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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

Featured

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Features

A Queer Dietitian’s Guide to Eating for Anal Sex

Anal sex is just as much about what happens before it as what happens during it. To that end, keeping a healthy diet can make the act go much more swimmingly.

By Bobby Box
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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
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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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Reference

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 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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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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Features

Rear Perfection: How to Care for Your Bum After Anal Intercourse

Preparation before bottoming is key, but your booty hole will thank you for taking good care of it afterward, too.

By Bobby Box
Keith Jerome, M.D., Ph.D.
Interviews

What If We Could Finally Cure Herpes? This Scientist Is on the Case

Keith Jerome, M.D., has spent the last decade working on "molecular scissors" that can slice a latent herpes infection into oblivion.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.