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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In honor of Women’s History Month, we bring you our favorite reading material on women and sexuality.
Here’s how to get out of your head and into your body during a sexual encounter.
~ Kamil Lewis
It can be tricky to navigate sex and breastfeeding.
~ Sandra Carpenter
Parents often struggle with their sexual needs and boundaries. Here are some tips for how to make it easier.
~ A. Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez
Welcome to March, lovers! Take a moment to honor yourself exactly where you are.
~ Stefanie Caponi
At heart, Swell is about sex education. A glossary is education in its purest form.
Jealousy isn’t fun, but it can also be an invitation to better meet our needs.
~ Reina Gattuso
We spoke with the brilliant sex scholar and author of Vibrator Nation.
In order to truly move on, it’s a great idea to reflect on past relationships.
~ Stacy Hubbard
Talking frankly about STIs and sexual health can build trust and intimacy.
~ Alex Kahn
This Valentine’s Day, give grace, gentleness, and TLC to your partner—or yourself.
There’s no reason why you can’t try BDSM solo.
~ R.T. Collins
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.
~ Gigi Engle
Our first mercury retrograde of 2021 gives us the opportunity to slow down and reflect.
Chests, nipples, and breasts are all erogenous zones. Here’s how to give them the attention they deserve.
~ Cassandra Corrado
Here’s everything you need to know about having sex on your period.
Self-massage offers us an opportunity to give ourselves the supportive and healing touch we need.
~ Sarah Seely
Attraction, arousal, and desire are related, but not the same. Allow us to give you a vocabulary lesson.
The pandemic has awakened “skin hunger”—a longing for touch—that many of us haven’t quite felt before.
Luna Matatas is a sex and pleasure educator who teaches sexual health, empowerment, BDSM, butt stuff and more.
We discuss asexuality, graysexuality, and the rest of the ace spectrum.
Jake Ernst’s “routes of safety” model can help us work through tender moments with our partners.
~ Jor-El Caraballo
How can we manage stressful conversations without boiling over or shutting down?
~ Anna Aslanian
Experts explain why some of us get so turned on by masks and anonymous sex.