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Sharing the love

Things we liked, or didn’t like, from around the internet this week.

Over at The Hand Mirror, Anthea takes apart Sam Judd’s article about teh horrible fatteez, and the Queen of Thorns does the same with the latest manifestation of the-only-good-incubator-is-a-pure-incubator meme.

At Feministe, a discussion on how to encourage your kids to delay having sex without “being all shamey”. It’s honest, nuanced, and to me (Emma) anyway, still very problematic.

Sandra gets her rant on at Letters from Wetville: Breaking news! Men demand more opportunities to care for the elderly for no pay, make cakes for the school gala and clean floors. Do you think she’s being just a bit sarcastic?

The Pervocracy goes Cosmocking again. This time, their sex tips based on Fifty Shades of Grey. That’s right. Surprise BDSM.

you might be able to guess what your partner likes if you stick to the cultural standards.  When you do BDSM, you can’t guess.  Kinks are too complicated for that and the stakes are way too high.

Captain Awkward opens a discussion on green flags in relationships. What are the signs that this whole thing is going well?

Red flags are glaring, at least to people on the outside of a relationship; green flags are more idiosyncratic and have to do with what you want from romance and sex and togetherness. Each happy couple is happy in its own way.

Something interesting:

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Susan Garden, Baroness Garden of Frognal, sometimes styled Lady Garden

One response to “Sharing the love

  1. hungrymamanz July 21, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    That delaying sex discussion is interesting indeed. It seems to me that when we talk about delaying sex we are assuming that there will be a period when teens genuinely want to have sex but oughtn’t because of amorphous and unspecified reasons. It’s saying that we know when they are ready better than they do.

    I want my kids to have sex when (and if) they are ready. I might have opinions about when that may be but it’s not my decision to make. I can help them find the information they need and, hopefully assist with them developing the decision making skills and self confidence to make the choices that work for them but that’s where my job ends.

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