The topic of polyamory has been in the headlines a lot in recent years. From talk of William Moulton Marston creating the Wonder Woman comic based on his polyamorous triad to the fourth season of House of Cards to Cartoon Network's series Steven Universe breaking ground for LGBTQ visibility in kids' shows, it's clear: Consensual non-monogamy (CNM) is having a cultural moment. What's more, these oft-ignored relationships are even starting to be studied by scientific communities.
In a time when a lot of people’s regular routines and practices have been disrupted, masturbation is keeping a group of more than two dozen women calm, self-pleasured, and connected. The common thread? Our Bodysex work with Betty Dodson and Carlin Ross.
Let’s say you’re on vacation, you get hot and bothered, and you decide to get naked with a stranger. NBD, right? Well, it shouldn’t be. Travel is the ultimate aphrodisiac. Soak up all the good feelings that come from escape and shaking up your everyday routine, and turn that freedom into casual vacation fun. The stigma that surrounds casual sex is real but, when done safely, it can make for some incredible mental souvenirs. These are 11 tips for hitting the road and having safe, casual sex.
These local lovebirds spill their secrets to long lasting relationships
In the mid to late-90s, I ran the Personals & Promotions Department at the Philadelphia Weekly. In addition to managing a 10-page section of the paper and roughly 500 personal ads each week, I penned a popular dating advice column called, Ask Me Anything.
Sure, stripping down with strangers might feel weird at first, but it's totally worth it—trust me.
A few summers ago, I landed a story assignment to cover Hedonism II in Negril, Jamaica. Considered the granddaddy of nudist resorts, 'Hedo' as it's nicknamed, is a getaway for sex-positive people or, according to the resort's website, "the world's most iconic adult playground".
I have a fantastic sex life. The kind of sex life that most people fantasize about. I’m not one to make New Year’s resolutions, but there’s always room for improvement, right?
In the spirit of being a better lover and partner in 2020, I pulled together 15 things I’d like to do a little differently this year.
I recently found myself in a situation where one of my fantasies serendipitously came true. Usually, I plan such things and pre-negotiate every last detai...
November 8 will mark the 29th anniversary of my mother’s death. I was 17 years old and a senior in high school when she lost her brief battle with lung cancer. While everyone else was getting helicopter-parented into higher education, I was left to free-fall into the world with minimal parental support.
Naked, under the hot Jamaican sun, I caught the gaze of a good-looking guy sitting naked in the hot tub. I straddled a nearby chaise lounge and positioned myself for the best view. While making sporadic eye contact, I aroused myself with my fingers slowly until I came, getting off on the public display and curiosity of passersby. Exhibitionism is the norm at Hedonism II, but this was a bold act even for open-minded me.
Considered the granddaddy of nudist resorts, Hedonism II has been in the b...
Like one in four people with vulvas, I have a daily self-love session. One of the easiest ways to connect with yourself is via masturbation. Not only is it healthy and normal to touch yourself, it feels pretty damn good. Women have double the number of nerve endings in their clits as men have in their penises, 8000 compared to 4000, says Jenny Block, author of O Wow: Discovering Your Ultimate Orgasm.
Vacation sex is the best. Whether you’re single or partnered, there’s something super-hot about getting away from it all and taking a time-out from your usual routine that makes road sex adventurous and exciting. You’re (hopefully) relaxed and miles away from the everyday stressors of life, so you're (again, hopefully) you’re more attuned to yourself and your partner (if such dynamics apply).
In the August issue of InStyle, Janelle Monáe echoes a sentiment I’ve been saying my entire adult life: “‘If my mother had let me have a vibrator at a young age to be in touch with my body more, I could have saved myself from so many poor decisions.”
Monogamy has been the default relationship model forever — the go-to gold standard, a so-called superior path to coupled bliss. But that may be changing.
There’s been an uptick in interest in consensual non-monogamy (CNM) with Google searches for the subject on the rise and shows like “You Me Her,” “Unicornland,” and “Polyamory: Married & Dating” hitting the airwaves. There’s even a lite version of CNM, dubbed “monogamish,” a term coined by sex columnist Dan Savage.