As Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water churns through the awards circuit, an unanswered question has been left lingering in the air, swirling and winking around like a constellation of magical blue lights. Would you bang the fish guy?
With sexual harassment and abuse being covered so frequently in the media over these last few weeks, it seemed like a good time to talk about how to move forward and start to heal after abuse. Of course, this is a huge topic, so we’re getting started with how to manage the effects of sexual trauma on your own. Next…
Bill O’Neill, a Supreme Court judge in Ohio and now-former gubernatorial candidate, has apologized for boasting about all the sex he’s had in a bizarre Facebook post, apparently typed to defend “heterosexual males” everywhere.
It wasn’t until I was walking to the clinic, wasting an hour of my day to get a test I shouldn’t have needed to get, that I went from annoyed to pissed. It wasn’t until I saw my blood filling a syringe, and willed it to not be infected, that I went from concerned to chest-clenched freaked out, realizing what I’d…
On a recent trip to Berlin, Alex Lomas’ acquaintance posed him a challenge: Can you find a Bluetooth-enabled butt plug in the wild, and can you turn it on without its owner’s help? Lomas, a penetration tester with the British cybersecurity firm Pen Test Partners, pulled out his phone, consulted the detection app…
When I give the dating app LoveFlutter my Twitter handle, it rewards me with a 28-axis breakdown of my personality: I’m an analytic Type A who’s unsettlingly sex-focused and neurotic (99th percentile). On the sidebar where my “Personality Snapshot” is broken down in further detail, a section called “Chat-Up Advice”…
The bottoms looked like they could melt into each other. They were facing each other and sighing, hands clasped for support as they each got nailed from behind. I’d been watching one who I guessed was in his late 20s rotate through the following pattern for about a half hour: He danced for two minutes or so, sucked…
Soul Searching is our series about how the most secular generation in history is changing the face of religion.
Years ago, Lasharia Holman was at church with her daughter, who was in grade school at the time. The pastor referenced the biblical story of Adam and Eve.
Right around puberty, I discovered the glory of an orgasm. In 9th grade, it happened for the first time with a guy. We didn’t have sex but everything else had been enough. I remember thinking that I didn’t know what just happened or how, but I wanted it to happen every freaking day for the rest of my life.
A recent educational article in Teen Vogue magazine about anal sex has all of the elements to whip religious extremists into a frenzy. In fact, don’t even read it, just skip straight to the Book of Revelation in your Bible, because the world is going to hell.
It’s easy to gripe about condoms, how they’re inconvenient or they dull sensitivity, but the reality is they can be much more pleasurable than most people think. Here’s your guide to finding the condom that’s right for you.
This is a selection from Blocked, a collection of art and stories from the world of swiping and Bumbling one’s way to true love. It features over 200 pages and 25 comics from international artists and writers sharing their insight on dating in the 21st century. Now on Kickstarter through July 13.
At first, I didn’t realize that my family’s origin story was a little off. I have a distinct memory of showing my music teacher a copy of my dad’s senior yearbook, pointing out the pictures of my parents with no real awareness of anything strange. My sister and I would pore over the words my mother had inscribed in…
You might not know this, since it doesn’t appear anywhere on the medication itself, but the morning-after pill doesn’t necessarily work for women over 176 pounds.
There is a particular kind of make-believe woman who floods my inbox every time I post to Craigslist’s 18-plus section, which I’ve been doing more often recently in my search for the actual women who use the site.
November 8, 2016 was one of the most romantic nights of my life.
A little over a decade ago, Jesse*, a now-42-year-old man based in Alberta, Canada, got a divorce. An office administrator for a warehouse distributor, Jesse’s a self-described “omega male” who sees himself as a pretty geeky guy, or at least one who doesn’t stand out in a crowd.
Don't mess with people's sex lives.