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Ill Will: The Problem With Individualizing COVID Risk

Messaging that’s exclusively about individual risk management is neither accidental nor inevitable.

Open Arms: The Fantastical Pull of Tentacle Porn

The experiences of those who embrace tentacle porn offer a larger lesson about how we come to understand our own sexual nuances. Read more »

How Sex Educator YouTube Went from Guiding Light to Worrisome Shadow

In 2016, YouTube was a space to learn any and everything about sex; maybe, in 2020, it simply isn’t anymore. Read more »

Love No Limit: The Messiness of Pandemic Sex

Sex, even with those you are quarantining with, carries some risk of exposure. Read more »

The Grift List: Bella Thorne’s OnlyFans Debacle Screwed Over Sex Workers

She used OnlyFans as a playground for her celebrity voyeurism. Read more »

Unsalved Mysteries: The Case of the Heternormative Healthcare

Many queer women are forced to navigate a queerphobic and nonaffirming healthcare system without any support.  Read more »

Horny Cailíní: Irish Girls Get Their Onscreen Sexual Renaissance

The women at the center of these series proudly flaunt their brazen desire. Read more »

So Wonderful and Warm: In “Watermelon Sugar,” Harry Styles Centers Women’s Euphoria

In “Watermelon Sugar,” women’s sexual bliss is the entire event. Read more »

Sex Workers Have Always Known That Zoom Is Anti-sex. Now, the Public Knows Too.

As we move into a more permanent online existence, people should be paying more attention to issues of surveillance. 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »