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Hand sex isn’t just the junior varsity of sexual play—it’s its own sport.
~ Gigi Engle
Here’s everything you need to know about having sex on your period.
Experts explain why some of us get so turned on by masks and anonymous sex.
A psychologist explains why it’s crucial to relate to our partners as sexual beings—even when we’re not having sex.
A next-level guide to the simple yet essential skill of kissing.
At a time when we’re expanding our definition of “sex,” we should consider what even counts as foreplay.
Here’s what to do if you find yourself in a sex rut.
Here are some useful tips and tricks to assist you along your masturbatory journey.
We hear a lot about how performance anxiety affects penises, but what about all the vulvas out there?
Studies show that lesbians and bisexual women are having more orgasms and pleasure than straight women.
Yes, self-love is straight-up good for your physical health.
We asked experts about what steps you can take to hold sexual harassers accountable.
Here’s what happens to your body when you experience sexual touch and pleasure.
Create time and space for your sex life, rather than just expecting things to sort themselves out.
Ready for a relationship? Become the best version of yourself.
The winter isn’t kind to our sex drives. Here’s how to welcome the spring.
Here’s how to feel multiple sensations at once while you’re climaxing.
NRE is a staple of the polyamorous community, but everyone should learn about it and appreciate it.
Just because there are a million Tinderellas doesn’t mean we should treat people badly.
Here are a few things you can do to keep your vagina happy and healthy.
When the kids move out, it’s time to reconnect, explore, and deepen your connection.
If you’re going to bring in a third, you better know what you’re doing first.
Subspace, the state of transcendence that many subs go into during BDSM, is a useful concept even to the more vanilla among us.
It’s a step kinky people know well, but newbies may not: the practice of aftercare.
Curious about butt plugs? Here’s where to begin.