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Noah Michelson
Noah Michelson is the Executive Editor of Queer Voices at The Huffington Post. Noah received his MFA in poetry from New York University, and his poems have been featured in The New Republic, The Best American Erotic Poetry from 1800 to the Present, and other publications. Before joining The Huffington Post, Noah served as Senior Editor at Out magazine, and he has also contributed to Details and Blackbook and served as a commentator on CNN, BBC, Fusion, 'Inside Edition' and Sirius XM, among other outlets.

Entries by Noah Michelson

There's Something Lily-Rose Depp Wants You To Know About Her Sexuality

(0) Comments | Posted February 6, 2016 | 8:50 AM

Lily-Rose Depp wants to set the record straight about her sexuality -- so to speak.

The 16-year-old model and actress made headlines last year when she came out as "[falling] somewhere on the vast spectrum" of sexuality when she posed for The Self Evident Truths...

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Here's Exactly Why Kanye (And Everyone Else) Should Try Ass Play

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2016 | 10:18 AM

Kanye West wants you to know that he didn't let his exes "play with his ass." In fact, he claims "I stay away from that area all together."

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Why Sober Sex May Be The Best Sex

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2016 | 10:51 AM

Overcoming an addiction comes with a variety of challenges but one aspect of sobriety that's often left undiscussed is how it can affect sex and relationships.

In this episode of the HuffPost Love+Sex Podcast, co-hosts Carina Kolodny and Noah Michelson speak with three recovering addicts...

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Here's Why HuffPost Gay Voices Just Changed Its Name To HuffPost Queer Voices

(0) Comments | Posted January 26, 2016 | 10:23 AM

Today, for the very first time, we're thrilled to welcome you to HuffPost Queer Voices.

Our name change comes four-and-a-half years after we originally debuted as HuffPost Gay Voices -- and after countless conversations with countless people, both inside and outside of the HuffPost newsroom.


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12 respuestas sinceras que resuelven tus dudas sobre el sexo lésbico

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2016 | 10:21 AM

Cuando se trata de sexo lésbico, muchas personas se preguntan qué pasa debajo de las sábanas (o encima de la mesa de la cocina o en los asientos traseros de un coche).

Como en el resto de relaciones sexuales, no hay algo así como una respuesta universal para todo en...

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Why Some Asexuals Masturbate (And A Few Other Things They Want You To Know)

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2016 | 10:11 AM

While sexual orientations beyond heterosexuality, homosexuality and bisexuality are beginning to receive more attention and understanding from mainstream culture and the media, asexuality remains fairly misunderstood.

The Asexual Visibility And Education Network (AVEN) defines an asexual as "someone who does not experience sexual attraction"...

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Here's What Happened When These Gay Men Touched A Vagina For The First Time

(0) Comments | Posted January 19, 2016 | 9:48 AM

(Note: The above video contains language and images that may not be suitable for work or other sensitive environments.)

YouTube stars Bria Kam and Chrissy Chambers -- aka BriaAndChrissy -- are back in a big way.

The duo behind "Lesbians Touch A Penis For The First Time" have released their latest video, entitled "Gay Men Touch Vagina For The First Time." The self-described "singing duo/lesbian couple" found several self-identified gay men to participate in an intimate experience with Stevie Boebi, "a woman who happens to have a vagina."

Due to the controversial nature of -- and some responses to -- "Lesbians Touch A Penis For The First Time," BriaAndChrissy emphasized to The Huffington Post in an email that this new clip deals with important issues of consent, safety, anatomy and more.

While "Gay Men Touch Vagina For The First Time" starts out with what could be labeled as stereotypical -- and some might argue offensive -- reactions from some of the men involved, by the end it seems that all of the participants learned something -- and there appears to be more learning ahead. "I am so so so honored to be a part of this video," Boebi writes in the clip's comments section on YouTube. "I've received so many questions so I'm going to make a Q&A video answering them."

We had some of our own questions for BriaAndChrissy, so we chatted with them about the video, what they wanted viewers to take away from it, their response to the controversy over "Lesbians Touch A Penis For The First Time" and more.

The Huffington Post: Why did we want to make this video?
BriaAndChrissy: Making this video has been something we have wanted to do for a while. We wanted to bring awareness to how little we know we as a people know about our own bodies. Sexual taboo has made pornography one of the only ways to learn about anatomy and sexuality and that is not a place to learn those things. Simple things like our bodies should not be so mysterious and off limits, nor should they just be sexualized.

What do you say to men (or women) -- gay or not -- who say that vulvas and/or vaginas are "gross" or "disgusting"?
We would say, 'why?' Is it because they are afraid or they have a misconception about vaginas? Genitalia is not something to be afraid of or grossed out by, nor should it be glossed over or hidden in education. As the video shows, the gay men in the video haven't seen a vagina and while they might of been grossed out before, upon seeing it, they see that it's just a body part, one that gives life and doesn't have to be sexualized. Two of them come to the realization that it was beautiful. Every body part is different and should be celebrated, not feared. That was one of our favorite takeaways from this video.

