Friday, March 13, 2009

We have the shirts! they are finished and beautiful! let me know if you are interested in one....

Thursday, February 19, 2009

sex contract

this video is pretty funny.... although seriously guys, you don't need a lawyer.... just make sure both sides of the party are comfortable...... or all three sides?

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


So, we have finally ordered and received our tshirts and are ready to start printing!
we will be putting our Basics logo on the front, and a "let's get consensual" phrase on the back. they will be black shirts with bright prints on them! We will be meeting at Rhino's on Tuesdays between 3 and 6 to start printing shirts. Each one will be hand made, so we are looking for anyone interested in joining us for a little while and making some shirts. Screen Printing is a really cool process and it should be a lot of fun. Not sure where Rhino's is? Follow our link to their site, where you can access info about their building, weekly programs held there, as well as weekend music shows.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Momma Said Knock You Out: The Concert

A Basics benefit concert called "Momma Said Knock You Out" will be held on January 3, 2009. Bands performing are Elephant Quiz, Fire Engine Red, and Bryte Night.  All are welcome for a night of music and dance.  Resources will be available for those with questions regarding our cause.  8 p.m.-11 p.m. at Rhino's Youth Center in Bloomington, IN.  $5 at the door.

New Logo!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Got questions? We got answers.

When staff at Middle Way go to the schools to talk about healthy relationships and sexual assault, they get lots of questions from the kids in the classes. We decided to take these questions and answer them on the blog so everyone can get the answers. We will be adding new questions every week. If you have a question about healthy relationships or sexual assault...let us know and we will get you an answer.

What are the legal ages for relationships?

Legally you must be at least 16 to give consent to have sex. You are not, by law, allowed to say yes to sex if you are under the age 16.

Is it better to help someone who is abused by telling an authority or to keep it to yourself and help them on your own so that they trust you more?

What is the situation? Depending on the circumstances, the answer to this question can vary. If you are worried about the safety of your friend, or your own safety, it is important to talk to a trusted adult. It is important to keep yourself safe in every situation, and not take on more than you can handle. If a friend has chosen to confide in you, it is essential that you keep that person’s trust and friendship, they have probably told you because they feel that you are safe. You can also always call the Middle Way Crisis line: (812)336-0846; the crisis line is open 24 hours and totally anonymous, and you don’t have to give your name.

Is it hard for people to leave an unhealthy relationship?

Yes. Often times people try to leave an unhealthy or abusive relationship but are drawn back to it for a bunch of different reasons.

Some of the main reasons:

· Fear of being hurt

· Love (sometimes you still love the person. That is totally normal. It happens with a lot of people).

· Afraid to be alone because their relationship has messed up their sense of self; they feel responsible for what is happening (but it is not their fault, it is the fault of the abusive person).

· One person in the relationship provides money, shelter, etc., which gives them control.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Exerpt from interview with author Paulo Coelho

Your latest book, Eleven Minutes, wants to bring sexuality and spirituality to a healthier place. How can this happen?

Well, by accepting that sex is a physical manifestation of God, and that it is not a sin - it is a blessing. And then by understanding that except for two things that I consider to be really sick - rape and pedophilia- you are free to be creative. It's up to you, how you do this.
Sex was always surrounded by taboos, and I don't see it necessarily as a manifestation of evil. I think that sexuality is first and foremost the way that God chooses for us to be here on earth, to enjoy this energy of love in the physical plane.

How do you feel about this perception of sexuality?