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I Never Realized This Common Move During Oral Sex Could Count As Sexual Assault

By Stefani Clark
When I was having casual sex regularly during the summer of 2017, only two things ever happened: guys would take me to a park or quiet industrial block for privacy, and then we'd either have sex or I'd blow them. Sometimes, when we were hooking up,…

7 Sex Toys That Don't Look So Phallic, Because That's Not Everyone's Jam

By Caroline Colvin
There are a number of reasons why you'd be in the market for sex toys that don't look like penises. In the same way that non-vibrating sex toys might be someone's preference, penetration just might not be your favorite sensation (say that five time…

Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Edging, The BDSM Term That's Worth The Wait

By Griffin Wynne
If the term "edging" makes you think of Lady Gaga's banger "Edge Of Glory" — you're not alone. But 2011 radio hits aside, you may be wondering: What is edging? Is it something you can try at home? "Edging is the method of bringing yourself (or your…

3 Sex Positions You Should Try If Your Love Language Is Giving Gifts

By Caroline Colvin
Often, when brainstorming the perfect present for a loved one, the phrase "it's the thought that counts" will come up. That saying definitely holds true if gift-giving is your love language. And it especially rings true in the bedroom. Prime sex…

I'm A Virgin & An Adult Sex-Ed Class Helped Me See Sex & Religion In A New Light

By Bonnie Azoulay
At 24 years old, my life doesn’t revolve around the fact that I’ve never done the deed. Refraining from sex until my wedding night is mostly a given as a Jewish Modern Orthodox woman. I’ve never had to dispense any explanation to potential suitors…

'Sex Education' Season 2 Is Officially A Go, So Let The Awkwardness Continue

By Dylan Kickham
The pubescent awkwardness of Sex Education will continue on at Netflix. The streaming service announced on Friday morning that its recent British teen dramedy series will get a second season. The news comes just a couple weeks after the first season…

Here's Everything Fans Should Know About Netflix's 'Sex Education'

By Sarah Halle Corey
Everyone who's experienced their teenage years knows all about the horror and humor that comes with being trapped in high school. There are teachers monitoring your every move, popular kids ruling over the social scene, and, of course, the awkward…

'Sex Education' Fans Are Realizing How Similar The Show Is To '10 Things I Hate About You'

By Dylan Kickham
Netflix's latest original series Sex Education has taken the internet by storm, and it is no wonder why young viewers are getting so attached to the new show. The series is all about the son of a sex therapist who opens up his own underground sex…

5 Reasons We Need A Second Season Of 'Sex Education' On Netflix

By Dylan Kickham
We are only a couple of weeks into 2019, but Netflix may have already given us what will likely be one of the best new series of the year. The first season of Sex Education introduces viewers to teenager Otis Milburn, who is wise beyond his years…

A Sex Therapist Reveals What 'Sex Education' Gets Right & Wrong About The Job

By Sarah Ellis
Am I the only one who can’t get enough of Sex Education on Netflix? The British dramedy is full of adorable characters, cringe-worthy sexual encounters and just enough conflict to keep you on your toes. It’s one of those shows that brings you right…

Netflix Just Dropped A New Trailer For 'Sex Education' That You Need To See

By Ani Bundel
While Netflix may be an American company, there are times when it feels like it has just as much UK content as it does from the U.S. (Or maybe that's my algorithm.) The latest cross-pond team-up the streaming service has taken on is with Eleven…

How To Feel Confident Talking About Sexual Fantasies With Your Partner, According To A Sex Therapist

By Caroline Colvin
Whether it's tying your partner up, taking part in a threesome, or hooking up with a stranger, your X-rated daydreams are probably pretty normal. Still, it can be nerve-wracking to talk about them. Even in the most sexually active relationships or…

I'm Sad About Tumblr's Ban On NSFW Content Because It Helped Me Explore My Sexuality

