Books & Media

A WORD ABOUT LANGUAGE:

PASSIONAL Boutique & Sexploratorium attempts to use body and identity affirming language and etiquette, These vocabularies and cultural expectations constantly evolve, but we try to keep our efforts body-, identity- and pleasure-positive.

Anatomy is separate from identity- the body a person is born with does not indicate whether a person identifies as male, female or gender neutral. We attempt to use gender affirming language that acknowledges this reality.

Bodies (and minds) are not perfect but accepted. Regardless of physical ability, illness or infection, size, skin pigment or age all bodies deserve to experience as much  fantasy and pleasure as the person who owns the body desires to experience. We attempt to use positive speech and avoid language that is shaming.

Information is valuable. There is much misunderstanding and debate regarding human anatomy and psychology, we attempt to provide relevant information to assist in individual journeys.

Some specific audiences are targeted: In erotica or education, some work is meant for a specific audience, or is created by "family and friends" of a creator and we don't take issue with that. However, we recognize a deficit of work geared toward marginalized communities, specifically lgbtq+, genderfluid, body / ability  variant and communities of color. We actively seek suggestions for media that is centered on and accessible to these communities.

We offer the best information we can find for all of our customers. We recognize that  in production and marketing of information language is often used  that is presumptive or exclusionary , specifically to gender non-conforming people. We offer these resources  in spite of imperfect language because there is valuable information and benefit contained in these books that is not yet available elsewhere. While we encourage the use of inclusive, positive language we are limited by available media on a given topic.

We welcome suggestions for alternative titles we can offer to any titles that are heternormative gender-limited or exclusionary in any way.  Questions? Feedback? Reach out to passionalstaff@gmail.com

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