The Orion

A fetish is not an excuse to sexualize LGBTQ people

Marginalized communities continue to be victims of fetish culture. Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

Melissa Joseph

September 13, 2019

When a person's sexual identity and gender fluidity are used as the determining factor for another's sexual gratification, the LGBTQ+ community becomes increasingly vulnerable to harassment and exploitation.Unlike kinks, fetishes are characterized by their necessity rather than desire. People with fetishes are sexually...

Kinky sex can rekindle the spark in the bedroom

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Rachael Bayuk

December 14, 2018

Sex is as unique as you are, so do you.Sex is as natural as eating or walking. Yet the shame associated with it can be acquainted with committing a crime. We worry our neighbors will hear. We giggle when it is brought up in public. Our sex education system focuses on shame instead of safety and pleasure...

BDSM 101

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Kendall George

December 5, 2017

First, let's learn what the term of BDSM actually means. BDSM stands for bondage and discipline, domination and submission, sadism and masochism. Although a perhaps scary term, most people who are sexually active have participated in at least a tiny amount of BDSM, whether it be blindfolding, handcuffs or...

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