#MayIsTrans in the DMV! And here at Sexual + Being, we highlighted some amazing trans voices. Activist Taylor Lianne Chandler polled her diverse community about what think defines “good sex.” And Xemi Manibusan Tapepechul, a two-spirit, non-binary transgender woman, talked about why sex between trans people can be so beautiful — and so important.
How have we NOT mentioned that May is National Masturbation Month? Here's a great piece from @hd_tsd about leaving space for your partner's pleasure outside of sex with you you #dcbeings #selfpleasurehttps://t.co/elNBrH7Tgu
— DC Beings (@dcbeings) May 3, 2019
Taking PrEP is not that deep – it's is an easy and effective way to double up on protection against HIV (along with regular condom use 🍆) When taken consistently, it becomes just another part of your regular routine.
— DC Beings (@dcbeings) May 6, 2019
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"As a non-binary transgender woman, I am and have been sexually active with transgender men and non-binary transmasculine people, as well as with transgender women, non-binary transfeminine people, agender people, and intersex folx. My sexual interest in cisgender men and cisgender women is very limited. Does this change who I am? Does it determine my sexual orientation? Maybe? Maybe not. At the end of the day, I like what I like, and people don’t have to understand, but they shouldn’t judge. They should let people exist in the ways they want to exist, and move on." – @xeminesiwayul (She/Ella) . . We love this thoughtful musing on love, sex, and relationships while trans by the Director of Art & Culture at @translatinxdmv! Head on over to the Sexual + Being blog to read more. We also want to share that the feature image of this story comes from the Gender Spectrum Collection by @vice's Broadly. It is a great photo resource showcasing several different folks from across the gender spectrum. Check it out and use their pictures to increase representation! #dcbeings . . . . . . #sexpositive #sexpositivity #sexpositivefeminism #trans #transgender #transgenderlove #girlslikeus #lgbtq #genderqueer #relationships
And here are our three favorite sex positive culture moments of May:
1. Taiwan legalized same-sex marriage
In the end of the month, Taiwan became the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage. The photos of the thousands of marriages that took place the day marriage became legal are sweet, touching, and beautiful.
2. The US House passed the Equality Act
On May 17, the US House passed the Equality Act, which grants protections to LGBTQIA+ people in housing, work, public accommodations, and other areas. The bill was first introduced in 2015 and will add on to existing federal laws that protect people on the basis of race, religion, sex, and disability. And while the bill is unlikely to pass the Republican-held Senate, it is the first time a federal bill for LGBTQIA+ rights has passed in either chamber.
3. Season 2 of Fleabag
Basically everything about Season 2 of “Fleabag” should make it onto this list. We don’t want to give away spoilers, but here are some sex positive tidbits to tempt you into marathoning this excellent show on Amazon: a (super) hot priest; a young feminist woman who has sex for a range of reasons; and erotic art. Enjoy.