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Buzz Off: Of Course, “The Bachelorette” Found a Way to Objectify Sex Positivity

This show can’t run from its long history of peddling purity myths.

Not Your Fetish: Trans Erotica Writers Redefine Desirability

Trans people have produced erotica long before 2017 and will continue to do so long after. Read more »

Unlike “Gilmore Girls,” “Ginny and Georgia” Doesn’t Hide from Sex

Ginny and Georgia strikingly faces sex and sexuality head on, especially when held up against its predecessor. Read more »

Get Your Freak On: “Heaux Tales” Reclaims the Erotic

We all have heaux tales to share. Read more »

Celeb Buzz: Sex Toy Brands Are Increasingly Bringing on Famous Faces

Sexual shame can’t be stopped by the power of a pretty, popular, and palatable celebrity. Read more »

Ill Will: The Problem With Individualizing COVID Risk

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

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 »

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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 »

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 »