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!
How do we bring our full selves to intimacy and pleasure, in a world built to punish us for letting our guards down?
~ Reina Gattuso
Here are some of our favorite posts about getting off.
We hear a lot about how performance anxiety affects penises, but what about all the vulvas out there?
~ Gigi Engle
Your libido is usually not a fixed, spontaneous entity.
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.
~ Tara Aura
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.
~ Loré Yessuff
There’s one simple thing you can do to own your pleasure: masturbate.
~ Emma McGowan
Here are a few ways to explore the sensation in your breasts.
~ Suzannah Weiss
Roommates, parents, children, and siblings are a blockade to an otherwise glorious masturbation session.
~ Laura Delarato
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.
~ Ada Ciuca
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.
~ Shannon Ashley
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.
~ Rachel Malkin
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.
~ Amanda Wattie
Our sexual preferences are absolutely affected by light and climate.
~ Rachel Kramer Bussel
A guide to delayed gratification.
~ Alanna Greco
Here are some flirty, dirty, and yes, occasionally awkward ways to practice enthusiastic consent.
A thorough etiquette guide to the mess of sex.