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
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.
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)?
~ Gigi Engle
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.
Is size an essential factor of really good vaginal sex? Yes and no.
~ Jo Murphy
Lubricant infused with CBD can help ease tense pelvic muscles.
The history of lube goes back thousands of years.
In a world filled with ads for “vaginal hygiene products,” it’s important to be in the know.
Lube is pretty much always a good decision.
~ Helaina Hovitz