I asked one of my favorite sex therapists everything you wanted to know about masturbation, from how it can make you better at sex, to if jerking-off actually makes your vagina tighter. Hmm… By Karley Sciortino.
Phile is a new biannual mag that explores sexual subcultures, and features artists and writers ranging from scholars to sex workers (not that the two are mutually exclusive, duh). Here’s everything you need to know! By Sophia Larigakis. Main image by Matthew Tammaro.
Is burlesque more “artistic” than stripping? Is one more body positive than the other? Aria Delanoche breaks down the difference between the two communities, and what she loves about both. By Sophia Larigakis.
Photographer Emma Elizabeth Tillman finds beauty in small moments. Here, she talks with Casey Ireland about intimacy and the role of the muse (including one of her own—her husband Father John Misty).
Kristen Cochrane—aka Instagram’s @ripannanicolesmith—has become Insta-famous for making feminist memes that star Paris Hilton. Here, we discuss why pink is powerful, why there’s no such thing as ‘low culture,’ and general meme enlightenment. By Karley Sciortino.
Five people with muscular dystrophy get real about being disabled and the need for love and sex. By Gary Bartle.
Are you a Carrie, or a Miranda with a Carrie rising? The must-follow Instagram @everyoutfitonSATC can help you figure it out. This new(ish) account is cataloguing every outfit from SATC, from the soft butch of early seasons Miranda, to Carrie’s continual label-whorishness, to Samantha’s #pantsuitfeminism, in a way that will make you LOL IRL, while also learning about fashion history.
April Eileen Henry’s Instagram account, Texts From Your Existentialist, makes memes of our collective suffering. Here, April and Kristen Cochrane talk bad breakups, Godard, and being held hostage by human consciousness.
What happens when friendship and flirtation conflict? On this week’s New York magazine’s Sex Lives podcast, two pairs of female BFFs discuss #GIRLCODE and whether it’s OK to fuck your friend’s ex. I (Karley) was really excited to be invited on the podcast with my BFF, writer Jenna Sauers. We joined New York Magazine sex columnist Maureen O’Connor and her bestie, Juliet Thompson, for a discussion of the men and women we’ve shared with friends and beds with — and the fallout. Listen below, or find it here :)…
In conversation with Big Sis, the sex-positive feminist cartoonist whose drawings will make you feel less tragic about your sex life. By Kristen Cochrane.