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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We spoke with Senti Sojwal, a writer, activist, and cofounder of Asian American Feminist Collective.
Here are 10 of our favorite posts about physical, mental, and emotional arousal.
Welcome to our new series, Crushing On, where we sing the praises of our current sex faves. First up: Warming vibrators.
~ Gigi Engle
We spoke with tantra expert and Dark Feminine School founder Tatiana Dellepiane.
We spoke with the brilliant sex scholar and author of Vibrator Nation.
This Valentine’s Day, give grace, gentleness, and TLC to your partner—or yourself.
Experimenting with textures can help recreate feelings of touch that we crave.
~ Ada Ciuca
Hand sex isn’t just the junior varsity of sexual play—it’s its own sport.
Our first mercury retrograde of 2021 gives us the opportunity to slow down and reflect.
~ Stefanie Caponi
Self-massage offers us an opportunity to give ourselves the supportive and healing touch we need.
~ Sarah Seely
The pandemic has awakened “skin hunger”—a longing for touch—that many of us haven’t quite felt before.
~ Reina Gattuso
Luna Matatas is a sex and pleasure educator who teaches sexual health, empowerment, BDSM, butt stuff and more.
This year promises to be different than 2020—but not in the ways we expect.
This month we talk to Portia Brown, a sex educator who centers Black women and femmes.
~ Rachel Malkin
Here are some therapist tips for drawing out your pleasure.
If you chase the object of your desire, they’ll seek more and more distance.
~ Moushumi Ghose
Comfort sex can come from a desire to feel safe and forget about the outside world.
We begin the month in optimistic and expansive Sagittarius, a welcome break from the moody intensity of Scorpio season.
Here are some small acts of love that have a big impact on our partners.
~ Jor-El Caraballo
This month we talk to Helen Phelan, a body-neutral intuitive movement instructor.
What’s a single person to do when cuffing season beckons?
Sex doesn’t have to be rough, dramatic, or creative to be pleasurable.
~ Anastasia Charisiou
A next-level guide to the simple yet essential skill of kissing.
Expect the unexpected this month, because things may not be what they seem.
There’s actually a biological connection between fear and arousal.
~ Alex Kahn