Erotic Piercings and Bodymods

Foxy Witch
Foxy Witch by Sheela Ardrian

Erotic Piercings and Bodymods
by Sheela Ardrian

 

“It’s all about the pain — the jewelry and ink are just souvenirs.” This saying has appeared on buttons, t-shirts, and other accessories throughout the bodymod community. They’re onto something, too; traditional cultures have long taught magical and spiritual growth through body modification. Permanent body modifications come with pain, but pain can also lead to altered states of consciousness. Let’s take a look at some of the contemporary options for sexy decorations.

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Your Intuition Is Your Friend

Your Intuition Is Your Friend
Fighting Sexual Abuse in the Pagan Community
by Laurel Stone, artwork by Cynthia Rudzis 

WARNING: This article uses frank language to discuss issues of sexual coercion and assault. If you’re a rape, incest, abuse or sexual assault survivor, reading this article may be triggering for you. Reader discretion is advised.

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hhh, Summer. Flowers, green grass, flickering bonfires, mead. A young Pagan’s fancy turns to recreation. Or is that procreation? In other words: sex. I’m no prude, and I think that what happens between two or more consenting adults is their own business. But note that word, “consent.” Without consent, sex is no longer a Pagan sacrament. It’s assault, pure and simple.

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