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Author: Curated Content

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Video: “Un Sacré Mariage!”

What can celebrating sexuality look like? Un Sacré Mariage!, an animated short by Francis Papillon and Gregory Verreault shows us with aplomb, jest and buoyancy that one of the ways to do it could be by moving away from conventions and rituals.
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The Loves of Others

Both rejections and affirmations of the couple are skewered on this doubleness: It is the fullest expression of love and proximity available to us, and it bears all the insufficiencies of present social relations. Monogamous romantic commitment, like infallible lifelong attraction to only men or only women, is surely a minority tendency expediently elevated to a general social principle.
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REAL LOVE, BABY: THE CONTRADICTORY PRESSURES OF MODERN LOVE

Both rejections and affirmations of the couple are skewered on this doubleness: It is the fullest expression of love and proximity available to us, and it bears all the insufficiencies of present social relations. Monogamous romantic commitment, like infallible lifelong attraction to only men or only women, is surely a minority tendency expediently elevated to a general social principle.
A simple purple flower with a ring peeking out from its bottom is located at the top left corner of the image. The text “The Menu of Love” with a large rectangular border is at the center of the image, and the text “The School of Life” in bold yellow is located at the bottom right corner

Video: Alternatives to a Standard Relationship

Is a monogamous long-term romantic relationship the only kind of relationship available to us? This School of Life video explores alternative modes of relationships through “The Menu of Love” and prods us to rethink the notion of monogamous romantic love and coupledom.

Brushstrokes: Who We’re Leaving Out of Sex Positivity – And How to Make It More Inclusive

This post was originally published here. While sex-positive spaces affirm our right to pleasurable sexuality, they might leave out experiences which are not-so-good or complicated. Our experiences of sexuality are unique to our socio-political and economic location, disability status, gender identity and sexual orientation, and so on. Everyday Feminism’s comic illustrates the complexity and diversity…

Video: How to be a Friend to Yourself

This post was originally published here. Why is it easier for us to be compassionate and accepting of our friends more than of ourselves? Why are we hard on ourselves but so generously offer our friends support and solace? This thought-provoking, luminously illustrated The School of Life video reminds us of self-compassion being essential to…
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Mission Orgasm

This Parodevi Pictures’ production from Agents of Ishq is a kaleidoscopic must-watch that takes us into the poorly understood ‘galaxy’ of female orgasm and sexual pleasure through a mobile-phone game – A Little Death – that helps people navigate this terrain unfamiliar to many in an exciting and accessible way.
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