Monday, February 8, 2016

The Sexologist: Sex Week and why West Chester is the worst


If you come here regularly, you know that I run my sexology work, my feminist sex shop and education center, as well as my home base for writing sex columns and speaking and lecturing about sexuality, out of a small town called West Chester, PA. Outwardly, West Chester is a rad place- it’s a college town and has a bustling downtown community with lots of trendy bars, restaurants, and nightlife. There’s an active local music scene, film, and the arts. It’s a cool little spot.

But hidden under the surface, West Chester is actually the opposite of cool. If West Chester was a person, he would wear a sweater vest and remind the teacher she didn’t collect the homework. He would say “the google” and wear socks and shoes to the beach, then sit in the shade. West Chester is a square, in the truest sense. As Urban Dictionary defines it “A person who is regarded as dull, rigidly conventional, and out of touch with current trends.” That’s West Chester.

It’s certainly not all people. I mean, I’ve lived in West Chester for 5 years, and I’m not like this.  (That’s my way of saying, if you’re from West Chester and you’re not a part of the following list of grievances, don’t send me cranky emails because this doesn’t apply to you). But it’s enough people that the town has been a thorn in my side, and I have to contend with the squareness much more than I would care to.

Read the rest here >>

More coverage
  • Local campaign makes big statement against street harassment
  • What the hell is a Sexologist, anyway?
  • The Sexologist: Super-sexist Super Bowl ads
    We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
    Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

    Comment policy: comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

    Please note that comments are monitored by staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

    Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

    Read 0 comments
    comments powered by Disqus
    Latest Videos:
    Also on
    letter icon Newsletter