Sex

Charlene deGuzman wrote and stars in Unlovable (still image above), now streaming on Amazon, iTunes, and GooglePlay. Unlovable is a dramedy about a sex- and love-addicted woman who learns what real intimacy is when she starts making music with a reclusive man. It co-stars John Hawkes and Melissa Leo, was directed by Suzi Yoonessi, and is a Duplass Brothers production. Here, deGuzman shares a personal essay about her recovery from sex and love addiction.  Note: This piece describes suicidal ideation and self-harm. I was crying, shaking, and laughing all at the...
Sophie Saint Thomas is a sex writer and magick maker who will be joining us as a teacher at the BUST School For Creative Living, which will take place December 8th and 9th during the BUST Craftacular Holiday at Brooklyn Expo in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Sophie will be teaching a workshop on candle magick and moderating a panel on how to have casual sex. We asked Sophie to tell us a little more about herself and what we can expect. Hey Sophie, can you tell our readers about your work? I'm...
We're bringing you this Q&A from BUST's print magazine's Sex Files, featuring advice from sexologist Dr. Carol Queen. The FX show Pose taught me a lot about the sex lives of trans people and raised a few questions for me. For example, what are the rules of etiquette for engaging sexually with a pre-op or non-op trans person for the first time? What is the right way to ask delicate questions about gender and genitals while getting physical? –Category Is…Curious It’s true that some trans people aren’t comfortable...
We're bringing you this Q&A from BUST's print magazine's Sex Files, featuring advice from sexlogist Dr. Carol Queen.  As I’ve gotten older, it’s become much easier (and almost unavoidable) to ejaculate when I come. However, it’s also way easier to accidentally pee when I sneeze! Are they related? And does this mean I need to do more Kegels? –Whiz Kid Yes and yes! You’re experiencing life in a body that has learned a pleasurable response that you are probably pretty good at ensuring by now, having had...

  From our October/November 2018 issue, Sonia Ortiz shares her astrological advice for ladies looking to get laid.  LibraSept. 23 to Oct. 22As your planetary ruler, Venus, glides backward this month from Scorpio to your sun sign, you’ll have a chance to reconnect with your partner and chart new territory with some roleplay. The planet of love and sex hits Libra right on Halloween. What better way to kick off the witchiest season than to seduce your lover in costume? Let your imagination run wild with dress-up...
Wow, Stormy Daniels has the best words. What I once considered to be a charming folklore relic has been reduced to being likened to Donald Trump’s junk. In her new tell-all memoir, Full Disclosure, Daniels stays true to the title’s promise and offers “salacious descriptions of her time with Donald Trump,” reports The Guardian, which obtained a copy of the book. In the book, Daniels colorfully describes Trump’s penis as “like a toadstool” with “a huge mushroom head.” I’ll never be able to watch "The Mushroom Dance" scene from Fantasia with...

  We're bringing you this Q&A from the Sex Files in our August/September 2018 print issue, featuring advice from sexologist Dr. Carol Queen.    I have a super sensitive gag reflex and it makes it difficult to give blow jobs. I’ve read about different techniques and numbing spray. What would be a safe way to minimize my gagging? —Blow Job Queen I wouldn’t recommend numbing spray during sex and am not even sure this would do much good, since it’s not just the surface mucosa that’s responsible for gagging,...
  There’s a design revolution going on in cis women’s sex toys. Gone are the days where neon-colored, animal-shaped vibrators, or dildos lifted straight from porn-star dicks, flooded the market. Now, pleasure devices come in all shapes, sizes, and materials: designers are increasingly creating products based on vulvar anatomy, and shying away from phallic imagery. These new toys look like everything from emojis to cupcakes to miniature Pixar robots. While these changes make sex toys more accessible to cis women (and, more broadly, anyone with a vulva), sex...
A legal reckoning has finally come for Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle company, Goop—in the form of a $145,000 settlement, reports The Guardian. Investigations by the California Food, Drug, and Medical Device Task Force into three products by Goop, including two now-infamous vaginal eggs, found the products made unsubstantied scientific claims. Goop claimed the vaginal “eggs”—made of jade or quartz—increased bladder control, regulated menstrual cycles, balanced hormones, and prevented uterine collapse. Along with two eggs, the task force investigated the Inner Judge Flower Essence Blend, which the site claimed...
I learned about masturbation from a girl I worked with at Painesville Dairy Queen in 1994. Jami was a few years older, 18 to my 15, and was the first girl I met who openly talked about self-love. The younger girls at DQ would sit on the steel counter, awkwardly fingering the neckline of our red polos, a wide-eyed captive audience as Jami drawled, “I loooove masturbating.” It was from Jami that I learned about the clitoris and manual stimulation, and thank god, because I...