FREE RESOURCES

This page contains an evolving list of links to other sites, books & professionals that you may find useful - click on the red text to go to the link listed. There are a wide variety of books, organisations, groups, individuals & businesses listed that Beth feels confident & comfortable recommending to you, based upon current information. If you feel something is incorrectly listed, should not be listed or should be added please email info@bethwallace.org



Beth has curated some short lists, broken into a few different sections, that the general public may find interesting, click on the red link above to go to the reading lists page.


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As this field of work is very new in Ireland, & indeed new to most of the world, Beth is often asked to recommend practitioners for one-to-one sessions, workshops & trainings - click here for some information on the types of services available & some points to consider when choosing a practitioner or workshop. 




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Please note the following is listed alphabetically

Academic Sexuality Papers from Taylor & Francis
Routledge is the world's leading academic publisher in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The link above contains many free PDF documents on subjects as diverse as pornography, sexting, female sexual expression and much more.


Amy Jo Goddard's BDSM & Kinky Resource Guide


Beth's YouTube Channel

The channel has a wide variety of playlists on subjects such as tantra, consent, relationships, consensual non-monogamy, BDSM & much more. The channel is updated on a weekly basis.


Betty Dodson & Carlin Ross
Betty Dodson and Carlin Ross are two intergenerational, sex-positive feminists whose dialogue on sexuality and feminism entertains and educates while delving into the Politics of Women’s Sexuality. Based in the USA.


Bish
Sex, Relationships & You. (for 14 year olds & upwards) UK based.



Brook Advisory
Free & confidential information for the under 25s, UK based.


Catholics for Choice
Catholics for Choice (CFC) was founded in 1973 to serve as a voice for Catholics who believe that the Catholic tradition supports a woman’s moral and legal right to follow her conscience in matters of sexuality and reproductive health. Based in the USA but working internationally.



GOSHH - Gender. Orientation. Sexual Health. HIV.
GOSHH is a charity which provides a safe, confidential, welcoming environment for everyone we work with. Our office is based in Limerick City and we work throughout the Counties of Limerick, Clare, and North Tipperary. We focus on the promotion of equality and wellbeing of all with a positive and respectful approach to sexual orientation and gender diversity.



HSE National Counselling Service
The HSE National Counselling Service (NCS) is a professional, confidential counselling and psychotherapy service available free of charge in all regions of the country.



The Good Men Project
We are a community of 21st Century thought leaders around the issue of men’s roles in modern life. We explore the world of men and manhood in a way that no media company ever has, tackling the issues and questions that are most relevant to men’s lives. We write about fatherhood, family, sex, ethics, war, gender, politics, sports, pornography, and aging - based in the USA but working internationally.


The Naked Anthropologist
Dr Laura Agustin on Migration, Trafficking & the (sex worker) Rescue Industry - working internationally.


ThinkContraception.ie
Think Contraception is an initiative funded by the Irish government providing information on sexually transmitted infections, contraception, fertility & pregnancy.


Dublin Rape Crisis Centre
Preventing and healing the trauma of rape and sexual abuse.


Erotica Readers & Writers Association
An international community of men and women interested in the provocative world of erotica and sensual pleasures.


International Union of Sex Workers
For our human, civil and labour rights. For our inclusion and decriminalisation. For freedom to choose, respect for those choices
and the absolute right to say no. For the full protection of the law. For everyone in the sex industry.

Irish Family Planning Association
The Irish Family Planning Association (IFPA) is Ireland's leading sexual health charity. The organisation provides sexual health, family planning, pregnancy counselling and training services.


LOOK - Loving Our Out Kids
An Irish voluntary organisation supporting parents who have lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender children.

MyOptions
is a website from the Irish Department of Health, it provides information for women experiencing unplanned pregnancy - visit the website for information on all options available, including abortion.   
One in Four
Sexual abuse - from surviving to living.


Our Bodies Ourselves - women's health & sexuality
Women's Health Resource Centre.


Outhouse
Dublin's LGBT Community Centre.



Sense About Sex
A website for quality information and education about sexual practices, sexuality, and sexualisation.


Sexual Wellbeing
is a sexual health & crisis pregnancy information website run by the Irish Health Services Executive, an Irish governmental organisation. There is are four main sections; one on sexual health, one on crisis pregnancy, one for parents & one for professionals, including information on training in the field. A specific unplanned pregnancy service, including information on how to access an abortion in Ireland, is available by clicking here

Scarleteen
Sex ed. for the real world; inclusive, comprehensive & smart sexuality information & help for teens & 20s - based in the USA.


SpunOut.ie
SpunOut.ie provides young people between the ages of 16 and 25 with the information and skills to deal with the difficult things life throws at us and lends a megaphone for our voices to be heard to change our own lives and the world - based in Ireland.


The Guild of Erotic Artists
Promoting the sensual art of erotica for the modern age. 


Unplanned Pregnancy
is an Irish website outlining information on how to access abortion services in Ireland.


