If dudes are expected to have a lot of sex
But ladies are expected to stay virgins until marriage
But homosexuality is bad
I’m really confused who dudes are supposed to be having all that sex with
Usagi is a great character. We watch her grow from a clumsy, lazy, self-centered teenager into a fearless goddess of justice who takes down the force of chaos itself. But the great thing is? She doesn’t stop being the girl we met back in chapter one. Sure, she’s indomitably powerful and her teardrops turn into the universe’s most potent energy source, but she also likes video games and donuts and napping and she gets crappy grades on tests because instead of studying, she was playing video games and eating donuts and napping. She whines about having to study for high school entrance exams, then stops a Texas-sized asteroid from slamming into Tokyo. Also, she was totally having sex with her star-crossed-reincarnated-prince of a boyfriend.
J.K. Rowling once made a really interesting point about the Narnia books (which I have not read): “There comes a point where Susan, who was the older girl, is lost to Narnia because she becomes interested in lipstick. She’s become irreligious basically because she found sex. I have a big problem with that.” Takeuchi avoided this in Sailor Moon with such deftness and grace that I’m only fully realizing it now, at 22. Usagi and Mamoru were totally boning—there are all kinds of dreamy, gauzy artbook pictures of them together in bed or discreetly covered in feathers, not to mention the penultimate scene of the manga, where they wake up in a (seriously awesome) bed together all naked and cuddly. Moreover, check out the illustrations of Usagi in lingerie and just straight up topless that Takeuchi busted out for her self-published artbook. Usagi is pure-hearted, but she isn’t “pure” in the archaic sense. She’s sexual. And I love that she can be both. She’s the amaranthine avatar of goodness and love and serenity in the universe—she is every cherished ideal we hold of what it means to be a “magical girl.” She stands for truth and freedom and hope. She wears floaty pastel clothes and enormous pigtails and her weapons are covered in hearts and stylized angel wings. She’s often drawn with angel wings herself! And she has sex. It doesn’t make her dirty, or suddenly inappropriate as entertainment for young girls. She doesn’t lose her power or her magic. She is a multifaceted young woman who loves sweets and comics and vanquishes the forces of evil and also has sex.
And the thing is, this kind of attitude in entertainment helps everyone. It’s not just very sexually active girls who need characters like Usagi, or even just girls in general. I was a prudish kid who didn’t have her first kiss until the age of 18 and this particular aspect of the manga has always stuck with me and informed my attitudes about sex. Whoever you are, however you handle your sexuality—it never makes you dirty. You can be queen of the mahou shoujo and have sex and wake up the next day to slaughter the wicked hordes with your bunny-bedecked Magic Rainbow Sparkle Sword. You can do both. You can be both. One does not invalidate the other.
I really love this analysis! It’s really beautiful!
- Having sex every day.
- Saving sex for your wedding night.
- Never having sex.
- Having sex with different people.
- Having sex with one person.
- Having sex with a person of your same gender.
- Loving sex.
- Hating sex.
- Being loud.
- Being quiet.
The only thing wrong with sex?
When it’s not consensual.
Because that’s not sex. That’s rape.
Reblogging again because this post is so important.
on this week’s Sex+, 50 Shades of WTF!?
while I think it’s awesome that people are reading erotica, it’s unfortunate that it’s an erotica which fails so horribly at BDSM.
Laci does it again! This time, addressing my biggest concern with this cultural phenomenon. Consent is not a thing enough people talk about, and it is the most important part of intimacy - especially when that intimacy has the potential to be harmful in a number of ways! BDSM is fun, sexy, exciting and can bring people who want it closer together. I’m a personal fan! I’m also strict about communication and boundaries. If your current or potential partner is uncomfortable talking about consent, think seriously about whether they’re someone you can trust with your sexual and emotional health. Anyone who tries to push you into something you’re not ready for is taking advantage, and it is completely your right to say no at any time. Safe words aren’t a guideline!
Yes, yes, yes, this.
I read it the other day because I thought it’d be funny since it’s you know, bad Twilight smut, but at one point it was just really abusive and non-consensual and just really unhealthy.
Loki, God of Extremely Sexy Neck Shots
Did you know there are 10 types of orgasms for women?
Excuse the ciscentrist language - however the video is incredibly informative (not everyone with a vagina is female, not everyone with a penis is male). I particularly appreciate that she acknowledges the importance of validating people’s sexual experienced. I feel that sexuality is being taught today in a way that completely invalidates more peoples desires and experiences.
No means yes.