(This was originally posted on tumblr.)
When did you learn about self-pleasure? Did your parents talk to you about masturbation? What is your comfort level with talking about it now? Do you use sex toys? How is your sexual relationship with yourself?
Answer here. Reblog. Send me an anon ask. Submit to my blog if you don’t want to post on your own. Email me (Crista at gmail) and I’ll publish here with or without your name.
I want to know your story. I want to listen. I want to share.
May makes me happy for so many reasons.
Growing up on the Frozen Tundra, may was the first month you could reliably count on to not be buried under snow. It’s my birthday month and I’m really into birthdays. Here in Virginia, it’s astoundingly beautiful. Lush, green and not yet too hot for me.
Then we have National Masturbation Month. I remember when I learned about the history regarding Dr Elders and Good Vibes creating the space to celebrate masturbation in response. There were lightbulbs. It was one of my defining moments of “I’m not alone” in my sex-positive views.
Working in the sex toy stores, I had become evangelical about sex toys. Pre-store days, I had always been very pro-masturbation/pro-normalizing masturbation, but I didn’t really have a sex-pos/sex toy philosophy. Was unaware of the sex positive movement. I was more or less “Crista, that pink haired girl who likes to talk about sex”.
A bit into finding my calling in the stores, masturbation month rolled in and I discovered My People. Shortly after I read “Real Live Nude Girl” by Dr Carol Queen for the first time. Discovered CATT. Got to know Metis. Started finding sex-pos spaces on the net. MY PEOPLE!
Being me in Texas wasn’t the easiest thing. My job was technically illegal and I worried every day that I was going to get arrested for selling someone a pocket rocket. There were people picketing my stores. Sure, we sold sex toys and I worked a lot in the gayborhood, but it was still Texas. Customers still treated me like part of the merchandise. I could be as sex-pos as possible, but my environment was astoundingly sex-neg. As I moved up into management and buying for my locations, the hard limits in what I could do became clear and became stifling.
In that space is where I discovered that outside of my small bubble there was a much larger one that was actually fighting for the same things I wanted to. I had people. People who I did not need to persuade into thinking that masturbation was a normal and healthy facet of sexuality. I could yell “masturbation” and they would shout back “fuck yeah!!”
National Masturbation Month was the birth of my making sense, not just the month of my actual birth. The knowledge it existed was the creation of my context. It’s the happiest month of the year for me.
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Hi everyone! I have no idea what happened to the month of June, it fell into a black hole of having the black plague of an endless head cold, computer problems and a sudden extended trip out of town. More than that, I landed a few new jobs (Woo! MONEY) that have me writing something akin to a small novel every month. After I’m done doing this *paid* writing I haven’t had words for myself. After a month I’m adjusting and starting to have time for myself. Huzzah.
Anyway – I post bearing an “I’m sorry for falling off the face of the earth” with a grainy middle of the night webcam pic. Implied nudity makes up for silence, Right?
So, my darlings, how have you been?
More Wanton Goodness!
June is here! This means my favorite month has passed, I am another year older, it is now hotter than hell in Virginia and it’s time to announce the winner of my May Giveaway, Lisa C! Congratulations and enjoy whatever goodness you pick up from Fascinations!
To get personal in a not-so-sexy way, some real life stuff kicked me while I was down over the last little bit. Mostly sorted out now, but what that means is that my one chance to send out the items from my Everything Must Go Sale was lost last week. To make up for the delay I’m sending out extra goodies and packages WILL BE SENT OUT TOMORROW! Seriously. For real. I swear on a stack of Pure Wands. There are a few items of glorious orgasmic wonder left if you’re interested and shockingly Facebook did not delete my page over dong pictures. Course, they also haven’t taken down the newest incarnation of the “Stop Abortion, Kill Sluts” page, so facebook doesn’t get any brownie points.
Now I am off to lovingly pack sexy items in packages for folks. Happy June my sugar muffins!
As some of you darlings may know, Tantus released a limited edition beauty of a dildo, the Dark Vamp, with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. (Which Team Tantus will be a part of. Which reminds me, I want a Team Tantus t-shirt.) There are only 15 of these Dildos Against Cancer left before Tantus hits their goal! So if you want your orgasms to come with the added bonus of fighting against cancer, grab one while you still can.
For more motivation check out Violet Blue’s post about the Dark Vamp – Dildos Against Caner: Make Your Next Toy a Tantus “Dark Vamp”
Right now I am getting my new beauty set up, her name is Hysterical Harlot, but shortly posting will return. With this return and this beautiful new machine? VIDEO REVIEWS!!! WOO!!
Everyone who hit up the Everything Must Go Sale or dropped something in my tip jar? I love you more than I have words right now. Something popped up today but sale items should go out tomorrow. Thanks for your patience.
Now, back to petting my new precious. <3
The philosophy behind the Queeriodic Table focuses on providing opportunities for people to ponder identity (their own and that of others), gender, sexuality, politics and science. Viewers are encouraged to rediscover what they think they already know and to consider what is present, and what is not.
Those who have worked with it previously find themselves surprised by how many elements or how few represent who they are or who others think they are. – The Queeriodic Table
This is simply amazing. I just ordered my Queeriodic Table and am so excited to frame it!
I have watched this clip 6 times today. I really, really, really love the Man Cave bit of humor. Recently Rachel’s coverage of the war against abortion rights has been giving me legitimate panic attacks, so this laugh was very needed. The video is almost 20 minutes but it is worth it.
About PSG/Crista AnneCrista Anne is a Progressive Pleasurist, Executive Director of Dildology.org and Sex-Postive Parent with her Partner In Everything - X. Valentine Orenda. She loves sleep, coffee, rainbow hued anything and her beloved Green Bay Packers.
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