Sex on Sunday: Non-monogamy explained, if men could menstruate and a schoolteacher who sold sex

Another chart on the many ways to not be monogamous. I specially like that the maker, Franklin Veaux, gives us the words people actually say to explain what they do, rather than relying on labels.

If men could menstruate, by Gloria Steinem

What would happen, for instance, if suddenly, magically, men could menstruate and women could not? The answer is clear – menstruation would become an enviable, boast-worthy, masculine event: Men would brag about how long and how much. Boys would mark the onset of menses, that longed-for proof of manhood, with religious ritual and stag parties. Congress would fund a National Institute of Dysmenorrhea to help stamp out monthly discomforts.

Sex Worker Teacher and Tenure, at

Discussion about Melissa Petro, a public school teacher who used to sell sex. As we just saw in the judge’s opinion in Ontario, manifesting indignation in a strident tone of voice is a common weapon of anti-prostitution advocates.

-Laura Agustín, the Naked Anthropologist

6 thoughts on “Sex on Sunday: Non-monogamy explained, if men could menstruate and a schoolteacher who sold sex

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  3. Dave

    Wow, I hadn’t seen that clip before now.

    Mr. Aidala complains she’s openly announced she committed crimes and that she’s a criminal that didn’t get caught. How can we have someone like that in such a sensitive position?

    Apparently Mr Aidala isn’t aware that the last three American Presidents did exactly the same thing when they smoked pot and later admitted to it as they were running for office.

    If you think prostitution is immoral, then everything prostitutes do is going to be wrong. The real immorality is denying to women the option to earn a living with their own bodies just like every other working profession on the planet, the only difference being they have the nerve to use a part of their bodies that society has collectively declared to be a sacred national treasure and therefore not really owned by the people it’s attached to.

  4. Dave

    Today is my anniversary. I’ve been monogamous for 37 years. No shit.

    I just happen to also be a little shitfaced (a very rare event indeed).

    I don’t really know shit about prostitutes. I don’t know if they are, on average, completely repulsed by the services they deliver or by the men they service. I have no clue what percentage of them feel they have no other option. For women, is sex with a stranger really that utterly disgusting that it can be equated with rape? I don’t know the answer to these things and I never will. Right now, I have to close one eye just to read this.

    I know only this: If a person has any freedom at all, they must have sovereignty over their own body. That freedom does not exist in the “land of the free”.

    Nothing, and I mean NOTHING, exemplifies that fact more than laws against prostitution.

    You will never meet someone less informed about prostitution

  5. Dave

    The problem with being shitfaced is you might publish a message half done. I could go on and on, but I’ll spare you. 🙂 Have a nice night.

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