This Week in Sex: Abstinence (?), Porn Fests & Sex Therapy

WTF does a #SexStrike have to do with abortion laws ? Would you let your boss tell you how often to fuck? Also: arty porn, the end of ‘Easy,’ and cinema finally embracing non-scary, non-objectified lesbian teens—in our weekly #sexnews :) Happy reading, sluts! Image courtesy Uncensored Festival.

Ferly is a new app for “sex-positive womxn, providing podcasts, guided meditations, and body-mapping” to help you figure out your kinks, desires, and the inner workings of your body. Confusingly, it costs $10 a month, but the founders think it’s a good alternative to sex therapy so I guess that makes it a total steal?

No sooner had Charmed-actress Alyssa Milano tweeted to suggest a #SexStrike as a response to the disturbing rollback of Roe v. Wade, the Internet had declared it Officially Problematic. Everyone was like, “wait… I thought women liked sex too?” HuffPo highlighted some non-abstinence-based resistance strategies, and Busy Phillips encouraged the hashtag #YouKnowMe as a way to share abortion stories.

We stan a teen movie, and Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut, “Booksmart” is a lesbian coming-of-age story that the NYT calls “a thoroughly Gen-Z story that balances thoughtfulness and irreverence.”

Should the Chinese work ethic extend to sex? Billionaire CEO Jack Ma caused a stir by encouraging his employees to have sex 6 times a week in order to achieve a work-life balance.

A cartoon rat got gay-married and everyone managed to deal with it! Mr. Ratburn, a teacher on long-running aardvark-themed children’s show “Arthur,” married his boyfriend in a much-talked-about premiere. In human news, same-sex marriage is now legal in Taiwan, making it the first country in Asia to make the move.

Uncensored, a feminist porn and art festival, is coming to London this month! The lineup includes a premiere of a new doc made by Slutever-fave Erika Lust and a hot-looking launch party called “Cum As You Are.” And this weekend London is hosting the collective SWARM’s (Sex Worker Advocacy and Resistance Movement) annual conference.

Goodbye “Easy”! Joe Swanberg’s improvised anthology show, which took a frank look at its characters’ sex lives from open marriages to roleplay to threesomes, has released its final season on Netflix. Check out Karley as a writer/sex worker in S2E3 ;)



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