Author Archives: Clarisse Thorn

S&M Aftercare… Or Brainwashing?

[Crossposted from Clarisse Thorn's blog.] Yes, it’s another article about abuse and S&M, but I’m going to cover a lot more than that. I’ll talk about intimacy and bodily reactions and how these things build a relationship — whether consensual … Continue reading

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A Unified Theory of Orgasm

This is a guest post by Clarisse Thorn. It was originally published at the girl-power site Off Our Chests. * * * I CAN’T COME. and it’s poisoned every romance I’ve ever had. masturbating doesn’t work. I don’t know why. … Continue reading

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Salvation Army attacks sex-positive activist through its human trafficking email list

Sometimes people try to tell me that no one has a problem with S&M; that all stigma against S&M is in our heads and that if we BDSMers would just get over our victim complex, we’d discover that society has … Continue reading

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Defending my irresponsible, abusive, gender-stereotypical coming-out story

Note: this post is a bit feminist-theoretical. I try to think seriously about about all comments on my work, but I usually just brush off the snide ones. Every once in a while, though, one arrows through and hits me … Continue reading

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Manliness and Feminism: the followup

[Note: The comments to this post are "feminist only." If you do not think this blog's moderators would consider you a feminist, then don't post a comment here. However, the comments at the identical post on Clarisse's blog are open … Continue reading

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Questions I Want to Ask Entitled Cis Het Men, Part 3: Space for Men

[This post was originally published on Clarisse Thorne's blog, and is reprinted here with Clarisse's kind permission. All three installments may be viewed here.] I’m about to assert something that makes me nervous, because I worry that people are going … Continue reading

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Questions I Want to Ask Entitled Cis Het Men, Part 2: Men’s Rights

[Reprinted with the kind permission of Clarisse Thorn. All three installments of this series (once they've all been posted) may be read here.] In the 2006 documentary “Boy I Am“, a trans man talks about how one of his mental … Continue reading

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Questions I Want To Ask Entitled Cis Het Men, Part 1: Who Cares?

This is the first of three guest posts, reprinted with the kind permission of Clarisse Thorn. This post originally appeared here on Clarisse’s blog. Once they’ve been posted, all three posts will be accessible at this link. Clarisse Thorn is … Continue reading

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