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A Professional Dominant On Navigating Consent & Respecting Boundaries In BDSM

Recently, I’ve been talking to people in the BDSM community about the sexual assault allegations made against porn star James Deen by a dozen women late last year, and noticed…

Mistress Matisse | January 7, 2016 - 2:00 pm

“Uptight Millennial” Feminists Aren’t Killing Sex, They’re Trying To Survive

Affirmative consent does not hinder a woman’s control during sex; it protects her from when it goes from being something safe and pleasurable, to crossing a scary, non-consensual boundary. …

Claire Lobenfeld | November 24, 2015 - 1:40 pm

On Bad Sex, Female Satisfaction & Male Self-Control

New York writer Rebecca Traister made a really good point in her recent feature for the magazine’s Sex On Campus issue: Consensual sex can be bad too, but feminism often…

Tiffanie Drayton | October 26, 2015 - 9:45 am

Just Look At This Asshole: College Student Very “Hurt” By Invitation To Consent Workshop

When George Lawson, 19, received an Facebook invite for an I Heart Consent workshop through Warwick University, he was not amused by the event name. He was actually outraged by the implication…

Lauren Vinopal | October 16, 2015 - 10:00 am

Why Would Anyone Go To “Extreme” Haunted Houses?

I am not averse to horror, but riddle me this: Why is our culture all right with “extreme” haunted houses like McKamey Manor and Blackout, where

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 16, 2015 - 9:00 am

Bill Cosby’s Deposition Transcript Reveals Cavalier Attitude About Rampant “Womanizing”

The New York Times has obtained the full, four-day, 1000-page transcript of Bill Cosby’s deposition in that 2005 sexual assault lawsuit, and WELP, it’s as damning as you might imagine. Cosby…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 20, 2015 - 11:00 am

We-Consent, The App Which Records “Proof” Of Mutual Consent, Misses The Point

I’m a big believer in enthusiastic consent. I’m only down to fuck people who are clearly down to fuck me, either because they have communicated that verbally or with indisputable consenting…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 15, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Dr. Ruth Says Women Can’t Refuse Sex If The Man Has A “Very Aroused, Strong Erection”

Ohhhhh, Dr. Ruth. I know Dr. Ruth Westheimer, at nearly 87, is what we can safely consider a senior citizen and should thus, maybe, be given a pass for having antiquated opinions…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 2, 2015 - 2:30 pm

The Soapbox: How We Talk About Consent Absolutely Matters

How we talk about consent absolutely matters. How we talk about it in private conversations, in academia, in public discourse — all matters.

So for ELLE to publish an…

Katie Klabusich | April 8, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Operator Of Revenge Porn Site Sentenced To 18 Years In Prison

Notorious San Diego creep Kevin Bollaert was just sentenced to 18 years in prison after being convicted back in February of 21 accounts of identity theft and six accounts of…

Katrin Higher | April 4, 2015 - 12:30 pm
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