Sex and Sexuality Break

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Tis the season of exams, but I sure as hell didn’t feel like cracking open a textbook today. So have some links.Greta Christina:The case of the missing bisexual

[Greta Christina] “Straight Porn Will Make You Gay”: The Delusion of Sex-Negativity

Are we having sex now, or not?

[Greta Christina] Are We Having Sex Now… And Why Should We Care?

Hide and Seek

Sexual Desire from an outsider’s POV

Sexual Attraction From an Outsider’s Point of View

Casual Relationship

Cuddle World I would kill for this.

Squish!

Relationship 2.0

It’s paradoxical, but the more flexible you are and the more you allow for your identity to not be fixed, the more stable and unshakable you are. It’s scary because we are used to having firm and solid definitions of everything. And society’s rules are not made to accommodate a lot of “I don’t know”. Nevertheless. The ultimate tool you always have at your disposal is telling your own complete truth, and sometimes that truth is “I don’t know”, or “I don’t relate to that question” or “I’m not sure what that word means” or “I don’t remember ever feeling that way” or “I have mixed feelings about that”. Just be as truthful as you can – and speak from your own authority, from what you really, really know to be true for yourself. But the more you try to present yourself to people using external labels of identity, the easier it is for them to dispute that.

The F-Word
Blog:Disability, sexuality and rights online training

Sins Invalid IV: Possibly NSFW

(Sex)abled: Disability Uncensored

Sins Invalid: An unashamed look at sex, beauty and disability Performance videos

Sex and Disability: Possibly NSFW Depending On Where You Work

Did you give your consent?

Butch/Femme—Crip

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Sex and Sexuality Break

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9 Responses to Sex and Sexuality Break

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    Silenced is Foo says:

    I’m sorry to say, I would be the asshole with a woody constantly struggling against his own libido in Cuddle World.

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    grendelkhan says:

    On “Cuddle World” (I’m writing here rather than there because that post is several months old), it occurs to me that this is what, I think, TheFerrett would have been aiming for, if he hadn’t been such a choad. I’m not sure how much would be left of him if you subtracted the choadery, but it sounds like this was what he was purportedly seeking.

    Of course, I’m sure he would have started humping and groping everyone in sight, but it’s still sad that the standard background level of being a privileged ass means that women are by default nervous and standoffish about touching. It’s just sensible, given what they have to work with.

  3. 3
    Silenced is Foo says:

    @grendelkhan

    Open Source Hug Project?

  4. 4
    Doug S. says:

    Would someone here be so kind as to give me some advice on how to explain to a certain thick-skulled someone exactly how he’s being an asshole, in terms even a 5-year-old could understand?

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    grendelkhan says:

    Doug S., Robin Hanson is being, pardon my overuse of the word, a choad. This is not new. (He asks why we have food stampts but not sex stamps, and refuses to understand that (a) socializing some proportion of food production is in no way morally comparable to giving out rape coupons, and (b) ethically, we try to benefit people, not genes.) More here. As I put it here, if your program of reasoned self-improvement toward rationalism leads you to propose rape coupons, there may be a flaw in your program of reasoned self-improvement toward rationalism.

    Hell, he’s recently given credence to the idea that cuckoldry is morally equivalent to rape, approvingly quoting a poll by Roissy, of all people. The man’s gone full choad; I can’t imagine why anyone would be surprised. (Self-promoting a bit, note my comment on that article (search in-page for my name) pointing out that if it weren’t for the gendered aspects of the question, nobody would be making that equivalence.) If he’s so blinded by his choadery that he’s making logical errors this stupid, then perhaps it’s time to give up on the idea that reason will reach him.

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    sylphhead says:

    what is the marital equivalent of a fixed versus floating interest rate swap?

    Holy shit, someone actually said this.

    The real question is, what is the pro forma income statement equivalent of a child’s laughter?

    Follow Doug’s link for context.

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    Doug S. says:

    I used to read that site primarily for Eliezer Yudkowsky’s posts, not Robin Hanson’s. Now that Eliezer has his own site (the lesswrong.com community blog) overcomingbias.com has become much less, well, good.

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    Silenced is Foo says:

    Top article @ lesswrong.com

    Parapsychologists are constantly protesting that they are playing by all the standard scientific rules, and yet their results are being ignored – that they are unfairly being held to higher standards than everyone else. I’m willing to believe that. It just means that the standard statistical methods of science are so weak and flawed as to permit a field of study to sustain itself in the complete absence of any subject matter.

    — Eliezer Yudkowsky, Frequentist Statistics are Frequently Subjective

    Imagine if, way back at the start of the scientific enterprise, someone had said, “What we really need is a control group for science – people who will behave exactly like scientists, doing experiments, publishing journals, and so on, but whose field of study is completely empty: one in which the null hypothesis is always true.

    “That way, we’ll be able to gauge the effect of publication bias, experimental error, misuse of statistics, data fraud, and so on, which will help us understand how serious such problems are in the real scientific literature.”

    Isn’t that a great idea?

    By an accident of historical chance, we actually have exactly such a control group, namely parapsychologists: people who study extra-sensory perception, telepathy, precognition, and so on.

    I think I have a new favourite.

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    Doug S. says:

    If you liked that post, you might want to check out some of the archives; this is a guide to them.