P is for pansexual, Paul B. Preciado, pegging, PFLAGpolyamory, protection, and pronouns!

pansexual – “roughly means ‘someone who is attracted to all sexes and genders of people.’” –Pansexuality 101: It’s More Than ‘Just Another Letter’ by Kaylee Jakubowski

Paul B. Preciado “has become one of the leading thinkers in the study of gender and sexuality. A professor of Political History of the Body, Gender Theory, and History of Performance at Paris VIII, he is also the author of Manifiesto contrasexual, which has become a queer theory classic, and Pornotopía: Architecture and Sexuality in Playboy During the Cold War…” –feministpress.org

He’s from Barcelona, Spain and also the author of Testo Junkie: Sex, Drugs, and Biopolitics in the Pharmacopornographic Era, an experimental testosterone-fueled essay-made-scholarly text, which you can read an excerpt from here.

pegging “a gender-flipping sex act in which a [cis] woman has anal sex with a [cis] man via a strap-on dildo.” –Cosmopolitan.com

PFLAG – “Uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality and full societal affirmation of LGBTQ people through its threefold mission of support, education, and advocacy. ” –pflag.org

polyamory – “Polyamory is the nonpossessive, honest, responsible and ethical philosophy and practice of loving multiple people simultaneously. Polyamory emphasizes consciously choosing how many partners one wishes to be involved with rather than accepting social norms which dictate loving only one person at a time…” –polyamorysociety.org

protection – “Hooray for barriers! Not the crummy kind that keep us from things we want, the kind that can protect us from pathogens that can be passed from one person to another, resulting in in illness and infection. Safer sex barriers do a great job reducing our STI risks, so we’ve got the best chance of enjoying the good things sex can offer without big risks of transmitting (giving) or acquiring (getting) infections in the process.” –All Barriers All the Time: Condoms, Dams, Gloves

Here are some cute illustrations by Isabella Rotman  from the above article:

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pronouns –  “A ‘personal gender pronoun’ (or PGP) is the pronoun that a person uses for themself.

For example: If Xena’s personal pronouns are she, her, and hers, you could say “Xena ate her food because she was hungry.”” -umkc.edu

Never fear / ask people’s pronouns!