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So Many Teens In Norway Are Having Sex On Roundabouts That The Government Asked Them To Stop

There are lots of reasons Scandinavian governments are far more exemplary than ours. There are the Finnish baby boxes, for instance; the Norwegian "allemannsrett" laws, which let you pitch a tent anywhere you like; plus socialized health care, hefty …
By Rebecca Fishbein

These Hygiene Products Are Linked To Infections — But That's Not The Only Problem With Them

As women, we're taught we should be waxed, preened, and perfumed to within an inch of our lives in order to be presentable. Money, energy, and time is wasted trying to buff our way into a perfection that just doesn't exist. As a result, way too many …
By Lea Rose Emery

Way Too Many Sexually Active 15-24-Year-Old-Women Don't Get Tested For STDs — And It's Not OK

Going for an STD test can be a daunting experience, especially for a young person. There's still such a taboo around sex generally — and STDs specifically — that it's far too easy to avoid going, even when you know you should. But it turns out that t…
By Lea Rose Emery

Here's When Turning Down Sex Won't Harm Your Relationship

Talking about sex can be tricky in a relationship, but get even more complicated when one of you is more interested in sex than the other. It's nothing to be ashamed of — there's no "normal" sex drive to have and there's nothing wrong with wanting or…
By Lea Rose Emery

12 People Reveal The Most Unexpected Thing That Turned Them On

People always talk about wanting to get more turned on for sex with their partners. But then, it's often completely random things that actually end up turning us on. Similar to the way orgasms show up when you're least expecting them but not when you…
By Suzannah Weiss

10 Things You Learned In Sex Ed That Are Actually Toxic

It's hard to forget what your first sex ed class was like — if you even had one. There was likely a lot of blushing and giggling, a condom on a banana, and some truly upsetting photos of STIs. But it's also likely that your sex ed curriculum was not …
By Eva Taylor Grant

15 People Share The One Sex Move They Were Surprised To Love

People are always looking for ways to switch things up in bed, but it's hard to know in advance how you might enjoy doing that. Things that sound great on paper (or in porn) might be less than pleasurable in reality, and on the flip side, you might b…
By Suzannah Weiss

7 Apps That'll Help You Live Your Best Love Life

For some people, talking about sex and relationships, asking questions, and seeking advice is a normal part of their life. For others, it's a little more complicated. They feel self-conscious or just don't know where to turn, so learning about it and…
By Lea Rose Emery

We're Still Judging Women For Their Sex Lives — And It's Not OK

Sometimes, it can feel like we've come a long way in terms of gender equality and sex. Many women are proud to speak openly about their sexual experiences and some have even reclaimed the word "slut" and enjoy casual sex for sex's sake. But occasiona…
By Lea Rose Emery

11 Hacks For Calming Your Nerves Before A First Date

While basically everyone has experienced getting nervous on a first date, sometimes the fear of meeting a new person in a romantic setting can be way more intense than the common feeling nervous butterflies. First date anxiety can be totally unnervin…
By Eva Taylor Grant

9 Butt Plugs For Beginners

Even if you've yet to delve into anal play, there's a pretty good chance you've thought about it. Whether it's crossed your mind in a "thanks, but no thanks" way, or a "well, maybe... someday" way, the point is that anal play may have bounced around …
By Amanda Chatel

7 Sex Toys You Can Control With Your Phone

To say that sex toy technology has come a long way, would be a severe understatement. Not too long ago people were still getting off by rubbing what was intended to be body massagers (ahem, Hitachi Wand) against their favorite sensitive bits until th…
By Amanda Chatel

3 Major Reasons We Need To Close The Orgasm Gap ASAP

A 2017 study in Archives of Sexual Behavior found that 95 percent of straight men but only 65 percent of straight women usually or always orgasmed over the past month. Now, that's some serious BS. I get that orgasm doesn't always have to be the goal …
By Suzannah Weiss

4,000 People Ages 19 -36 Just Ranked This Sex Position As Their Favorite

We might catch a lot of flak from other generations, but personally, I'm not ashamed to be classified as a millennial: we're a generation that's embraced the sex-positive movement, talked openly about the importance of consent, and shown that we acce…
By Laken Howard

7 Body Myths That Are Hurting Your Sexual Health

The vulva is shrouded in a lot of mystery and misconceptions, thanks to a culture that considers it a receptacle for a penis at worst and an inferior version of a penis at best. The Wonder Down Under: The Insider's Guide to the Anatomy, Biology, and …
By Suzannah Weiss

This New Industry Wants To Destigmatize Menstrual & Sexual Health

When you think of the tech industry, you often think of male entrepreneurs. But more and more women are making a mark in this field, and one result of this is the rise of a new industry called FemTech. Ida Tin, CEO of the period-tracking app Clue and…
By Suzannah Weiss

9 Signs You're Not Enjoying Sex — And How To Fix It

Shaking up your sex life isn't a one-time thing. But it can be really hard to get the ball rolling if you're unsatisfied in bed and don't know why, or what to do about it. Luckily, sometimes an honest check-in with yourself can be a really big step o…
By Eva Taylor Grant

7 Surprising But Necessary Things Every Couple Can Do To Get Closer

When you're in a relationship, especially one that's long-term, you are going to go through some pretty uncomfortable situations together. Unfortunately, it's kind of inevitable. But don't stress. According to experts, there are some ways to get clos…
By Kristine Fellizar

9 Relationship Problems That Won't Come Up Until After You Move In Together

Once you move in with your partner, you'll instantly see each other in a different light. When you finally decide it's time to consolidate spaces, you will have to learn how to adjust to living together, and a few issues might crop up that can seem l…
By Carolyn Steber

7 Sex Toys That Look Like Everyday Objects

I'll never forget the first time I went shopping for a sex toy. Naively browsing the aisles of an ~adult~ store, I remember feeling distinctly overwhelmed by the many brightly colored, phallic objects waving in my face from every direction. Even thou…
By Laken Howard