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 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.
~ Stefanie Caponi
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.
~ Reina Gattuso
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.
When a relationship becomes one-sided, it’s time to put up boundaries.
~ Suzannah Weiss
This year promises to be different than 2020—but not in the ways we expect.
Our social environments—not just biology or personalities—can affect our sexualities.
~ Danielle Campoamor
This month we talk to Portia Brown, a sex educator who centers Black women and femmes.
~ Rachel Malkin
Here are some therapist tips for drawing out your pleasure.
If you chase the object of your desire, they’ll seek more and more distance.
~ Moushumi Ghose
Gift ideas for a person who cares more about expanding their mind than their collection of stuff.
Comfort sex can come from a desire to feel safe and forget about the outside world.