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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This month we talk to Helen Phelan, a body-neutral intuitive movement instructor.
~ Rachel Malkin
What’s a single person to do when cuffing season beckons?
~ Reina Gattuso
Our bodies need sleep to get in the mood.
~ R.T. Collins
Our society often reduces pregnant people to nonsexual vessels—but that ignores a much more pleasurable reality.
~ A. Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez
Sex doesn’t have to be rough, dramatic, or creative to be pleasurable.
~ Anastasia Charisiou
There are some longstanding myths about sex that end up hurting our relationships. It is time for us to crush them.
~ Cheryl Fraser
A next-level guide to the simple yet essential skill of kissing.
~ Gigi Engle
Expect the unexpected this month, because things may not be what they seem.
~ Stefanie Caponi
There’s actually a biological connection between fear and arousal.
~ Alex Kahn
How do you define emotional infidelity? Well, it’s tricky.
~ Jor-El Caraballo
Accountability, growth, and healing comes from confronting our dark sides in relationships.
At a time when we’re expanding our definition of “sex,” we should consider what even counts as foreplay.
People who don’t experience sexual attraction often pleasure themselves and have sex with others.
~ Cassandra Corrado
What it’s like to be transgender and have a baby, in a world that centers cishet people.
~ Sydney Bauer
Here’s how to start exploring what your sexual fantasies means, how to communicate them, and how to explore them safely.
~ Laura Delarato
Welcome to October, lovers! This time of year, we melt into the delicious darkness to play in the shadows of our secret desires and fantasies.
Period pain is often depicted as inevitable and natural, but these women’s solutions challenge that assumption.
~ Suzannah Weiss
How can we reset our homes to invite a more satisfying season of sex, self-love, and sensuality?
~ Tara Aura
In some states, the pandemic has made it even harder for pregnant people to access abortion care.
~ Danielle Campoamor
We’re resurrecting our interview series with friends of Swell across the globe.
Here are six helpful Swells posts about why sex might be painful or uncomfortable, and what to do about it.
Is it possible to wipe the slate clean with a former lover?
This fall, take stock of your sexual health and hygiene.
Lots of us are embracing sexting in a socially distant world.
Here’s what to do if you find yourself in a sex rut.