Archive for the ‘Ebony’ Category

For Black Women, Enjoying Sex is a Revolutionary Act of Resistance

Last year, I saw the Academy Award-winning movie by director Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, based on the true story of Solomon Northup, a free Black man kidnapped and sold into slavery in the mid-19th century. The movie presents the most honest, albeit heartbreaking, portrayals of American slavery that we’ve ever seen on film, and […]

Giving Enthusiastic Consent To Sex Is a Must!

There has been quite a bit of discussion recently about the idea of “enthusiastic consent” as it relates to engaging in sexual activity, and honestly, it’s about time. In recent years, we’ve witnessed a surge in discussions about sexual assault and debates about whether or not no really means no. Congressmen have questioned the legitimacy of “rape,” and […]

Conjugal Visits: Everything You Thought You Knew Is Wrong

arlier this month, the state of Mississippi decided to end conjugal visitation for its prisoners; the program budget and the creation of more single parents are the primary reasons. In the United States, only a few states currently allow “conjugal visits,” or visitation designed to allow privacy between spouses for the purposes of fostering intimacy, which may or […]

Masters of Sex Research via @ebonymag

If we’re going to talk about sex, we ought to know something about sex, right? As someone who’s been writing about sex and sexuality for a few years now, I’ve grown accustomed to conducting my own research to find answers to various related questions. I continue to educate myself in an effort to increase my knowledge […]

Caught In The Digital Act via @Ebonymag

These days, it is nearly impossible to go a full week without reading stories about people getting caught cheating on their partners and spouses. Famous people are either making headlines on celebrity gossip blogs and entertainment magazines or non-celebrity folks are being “exposed” on social media like Twitter and Facebook. We see screenshots of “evidence,” usually […]

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