I’m a queer, nonmonogamous, polyamorous, female-identifying person. Due to the nature of having multiple sexual relationships, I get tested for STIs (as opposed to an STD, an STI might never produce symptoms or develop into a disease) more often than most — a full panel every three months, unless there’s a new partner or a scare. Despite my diligence, I was recently diagnosed with HSV-2, a form of genital herpes. I’m far from
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Takeaway: Couples’ privilege (or couples’ advantage) is a complicated subject. It’s also one of the most toxic issues I’ve run into as a solo polyamorous woman.
If you want to have hotter, more intense sex, add nipple play into your repertoire. Nipples are a wondrous erogenous zone with more than 800 nerve endings. A study published by the Journal of Sexual Medicine in 2011, suggests that nipple stimulation travels to the brain in a similar way as sensations from the cervix, clitoris, and vagina.
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.
I never understood the appeal of younger men. Sure, I had a you-go-girl moment when once upon a time Demi Moore started dating Ashton Kutcher. But a significant difference in age never spoke to me ... until I deep-dived into that dating pool.
New year, new you — right? While many of us get caught up in resolutions around losing weight or saving money, it’s also an important time to take stock of your relationships. All of them. If you want to step up your relationship game, whether it’s with your spouse, co-worker, or family members, there are a few things you can do to take a good one to great.
Any relationship can be tough. Compound those challenges by multiple connections in a polyamorous dynamic, and you’ve got the makings for possible weirdness – especially around the holidays. As someone who practices polyamory, there are a lot of moving parts that go into tending to my various relationships on a daily basis, which can make celebrations a little more complicated.
It’s the merriest time of the season! We're all about sex toys here at Kinkly, and we've created a number of gift guides around them. But, well, sex toy gifts aren't a fit for everyone - and not everyone is into sex. So, here are 24 non-sex-toy gifts to give to your most sex-positive friends. Enjoy!
There’s such a huge emphasis on having sex last as long as possible. Like, light some candles, play some music and ease yourself into a sweet, sexy mood. Sometimes, though, you’re pressed for time. Just because time isn’t on your side doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make sex happen. A quickie may not be a leisurely romance-athon, but a quick bout of wham-bam-thank-you-ma’am sex can be super-hot (and super-doable!) — in a totally different way.
Like a lot of people, I was raised to think about life in a particular way. You go to college, land a steady 9-to-5 job, meet "The One," and then swap a promise and a piece of paper before getting down to raising a family.
I've been freelancing for more than two decades. By most standards, I've had a successful career, with bylines in more than 100 publications, including Marie Claire, The Globe and Mail, and The Washington Post.
The best sex is always spur of the moment, right? Like, take me on the dining room table right this minute because we can’t make it to the bedroom kind of sex?
Did you know that Sunday was National Sex Toy Day? We're a little late to the party - but we hate to miss a sex-related holiday! If you haven't already, consider carving out some quality time to play with yourself or a partner. Sure, hands-only masturbation most definitely has its time and place. But in 2018, these best-selling sex toys were welcomed into bedrooms far and wide, bringing a bounty of pleasure one OH MY GAWD orgasm at a time.
It’s one of the biggest debates in sexual pleasure: Is there a G-spot or isn’t there? If you're a believer (like I am), the G-spot, or Grafenberg spot, is that magical spot located about an inch inside the vaginal opening on the upper wall (closest to your tummy). When stimulated, this almond-size area swells and becomes tingly. It's near the urethra so it may prompt the urge to urinate — that’s perfectly normal.