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Hooking Up With Your Ex May Not Be As Bad For You As You Think, A New Study Says

It seems like there's one piece of post-heartbreak advice that's more common than any other: 'whatever you do, don't sleep with your ex!' While this admonition is typically given with the best of intentions, what works for one person doesn't…
By Laken Howard

Let Me Introduce You To My Favorite Sex Toy Ever

There are certain moments in a person's life that you never forget. For example, your first kiss. Whether it was good or bad, you never forget it. There's also that time when you finally got your driver's license, moved into your own apartment, met…
By Amanda Chatel

These Condoms Are About To Become Way Easier To Find In The U.S.

Fact: internal condoms — also known as “female condoms” — are not as popular as external condoms. Some people argue that’s because they’re more difficult to use. Some people say they’re just not comfortable or they’re too big. But probably the…
By Emma McGowan

Scientists Have Designed A New Condom That Could Revolutionise Your Sex Life

Over the last 50 years, a lot of research has gone into making sex fun and safe. Whilst the pill revolutionised birth control and there are now many more options out there to prevent unwanted pregnancy, condoms are still the only way to protect…
By Alice Broster

Being Able To Laugh At Yourself May Mean That You're Better In Bed, A New Study Says

It’s probably no surprise that a shared sense of humor is helpful in a healthy relationship. However, those shared LOLs might translate beyond witty text banter into the bedroom as a new study suggests people who can laugh at themselves have better…
By Mia Mercado

Women Share What It Was Like To Share Their Abortion Story In A National Photo Exhibit

One in three women will have an abortion in their lifetime. That's a third of the female population. If Roe v. Wade is overturned, which could possibly be the case with the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, one-third of women will have to put…
By Amanda Chatel

7 Tips For Sharing Your Fantasy With A Partner, According To Feminist Pornographer Erika Lust

In an industry that's often wrought with misogyny and violence against women, feminist pornographer Erika Lust has made a name for herself as someone who's making a different type of porn — ethical porn. It's the type of pornography that can be…
By Amanda Chatel

Here's When Ignoring Your Partner Can Actually Benefit Your Relationship

Though it's incredibly common to hear that communication in a relationship is incredibly important — maybe even the most important thing — there's always an exception to the rule. While ignoring your partner would normally be a sign of a…
By Lea Rose Emery

A New Study Finds The Secret To Having Better Sex In A Relationship — And It's Super Easy

How do you keep the spark alive in a long-term relationship? It's a question that has plagued so many couples who have gone from not being able to keep their hands off each other to eventually slowing down into a full-blown sex rut. But what if the…
By Lea Rose Emery

Here's The Truth Behind Vaginal Orgasms

Emma McGowan, certified sex educator and writer, addresses vaginal orgasms in this week's Sex IDK column. Q: “Is it true that women can't have vaginal orgasms? I saw a documentary saying that. Yet, there is information floating around saying they…
By Emma McGowan

This New Study Busts A Problematic Myth About The HPV Vaccine

There's a lot of hysteria over the sexual behaviors of teenagers — and, namely, whether educating teenagers about safe sex will actually lead to them having more of it. In fact, similar fears sometimes exist about giving young people more access to…
By Lea Rose Emery

The Long-Term Psychological And Physical Effects Of Sexual Assault Are Worse Than You Thought

Sexual assault affects hundreds of thousands of Americans each year. While sexual assault survivors know that their attackers may not even remember the night or morning or afternoon in question, the effects of that minute or hour or those years can…
By Emma McGowan

11 Signs Your Partner Is Manipulating You Into Believing They’re Not Cheating

If your partner is cheating, they may display some of the classic signs, such as hiding their phone, staying out later than usual, or making drastic changes to their appearance. But once you get suspicious, they may add another layer on top of it…
By Carolyn Steber

Here's How Experts Say You Can Stop The Cycle Of Cheating

Cheating can totally destroy a relationship. And though there's a lot of debate about why people cheat, it typically comes from the point of view of the wronged partner trying to understand their partner's actions — it's less common to talk about…
By Lea Rose Emery

The Age To Get The HPV Vaccine Was Just Increased — And It's A Big Win For Sexual Health

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a very common sexually transmitted infection (STI) made up of more than 150 related viruses. It is so common, in fact, that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that approximately 14 million Americans —…
By Natalia Lusinski

7 Sex Toys That Enhance The Experience For Both You & Your Partner

Introducing sex toys into the bedroom is a great way to spice up your love life but, as anybody who's tried a few can tell you, some of them are more hassle than they're worth. While a great sex toy can totally change the game and up the sensations…
By Lea Rose Emery

5 Condoms To Use if You Have A Latex Allergy

Despite the fact that condoms are the most efficient way to protect yourself against both pregnancy and STIs, we often don't actually take the time to learn to use them correctly. But it's crucial to learn how to use condoms correctly. "Unless a…
By Lea Rose Emery

This Common STI Can No Longer Be Cured With Just One Dose Of Medication

Certain STIs may make news headlines more than others: herpes, HPV, syphilis, and so on. However, there’s one that’s known as being the most common curable STI, yet it barely seems to be on anyone’s radar — trichomoniasis (aka trich). And now, a new…
By Natalia Lusinski

These 6 Nutrient Deficiencies Can Affect Your Sex Life

Although sexuality and sexual desire are very much neurological in nature, that doesn't mean you should ignore your body. Your body, after all, is the one that's doing the physical end of things. So if you're not taking care of yourself, your sex…
By Amanda Chatel

11 Women Reveal The Taboo Things About Puberty That They Weren’t Allowed To Talk About

Regardless of your gender, puberty isn't easy. Voices changes, bodies start growing hair in different places, and suddenly innocent crushes can turn into sexual urges. And masturbation? I mean, talk about a puberty-related taboo — especially for…
By Amanda Chatel