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BDSM

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
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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
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The Myth of the Loose Butthole

Don’t let fear of a loose hole keep you from experiencing the salacious splendors of butt stuff, if you’re inclined to try. Just be kind to yourself and listen to your body.

By Bobby Box
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How Practicing Kink Helps Keep People with Disabilities Connected to Their Desires

Disabled activists explain how BDSM has helped them heal and grow.

By Emmett Patterson
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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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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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Sex in the Time of Coronavirus: Cumming Out of Lockdown

A color-coded system for identifying what’s risky for COVID-19.

By Jaime M. Grant
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Sex in the Time of Coronavirus

“While everyone is Zooming their heretofore in-person classes, executive meetings, staff supervision, and professional conferences, we can be Zooming or Skyping or FaceTiming our sex.”

By Jaime M. Grant
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What Happens When We Talk About Sex—in Community

Learning about our sexual and erotic desires can in fact be transformative, if not done alone.

By Jaime M. Grant
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We Should Call Barebacking What It Is: Natural Sex

It’s time to stop shaming queer people for what heterosexuals do all the time.

By Alejandro Acosta