Pleasure is part of health. Swell is a blog and educational resource exploring sexual wellness, intimacy, relationships, sexual health, and mindfulness.
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Here are 10 of our favorite posts about physical, mental, and emotional arousal.
The pandemic has awakened “skin hunger”—a longing for touch—that many of us haven’t quite felt before.
~ Reina Gattuso
Our society often reduces pregnant people to nonsexual vessels—but that ignores a much more pleasurable reality.
~ A. Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez
When we are underfed or overworked, we often struggle to have pleasurable sex.
~ Hannah Nussbaum
How do we bring our full selves to intimacy and pleasure, in a world built to punish us for letting our guards down?
Here are some of our favorite posts about getting off.
Having a tilted uterus is normal and common, but it can make sex a little tricky.
~ R.T. Collins
Studies show that lesbians and bisexual women are having more orgasms and pleasure than straight women.
~ Gigi Engle
For marginalized people and especially Black people, wellness challenges a culture that normalizes our shame and suffering.
~ Tara Aura
Just because NSA sex isn’t romantic doesn’t mean we can cut corners on kindness and connection.
Here’s what happens to your body when you experience sexual touch and pleasure.
Here are a few ways to explore the sensation in your breasts.
~ Suzannah Weiss
When I gave up orgasms, I found a wealth of other sensations that I hadn’t yet explored.
Here are the most common parts of the body that feel really, really good when touched.
~ Rachel Malkin
Unlike talk therapy, somatic sex education expands self-inquiry into the entire body.
~ Amanda Wattie
A guide to taking a holistic approach to self-love.