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KillJoy's Kastle: Sexiest, Smartest Haunted House Ever!

Lisa Derrick | Posted 10.28.2015 | Arts
Lisa Derrick

October 30th marks the last day of KillJoy's Kastle, the smartest, arty-ist haunted house to ever grace West Hollywood.

NYC Students Deserve Comprehensive, Inclusive Sex Education

Joan Malin | Posted 10.28.2015 | New York
Joan Malin

Respect. Inclusivity. Empowerment. Communication. These are the words that should come to mind when you think of sexuality education. But unfortunately, for many New York City students and high school graduates, these words are far from how they remember their sex education experience.

4 Things They Didn't Teach You in Sex Ed

John Sovec | Posted 10.23.2015 | Gay Voices
John Sovec

Sex was portrayed as unromantic, missionary position and something that was more a chore than a pleasure. And there was definitely no room for the urges I was feeling to get it on with another guy.

Adorable Vagina Emojis Exist And We’ve Never Been Happier

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 10.16.2015 | Women

Vagina emojis are here and they're about to take your sexting game to a whole new level.  On Oct. 9, Flirtmoji, a sex-positive startup comp...

Slut-Shaming Through the Disclosure of HIV Positive Status: Danny Pintauro's Recent HIV Positive Announcement

Joseph LoGiudice | Posted 09.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Joseph LoGiudice

We can easily cast them aside and say that's a private issue to deal with and it's not our business to place judgment on the choices they make. That logic is illogical when you analyze the realities of the social situations HIV positive gay men encounter daily.

Edie Windsor, a Sports Bet and Exactly One Hundred Masturbating Gay Men

Sean O'Toole | Posted 09.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Sean O'Toole

"I lost a bet on a Cubs game and I have to watch 100 gay guys jerk off on this site as my forfeit. You are number 13. Will you click next please?" Suddenly, I felt incredibly protective of all the other masturbating gay guys.

10 Incredible Sex Tips for People Who Have Been Given Terrible Advice About Sex by Top 10 Lists

Buster Ross | Posted 07.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Buster Ross

Sex tips are awful. If you don't fit a size 9 shoe, you don't need to saw off your toes to ensure a snug fit. Sexual differences are immediately seen as problems in our culture, as we are anxiously terrified of sex.

My Vagina Runs My Life

Vanessa de Largie | Posted 06.29.2015 | Women
Vanessa de Largie

Society wants to diagnose me, psychoanalyze me and judge me. It wants to cure me of this natural primal urge. The irony is men don't need to justify their hunger for hanky-panky. It's a given, a fact -- something that is universally accepted yet I must apologize and feel shame because I am a highly sexual woman.

Sexual Assault On Campus: College Policies Support Rape Cultures

Jaime Grant, Ph.D. | Posted 05.18.2015 | College
Jaime Grant, Ph.D.

Sexual assault on campus is nothing new. And like me in 1979, first-year women in 2015 are at high risk for coercion, assault and rape by the men they are eating lunch with in the dining halls, working beside in study groups, and cheering on in the stadium.

Is Psychiatry Getting Kinky?

M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D. | Posted 06.20.2015 | Healthy Living
M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D.

So slip into those tight leather jeans. That dog collar would look fetching. Add a piercing in a place your mother wouldn't imagine. Or take your l...

The One Troubling Line In Jennifer Lawrence's "Sex Crime" Interview

Nick Simmons | Posted 12.20.2014 | Women
Nick Simmons

There is one bit of language in a recent Jennifer Lawrence interview that courts a perception that is still, I believe, a problem worth pointing out. It is a problem I've seen in my own personal life, and a problem I've seen in culture at large.

Ryan Kristobak

'Everyone Is Happier If They Have Sex': Tove Lo Is The Pop Star 2014 Needed | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 10.10.2014 | Entertainment

It's safe to say artists try to write the catchiest lyrics possible. They want their hooks filled with pretty, metaphorical and, purposely or not, som...

