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Swell’s therapists and experts explore the nuances of relationships, dating, and intimacy.
Desire discrepancy is a common problem in relationships. A therapist explains how to deal with it.
~ Alexandra Solomon
Fill in the blanks to be filled with love for your partner.
As social mores shift and people live longer, what’s the definition of “commitment”?
~ Emma McGowan
There is a path towards healing, even after betrayal.
~ Jor-El Caraballo
When porn is introduced into a relationship, it often warrants a discussion.
~ Laura Delarato
If you’re thinking of taking a platonic friendship further, here are some factors you may want to consider.
NRE is a staple of the polyamorous community, but everyone should learn about it and appreciate it.
~ Gigi Engle
Understanding the natural stages of love can help us know if our relationship is worth saving.
Just because there are a million Tinderellas doesn’t mean we should treat people badly.
Do age differences always create power imbalances in relationships? Yes…but it’s complicated.
~ Reina Gattuso
When the kids move out, it’s time to reconnect, explore, and deepen your connection.
A therapist explains how to survive family functions together, while still having time for sex and closeness.
~ Rachel Malkin
A therapist explains how reparenting your inner child can help your romantic life.
Polyamory isn’t for everyone. Here’s how to tell if it fits with your emotional needs.
The Dame community gives us their best tips for moving in together.
What is the secret sauce to keeping sex interesting?
How do polyamorous people learn to go beyond jealousy and take pleasure in their partner’s happiness (and vice versa)?
Can you save a partnership when one person comes out as a different gender or sexual orientation?
~ Tris Mamone
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
Whether you want to be casual, get serious, or experiment with kink, the app-sibilities are endless.
~ Ada Ciuca
A new dad recalls the first sex session with his partner after she gave birth.
How to navigate dating all over again, after a break or a breakup.
We interview Shadeen Francis, a licensed marriage and family therapist, professor, and author.
LDRs are hard, but doable.
Boundaries are vital in any healthy relationship.