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On Queer Street (Blog)
What do you get when you mix sex-positivity, enthusiastic consent, mental health, kink, and sexuality? Simple – you get Quinn Rhodes, the author behind On Queer Street! Quinn is a queer, 20-something, kinky cis woman with depression and anxiety, and her site focuses mainly on (great) erotica, but you can also find toy reviews, feminist rants, discussions about mental health (and how it intersects with her sex life), and more.
Quinn has published a surprising amount – including a whomping total of 65 pieces of erotica – so there’s plenty to read at On Queer Street!
There’s a slew of pieces on relationships and sexuality – three of my favourites being one on loving easily and often (hi, it me), how style can be used as armour and to feel at home, and fantasies of receiving non-sexual touch. Her erotica “When it’s all Cut Away” is hot as heck while also telling a story of kink not working as you want, which I love because shit often goes a little bit wrong, and it was so valuable to me to learn how to appreciate the good despite the not-quite-perfect.
She talks about how her mental illness has made her more resilient and helped her discover her confidence; how her SSRIs make her question if she’s ever orgasmed and how discovering edging helped her better enjoy masturbation and sex; and the complications of enjoying scratching/knife play as someone who has a history of self harm. While my experiences are different from hers, these three pieces were all valuable to me now, or spoke to me at some point in my journey, and I highly recommend them. It’s old news that I love reading work from people who talk about sex and mental health, especially kink and mental health, and On Queer Street is a fantastic resource for that, one I’m really looking forward to seeing more of.
What do you love about On Queer Street‘s work? Let me know in the comments below!
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