Monday, 10 November 2014

Sex positive comics

Hello, dreamers!

Today's entry is going to talk about sexual interactions, sexual education, and safety; as seen through two good webcomics.

A certain level of maturity is needed today, and I am going to ask you to please respect that. Make a little self-examination and wonder if you can look at sexual themes with maturity. These comics are technically made for Adults, so I take no responsibility if anyone under the age of 18 reads these. In fact, if you're under 18, or are uncomfortable with sexual content, please skip this entry. Go read Cucumber Quest instead, I promise it's great.

If you are over 18 and feel ok with sexual content, please do keep on reading. Sexual education and sexual relationships are part of life (Unless you're asexual, which is totally cool as well), so it's only natural that some comics would look at sexual themes with a mature, not-for-titilation way.

Without further ado, let me start the talk about:


First, Go Get a Roomie.

A webcomic created by ChloƩ C.

It's a bit difficult to narrow down the comic to a two-sentence description, but I'll try. It doesn't help any that the descriptions of the characters I make will feel like they don't cover enough.

Roomie is a fun-loving, love-loving young lady. If not 100% about her, the comic is about her and her social circle. Roomie herself is openly passionate and tends to crash in with anyone who is willing to let her stay. She is a cheerful soul, a free spirit and maybe a bit of a spark of a nympho in there.

Don't let that innocent look fool you
The comic follows the relationships between a large and varied cast. Not only varied in gender and race, but in sexuality, gender and orientation. From heterosexual, bisexual, pansexual, aromantic, asexual, transgender... I think you'd be hard pressed to find a comic that has a more inclusive cast than this one. Representation of people of all backgrounds is great, and this webcomic certainly helps with that!

I had to include a link to the original. This is the kind of funnies you can expect.
Not to mention that one of the characters is a writer, and we get to see some of her stories as little interludes throughout the run of the comic. They are beautifully illustrated and give an interesting change of pace from the slice-of-life of the rest of the comic.

Interludes are made of love, too.
Presented with sweet humour, great art and some interludes that switch the narrative a little, along with sprinkles of sexual education every now and then concerning sexual identities, this is a webcomic that will make you laugh, smile, learn and tear up a bit in the more emotional moments.

Now, I'll talk about another which isn't quite a webcomic, but is most informative all the same.

Oh Joy, Sex Toy!

This comic, created by Erika Moen and Matthew Nolan, is all about sexual education.

You'll forgive me for dispensing with the images, though.

Oh Joy, Sex Toy ranges a wide variety of topics. From sexual toys to use on your own or with your partner, to sexual education about pregnancy, hygiene, guides on how to please your partner, long distance relationships...

If you've ever been curious about some aspect of sexuality, relationships, or are curious about how some sex toys work and measure against others, this is certainly a great place to go to.

The comics are incredibly friendly, the authors are witty and fun, never demean the audience and while the whole point is to be a bit kinky, the comic never goes beyond playful banter.

I'll admit that thanks to this page I've considered acquiring some of the items they've reviewed, myself.

Just look at their page for sexual education. They are thorough and I have learned a GREAT deal more than I ever did with the sexual education I learned at school (And let me tell you that Mexico has better sex ed than the US, at least the private schools do).

I apologize, again, for not providing more images, but to take out a panel from those comics would be a disservice. You really want to take a look for yourself. Highly educational!

The whole point of this entry of Of Stories and Dreams is to promote sex positive thought, and to stop the thought that sex is some taboo topic. Not talking about this kind of thing only leads to lack of knowledge, and that can only end in tears.

Knowledge can only help expand your world!

I hope you give these two comics a try. And if they're not your cup of tea, that's perfectly valid as well!

Let me know what you think, and have a great week!

Keep on Dreaming!


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