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Being a Second Lover Means Loving Yourself First

With a lot of honesty, being a second lover can come with freedom, discovery, and lessons in self-love. Read more »

Orgasming To Liberation: “Vibrator Nation” Celebrates the History of Sex Toys

Dense with historical background and quotes from gender theorists, Vibrator Nation is not light beach reading, nor should it be. Read more »

Ask for More Pillows: Size, Sex, and Chemistry

Your pleasure is the great gift in your body, and you have the right to feel it for as long as you can handle it. Read more »

The Pleasure Dome: Nipples are Magic

The general behaviors I witnessed were to ignore and disrespect the power of my nipples Read more »

The Pleasure Dome: The Highs, Lows, and Blows of Casual Sex

Orgasms, dating apps, pleasure, healing, and identity—let’s talk casual sex. Read more »

11 Movies That Confused Me About Sex

I knew what sex was, but what exactly happened during it? Read more »

Popaganda: Redefining Dating

How many more trend pieces can you stomach on the theme of “Millennials Killed Traditional Dating”? There’s this idea in our culture that this generation has fundamentally changed dating—for the worse. That we’re getting away from “traditional” dating and into some terrible uncharted... Read more »

New Music Monday: Em & the Fates Subvert the Male Gaze in “Prey”

Em & the Fates have been using a combination of live instrumentation, harmonies, and modern feminist lyrics to build a growing fan base. Read more »

American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus

What is a hookup, anyway? That’s exactly where Lisa Wade comes in with her new book, American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus. Read more »

The Pleasure Dome: Conversations with My Sex Toys

On intimacy, honesty, and queerness: A conversation between our pleasure columnist adrienne maree brown and sex toys. Read more »

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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 »

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 »