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Oh Joy Sex Toy: A Comic About the History of Vibrators

Oh Joy Sex Toy is a weekly comics series that graphically explores sex and sexuality. This week, guest artist Emi Gennis regales us with the history of vibrators.   Read more »

"Nymphomaniac" is a Lars von Trier Film That is Actually a Little Bit Fun.

In the two weeks before the theatrical release of Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac: Vol 1, I watched every film von Trier has ever written and directed. This included the three hardcore pornographies produced by his company... Read more »

Sex Work is Work: A Conversation with Melissa Gira Grant

Sex worker movements are intersectional movements by necessity. Read more »

Oh Joy Sex Toy: How to Eat Pussy

Each week, artist Erika Moen explores some aspect of sex and reports back on the result for her illustrated column, Oh Joy Sex Toy. This week, Erika dives deep into a topic that has gotten not nearly enough discussion: how to eat... Read more »

New Film "I Believe in Unicorns" is a Teen Girl Dream, But Gets Lost in its Own Magic

When we meet Davina (Natalia Dyer) in Leah Meyerhoff’s film I Believe in Unicorns, she seems like many teenage girls—a dreamer lost in her own imagination, clad in Converse shoes and slip dresses, and... Read more »

Trying to "Rescue" Sex Workers By Arresting Them is a Bad Idea

Illustration of Monica Jones by Molly Crabapple. Monica Jones is a sex workers’ right advocate in Phoenix, Arizona, a trans woman of color, and a social work student.... Read more »

Ms. Opinionated: I Hate Sex, and My Friends Don't Understand

Welcome to Ms. Opinionated, our weekly advice column dealing with questions of life, love, feminism, and pop culture. ... Read more »

Oh Joy Sex Toy: Interview with Genderqueer Porn Star Jiz Lee

Each week, artist Erika Moen explores some aspect of sex and reports back on the result for her illustrated column, Oh Joy Sex Toy. This week: Erika dishes with genderqueer porn star Jiz Lee.  Fantastically NSFW comic is below the... Read more »

Oh Joy Sex Toy: The Internal Condom

Each week, artist Erika Moen explores some aspect of sex and reports back on the result for Oh Joy Sex Toy. This week: The internal condom!  Read more »

Incest-Heavy Book "Flowers in the Attic" Will Now Be a Lifetime Movie

The cast of the new Flowers in the Attic remake are looking deadly serious.  Like many twelve-year-olds in the 1980s, I read the dirtiest book I could get my hands on: Flowers in the Attic.... 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 »

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 »

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 »