Archive for ‘women’s sexuality’

August 16, 2013

Here’s to Mindful Sexuality!

by mandy lipka

I don’t know about you, but I’m fed up with stifled sexuality. Particularly, the feminine kind. It’s time we drop the shame and continue to keep conversation open about our emotions, rights, and discoveries. Because really, as Candice Holdorf points out, this is our current reality:

  • Ah, sex. It seems like it’s all around us, huh?

  • However, the truth behind the “sexy” façade is this: sex sells, but sexuality does not

  • We are talking around sex, but never actually experiencing it

  • The erotic has much more than just the act of fucking

Take a moment to read Candice’s post and all of the juicy links in it. At the very least, watch her video at the end.

Here’s to more posts about sexuality!

September 21, 2012

Mindful Bodies: The Penis Files [Video]

by mandy lipka

Often the first connection with mindfulness is that with our bodies. It starts with breathing and then moves to all of our precious parts. As we’ve seen in the media ad nauseam in the last year and beyond, there are precious lady parts being violated in a land that proclaims to be free.

Many of us women with empowered lady parts share our rage and educational information via social networks in hopes of banding together to conquer this inequality for the youngsters who will carry on after us. One of my favorite Vs-in-Crime is comedy writer, feminist and activist, Katie Schwartz. I first fell in love with Katie after reading (and nearly dying of laughter) her incredible heart-warmingly truthful post about entering womanhood, a post which should be wallpapered across every middle school and high school hallway in America.

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January 26, 2012

Prayer of Oneness

by mandy lipka

“Love is how it feels to recognize our essential unity. Awakening to oneness is the experience of Big Love. Knowing you are one with all, you find yourself in love with all.”  –  Timothy Freke

Recently, a friend and I discussed the inconsistencies of a HuffPo article on why women aren’t married over a couple of beers. I respect the woman’s experience, but her wisdom didn’t follow with her three divorces. Instead, she helped perpetuate negative feelings toward single women, calling them shallow, slutty, lying, selfish, not-good-enough bitches (*gasp*). The more my friend read the article aloud, the more we’d cringe. What was she thinking?!

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