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The pandemic has awakened “skin hunger”—a longing for touch—that many of us haven’t quite felt before.
~ Reina Gattuso
There’s a lot more to pelvic floor health than kegels.
~ Helen Phelan
Our bodies need sleep to get in the mood.
~ R.T. Collins
Our society often reduces pregnant people to nonsexual vessels—but that ignores a much more pleasurable reality.
~ A. Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez
There’s actually a biological connection between fear and arousal.
~ Alex Kahn
Period pain is often depicted as inevitable and natural, but these women’s solutions challenge that assumption.
~ Suzannah Weiss
In some states, the pandemic has made it even harder for pregnant people to access abortion care.
~ Danielle Campoamor
Here are six helpful Swells posts about why sex might be painful or uncomfortable, and what to do about it.
This fall, take stock of your sexual health and hygiene.
When we are underfed or overworked, we often struggle to have pleasurable sex.
~ Hannah Nussbaum
Here’s why every pregnant person deserves a doula.
~ Miriam Zoila Pérez
ADHD can manifest in lots of ways during sex. The key is to learning to manage it all.
~ Becca Lilly
Having a tilted uterus is normal and common, but it can make sex a little tricky.
Many women report a link between sex and their period starting, but doctors say it’s highly unlikely.
Yes, self-love is straight-up good for your physical health.
~ Gigi Engle
COVID-19 has us coping with stress, fear, anxiety, and grief. Here’s how to manage them all.
~ Jor-El Caraballo
Here’s what happens to your body when you experience sexual touch and pleasure.
When it comes to sex and intimacy, breathwork can be a major catalyst for connection with ourselves and others.
~ Tara Aura
There are lots of ways vagina-havers can use cannabis without getting high.
~ Genevieve R. Moore
Here’s what you need to know about PMDD, or Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder.
~ Anastasia Charisiou
From improving emotional regulation to enhancing gratitude, mindfulness can work wonders for your relationships.
~ Gillian Florence Sanger
Menopause comes with lots of changes that can alter our sexual desire and functions.
~ Emma McGowan
What do we lose by relegating our ob/gyn to a trip every few years?
Here’s a thorough introduction to charting and tracking your fertility—and using it for birth control.
A biologist verifies whether or not aphrodisiacs truly exist.
~ Anna Breslaw