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Sex & Dating: The sex ed you never got

LGBT Sex Ed Tips

Great sex goes way beyond who puts what where, so we asked two local experts who get to spend their careers thinking about sex to offer their top 10 lessons for LGBT intimacy.

Steven Igarashi is gay outreach program coordinator for AID Atlanta, where he leads programs that offer a broad discussion of men’s sexuality. For more information, check out GO Atlanta at www.aidatlanta.org

Dr. Glenda Corwin is a licensed clinical psychologist and the author of “Sexual Intimacy for Women: A Guide for Same-Sex Couples.” Learn more at www.drglendacorwin.com

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Lesbian sex gets the K-Y treatment

Well, well, well.

We've all been seeing those cute K-Y Brand Intense commercials with a man and a woman together sitting on a bed proclaiming how the lubricant makes the Big O so much more, ah, intense.

Now K-Y is going after a demographic that will definitely enjoy the attention.

A new ad featured on Shewired.com shows two women — actual lesbians, or actors portraying lesbians — talking about what makes their relationship work.

Communication, says one.

And this new K-Y Intense, the other says.

Absolutely.

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Eddie Long accusers speak out about alleged sex abuse

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and WSB-TV have partnered up to bring some eye-opening details of the Eddie Long gay sex scandal that rocked Atlanta and the nation when four men sued the founder of megachurch New Birth Missionary Baptist Church for using his power to coerce them into sexual relationships.

In an AJC story posted to its website today, reporter Christian Boone details the interview with two of Long's accusers — Jamal Parris, 24, and Spencer LeGrande, 23 —that took place in Miami. The entire story will be posted at approximately 5 p.m. on the AJC's website and WSB-TV will broadcast its story also at 5 p.m.

By speaking out, notes the AJC, the two men risk a monetary settlement reached with Long in May.

“The truth should’ve set [us] free,” said Parris. “I thought I could cover the pain up. I thought I could move, start over and everything would go away. I was terribly wrong. I’m living a lifestyle meant to crash.”

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[Video] Fox 5: Bishop Eddie Long had fifth accuser in gay sex scandal

An investigative report by Atlanta's Fox 5 news station states a fifth accuser in the Bishop Eddie Long sex scandal played a role in the  negotiations that ended in a secret settlement between the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church preacher and four other men who sued him for sexual coercion.

Senior I-Team reporter Dale Russell reported Wednesday, July 27,  that Centino Kemp, 22, met Long years ago when he was a college student.

"One source says Centino Kemp, who was raised in the Bahamas, met Bishop Eddie Long years ago during a visit to New Birth while he was a teenage student in a Florida college. The relationship meant enough for him to tattoo Eddie Long's name on his wrist, followed by the words, 'Never a Mistake, Always a Lesson,'" Russell reported.

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Man charged in setting fire to male teen has long history of sex crimes

Joseph Raymond ZeockA man arrested and charged with setting fire to a 17-year-old male during a sexual encounter in Woodstock, Ga., has a long criminal history of sexually abusing juveniles, according to a spokesperson for the Woodstock Police Department.

Joseph Raymond Zeock, 61, was arrested in Gwinnett County in the early morning hours of July 19 after a tip came from the Woodstock Police Department. He was detained in the Gwinnett County Jail for several hours before being transferred later to the Cherokee Adult Detention Center, said Woodstock police spokesperson Brittany Duncan.

Zeock is accused of tying up a 17-year-old male, gagging him and then setting him on fire, according to police reports. The incident occurred during the overnight hours of Sunday, July 10, and Monday, July 11, at the Suburban Lodge in Woodstock.

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‘Big Sex, Little Death’ captures life of feminist sexpert Susie Bright

Author Susie Bright

Susie Bright is grateful President Barack Obama is not in Atlanta today. He's been making the same stops as her book tour for her memoir "Big Sex, Little Death" and wreaking all kinds of havoc.

"He's been stalking my tour. Holding up my plane, gridlock on the roads. It's been a mess," she says with a sigh.

Bright, famously known as "Susie Sexpert" from her days as editor of "On Our Backs," the feminist lesbian porn magazine, stops in at Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse today to read from her new memoir. This memoir differs from other autobiographical books Bright has written because it casts a long glance back over her life instead of writing about the here and now.

In fact, while writing "Big Sex, Little Death" over the past few years, Bright said she relived moments even more clearly than when they occurred.

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Bishop Eddie Long sex scandal to be settled soon?

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and WSB-TV are reporting that mediation between Bishop Eddie Long and the four young men who have sued him for sexual misconduct could be ending soon.

In a story posted April 21, the AJC stated an agreement may soon come from the mediation sessions between Long, founder of megachurch New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, which would avoid a trial.

The four men who filed suit against Long in September — Anthony Flagg, 21; Maurice Robinson, 20; Jamal Parris, 23; and Spencer LeGrande, 22 — said they were personally mentored by Long when they were members of New Birth and his LongFellows Youth Academy. They said in court documents that Long took them on lavish trips to places such as Kenya and New Zealand, and bestowed on them extravagant gifts including jewelry and cars.

Long has denied all accusations.

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Sex & Dating: Trendy toys to spice up your sex life

Popular adult toys that are sure to spice up your sex life

This is one Jack Rabbit you don’t want hopping off anywhere except to, well, your bed.

Perhaps the best-selling sex toy of all time among women, the Jack Rabbit is definitely a top seller in metro Atlanta as well. The Jack Rabbit’s basic model is a shaft with a clitoral stimulator that looks like rabbit ears, hence the name. The infamous toy made its way onto the sex toy scene in the 1990s and become even more popular when it debuted on an episode of “Sex and the City.”

“I’d say anything with the Jack Rabbit is the most popular toy with women,” says Karen Westfall, manager of the Love Shack on Roswell Road. The store caters mostly to straight customers but does include a range of gay porn.

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Bishop Eddie Long denies in court documents sexual contact with four young men

Bishop Eddie Long denied accusations he sexually coerced young men who are former members of his mega-church New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in court documents filed late today.

Long filed four responses in DeKalb County State Court to the four lawsuits filed against him by the four men who allege he used his authority as their spiritual leader into having sexual relationships with him.Long is also asking the lawsuits to be dismissed.