Sex

You are here and your sweetheart is there...either across a crowded room or across a continent. What to do? When your partner was close, you’d have to get up, go over, reach out and touch them; when they were far away, you’d have to email, sext or Skype. But that was before technology made distance (somewhat) obsolete. With teledildonics, the science of remotely controlled sex, you can now get up close and personal no matter how near or far away you are. The question is: how good can you get...
If you like smoking weed and you like having sex, there’s a good chance you also like having sex while stoned. After all, it heightens sensation, makes you focus, and gives you that underwater-y, I’m-in-a-D’Angelo-video feeling. That’s why Foria—the new lube containing active cannabis oil—seemed like the knocking-boots equivalent of winning The Price Is Right’s showcase showdown. I got a five-milliliter spray bottle, which is supposed to contain five doses and costs $24, and read the online instructions carefully, ready to get my vajeen higher...
Image via HBO's Sex at the City Q: I am a 30-year-old woman who can’t easily have an orgasm with only vaginal penetration. I have to have penetration and clitoral stimulation at the same time to orgasm. This often leads to me stimulating my clit while my partner penetrates me. My partner has become a little frustrated, because he wants to make me orgasm just vaginally. I think it’s more common than people think for a woman to not be able to orgasm only vaginally, but...
The conversation about birth control seems to be flowing through media outlets quite heavily. BUST, Al Jazeera, The New York Times, and even ABC News have all discussed the accessibility of intrauterine devices (IUDs) in the United States, as well as the health concerns associated with them, and the controversial question of whether or not IUDs cause abortions (this is a ridiculous accusation, by the way! They don’t. Do your research, former U.S. representative, Bob Beauprez *cough cough*).Loud headlines typically rest above these articles. It’s...
One of my favorite childhood photos is from a camping trip I took with my parents and older brother when I was nine years old. We spent nearly three weeks driving up California’s blissful, varied coast from L.A. to Yosemite, stopping in beach towns like Santa Barbara, Pismo Beach, Santa Cruz and Monterey. We ate fresh seafood and drove across the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. We sat too close to the stage for David Copperfield’s show in Lake Tahoe and figured out all...
In an average week, Madeleine Holden receives upwards of 100-200 dick pics. Which is fantastic, because Maddie is the creator of Critique My Dick Pic, a popular website where she instructs “senders” of all genders how to take thoughtful and artistic erotic photographs! A lawyer by trade, Maddie has a flair for writing and art criticism that makes Critique My Dick Pic entertaining, arousing, and occasionally even heartwarming. Her critiques are gentle and constructive. She assigns letter grades for submissions, and encourages senders to keep upping...
WeVibe Touch Size: a jar of artisanal mustard Shape: a Snuggie standing up Sound: whisper-silent Strength: a nice white lady in downward dog Satisfaction: yes ma’am Pairs with: a generous glass of Kendall-Jackson chardonnay The WeVibe Touch is the yoga mom of vibrators. It’s just, like, so centered. This is the vibe of scented candles and quinoa and switching from coffee to green tea. All your dude friends from middle school have a massive boner for your hot yoga mom (AND IT MAKES YOU UNCOMFORTABLE,...

I’m out with my man and wonder if given the quality of this restaurant, I should duck out to the bathroom to take an injection. I conclude absolutely yes. When we’re at a regular pizza joint, it’s usually no problem to just shoot up real quick under the table. But at a top-hat-and-tails place like this, I have to keep my eye out. Waiters here stand and watch the patron’s every move to make sure they’re all being attended to. I don’t want to get...
Psychoanalyst Jeanne Safer has learned a thing or two about love through forty years of private practice and over three decades happily married to her self-proclaimed soul mate. She shares many of the insights she’s accumulated in her newest book, The Golden Condom and Other Essays on Love Lost and Found. The title comes from an incident almost fifty years ago when a hot and cold lover sent Safer a letter asking for advice on how to woo another woman. Instead, she spray-painted a condom...
The other day I had to ask my husband to spot me $20. He smiled and shrugged nonchalantly as he reached into his wallet. This scenario had become the norm in our house after I stopped working to stay home and care for our two young daughters. This scenario was beginning to bother me, as it was a blatant reminder of: 1) my lack of financial independence; 2) my impulsive tendency to spend and thus my inability to save money; and 3) the (growing)...