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Let's Talk About Sex and Depression

Many people who take medication for depression experience sexual side effects. But since both mental health and sexuality are stigmatized topics, many patients are left feeling alone. People have plenty of reasons to not want to talk about their depression and its impact on their sexuality.  Read more »

Oh Joy Sex Toy: The Pros and Cons of Making Porn

Artist Erika Moen weighs an offer to be in a sexy movie, talking over the possible repercussions with a friend.  Read more »

Can We Stop Mocking Nicki Minaj Already?

The best-selling rapper gets judged more harshly for her sexuality than white pop stars.  Read more »

This Is What Consent Looks Like at a Kink Festival

At the Folsom Street Fair, BDSM aficionados pose with stickers that say “Ask First.”  Read more »

America Has a Long History of Pitting Politics Against Public Health

It's not just Planned Parenthood—birth control and women’s access to healthcare have been targets of the toxic environment of American political discourse. Read more »

Oh Joy Sex Toy: Why Do You Love Packing?

In her weekly comic exploring sexuality, artist Erika Moen explains why she sometimes likes to “pack” a sculpted cock and balls.  Read more »

Oh Joy Sex Toy: What I Learned from "Girl Sex 101"

Oh Joy Sex Toy is a weekly comics series that graphically explores sex and sexuality. This week, Erika Moen reviews the new book “Girl Sex 101.” Read more »

Confronting Teen Sexuality in "The Diary of a Teenage Girl"

The film is an excellent adaptation of the graphic novel by legendary underground comix artist Phoebe Gloeckner. Read more »

In "Magic Mike XXL," the Star of the Show is Women's Pleasure

I’m a movie-lover, and I especially enjoy going to movies in the theater with my girlfriends. Read more »

In "The Overnight," a Mainstream Film Dabbles in Non-Monogamy

What happens when non-monogamy is explored in an open, non-judgemental environment? New film The Overnight gives us a glimpse. 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 »