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The real meaning behind ‘When in Rome, do as the Romans do’

Reading Time: 5 minutes A few years ago, I watched a documentary about a remote Amazonian tribe whose sexual practices were far different from our own in contemporary, mainstream America. A young indigenous woman on camera described a previously normal practice of her tribe to thoroughly enjoy each other with unrepressed enthusiasm at once-a-week communal sex orgies. But that […]

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The Biden administration explores psychedelics

Reading Time: < 1 minute Following the introduction of a bipartisan bill by Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Rand Paul (R-KY) to allow terminally-ill patients to access MDMA and psilocybin mushrooms, the Biden administration appears to have taken a step forward towards normalizing the use of psychedelics for limited therapeutic use. According to The Intercept, “The administration is ‘exploring the […]

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Getting to know and love your vaginal fluids

Reading Time: 4 minutes If you’ve ever gone inside a large supermarket or pharmacy in the U.S., no doubt you’ve seen products labeled “feminine hygiene.” But have you stopped to ask what is supposedly unhygienic about women’s reproductive parts? It turns out, there are a lot of misunderstandings about vaginas and vulvas. Even the terms can be confusing: vagina […]

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Unpacking the nuances of legalizing hemp-derived CBD

Reading Time: 3 minutes OnlySky · Unpacking the nuances of legalizing hemp-derived CBD The passage of the 2018 Farm Bill included measures to legalize hemp in the United States. In theory, this law permitted hemp-derived CBD products to be transported across state lines and sold online. As per this bill, the laws to legalize hemp pertain to those plants that contain […]

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Tales from the strip club: Trouble

Reading Time: 6 minutes Despite her name, Trouble didn’t cause much trouble. She kept to herself most of the time, a self-described worker bee in the strip club. She was there to work and make money and didn’t let herself get caught up in the backstage social aspects of the club. When I sat down to talk to her […]

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Celebrating the sex-positive power of the pussy

Reading Time: 3 minutes OnlySky · Celebrating the sex-positive power of the pussy with Eleanor O’Brien | Becky Garrison While the current “talk” about female sexuality may come off as sounding “sex-positive,” corporate media remains stuck in the era of Mad Men. Taboo topics remain taboo with sites such as OnlySky getting demonetized by their ad server for penning […]

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My experience with psilocybin mushrooms

Reading Time: 6 minutes OnlySky · My experience with psilocybin mushrooms On July 12th, Netflix dropped the documentary series How to Change Your Mind based on Michael Pollan’s bestselling book of the same name. Shelby Hartman, co-founder of DoubleBlind Magazine, a publication dedicated to psychedelics, reflected on the significance of Pollan’s work.  Major outlets like the New York Times […]

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Tales from the strip club: Brooklyn

Reading Time: 6 minutes Brooklyn is a close friend of mine. She was an important ally in my younger years. I’m not sure I’d have made it out of stripping without her. Brooklyn saved me from at least one broken nose and countless other bad situations in the strip club. I very likely owe her my life. Or at […]