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Orgasmic birth is a pleasurable and rewarding birth experience that can result in orgasm.
~ Leo Aquino
For some, BDSM can be a therapeutic exercise in self-healing.
~ Gigi Engle
Phexxi, a brand-new birth-control gel, is inserted into the vagina up to one hour before vaginal sex.
~ Cassandra Corrado
Here are some of the most pressing questions this doctor hears in her office.
~ Somi Javaid
Can you really have orgasms from exercise? Thankfully, the answer is yes.
How do you know if your masturbation habits are getting out of hand?
The clitoris is a sprawling organ located within the vulva. It has a singular purpose: Pleasure.
Squirting isn’t that different from peeing, so how do you know the difference?
~ Suzannah Weiss
We’ve added to our resource about sex, wellness, and relationships.
There are lots of common rumors about nutrition and sex, but how do you tell fact from fiction?
~ Allie Lansman
Birth control options can feel almost endless these days. Here’s a thorough breakdown.
~ R.T. Collins
It can be tricky to navigate sex and breastfeeding.
~ Sandra Carpenter
Talking frankly about STIs and sexual health can build trust and intimacy.
~ Alex Kahn
Here’s everything you need to know about having sex on your period.
Self-massage offers us an opportunity to give ourselves the supportive and healing touch we need.
~ Sarah Seely
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.
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.
Period pain is often depicted as inevitable and natural, but these women’s solutions challenge that assumption.
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