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    We're bringing you this Q&A from BUST's Sex section, featuring advice from sexologist Dr. Carol Queen.   Are blood tests for herpes useful? I’ve never had a breakout, but I don’t want to unknowingly pass it on to partners. –Dating Mindfully   I don’t recommend a blood test, though there are such tests and you could take one. The biggest reason to do it doesn’t have to do with your current or future partners; it’s related to whether you might become pregnant and possibly pass it on during a...

Social media buzzed this weekend with a resurfaced 2015 interview with DJ Khaled on the morning radio show The Breakfast Club. On the talk show, Khaled stated that he doesn’t perform oral sex on women, but believes that it would be inappropriate for a woman to refuse oral sex to men—"It’s different rules for men. You gotta understand, we the king." He goes on to reassure the listeners that he takes care of his women by bragging about the types of homes he has them...

We're bringing you this Q&A from BUST's Sex section, featuring advice from sexologist Dr. Carol Queen. I have problems achieving orgasm. It has to be the right situation, the right partner, the right mood, the right moment, and the right environment. Sometimes I can’t orgasm while masturbating. My partners can become frustrated with not being able to give me the pleasure I give them, and then I become frustrated. How can I become more acquainted with myself in this fast-paced and instant-gratification kind of world? What...

Ever wonder what happened to the millions of girls who signed “purity pledges” in the late ’90s and early ’00s? Turns out, they didn’t live happily ever after. And for many of them, the “true love waits” philosophy was deeply damagingWhen Jamie A. had sex for the first time, she hoped it would be special. She’d waited until she was 27, and she imagined that her boyfriend—who was 35—would be thrilled when she revealed she was a virgin. She assumed they’d marry and that the...

From our April/May issue, Sonia Ortiz shares her Astrological Advice For Ladies Looking To Get Laid. Find out what's in your stars:Aries Mar. 21 to Apr. 19 Mercury retrograde, which ends April 15, has been making you extra volatile and aggro, but the drama eases up when Venus enters lighthearted Gemini on April 24. Perhaps it’s time to ask that special someone out on a fun date? You’ll feel more empathetic and caring come mid-May when Venus dips into the watery sign of Cancer on May 19. Taurus  Apr....

In my eighth grade health class, we learned that for girls sex had three outcomes. Either we would contract an STD, become pregnant, or fall into unrequited love with our partner and have our hearts broken. Sex was talked about in extremes and consequences. There was no room for pleasure, no in-depth discussion of female genitalia, no conversation about sex for LGBTQ students. We were told that these lessons were in our best interest and for our safety and modesty. Our bodies and how they...

BUST Magazine has been including a sex-positive erotic story in every issue of the magazine for the past 20 years. Why? Because we believe women deserve sexual pleasure, and should be encouraged to find out what turns them on, rather than always being told  what they need to do in order to turn other people on—the message most women are bombarded with from an early age.  Called "One-Handed Reads," these stories are meant to be enjoyed in the privacy of  your own boudoir, with perhaps a...

There’s a sex scene in Guillermo del Toro’s new Oscar-nominated film. You know the one. The one where our protagonist, a mute custodian played by Sally Hawkins, has sex with the fish man (Doug Jones) she rescued from a secret government facility. If this is your ultimate fantasy, we have some great news for you.  Many audience members left the movie theater confused, intrigued, and maybe a little bit excited about what fish man equipment actually looks like. Vulture describes the only hint we get in...

To me, masturbation is and has always been exploration, empowerment and entertainment. The first time I masturbated, I was 10 years old. During a sleepover, my sister and cousin and I had watched the French softcore erotic film Emmanuelle on German television. Like most people, I started masturbating with porn I found by coincidence. I started secretly seeking out erotic films on TV, and soon, the internet allowed for access any time of day. Once I got my own laptop in college and all my...

Some people like their lovemaking to be violent and furious: two bodies driven mad with a desire that cannot be contained. Some like it slow and sensual: a passionate congress of body, mind and soul. Me, I like my lovemaking to be obligatory. Waking up on my birthday thinking, “let’s get this over with so I can go eat pancakes," coming home after a big anniversary dinner and having half-asleep coitus while drenched in meat sweats. For those of my ilk, there is no more exciting...