Performance as Ritual / Ritual as Performance

I think about you reading this now. I wonder who you are.What influences the way you feel and see the world? What do you and your generation need in these extraordinary times? I imagine you might like my friends. over the past decade every six weeks we gather to enact spontaneous mostly outdoor rituals. Our…

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Navigating the Risks and Rewards of Group Sex

Queer and Questioning Men as Pleasure-Seeking Harm-Reduction Experts Moving forward, particularly in HIV/AIDS prevention, and gay men’s health overall, we must not reduce members of our community to problems that need to be solved and thus rush to establish prevention strategies without any genuine grasp of our desires and sexuality.  -Charles Stephens Group sex events…

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Guest Blog: PrEP HIM for better sex?

Discussions and research about the use of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis as an HIV prevention tool continue to expand our understanding of how it might fit into our toolkit. In this guest blog post (originally published on PositiveLite.com) Robert Birch talks to Jody Jollimore of B.C.’s Health Initiative for Men, whose position on Pre-Exposure prophylaxis remains “cautiously…

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Carnal Stigmata, Knight of Sweats

In the centre a blue, harrowed figure held in the throes of ecstatic pain. His cock cupped in the hand of the man on his right whose ass crack and balls drip with the blood of the stigmata. On his left a flaming faggot with bruised scap- ula, perhaps castrated wings, devouring him. This paint-stroked…

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Australian podcast on Faerie Sex Magick

on Fierce FM !do sex and magic come together?feather or leather? Radical Faeries sex magick workshop is happening in oz right now, and Robert Birch (Robin Hood) was queer-raised by those community activists reconfigured as Radical Faeries, and was recently mid-life-ing as a Ph.D. Candidate in the Social Dimensions of Health Program at the University of Victoria, B.C. with research…

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Foreplay

By Robert Birch, Marcus Greatheart & PanOriginally Published in Annals of Gay Sexuality 2015 What started as a conversation between friends in the hours just before NewYear’s Eve 2014 grew into a hardcore inspiration. Tree friends came together to wrestle with the belief that the expression of gay men’s sexuality has shifted in light of…

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