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Taking sex out of religion

Fitting asexuality into belief systems

May, 2016

Religious organizations have had mixed feelings about GLBT communities throughout history, from outright hate, to grudging acceptance, to celebration. Many members of the queer community were raised in a religious home, and many more have come to various religions and spiritualities as they have aged. That includes people who are asexual. Jay Ron was raised […]

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OutWords’ Sexpert

Getting it on solo

March, 2016

Beating the meat, waxing the giraffe, petting the kitty, paddling the pink canoe. It goes by many names. Although most people will admit to masturbating, it’s not something we talk about candidly very often. In popular media, masturbation is most often relegated to the realm of humour, so we don’t hear as much about the positive […]

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Different sexual needs

October, 2015

What can you do when your partner’s bedroom needs are different from yours? With all the different fantasies, kinks and sexual desires, it is not uncommon for couples or sexual partners to have different bedroom needs. Don’t worry! It doesn’t mean you can’t have great sex. There are lots of things you can do to […]

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The Sex Men

A look at promiscuity in the gay community

October, 2015

It is frequently said that gay men have more sex than anyone else on the planet. Could it be true? Certain experts claim that men, whether gay or straight, are designed to be sexual without the need to be wooed or romanced. They are pretty much ready to dive right in and do the deed […]

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Sex and Shame

December, 2014

As Robert enters the coffee shop, he overhears Danny saying to a few friends that were with him, “See you guys later. I need to speak with this older man about sex.” One of his friends adds, “Can I join you guys?” And from Robert’s expression, Danny’s friend says, “So, we’ll see you later Danny,” […]

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Columns

Should sex work be regulated?

May, 2016

The sex trade is a matter of perspective. Some, usually based on religion, feel there’s no place for it in “decent” society. Any form of sexual intimacy must be confined to a heterosexual couple within the framework of a “proper” marriage. Others, like me, take a far more open view. When we look at the […]

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Inclusive Sex-Ed

for children and teens

October, 2015

When you look back on your childhood, can you remember when you first learned about sex? Maybe you learned through school, or perhaps that more mature friend of yours broke the news on the playground. If you received a comprehensive sex education through both your parents and your school, consider yourself lucky. But did those conversations […]

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Intimacy Without the Sex

October, 2015

Not all people in romantic relationships have sex. Maybe someone isn’t ready. They might not feel the need to have sex or they might be uncomfortable with their body, be unable to have sex the way people expect it to be or be in the process of learning to love their body. There are many […]

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Sex lies and being trans

October, 2015

One thing most people in the GLBT community share is a coming out process. The challenges faced by each can be similar, but there are marked differences for trans folk and their sexuality. Let’s look at a gay man for example. When you’re out, you’re out. Your family, friends and co-workers know that you prefer […]

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Love and Sex

In the time of pre-exposure prophylaxis

December, 2014

Pre exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is touted by many as a revolutionary new strategy for HIV prevention. In the face of rising rates of HIV among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men, PrEP might have the potential to confront the number of new infections annually. After decades of believing that condoms are […]

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