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Gigi Engle

Gigi Engle is an award-winning feminist journalist, certified sexologist, and author of All The Fcking Mistakes: A Guide to Sex, Love, and Life*. Gigi is the resident sexpert for Womanizer and Lifestyle Condoms, where she promotes and teaches about pleasure-based sex education and safer sex practices.

Latest by Gigi Engle

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Features

Why Are We So Obsessed With Taboo Sex?

We often find the erotic in what we’re not “supposed” to want. Is there a science to the forbidden?

By Gigi Engle
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Viewpoints

How to Shift Our Understanding of STIs Away from Shame and Toward Education

Language is a powerful tool in encouraging—or discouraging, if we’re not careful—young people to learn about sexually transmitted infections and protect themselves.

By Gigi Engle
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Features

How Couples Can Give Their Sex Life an Annual Review

Keep your relationship healthy by evaluating what you’re not talking about and how you can make your sex life even better.

By Gigi Engle
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Mind & Body

Making a Checklist for a Complete Bill of Sexual Health

Being a sexually healthy person means more than just using condoms. Be sure to take stock with our complete sexual wellness checklist.

By Gigi Engle
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Features

Trauma Could Be Affecting Your Sex Life

Trauma can live inside our bodies, infiltrating nearly every aspect of our lives. You are not alone.

By Gigi Engle
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Features

How Gendered Sex Ed Damages Everyone

What we teach young people about puberty and sex sets everyone up to fail.

By Gigi Engle
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Features

How BDSM Can Help With Pandemic Fatigue

We’re all losing our minds a little bit, so it might be a good time to get a little kinky.

By Gigi Engle
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Features

Why Porn Can Actually Be Healthy for Relationships

Despite misinformation and fear-mongering around porn, experts actually believe it can do wonders for your sex life and your erotic imagination.

By Gigi Engle
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Features

Why Has There Been a Rise in Erectile Dysfunction During Lockdown?

When the number-one sex tip handed out by experts during self-isolation has been, “Have more sex,” a rise in erectile issues has taken many by surprise.

By Gigi Engle
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Features

5 Reasons Why Herpes Isn’t on a Standard STI Panel

HSV-1 and HSV-2 are extremely common, can be controlled, and get this: They aren’t on the list of sexually transmitted infections you’re tested for when you go to the doctor for a screening.

By Gigi Engle