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Getting Anally Fisted for the First Time Was Unexpectedly Perfect

The idea of getting fisted for the first time was thrilling, nerve-wracking, and entirely sexy.
Remy Black
8.7.18
Sex
Sex

Why Men Exaggerate the Number of Women They've Slept With

A new study examines the gender discrepancy in a survey around sexual partners. We spoke with the lead author on the study about their findings.
Kimberly Lawson
7.27.18
You Make Me Wanna
You Make Me Wanna

'The Mask of Zorro' Ignited My Fetish for Sword-Fighting Jerks with Six Packs

Growing up, the mixed messaging I'd received about female desire caused me to fantasise about being ravaged by toga-wearing brutes with questionable sexual ethics.
Annie Lord
7.19.18
You Make Me Wanna
You Make Me Wanna

Buffy and Faith's Relationship Taught Me About Queer Thirst

In the summer of 2003, I locked myself in my bedroom and took detailed notes documenting the secret lesbian romance in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." "Fuffy" taught me that same-sex relationships could be messy, complicated, and real as hell.
Sophie Wilkinson
7.5.18
You Make Me Wanna
You Make Me Wanna

Charlie B. Barkin Was a Complex Dog with a Dark Past—And My First Crush

As the socially awkward child of a single mother, my sexual awakening was never going to be conventional. But cartoon dogs alighted within me a fire that later led to my love of goofy men.
Dominique Sisley
6.21.18
Internet
Internet

As a Teen, I Was Haunted by the Sexual Persona I Created to Protect Myself

The person I created on the internet shielded me from the slut-shaming I endured at the hands of high school bullies. Rather than let their words break me, I molded my online image to embody sexuality.
Eda Yu
6.18.18
The Privacy and Perception Issue
The Privacy and Perception Issue

For Women Who Wear Hijab, Finstas Can Be a Space to Let Loose Online

By the time private accounts with curated followers became mainstream, they were old news to me. I knew many women who wore hijabs who would set their Instagram profiles to private, write “WOMEN ONLY” in their bios, and post pictures with their hair down.
Najma Sharif
6.18.18
The Privacy and Perception Issue
The Privacy and Perception Issue

The Subversive Sexual Power Found in Erotic Fandom Forums

For young women on fandom forums, the freedom to profess subversive attractions online means becoming agents of their own sexual journeys.
Rebecca Liu
6.18.18
The Privacy and Perception Issue
The Privacy and Perception Issue

How Being Radically, Unapologetically Open About Sex Freed Me

I spent a decade building a separate life as an A-grade dress-wearing, dick-sucking moral vagrant. Then I realized that the secrecy only served to deepen my shame.
Tom Rasmussen
6.18.18
The Privacy and Perception Issue
The Privacy and Perception Issue

These Photos Show That Ambiguous Space Between Friendship and Sex

Filmmaker and photographer Matt Lambert explores sexual pluralism in beautiful images.
Matt Lambert
6.18.18
The Privacy and Perception Issue
The Privacy and Perception Issue

The Affirming—But Bittersweet—Experience of Watching YouTube Coming Out Videos

I expected the clips from LGBTQ vloggers to be too earnest and saccharine, but I fell down the wormhole anyway.
Amelia Abraham
6.18.18
The Privacy and Perception Issue
The Privacy and Perception Issue

When I Made a Sex Work Pseudonym, I Didn't Know I'd Be Her Forever

I didn’t realize at the time, that my new name would both protect and endanger me—and that my youthful attempt to rewrite my story would actually help form the person I would become.
Kitty Stryker
6.18.18