October is the spookiest month, as different cultures celebrate the end of the growing season and, for some, the thinnest veil between the underworld and our world. But while you all have been out there casting spells, here at Sexual + Being we’ve been firmly focused on the corporeal. That is to say: The body and brain.
We have a piece about realizing that sexual health is about a lot more than doin’ it, one about coming out at work, one about a DC LGBTQIA health clinic, and a Spanish language piece about sex positivity in the Latinx community.
Check ‘em out, follow us on Instagram and Twitter, and enjoy our top posts on social and three top sex positive moments of October.
Top 3 Moments on Social
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HAHSTA's Deputy Director @mkharfen recently chatted with the Kojo Nnamdi Show about DC not meeting its 2020 goal, as part of @MayorBowser's 90/90/90/50 plan. While it is valuable to acknowledge the work still to be done, we want to highlight that change IS happening in DC, slowly but surely. . . In 2020, we vow to double down on our efforts to start AND continue sex positive conversations and, more importantly, to connect DC residents with resources to help support a happy and healthy sex life. What can we do better? #dcbeings
On National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day it's important to talk about the tools we have to fight the virus, including:
➡️ U = U
— DC Beings (@dcbeings) October 15, 2019
Top 3 Sex Positive Moments
1. International Lesbian Day
October 8 was a day for ladies who love ladies around the world to celebrate their love — International Lesbian Day. The day of recognition started in New Zealand and is still catching on in other regions, but if you missed it this year here’s a reminder to add it to your calendar for 2020
2. National Coming Out Day
October 11 was the 31st annual National Coming Out Day. Started in 1988 in recognition of the gay and lesbian March on Washington, National Coming Out Day is an opportunity and an invitation for everyone on the LGBTQIA spectrum to be out and proud about their identity.
3. DC held hearing to decriminalize sex work
The DC City Council held a public hearing about whether or not to decriminalize sex work in the District. The Council heard 14 hours of impassioned speeches from both sides of the issue. While no vote was conducted yet, they do intend to vote on the issue at a later (to be determined) date.