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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This month we talk to Helen Phelan, a body-neutral intuitive movement instructor.
~ Rachel Malkin
Our society often reduces pregnant people to nonsexual vessels—but that ignores a much more pleasurable reality.
~ A. Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez
Expect the unexpected this month, because things may not be what they seem.
~ Stefanie Caponi
What it’s like to be transgender and have a baby, in a world that centers cishet people.
~ Sydney Bauer
Welcome to October, lovers! This time of year, we melt into the delicious darkness to play in the shadows of our secret desires and fantasies.
We’re resurrecting our interview series with friends of Swell across the globe.
Virgo season asks: How can you be of service to pleasure right now?
Many cis men struggle to be vulnerable with their sexual and romantic partners.
~ Alex Kahn
Sinikiwe Dhliwayo is an art director, public speaker, and founder of Naaya, which aims to make wellness equitable and restorative for BIPOC folks.
~ Loré Yessuff
Welcome to Leo season, lovers! This month we continue to straddle the delicate complexities of radical softness.
Welcome to Cancer season, lovers! How are your hearts?
What was it like for an LGBTQ person in America decades ago?
Here’s how to build relationships in which we are accountable for our privileges and supported in our vulnerabilities.
~ Reina Gattuso
For marginalized people and especially Black people, wellness challenges a culture that normalizes our shame and suffering.
~ Tara Aura
Welcome to June, lovers! This month, responsible is the new sexy.
Anti-racist work takes a lifetime. Here are some resources that can deepen this process.
Dame was founded to address the many differences in how our bodies are treated. Today, we acknowledge that if you have a Black body in America, then these differences are a matter of life and death.
Masturbation has historically been considered blasphemous, unhealthy, and indulgent.
~ Suzannah Weiss
Here’s a conversation guide to help you learn more about your origins.
~ Natalia Hailes and Ash Spivak
Welcome to Taurus season, lovers!
We asked experts about what steps you can take to hold sexual harassers accountable.
~ Gigi Engle
Communicating what we don’t want is easier said than done.
The body neutrality movement focuses on what the body does instead of how it looks.
~ Laura Delarato
Welcome to Aries season, lovers!
In honor of Bisexual Health Awareness Month, some ways we can improve healthcare for bi+ people.
~ Tris Mamone