Thursday, March 31, 2016
I really thought it was interesting when Beau (not sure if I spelled that correctly) mentioned that she is taking Spanish. Every adjective in that language is either masculine or feminine, so to not recognize as either (just as a person) is a very interesting aspect. I have never thought about how that would be done in other languages. In the US and in the English language, you can use gender neutral pronouns and words, but that is not the case for all languages.
I wonder what other languages are like that and how the treat that in their cultures.
This leads me to think about TX State's Spanish department. Since TX State is LBGT friendly, why don't they include those types of things in introductory courses (like Spanish 101)? I don't understand adding the X at the end of the word. Is it because not many professors or Spanish speakers use it? Is that something that should be changed?
i have yet to read the Story of Baby X, but i look forward to reading it this weekend.
Side note, it's almost 3:00 on Thursday afternoon and I am so ready for the weekend so I can just relax. Four more-ish weeks of school! If you're stressed, don't fret. Everything will be okay. Everything will get done. Go have a drink and do something nice for yourself for once.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
It also made me more comfortable to know that Filipa (i'm soooo sorry if i spelt your name wrong!) was asexual because as someone who kind of identifies as one, it was really nice to know that someone else feels that way. The way he described how he says, "wow you'd be a person I would really want to date/kiss" instead of saying what some people say like, "man I wanna have sex with that person" is kind of how I feel. I know we didn't get an asexual person in our previous panel, so it was really neat to see someone who was both asexual and transgender.
Beau and DJ were both really cool individuals, even though I am cis gender, I can sort of understand their feeling about clothing. I really feel like clothing shouldn't be gendered as much, and it should really be up to what is most comfortable to you. I really want to see the dresses that DJ said they were going to wear/buy next month!
Overall I think all of them were really interesting and entertaining individuals, some of their responses were really funny and that kept me really engaged into what they were talking about.
I also thought this week was very interesting because I did not know many between gender identity/nonconforming/etc. Although I am still a little blurred on the terms sometimes, I do enjoy learning this topic and I am looking forward to learning more!
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Monday, March 28, 2016
Sunday, March 27, 2016
Saturday, March 26, 2016
Anyway, I really liked this week's lecture, I honestly wasn't surprised by some of the percentages and stats for all the different sexually transmitted diseases. It's just another friendly reminder to always take precautions in terms of sexual partners. You really never know, and it doesn't help that in majority of cases there are no symptoms...
I'm kinda nervous to turn in this sexual autobiography. I'm not worried necessarily about the content, because I don't mind sharing that, but guess I think it's strange because I've never actually written anything down like that and it's just weird to read it. It's always just been thoughts, or kinda verbalized but and for me to actually read it on paper is...i don't know, strange haha.
It's not a bad thing, though; I think it's a good opportunity to try writing about something and actually analyze that part of ourselves that we may of otherwise ignored.
When I went to my first college party as a freshman I heard everyone talking about "bobcat bumps" and I had no idea what that was. Then someone explained to me that it was an STD that only Texas State students can get. Being young and naive, I believed her. Now I'm a senior and college and have yet to engage in any sexual activity at Texas State lol I appreciate professor Stone for clearing up that rumor.
this class has been a great eye opener. there is so many STIs that i didnt know about and so many different things about different STIs that i didnt know about.
Friday, March 25, 2016
The class discussion this week was extremely educational on how others view the topic. I liked to learn other people view on arousal and also a male perspective on the topic. I also liked the discussion that we talked about in class about desire and how it can differ from sexes. My significant other and I discussed it the other night. It was very interesting to see their thoughts on the matter. All in all I thought it was a very good class this week and I am looking forward to reading the chapter and what information I can learn from it.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Really enjoyed the activity on wednesday. I felt like it made the class a lot closers and also opened up a lot of individuals who don't talk daily. I'm very excited to the panel on Monday. I was writing my Sexual autobiography and found it hard to remember my past Sexual experiences. Knowing that I couldn't remember was hard in the beginning but I knew that I couldn't be the only one feeling that way. All in all I learned a lot this week and can't wait to see what the semester has in store. Also can I say that talking about past Sexual experiences really makes my boyfriend uncomfortable and it bothers me...
On the other hand however, I was also very surprised with how many people opened up about their own health issues, and their experiences with the student health center. I was so relieved to hear that everyone had issues with them, because I'm here to tell you about some of my own.
I have PCOS and a very bad hormone imbalance. Sometimes I get infections and since I've been in college I no longer have the luxury of visiting my home doctor. Therefore, being cheap and convenient I made my way to the student health center.
