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Jenny Block
Jenny Block contributes to a number of publications and websites, including Curve Magazine, Jezebel, Dallas Voice, Edge Media Network, Dallas Morning News, and American Way. Her essay On Being Barbie is included in the anthology "It's a Girl: Women Writers on Raising Daughters" and her essay And Then We Were Poly is included in Rebecca Walker's Book "One Big Happy Family." Jenny's first book, “Open: Love, Sex, and Life in an Open Marriage,” won a 2008 Lambda Literary Award. Visit Jenny at View her blog at Or email her at Her most recent book titled, "Oh Wow!" is about female orgasm. (Cleis Press, August 2015)

Entries by Jenny Block

There's a Big Problem With Ronda Rousey's Sex Advice

(29) Comments | Posted November 5, 2015 | 4:49 PM

Just when it seems like things are on the upswing for female sexuality, Ronda Rousey comes in and KOs things.

So many famous women out there, from Amy Schumer to Nicki Minaj to Amy Poehler to Beyonce, are all telling women to advocate for their orgasms. And then...

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How One Lesbian Power Couple Is Raising Up a Baby Boy and a Killer Food Festival

(0) Comments | Posted August 29, 2015 | 9:14 AM


Last year I had the pleasure of interviewing an inspiring lesbian couple based in Portland, OR -- Carrie Welch and her wife Jannie Huang. Welch is the Co-Founder of Feast, Portland's annual kick ass festival of food and drink and Huang...

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If You Can't Orgasm, "Female Viagra" Won't Help

(3) Comments | Posted August 24, 2015 | 3:23 PM

No. Absolutely not. Not another pill.

This new pill -- the one that some people are very mistakenly called the female Viagra (because it's targeting the mental aspect, not the physical one) is a terrible, terrible idea.


First of all, because it's hardly effective. At all....

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Here's Why it Makes Perfect Sense That Josh Duggar Cheated

(0) Comments | Posted August 21, 2015 | 9:37 PM

Now can we stop? Please? Can we please stop acting as if Conservative, right-wing "Christians" make any sense or are even "good" people? Any extreme is bad. Any. And that goes for people who call themselves "Christians" and it goes double for anyone who calls him or herself a "fundamentalist"...

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11 verdades que tenemos que empezar a aceptar sobre el orgasmo femenino

(3) Comments | Posted August 18, 2015 | 2:05 AM

Como ya escribí en otra ocasión, hay demasiada información errónea sobre el universo femenino y sus orgasmos. Así que en honor al Día Internacional del Orgasmo Femenino, que se celebró el pasado 8 de agosto, quiero dedicar un minuto a compartir las once verdades más importantes sobre el orgasmo,...

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11 Truths We Have to Start Accepting About the Female Orgasm

(157) Comments | Posted August 11, 2015 | 9:13 AM

As I've written before, too much misinformation is swirling around the universe about women and their orgasms. So in honor of this past weekend's International Day of the Female Orgasm, I wanted to take a minute to share the top 11 truths about orgasm from my new book,...

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11 Myths We Have to Stop Believing About the Female Orgasm

(2) Comments | Posted August 7, 2015 | 3:24 PM

There's a lot of bad information spinning around out there, and there's a lot of male-centered information. Women orgasm differently from men, and in some ways the act of sex as we currently know and accept it is in opposition to women's pleasure. In honor of tomorrow -- International Day...

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Here's Why People Are Freaking Out About An Expo On Sex And Porn Heading To Dallas

(0) Comments | Posted August 7, 2015 | 11:30 AM

I'm hoping to get to walk through my first picket line this weekend. Exxxotica is coming to Dallas, and so many people have their panties in a wad about it, I can hardly believe it. We have homeless people melting in 100-plus-degree heat. We have hungry people who...

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모든 여성에겐 매번 오르가즘을 요구할 권리가 있다

(1) Comments | Posted August 5, 2015 | 1:30 PM

나는 살다 살다 여성의 오르가즘에 대해 누군가가 반발을 할 거라고는 생각도 하지 못했다.

그러나 7월 31일이 오르가즘의 날이니까, 나는 즉각 반박을 해야겠다는 생각이 들었다.

