What makes us so uniquely suited to lead the neosexual revolution?Like good New Englanders, most of us prefer to leave our neighbors well enough alone.What happens in the bedroom stays there, and we’ve made sure our laws protect and defend that position.And our progressive attitudes toward sex in particular are no doubt buoyed by the annual influx of more than 250,000 college students on their own missions of self-discovery. Beginning in the 1980s, Boston’s Fenway Health implemented radical public health initiatives to treat the HIV/AIDS community and encourage open discussion of sexual practices, a critical cultural change that helped stem the spread of the disease.We learned a lot: We slip between genders, pick the wrong partners, hold flogging parties in our living rooms, and want our genitals to glow in the dark.We are college students who have sex for money; middle-aged suburbanites who swing on the weekends; and soccer moms who screw their Internet flings while the kids are at practice.
And just last year, we all marched—together—in the Saint Patrick’s Day parade for the first time.
Our enlightened attitudes have paid off big: LGBT individuals now make up nearly 5 percent of the metro area’s population, while the state is home to more than 21,400 transgender adults.
Ever tech-centric, we’ve continued to churn out ways for people to connect and hook up, mostly in the form of digital apps such as the Cambridge-spawned Ok Cupid dating site and the Kendall Square–based Manhunt portal for gay singles.
The class will be 45 minutes with light refreshments afterwards. Weighted bars are used for a portion of the workout to incorporate upper body toning into the class.
The format is designed to challenge your endurance and rid toxins from your system.
Transgender people are your classmates, your coworkers, your neighbors, and your friends. Topic for Summer 2017: Reproductive Rights and Justice.