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Black woman vaccine

How One Black Woman Wrestles With Vaccine Hesitancy

What to do if you’re unsure about getting a COVID-19 vaccine? Go to reliable sources of health information, as Candis Y. McDow does here, inviting all to join in on her journey.

By Candis Y. McDow
orgasm

Orgasms Can Help With Anxiety — Here’s How

Orgasms are good for your mental health. Seriously.

By Gigi Engle
affection

Comprehensive Sex Education Could Curb Everyone’s Trauma Around Sex

Harm reduction starts in the classroom and at home.

By Gigi Engle
balance

How to Know If There’s a Power Imbalance in Your Relationship

Power is never entirely equally shared between partners, but inequity becomes relationship kryptonite when left unchecked.

By Gigi Engle
safe injection protest

Overdose Prevention Sites Work, but They Face an Uphill Battle in the U.S.

The fight for places where drug users can shoot up safely isn’t over—but it’s competing with an effort to expand access to medications that block addiction.

By Tim Murphy
BDSM

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

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
COVID-19 mask sand

When It Comes to Gays Partying Maskless, Does Shaming Serve a Purpose?

Public health experts say it only makes things worse, but it can still feel necessary.

By Tim Murphy
healthcare bureaucracy

People Living With HIV Need Advocates to Help Them Navigate Health Care

Even if you are the most capable and self-sufficient person in the world, there is no reason to deal with an HIV diagnosis by yourself.

By Juan Michael Porter II
Amy Coney Barrett

Amy Coney Barrett Is a Threat to the Affordable Care Act—and the Transgender and Disabled People Who Depend on It

A six-to-three conservative majority on the Supreme Court—now including Justice Barrett—could repeal the law in its entirety.

By Emmett Patterson