By Caroline Colvin
By now, you've probably heard that Tumblr — safe haven for space nerds, indie kids, and chic weirdos — has put a NSFW content ban into effect. As of Dec. 17, gone are the days of scrolling through Tumblr with baited breath, rife with worry that a…

Here's The Truth About Whether Douching After Sex Prevents Pregnancy

By Hannah Schneider
Douching is a practice adopted by many people with vaginas in order to enhance the "cleanliness" and "odor" of the vaginal canal. The controversial practice has been around for decades, but does it actually benefit you and can douching after sex…

4 Super Hot Sex Positions For Twin Beds That You Need To Know About Right Now

By Tayi Sanusi
Anyone who's ever slept in a twin bed knows that they can leave much to be desired when it comes to physical space. It's easy to see why two adults trying to enjoy some sexy time can struggle to get their bump-and-grind on with so little space. And…

This New Wellness Kit Is Designed To Take Your Sex Life To A Whole Other Level

By Georgina Berbari
When I was younger, I had so many questions about my clitoris — and honestly, I still do. For some reason, though, (and this seems to be the case for women especially) bringing up sex-related topics can get awkward really fast because of confusing…

9 Incredibly Common Sex Myths That Simply Aren't True, According To Sexperts

By Hannah Schneider
There are a lot of misconceptions about sex out there. This is a result of a lot of different societal factors — like the fact that only 13 states in the U.S. require their sex ed to be medically accurate, and that there's a lot of shame surrounding…

6 Myths About Getting Pregnant You Need To Stop Listening To ASAP, According To An Expert

By Korey Lane
I don't know about you, but my middle school and high school sex education classes consisted of us girls being taught that we were like "flowers." We were given three strict rules: Nothing below the neck, nothing laying down, and nothing comes off.…

Sophie Turner Says 'Game Of Thrones' Taught Her "Sex Education" & I'm Cringing With Her

By Ani Bundel
Game of Thrones has always had a reputation for sex and violence. From the very first episode, there was bloodshed when there wasn't a couple having fun in bed. One of the show's main protagonists, Tyrion Lannister, is introduced in bed in…

6 Women Reveal What Their First Threesomes Were Like, & Did It Just Get Hotter In Here?!

By Candice Jalili
As someone who's never had a threesome, I can attest to the fact that the concept can be a little daunting. And it's not that I think there's anything wrong or bad about them. It's more just that I'm not really sure what I should expect. And can you…

Here’s What Happens When You Have Sex With A Yeast Infection, So Keep These Risks In Mind

By Rachel Shatto
You really don't know the meaning of the word bummer until you’ve had a yeast infection. They're the worst — just so uncomfortable! Thinking about it is upsetting my vagina. So, having sex while you have one might not be the most ideal thing in the…

Is It Normal To Rarely (Or Never) Get Off With Your Partner? Experts Weigh In 

By Rachel Shatto
How often are you having an orgasm when you have sex with your partner? Every time? Most of the time? Well then, congrats, you are part of the lucky minority. I'd give you a prize, but from the sound of things you're already being rewarded on the…

5 Vibrators For Beginners That Are Easy To Use & Will Completely Rock Your World

By Sydnee Lyons
Something you don't learn in sex ed. is how to please yourself. In fact, I don't think I've ever heard from a single person whose sex ed. lecture had anything to do with sexual pleasure. That's too bad because it'd be nice to end the class on a high…

It's Possible To Get These STDs From Oral Sex, So Here's How To Stay Safe

By Genevieve Wheeler
I think one of the greatest misconceptions around safe sex — especially when it comes to the spread of sexually transmitted infections — is that you only have to be cautious during vaginal or anal sex. Think again, friends. As far too many sex ed…

Condoms Don't Fully Protect You From Herpes, So Here's What You Need To Know

By Sydnee Lyons
In true millennial fashion, I'm not exactly a fan of anything permanent. So essentially, my two major concerns in life are, "I'm locked into this phone plan for how long?!" and, "Do condoms protect against herpes?" I hate to admit it but my sex ed.…

