The Sexual Freedom Project: It Doesn’t Have To Be A Rigid Thing

(También en Español) Basking in a park, this young woman shares her ideas about the differences between gender and sex, and how sexual freedom can vary in different environments. She says gender as a continuum, with extremes and many ambiguities in between. How does locale affect the experience of sexual freedom? What do you think about a continuum for gender as a new way of thinking beyond the binary? We want to hear what you're thinking. Send us a video, write us an essay, put your thoughts in a poem, song, or piece of art. To thank you for participating we'll send ...

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Do We Even Need Gender?

Creative Commons image by: Male-símbolo2

Gender can be a confusing subject for LGBT and straight people alike. Many people often mistake sex and gender to be the same thing, for example, or when a person’s gender doesn’t match the stereotypes associated with his or her sex, the results often include some form or discrimination (though it can be unintentional), verbal challenges or confrontations, and refusal to accept that this person does not want to accept society’s biased demands.

This disparity stems from a long-standing tradition throughout the world of assigning how an individual should act, dress, etc. based on nothing more than the genitalia ...

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The Sexual Freedom Project: Fear and Sex

(*también en español) Much of sex education is fear-based. How does this approach hinder sexual development? Do you think speaking openly about sex from an early age leads to a healthier and safer sex later in life? If not, why? Make a video, write a poem, song, or an essay — or even create an original work of art — and express your thoughts. If we feature your contribution on the site, we will send you a free VenusPlusX t-shirt to thank you. Video edited by Tiye Massey.

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What We Can Learn From the Dutch About Teen Sex

What Mind Reading: What We Can Learn From the Dutch About Teen Sex  "Teen birth rates are eight times higher in the U.S. than in Holland. Abortion rates are twice as high. The American AIDS rate is three times greater than that of the Dutch. What are they doing right that we're not?... "Coming out of the sexual revolution, the Dutch really decoupled sex from marriage, but they didn't decouple sex from love. If the first piece is that there weren't these immediate associations of teen sex with danger, the second is that it remained anchored in the concept of ...

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Arse Elektronika: Come for science!

Jack Diehl, Alison Gardner, and Dan Massey contributed to this article. VenusPlusX attended the Arse Elektronika conference in San Francisco (September 29 - October 2), hosted by the Austrian “art-technology-philosophy group” Monochrom. This energetic collective has run the European AE for many years, and this is the fifth year in a row they have brought its parallel to San Francisco. The call for entries last February gives some insight to what unfolded. This year's theme was Sex and Technology. It was hard to know what to expect from the schedule of four days of programming over three ...

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The Sexual Freedom Project: Make Your Voice Heard

Jack and Adrianna model our fabulous t-shirts

The Sexual Freedom Project is a series that will highlight your original and creative efforts around addressing the question, “What does sexual freedom mean to you?” It will feature your videos, stories, poetry and artwork exploring the role sexual freedom plays in your life today, how the media covers sexuality, gender, and popular culture, or anything else that comes to mind when you think of sexual freedom. Send us your personal take on these questions, or on any of the other varied topics covered by VenusPlusX. We will also feature works created by the VenusPlusX staff, including video interviews filmed on ...

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