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.
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.
Here are six preventative measures you can take to ward off a UTI.
A transgender man reminisces on the surprising beauty of his first time.
A thorough etiquette guide to the mess of sex.
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.
A lesson in pegging—also known as D-in-B sex, butt-boning, and strap-on anal play.
If you’re going to bring in a third, you better know what you’re doing first.
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.
A primer on vulvodynia, a frustrating condition without a concrete cause.
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.
Sex with a soft penis can be wonderful.
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.
PrEP isn’t just for gay men.