Videos

The Sexual Freedom Project: Freedom To Go

Have you ever been discriminated against or made to feel like an outcast because of your sexual beliefs, practices, or orientation? Are there certain cities or countries in which you feel more welcome to talk about or exercise your sexual freedom? If you felt like you didn't fit in because of your sexuality, would you consider packing up and leaving the country of your birth, of your childhood? What can we do to help people who cannot move to a more progressive locale due to economic or other barriers? What concrete steps can we take as individuals and as a ...

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The Sexual Freedom Project: Stop Genital Mutilation

In light of Kwani's 3-part series on male genital mutilation (circumcision), we are revisiting this particular Sexual Freedom Project video to keep this important conversation going. Have you made the connection between male and female genital mutilation and the issue of sexual freedom? How about forced sexual reassignment surgery practiced on intersex infants? Let us know what you think. Make a video, write a poem, song, or an essay -- or even create an original work of art -- and express your thoughts on these topics. If we feature your contribution on the site, we will send you a free ...

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The Sexual Freedom Project: Origins of Monogamy

We wanted to take another look at this video because monogamy is increasingly an important debate when otherwise solid relationships are irrevocably destroyed by one-time or occasional infidelity. Is monogamy in our genes? Or is it artificially imposed upon us by the state, religion, corporations, or social custom? Why does monogamy endure? What are its pros and cons? Is jealousy just based on fear of loss? Will polyamory someday be more accepted and prevalent, and decrease or increase jealousy? We want to hear your voice -- write your story, poem, song, or essay, or make a video or a piece of art. ...

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The Sexual Freedom Project: Birds and the Bees

I've decided to offer my take on some of the media I have come across here. There are hundreds of Sexual Freedom Project videos to choose from, each with an important message. Everyone's invited to join the cast by submitting your personal definition of or commentary on some aspect of sexual freedom. In this video, the speaker Ying details her upbringing, and the sex education that she received in Catholic school, telling us of the limited issues that were addressed when it came to the realities of sex. She and I share the idea that abstinence-only education creates sexual frustration. Not ...

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The Sexual Freedom Project: Use it or not

Revisiting what Eneko said about generational differences in how we talk about sex, saying, for example, that the use of pornography is always a choice -- use it or not. What was your sex education growing up? Was it easy or hard to talk with your parents about sex? Is accessibility to pornography important to you? Do you think is pornography serves society? Or helps with sex education? Please share your thoughts with us -- make your own video, write us a poem or an essay, or make us an original work of art. If your work is featured on the site, we'll ...

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The Sexual Freedom Project: You Need To Explore

As someone new to VenusPlusX, I'm offering my thoughts on some of the media I have seen here so far, wondering if new readers relate to my views. In this video, Scheyla raises an important point -- exploration. In a world where some are eager to pass judgment on others (sometimes for political gain) regarding sexual preference, it remains important for people to explore and discover sexuality for themselves. It is our responsibility as individuals to pursue our own forms of happiness, ignoring false judgments that may come from others.  Be your own judge, and seize sexual freedom for yourself. What do ...

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The Sexual Freedom Project: Breaking Down Taboos

I only recently started working with VenusPlusX, so I'm giving my take on some of the media I've been unearthing. The man in this video talks about how important it is to break down taboos. It's important to shatter taboos whenever we can in order to make way for open and honest dialogue, without being stifled by some of the unfortunate attitudes that prevail in our society. What do you think?  Have you ever wanted to talk about sex, only to find yourself stalling to avoid being ostracized?  What can you do to end obstacles to a progressive, productive conversation?  Send us a video or essay ...

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The Sexual Freedom Project: Do No Harm

También en Español Lack of acceptance hinders the exercise of sexual freedom. What are the ways you have found to actually change negative stereotyping, and increase not just tolerance but honest acceptance of individual differences? Join The Sexual Freedom Project cast with your own video or essay (via columbia@venusplusx.org), and we will send you a free VenusPlusX t-shirt to thank you. More videos here. Video edited by Tiye Massey.

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The Sexual Freedom Project: Covert Inter-Communal Discrimination

También en Español Why do you think discrimination remains so prevalent within our LGBTQ activist community? Join The Sexual Freedom Project cast with your own video or essay (via columbia@venusplusx.org), and we will send you a free VenusPlusX t-shirt to thank you. More videos here. Video edited by Tiye Massey.

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The Sexual Freedom Project: You Don’t Think I Was Born This Way?

También en Español Do you think it makes a difference whether someone is "born this way" or just makes a choice? If someone chooses to be a heterosexual isn't that just as much a choice? Isn't the distinction irrelevant to fighting intolerance? Join The Sexual Freedom Project cast with your own video or essay (via columbia@venusplusx.org), and we will send you a free VenusPlusX t-shirt to thank you. More videos here. Video by Tiye Massey.

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