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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A therapist explains how to survive family functions together, while still having time for sex and closeness.
~ Rachel Malkin
We asked you about the wildest things you heard back in sex ed. The answers disturbed us.
Are your palms getting sweaty thinking about having a sex talk with your kids? You’re not alone.
~ Jaclyn Friedman
Here are six preventative measures you can take to ward off a UTI.
~ Emma McGowan
A transgender man reminisces on the surprising beauty of his first time.
A thorough etiquette guide to the mess of sex.
~ Reina Gattuso
The Dame community gives us their thoughts on sex in a pool, ocean, or shower.
The concept of “virginity loss” may be a myth, but having sex for the the first time can still feel meaningful.
~ Anastasia Charisiou
A lesson in pegging—also known as D-in-B sex, butt-boning, and strap-on anal play.
~ Gabrielle Kassel
If you’re going to bring in a third, you better know what you’re doing first.
~ Gigi Engle
Here’s how to make the most of your romantic getaway—sexually and otherwise.
Subspace, the state of transcendence that many subs go into during BDSM, is a useful concept even to the more vanilla among us.
How the spookiest holiday awakens potential for dark, fantastical fun.
A therapist explains how reparenting your inner child can help your romantic life.
~ Jor-El Caraballo
A primer on vulvodynia, a frustrating condition without a concrete cause.
~ Laura Delarato
The Dame community gives us their best tips for moving in together.
It’s a step kinky people know well, but newbies may not: the practice of aftercare.
Curious about butt plugs? Here’s where to begin.
Here are a few websites and apps that’ll let sound immerse you in a symphony of sexual pleasure.
~ Suzannah Weiss
Sex with a soft penis can be wonderful.
~ Anna Breslaw
How do polyamorous people learn to go beyond jealousy and take pleasure in their partner’s happiness (and vice versa)?
We asked Dame’s Instagram community how they defined sex.
Sex is a messy, weird, funny, hot, sexy, awkward, often hilarious thing we engage in.
There’s science behind our gasps and moans and screams.
~ Justin Lehmiller
PrEP isn’t just for gay men.