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Stories about how sexuality intertwines with society, identity, and history.
Nature offers humans a lot of complex and fascinating variation in how our bodies come to be. It’s normal and healthy for our sex characteristics to exist along a spectrum rather than in two neatly defined categories.
~ Sandra Carpenter
Welcome to July, lovers! Hot vaxx summer is upon us, and we’re all aching to make out with life again.
~ Stefanie Caponi
Gender euphoria is a feeling of relief and joy from gender-affirming experiences.
~ Leo Aquino
Britney’s high-profile case shined a light on the question: who has the right to birth and raise children?
Dr. Alfred Kinsey proposed the radical idea that sexual orientation lies on a spectrum by creating the Kinsey Scale.
Discrimination against bisexual people is harmful and persistent. Here’s how to cope.
~ Reina Gattuso
We spoke with Dame’s Head of Content Danielle Bezalel about CBD lube, masturbation, and the importance of consulting your doctor.
Not into a big Pride parade this year? Here are some suggestions for a slower, more intimate celebration.
Here are 10 of our favorite posts about sexuality, orientation, and gender identity.
Welcome to June, lovers! And happy Pride month.
Trans and gender non-conforming people have sex toy options that cater to their needs.
~ R.T. Collins
Our culture often teaches us that masturbation is shameful. Here’s how to unlearn those harmful messages.
Moms deserve more than just shower time. Here’s how to practice self-care for longevity and transformation.
Dame CEO Alex Fine is pregnant! We talked to her about how it’s affected her sexuality, identity, and work.
Taurus season offers a welcomed dose of earthly sensuality, asking us to slow down and delight in small pleasures.
The world is not yet constructed to accept and support trans people, and it hurts.
We spoke with Senti Sojwal, a writer, activist, and cofounder of Asian American Feminist Collective.
A therapist explains how we can ease back into face-to-face interaction as the pandemic wanes.
Welcome to Aries season, lovers! Spring brings an awakening of libidos begging to come out of hibernation.
We spoke with tantra expert and Dark Feminine School founder Tatiana Dellepiane.
It’s time we did away with the stereotype that lesbian relationships are sexless.
~ Megan Martin
In honor of Women’s History Month, we bring you our favorite reading material on women and sexuality.
Welcome to March, lovers! Take a moment to honor yourself exactly where you are.
We spoke with the brilliant sex scholar and author of Vibrator Nation.
Our first mercury retrograde of 2021 gives us the opportunity to slow down and reflect.