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Here’s what happens to your body when you experience sexual touch and pleasure.
~ Gigi Engle
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
There are myriad types of professional help for intimacy-related issues. We break it down.
~ Rachel Malkin
Here are nine reasons for a disrupted menstrual cycle, other than pregnancy.
~ Alanna Greco
Sexual trauma can change how we experience our bodies, our desires, and our sense of self. But there are ways to heal.
~ Reina Gattuso
Let’s take a closer look at what emergency contraception is — and what it isn’t.
Here are a few things you can do to keep your vagina happy and healthy.
Here are six preventative measures you can take to ward off a UTI.
A primer on vulvodynia, a frustrating condition without a concrete cause.
~ Laura Delarato
Sex with a soft penis can be wonderful.
Is Vyleesi effective and safe? Will women even use it?
~ Maya Dusenbery
Makeup sex can be hot, but it’s a red flag if you’re relying on anger to get you off every time.
~ Jo Murphy
There’s science behind our gasps and moans and screams.
~ Justin Lehmiller
PrEP isn’t just for gay men.
~ Gabrielle Kassel
Is size an essential factor of really good vaginal sex? Yes and no.
Lubricant infused with CBD can help ease tense pelvic muscles.
In a world filled with ads for “vaginal hygiene products,” it’s important to be in the know.
Vaginal dryness doesn’t have to mark the end of your sex life.