numol asked: what do you think makes for really good WRITTEN sex (poetry, prose, etc.)?
Here are some guidelines to My Idea of Good Written Sex
Dont use the word moist
Dont refer to a penis as a ‘baton’ or a ‘rod’.
If you must refer to a throbbing penis, don’t go into paragraph upon paragraph of JUST HOW MUCH IT THROBS. We get it. Its pulsating. Move on.
Do not cutefy it. Nothing makes my lust crash harder than reading a steamy sex scene and it turns into baby talk. Sex is often times sloppy and messy and glorious and wonderful and dirty and perverse but unless you’re writing a scene with baby talk in it, don’t refer to genitals as little pillows or such nonsense
It’s okay to be creative about when and where you place your sex scene. It is okay to write about rough sex and foreplay and times where you don’t orgasm or times when sex is just not written in the cards. So often I feel like I’m reading a script, like okay there’s the fingering and the foreplay and the oral sex and the penetration and the orgasm and boom we’re done. I’d love to see more honest depictions of sex in general, tbh.
Banning abortion oppressed all women and trans men. But privileged cissexual women had – as we usually do – more options to negotiate and mitigate that oppression. Low-income, isolated, young or desperate pregnant people just died, or were maimed. If abortion is once more restricted to a privilege enjoyed by well-off people, or if it is no longer regarded as a routine and necessary part of health care, these very people will start to die again.
Enter HR3. And, now, HR358. Both of which are explicitly intended to restore this order of things. HR3 aims to strengthen the federal funding restrictions that make it all but impossible for people covered by Medicaid to get abortions, and to strengthen medical exemptions which only apply if the patient is in immediate danger of death (if it will take you a year or two to die, as the result of your pregnancy, you will not be covered), effectively strengthening the class and privilege hierarchy of abortion and making it law. And there is the even more heinous HR358, the “Protect Life Act,” which aims to do the very thing which made the criminalization of abortion unsupportable in the first place: Encourage and allow physicians to let people die if they require abortions in order to live. Under HR358, hospitals would simply be allowed to refuse. Doctors would get to start killing patients more often. Which seems counterproductive, but there we are.” —I wrote a bit for you, about HR3 and HR358, at Global Comment. (via sadydoyle)
Everyone is out protesting in Wisconsin at the moment (and I have to work) but this is something I will be following up on and I hope others will as well. We cannot and should not separate attacks on workers from attacks on immigrant communities and their families. Think about who are the hands that drive so much of the economy and think about how many laws across the country are scapegoating those very same hands in the name of “American jobs”. Think about all the “anchor baby” laws that are popping up and the bills to defund women’s health services. All of these things are connected.” —VivirLatino (via radicallyhottoff)