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An Earl in the Streets and a Wild Man in the Sheets: Tarzan and Women’s Sexuality

Tarzan has always been marketed to women on the basis of his sex appeal—but a sex appeal within careful societal boundaries shaped by race and class. Read more »

New Book "Action" Is a Candid Reflection on Sexuality

The honest book mixes memoir with sex-ed. Read more »

Oh Joy Sex Toy: The Rumble Vibrator

Artist Erika Moen tests out a futuristic-looking new vibrator—with mixed results. Read more »

New Film "The Fits" Explores the Hysteria of Adolescence

A minimalist film by director Anna Rose Holmer looks at the rigid performance of gender. Read more »

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 »

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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 »