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Stories about how sexuality intertwines with society, identity, and history.
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!
~ Stefanie Caponi
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.
~ Reina Gattuso
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
Swell honors 10 female sexual revolutionaries for Women’s History Month.
March begins in the mystical waters of Pisces.
Do you think you might be trans or non-binary? Here are ways to make your gender-discovery path less painful.
Here are five ways to cultivate some genuine self-love this year.
The energy of February is a deep invitation to explore, re-examine, and reflect on our relationship and intimacy patterns.
We’re putting together a comprehensive, crowdsourced glossary of intimacy and sexual wellness terms.
Most women groom their pubic hair nowadays, but that wasn’t always the case.
Welcome to 2020, lovers! A new decade brings entirely new energy.
We asked you about the wildest things you heard back in sex ed. The answers disturbed us.
Are your palms getting sweaty thinking about having a sex talk with your kids? You’re not alone.
~ Jaclyn Friedman
Welcome to Sagittarius season, lovers!
A transgender man reminisces on the surprising beauty of his first time.
The concept of “virginity loss” may be a myth, but having sex for the the first time can still feel meaningful.
~ Anastasia Charisiou
A new book about masculinity, #MeToo, self-care, and more.
Welcome to Scorpio season, lovers!
How the spookiest holiday awakens potential for dark, fantastical fun.