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For these young romantics, 3 (or more) is the perfect company

on Wednesday, 11 April 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

CBC Canada

"No one is cheating here," Lynch said. "Everyone is on the same page, there's good communication constantly. Partners are always talking."

Backpage.com's Founders, Employees Indicted on Charges of Facilitating Prostitution

on Tuesday, 10 April 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Rolling Stone The indictment accuses the executives – Lacey, 69, and Larkin, 68 – of presenting Backpage as a site to advertise escort services while knowing that "the overwhelming majority of the website's ads involve prostitution." Backpage's executive vice president Scott Spear, chief financial officer John "Jed" Brunst, sales and marketing director Dan Hyer, operations manager Andrew Padilla and assistant operations manager Joye Vaught were also charged.

Straight men need to stop using polyamory as an excuse to manipulate women into casual dating

on Tuesday, 10 April 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Independent UK

People who identify as polyamorous sometimes argue it is a sexual orientation akin to being gay or straight, while others see it as a lifestyle choice. Either way, polyamorous relationships are typically characterised by an intense sense of commitment – both to one’s primary partner and any additional relationships. It is about constant communication and respect, which allows for the fact that there is such a thing as ethical, consensual non-monogamy.

Kink’s Armory Club Will Stay Put Amid Sale

on Tuesday, 10 April 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Eater SF While Kink sells its naughty furnishings at an estate sale this weekend — auctioning off items like an examination table and a human hamster wheel — The Armory club is busy adding naughty events to its calendar, include polyamory workshops, bondage classes, and demonstrations dedicated to fetish accoutrements hosted by local sex educators. “It’s a bit more modest, of course, than what you might have seen in the Armory,” Humberstone says, “but in keeping with our heritage just the same.”

U.S. Seizes Backpage.com, a Site Accused of Enabling Prostitution

on Tuesday, 10 April 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

NY Times That protection will be weakened by a bill that Congress passed last month, the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act, also known as Fosta. It makes it easier for states to prosecute, or for victims to sue, internet companies they accuse of hosting content that facilitated sex trafficking.

Why the Christian right opposes pornography but still supports Trump

on Tuesday, 10 April 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

The Conversation "Along with other anti-pornography organizations, the fundamentalist Protestant political organization, the Moral Majority*, supported efforts to enforce and increase obscenity laws to regulate and reduce pornography. The Moral Majority’s platform linked pornography with their other concerns, suggesting that pornography, just like homosexuality or abortion, contributed to the moral decline of America." *The Moral Majority has been renamed the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. NCSE was instrumental in getting anti-prostitution language into the anti-trafficking legislation SESTA/FOSTA that recently passed.

Princeton Plays responds to the Sexpert

on Monday, 02 April 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

The Daily Princeton

Though BDSM activities can occur on a scene-by-scene basis, the article implies that this is the best — and only — option. This implication ignores the full spectrum of BDSM activities. Sure, these activities can be scene-by-scene, meaning that participants negotiate the activity and dynamic each time with clear start and end points, but they can also be incorporated in day-to-day life. For some of us, this may be through a 24/7 dynamic, where participants set up an ongoing, omnipresent dynamic that incorporates kink. For others, it can be one of a wide range of dynamics.

Couples Speak Honestly About Open Relationships

on Saturday, 31 March 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

The Atlantic

Making the film was an eye-opening experience for Badia, who came to see non-monogamous relationships as an inspiration, particularly with regard to overcoming jealousy. “I was moved by the couples’ honest rapport with their partners about their individual needs,” she told The Atlantic, “and how they had a very straightforward communication about it. I realized that what's necessary on a non-monogamous relationship to work—mutual respect and communication—is absolutely necessary for a monogamous relationship, too.”

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