Popaganda: Queering Virginity

On her Netflix one-woman show, Nanette, Hannah Gadsby opines, “There’s only ever been two options for a little girl to grow up into: virgin or whore…. And I don’t fit neatly into either of those categories. Virgin or whore? I mean, on a technicality, I’d get virgin.” Virginity is a weird, nebulous idea that’s mostly measured in heterosexual terms. So what value does virginity hold for queer and trans people? Is it worth pulling it out of the patriarchal muck?

Doing It Like Men: Did “Sex and the City” Really Revolutionize Sex On TV?

Having sex and liking it was the one thing that Carrie, Charlotte, Samantha, and Miranda had in common. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: The Making of "Vida's" Radical Sex Scene

“It’s a radical act to put two brown bodies on the screen already, but to put two queer bodies having queer sex like this is a political act,” creator and showrunner Tanya Sarach said. Read more »

Raw, Real, and Uncut: Cupcakke is Rap’s Sex-Positive Superstar

It’s possible to be Christian, sexually freaky, emotionally intelligent, moody, and political at the same time. Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Ross Douthat Thinks Violent Incel Ideology Makes Sense

Of course this week’s Douchebag Decree is going to Ross Douthat. Read more »

BitchReads: 19 Books Feminists Should Read In May

Does it get any better than Zora Neale Hurston? Read more »

The Pleasure Dome: Use Your Words

Practice, practice, practice liberating the language of your desire. Read more »

The Pleasure Dome: You Can Say Yes to Pornography and Accountability

Ideally, porn is a spark for, and an extension of, a vibrant sexual imagination. Read more »

Liberating Desire: It's Time to Shift Your Fantasies

Our liberation and fantasies are intricately connected. Read more »

Ask Auntie Randa: How Can I Recharge After a Sexless Relationship?

Randa Jarrar’s advice on Arab community-building and starting a pussy journal. Read more »

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Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

Tina Belcher breaks all the rules of network sitcoms. That's why she's wonderful.  Read more »

In a Bizarre 1976 Comic Book, Spider-Man Fought the Villain of Misleading Sex Education

Last week, I came across a very strange comic book: in 1976, Planned Parenthood teamed up with Marvel to publish a one-off comic in which... Read more »

Why You Should Pay for Porn

If you’re a progressive middle-class individual, chances are you think about where your food comes from. Maybe you try to buy shoes that are... Read more »

The Dramatic History of American Sex-Ed Films

In 1948, in a seventh grade classroom in Eugene, Oregon, a teacher dimmed the lights and flipped on 16mm projector. A film called Human... Read more »