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The Erotic Vitalizes Life

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Here is another excerpt from our upcoming book, The Unseen Journey (working title), all about the connection between the erotic and spirituality. A first step is to start you thinking analytically about sex, reproduction, and the erotic senses so you can understand their distinct differences. We are still editing the final manuscript so all comments are welcomed. Sex is most definitely not about penis-vagina copulation, although that is the one expression of sex everyone learns about and most people will practice, thinking that there are no alternatives. In fact, penis-vagina copulation is not really about sex at all—it is about reproduction. ...

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The Sexual Freedom Project: Birds and the Bees

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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: You Need To Explore

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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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Giulio Prisco discusses Sex and the Art of Cosmic Governance (Part 2)

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This is the second installment about Giulio Prisco's upcoming book entitled, tentatively, Tales of The Turing Church. A draft of his chapter, "Sex and the Art of Cosmic Governance," that includes recollections of his many interactions with VenusPlusX Co-founder Dan Massey.  Part 1 included an excerpt from Dan's talk at the Transvision conference where we met Giulio for the first time, and Part 3 recollects Dan's remarks from one of his interactions with the Mormon Transhumanist Association in 2012.

Giulio is a physicist and computer scientist, and former senior manager in the European space administration. Giulio ...

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The Sexual Freedom Project: How Can You Say That You Support Love?

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Are you frustrated with the hypocrisy in society, politics, and the media when it comes to sex and love? Are you going to do anything about it? Leave a comment and let us know what you think, or make your own video or blog to share. We will send you a free VenusPlusX t-shirt or slap bracelet to thank you. Video by Tiye Massey.

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Hairy Politics

Happy No Shave November, everyone! (not sure who came up with this…) Since when is body hair gendered? Doesn’t it just seem logical that people are hairy? Warmth for winter, right? Apparently if you live in mainstream America, the answer is no. From a young age, girls are expected to shave their body hair – it’s been turned into a coming-of-age ritual, a tradition passed on from generation to generation. From armpits, to legs, to toes, to stomachs, to pubic hair – what’s left untouched by the razor? And speaking of the razor, if you shave, do you buy Gillette? Venus? Disposable? Safety guards? ...

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Trans Women Need Love, Too . . . Don’t They?

(También en español) WE ARE NOT SEXUAL OBJECTS! WE ARE NOT YOUR  FANTASY COME TRUE FOR ONE NIGHT WITH NO EMOTION.... Don't we have hearts?  Aren't we human?  Don't we deserve love? As a transgender woman I know how this feels. I was born in the wrong body, Dammit! It's not my fault.  The best choice I made in life was to change my gender. To become one with the person who I identify with inside. I never considered that it would be a life of emptiness and loneliness. But the question remains, why? Why is it ...

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What was the first law about sex? And what’s going to be the last one?

(También en español) "The 'raging frenzy' of the sex drive, to use Plato’s phrase, has always defied control. However, that’s not to say that the Sumerians, Victorians, and every civilization in between and beyond have not tried, wielding their most formidable weapon: the law." From Sex and Punishment: Four Thousand Years of Judging Desire by Eric Berkowitz) In 2007, while Eric Berkowitz was writing about legal history as a journalist, a friend posed the question, "What was the first law about sex?  Curious as always, Eric found that the first known laws, from Ancient Mesopotamia, were highly preoccupied ...

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The Sexual Freedom Project: Sex and Gender

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(También en Español) The following essay was submitted to us by Jamor: Many people often view sex as scientific, or fact: babies are born male or female, and they behave as men or women. I view sex as the core of deeply rooted systems of oppression all over the world. I say this because sex is so closely connected to gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation, and even class. A key intersection point among all of these cultural identifiers is sex and the binary most people operate under. We have been told that those born outside of the male-female binary are ...

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Sacred Sex and Erotic Joy

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For more on Transhuman Erotic Freedom... Editor's note: This is one of a series of position papers Dan Massey and I are creating and will soon index on our home page. They briefly explore the evolution of our points of view about a range of issues related to sex, gender, and racial freedom. Your feedback is always welcome. The world’s secret history is strewn with tales of visionaries and pioneers who have advocated for the primacy of erotic joy in connecting each person with the universe at large and endowing each of us with supreme power to shape our own destiny (however ...

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