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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Stories about how sexuality intertwines with society, identity, and history.
Our culture often teaches us that masturbation is shameful. Here’s how to unlearn those harmful messages.
~ Reina Gattuso
Moms deserve more than just shower time. Here’s how to practice self-care for longevity and transformation.
~ Sandra Carpenter
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.
~ Stefanie Caponi
The world is not yet constructed to accept and support trans people, and it hurts.
~ R.T. Collins
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.
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.
This year promises to be different than 2020—but not in the ways we expect.
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.
~ Rachel Malkin
Gift ideas for a person who cares more about expanding their mind than their collection of stuff.
We begin the month in optimistic and expansive Sagittarius, a welcome break from the moody intensity of Scorpio season.
This month we talk to Helen Phelan, a body-neutral intuitive movement instructor.
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.
What it’s like to be transgender and have a baby, in a world that centers cishet people.
~ Sydney Bauer