Executive Director (email@example.com)