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You can choose your friends, but you can’t choose your family.
Just because that refrain is common, doesn’t mean it’s true. It’s not.
Chosen families prove that, actually, it is possible to choose your friends and your family.
Also known as found family, “a chosen family is made up of people who have intentionally chosen to embrace, nurture, love, and support each other regardless of blood or marriage,” says Bahiyyah Maroon, PhD.
This article is for anyone who’s ever asked themselves “Am I queer?” or “Am I queer enough?”
(Spoiler alert: The answer to the first Q = the answer to the second Q).
Here we go!
On TikTok, it’s Le$bean. In “The L Word,” it’s lez. And for most everyone else, it’s lesbian.
Whether you letter-swap, abbreviate, or not, this guide is for anyone who’s ever asked themselves, “Am I a lesbian?”.
Lez go! (Had to.)
Like other sexual identity categories, the definition varies slightly based on who’s doing the defining.
Bucket lists are typically filled with adrenaline-pumping, heart-racing items like “go skydiving,” “ride an elephant,” and “try dog sledding.”
But why not zhoosh up your bucket list with a few X-rated activities (er, sextivities) like “bop in a butt plug” or “ride a suction cup dildo.”
Better yet, why not make a whole ass sex toy bucket list — sex...
After 12+ months of mumbling “I’m my safest sex partner!” while rubbing one out, you’re probably wondering when you can start having in-person partnered or multi-partnered sex again.
The answer: potentially sooner than you think!
Scroll on to learn more about safer romping in the age of ‘rona.
Before we talk about how to have safer sex during the coronavirus pandemic, we need to talk about what safer sex is.
The COVID-19 pandemic may be the public health crisis on the tips of everyone’s tongues and thumbs.
But there’s a congruent health crisis that the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention declared a growing epidemic: the rise of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and infections (STIs).
You weren’t lied to: Masturbating really is the safest sexual activity.
“There is virtually NO chance of contracting an STD or any other infection from touching your genitals,” says Planned Parenthood.
However, there are three — admittedly rare(!) — instances in which it *is* possible for an STI to be transmitted while masturbating.
You don’t have to be an erotica novelist or fanfic author to crush the dirty talk game.
All you need is a little confidence, a willing partner (or two!), and this dirty talk guide.
Scroll down for dozens of dirty talking examples you can use on your boo, no matter the medium. Eye them now, copy and paste, repeat, or read them your boo later.
Yoni steaming — also known as vaginal steaming, V-steaming, and herb steaming — is an ancient healing practice that involves straddling a pot of hot herb water (basically, tea) for up to an hour.
(FYI: Yoni is the Sanskrit word for vagina. It translates to “a sacred space.”)
Celebs, like Gwyneth Paltrow, Lucy Hale, and Chrissy Teigen are all about it. But gynecologists are NOT.
Herbs belong in your pantry and planter, not in your vagina.
Unfortunately, that’s exactly what yoni pearls are: herb heaps made for vaginal insertion. And, far from being just a wacky, woo-woo wellness trend, these pearls are dangerous.
Answers to the question “What does sex feel like?” range from poetic and adjective laden to nondescript and boring.
All of them, however, leave the asker wanting more. And that’s exactly why we put together this comprehensive guide.
Raise your hand if you were taught that sex = penis-in-vagina penetration.
Two nights in a hotel for the price of one is pretty neat. Ditto goes for getting a second T-shirt at no extra charge.
But the ultimate 2-for-1 is 69-ing.
Read on to learn more about this mutual oral sex position — including 21 tips to make it the kind of sex Ariana Grande might sing about.
What do the Hitachi Magic Wand, Miley Cyrus, and the “cowgirl” sex position have in common? Well, in addition to being major sex symbols, they’ve also all undergone major rebrands.
That’s right, the famous receiver-on-top sex position recently went through a rebrand.
The 21st century is rife with companies rebranding to become more inclusive. But it’s not just brands undergoing rebrands… it’s sex positions, too!
Gone are the days when reverse cowgirl was known only as such. These days, the position is known by less-gendered terms.
There’s an erotic content creator for every. single. one. of your sweet, smutty, slutty, and startling desires.
Missionary lovemaking with lots of making out? Yep. Toe tongue-tugging and tasting? Yep. Pee and poo play? Yep. Solo meat-beating or nub-rubbing? Yep. Handcuffed hanky-panky? Yep!
And so much more.
This guide has everything you need to k...