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  •  heh... (8+ / 0-)

    I have "The Ethical Slut" on a prominent spot on my bookshelf.  I've come to the reluctant conclusion that I'm a little too inclined to attachment to pull off poly, and my love of social complexity doesn't go quite that far...but I have great respect for it and learned a lot by trying.

    It's the most terrifying sort of transgression to some folks...whereas I can say I'm queer and people are like, OK, but you're wearing clothes and you might be celibate, saying "I'm a slut" puts folks in the immediate position of thinking about people actually having sex.  Humans with bodies doing human stuff.  In this sense I think it's more revolutionary -- but in practice sex positive communities tend to become (like all communities) somewhat self-serving.  Less so than your average church I suspect...

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