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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Do age differences always create power imbalances in relationships? Yes…but it’s complicated.
~ Reina Gattuso
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.
~ Jor-El Caraballo
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?
~ Gigi Engle
How do polyamorous people learn to go beyond jealousy and take pleasure in their partner’s happiness (and vice versa)?
Stereotypes about bisexual identity have real-life consequences.
~ Gabrielle Noel
Whether you want to be casual, get serious, or experiment with kink, the app-sibilities are endless.
~ Ada Ciuca
Vaginal dryness doesn’t have to mark the end of your sex life.
~ Jo Murphy
How to navigate dating all over again, after a break or a breakup.
We asked our Instagram community about how sex and motherhood intertwine
Maintain communication, keep up the touching and stroking, and take your time.
We interview Shadeen Francis, a licensed marriage and family therapist, professor, and author.
Pheromones are invisible chemicals that can affect who we’re attracted to. Here’s why.
~ Gabrielle Kassel
LDRs are hard, but doable.
We asked our community how their sex lives were affected by their abortions.
Boundaries are vital in any healthy relationship.
It sounds unsexy, but it may hugely help your relationship.
We’re taught that dream-partners exist, but there is no right time, and there is no right person.
~ Sara Shah
Sleeping apart may actually be better for your sex life.
“I love you, but I love me more.”
We’re taught how to communicate what we want. Well, with everything except sex.
Or is this just another myth designed to box us into impossible relationship standards?