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.
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.
~ Stefanie Caponi
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
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