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Adult Industry Professionals Weigh in on "Hot Girls Wanted"

In the trailer for Hot Girls Wanted, a young, aspiring porn star peruses her options.  Hot Girls Wanted is one of the most-talked-about documentaries of 2015, thanks in no small part to the... Read more »

Oh Joy Sex Toy: OMG, It's HPV

Oh Joy Sex Toy is a weekly comics series that graphically explores sex and sexuality. This week, Erika Moen explains the basics of HPV.  Read more »

Oh Joy Sex Toy: The New Magic Wand

Oh Joy Sex Toy is a weekly comics series that graphically explores sex  and sexuality. This week, Erika Moen reviews the revamped Magic Wand vibrator.  Read more »

Say Hello to the Nikita, a Gun-Shaped Dildo

Artist Nika Cherrelle and her creation: The Nikita sex toy. Photos by Stela Furtado.  The Nikita, designed by artist Nika Cherrelle, is a pistol-shaped six-inch silicone dildo and vibrating sleeve. As Cherrelle says, “It’s a gun that shoots orgasms.” Read more »

Three Surgeons General Speak Out Against Abstinence-Only Sex-Ed

Three former Surgeons General banded together for a common cause this week: supporting sex education. Read more »

What if We Thought of Virginity as a Punch Card?

An ad seen in the documentary How to Lose Your Virginity. Photo by Therese Schechter. In How To Lose Your Virginity, director Therese Shechter explores some of life’s big... Read more »

A Comic About One Woman's Pregnancy

Cartoonist Rebecca Roher drew this beautiful comic for the Moms issue of Canadian feminist magazine GUTS. Enjoy. Read more »

Oh Joy Sex Toy: WTF are UTIs?

Oh Joy Sex Toy is a weekly comics series that graphically explores sex  and sexuality. This week, Erika Moen asks WTF is up with UTIs.  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 ethically made and do research on who grew your coffee.   Read more »

Amber Rose and Black Women's Sexuality

Tabloid favorite Amber Rose’s personal and political commitments are perhaps best summed up by her Twitter bio. Rose describes herself as a “badass,” a “MILF (Mom I’d Like to Fuck),” a “sweetheart,” and surprisingly, a feminist... 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 »

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 »