sex

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 »

Oh Joy Sex Toy: The Sex Myth

The nonfiction book The Sex Myth looks at the gap between fantasy and reality.  Read more »

Oh Joy Sex Toy: We Visited A Queer Feminist Porn Set

Oh Joy Sex Toy is a NSFW weekly comics series that graphically explores sex and sexuality.  Read more »

Oh Joy Sex Toy: What Does It Mean to Be Sex Positive?

Embrace what's right for you—and be cool with other people doing what's right for them, as long as it's all consensual.  Read more »

Ask Bear: How Do I Talk to My Partner About Nonmonogamy?

No wonder you're anxious to bring up the topic—our culture tells us relationships only work one way.  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 »

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 »

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 »

Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

Tina Belcher breaks all the rules of network sitcoms. That's why she's wonderful.  Read more »