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We're bringing you this Q&A from the Sex Files in our July/August 2019 print issue, featuring advice from sexologist Dr. Carol Queen. My long-term partner wants to get his cock pierced, and I don’t want him to. I know it’s his body and he can do whatever he wants with it, but I also feel like I should get a say, since we’ve been monogamous for over a decade. I don’t want to make a big deal about it or make him feel bad, but I...
  We're bringing you this Q&A from the Sex Files in our July/August 2019 print issue, featuring advice from sexologist Dr. Carol Queen. Q: As someone who’s too cheap to use a vibrator, I use my hand to masturbate. I lubricate using saliva, but what’s the best lube for solo use? –Horny in Brooklyn Dr. Carol Queen: Let no one denigrate the sexual allure and competence of the human hand! It’s a great design for self- or partner stimulation; like many excellent vibrators, it has a variety of...
  Ear-gasm DID YOU KNOW there are podcasts that aren’t just about murder? It’s true! In fact, the sheer breadth of shows out there about sex and relationships means there’s something for every taste, from mild to wild. But these, dear reader, are the best. So, strap on your headphones, lie back, get comfortable, and put these ‘casts in your earholes.  Awkward Sex and the City with Natalie Wall Comedian Natalie Wall knows firsthand that sex is almost never the flawlessly executed, mutually satisfying, and sweat-free event that TV...

Need some guidance heading into for July and August? Our astrologer Lisa Stardust has your back for Cancer and Leo season!  Cancer (JUNE 21 TO JULY 22)The solar eclipse in your sign on July 2 will push you to express your truest sentiments, leaving you feeling vulnerable outside of your protective crab shell. Being exposed proves challenging, especially when secrets are revealed in all your relationships thanks to the lunar eclipse July 16. Luckily, Virgo season begins August 23, and it will help you navigate your...
It’s 2019, and yet for some reason transportation companies in major cities, like the Metropolitan Transit Authority in New York City, prohibits ads talking, or even just hinting, about sex toys. Dame Products, a female-centered sex toy company, is suing the MTA, accusing them of sexism. According to a statement on Dame’s website, they had been approved by the MTA in September for ads featuring their vibrator products, and after investing $150,000 in their campaign, they were rejected by the MTA just three months later. This...
With a lilac backdrop and adorable icons next to words like “cervical mucus,” the FEMM app is millennial kryptonite. Easy to scroll through and undoubtedly aesthetic, the fertility app is meant to help users “get pregnant or avoid pregnancy” by inputting information about their periods, emotional states, sex lives, medication, and more. It’s too cute to feel clinical. The daily check-in feels like a diary entry, a guided exercise in self-reflection—self-care instead of a doctor’s appointment. Who knew far-right, anti-abortion Catholic activists had their fingers so...
We're bringing you advice from sexologist Dr. Carol Queen Q: I am in my 40s and I’ve had a full hysterectomy. I have very spontaneous sex for pleasure with no strings attached and usually with guys who are my age. I realize age might create some physical changes or challenges when having sex, but I’m baffled by how many guys I encounter try to have sex while still soft—just fumbling around while everything is like mush. I’ve tried everything: fighting gravity (standing up), tons of magic...
  We're bringing you this Q&A from the Sex Files in our May/June 2019 print issue, featuring advice from sexologist Dr. Carol Queen. How do I get over my apprehension about squirting? I can feel the pressure, and I want to, but I find myself waiting to finish with my partner, then releasing into the toilet. –Juicy Lucy This is a common enough problem that some people who wind up being happy squirters confess that apprehension about bringing all this wetness to the party used to shut them down,...
Dining at the Y THE ORGASM GAP is real. Recent research suggests that in hetero relationships, women are having as few as one orgasm for every three their guys experience. For those who want to boost these sad stats, here are some tips from lesbian sexpert Alex B. Porter for both giving and receiving better cunnilingus. Share these pointers with someone who gives you a ladyboner, and you’ll be closing that orgasm gap in no time.   Top 5 Tips for Givers 1. Yes, your hygiene counts. Believe it...

Need some guidance heading into May and June?  Our astrologer Lisa Stardust has your back!       Taurus(April 20 to May 20)Others will pay tribute to your tenacity in May and June. The new moon on May 4 and Venus’ alignment with your Sun will give your charisma major oomph, allowing you to embrace your inner Cookie Lyon. Your normally fierce and productive attitude will be heightened by the new moon on June 3, followed by Venus’ ingress on June 8, squashing your insecurities.    Gemini (May 21 to June...