humanity

Facts and discussions about humanity, its current state, and where its heading.

  • Rachel Rossi
    Published 3 years ago
    Grief in Sex Work

    Grief in Sex Work

    She was an online friend that I knew did phone sex work; I chatted to her via MSN and she kept strange hours. One day, she came out to me about her job. I laughed and didn't think much of it. A couple of months later, she sent me a message asking me if I could "help her out." She had a guy looking to book her for a phone chat for Domination — he wanted to be laughed at and mocked for ten minutes by two women, and if I did it, she would transfer £20 into my bank. The sell to me was that I was her "bitchiest friend, and I'd be perfect for it"', followed by a giggle.
  • Alex Smith
    Published 3 years ago
    The Bathroom Debate

    The Bathroom Debate

    Every couple of weeks you may come across an article or a headline about some trans person trying to use the bathroom and getting stopped for some ungodly reason. Maybe it's to protect people, which is wrong because more people in office have probably assaulted people in bathrooms than trans people have. Or maybe it's because they just don't quite "Look like they belong there." But what does that even mean?
  • Devyn onEarth
    Published 3 years ago
    Condom-Shaming is Rape Culture

    Condom-Shaming is Rape Culture

    From experience, I tell you that there is mounting pressure for queer and gender diverse men to abandon condoms. I didn't have the words to express my discomfort with this phenomenon until recently, and I need to name and shame the dissuasion I've experienced adhering to condom use while participating in hookup culture.
  • Julie Rae
    Published 3 years ago
    The Longing

    The Longing

    Chapter 1
  • Phoenix Blair
    Published 3 years ago
    Surviving Emotional Abuse

    Surviving Emotional Abuse

    First off I would like to tell you just how badly you hurt me. I know you probably won't care because by now you're either balls deep in your new hoe (assuming you can get it up and keep it up) or you're playing one of your stupid mind numbing video games or you're cruising some social media site searching for your next victim or you're too busy trying to figure out how to wrap yourself even tighter around your mother's finger. Either way I'm still going to tell you because for once I don't give a fuck about your happiness, your comfort or your anything. Nope. From this day forward I'm living for ME.
  • Chas C. Smith
    Published 3 years ago
    The Denigrating Effects of Pornography on Society

    The Denigrating Effects of Pornography on Society

    We live in a society where women wear rape whistles and children are sold into slavery and raped for some sickos' pleasure. You can very well put this aside and say "Well, that's not happening to me or here. It has nothing to do with me." Well, let me ask you, how much porn do you watch? How much erotica do you read? How many nude photos do you look at? And how often do you masturbate to any of these?
  • Michael Thielmann
    Published 3 years ago
    Let's Talk about Sex, Maybe

    Let's Talk about Sex, Maybe

    At the risk of making myself sound like quite the prude, I want to take a more holistic and spiritual view of sex. I feel like sexual expression is in need of a dramatic transformation within our society and I want to relate some of my experience in talking to clients and friends about what makes us tick in the lovemaking department.
  • Amelie Peyton Cash
    Published 3 years ago
    Why Do We Find It So Difficult to Talk About the Important Things in Life?

    Why Do We Find It So Difficult to Talk About the Important Things in Life?

    After being contacted this morning by a fellow Twitter warrior; I felt it necessary to write this piece. He like myself has a "cause", his being that person who brings awareness to Herpes and the fact that it is so widespread and somewhat common these days, but no one wants to talk about it. Of course, he was feeling discouraged and perhaps knew intuitively that I might be someone he could share his angst with. He was right.
  • C.A. Reynolds
    Published 3 years ago
    Casual Civilians

    Casual Civilians

    "I know it's been a hard few days, but hopefully it gets easier from here." Kaylee said, smiling at Love as she helped her lug her luggage into Kaylee's house.
  • Bree Kane
    Published 3 years ago
    Slut Chronicles - Catching Up To The Present

    Slut Chronicles - Catching Up To The Present

    I've never been much for the dating scene. Well, that is to say, I never really dated. Since I was about 15 I've had one long-term boyfriend or another pretty much straight through, with maybe a month of downtime in between each of them. I'm not really one who struggles with commitment, but rather one who struggles to stay uncommitted.
  • J.C. Marie
    Published 3 years ago
    Abstinence Smabsitnence

    Abstinence Smabsitnence

    Abstinence is an incredibly hot topic in the sex ed community, especially in regards to whether if it is or is not a proper teaching method. I went to a high school where we had a health class that focused almost entirely on abstinence education. We wereessentially just told to never have sex. They told us terror stories of abortions as a scare tactic but never talked about the practical uses of condoms. We were taught about sexually transmitted infections but not for the purpose of education but to scare us away from having sexual intercourse.
  • Lizzie Boudoir
    Published 3 years ago
    How Sinful Are You?

    How Sinful Are You?

    Sin just isn't what it used to be. Ever since the I'm-okay-you're-okay mentality settled on us like a mist of molasses a while back, the fun's gone out of it. Practically no one worries about hellfire and damnation anymore.