I have been using tag Sex Positive for quite sometime. In my blogging and networking, it seems to be one of those phrases that unites people and conversation. Those who use #SexPositive are more likely to interact on a level beyond just simply getting off, and that is where I am most comfortably in my niche. People who just demand seeing my boobs or like to DM me for jackoff material never seem to last very long in my circle. And it was after one too many of the latter mentioned that prompted me to change the conversation last week and create my first hashtag, #SexPositiveCommunity.
And here is what happened…
An entire community of bloggers, authors, sex educators and those who are happy to live in a sex positive community liked, retweeted and gave props to all their favorite people in the community. Within 2 days over 15’000 impressions were made. While that may sound like small potatoes in the age of viral videos reaching a million hits time and time again, this was a seed that planted hope in many of our minds. It gave a voice and a forum to incredibly well known personalities and reached all the way to the smallest of us. It showed love, support and encouragement. And one of the coolest things was being introduced to a plethora of new creators.
Being Sex Positive is important. It goes beyond porn and sex. It means education of Safe Sex, of safety in the world of play, of allowing kinks and fetishes to have a place in the community and of course encourage gender equality. Sex is a part of our history, present and future. It is important that we understand and embrace it, rather than fear or control it. It is a way of connecting with other human beings on a level much deeper and incredible than our day to day interactions.
So thank you so much to all the people who participated, and helped to lift another member of the community up! You were heard, and you absolutely made a positive impact on someone’s day!
If you want to join the conversation or be part of the next wave of #SexPositiveCommunity building follow me on Twitter and take a look at some of the amazing contributors listed in this chain.