My first visit wasn't very fun. I had a new doctor learn the in's and out's of my vagina, I had her poking around in uncomfortable places, and try to convince me that I needed an HPV test because you never know what you could have, even though it was around $40 and I knew I was clean. Whatever. I got the medication I needed after long conversations and lectures about how my boyfriend probably wasn't being honest and sleeping around with other people and I probably was going to get like, so many STD's bc I was a dumb freshman.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
here is the rundown:
So my boyfriend and I went to Walgreens and stood in front the condom section debating which would be best for blowing it up over my head... lubricated? non lubricated? ribbed or not? We ended up deciding on a variety pack of flavored lubricated condoms. My boyfriend thought having a nice scent would make this experience more pleasurable.
We get home and the first (strawberry flavored) condom busts over my head.
Attempt 2- the pineapple one--- BUST
third time is the charm, right? Well, in this case it wasn't. we busted the green apple one too
At this point we are DETERMINED.. it turned into a whole house affair... my boyfriend's roommates came into the living room with their condom stashes trying to help to receive this extra credit (which i later learn isn't actually extra credit)
We busted a few more over my head before going to the XXX shop to find a better variety
The key for me was using a magnum condom, stretching it over my head and airing it up using a BICYCLE PUMP!
needless to say we were all crying laughing, but also very shock at how strong condoms actually are.
The activities that we did today were very fun, everybody is different in the way they experience orgasm or how they feel about it but yet many of us were similar in the way we felt about sex. When Ms. Stone was reading the note cards aloud many of the words how we discussed were repeated because sex makes everybody feel some sort of way, some people may experience differently because of maybe their partner but a lot of times it will feel the same for everybody. I think it is also different how people express it, somebody may express it as fun but for somebody else that is not fun for them.
Personally I have never really thought about how different individuals view orgasims. I thought how the entire class had to pick three words to describe an orgasim for them as an individual was pretty cool. Basically the class all had the same end game. We all might get to the end game through different ways but we all want the same end game which would be to experience pleasure. :)
Talking about arousal today was kind of fun. No one ever really talks about that out loud, but then again in our culture, we don't really talk about sex. I don't mean to use it as a conversation starter or anything, but who ever really has a talk about arousal???
I think this pretty much sums up my relationship with chocolate...jk... but seriously- chocolate has its upsides:)
It was very interesting to hear what people have heard about arousal. I really like the term "retractable foreskin." It almost sounds like a super power. "RETRACTABLE FORESKIN GO!" I found that pretty funny myself.
Thinking about arousal and chocolate makes me not even want to go into the talk about STIs... that is just not sexy. I think I have heard my cousins talk about the "Bobcat Bumps" before, but I didn't really think about it too much. I almost think that is stupid for people to think that TX State has its own strain called the Bobcat Bumps. Is that really something to be proud of? Especially when it doesn't even exist?
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Also, is anyone else eager to witness professor Stone blow up a condom over her head? I know I am!
Monday, March 21, 2016
Sunday, March 13, 2016
Saturday, March 12, 2016
Kinda bummed that I forgot to do this blog :( I'm been pretty on top of it when it comes to these, but I these week with preparing to go home, writing a 7 page paper, and taking several midterms it's been tough.
BUT I hope everyone has an amazing spring break!!!
I enjoyed the panel this week. I never knew what pansexual meant before the discussion and even after the panel, I was still left with questions about how it differed from being bisexual. I now have a better insight on the difference between the two. I also thought the married couple was absolutely adorable and hilarious lol. Having panels are probably my favorite part about this class! They're so interesting
Friday, March 11, 2016
the panel was also interesting this week. I enjoyed the first panel a little more than this last one. i felt that this panel was super informative, but the panelists were mostly young and it would have been interesting to hear from someone who was a little older and had a little more experience. also a little more diversity would have been interesting too. even still, i really loved having the couple on the panel. i'm a hopeless romantic and i loved hearing their story of how they met and they had a friendship before they even started dating. and they said they had a big mexican gay wedding, but that some important family members did not attend the wedding or partake in the traditional roles of the wedding. I can't even image my mom or dad not being at my wedding for any reason especially by choice.
Have a good spring break everyone!
~ PEACE & BLESSINGS ~ (in my Tracy voice)
P.S. This is Tracy: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gtkU2ch0sRI
This week has been so crazy for me and I'm sure it has for you all as well.
Reflecting back on class this, I am mainly thinking of the exam and the panel. I learned a lot from them and I always enjoy the panels. It's nice to hear things from others perspectives.
Was is just me or what the freshmen girl a little naive? I am heterosexual and don't know the coming out process. What do y'all think?
Happy Spring Break!!
This week was great!! Really enjoyed the panel but would of enjoyed an older range of individuals but I understand that it is hard to find people at a short notice. The married couple were my favorite. They were so cute. Test was okay. Thought it was kinda hard but I felt let presser taking it at home at my own time!! Let's do it more often. Yay (:
The rest of the panel was really young which I liked because I got to know their coming out stories. I love that they are feeling comfortable because it takes a lot of courage to talk to a class of over 60 people about your sexual orientation. So much respect for everybody and I hope for the best :)