Webwise
Webwise is an Internet safety awareness initiative of the PDST (Professional Development Service for Teachers) Technology in Education,comprising a range of information, advice, and tools for teachers, parents and students. It seeks to address key issues arising from research conducted by the PDST in Ireland relating to children’s use of the Internet and mobile phones.

The Irish Safer Internet Centre is a consortium of organisations from Education, Child Welfare, Government and Industry. In a nutshell the partners provide: Internet Safety Awareness functions, Helpline functions (support and counselling for both children and parents) and Hotline Service where the public can anonymously report suspected online illegal content in a secure and confidential way.


Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance
Affirming sexual freedom as a fundamental human right - based in the USA.


Youth Health Service
Located in Cork city, the YHS provides services to young people aged under 21, YHS also provides support to partners/ family members affected by crisis pregnancy. 



::: Visual Erotica & Pornography :::
Content note - 18 years and older only!

Many people ask for recommendations for feminist, ethical or other pornography that is not exploitative nor promoting a biased or non-inclusive perspective, visual erotica that is from the female rather than solely the male gaze. It's important to remember that not all porn is created equal, what shows up in the first pages of an online search is not all there is, also, many people desire to both watch and make pornography, and, while pornography use may be problematic, it isn't always - here's who I currently recommend.......


Bright Desire - Bright Desire is a celebration of sex. It’s a deliberate attempt to show all the good stuff that we love about sex – intimacy, laughter, connection and real pleasure. It’s also about enhancing and exploring fantasy – because our brains are just as important to our sex lives as our genitals. I want to make “thinking porn” – erotic material that engages your mind as well as your heart and your libido. I also want to create “grateful porn”, sexy videos that inspire joy and happiness.


CrashPad Series - Based on the Award-Winning feminist queer porn film The Crash Pad, CrashPadSeries.com is home to authentic queer sexuality.

Dreams of Spanking
Dreams of Spanking offers high-quality, beautiful spanking films, photo galleries and audio stories which please the senses and excite the imagination. Here you'll find scenes including hard spanking, traditional English punishment, severe caning, historical storylines, edgy fantasies, romance, drama, adventure and heartfelt dominance and submission.


Erika Lust - Erika Lust never imagined that she would end becoming a writer, producer and director of erotic films. She realized that female voices were practically inexistent within the porn industry, it seemed a genre and a business made by men for men, and she decided that a change was necessary.

Female Porn Directors - is a comprehensive online directory of women film makers who create porn. The erotic films they make span genres, kinks and fantasies. Importantly, they all bring their own female perspective to the work they make and they all share a desire to make good porn.

Foxhouse Films - Foxhouse produces hardcore sex and BDSM content. There is a strong emphasis on FemDom, fetish, and queer sex. We present a variety of sexual orientations, gender identities and erotic scenarios, unveiling each interaction with authenticity. Foxhouse is a female owned company that takes a feminist approach to capturing hot sex and real desires by showcasing scenes which are collaboratively created by our polysexual and multigendered performers. We aim to exhibit innovative and provocative content that is not commonly seen elsewhere.

* Fuck for Forest
We'll show you the beauty of life while the world is on fire

* Gala VantingI call myself an ‘erotic imaginist’, because I’m my own boss and get to choose my title, but also because the work I do in sexuality is hard to describe with a single, already-existing term.

* I Feel Myself
Welcome to our corner of the web, where we’ve been busy making real, natural, and ethical representations of female self-pleasure. IFM is designed to appeal to anyone interested in an intense study of the female orgasm. 


I Shot Myself
Project_ISM is a public forum for self expression through nude portraiture. By removing the photographer and studio from the process, contributors are able to create their own experience and explore the medium in their own time and space. This freedom results in images that are much more intimate, expressive, and candid than any photographer could create at arm's length. Not every portrait is genius but each image is unique and personal, revealing far more than the body of a woman; it is the diversity of imagination that makes each image truly original. 


* Make Love Not Porn
''MakeLoveNotPorn is a Cindy Gallop production. I date younger men, usually in their 20s, and came up with the idea for MakeLoveNotPorn based on direct personal experience. I launched MakeLoveNotPorn at TED 2009


PinkLabel.TV - High quality, fair trade adult cinema. The great quality producers at Pink and White Productions now bring you the best in the next generation of independent porn.

Postop-Postporno - Grupo de artivistas que investigan sobre gĂ©nero y post-pornografĂ­a.



* Sensate Films produce premium-quality erotic media for web, screen, and print. Our work values process over product, aesthetic reverence for diverse forms of human intimacy, and hybridized modes of storytelling – blending fantasy with documentary, the self-conscious with the un-conscious, and the many shapes of the ‘real’.


* Veg Porn
By vegans for vegans. ''Titillating tofu eaters''


* Zahra Zsuzsanna Stardust
is an Australian artist and scholar who writes and practices in explorations of the body, pleasure and labour. Using her body as a canvas, her work examines sexuality, gender and regulation. Her award-winning films and shows have been screened, exhibited, workshopped and performed across several continents, and her writing appears in academic books and journals.

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Last updated: 06/01/19