Pleasure is part of health. Swell is a blog and educational resource exploring sexual wellness, intimacy, relationships, sexual health, and mindfulness.
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Here’s everything you need to know about having sex on your period.
~ Gigi Engle
Self-massage offers us an opportunity to give ourselves the supportive and healing touch we need.
~ Sarah Seely
Attraction, arousal, and desire are related, but not the same. Allow us to give you a vocabulary lesson.
The pandemic has awakened “skin hunger”—a longing for touch—that many of us haven’t quite felt before.
~ Reina Gattuso
We engineer products developed for connection using feedback from real people, just like you.
A vibrator that flexes to your needs.
A soft-yet-firm wedge that supports you in a variety of sex positions.
An aloe-based lube for a silky glide.
Flexible wings tuck under your labia for hands-free stimulation.
Enhance your intimacy with our suite of workshops developed by sex & wellness experts.
There’s nothing like doing it nice and slow. Here are some therapist tips for drawing out your pleasure.
If you chase the object of your desire, they’ll seek more and more distance.
~ Moushumi Ghose
There’s a lot more to pelvic floor health than kegels.
~ Helen Phelan
This month we talk to Helen Phelan, a body-neutral intuitive movement instructor.
~ Rachel Malkin
Luna Matatas is a sex and pleasure educator who teaches sexual health, empowerment, BDSM, butt stuff and more.
We discuss asexuality, graysexuality, and the rest of the ace spectrum.
Experts explain why some of us get so turned on by masks and anonymous sex.
When a relationship becomes one-sided, it’s time to put up boundaries.
~ Suzannah Weiss
This year promises to be different than 2020—but not in the ways we expect.
~ Stefanie Caponi
Our social environments—not just biology or personalities—can affect our sexualities.
~ Danielle Campoamor
This month we talk to Portia Brown, a sex educator who centers Black women and femmes.
Gift ideas for a person who cares more about expanding their mind than their collection of stuff.
Comfort sex can come from a desire to feel safe and forget about the outside world.
A psychologist explains why it’s crucial to relate to our partners as sexual beings—even when we’re not having sex.
We begin the month in optimistic and expansive Sagittarius, a welcome break from the moody intensity of Scorpio season.
Here are some small acts of love that have a big impact on our partners.
~ Jor-El Caraballo
What’s a single person to do when cuffing season beckons?
Our bodies need sleep to get in the mood.
~ R.T. Collins
Our society often reduces pregnant people to nonsexual vessels—but that ignores a much more pleasurable reality.
~ A. Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez
Sex doesn’t have to be rough, dramatic, or creative to be pleasurable.
~ Anastasia Charisiou
There are some longstanding myths about sex that end up hurting our relationships. It is time for us to crush them.
~ Cheryl Fraser
A next-level guide to the simple yet essential skill of kissing.