Pleasure is part of health. Swell is a blog and educational resource exploring sexual wellness, intimacy, relationships, sexual health, and mindfulness.
Brought to you by
Swell’s data-filled, expert-backed articles about sexual health, mental health, science, and self-care.
What do we lose by relegating our ob/gyn to a trip every few years?
~ Emma McGowan
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.
~ Gigi Engle
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.
How to prepare for terminating a pregnancy.
The clitoris can be reached through anal sex. Cue the gasps.
Pheromones are invisible chemicals that can affect who we’re attracted to. Here’s why.
Living with endo isn’t easy.
We asked our community how their sex lives were affected by their abortions.
What is PCOS, and will it affect your libido/sex drive?