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BDSM: when is sadomasochism an act of domestic violence?

on Tuesday, 11 December 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

The Conversation

There are many good reasons for revisiting the principle in Brown and updating the law. Those who engage in S&M as part of a healthy sex life should be able to inflict consensual harm without being unfairly criminalised. But we also need to ensure that victims of abuse are protected. This is a delicate balancing act and it’s no surprise that successive governments have been unwilling to address the question of consent in this area.

The internet war on sex is here

on Monday, 10 December 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates


But the arc of internet sex censorship is long, and it bends as far away from justice (and reason) as possible. Corporations controlling the internet had been steadily (and sneakily, hypocritically) moving this direction all along, at great expense to women, LGBT people, artists, educators, writers, and marginalized communities — and to the delight of bigots and conservatives everywhere.

New Facebook Policy Sparks Fears of Sex Talk Crackdown

on Thursday, 06 December 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

PC Magazine

The company has quietly updated its content-moderation policies to crack down on implicit requests for sex.

The expanded policy specifically bans "sexual slang," hints of "sexual roles, positions or fetish scenarios," and erotic art when mentioned with a sex act. Vague, but suggestive statements such as "looking for a good time tonight" when soliciting sex are also no longer allowed.

When Tumblr bans porn, who loses?

on Wednesday, 05 December 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates


She also points out that many of Tumblr users are women, much or most of the explicit content on Tumblr “was made by, for, and about women,” and that Tumblr’s “all porn” reputation stems from the fact that “women were thrilled to finally find porn that fit their interests, and wanted to foster that community as much as possible.” The decision to squash all that, she says, is gendered, and a major loss.

“I’m just sad, plain and simple,” Stephanie Michelle says. “I built up relationships with my followers … I found artists and writers I fell in love with. Tumblr’s actions reinforce that sex workers and NSFW creators are bad and negative — that they simply shouldn’t exist.”

'Boring and normal’: The new frontier of polyamorous parenting

on Monday, 03 December 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

The Globe and Mail

Canadian courts are slowly beginning to recognize polyamorous families. In 2016, a British Columbia judge ruled that a Nanaimo father living with multiple partners deserved equal parenting time with his ex, despite her claim that the man’s poly lifestyle would hurt their son and daughter (the court disagreed). In April, a Newfoundland and Labrador judge recognized three polyamorous, unmarried adults (one woman and two men) as legal parents of the woman’s child, who was born in 2017. “I have no reason to believe that this relationship detracts from the best interests of the child,” Justice Robert Fowler stated in his decision. “Society is continuously changing and family structures are changing along with it.”

National Polyamory Day

on Friday, 23 November 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, NCSF News

November 23rd is National Polyamory Day. On that day in 2011, BC’s Supreme Court ruled that Canada’s so called “anti-polygamy law” does not apply to unformalized polyamorous households – clarifying that polyamory, as it is typically practiced in Canada, is legal and not a criminal act.

Prior to November, 23, 2011, it was questionable if polyamory was legal in Canada.

If you agree that people who are polyamorous are entitled to the same rights, privileges, and governmental accommodation that others have, please circulate this image to others on your blogs, in email, and on social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Polyamory is the practice, desire, or acceptance of having more than one intimate relationship at a time with the knowledge and consent of everyone involved.

Thank you from the CPAA (Canadian Polyamory Advocacy Association).


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5 Things Monogamous Couples Can Learn from Polyamorous Relationships

on Wednesday, 21 November 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Mind Body Green

"What's different with non-monogamous relationships is that we don't have this one value of fidelity defining the relationship," Blue explains. "You remove this one value that's supposed to be The Glue that holds it together or The Value that defines the relationship. Now you have a clean slate. You don't have that one value, so I think at that point, people get to pick and decide. 'Here's my relationship. Here's what defines this relationship. Here's my expectations from this relationship. Here's what's available in this relationship. Here's what I can and want to give to this relationship.'"

The Counterintuitive Reason BDSM Is The Best Way To Explain Sexual Consent

on Saturday, 17 November 2018. Posted in Front Page Headline, Media Updates

Your Tango

Taking part in such discussions around desires, rules of engagement, and hard limits gives men and women alike the chance to consider exactly what will be involved during sexual activity they take part in together and knowing that, whether or not they wish to go any further with this person. Doing so also highlights and draws awareness to the power dynamics that are and will be present within the relationship.

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