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Gigi Engle

Gigi Engle, ACS, is a certified sex educator, sexologist, and author of All The F*cking MIstakes. Her work regularly appears in many publications including Cosmo, Glamour, Men's Health, and Refinery29. In 2019, she was named Journalist of The Year at The Sexual Freedom Awards.

Latest by Gigi Engle

BDSM
Features

How Kink Can Be Used to Help Your Mental Health

Kink is more than whips and chains for some of the people who are into it. It can be a tool for healing.

By Gigi Engle
sex shame
Features

Why We Feel Shame After We Orgasm

The release of all that orgasmic energy doesn’t always make us feel amazing in the minutes after sex. In fact, it can make us feel depleted, sad, or lonely.

By Gigi Engle
masturbation
Features

Why Mutual Masturbation Should Be on Your Valentine’s Day Sex Menu

Honey, when it’s done with enthusiasm, masturbation isn’t a snack—it’s a whole meal.

By Gigi Engle
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Viewpoints

A Sex Coach Tells Us Why She Recommends at Least One Orgasm a Day

An orgasm a day keeps the doctor away.

By Gigi Engle
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Reference

A Beginner’s Guide to Different Kinds of Sex Toys

Is there really a difference between a dildo and a vibrator? Because the world needs to know.

By Gigi Engle
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Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

3 STIs That Barrier Methods Can’t Reliably Prevent

Condoms and latex barrier methods are a crucial component in curbing the spread of sexually transmitted infections, but they aren’t a free pass.

By Gigi Engle
BDSM
Viewpoints

What BDSM Can Teach Us About Consent

It’s not all whips, chains, and leather. The kink community is leading the charge on consent education.

By Gigi Engle
HPV
Reference

4 Important Things Everyone Should Know About HPV

The human papillomavirus is the most common STI, but people are still confused about how it works.

By Gigi Engle
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What’s the Best Kind of Lube for the Sex You Want to Have?

There are so many different lube and sex-play options. It’s important to know which lube is the most effective, safe, and fun for each occasion.

By Gigi Engle
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Viewpoints

How to Avoid STI Transmission When Sharing Sex Toys

Toys are a fun and safe way to explore sexual play with yourself, one partner, or many partners, as long as you properly care for your toys.

By Gigi Engle