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You deserve pleasurable sex at any age.
Just because your body may experience some changes doesn’t mean sex can’t still be amazing.
Sex shouldn’t be about putting up with pain but about finding pathways to pleasure despite the hurdles.
Not only does cuddling feel good, it can actually be good for you.
Different causes for why your dick hurts will require different treatments. That’s why it’s important to recognize the symptoms.
No one had ever told me I should use protection when having sex with non-cisgender, non-heterosexual people.
Everyone deserves to enjoy sex, pleasure, and dating — regardless of STI status.
I made peace with my diagnosis and learned to date with herpes.
Don’t let periods cramp your (sex) style.
Forty percent of people experience VA.
It’s important to speak up and advocate for your own health.
When I caught gonorrhea, I thought my dating life would be significantly affected.
Some people have noticed their periods get lighter (or even stop) after having sex. What’s up with that? We asked experts.
If you notice cramping shortly after inserting a tampon, you’re not alone. Experts explain what may be happening and why you’re experiencing pain.
Contributing to menstrual health research *and* learning more about my own body? Sign me up.
If our doctors won’t even discuss STIs with us, then how can we end the stigma and shame associated with them?
Whether you’ve never used a condom before or you have and have feelings about it, these folks will give you some real insight.
Don’t panic, don’t assume, and do your own research.
Find a period product that best suits your needs.
Some people have been surprised to find that their period came early after having sex. What’s the correlation? Is there one? Here’s what experts say.
How had I not known this was possible? And why hadn’t medical professionals even tested me?
Have you ever had sex only to find that your period weirdly comes later than usual? We asked experts what the correlation might be.
If you’re into it, period sex can feel freakin’ fantastic.
A former public health clinic worker is here to make it all feel way less intimidating.
Curious about what an IUD insertion feels like? We talked to real folks who shared their real-life experiences.
It shouldn’t be this difficult to get a Pap smear.
Heard of dental dams but not sure what they are, or how to use them? Consider this your dental dam 101!
My work is rooted in liberation and destigmatization, yet I was still affected by my own internalized shame.
How often should you get tested for STIs? Well, like so much when it comes to sex, it depends.
To cancel plans, or not to cancel plans.
Whether it’s yoga or masturbation, Jessamyn Stanley wants you to love yourself.
We get it. Periods can suck. Heavy bleeding, painful cramps, backaches, headaches and then some typically accompany periods. But are you able to stop your period once it’s already going? We looked into it for you.
Lo entendemos. Los períodos pueden apestar. Sangrado abundante, calambres dolorosos, dolores de espalda, dolores de cabeza y más síntomas son algunos de los que generalmente acompañan los períodos. ¿Pero puede detener su período una vez que ya está en marcha? Lo investigamos por ti.
December 1st is World AIDS Day — a perfect time to discuss supporting the HIV-positive community.
“Today, it’s not a death sentence. That’s major.”
Navigating dating after a positive diagnosis can be a challenge, but the most important thing to remember is that you are just as worthy and deserving of sexual and romantic intimacy.
Taking to the internet to diagnose your potential STI could be really risky.
Friction burn is totally normal and goes away on its own in about seven days. Worried it might be more than just friction burn? Read on.
Why exactly does this happen every 23-30 days? Let’s discuss.
50 shades of period blood? Yeah, kinda. Before you stress, read up on what the color of your blood could mean.
It's all about contraceptives! The pros, cons and how-tos. Review the options available and how they affect your sex life. Featuring guest, Jenna Perkins, NP
Way lighter flow than normal? Let’s talk about why that could be the case.
Muchas de nosotras nos sentimos nerviosas al hacer preguntas sobre sexo en una cita con el ginecólogo, pero su médico puede ser un gran recurso.
In honor of AIDS Awareness Month, let’s clear the air and end stigma.
Many of us feel nervous bringing up sex questions at an OB-GYN appointment, but your doctor can be a great resource.
So, what comes first: bleeding, or ovulation? Let’s dive in, shall we?
Both trans and menstrual healthcare are often ignored and inaccessible, so this kind of improvement matters.
Cuando comencé a usar el orgasmo como una herramienta para controlar el dolor, se debió a una mezcla de curiosidad y desesperación por algo que pudiera ayudar, aunque fuera temporalmente.
When I first began using orgasm as a pain management tool it was due to a mix of curiosity and desperation for anything to help, even temporarily.
Is it ok to have sex on your period? It sure is! So if you want to, go for it. Read on for tips on comfort, pleasure, and mess management.
This is how one writer communicates about sex with her partner when she is in the throes of depression.
After taking antidepressants that make it difficult to orgasm, a writer has to consider the role of masturbation in her life.
A writer who lives with C-PTSD used masturbation to remember that she, too, deserves pleasure.
A surprising amount of people still think they can get an STI from a toilet seat. And a lack of proper sex ed is to blame for the spread of this misinformation.
Una cantidad sorprendente de personas todavía piensa que puede contraer una ITS desde el asiento del inodoro. Y la falta de educación sexual adecuada es la culpable de la propagación de esta información errónea.
The ‘Queer Eye’ star wants to help reshape what we think we know about HIV and AIDS.
Internal condoms or external? Latex or lambskin? Magnum? Glow-in-the-dark? Lubricated? Selecting the right condom for you can be overwhelming. Consider this your go-to guide
The clit is made to feel good. But what if it feels bad? Clitoris pain is common, but you don’t have to tolerate it. Explore causes of clit pain and their solutions.
Before my diagnosis, I was silent. I didn’t tell my partner what was going on with my body, the pain I was in, or how I felt emotionally.
As Janelle Monae put it, I live my life on birth control. But… which one? Here’s how to figure it out!
Common reasons for pain during sex and what you can do about them.
Are you hesitant or anxious about talking to your doctor about your sexual wellness? If so, here's Dr. UC with tips for you!
Discussing pain, sex, and everything that goes with it.
Sometimes vaginas experience pain during and after sex. Why? Is this normal? Tune in as RebaTheDiva & Nurse Jenna discuss potential causes of pain, telling your partners and how to make sex less painful.
Never before has there been a peer-to-peer platform that provides folks with real reviews on the different kinds of contraceptives we choose.