clusters & constellations: y'all, @TheCSPH has the bomb-diggitiest intern program and most ridiculous community-building magic--read on!

subtlecluster:

my interns know that the best gift for me is “a set of canes with a GPS in the case and Thor+Loki for fun/sexytimez”

:D (because hi, if you don’t know me, i have lost TWO ENTIRE sets of canes, AND I am a huge thorki fangirl)

so we were playing “Say Anything” at our staff meeting and the…

"and i love the csph because we help each other through thick and thin. because we create a community and a family; this is not just a job or just an internship. we have unique boundaries because we’ve created a unique program/entity. while not sustainable if we grow beyond a certain size, for now this small nonprofit is doing well where the heart is."

Well, it isn’t often that I start my morning off by getting teary eyed and heart filled goodness, but I’m so darn happy to say that this post created soft and warm feelings within me.  

I cannot thank the staff and interns enough for the dedication that they put into this organization.  We are a family and I think we should start doing CSPH Reunions!  

In case you are wondering of how to become part of the magic-applications to the internship are open till Friday (tomorrow) at 5pm EST.  8 spots are open.  We house local and distance interns.  

www.thecsph.org

thesexuneducated:

thecsph:

Use Your Words Episode 3: Sex-Positive Parenting!

Thank you all for your awesome support of our new vlog series,Use Your Words, on how to talk to your kids about sex! We really love and appreciate it :)

In Episode 3, Melissa talks about what “sex positivity” means, and how parents should navigate their own individual biases and uncomfortable feelings when it comes to discussing topics with baggage.

Remember, episodes come out on our channel every Tuesday!

Episode 2 (Answering Questions)

Episode 1 (How Should You Think About Sex?)

Another great episode from The CSPH - if you’re not following them, do it to it! They’re a really knowledgable resource. 

centersexculture:


Internship Description:
The Center for Sex & Culture (CSC) welcomes interns from colleges around the country and the world throughout the year to work with us. There are several areas of focus that you can choose from in our internship program: Library and archival work, research and development, and events production and marketing.
Social Media and Event Promotion- learn and gain knowledge of the administrative operations of a Nonprofit organization.
Web and IT guru always wanted.
Library and Archive: You will work closely with our Librarian, Anissa Malady aka Library Vixen Projects for the library include cataloging, indexing, research, and processing donations and other items in the collection.
Gallery assistance- maintain open hours
Research and Development: You will work closely with our Executive Director, Carol Queen, PhD. Research and development projects include grant research and writing, assisting with administrative work such as data entry, mailings to our members and donors, and creating future programming and projects.
Events Production and Marketing: You will work closely with Carol Queen and other CSC staff. Events production and marketing projects include assisting in creating events, working with teachers & performers, developing marketing materials, writing press releases, researching new promotions and event possibilities.
We encourage interns who are interested in bringing new ideas to the table, a strong interest in collaboration and sex education experience. The internship program is a great educational experience for anyone interested in sex education, nonprofit development, library science and connecting with an amazing, diverse community of sex-positive people from all walks of life. Interns have the ability to staff and participate in educational and cultural events.


Skills Needed:
Ability to work individually and in a group
Show up for your shifts on time
Willingness to help out with unexpected projects that arise
Ability to communicate effectively, written and verbal
Comfort around sexual content, books, media, and other materials
Maturity, flexibility, good boundaries, sex-positive outlook all important!


Language Requirements:
None

Location:
1519 Mission Street in San Francisco is a central location close to the civic center, access to most major bus routes throughout the city and within 4 blocks of BART. To find out more about public transit in San Francisco go to: transit.511.org

centersexculture:

Internship Description:

The Center for Sex & Culture (CSC) welcomes interns from colleges around the country and the world throughout the year to work with us. There are several areas of focus that you can choose from in our internship program: Library and archival work, research and development, and events production and marketing.

  • Social Media and Event Promotion- learn and gain knowledge of the administrative operations of a Nonprofit organization.
  • Web and IT guru always wanted.
  • Library and Archive: You will work closely with our Librarian, Anissa Malady aka Library Vixen Projects for the library include cataloging, indexing, research, and processing donations and other items in the collection.
  • Gallery assistance- maintain open hours
  • Research and Development: You will work closely with our Executive Director, Carol Queen, PhD. Research and development projects include grant research and writing, assisting with administrative work such as data entry, mailings to our members and donors, and creating future programming and projects.
  • Events Production and Marketing: You will work closely with Carol Queen and other CSC staff. Events production and marketing projects include assisting in creating events, working with teachers & performers, developing marketing materials, writing press releases, researching new promotions and event possibilities.

We encourage interns who are interested in bringing new ideas to the table, a strong interest in collaboration and sex education experience. The internship program is a great educational experience for anyone interested in sex education, nonprofit development, library science and connecting with an amazing, diverse community of sex-positive people from all walks of life. Interns have the ability to staff and participate in educational and cultural events.

Skills Needed:

  • Ability to work individually and in a group
  • Show up for your shifts on time
  • Willingness to help out with unexpected projects that arise
  • Ability to communicate effectively, written and verbal
  • Comfort around sexual content, books, media, and other materials
  • Maturity, flexibility, good boundaries, sex-positive outlook all important!

Language Requirements:

None

Location:

1519 Mission Street in San Francisco is a central location close to the civic center, access to most major bus routes throughout the city and within 4 blocks of BART. To find out more about public transit in San Francisco go to: transit.511.org

(Source: centersexculture)

This org, Pleasure Rush,  looks super awesome.  Love the “leg of lamb” idea/video, even though at first I was nervous being a vegan and all.  Super cute.  

