sexualhealthrankings:

Sexual health is an essential part of health — each individual person’s health, and the health of society as a whole.

Sexual health relates to many different parts of the body, aspects of life, and areas of society, in various ways that may be obvious or not so obvious.

The World Health…

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kiskolee:

THIS.

Introducing Sexual Health Rankin​gs™: A new look at Am​erica’s Sexual Healt​h​

Hey everyone! I’ve been helping out with this research and advocacy project called Sexual Health Rankings. Using data from the Guttmacher Institute, the CDC, Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, the HRC, and much, much more, it is the most complete measure of Americans’ sexual health ever created, and the first state-by-state comparison of overall sexual health.

Similar to how students receive report cards to determine their progress and their progress in relation to their peers, thus allowing their educators to determine where there are deficits and where there are successes, Sexual Health Rankings™ ranks each state (and the District of Columbia) on a composite of 26 indicators (from access to abortion and marriage equality to STI rates). This valuable tool can be used by educators and policy makers as a catalyst for positive change. 

I encourage you all to check it out! There is an interactive map that allows you to examine the data on a national and individual state level. There is also a discussion forum for users to discuss the project (whether it’s things they’ve learned, ways they plan on using the data, how this data could be used, or areas for improvement). There is an advocacy page full of resources for folks looking for more info on various topics.

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Full url: http://sexualhealthrankings.com

abohemian1-deactivated20130930 said: any resources around disability and sexuality?

Hi there,

I have not personally collected sexuality and disability resources, however, the Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health recently released their fantastic page chock full of sex and dis/ability resources (including web resources, books, articles, organizations, and more!). I’d strongly encourage you to check them out! They also do a weekly Q&A feature, where they answer one of the (many) questions they receive through their formspring, so if you have a specific question regarding this topic, I’d encourage you to ask! (it’s all done anonymously).

Good luck!

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full url to the CSPH’s Sex and Dis/ability page: http://thecsph.org/sex-and-disability

creepy-rulebreakingmoth:

telemann:

One of the best political cartoons I’ve seen.

wow. i’m speechless.

creepy-rulebreakingmoth:

telemann:

One of the best political cartoons I’ve seen.

wow. i’m speechless.

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fuckyeahsexpositivity:

winifredjay:

rebekahloves:

yourbadgrrl:

A YBG Public Service Announcement! Please read.

thejaguarr:

Very good advice. Particularly numbers eight, nine and ten. BDSM is a subculture that is inviting to predators and fringe elements of society who have different respect for other people’s boundaries. There are a lot of really great, amazing people in the scene but there are plenty of others who are looking to take advantage of others, from both sides of the whip. Watch your ass out there, gang, and be safe! Remember, you have all the power when it comes to you and your life, no matter what role in a power exchange relationship you may identify with.

rohosub:

This is a good read and important rules if you want to play with people you don’t know.
Read them!

yes. yes. yes. yes. yes and yes.

Good advice for any relationship, really.

Fairly sure I’ve reblogged this already, but THIS SHIT IS IMPORTANT.

—BB

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biomedicalephemera:

Wax anatomical models of man and woman; half-skeleton, half-living, in fashionable Regency garments.

It’s unknown if these models were intended as a darkly comic “memento mori” sort of novelty, or a teaching aid, or both.

The skeletons are accurate enough to have been used to teach students how the articulations line up in the living body, so even as a novelty, they may have had an educational use.

Models located at Science Museum London, originally created ca. 1810-1830.