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This Queer Collective Is Revolutionizing Sex (VIDEO)

Emerson Whitney | Posted 09.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Emerson Whitney

"It all started because I wanted a silicone 'pack and play,'" said Chelsea Downs, co-founder of the New York Toy Collective, a group that hand-makes a...

How Belle Knox Reveals Our Bipartisan Sexual Authoritarianism

Cathy Reisenwitz | Posted 06.29.2014 | Women
Cathy Reisenwitz

The sad truth is that both writers at National Review and The Nation share an idealized, fairy-tale conception sex -- though, of course, the details differ -- along with a ruthless impulse to shame and stigmatize the men and women who deviate from their scripts.

The Perfect Threesome? Porn, Patriarchy and Capitalism

Jennifer Ketcham | Posted 04.29.2014 | Women
Jennifer Ketcham

Just like the price tag on her education, patriarchal capitalism and free market principles determine the price tag on her body.

Sex: A Perspective From the Bench

Literally, Darling | Posted 04.13.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

Frankly, sex was terrifying to me. I mean who thought to put that there? Exchanging bodily fluids seemed gross and fraught with STD and HIV perils. People willingly have sex, which requires an enormous amount of vulnerability, and they don't run background checks on people?

I'm Sex-Positive, and Most People in Chicago Have No Idea What That Means

Eric Barry | Posted 04.08.2014 | Chicago
Eric Barry

Being sex-positive doesn't just inform our own personal relationships. It's an attitude that sexuality, in its many forms, is an innate part of who we are as humans.

Remembering Sex Workers Who Were Murdered In 2013 And Fighting To Make Sex Work Safe

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

On Dec. 17, individuals around the world came together to remember and honor the lives of those in the sex work industry who have lost their lives to ...

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 ...

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?

An Ethical Slut

Robert Levithan | Posted 12.24.2012 | Gay Voices
Robert Levithan

I love sex, but I've found that talking openly about my active sex life bothers many readers. Acknowledging an active sex life is tantamount to saying "I am a slut" in our puritanical culture. Frankly, I am over this repressed point of view.

BREAKING: More Straight Americans Than Gay Americans Having 'Gay Sex'

Noah Michelson | Posted 10.22.2012 | Gay Voices
Noah Michelson

Right-wing and evangelical pundits are ignoring one little thing: If we consider that, at the very least, straight Americans outnumber queer Americans 10 to 1, then there are many, many more straight people in this country having "gay sex" than there are gay people having it.

What Not to Do at Work

JJ Keith | Posted 07.29.2012 | Women
JJ Keith

I chose to move to Portland when I was twenty because that's where my favorite band, Sleater-Kinney lived. That tells you everything you need to know ...

Stop Being Such a Girl

Vanessa Pinto | Posted 05.08.2012 | San Francisco
Vanessa Pinto

Sugar, spice and everything nice is what little girls are made of. So, what are little boys made of?

Help in a HandBasket

Vanessa Pinto | Posted 04.09.2012 | San Francisco
Vanessa Pinto

Trans people have it rougher than most. While we are making gains towards tolerance, it is still very slow in coming. Today, I want to talk about sex and transgender folks.

It's Funny Because It's True...

Vanessa Pinto | Posted 04.01.2012 | San Francisco
Vanessa Pinto

One of my favorite things to do is watch stand-up comedy -- especially when it's funny because it's true. And in S.F., there's a woman named Dixie De La Tour who feels the same way about real life stories as they relate to sex and gender.

To Touch or Not to Touch

Vanessa Pinto | Posted 03.25.2012 | San Francisco
Vanessa Pinto

Have you ever heard the term sex-positivity? Prior to moving to San Francisco, I had never heard it before. In fact, most people don't actually talk about sex a whole lot.

The Year in Good Sex: 20 Defining Moments of 2011

Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T. | Posted 02.28.2012 | Gay Voices
Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T.

Here are the top 20 stories of the year that inspire good sex, which we define as conscious and conscientious sexual impulses resulting in consensual activity that positively impacts our communities, our relationships, and ourselves.

Sex And The Cult Of Oprah

Jincey Lumpkin | Posted 12.27.2011 | Gay Voices
Jincey Lumpkin

Thanks to Mother O, I have been reexamining my burning ambition and tireless drive to push, push, push in the direction of success. Is it wrong to want to change the world and make people more open to sex?