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Ancient moon priestesses were called virgins. ‘Virgin’ meant not married, not belonging to a man - a woman who was ‘one-in-herself’. The very word derives from a Latin root meaning strength, force, skill; and was later applied to men: virle. Ishtar, Diana, Astarte, Isis were all all called virgin, which did not refer to sexual chastity, but sexual independence. And all great culture heroes of the past, mythic or historic, were said to be born of virgin mothers: Marduk, Gilgamesh, Buddha, Osiris, Dionysus, Genghis Khan, Jesus - they were all affirmed as sons of the Great Mother, of the Original One, their worldly power deriving from her. When the Hebrews used the word, and in the original Aramaic, it meant ‘maiden’ or ‘young woman’, with no connotations to sexual chastity. But later Christian translators could not conceive of the ‘Virgin Mary’ as a woman of independent sexuality, needless to say; they distorted the meaning into sexually pure, chaste, never touched.

Monica Sjoo, The Great Cosmic Mother: Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth  (via thewaking)

Literally the most important thing you will read today.

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Anonymous asked:

Can you have sex with someone with out catching emotional feelings?

Of course it’s possible, but it totally depends on the person and the situation. Sometimes we think it will be a big deal and it’s not– even the first time. Sometimes we think it’s casual but then get surprised by how emotional we feel. (You can also have emotional feelings from just kissing someone, or even just having a crush, so it’s not just about sex. We’re complicated creatures) 

Anonymous asked:

I have this guy friend and we talk really sexual to each other and he knows I'm a virgin and he's been with 5 girls before. I wouldn't mind loosing it to him but I'm scared that he might never talk to me again after we have sex. Any advice?

Some people have casual sex, even for their first time, and don’t care if it doesn’t lead to anything. Others really care a lot that the relationship continues after the sex. It sounds like you’re from the second group. If you’re getting signals that all this guy friend wants to do is have sex with you once, it’s probably not going to end with you feeling really good about it. Ask yourself this: Can you have sex with him and then go back to being just friends, being his booty call, or not ever talking again. If that’s going to make you unhappy, and our feeling is that it might, wait until you meet someone you know will want to create a real relationship with you, and not just a one-night stand. This friend may be fun for flirting, but you deserve something more real. Let us know how things go.

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american girl library empowering girls by teaching them what consent is and how manipulation is never ok

themightyglamazon:

stlop:

emlestrange:

mazesprinter:

copyright 2001, american girl library empowering girls by teaching them what consent is and how manipulation is never ok

American Girl was the best shit. I’ve seen people get grossed out by the illustrations in their puberty books, but lord, how else was I supposed to properly learn? American Girl gave zero cares about conservative family feelings. They were like “girls need to know this and we’re going to market it in such a way that you buy it”

they even talk about different sexualities in their puberty book and talking about how its ok to feel feelings towards anyone and they talk about how having urges to masturbate and even acting on it is ok. important american girl facts

American Girl was the fucking bomb, man, I ate that magazine up for like five years.

american girl library empowering girls by teaching them what consent is and how manipulation is never ok

themightyglamazon:

stlop:

emlestrange:

mazesprinter:

copyright 2001, american girl library empowering girls by teaching them what consent is and how manipulation is never ok

American Girl was the best shit.
I’ve seen people get grossed out by the illustrations in their puberty books, but lord, how else was I supposed to properly learn? American Girl gave zero cares about conservative family feelings. They were like “girls need to know this and we’re going to market it in such a way that you buy it”

they even talk about different sexualities in their puberty book and talking about how its ok to feel feelings towards anyone and they talk about how having urges to masturbate and even acting on it is ok. important american girl facts

American Girl was the fucking bomb, man, I ate that magazine up for like five years.