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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

Here's Why The LGBTQ Community Is A Waste Of Your Time

(0) Comments | Posted June 28, 2016 | 10:22 AM

You know, the LGBTQ community is a waste of your time. Seriously. We are so regular. We work. We go to school. We raise families. We fight for what's good in the world. We go out with friends. We celebrate with family. We're you.

Wasting time and energy hating...

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A paid Enternship for Women over Forty: Because Re-entry is a Bitch

(1) Comments | Posted June 1, 2016 | 7:37 PM

Dara Kaplan (left) & Gwen Wunderlich (right) of Wunderlich Kaplan Communications
Photo credit: Heidi Green

It happens all the time. A woman leaves her gig to have a baby or raise a kid or follow her partner in his or her...

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Here's What Happens When Women Refuse to Be Masturbation Sleeves

(0) Comments | Posted May 18, 2016 | 3:59 PM

The language might sound harsh. But the message couldn't be any more important. Woman have to stop allowing themselves to be penetrated by men who think that putting their penises into a vagina constitutes sex, let alone pleasurable sex for both parties.

I have to think that the number...

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Here's What Happens When a Lesbian Is at the Helm of the Houston HRC Gala

(0) Comments | Posted May 13, 2016 | 3:16 PM

April Ayers
Photo by: Dalton DeHart

April Ayers has been an activist since 2003, volunteering with HRC as a Federal Club co-chair in Houston, Texas for several years. Her motivation for getting involved is a great story. Ayers explains:

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Here's what happens when you masturbate with your partner

(0) Comments | Posted May 4, 2016 | 11:52 AM

Author Photo by: Steph Grant,

Happy National Masturbation Month!

Yup. There's a month for that. And rightly so. It's one of life's greatest little pleasures and nature's best medicine with no side effects and a plethora of...

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Juicy Sex and Relationship Questions Asked and Answered!

(0) Comments | Posted April 27, 2016 | 2:51 PM


Photo by: Steph Grant

Juicy stuff ahead! Now is month two of your sex questions answered, and it was a smashing success. I received so many great questions. So great, in fact, that I wanted to share them and...

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Your Sex Questions Answered

(0) Comments | Posted March 29, 2016 | 4:46 PM


Photo Credit: Steph Grant,

Everywhere you look, sex abounds. But when it comes to sex ed, it can be hard to come by. The same is true for love and relationships. Real advice for real people is not always easy...

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Why One Lesbian Said Goodbye to Turkey Basters and Hello to Dildo Designing

(0) Comments | Posted March 23, 2016 | 7:51 PM


There is a dildo that ejaculates. No, really. And this one is no bachelorette party plaything. This one is made with materials that will make a body happy and can be cleaned and sterilized, also key to body happiness, which means, you guessed...

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Why Supporting Politicians Who Support LGBT Interests Is More Important Now Than Ever

(0) Comments | Posted March 21, 2016 | 1:40 PM

Dlugacz on the left and her partner, Claire Lucas, on the right

With a little help from her friends, she founded Olivia Records in 1973, allowing female artists, who likely would otherwise never been given a shot, to record. Nearly twenty years...

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Here's What Happens When the Houston Rodeo Goes Gay

(0) Comments | Posted February 25, 2016 | 9:08 PM

It's almost that time of year again, when, for three weeks, Houston, Texas becomes a mecca of all things rodeo. A beloved event in the local community since the 1930s, it is without a doubt one of the largest live entertainment and livestock exhibition events in the world. And, every...

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Here's What Happens When Two Girls Fall in Love and Form a Band

(0) Comments | Posted February 19, 2016 | 7:43 AM

Photo Credit: Sophie Spinelle (

Tylan Greenstein (formerly of Girlyman) and Ingrid Elizabeth (formerly of Coyote Grace) are that charming musical couple that everyone wants to sit next to at the dinner party. Before I even heard them perform, I got the...

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

(26) Comments | Posted November 5, 2015 | 3:49 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 | 8:14 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 | 2:23 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 | 8:37 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

(4) Comments | Posted August 18, 2015 | 1:05 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

(156) Comments | Posted August 11, 2015 | 8:13 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

(1) Comments | Posted August 7, 2015 | 2:24 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 | 10:30 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 | 12:30 PM

나는 살다 살다 여성의 오르가즘에 대해 누군가가 반발을 할 거라고는 생각도 하지 못했다. 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 굶주렸거나, 난잡한 사람으로 보이기 싫다."는 말 따위는 집어치우라....

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