Condoms Don't Fully Protect You From This STD, But There's A Shot To Keep You Safe

By Sydnee Lyons
The list of STIs is just about as long as the receipt you get at CVS after buying exactly one item (like, say, a pack of condoms). There are a lot of them, and the most common STI of them all? Human papillomavirus, or HPV, which if you're at CVS or…

Every Single Thing You Need To Know About Getting Tested For STDs In College

By Genevieve Wheeler
My first sex ed class included raps about the prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases and graphic images of severe infections. Seriously. A group of high school students strolled into my middle school science class — backwards hats and all — and…

9 Legit Mind-Blowing Facts You Probably Never Knew About Condoms

By Jamie Kravitz
Whether or not you're sexually active, you've likely learned the basics of condom use. Depending on the amount of education you received and how much experience you have, you may think you've already learned everything there is to know about condoms…

8 Things You Should Know About Safe Sex That You Never Learned In Health Class

By Jamie Kravitz
Sex education is more important than ever, yet schools continue to teach only the basics. If you weren't explicitly told to abstain from sex, you may have learned how to use a condom to prevent sexually transmitted infections — but not much beyond…

If You Hook Up With Women, Here's How To Have The Safest Sex Possible

By Elana Rubin
While sex ed. for straight people has a long way to go before it's up to snuff, there's even more work to be done when it comes to teaching safe sex options to young queer people. Kids and teens who identify on the LGBTQ+ spectrum are often left to…

8 Myths About Sex That Couldn't Be More Wrong, According To Experts

By Rachel Shatto
I used to have some serious (and dangerous) misconceptions about sex. I went to an extremely conservative school, and our sex ed class wasn't so much about the "ed" part. It was more about scaring the hell (literally) out of us. In fact, it wasn't…

17 Awkward Things That Are Bound To Happen During Sex, So Don't Panic

By Rachel Shatto
Sex is awesome. When you are enthusiastically consenting to get freaky AF, there is nothing better. But we've all been there when things suddenly go... awry. There you are in the moment, and you are feeling yourself, and then, suddenly, something…

Fewer People In High School Are Having Sex Nowadays, Science Says

By Candice Jalili
I went to a Catholic high school, where our sex ed consisted of a chapter in our religion textbook entitled, "There's No Condom for the Heart." Essentially, I was taught sex outside of marriage was bad, and we weren't supposed to have it. If we did,…

These 'Riverdale' Co-Stars Reveal The Biggest Misconceptions About Sex They've Noticed

By Candice Jalili
The year "2018" has such a futuristic ring to it, doesn't it? It almost sounds like it should be the time where sex ed lessons are finally accurate and available for everyone. But unfortunately, here we are in 2018, and that's not the case at all.…

This Mom Accidentally Gave Her Daughter A Very Inappropriate Christmas Present

By Lizzy Rosenberg
I'd say that my parents are relatively up-to-date on most of the "hip lingo" as of 2017, but there are definitely certain occasions where I find myself shamefully explaining specific crude terms and slang words to their horrified faces. And while…

This New Dildo With A Custom Face On It Is Everything You Never Even Asked For

By Candice Jalili
So the holidays are right around the corner, and maybe you STILL don't know what to get your bae. I mean, there are the obvious choices. You could write them a nice, loving card. You could get ~crafty~ and make them a collage. You could frame a…

6 Important Things I Wish I Knew About Losing My Virginity Much Earlier

By Rachel Shatto
My first time was... well... it was a disaster. I went to a school where we didn't have sex ed, we had "sex respect." So, instead of learning useful facts about human sexuality that I could, you know, actually apply when I decided to lose my V card,…

7 Tips For Going Down On A Girl That'll Make Sure You Blow Her Mind

By Rachel Shatto
Is there a bigger bedroom bummer than when someone doesn't know how to go down on you properly? Nope, there sure isn't. That's because cunnilingus — even so-so cunnilingus — is awesome. So on the occasion that your partner just clearly has no idea…
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I Have Sex On The First Date All The Time & I Regret Nothing

