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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Discrimination against bisexual people is harmful and persistent. Here’s how to cope.
~ Reina Gattuso
Our culture often teaches us that masturbation is shameful. Here’s how to unlearn those harmful messages.
Jealousy isn’t fun, but it can also be an invitation to better meet our needs.
The pandemic has awakened “skin hunger”—a longing for touch—that many of us haven’t quite felt before.
Comfort sex can come from a desire to feel safe and forget about the outside world.
What’s a single person to do when cuffing season beckons?
Accountability, growth, and healing comes from confronting our dark sides in relationships.
Is it possible to wipe the slate clean with a former lover?
How do we bring our full selves to intimacy and pleasure, in a world built to punish us for letting our guards down?
Here’s how to care for a partner with mental illness, while respecting their agency and self-determination.
How to navigate a later coming-out with resilience, joy, and plenty of orgasms.
Here’s how to build relationships in which we are accountable for our privileges and supported in our vulnerabilities.
Just because NSA sex isn’t romantic doesn’t mean we can cut corners on kindness and connection.
Communicating what we don’t want is easier said than done.
Here are five ways to cultivate some genuine self-love this year.
Sexual trauma can change how we experience our bodies, our desires, and our sense of self. But there are ways to heal.
Is it possible to orgasm without genital contact?
Do age differences always create power imbalances in relationships? Yes…but it’s complicated.
Here are some flirty, dirty, and yes, occasionally awkward ways to practice enthusiastic consent.
A thorough etiquette guide to the mess of sex.
Polyamory isn’t for everyone. Here’s how to tell if it fits with your emotional needs.
There’s one fail-safe way to know the sex workers you love are getting the money they deserve: Pay them!
A review of Aziz Ansari’s new special, Right Now.