Is it unfair, or only reasonable in some cases?

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One of the biggest hot-button issues in polyamory today is the question of couple privilege. This is when a couple, most often one who lives together, decides to enter into intimate relationships with other people but still keep their relationship as primary. Polyamorous partners who aren’t nesting (living together) or…

November Writing Challenge

He wasn’t a good man, but he raised the bar for me on what was possible in bed and I’m grateful for that

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I was 21, newly graduated from college, and living with my parents while I figured how to get a job that would pay me enough to move out and find my own place. My parents were away for the weekend so my neighbor, whom I’d been friends with since middle…

If they were, they wouldn’t have to be socially enforced

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Is sexual monogamy natural? Are men just naturally reluctant to express vulnerable emotions? Are humans, particularly men, naturally warlike and violent? These are just of few of the things that, because they are common, many people believe to be natural.

But the answer to all of these questions is No…

The most outrageous routine violation of civil rights you’ve never heard of — and it went on for decades

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Imagine that you are a woman just walking down the street, minding your own business, when suddenly a police officer stops and detains you, accusing you of having an STI. He doesn’t even really need actual probable cause — his reasonable suspicion is enough. You could be eating in a…

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Dispelling cultural myths with research-driven stories. My favorite word is “specious.” Not fragile like a flower; fragile like a bomb! Twitter @ElleBeau

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