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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...

We're bringing you this Q&A from BUST's print magazine's Sex Files, featuring advice from sexlogist Dr. Carol Queen.  I want to try pegging but I don’t want to waste my money. What gear should I get as a newbie? –Taking the Plunge There are inexpensive dildo/harness set-ups to be had, but in many cases, they’re not super high-quality, and sometimes they don’t even work with other dildos. What do you do if you find you really like pegging but your set isn’t keeping up with your...
From our August/September 2018 print issue, adult film actor, filmmaker, and activist Buck Angel shares his healthcare experience and advises trans men on what to ask their gynos.   Transition. This is a powerful word. For me, transitioning meant physically transforming my body from female to male. To finally live my life as the man I had long dreamed of becoming. At the time, however (this was the early 1990s), even my own doctor told me I was basically a guinea pig. The medical community had no idea...
As summer concludes, many college students return to campus, which means it’s a great time to circle back to some reminders about sexual health. People in their teens and early 20s (ages 15-24, according to the CDC) happen to be the demographic most at risk for contracting STDs. That might have been an easy factoid to assume is true, but consider this lesser-known one:some STDS, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis, are becoming resistant to antiobiotic treatment, and some doctors believe that an STD called Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) could take...

From BUST's August/September 2018 issue, Sonia Ortiz shares her astrological advice for ladies looking to get laid. LeoJuly 23 to Aug. 22 You’ll feel flirty when the solar eclipse on Aug. 11 hits your sun sign, making it the perfect time to reactivate Tinder. Putting yourself out there and finding a hot new summer fling in Aug. will set the tone for Sept. That’s when you’ll want a new person to cuddle up with—especially when there’s a sexy double-whammy of Venus in Scorpio and a Scorpio new...
  I live and work in Austria, the land of the waltz, Mozart, and legalized sex work. This is the process I went through to become certified to have sex for money. Registering as a self-employed sex worker involved a trip to the municipal authority of health, aka MA 15. My first trip to MA 15 took three hours, and included a gynecological check-up, a tuberculosis test, a blood test, and a meeting with a social worker.My social worker, a kind woman in her late 50s with...
We're bringing you this Q&A from BUST's Sex section, featuring advice from sexologist Dr. Carol Queen. I’m interested in getting more involved in the BDSM community, and I want to go to my first “munch”—a casual social gathering for people interested in the lifestyle—but I’m so nervous and have no idea what to expect. Help! – A Snack A munch is an event tailor-made for newbies, usually held in a public place, where kinky and kink-curious folks gather together to meet, be convivial, and introduce newcomers...
Sexual education in schools and at home has been a longstanding problem in America. Many people do not receive accurate or sufficient information on sexual health, either from their parents or from their schools. Andrea Barrcia, founder and CEO of O.school, is working to change that. Her website that aims to give everyone the sexual education that they need and deserve, regardless of their background. When researching into the state of American public school’s sex ed regulations, the results are concerning. The Guttmacher Institute reports that...
Looking for something new to get your motor running? Try Math, a feminist, pornographic print magazine that according to its publisher, Brooklyn-based artist Mackenzie Peck, “creates environments for sexual discovery and fantasy without shame or fear.” Beautifully photographed in a way that celebrates the complexities of human sexuality, Math showcases a variety of body shapes, ages, colors, and sizes, and also includes several erotic essays for those who prefer words to pictures. Brimming with kink, cool interviews, penises, and pussies, it has something hot for...