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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Nature offers humans a lot of complex and fascinating variation in how our bodies come to be. It’s normal and healthy for our sex characteristics to exist along a spectrum rather than in two neatly defined categories.
~ Sandra Carpenter
Phexxi, a brand-new birth-control gel, is inserted into the vagina up to one hour before vaginal sex.
~ Cassandra Corrado
Vaginal discharge can be totally normal…or it can be a warning sign of an infection.
~ R.T. Collins
Welcome to July, lovers! Hot vaxx summer is upon us, and we’re all aching to make out with life again.
~ Stefanie Caponi
Gender euphoria is a feeling of relief and joy from gender-affirming experiences.
~ Leo Aquino
Britney’s high-profile case shined a light on the question: who has the right to birth and raise children?
An apology is a process of compassionate communication that takes two, not just the one who messed up.
~ Cheryl Fraser
Swell asked sexuality professionals to share how exactly they bring themselves to orgasm.
~ Suzannah Weiss
Dr. Alfred Kinsey proposed the radical idea that sexual orientation lies on a spectrum by creating the Kinsey Scale.
A therapist explains how to talk honestly and openly about your desires in a relationship.
~ Holly Richmond
Discrimination against bisexual people is harmful and persistent. Here’s how to cope.
~ Reina Gattuso
We spoke with Dame’s Head of Content Danielle Bezalel about CBD lube, masturbation, and the importance of consulting your doctor.
Getting to know your vulva is one of the best things you can do for your sexual health and pleasure.
Not into a big Pride parade this year? Here are some suggestions for a slower, more intimate celebration.
Here are 10 of our favorite posts about sexuality, orientation, and gender identity.
Welcome to June, lovers! And happy Pride month.
Here are some of the most pressing questions this doctor hears in her office.
~ Somi Javaid
Can you really have orgasms from exercise? Thankfully, the answer is yes.
Kinks or fetishes are common! Here are ways to share your desires with your new partner.
~ Kamil Lewis
Trans and gender non-conforming people have sex toy options that cater to their needs.
How do you know if your masturbation habits are getting out of hand?
~ Gigi Engle
What does “condependency” mean when it comes to romantic relationships?
~ Brittini Carter
Our culture often teaches us that masturbation is shameful. Here’s how to unlearn those harmful messages.
Moms deserve more than just shower time. Here’s how to practice self-care for longevity and transformation.
Not everyone gets their mom a vibrator, but talking openly about sex with our parents is good for society.