Would you believe me if I told you there had never EVER been a major sex study conducted exclusively on the mating habits of the much-celebrated species homo lesbianis? Well, queer ladyfolks, such an endeavor is long overdue, and it's finally happening!
Our old friend Lisa Bang let us know about an amazing study being conducted by researchers at the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University. They're collecting data about the "sexual beliefs and behaviors" of ladies who get it on with ladies, and I, along with the other Editors of Velvetpark, would like to take a moment to encourage every last one of you Parkers to participate!
From the intrepid researchers themselves:
"The data will be used to help us understand the sex lives of women in the bedroom (and beyond) in order to promote better and safer sex between women! Current knowledge of sexual pleasure and risk between women is largely based on either heterosexual models of sex or relatively small groups of women which may not represent the thoughts/feelings/behaviors of you or your community. This is why we need you to help us reach our goal of collecting the largest, most diverse data on the sexual lives between women in contemporary history! The information will be used by sexual educators who want to promote pleasure and medical professionals who can help women identify ways to protect themselves from any risks — leading to safer and happier sex.
"This is your chance to help researchers, sexual educators, medical personnel and policy makers understand the needs and desires of your community! In addition to helping your community, participants will receive a 'thank you' from a web-based store that can be used for books, body products (e.g., lotions), sexual enhancement products and more."
Um. AWESOME! And about time, right?
Click here if you'd like to take a moment to fill out the study questionnaire. The Ghosts of Lesbian Boning Past, Present and Future will thank you!