When it comes to sex education, YouTube is one of the most hypocritical places you can find. Oh, how do I know? Because they basically have demonetized several times some of my favorite queer, sex-positive channels. And we all know that creators make their coin with, well, views and likes.
LGBT creators are fed the hell up with YouTube. Ty to @AshHardell @queerkidstuff and @WattsTheSafewrd for chatting with me https://t.co/eJEwctnYZo— Lauren Strapagiel 🦇 (@laurenstrapa) June 5, 2019
Whatts the Safeword is my FAVORITE sex-positive place on YouTube. Amp, who is super personable, funny and above all, informative, provides knowledge in a safe, open space and talks about bondage, kinks, vanilla and everything related to sex. From how to hog tie your significant other (or flavor of the month/week/day) to keeping up with bedroom etiquette. Amp is also a voice that stands out when it comes to fairness to sex workers, starts conversations about discrimination in the gay community and calls out hypocrisy and bullshit.
But YouTube, those of the hypocritical rainbow everything during pride, keeps demonetizing and flagging down LGBTQ and sex-positive accounts, probably following the example they saw on Tumblr (ugh). I know, think of the children and all that bullshit. But YouTube does target anything LGBTQ and even more if there's sex ed included.
I call bullshit. That's why I follow Whatts the Safeword and many other sex-positive and queer channels. I give them views and I give them likes so YouTube knows better. YouTube is a whore. Wherever they see there's money to be had and clickbait, they'll go. So I hope from now on you start watching Amp and his awesome channel. I have learned A LOT. And I've been around the block once or twice by now.
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Here are many queer sex educators you can support! @stevieboebi @theandrewgurza @WattsTheSafewrd @TheDildorks @AshHardell @BlkGirlManifest @Jimanekia @letstalksexedd @megjohnbarker and many more!!! pic.twitter.com/2nk0GjABMG— Eva Bloom 🍑 (@whatsmybodydoin) July 27, 2019