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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Swell’s practical, detailed, no-judgment sex advice. Techniques to engage our best erotic selves!
Studies show that lesbians and bisexual women are having more orgasms and pleasure than straight women.
For marginalized people and especially Black people, wellness challenges a culture that normalizes our shame and suffering.
Just because NSA sex isn’t romantic doesn’t mean we can cut corners on kindness and connection.
In an era of uncertainty, snapping nude selfies has become this writer’s sacred ritual.
There’s one simple thing you can do to own your pleasure: masturbate.
Here are a few ways to explore the sensation in your breasts.
Roommates, parents, children, and siblings are a blockade to an otherwise glorious masturbation session.
Create time and space for your sex life, rather than just expecting things to sort themselves out.
When I gave up orgasms, I found a wealth of other sensations that I hadn’t yet explored.
Your partner’s love language gives you a clue of how best to turn them on during foreplay.
The winter isn’t kind to our sex drives. Here’s how to welcome the spring.
Some practical and emotional sex advice for plus-size vulva-havers.
Here’s how to feel multiple sensations at once while you’re climaxing.
Here are the most common parts of the body that feel really, really good when touched.
Is it possible to orgasm without genital contact?
Side-by-side pleasure is a fun, low-stakes way to connect with your partner.
Unlike talk therapy, somatic sex education expands self-inquiry into the entire body.
Our sexual preferences are absolutely affected by light and climate.
A guide to delayed gratification.
Here are some flirty, dirty, and yes, occasionally awkward ways to practice enthusiastic consent.
A thorough etiquette guide to the mess of sex.
The Dame community gives us their thoughts on sex in a pool, ocean, or shower.
A lesson in pegging—also known as D-in-B sex, butt-boning, and strap-on anal play.
If you’re going to bring in a third, you better know what you’re doing first.
Here’s how to make the most of your romantic getaway—sexually and otherwise.