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Kinky Sex and Fetishes: How to Talk to Your Partner About Them

on Saturday, 05 January 2019. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Fatherly

Chances are, you’ve fantasized about having kinky sex. Most people have, according to sex researchers and people who say words. It’s also likely that more people have enjoyed what might be considered “fringe” activities in the bedroom than we would likely assume. So, the window of what constitutes “normal” sexual behavior is expanding. But not everyone has jumped onboard. Although, maybe they should. Studies show that novelty is a major contributor to sexual satisfaction, especially in the context of a long-term relationship. And, honestly, kinks and fetishes are nothing to be ashamed of.

Want To Know Why Tumblr Is Cracking Down On Sex? Look To FOSTA/SESTA

on Wednesday, 02 January 2019. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Medium

So how does this affect you, the presumably non sex worker? The Tumblr and Facebook bans are just the start. As SESTA/FOSTA becomes more entrenched and more tech companies fall in line, I predict we will see other platforms begin to clamp down on any content related to sex for fear of being sued. It’s easier for them to ban all sex-related content than to try to screen for trafficking accurately. So do you watch porn? Do you like to discuss sex on the internet? Do you use the internet to get laid? Those days are short lived unless we fight to repeal this. And because most companies have operations in the USA, this will affect people all over the world. I live in the UK and this has already affected me, and this is without the version of the bill that the UK government wants to pass.

(Video) ‘Smart dress’ reveals 3 women touched 157 times without consent in 4 hours

on Tuesday, 01 January 2019. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

The Sun Daily

Swiss beverage company Schweppes recently teamed up with advertising agency Ogilvy Brasil to work on their new campaign called “Dress For Respect” to shed light on the sexual harassment of women in Brazil. “Dress for Respect” is a smart dress, designed with powerful sensors that are triggered when the wearer is touched.

This 12-Step Group Meets in the Basement of a Fetish Shop

on Sunday, 30 December 2018. Posted in NCSF in the News!, Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Narrative

For kinksters, there are real risks involved with publicly outing oneself. One study conducted by the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom found that 37.5 percent of BDSM practitioners had experienced some form of harassment or violence due to the social stigma attached to their sexual behavior. Parents risk losing custody of their children, others put their jobs on the line.

“Everyone shares about their wives and family members in A.A. meetings,” Brother Wolf continues. “I can’t talk about my two partners. I love A.A., but I also need fellowship with people who understand what being a part of an alternative lifestyle is about.”

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Abused then arrested: inside California's crackdown on sex work

on Friday, 28 December 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

The Guardian

But Alix Lutnick, a researcher with RTI International and expert on trafficking, said that there is growing recognition that john stings don’t actually help victims – and can instead lead to their arrest. “What we hear from people who are selling sex is that these type of ‘end demand’ initiatives end up resulting in more harms for the very people we are purportedly trying to protect.”

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NCSF Annual Meeting

on Thursday, 27 December 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, NCSF News

Come to Portland for NCSF’s Annual Meeting of our Coalition Partners in 2019!

March 2nd & 3rd
9 AM – 5 PM on Saturday and 9:30 AM - Noon on Sunday
@ Ramada Portland Airport, 6221 NE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97220

To make a room reservation, call 503-255-6511
Ask for the "corporate rate" for $64 per night

The meeting will be available via video conferencing. Please RSVP to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive the details if you’d like to participate online.

The year-end reports on NCSF programs, the budget and financials, and our goals for the year are discussed and approved by Coalition Partner representatives. Along with the Board Members, NCSF Advocates and Staff, the meeting is open to all members of NCSF and its member organizations.

The Board Members are also elected at the Annual Meeting. If you would like to run for the NCSF Board, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to submit a bio or get more information. NCSF has a working board with each Board Member taking responsibility for a project or program for NCSF.

NCSF will be going to events throughout the weekend in Portland, so please contact us to find out more.

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Polyamorous sex is the most quietly revolutionary political weapon in the United States

on Wednesday, 26 December 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Quartz

Rios says polyamorists today are far less politically zealous than in his younger years. “When I started off, anyone who was polyamorous was making a radical social statement,” he says. “These days, you get a lot of people who are in it because they want a more open sexuality. These people are not necessarily liberal, or feminist, or anything.” Many do, however, care about diversity.

Action Alert!

on Friday, 21 December 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, NCSF News

The 'End Banking for Human Traffickers Act' will possibly restrict banking for anyone engaged in sex work, similar to the effects of FOSTA/SESTA on websites.
 
There is an active campaign to fight this bill.
 
If you want your legislators to listen, send a fax, email or phone call. This site will send a fax or letter for you:
 

 

First Congress Took Sex Workers’ Websites. Now It’s Coming for Their Bank Accounts.
Lawmakers’ latest attempt to fight human trafficking could end up hurting voluntary sex workers.

Huffington Post

“What a lot of organizers are worried about is how these broad anti-trafficking initiatives are often applied in a targeted manner that hurts more vulnerable people rather than helps them,” Liara Roux, a sex worker and producer of independent adult media, told HuffPost. “If this bill is passed in a climate where sex work is so stigmatized that no distinction is made between a trafficked individual and someone who is just trying to survive, you’re just as likely to see vulnerable people’s bank accounts closed as actual traffickers caught.”

Below is a Sample letter you can send to your Senators through Tribunus:

Like FOSTA/SESTA, this bill will have virtually No effect on stopping sex trafficking. But it will have a very real effect on people who engage in consensual, in some places completely legal, sex work. Even law enforcement has voiced their negative stance regarding these types of laws which do nothing to actually prevent sex trafficking.

This morality-based effort bears little weight against the experience of persons who have been trafficked. Why don't you ask the sex worker outreach programs what they actually need to help people who want to escape non-consensual sex work? Or the investigators who fight these criminals? Or the sex workers who are being harmed by these laws? They will tell you that conflating sex work with sex trafficking is not the way to help people who are sex trafficked.

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