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Q: Sex has always been painful for me. Right after I started having sex, I had an extensive yeast infection that resulted in vaginal nerve damage. Pelvic floor therapy worked wonders, and I learned a number of exercises to do on my own and with my boyfriend before sex, which included everything from massage to dilators. My then-boyfriend was very supportive, but we’ve since broken up. I’m hoping to start dating again soon, but I’m not sure how to approach sex with a new guy. Despite the progress I’ve made, sex remains difficult. Read More
In our world today, you could get pregnant. If you’re a woman having sex with a man, that is. I mean, I’m saying it could happen if you don’t use birth control. But then again, maybe it could still happen. Condoms break, dosages can mix weirdly with other prescriptions, or like, God or Chester Cheetoh or whoever could just decide randomly to bestow the crying, shitting, diaper-bearing gift of life upon you’re already frantic life. Ug. Read More
As women, many of us are not taught the fundamentals of our vaginal anatomy, let alone socially permitted to explore the far-reaching gradient of the female orgasm. It’s a jungle of female pleasure out there, and there are a million ways to have a good time. One of those ways is vibrators! Two Bust Interns took a handful of shiny new toys for a spin. Isabel and Elizabeth tested and reviewed the Tango WeVibe, the Silhouette S17 by Calexotics, the Vibratex Princessa, the Eroscillator Top Deluxe Ultimate Combo, and the Womanizer. Read More
Flibanserin, also referred to (incorrectly) as “female Viagra,” has been a hot news topic lately. A few weeks ago, BUST wrote a story about this pill, and I couldn't stop think about what this whole thing would mean for women who identified as asexual. After years of debate, flibanserin, the first drug designed to boost women’s libido, was finally approved by the FDA last week. Most feminist communities had an overwhelmingly positive reaction to the pill and its approval. Read More
Like many sexually active, heterosexual women, I have had my fair share of experiences with men trying to explain to me that condoms just don’t “work” for them. I’m a little embarrassed to report that in my younger years when I was less experienced and much less confident, I might have tried to convince them otherwise or negotiate some way for us to have sex anyway (usually ending up doing it on his terms). Thankfully, these days I have no problem just saying, “that’s bullshit” and “this ain’t happening unless you wrap it up. Read More