This Sexually Enlightened R&B Song Feels So Right

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.03.2014 | Comedy

Ladies, get ready. Because this guy is going to treat you "actually, sociopolitically right." As in, he'll make sure sex is a conversation in whic...

An Aligned Life: Prince, Queerness and Softcore Porn (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 10.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2014-08-23-20140821EliciaGonzalessmall.jpgIn her youth Elicia Gonzalez from Broomfield, Colorado, experienced a shocking exposure to Prince that would become "very much so representative of what would happen with my sexuality later in life."

Wish List for Our Children: Be Kind, Be Strong, and Love Who You Are

Morgan Meneses-Sheets | Posted 09.09.2014 | Parents
Morgan Meneses-Sheets

We make sure you eat your vegetables and cross our fingers that you will sleep through the night. We encourage you to say "please" and share your toys. These are important lessons, but you will soon learn that our hopes for you are much bigger than the day to day tasks that take up so much of our times as parents.

Identifying As Sex Positive

Literally, Darling | Posted 07.07.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

I am a sex-positive feminist. That is how I choose to identify myself. This label highlights how I see the world and how I choose to interact with it. I've come to this association after years of struggling with my own sexual identity and history -- a long and torrid journey.

What It's Really Like to Be a Phone Sex Operator

Ella Jameson | Posted 07.06.2014 | Women
Ella Jameson

Marie is part of the "college girls" category, but this is as far as the truth stretches; the picture beside her sex chat persona is a voluptuous, sultry brunette. The reality is a petite and softly-spoken blonde who seems as far removed from an insatiable, risque vixen as you can get.

Virginity Pledges Are a Dangerous Substitute for Sex Edcuation

Beth Leyba | Posted 06.30.2014 | Women
Beth Leyba

Please, for the love of God, know that sex is normal and natural. Please do not feel shame if you end up giving in to normal biological urges, but before you do please seek out comprehensive information on sex, contraception, and protection.

The Language Of Dude Feminism

J.A. McCarroll | Posted 06.25.2014 | Women
J.A. McCarroll

Rather than attacking the institution of masculinity itself, several recent campaigns have attempted a sort of masculinity triage, trying to eliminate violence against women, while still flattering men with the label of protector.

I Don't Want Your Pity: Sex Work And Labor Politics

Belle Knox | Posted 06.14.2014 | College
Belle Knox

We assign a cultural significance to sex; it is for procreation and the preservation of the family unit. We are told it is to be cherished and not commodified, but meanwhile sex screams at us from every billboard and TV channel. It seems sex can be used to sell everything except for sex itself.

He Said, She Said: 10 Things We Wish Sex Ed Taught Us

Melissa White | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Melissa White

"Left to rely on what I heard, I expected to feel something akin to a sonic boom followed by that sparkly thing twilight "vampires" do."

What These Stunning Photos Can Teach Us About 'Sexy'

Posted 06.24.2013 | Women

Constance and Eric, a married couple based in Brooklyn, estimate that they have photographed over 140 people having sex -- as part of their full-time ...

Why Do People Make Such A Big Deal Out Of Sex?

Sienna Jae Fein | Posted 06.03.2013 | Fifty
Sienna Jae Fein

Not everyone who showed up at the sex activists' conference was pierced, tattooed, and draped in leather. It was an edgy assembly for sure, but many of the men and women making their way to workshops at the recent CatalystCon East sported a classic, casual style.

Ruthless Methods to Subdue Sexuality

Jincey Lumpkin | Posted 05.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Jincey Lumpkin

My mother snapped, "Why would anyone buy the cow when they can have the milk for free?" To be compared to livestock made me feel like a useless possession. I had intelligence, right? I had wit and a depth of emotion and experiences to share. Surely my modesty wasn't the only bargaining chip?

Masturbation Is Not A Dirty Word

Jincey Lumpkin | Posted 04.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Jincey Lumpkin

Having been brought up in the very religious Deep South, I long thought that even dry humping could get you pregnant. And certainly no one taught me about masturbation. But is this really the way we want to handle human sexuality? Why is sex so taboo?