Inspirational essays and interviews on sexuality, identity, transformations, relationships, sexual wellness, and more
Impotence Was Never A Dealbreaker For Me — But My Partner Wouldn’t Believe It
Our sex life was extraordinary. It was more than enough. For me.
I Shaved My Pubic Hair for Others — Until I Realized Growing It Out Is Empowering AF
My razor revolution.
Opening Up To Pleasure After Becoming a Paraplegic
After thirteen years of sexual abstinence, I am ready for orgasms.
Camile Flosi Araujo
I Thought I Was Single Because of My Weight. Then I Fell in Love at My Heaviest
My relationship with my body is still complicated, but I know what I deserve.
I Was In a Relationship When All My Friends Were Single. Now I'm the "Single Friend"
Here’s what happened when I found myself 25 and single for the first time in my adult life.
6 Myths About Living With AIDS That We Need To Unlearn
In honor of AIDS Awareness Month, let’s clear the air and end stigma.
6 Reasons It’s Okay To Be Old-Fashioned In Your Relationship
If you’ve always been “old-fashioned” about relationships,, you’re not alone.
The Kind Of Domestic Violence We Don’t Talk About Enough
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and I’ve finally processed what I survived a decade ago.
When Your Identity Changes From Slut To Asexual
A former sex toy reviewer who once had kinky fun with multiple lovers learns to simultaneously embrace her past and newfound asexual identity.
5 People Share What It Feels Like To Have Their Pronouns Affirmed
To celebrate International Pronouns Day, we’re discussing the euphoric, liberating moments when our identities are respected.
On National Coming Out Day, I Want To Shout My Bisexuality From The Rooftops
A writer explains why it’s important for bisexual people who can safely come out to proudly share their identities.
12 Real Coming Out Stories For National Coming Out Day
Our experiences as queer people are unique. Here are some of our stories.
How Masturbation Helped Me Get Control Over My C-PTSD
A writer who lives with C-PTSD used masturbation to remember that she, too, deserves pleasure.
How Antidepressants Changed My Relationship With Masturbation
After taking antidepressants that make it difficult to orgasm, a writer has to consider the role of masturbation in her life.
How I Navigate My Sex Life When I’m Depressed
This is how one writer communicates about sex with her partner when she is in the throes of depression.
How I Learned to Love Sex Again After Being Diagnosed with Endometriosis
Before my diagnosis, I was silent. I didn’t tell my partner what was going on with my body, the pain I was in, or how I felt emotionally.
Thoughts I Had While Wearing a Butt Plug for the First Time
For anyone who’s curious about what a butt plug feels like for the first time.
Redefining What It Means to “Lose My Virginity”
“Losing your virginity” has so many different meanings — and it definitely isn’t constricted to just penis-in-vagina sex.
Choosing My Curves: I Got It From My Mama — Literally
My mom had passed down her body to me but hadn’t been able to instill the confidence that I needed to maneuver it around in this world.
Melanie Yvette Martin
Eligiendo Mis Curvas: Lo Obtuve De Mi Mamá - Literalmente
Mi madre me había pasado su cuerpo, pero no había podido regalarme la confianza que necesitaba para maniobrar en este mundo.
Melanie Yvette Martin
11 Sex Myths We Learned From Movies
When it comes to the dos and don’ts of sex, don’t believe everything you see on the big screen.
What First-Time Sex Is Like For A Person On Testosterone
Sex changes when you start taking testosterone — but the rules stay the same.
Masturbation and the Black Girl: Masturbation Is a Luxury for Some
“To be stress-free enough to even consider masturbating often seems unreal to me.”
How Masturbation Helps Me Manage Chronic Pain
When I first began using orgasm as a pain management tool it was due to a mix of curiosity and desperation for anything to help, even temporarily.