By Dayna Troisi
Most great decisions are made in a bar bathroom, like, say the decision to f*ck someone you just met. Sex on the first date is such a controversial topic. But in my opinion, it's not up for debate: As long as you’re being safe and consensual, I say…

4 Myths About Pregnancy You Need To Stop Believing ASAP

By Tayi Sanusi
It's funny how finding out you're pregnant can be the best or worst news of your life, purely depending on when it happens. I think it's safe to assume that if you're reading this, then having an eating, crying, and pooping machine isn't part of…

Here’s What People With Same-Sex Partners Actually Count As Sex

By Candice Jalili
Despite the black and white definitions provided in your sex ed textbook back in fifth grade, what the word "sex" means to someone can vary greatly depending on whom you're talking to. Sex for a straight woman who engages in intercourse with…

6 Crazy, Unexpected Ways Women Can Actually Have Orgasms, From Childbirth To Yoga

By Rachel Shatto
Orgasms are awesome. I know, what a controversial statement. Waves of pleasure followed by a sense of relaxation and contentment are great? Who knew that was popular? Yeah, OK, I get it, we're all on the same page about coming, which is why we…

5 Thoughts Everyone Has During Their First Time Having Anal Sex

By Alison Segel
I am unashamed about the fact that I've done butt stuff. Let's get rid of that stigma right now. Ain't nothing wrong with some anal sex. But your first time having anal sex can be a little bit intimidating. While there's lots of content losing your…

'SNL' Vanessa Bayer Says Don’t Ask Your Friends For Advice About Sexual Health — EXCLUSIVE

By Candice Jalili
In addition to being our favorite Saturday Night Live star and playing Amy Schumer's work BFF in Trainwreck, actress Vanessa Bayer also spends her time promoting a pretty sweet cause: Allegran's Know Your Birth Control Campaign. She was nice enough…

'Bachelor In Paradise' Cast Talking About Corinne And DeMario Drama Got So, So Awkward

By Katie Corvino
Bachelor In Paradise is back, even after all of the drama that went down between DeMario Jackson and Corinne ahead of the season premiere. We knew the allegations would be discussed after Corinne and DeMario's incident caused production to be…

This Sex Toy Company Will Donate Money To Charity Every Time You Masturbate

By Candice Jalili
In case you missed the memo (for some weird reason), it's National Masturbation Month, otherwise known as Masturbation May! In celebration, sex toy company Tenga is launching their #DoItInMay campaign aimed at breaking down the stigma surrounding…

Angry Parents Want To Ban Sex Ed Program That Literally Tells Students What Sex Is

By Jamie LeeLo
If you suspected the state of our children's sexual education in America is grim, you suspected correctly. In California's Cupertino Union School District, parents are outraged over a new sex ed curriculum for seventh grade students because it…

This Brand's Crazy Fashion Campaign Features Real Couples Actually Having Sex

By Candice Jalili
If sex sells, then fashion brand Eckhaus Latta's sales are about to go through the ROOF. (Beware: That link is super NSFW, but so is this one, so you obviously don't seem to care about that.) Why, you ask? Well, the ad campaign for their spring 2017…

Women Are 17 Times More Likely To Get HIV/AIDS If They Do This One Sexual Position

By Candice Jalili
Gwyneth Paltrow's website Goop just came out with its very own guide to having anal sex, and OBVIOUSLY, I had to give it a read. I went in expecting some casual sex tips and maybe a little glimpse into Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin's life in the…

Hilarious Video Of Doctor Rapping About Safe Sex For Old People Will Make Your Day

By Candice Jalili
Apparently, old people are boinking just as much as the youths are. On one hand, that's awesome because THEY STILL GOT IT. But on the other hand, it's a little problematic because they don't seem to be as informed as younger people are on the…