Sex Blog: Contraceptives not just condoms and pills (Part 1 – hormonal methods)

Gather round, kids. I’m here to tell you a chilling tale—a tale in two parts of a girl who was scared of hormonal birth control. Maybe you’ve been on hormonal birth control before. Maybe you’re on it now. You may even be taking it for reasons other than baby prevention—regulating your period, clearing your skin, fighting ovarian cysts—and in that case, it sounds like it’s a good option for you. But for the rest of you—those of you on birth control because you need to control some serious birth—let’s take some time to consider the pill. For some people, the pill is great. There are dozens of different kinds and if you’re lucky, you’ll be hooked up with the variety […]

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Sex Blog: Casual sex isn’t always casual

In today’s swipe-right world, it’s pretty easy to find casual sex whenever you want it. This is great news for groups that have traditionally had their sexuality policed, and those who aren’t looking for commitment. Casual sex is for physical pleasure, no emotions included. Get off, and get out. It’s often more fun than masturbating, without the stress that can come from a relationship. Considering that about half our generation grew up with divorced parents, coupled with the prevalence of mental health awareness, people might not want to get into a relationship willy-nilly—I, for one, want to make sure I’m in a stable place mentally before this happens. Casual sex is an easy way to have your physical needs satisfied […]

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Sex Blog: You can go your own way

“The vast majority of people are straight, with their sexual identities, attractions, and behaviors lined up like ducks in a row. A small percentage of people aren’t straight, and their sexuality is far more complicated.” The Daily Beast wrote this in a recent article on a study by researchers at Washington State University. The study supposedly debunked the idea that sexuality is fluid, at least between those who identify as straight and those who are not straight. But as someone who fits in the “not straight” category, all I have to say to the fact it’s apparently more complicated is: Yeah, no shit. I had a major internal battle when I started coming out as bisexual. I went back and […]

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Sex Blog: Five tips for having the best one-night stand

Casual sex can be a hell of a lot of fun. But it can also go very wrong, very fast. It’s like one of those choose-your-own adventure books. When you’re navigating a casual sexual encounter, one wrong decision can lead to total awkwardness, miscommunication, or chlamydia. I’ve had my fair share of one-night stands—some fun, some regrettable. So here’s my advice to anyone who wants to jump into bed with a partner they just met. Protect Yo’self When it comes to one-night stands, what or who you don’t know can hurt you. You meet someone and five drinks later, you’re making out in the cab home together. Ideally, get your friends to screen the lucky winner before you take him […]

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Sex Blog: The friend zone is a myth

If I hear one more person tell me they’ve been “friend-zoned” as if they’ve been shipped off to a remote city in Northern Ireland to live alone for a decade, I might tear my hair out. Friendship isn’t a bargaining chip for your relationship or your hook-up desires. It’s not a default connection you have to endure in order to get what you really want. And it certainly isn’t a “zone” you don’t want to be in. You’re either friends with someone or you aren’t. If you are friends with them, but you also want to touch their hands and stick your tongue down their throat, that’s cool. We all want to do that with someone at some point. But […]

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