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A primer on vulvodynia, a frustrating condition without a concrete cause.
~ Laura Delarato
Sex with a soft penis can be wonderful.
~ Anna Breslaw
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.
~ Gigi Engle
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?
Short answer: Yes!
~ Colleen Godin
Fear not, anorgasmia does not have to be a permanent state of affairs.
The surgery and recovery was arduous, and it took me months to find my sex drive again.
~ Emma Olswing
Acupuncture could very well improve your sex life.
The pill has helped women live life on their own terms for nearly 60 years.
~ Dr. Nicole Edison and Amy Fan of Twentyeight Health
If your gut is out of whack, it’s likely your sex life will be, too.
We are born pure, complete, and wonderful, but sometimes we forget this.
~ Sara Shah
Embodied mindfulness cultivates a sense of awareness of the various parts of our body.
Mindfulness and meditation are both words we are hearing a lot of these days, but they still sound a bit mysterious.