What Will it Take to Change Rape Culture? – A Sex Educator’s Perspective

As I was teaching the first weekend of a 9-month journey around sexual agency, confidence, skills and empowerment to a group of women committed to being more powerful and sexually free this past weekend in New York, a woman who was brutally raped on the ground while unconscious behind a dumpster at a Stanford University fraternity house was [...]

By |June 10th, 2016|Sexual Politics & Culture, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Heteronormativity is NOT the same as Heterosexuality

Well, here we are in the age of marriage equality. Right? Or are there more things to consider?

The Trans* Movement: An Opportunity for All of Us To “Transition”

We are in such an important moment in time around gender. In the twenty years I’ve been in the sexuality field, the literature around gender, and in particular, transgender issues has erupted into a field of serious study and we have learned so much, yet we are still only seeing the tip of the iceberg. [...]

The Debate Over Female Desire and the New Desire Drugs

The story of sexuality often one of a linear model that doesn’t fit women’s real sexual experience.

50 Shades of Pseudo Kink + How to Kink it Up Right

Sexual Empowerment Coach, Amy Jo Goddard, shares her thoughts on the 50 Shades of Grey film, and helps you have an empowered kinky life.

A Forgotten and Critical Feminist Herstory at UCSB

That's my Daily Nexus/KCSB gang (I'm on the far right) I felt like I went back in time this week. I was a student at the University of California at Santa Barbara during the post-Reagan, George H. W. Bush era in the late 80s and early 90s. Nearly 25 years later, UCSB is [...]

By |May 30th, 2014|Sexual Politics & Culture|0 Comments

I Was Terrified the First Time I Went to a Lesbian Bar

I can still vividly remember the first time I went to a lesbian bar in New York City. I was terrified...

The Trained Eye for Sexual Empowerment

Without being critical of what is flawed in our current (dis)orientation, how else do we create a vision of what needs to happen, what needs changing or where we want to go?

By |October 11th, 2013|Pleasure & Desire, Sexual Politics & Culture|0 Comments

The Sexual Agency of Miley Cyrus

There is a difference between someone who is authentically self-possessed and one who is just creating an image to be viewed, almost like a cardboard doll.

By |October 4th, 2013|Damsel, Sexual Growth, Sexual Politics & Culture|3 Comments

Who is still “Defending Marriage”?

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, an abysmal law that President Clinton signed into being during his term. That was a dark night in the Clinton years. I find it so interesting that a president who actually pushed the bounds of sexuality in daring to be a sexual [...]