Trust Your Team, But Take Care of Yourself

An insight I’ve gained in dance is that the best dance partners are those you can trust to take care of you – but still don’t put yourself in harm’s way. Read more

Sometimes We Commodify Intimacy, and That’s Okay

Is intimacy inherently better when it doesn’t have a dollar amount attached to it? I don’t necessarily think that has to be the case. Read more

Always Center the Students

It’s the 1st day of the spring semester! Well, at one of the universities I teach at, anyway. Here are 2 blog posts that inspire me to center the students. Read more

This Semester Will Probably Wreck Me But Hopefully It’s Worth It

I have to keep telling myself, I can survive anything that is temporary. And I sure hope it’s true this upcoming semester. Read more

Positive Sexuality Conference, Here I Come!

Sexuality conferences are the best. Getting to present at a new one, put on by scholars and activists I respect, is going to be a highlight of 2018. Read more

Not Writing ≠ Broken

A funny thing happens when you base your self-image on being productive, not just words-on-the-page productive but also publish-it-ASAP productive. Read more

To Be Clear: By Sex-As-Commodity I Don’t Mean Sex Work

I believe it’s crucial to distinguish between conceptual models of sex and actual sex work, and in doing so, affirm that I support sex workers’ rights. Read more

Why Conceptualizing Sex as Commodity Dooms Consent

I doubt anyone actually means to make sex out to be an object, which men must try to wrest from women, but the resulting implication erases consent. Read more

Fed Up with Complicit Women? Consider Why They Buy in to the Patriarchy.

For all the thought-provoking and vulnerable #MeToo posts, some posts lament women who go along with patriarchy & protect abusers. It happens for a reason. Read more

Not Seeing God (In Time for the Holidays!)

I’m really pleased to have an essay about the Bible as folklore in this book with contributors from all over the Patheos Nonreligious channel! Read more

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