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Not Accepting Romance Submissions: Bringing Asexual Characters to YA

An asexual author got tired of not seeing asexual characters in YA books. So she decided to write her own series. Read more »

Oh Joy Sex Toy: Period Sex

Oh Joy Sex Toy is a weekly NSFW comics series that graphically explores sex and sexuality. This week: The ins and outs of sex on your period!  Read more »

It's 2016 and People Are Still Worried About Teens Taking Birth Control

A school board in Oregon voted down a plan to have school-based health clinics distribute birth control. Who will think of the children?! Read more »

Thanks Obama: The Future of American Sex-Ed May Not Include Abstinence-Only Funding

One of the president's legacies will hopefully be making sex-ed funding based on evidence, not abstinence. Read more »

The Questioning Continuum: Seeking Sexuality as a Lifelong Process

While the Q of “Queer” is rightfully gaining more traction, the Q of “Questioning” doesn’t get a lot of love in a culture that demands definition.   Read more »

Ask Bear: Can My Boyfriend and Me (and His Kid and His Ex) Make a Home Together?

Adventures in cohousing! A reader asks for advice on moving in with their boyfriend who currently lives with his ex and their kid.  Read more »

Oh Joy Sex Toy: Finding Fat-Postive Sexuality

Sarah didn’t see herself represented in sexy stories in books or on TV. But she found a body positive community online.  Read more »

Author Sarah McCarry On Writing Honest YA Books That Include Sex

Author Sarah McCarry discusses her book “About a Girl,” a coming-of-age story centering on a queer teen.  Read more »

New Memoir "Sex With Shakespeare" Explores a Fetish and the Bard

“I’ve spent most of my life thinking about two things: Shakespeare and spankings,” says author Jillian Keenan.  Read more »

The Complicated Dynamics of Disability and Desire

My invisible disabilities made me feel undesirable. It took a long time to love myself. 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 »

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 »

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 »