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For example, “Let’s say you think ‘slut’ when seeing someone in a crop top,” Howard says. “Ask yourself: Why did I react this way? Why did I feel like that?” Similarly, she says, if you find yourself judging someone for being polyamorous, ask yourself: Why does that make me uncomfortable? What steps do I need to take to stop feeling that way? Then, take those steps.
Likely you’ve heard someone flippantly declare that they (or you, or someone else) have “daddy issues” or “mommy issues.” While most often used as an insult, these phrases are actually rooted in psychotherapy.
Specifically, a psychological model known as attachment theory.
As if 2020 couldn’t get any worse (looking at you, COVID-19), the current U.S. Supreme Court has officially made it legal for employers to refuse to cover birth control on religious or moral grounds. Because nearly 126,000 have lost (or will lose) access to cost-free birth control from their employer due to this ruling, we created a guide to finding free and low-cost birth control options in all 50 states.
If there’s anything harder than figuring out what to eat at Cheesecake Factory or which vibrator to add to your collection, it’s figuring out which birth control option is right for you.
That’s where this birth control crib sheet comes in.
Zero. Disgracefully, that’s the number of states that require that sex education curriculums be comprehensively inclusive to LGBTQIA folks. Most sex education programs, instead, assume that those receiving the information are both heterosexual and cisgender. If there’s anything less cute than mules, it’s that degree of homophobia and transphobia.
Public service announcement: You don’t need to choose between your sexual health and paying rent, your gym membership, or, heck, even your morning coffee. There are plenty of no- and low-cost ways to get tested for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) — no matter where you live. And that means there’s no excuse not to get tested. And regularly!
Hand jobs might have a reputation as “teenager sex,” but with as much pleasure potential as any other kind of play — yes, including penetrative vaginal and anal sex! — HJs deserve a place in your adult playtime, too. Scroll down for a, um, handy guide to making hand jobs everything.
At its very best, finger-banging is incredibly hot. Like, really hot.
But at its worst, it can be more painful/annoying/irritating than your (now ex) partner getting too high and forcing you to sit through 2 hours of cartoons on date night…
That’s where this handy guide to hand sex comes in. Read it now, and your partner will be thanking you (read: experiencing pleasure) later.
Enhanced sensation! Increased pleasure! Better sex! That’s the marketing pitch behind textured condoms. But there’s something that commercials for these ribbed and dotted rubbers don’t tell you. While it’s true that the texture can, for some people, make sex even better, for those with sensitive bits it can be irritating AF.
Sing it with us: Heaaaad, shoulders, vulva/peen and toes.
Imagine if — beyond just being an adult remake of the classic nursery rhyme — that was a list of (just some of) the body parts involved in an orgasm.
Well, in full-body orgasms, they are.
They may also lust after avoidant-attached folks because the dynamic is similar to what they had with their parents. Ever meet someone who seemed like they had no feelings at all? They were likely avoidant-attached.
If you’re reading this, odds are you’re a proud, pleasure-seeking vibrator owner. And panties hats off to you! Vibrators are a great addition to solo, partnered, and multi-partnered sex alike. But here’s the rub: Lots of sex-having babes mistakenly think the joy of sex toys start and end with their buzzy BFF.
Well, spoiler alert: That’s false!
Woah, woah, woah, can you get an STI from a sex toy?
The short answer: Yup!
But try not to freak out too much, you can’t spontaneously get a sexually transmitted infection (STI) from a sex toy.
Maybe you caught that one “House Hunters” episode that had HGTV-lovers around the globe up in arms. Or maybe you binged “Politician” specifically for that throuple subplot (#relatable).
Or maybe you were rooting for (read: turned on by) Alice, Nat, and Gigi in Showtime’s “The L Word: Generation Q.”