It’s May, and for this month’s newsletter, the Effing Foundation and our collaborators are centered on innovating important conversations about sex-positivity.
When speaking about sex-positivity, how we communicate is imperative to what we do. Communication is how we express our needs and desires. It’s also how we create an affirmative culture of consent for sex-positive communities, spaces and relationships.
Playing with Eros
Effing grantees Sharang Biswas and Lucian Kahn included a chapter on calibration, consent and safety in their anthology Honey and Hot Wax: An Anthology of Erotic Art Games. The chapter, which was written by Maury Brown outlines the rules for creating the correct space for erotic roleplaying which is centered in safety, well established boundaries and the agency of each player. This chapter makes the case that consent, communication, calibration and checking in are necessary when creating an erotic roleplay space. Read more about these important principles here.
Fantasy is Not Abuse: a sexual liberation panel and fundraiser
Effing partners The HEAL Project are working with The Prostasia Project to present Fantasy is NOT Abuse: a sexual liberation panel and fundraiser. Join a diverse panel of presenters on May 28 as they unpack the stigmas surrounding sexual and erotic taboos. This presentation is a can’t miss for anyone that has an interest in the intersection of consensual sex-positivity and harm reduction. Register for the event here.
Office Hours with Kit and Carlton
Do you have questions about the upcoming Effing Foundation Grant Cycle for 2021-2022?. Well, Kit and Carlton have answers! Please join us on June 14 at 8pm EDT / 5pm PDT for the first Effing Foundation Virtual Grant Application Info Session! Over the course of an hour, Kit and Carlton will share information about the Effing grant application process. If you’ve ever been curious about applying for an Effing Foundation grant, this virtual event is a great place to ask questions and gain resources before the grant cycle begins on September 1, 2021. Keep an eye on our Facebook page and Twitter for more information and to stay connected with everything Effing.
Donations are vital to the work of Effing Foundation and our mission of providing grants to sex-positive artists and educators. Please visit here to learn how you can add your support by donating to the Effing Foundation.
Thank you for your continued support.
Carlton Perry / MrBLK (he/him)
President, The Effing Foundation For Sex-Positivity