sex

Love No Limit: Exploring Sexual Fantasy during the Pandemic

We only have shame about our sexual thoughts or desires because we don’t openly discuss how natural and human they are. Read more »

“Too Hot to Handle” Is a Conservative Nightmare of a Reality Dating Show

The premise is simple: for the duration of the season, no one can have sex. Read more »

Come as You Are: Orgasms Prioritize Pleasure in the Midst of Pain

Orgasms can be restorative for pelvic-pain patients because orgasming helps them experience a “healing trust” that reconnects them with their need for sexual pleasure and intimacy. Read more »

Sex Re-Education: Netflix Offers a New Spin on Teen Virginity

Though teen dramas claim to empower girls, toxic patterns prevent their characters from fulfilling their potential. Read more »

The Final Frontier: With “Sex Education,” Netflix Expands the Pleasure Discourse

The centralizing of pleasure is what makes Sex Education shine. Read more »

Paranormal Boyfriends, Purity Myths, and Practical Virgins: The Literature of Losing It

Being abstinent in these books is not empowering for female characters; instead, it’s a consequence of decisions enforced by their male counterparts.  Read more »

“Boys & Sex” is Groundbreaking, But Leaves Gaps for Queer Boys

Boys & Sex is a timely and relevant read in our current political and cultural context. Read more »

My Vagina Forced Me to Give up Nonmonogamy

I loved having multiple loves, but I hated being at the mercy of a stubborn vagina. Read more »

The Role of Disgust in Contemporary Queer Female Films

Lesbian films focusing on “grossness” is a misguided attempt to combat hypersexualization. Read more »

Dirty Minds: The Evolution—and Queering—of Sex-Advice Columns

Examining the cultural relevance of sex columns challenges us to question the speed at which we consume others’ sex lives, in all their intimacy and vulnerability, online. 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 »

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 »

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 »