“She nearly died while fighting a fire. All she could think about was the tragedy of dying while still a virgin.”
Edging, or extending the time leading up to an orgasm, is almost a character of its own in Normal People, Run, and Portrait of a Lady on Fire. It also has a lot to teach us about sexuality and consent.
Ella Dawson learns about the perils of break-up sex the hard way.
Struggling with the world’s, and his own, homophobia, one queer young man searches for intimacy in the world of internet porn.
Deenie Hartzog-Mislock confronts a lifetime of body image trauma when her marriage turns south and sexless.
Faylita Hicks considers what it means to be a Black nonbinary activist in the age of Trump — and questions how the social justice movement has changed the way they have sex.
Nicole Walker contemplates the nature of migration, and realizes there are two places you can never escape: the planet and your own head.
Emily Weitzman condemns the persistence of slut shaming over different stages in her life, and combats it with humor and…bread.
When her 13-year-old daughter finds love a stone’s throw away, Lisa A. Phillips confronts the inevitability of first heartbreak.
Lisa Miller makes a compelling argument that the male-dominated sexual revolution of the ’70s and the group-think it engendered led to the silence and tacit acceptance around Jeffrey Epstein’s abuse of girls and young women. “A generation of entrepreneurial and ‘brilliant’ men took the job of defining the ‘erotic’ for everyone else,” she writes, “without […]