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Plastic Pleasure: Hallie Lieberman On the Liberating Future of Sex Toys

Acceptance of sex toys is not necessarily an acceptance of women’s masturbation. Read more »

You Equals You: Who Benefits from Being Undetectable?

Undetectability isn’t a form of protection in a world where men still hold immeasurable power. Read more »

Pleasureless Principle: Who Gets to Decide What Your Anatomy Is Capable Of?

The clinical side of the gender-confirmation surgery process is centered around resolving visual dysphoria. Read more »

Red Handed: Kristen R. Ghodsee on Sex and Socialism

Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism highlights the stories of feminists and socialists who worked to make women’s lives better under socialism, while pointing to ways we can adapt their lessons for the future. Read more »

No Shame Monster: “Big Mouth” Sweetens the Bitter Pill of Puberty

In the past, stories of adolescent sexuality and desire on television were often only focused on boys—with girls as a mystery or a conquest. Big Mouth evens up the score. Read more »

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... Read more »

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 »

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 »

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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 »