Strategic Celibacy: Liberating Your Desire, Part 1

A key aspect of succeeding in the work of #metoo and smashing the patriarchy will be examining not just true rape culture, but our culture of desire. Read more »

I Want You, But I'm Triggered: Finding Pleasure When Trauma and Memory Collide

Triggers happen. Here’s what to do when trauma threatens to disrupt your pleasure. Read more »

Neither Slave Nor Pharaoh: Finding the Divine in BSDM

To be Muslim is to be one who submits. Read more »

It’s Bloody Fantastic: Find a Lover Who Loves Period Sex

I learned in my early 20s that anything less than Team Bloody Awesome is a red flag. Read more »

The Price of Ownership: “The Girlfriend Experience” Treats Sex Workers With Respect

The Girlfriend Experience audaciously centers sex workers. Read more »

Taste It: Oral Sex Starts with Words

In the best case scenario, both parties can bring their attention fully to the cock/pussy/other at hand. Or, more precisely, at mouth. Read more »

Superficial Boundaries: “She’s Gotta Have It” Butchers Polyamory and Queerness

Nola Darling erects superficial barriers that don’t protect her or the people she’s engaging with. Read more »

Ask the Sexpert: Can a Gynecologist’s Advice Column Change Indian Culture?

Obscenity, like beauty, lies in the eye of the beholder Read more »

Feel Me Up: The Incomparable Intimacy of Second Base

Stay here. Because second base is when the intensity of the kissing and desire gets to spread to the entire body. Read more »

Friday's Children: Revisiting—and Rethinking—the Sex-Positive 1970s

Nancy Friday’s bestselling collection of women’s erotic fantasies contradicted the staunch conviction that women lacked the rich sexual fantasy lives enjoyed by men. 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 »

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 »

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 »