(Source: pleasurerush.blogspot.com)


Yes, I have finished my book.  My very first book.  It is in the hands of the publisher and now I wait for their edits and graphics to be added.  
The topic?  Quickies:Hot and Fast
The book, as it is currently written, discusses:
1. Redefining quickies
2. The importance of your brain
3. Orgasms and sexy body parts 
4.  Communication, Dirty Talk and Fantasies
5.  What to always have on hand
6.  Where to do it in the house (and what to do if you have roommates or little ones wandering around)
7.  Where to do it outside of the house
8.  The best emotion styles for each position, options for new positions, and figuring out the danger levels depending on where you play
9.  Having fun while you are frolicking fast! 
I worked really hard to make sure that different ability levels, ages, relationships styles and sexual orientations were included.  Plus there are a lot of activities that are included for partner(s) play or introspective time.  
Don’t know when it goes into print, but you can pre-order it soon.  
Done, done, done!

Yes, I have finished my book.  My very first book.  It is in the hands of the publisher and now I wait for their edits and graphics to be added.  

The topic?  Quickies:Hot and Fast

The book, as it is currently written, discusses:

1. Redefining quickies

2. The importance of your brain

3. Orgasms and sexy body parts 

4.  Communication, Dirty Talk and Fantasies

5.  What to always have on hand

6.  Where to do it in the house (and what to do if you have roommates or little ones wandering around)

7.  Where to do it outside of the house

8.  The best emotion styles for each position, options for new positions, and figuring out the danger levels depending on where you play

9.  Having fun while you are frolicking fast! 

I worked really hard to make sure that different ability levels, ages, relationships styles and sexual orientations were included.  Plus there are a lot of activities that are included for partner(s) play or introspective time.  

Don’t know when it goes into print, but you can pre-order it soon.  

Done, done, done!

Sex Positive Porn is more than…

One picture?  Making a judgement that the entire realm of sex positive, ethically produced pornography can be captured in one picture is well…wrong. 

There are so many types of sex positive pornography to choose from. If one does not like body hair, then by all means, find pornography with hairless performers that works for you.  :)  

As for the person who wrote that this image reflects a person who is chubby…wow.  I’m concerned that this statement may reflect our cultures distorted image of what a healthy individuals body should look like.  

I’m not stating that anyone is sex negative for not liking this type of porn, what I’m advocating is an appreciation of diversity among types of pornography  One can be sex positive and not watch porn- I mean, there is fan fiction!   I’m just posting a free resource. Enjoy.

You want free feminist porn? Thanks to the feminist porn awards and Maggie Mayhem, you have one more day of free access the sex positive porn she and her partner produce.  Get it now while you can, and then sign up for her program so you can support sex positive porn, which is what I hear people say they want.  
http://meetthemayhems.com/

You want free feminist porn? Thanks to the feminist porn awards and Maggie Mayhem, you have one more day of free access the sex positive porn she and her partner produce.  Get it now while you can, and then sign up for her program so you can support sex positive porn, which is what I hear people say they want.  

http://meetthemayhems.com/

Just a reminder-for anyone who is looking to intern at a sex positive organization, gain skills in the field of sexuality and work towards becoming a certified sexuality professional, the internship application closes this Monday at 5pm EST.  Send your full application into:
info@thecsph.org

Just a reminder-for anyone who is looking to intern at a sex positive organization, gain skills in the field of sexuality and work towards becoming a certified sexuality professional, the internship application closes this Monday at 5pm EST.  Send your full application into:

info@thecsph.org

I’ll be presenting at New College in Florida in a week.  Discussing how political issues affect our ability to have pleasure, orgasms and fun.  This is one of my favorite topics…and I love this quote they provided 



Andelloux’s workshops are sex-positive and give a special focus to LGBTQ sexuality, not just heterosexual sex like most other sex-ed courses!

I’ll be presenting at New College in Florida in a week.  Discussing how political issues affect our ability to have pleasure, orgasms and fun.  This is one of my favorite topics…and I love this quote they provided 

  • Andelloux’s workshops are sex-positive and give a special focus to LGBTQ sexuality, not just heterosexual sex like most other sex-ed courses!
Here’s my BIG announcement: I can now offer AASECT CE credits for lectures provided at colleges-so if you have ever dreamed of being a certified sexuality professional and you take my lectures, you can be one step closer.  :)
Also, anyone who interns @thecsph can be receive CE credits for workshops, trainings or one on one education sessions with me.  Sex positive information made more accessible!

Here’s my BIG announcement: I can now offer AASECT CE credits for lectures provided at colleges-so if you have ever dreamed of being a certified sexuality professional and you take my lectures, you can be one step closer.  :)

Also, anyone who interns @thecsph can be receive CE credits for workshops, trainings or one on one education sessions with me.  Sex positive information made more accessible!

strawberryfaerie:



Thank you for posting this.  This is wonderful.  Breasts and all body parts are moral cause they are GOOD.

strawberryfaerie:

Thank you for posting this.  This is wonderful.  Breasts and all body parts are moral cause they are GOOD.

(via socialistexan)

Did you see our amazing new website @thecsph?  It’s sooooo pretty and filled with information about academic sexuality programs, amazing sexuality professionals, news stories, vlogs, our resources and a special secret is coming on Wednesday for current students.  FREE things for sex positive college students.  Wednesday!!!

Did you see our amazing new website @thecsph?  It’s sooooo pretty and filled with information about academic sexuality programs, amazing sexuality professionals, news stories, vlogs, our resources and a special secret is coming on Wednesday for current students.  FREE things for sex positive college students.  Wednesday!!!