BY Lex Ellenthal
on Jul 08, 2014
Recently, I came out as bisexual (surprise, Mom!) and was met with entirely positive reactions from everyone I told. However, before coming out I was terrified of telling people. I've heard bisexuals being totally discounted, and with rampant bi erasure and biphobia in media, spewed by people I know online and in real life, it's no wonder I was freaked. So, here's a list of myths that are as false as can be regarding bisexuality and pansexuality. Let's learn about the B in LGBTQIAP+!
1. Myth: Bisexuality doesn’t exist; people can only be monosexual. Read More
BY Gwen Berumen
on Jun 21, 2014
Someone has finally developed an app (similar to Grindr and Tinder) that focuses solely on girls loving girls. (Finally!) Dattch is a new app in the market that is directed towards lesbian and bisexual women.
Built by women for women, it’s designed to surpass any of the experiences that women have on other dating apps. Dattch founder and CEO, Robyn Exton says that "You can’t just take Grindr and make it pink and give it to women and say 'Ta da!' It’s a completely different experience and product—and I think no one seems to have taken the time to do it yet." Very true. Read More
BY Mary Rockcastle
on Jun 16, 2014
There are two great beauties in this world: flowers and beards. Why had no one thought to combine the two until now? Flowers are a gift from nature, a beauty unmatched until…men decided to grow out their face hair. Am I right ladies? A good beard can churn up my insides faster than ripped abs or perfect man style.
The combination of the romantic and stereotypically “feminine” nature of flowers with the uber masculine connotation of facial hair creates a sweet and charming juxtaposition as men worldwide have started adorning their beards with flowers. Read More
BY Mary Rockcastle
on Jun 12, 2014
Ladies and gentlemen alike, this is a call to arms - and by arms, we mean strap-ons. Good Vibrations, the infamous San Francisco based retailer that pride themselves on providing both accurate information on sexuality and adult toys, is encouraging you to strap one on and snap a pic for International Strap-On Week.
International Strap-On Week takes place June 16th- June 22nd and if you’re hanging out in the San Francisco area you should stop in to Good Vibrations for free classes, in store and online promotions, and of course the entertaining #straponselfie social media contest. Read More
BY Mary Rockcastle
on May 25, 2014
Sexting is slowly becoming a less taboo topic, and I’m all for it. As long as you’re two consenting adults OLD ENOUGH TO LEGALLY BE HAVING SEX then cool, I say send pics of your wiggly bits to each other all you want.
The big issue I do see with sexting is the unwanted sharing of photos and video, which can often lead to the widespread distribution of revenge porn. If only there was some way to send naughty photos with a guarantee that they would delete themselves!
Think Snapchat? Think again. Read More
BY Mary Rockcastle
on May 08, 2014
I’ve just discovered the magical world of erotica, as drawn by lady artists.
TMI? Maybe. Maybe not, considering I’m a female illustrator struggling to get NSFW illustrations published. Just last week I was told that my 32 page illustrated book about women in BDSM communities wouldn’t be printed by a popular online book publishing company. (There’s not even penetration! Just boobs and butts and maybe the occasional strap on!) So, yes, in fact -- I have a personal interest in this fight. Read More
BY Amy Carlberg
on May 04, 2014
A lot of time and energy has been put into making safe sex fun. It looks like some of it may have been paying off. You might have seen our post about condoms that promote a culture of consent.
First off, props to Force: Upsetting Rape Culture and the folks at Say It With a Condom. Cute, attention-grabbing, to the point--but I wonder if the point is coming across as clearly as it could. Read More
BY Oriana Asano
on May 01, 2014
I'm still not over 3D Printing being a thing. I've seen it in action once before, when my friend asked for an octopus with a top hat during a demonstration at Macaulay Honors College. Even so, I still forget that I live in a world where I can literally print almost anything...however, this isn't good news for every industry. The sex toy market is particularly anxious. That's right: 3D Printing offers the possibility of printing your own dildo, without the awkwardness of going to the store and making forced eye contact with the cashier (... Read More
BY Andrea Stopa
on Apr 22, 2014
I don't know about you, but I had to learn the ins-and-outs of sex from my somehow more knowledgeable buddies at a 6th grade cafeteria table. We had all seen the video about puberty, and we were not as totally freaked out when hair grew in weird places, or when we started to smell like B.O, but we were left to our own devices to navigate our complicated and confusing sexual feelings.
The best resources I had at the age of 12 were books my mom bought me about my changing body, since the internet was not yet the sanctuary for embarrassing questions that is it today. Read More
BY Elle Brosh
on Apr 20, 2014
We've always known that lovin' yourself means lovin' the earth, but who knew it could feel so good?
Infamous sex-toy shop, Babeland, is giving away free solar-powered vibrators to the first 25 shoppers at its Park Slope location on Earth Day. This "eco-sexy" gadget, which normally sells for $34, harnesses the power of the sun to provide its users with earthly pleasure, so no batteries end up in the landfill. Just leave the slick-looking, mini solar panel on your window sill to charge for a few hours, and boom, it's ready to use. Read More