sex

Never Said Nothing: A Brief History of “Cunt” in Pop Music

From our 20th anniversary issue: The word has power. Read more »

Oh Joy Sex Toy: The Eva Vibe

In a deliciously NSFW comic, artist Erika Moen reviews an adorable new vibrator.  Read more »

Oh Joy Sex Toy: Coming Out Like a Porn Star

An illustrated review of a new book that compiles sex workers' personal stories. Read more »

What Does California's New Sex-Ed Law Mean?

The state now requires students to get comprehensive sex education, rather than abstinence-only lessons.   Read more »

Oh Joy Sex Toy: Genitalia 101

In her sex-positive comic strip, Erika Moen explains the basics of human anatomy.  Read more »

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 »

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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 »

Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

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