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December 31st, 2014


The Year in Sex: Good Vibrations' 2014 Year in Review

Sexual Health & Politics News Roundup

Good Vibrations and Staff Sexologist Carol Queen Look Back on an Action-Packed Year for Sex

SAN FRANCISCO, December 31st, 2014: While every year's press includes plenty of stories of interest to people who want to understand where society is going, sexually speaking, 2014 brought us many big-picture sex stories and scandals, and much noteworthy news. Good Vibrations Staff Sexologist Carol Queen, PhD curates top-of-the-news items and especially interesting tidbits for her Sexy Sex, Newsy News column on the Good Vibes Magazine (goodvibesblog.com); she has posted a year-end roundup of the most notable stories from 2014.

"It's been a truly action-packed year for sex, sexuality, and gender in the news. Not all the news has been good--but some has been downright game-changing," Queen notes, citing especially marriage equality, trans visibility, reproductive rights, HIV/AIDS, online harassment, global gay rights, and consent culture vs. rape culture as stories which gripped us and have far-reaching implications. Read her insights here http://goodvibesblog.com/sexy-sex-newsy-news-year-end-roundup-2014/ and learn whose obituary she views as the most significant of the year for people interested in sexuality-related issues.

As Executive Vice President Jackie Rednour-Bruckman notes, Good Vibrations itself made plenty of news in 2014. The company co-sponsored two of the most significant sexuality conferences around, CatalystCon and the Feminist Porn Conference; partnered with Consent Matters and the Center for Sex & Culture to promote the Summer of Consent Project (http://goodvibesblog.com/consent-discontents-introducing-summer-consent/); engaged educator and fat activist Virgie Tovar and its customer base to create Abundance, a #SexyAtEverySize celebration of body-positivity; and promoted new and newsworthy app-controlled vibrator the blueMotion from OhMiBod. President, Joel Kaminsky keynoted the industry convention Xbiz and received its Progressive Leadership Award, while Dr. Carol Queen's short essay "What Sex-Positivity Is -- And Is Not" made the rounds of the Internet. (Read it here if you missed it the first time around: http://goodvibesblog.com/sex-positivity/ .)

Good Vibrations opened its eighth store, on Kearny Street in downtown San Francisco while celebrating notable anniversaries of the 7 other locations.

See past and forthcoming good Vibrations press releases here: http://www.goodvibes.com/content.jhtml?id=Good-Vibes-PR


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