First, we have Fisting and God’s Will (via Fisting Day, in turn via a friend who will remain nameless). I’ve encountered the Sex in Christ website before, and aside from the vague creepiness of its title, it’s pleasantly sex-positive for a Christian website. The page on fisting, in particular, notes that it can be an incredibly spiritual experience and that there’s biblical precedent for it in—where else—the Song of Solomon.
I always find it pleasantly refreshing to encounter people who are both religious and sex-positive. Points to Sex In Christ for that. (A whole bunch of negative points for their text-derived bigoted take on gay relationships, though.)
Second, and more interestingly, we have disappearance by Roger Friedman, an article about the disappearance of female pubic hair over the last decade or so. It’s fairly scholarly in tone, but not at all stuffy. It’s also written from a male point of view, so I’ve no doubt some of you will find things to disagree with (I did); overall, though, I think it’s a great contribution to a discussion that I’ve heard very little of. It also includes this wonderful paragraph, which—quoted on a friend’s Tumblr—is actually what led me to the article:
In Rome a vagina is una fica, a term deriving from the fig, a great thing, a delightful gift, a ribboned fruit. Among young Romans, the expression fica is a way to convey something extraordinarily good, akin to “cool.” They even make it into a superlative—fichissimo, meaning that something is the “cuntest” and very good indeed. Una fica is not only a sexually attractive woman, it is anything worthy of possession or experience. Imagine an American guy saying: “Wow, that is so vagina!” You can’t.
Speaking as an American guy, that is indeed pretty difficult to imagine from my cohort.
Some other awesome articles from Sex in Christ: “Masturbation- God’s Great Gift to Us” and “Bondage in Christ- BDSM in a Christian Marriage.”
Can someone please mock me up some, “from the desk of a sex positive virgin” stationary? Please?