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Personal Stories

Loving Kink Doesn't Make Me a Bad Feminist

Feminist writer Marj Ostani explores how playing with power dynamics in a consensual, affectionate, sexual relationship is empowering for her as an Asian womxn.

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Features

Swiping Left on the Margins

Being black and dating online is difficult. When you're a black couple looking to find a third, the mechanics of finding someone get even trickier.

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Personal Stories

Not Talking About Sex Between Queer Women Undermines Our Health

Can lesbians and other queer women advocate for their own health if they don't openly talk about their desires? James Factora urges their community to start being more open about their wants and needs.

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Personal Stories

Atlanta Can Do Better to Make Sure People With HIV Have Stable Housing

Local HIV advocate Lisa Britt shares her story of how the city's unspent HOPWA funding mess has impacted her family.

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Interviews

Rebirth of Queer: Carol Queen on Past, Present, and Future Queer Life in San Francisco

The bisexual sexologist talks about finding community and loss through HIV and displacement.

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Features

How Queer Women Can Prevent Sexually Transmitted Infections

At the core of the problem when it comes to queer women and sexually transmitted infections is that too many don't know they're at risk -- and too few providers are unaware of their prevention and screening needs.

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Features

Using Self-Pleasure as a Way to Get to Know Yourself

Despite masturbation sometimes being considered taboo, the act is an important tool for pleasure and self-love. Here's a guide for those wondering how to discover their own bodies and finally reach the big O.

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Features

I Helped Put Together a Musical Revue Starring Women With HIV. Here's What We Learned.

The cast of 'Positive Dreams,' a stage performance by women living with HIV, taught each other the power of coming together despite vastly different backgrounds.

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Personal Stories

Accessing a Safe, Legal Abortion in the South Felt Like A Perilous Journey. It Shouldn't.

Through The Afiya Center, an organization run by black women in Texas, this anonymous writer was finally able to get the abortion she needed.