니키 미나즈는 "나는 내가 절정을 느껴야 한다고 요구한다. 나는 여성들이 그걸 요구해야 한다고 생각한다."라고 말한다. 나는 미나즈에 동의한다. "나는 탐욕스럽거나, 애정에...

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Here's What Happens When Women Demand Orgasms

(289) Comments | Posted July 31, 2015 | 11:01 AM

I never thought I'd live to see the day of the female orgasm backlash. But here we are and since it's National Orgasm Day, I feel compelled to lash right back.

Nicki Minaj says, "I demand that I climax. I think women should demand that."...

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Here's Why Sex Toys Are Your Friends

(0) Comments | Posted May 28, 2015 | 7:00 PM

To toy or not to toy, that is still the question.

And it can be a controversial one. Some women find sex toys offensive. Others see them as a threat to the ego. And then there are those who think they are just scary... or dumb. Some say they are...

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Is Homophobia to Blame for Google Claiming That This App Is Sexually Explicit?

(0) Comments | Posted May 15, 2015 | 5:33 PM

The Curve Magazine Android app has been suspended again. Why? "Violation of the sexually explicit material provision of the Content Policy." That's what they say any way. Except the app contains NO sexually explicit material.

What do I think?

I think it's just like banning breastfeeding photos. If...

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Here's What Happens When You Forget About Sex Roles and Rules

(0) Comments | Posted May 13, 2015 | 5:02 PM

The first time we kissed, she pushed me up against the side of my Wrangler and pinned me tightly to the cold metal. I'm not going to lie. I love that shit and I seriously melted at the sheer aggression she displayed out of the gate. But it's not the...

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Here's What a Lesbian Shouldn't Bring on a First Date. A U-Haul.

(0) Comments | Posted May 9, 2015 | 11:17 AM

The funniest jokes are the ones that are true, which is what makes the most famous lesbian joke of all so funny. Too funny for our own good, if you ask me.

"What does a lesbian bring on a second date?"

All together now: "A U-Haul."

It's scary but true....

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Here's What Happened When a Feminist Lesbian Had Wings at Hooters

(0) Comments | Posted May 3, 2015 | 9:49 AM

I'm confused. I have been trying to write this piece for months now, and the truth is that I haven't because I am confused.

I like tits and ass. I'm a lesbian, so that should come as no surprise.

But I'm also a card-carrying feminist. So, although I like tits...

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Here's What Happened When a Lesbian Photographer Used Art to Promote Love

(0) Comments | Posted April 18, 2015 | 10:51 AM

It all started with a hot shower and a little mind-wandering. Photographer Steph Grant, famous for her lesbian wedding photos, which have won the Internet, started the Promote Love Movement because she realized her true life's mission is, "Promoting story at a time." Grant says...

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Here's What Happened When I Let an Artist Cast My P***y in Plaster

(0) Comments | Posted April 12, 2015 | 12:05 PM

He calls it The Great Wall of Vagina (because "vulva" doesn't rhyme with "China"). He casts women's vulvas and displays them in a massive wall of identically sized tiles.

As soon as I heard about it, I wanted to be a part of it. I shot the...

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Here Is Why I Use the Word 'Queer'

(0) Comments | Posted March 22, 2015 | 10:08 AM

I'm a lesbian because, baby, I was born this way. (Sorry, it's stuck in my head now too.)

But I'm queer by choice. I'm queer because I believe that lesbian, gay, bi, trans, poly, and asexual people and everyone else has the right to identify in a way that feels...

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Der Vagina-Test: So findest du heraus, ob du den richtigen Partner hast

(3) Comments | Posted February 24, 2015 | 5:42 PM

Wenn du wissen willst, ob du mit der richtigen Person zusammen bist, der Person, mit der du tatsächlich für immer zusammen bleiben könntest, die dich aufrichtig lieben und bewundern, respektieren und mit dir wachsen könnte - nicht ob sie es tut - aber ob sie es könnte, dann...

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The P**sy Test: How to Know If You're With the Right Person

(0) Comments | Posted February 22, 2015 | 10:28 AM

Note: The following blog contains graphic language.

If you want to know if you're really with the right person, the person you could actually partner with forever more, the one who could really love and trust and respect and admire and grow with you -- not the one who does...

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