Viro TFF Recap
Path’s panel on being popular in the fandom
Sunday afternoon panel
Over 40 engaged attendees
Talked and answered questions throughout the 2 hr time slot
Next panels will be at FurSquared, FWA, and Vancoufur
What Teenagers Are Learning From Online Porn
By MAGGIE JONES for The New York Times Magazine
“American adolescents watch much more pornography than their parents know — and it’s shaping their ideas about pleasure, power and intimacy. Can they be taught to see it more critically?”
Porn promotes aggressive / rough sex over gentler and more sensual forms of intimacy
On the positive side, porn may help normalize some young people’s fringe sexual interests, particularly LGBT
Communicate expectations, but remain flexible
The sex you have is always better than the sex you think you will have so long as you are not preoccupied with your own expectations
Dan Savage: Fuck first, then eat
Techniques to enhance active listening and establish an empathetic connection
Parroting statements back to your mate
“I heard you say X, am I understanding you correctly?”
Clarifying, rather than assuming, intent
“Did you mean to hurt me when you said X?”
Assuming good faith in your mate(s) and trusting them when they communicate their needs and wants
Be careful not to invalidate your partner’s feelings, needs, and wants when they communicate with you
Avoid telling your partners what they do and do not need, or telling them to simply “get over” their emotions
Even if you do not agree with your mate’s perspective on a situation, it is possible to tell them that you understand their position and accept that they hold the position that they do
How do I know my own needs and wants?
Communing with nature
Psychedelic spirit quests
Allowing yourself to be bored and uncomfortable
Learning not to run from your feelings, but rather to chase them to their source
I love your podcast, and I was wondering if I could get some advice on something. I have just entered a friend's with benefits relationship with a gay male friend of mine, and the other night we had our first time being intimate with me topping. We both had a good safe time, but during sex I found some "evidence" that he did not douche before hand. I didn't mention it after, and I don't think he noticed it. I'm not upset or mad at all, but it was a bit of a turn off seeing that. How can I bring up that I would prefer him to douche before we have sex without embarrassing him?
Next week’s topic: 100th Episode Special
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