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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 She is currently working on her new book titled, "Oh Wow!" about female orgasm. (Cleis Press, February 2015)

Entries by Jenny Block

Here's Why Sex Toys Are Your Friends

(0) Comments | Posted May 28, 2015 | 6:00 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?

(25) Comments | Posted May 15, 2015 | 4:33 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

(3) Comments | Posted May 13, 2015 | 4:02 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.

(8) Comments | Posted May 9, 2015 | 10:17 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

(73) Comments | Posted May 3, 2015 | 8:49 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

(3) Comments | Posted April 18, 2015 | 9:51 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

(13) Comments | Posted April 12, 2015 | 11:05 AM

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'

(133) Comments | Posted March 22, 2015 | 9:08 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 | 4:42 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

(51) Comments | Posted February 22, 2015 | 9:28 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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A Hyperrealism That Questions Reality With James Zamora and Sarah Atlee at RO2 Art

(1) Comments | Posted February 20, 2015 | 4:44 PM

For Real, the show currently on exhibition at RO2 Art is called and features two contemporary painters from the Lone Star State, James Zamora and Sarah Atlee.

Both of them paint food and still life. Zamora's is contemplative and, at times, confounding. Atlee's is luscious and bright....

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Loris Gréaud Acts Out at the Dallas Contemporary and Calls it Art

(0) Comments | Posted February 18, 2015 | 2:51 PM

If you're lucky enough to live in Dallas, you will also find yourself unlucky enough to not be able to make it to every opening and every show. I missed Loris Gréaud's show, The Unplayed Notes Museum, when it first opened at the Dallas contemporary in late January.


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Here's Why You Shouldn't Make Yogurt or Lift Weights With Your Vagina

(32) Comments | Posted February 14, 2015 | 7:46 AM

Note: The following blog contains graphic language.

It's been almost six months since I wrote "Let's Clear Up Some Lies You've Been Told About Vaginas."

So, I suppose it's time to clear up some new Internet mayhem that's brewing. First, don't make yogurt with your...

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Artsts Kazuo Shiraga and Sadamasa Motonaga Shock and Awe and the Dallas Museum of Art

(0) Comments | Posted February 9, 2015 | 11:01 AM

Art is a strange and wondrous thing. It helps us to relate to and understand the world around us. It helps us to relate to and understand one another. But sometimes it raises more questions that answers. And that, to me, is the most intriguing kind of art.


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Video: Telling My Truth at Oral Fixation

(1) Comments | Posted February 5, 2015 | 4:36 PM


On stage at Texas Theater.

It's always been one of my favorite things to do. Perform for a big audience. I know. Many people would choose death over public speaking. But I love it. The lights. The people. The butterflies in my...

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Women's Bodies and Sexuality Are Not Gross

(4) Comments | Posted February 3, 2015 | 7:56 AM

I hope there are some straight male writers out there who are going to respond to this. But in case they don't see this piece, I'd like to do the valiant thing and, as a fellow lover of women and sex with women, speak to this ridiculousness that crossed my...

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If You Want Great Sex, Think Like a Lesbian

(28) Comments | Posted October 1, 2014 | 10:51 AM

It's bad news right from the start. Just check out the title -- "15 ways to turn a good girl bad: Six sexperts suggest 15 ways to make her great in bed (without her even noticing)."

So, let me get this straight. Being bad in bed is equal...

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Where's the Dildo? Part Deux

(4) Comments | Posted September 22, 2014 | 9:32 AM


I decided I had to know more about the Subtle Dildo project. So I reached out via Instagram. I heart social media. Within 24-hours, I was talking to the folks behind Subtle Dildo. I didn't know what to expect. But I...

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Uma mulher é uma casa para um pênis?

(114) Comments | Posted September 19, 2014 | 7:39 PM

Em certos dias, fico feliz por ser lésbica. Em outros, muito feliz. Depois há dias como hoje, quando fico em êxtase. Por quê?, você pergunta.

São os passos que estão sendo dados na luta por igualdade? Não.

As lésbicas de 90 anos se casando? Não.

É o fato de que...

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Curaçao Hosts Its 2nd Annual Pride Celebration

(1) Comments | Posted September 18, 2014 | 6:54 PM


It's pretty exciting. Even a small island in the Caribbean is hosting its very own Pride event. Which island? Curacao. They are set to host their 2nd annual Curaçao PRIDE Festival from September 24-28, 2014.

They are celebrating with a four-day...

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