We hit on a lot of topics here at Sexual + Being this March. We talked about trans rights, G-spot orgasms, and benching, the annoying new dating trend. But that was just the beginning! Follow us on IG andTwitter and then check out these March highlights.
Our audience continues to love supporting mixed-HIV status relationships and the impact of #UequalsU.
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📸: @unaidsglobal Did you know??? If you are living with HIV and married, you can plan a family AND not transmit the virus to your children – click the link in the bio to visit one website and to learn more about family planning while living with HIV! #dcbeings #uequalsu . . . . . #hivprevention #hivtesting #undetectablehiv #untransmittable #hivtreatmentworks #hivtreatment #livingwithhiv
Think “self care” is all bubble baths and glasses of red wine? While we would never deny you those little pleasures, we also want to remind everyone that medical care is self care, too.
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📸: @makedaisychains Today’s #TestingTuesday and we LOVED this illustration and explanation of STI testing as a form of “boring” self-care 😂 When we present testing as not only a form of self-care, but as a completely normal (read: boring!) activity, we start to break the stigma and taboo surrounding it. Getting tested is a normal part of holistic sexual health and we should celebrate it as….boring. Normal. Just another part of life. 🥰 #dcbeings . . . . . #sexpositive #sexpositivefeminism #sexualhealth #stitesting #stdtesting #intersectionalfeminism #sexpositivity #hivtesting #hivprevention #hivtreatment #hivtreatmentworks
We celebrated this glorious LGBTQ term for National Pancake Day. (You’ll never look at a short stack the same way again.)
So we wanted to find something cool to celebrate #NationalPancakeDay and BOYY did we find it – according to "The Lesbian Almanac", pancake was a slang term among Black lesbians in the 50's that meant "…a butch who allowed herself to be flipped (from top to bottom)" #LGBTQ pic.twitter.com/Lk8xTooKEV
— DC Beings (@dcbeings) March 12, 2019
And here are our three favorite sex positive culture moments of March:
Scientists made moves toward an cure for HIV.
At the beginning of the month, researchers reported that the second person ever had been cured of HIV. While the news was exciting, it’s important to remember that both this person and the other person who was cured of HIV were both treated for bone cancer and the HIV cure was kind of a happy side effect. But, of course, it’s still super exciting to know that we’re one step closer to a cure for everyone.
A bill for stripper’s rights moved forward in Washington.
Strippers in Washington may soon have more legal rights than their brothers and sisters in other states. HB 1756 includes protections like panic buttons, mandatory lists barring violent customers, and increased training for workplace rights, amongst other improvements. HB 1756 passed in the Washington House and is awaiting a vote in the Senate.
An independent, sex positive publication won a battle for its name.
Salty — an independent, dating-and-relationship site for (and by) sex and body-positive women, trans, and nonbinary people”— wasn’t too pleased when they realized that a new food site backed by media giant Medium was using their name. Even worse? Their logo looked very familiar. But Salty’s Editor in Chief Claire F. rallied the Salty community and not only go the name and logo changed, but also got a meeting with Medium. Score for the little people!