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Model Sawyer Devuyst Kicks Sand on Myths About Beach Season

There’s nothing wrong with my body being a trans body. Read more »

Spasms of Truth: “Sex Education” Disrupts Pop Culture’s Silence around Painful Sex

Sex Education opens the door for women living with vaginismus and other conditions to have honest conversations about their symptoms. Read more »

Popaganda: Body Positive Beach Times

The beach is supposed to be a place of relaxation. But, as we all know far too well, it’s also a place of high anxiety. Nothin’ puts body positive feelings to the test quite like slipping into what’s essentially colorful underwear and parading around in the midday sun in front of a bunch... Read more »

Ill Advised: Chronic Pain, “Beautiful Suffering,” and the Endurance of Victorian Stoicism

Our culture’s attitudes and beliefs about pain haven’t shifted much with respect to gender. Read more »

Less Than Perfect: What I Left off of My College Admissions Applications

For all the warmth and safety I was provided at school, I was never completely honest with anyone about the full extent of the turmoil happening at home. Read more »

Yes We Can: Gushing Over the Ability to Ejaculate

Instead of teaching women about their bodies and embracing female ejaculation, we’ve prescribed corrective surgeries, pharmaceuticals, and Kegel exercises to fix what’s become misunderstood. Read more »

No Fluffy Self-Love: Sonalee Rashatwar Is Returning Body Positivity to Its Political Roots

What are we rejecting within us by rejecting fat people? Read more »

Bad Medicine: Big Pharma’s Female Trouble

Pharmaceutical companies want women to worry about their own sexual problems and what pill might treat them. Read more »

PleaseSaveMe: When Crowdfunding Is the Difference between Living and Dying

A petitioner’s viral video, robust social-media presence, or heartbreaking selfie is worth its weight in doctors’ visits. Read more »

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Critical Conditions: For Trans Individuals, Seeking Medical Care Can Be a Minefield

When trans individuals encounter the medical system, they're often met with discrimination and misunderstanding. Read more »