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Aaron. 23. Live in LA. Down to have some fucking adventures. All about the simple things. Queer. Purpose: to enjoy life, challenge myself and grow, help people, appreciate all beauty, and interact with diverse interesting people. I enjoy things that surprise and inspire me and that are secretly beautiful. If you want to know anything else or just want to chat hit me up ☺

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    Make this summer different.
    Make it yours.

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    Flora Borsi, Coffee Universe

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What is Sexual Coercion?
If someone makes you feel obligated or forced to do something you don’t want to, you may be experiencing coercion. By definition, sexual coercion is “the act of using pressure, alcohol or drugs, or force to have sexual contact with someone against his or her will” and includes “persistent attempts to have sexual contact with someone who has already refused.”
Think of sexual coercion as a spectrum or a range. It can vary from someone verbally egging you on to someone actually forcing you to have contact with them. It can be verbal and emotional, in the form of statements that make you feel pressure, guilt or shame. You can also be made to feel forced through more subtle actions. For example, your partner might:
Make you feel like you owe them — for example, because you’re in a relationship, because you’ve had sex before, because they spent money on you or bought you a gift, because you go home with them
Give you compliments that sound extreme or insincere as an attempt to get you to agree to something
Badger you, yell at you, or hold you down
Give you drugs and alcohol to loosen up your inhibitions
Play on the fact that you’re in a relationship, saying things such as: “Sex is the way to prove your love for me” or “If I don’t get sex from you I’ll get it somewhere else”
React negatively (with sadness, anger or resentment) if you say no or don’t immediately agree to something
Continue to pressure you after you say no
Make you feel threatened or afraid of what might happen if you say no
Try to normalize their sexual expectations — for example, “I need it, I’m a guy.”
In a relationship where sexual coercion is occurring, there is a lack of consent, and the coercive partner doesn’t respect the boundaries or wishes of the other.

    loveisrespect:

    What is Sexual Coercion?

    If someone makes you feel obligated or forced to do something you don’t want to, you may be experiencing coercion. By definition, sexual coercion is “the act of using pressure, alcohol or drugs, or force to have sexual contact with someone against his or her will” and includes “persistent attempts to have sexual contact with someone who has already refused.”

    Think of sexual coercion as a spectrum or a range. It can vary from someone verbally egging you on to someone actually forcing you to have contact with them. It can be verbal and emotional, in the form of statements that make you feel pressure, guilt or shame. You can also be made to feel forced through more subtle actions. For example, your partner might:

    • Make you feel like you owe them — for example, because you’re in a relationship, because you’ve had sex before, because they spent money on you or bought you a gift, because you go home with them
    • Give you compliments that sound extreme or insincere as an attempt to get you to agree to something
    • Badger you, yell at you, or hold you down
    • Give you drugs and alcohol to loosen up your inhibitions
    • Play on the fact that you’re in a relationship, saying things such as: “Sex is the way to prove your love for me” or “If I don’t get sex from you I’ll get it somewhere else”
    • React negatively (with sadness, anger or resentment) if you say no or don’t immediately agree to something
    • Continue to pressure you after you say no
    • Make you feel threatened or afraid of what might happen if you say no
    • Try to normalize their sexual expectations — for example, “I need it, I’m a guy.”

    In a relationship where sexual coercion is occurring, there is a lack of consent, and the coercive partner doesn’t respect the boundaries or wishes of the other.

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    Artist on tumblr - Julie Sarloutte is a French artist, graduate from the National School of Fine Arts in Paris, France. She focuses on embroidery, but she isn’t making clothes; using string, Sarloutte creates pieces so detailed that they appear to be composed of paint strokes instead of individual stitches. Sarloutte draws inspiration from technology and the media, as her work focuses on what the world news is covering. Omnipresent tragedies such as war, hostages, natural disasters and repression are most often the subjects of her embroideries. She also works with painting and mosaic, every method leading to what she believes is an unexpected contrast between the subject she is portraying and the material it is being made from via

    Posted to Cross Connect by Margaret

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    T H E   O U T S   //   Jack & Scruffy

    "Hey… I like you."
    "You’re sweet. But I think we shouldn’t… we probably shouldn’t hang out anymore."
    "Bullshit. Go order us some coffee and think about what you’ve done."

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  21. how do you envision your life? you have all the choices, what are you choosing?

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  23. My visit to get screened for cancer:

    • Nurse: "Sorry your boyfriend couldn't wait for you in the waiting room, it makes women feel uncomfortable."
    • Me: "He wasn't my boyfriend and I don't see how it would make them uncomfortable, but that's my opinion. He was here for moral support. I understood, and so does he."
    • Nurse: "So he's your...."
    • Me: "Friend."
    • Nurse: (During the question asking) "How many sexual partners have you had?"
    • Me: "11."
    • Nurse: "How old were you when you first became sexually active?"
    • Me: "....Loaded question but....14, I guess."
    • Nurse: "You're sexually active, then."
    • Me: "Well....I guess...but..."
    • Nurse: "How many times have you been pregnant?"
    • Me: "Uh. 0."
    • Nurse: "O...kayy...-Checks 'condoms' as my preferred use of birth control-"
    • Me: "I don't use condoms. Or take birth control."
    • Nurse: "Then how do you avoid getting pregnant?"
    • Me: "With homosexuality."
    • Nurse:
    • Me:
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    • Me: "I fuck girls."
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