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The Ethical Slut

We recently got a copy of the new revised and updated edition of The Ethical Slut by Dossie Easton and Janet W. Hardy to review, because...well, we're us. Although we were familiar with the book, none of us had ever actually read the first edition, which obviously was a huge oversight being that we're Evil Sluts and all. So, a big thank you to the awesome people at Eden Fantasys for hooking us up so that we could remedy the situation.

Let's start with the obvious. Of course we're all on board with the idea of reclaiming the word slut and refueling it with new, positive intentions, so there was plenty for us to like right away in the book.

In most of the world, “slut” is a highly offensive term, used to describe a woman whose sexuality is voracious, indiscriminate, and shameful. It’s interesting to note that the analogous word “stud,” used to describe a highly sexual man, is often a term of approval and envy. If you ask about a man’s morals, you will probably hear about his honesty, loyalty, integrity, and high principles. When you ask about a woman’s morals, you are more likely to hear about whom she shares sex with, and under what conditions. We have a problem with this. 

So we are proud to reclaim the word “slut” as a term of approval, even endearment. To us, a slut is a person of any gender who celebrates sexuality according to the radical proposition that sex is nice and pleasure is good for you. Sluts may choose to have solo sex or to get cozy with the Fifth Fleet. They may be heterosexual, homosexual, or bisexual, radical activists or peaceful suburbanites.

Our approach to a sex-positive language is to reclaim the original English words and, by using them as positive descriptors, wash them clean. Hence our adoption of the word “slut.”

ChantelleAustin's picture

Is being a slut a bad thing?

Well after I wrote a post about my mental struggle around participating in a gang bang and what that meant about who I w

ChantelleAustin's picture

Am I a Slut If I Particpate In a Gang-Bang?

I recently participated in a gang bang and I have to admit to having a minor mental struggle with doing it. Would it make me a “slut” by doing it? What did it mean about me?

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Sacred Whores

Divine Feminine Dancing To The Rhythm

In my initial article here at SexGenderBody, I briefly touched on the topic of how it might be beneficial for the word "slut" or "whore" to be reframed. Today, I'd like to explore the topic of sluthood as a desirable state to arrive at and also delve into the notion that sex itself is a sacred act to be relished and celebrated.

Once upon a time before organized religion (i.e. the patriarchy) was constructed and inflicted upon the masses, sex was a way to express and convey worship to the divine forces. Sex was viewed as a vehicle toward a process of transformation and as a way to embrace the sacred.  The sacred was defined as that which unified the body, mind and soul, rather than an entity existing *outside* of one's human experience.  Therefore, sex acts were a sacred way to connect Self to the divine, and often this form of divinity was embodied in nature, the earth and the Goddess. 

Qualls-Corbett writes in The Sacred Prostitute:

"Desire and sexual response experienced as a regenerative power were recognized as a gift or a blessing from the divine.  Man's and woman's sexual nature and their religious attitude were inseparable....they offered the sex act to the goddess revered for love and passion..."

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