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Media Update - 2010-03-30

on Tuesday, 30 March 2010. Hits 195


Vanity Fair

VF Daily spoke with Zena at Pandora's Box, a BDSM club in Manhattan, to see how much bang we could get for our buck. At Pandora's Box, a club

Graphic Sexual Horror taken down by Amazon

on Tuesday, 23 March 2010. Hits 265

From: Barbara Bell and Anna Lorentzon

Directors of Graphic Sexual Horror www.graphicsexualhorror.com
 
Last Friday, Graphic Sexual Horror was finally up on Amazon for digital download and VOD. Yesterday morning, I got this email from our digital distributor:"We just spoke with Amazon, who unfortunately need to pull the film from their storefront given some explicit issues. We will keep you posted on Netflix and everything else. Thanks very much."
Thanks to all of you who rented and watched the film, we were on Amazon's top 10 list of both documentary and independent films for the days it was available.
The DVD release also had to be put off until summer because Warner Distribution refused to carry it on "moral" grounds. The DVD release is planned for this summer.
If any of you want to let Amazon.com know that you would like to see the film, please let them know at this link:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/contact-us/general-questions.html?ie=UTF8&nodeId=518316&type=email&skip=true#csTop
Netflix has it listed, but it is not yet available. add it to your Netflix queue to improve chances that it will be available there soon.
And we'd appreciate it very much if you would pass this mail on to friends or groups.
Thanks so much!
Barb
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Media Update - 2010-02-18

on Thursday, 18 February 2010. Hits 1330

 
Indiana Daily Student

Gary Dunn, a former FBI agent and private investigator hired by the defense, said Laurie Moore was in contact with several men she met on the BDSM Web site, 

Media Update - 2010-02-16

on Tuesday, 16 February 2010. Hits 184




EDGE Boston

Califia founded Samois, a lesbian-feminist BDSM organization, in 1978. It was one of the first such organizations for the subculture, and its tradition 


USA Today

The cruise came just months after what was billed as the first Swingers Cruise -- a sexually-charged voyage on another Carnival ship organized by a start-up 

 
WSAW

It appears a swingers group in Stevens Point isn't causing any problems. Police haven't been called to the Royale Inn as of Friday night. 

No violations during scaled down "swingers weekend"

WSAU

STEVENS POINT, Wis (WSAU) Stevens Point police say there were no violations of the city's adult business or public nudity ordinances after a swingers event 
 
Wait … so it's not cheating?

Las Vegas Weekly

My boyfriend was raised by swingers. When I met his parents, the first question his father asked me was how I was in bed. His parents often share stories of 
 


Media Update - 2010-02-09

on Tuesday, 09 February 2010. Hits 143


Daily 49er

Several panels have also been organized, including one from the Center for Positive Sexuality, Bondage Domination Sexual Masochism (BDSM), 

Media Update - 2010-02-07

on Sunday, 07 February 2010. Hits 275


UPI.com

Montgomery County zoning inspectors sent Paul Pickthorne of Bethesda a written warning Monday informing him that his BDSM parties, sexual events focused on 


Virginia Gazette

That site claims more than 6000 swingers located within 100 miles of Williamsburg. The organizers, while announcing the intention to party monthly in 
 
 
XBIZ Newswire

The attorneys also wanted the 11th Circuit to weigh whether federal obscenity laws are unconstitutional when it comes to criminalizing the sale of adult 


Tampa Tribune

The court upheld the 2008 convictions of Little and his production company on 10 violations of federal obscenity laws. But it ordered that Little be 

Kinky is NOT a Diagnosis - 2010-02-02

on Tuesday, 02 February 2010. Hits 282

Kinky is NOT a Diagnosis

NCSF is proud to announce that 3,241 people signed the DSM Revision Petition from June 2008 to December 2009. The petition is now closed and has been sent to the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and the members of the Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders Work Group for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM V). Thank you to everyone who participated in this historic effort!

The diagnoses in the DSM-TR-IV subject people who practice BDSM, fetishes and cross-dressing to bias, discrimination and social sanctions without any scientific basis. NCSF often sees individuals who suffer distress and impairment in their social and occupational lives (ie. interpersonal difficulties) because their desires conflict with current societal standards. These standards stem in a large part from the DSM. itself: pathologizing unusual sexual interests has led to more discrimination and discouraged individuals from seeking treatment for physical and mental health problems. This codification of "cultural aversion" was the same reason that ego-dystonic homosexuality was included in the DSM, and then removed when it was finally recognized as such by the APA.

Some of the comments made on the petition include:

#604: "BDSM is no more an illness or dysfunction than boxing, skydiving or participating in any extreme sport."

#1680: "I am all for removing these biases from legitimate psychiatry. It has ruined a friend of mine as for 8 years he has felt ashamed, depressed and self destructive because some "therapist" diagnosed him as sexually deviant and egodystonic and told him to repress his urges."

#1902: "Psychiatry should serve human wellness, not police human diversity."

#2224: "Historically, diagnoses of insanity have been used to marginalize those with unusual sexual preferences. This has to stop."

#2566: "I just had an acquaintance lose custody of her child to her now-vengeful ex due to "kink" and a bad judge. It's time to take more bias out of the DSM."

"The politicization of sexuality is common in this country," says Leigha Fleming, Board Chair of NCSF. "There is no basis in scientific fact for the categorization of BDSM and affiliated behaviors as inherently pathological or unhealthy. Social conservatives shouldn't be allowed to carry their agenda into the DSM. It wasn't appropriate when homosexuality was classified as a disorder by the APA and it's not correct now for the DSM to classify consensual adult sexual expression like BDSM, cross dressing, etc. as disorder. The DSM was never meant to be a political weapon used to marginalize sexual minorities. The overwhelming response by our constituents necessitates our involvement in this critical issue."

To see the hundreds of comments that petitioners made on the petition, click here: www.thepetitionsite.com/1/DSMrevisionpetition

To find out more about the DSM and the Paraphilias section, read the NCSF & ITCR: The Foundation for NCSF's "White Paper on the DSM Revision" at www.ncsfreedom.org

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Media Update - 2010-02-02

on Tuesday, 02 February 2010. Hits 239


CU Columbia Spectator

Trans, BDSM, and other groups deserve to gain the support and acceptance of the ... Conversio Virium is the oldest BDSM student group in the nation, 

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