Cupid’s Principles: Mental Health


Cupid's Musings and Gatherings stands on a foundation of four key principles: Sex Positivity, Inclusivity, Education and Mental Health.  In this post we will talk about principle 4: Mental Health. Mental Health is a tough subject to discuss.  In a broad and general sense it is okay to talk about, even to exclaim that it needs to be given more of a priority in our country.  But it is also, at the...

Darwin Day


Darwin Day, celebrated on the birthday of legendary researcher and author, Charles Darwin, who contributed thoroughly to the field of Science, most famously through his theory of evolution, which was heavily discounted during his time, but has since been acknowledged and accepted as a rule of nature. Various characteristics of his research have become misused over time, most strikingly...

International Day of Women and Girls in Science


Continuing the curious mix of serious philanthropic topics of concern and whimsical themed days, today it rotates back to serious with the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.  Though little was found in research on little known facts about women, with regards to the day, the following was obtained from the UNs offical page on the day: Despite being more numerous than men, women...

Cupid’s Principles: Education


Cupid's Musings and Gatherings stands on 4 core principles: Sex Positivity, Inclusivity, Education and Mental Health.  Today we will focus on principle 3: Education. Education is a word that can be off putting to some, even be triggering to others.  Some claim to have put off education even before completing their schooling, while others use the old saying “you learn something new every...

Black History Month: Little Known Facts


As we continue to honor and recognize Black History Month, celebrating the accomplishments, and looking ahead to the work that needs to be done, there is also a lot of acknowledgement of times when history and what was written to the public is not reflective of fact.  This can be found in the marketing of slavery, in the demonization of African Americans, of the stereotyping and redlining and...

National Wear Red Day – Heart Disease Awareness


Today, Friday, February 7th is National Wear Red Day or Go Red For Women day, as the focus is the prevention and cure of heart disease in Women.  As with Cancer, a great percentage of cases can be prevented with healthy eating, managing stress and negativity and basic exercise. Please check out this site, created by the American Heart Association, with more information about signs of heart...

International Day of Zero Tolerarance for Female Genital Mutilation


Though it may seem as if the forced mutilation of genitalia, a barbaric practice, would be something long since evolved out of the human condition.  But the practice does still exist, even within North America, and with it causes trauma, shock, severe pain, infections, and many negative physical and reproductive consequences. And not to be confused or comingled with different tribal practices...

World Cancer Day


This post is to draw awareness to World Cancer Day, which, this year, is recognized on Monday, February 4th, and marks its 20th anniversary. Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide.  There are multiple types, affecting multiple organs in the body.  There are several risk factors both caused by diet and lifestyle as well as from stress, work, and outside factors. Though Cancer is...

Cupid’s Principles: Sex Positivity


We are starting a series of posts on the 4 principles that make up the foundation of Cupid's: Sex Positivity, Inclusivity, Education and Mental Health.  Today we focus on Sex Positivity. What does Sex Positive mean?  On a date, or with friends and peers it means, Yes, of course I'm sex positive, i'm certainly not sex averse.  With colleagues, family or others, it's an inappropriate thing, it's...

Poly Living Philadelphia


This weekend, in Philadelphia, Poly-Living will be celebrating it's 15th anniversary in Philadelphia.  The conference, which began in 2005, founded and organized by George Marvil, centered around non monogamous relationships, communication, community building, and was hosted at a hotel in the Philadelphia area.  George, tragically passed away in 2006, though the Poly Living conference continued...

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