The video is humorous but has some important topics embedded within it too, including conversations around consent, safety, who has a vulva/vagina and more. Talk a bit about those topics and tell us what you ideally want viewers to take away from this video.
Culturally, vaginas have been oversexualized, objectified and exploited, often without regard to the women possessing them. We thought it was important to show that a video could be made without any of those things happening and one where the consent was clear and message was educational and thought-provoking. The men used in this video are respectful and kind, asking permission before touching and making sure Stevie is always comfortable and in control of the situation. This conversation of consent needs to be talked about. We live in a culture where consent is abused, for some it's considered optional when it should always be mandatory. The video also addresses that not all women have a vagina just as not all men have a penis. This was a point we wanted to make and one we felt was important for the trans community.

A previous video you made,"Lesbians Touch A Penis For The First Time," went viral, but not without some controversy. Some claimed that the video was transphobic, since some lesbians have penises and have touched penises before and they claimed that your video implied that all lesbians haven't -- and wouldn't want to -- touch a penis. What's your response to that?
This video highlighted three individual experiences of women who had never touched a penis or even been that close to one. Their reactions are genuine and in the moment and all their own. Our video was about lesbians who have never touched a penis before, not about lesbians who have touched a penis before or lesbians who have a penis. We weren't implying that all lesbians wouldn't want to touch a penis or ignoring that some lesbians have penises, we were simply highlighting three women's individual experiences touching a penis for the first time, that's it. The video shows how much stock we do put in genitalia as a culture in relation to gender, and honestly we're glad that issue is raised. We should have an understanding, safe and open dialogue about our own bodies and it is through videos like this that those discussions can take place.

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Here's What It's Like To Go Through Life Without Wanting To Have Sex

(0) Comments | Posted January 14, 2016 | 11:27 AM

Despite more and more people becoming aware of the expansive variety of sexual orientations out there, asexuality remains widely unknown and unexplored in popular culture.

An asexual -- or ace -- is someone who does not experience sexual attraction. Unlike celibacy, which AVEN, the Asexual Visibility...

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Τι συμβαίνει όταν ομοφυλόφιλες γυναίκες αγγίζουν για πρώτη φορά πέος; Η απάντηση στο βίντεο

(1) Comments | Posted January 5, 2016 | 4:44 PM

Το τελευταίο πράγμα που οι περισσότερες λεσβίες περιμένουν ότι θα βρεθεί ποτέ στα χέρια τους κάποια στιγμή, είναι ένα πέος. Αλλά αυτό ακριβώς συνέβη στο παραπάνω -αστείο- βίντεο.

Μετά τις ομοφυλόφιλες γυναίκες που φιλούν άνδρες για πρώτη φορά, το πείραμα πάει λίγο πιο... κάτω.

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Quand des lesbiennes touchent un pénis pour la première fois (VIDÉO)

(23) Comments | Posted January 5, 2016 | 7:54 AM

La dernière chose que les lesbiennes s'attendent a avoir entre leurs mains, c'est un pénis. Et c'est justement le sujet de cette nouvelle vidéo aussi drôle que révélatrice.

Bria et Chrissy, qui se décrivent elles-mêmes comme un couple lesbien qui chante, ont réuni quelques amies pour voir ce...

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Here's What Happens When These Lesbians Touch A Penis For The First Time

(0) Comments | Posted January 4, 2016 | 9:50 AM

The last thing most lesbians expect to find in their hands on any given day is a penis. But that's exactly what happened in this funny and eye-opening new video.

Self-described singing duo / lesbian couple Bria & Chrissy got together a few of their friends to see what happens when women-loving-women get a chance to do something they maybe never thought they'd do (or want to do).

Needless to say, there was definitely some anxiety in the air.

“I’ve done public speaking and I hate public speaking… [I've] nearly gotten hit by a car… and this is definitely the most nervous I’ve ever been,” one woman explained before grasping the token penis.

Another woman revealed, "I feel like I've gone my whole life trying to avoid this moment."

YouTube star Arielle Scarcella, who participated in the video, told The Huffington Post, "I wanted to do it to prove to the world that all bodies are beautiful and you don't need to be attracted to each / specific ones but can still appreciate them."

Find out exactly what happened by watching the video above and for more from Bria & Chrissy, head...

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12 respostas totalmente francas às suas dúvidas sobre o sexo lésbico

(7) Comments | Posted January 1, 2016 | 6:26 PM

Quando o assunto é sexo entre lésbicas, muitas pessoas têm perguntas de monte sobre o que de fato acontece debaixo das cobertas (ou em cima da mesa da cozinha ou no banco de trás de um carro).

Como qualquer tipo de sexo, não existe uma resposta “tamanho único” sobre o...

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From Adult Diaper Fetishes To Anal Sex, Here Are HuffPost's Best 2015 Sex Podcasts

(0) Comments | Posted December 31, 2015 | 8:49 AM

The Huffington Post launched its Love+Sex podcast in January 2015 and over the last 12 months co-hosts Carina Kolodny and Noah Michelson, as well as producer Katelyn Bogucki, have explored everything from sex in outer space to what it's like to visit a...

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15 Blogs That Made Us Think Differently About The Queer Community In 2015

(0) Comments | Posted December 22, 2015 | 4:27 PM

One of the most dynamic parts of The Huffington Post is our blogging platform which allows virtually anyone -- from celebrities to politicians to regular people -- to share their thoughts and experiences with thousands (and some times even millions) of people.

Over the last 12 months, we've published incredible...

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30 Of The Queerest Christmas Songs

(0) Comments | Posted December 21, 2015 | 1:12 PM

Merry Christmas!

It seems as soon as Thanksgiving (even Halloween in some places) arrives, you can't escape holiday music -- it's pouring out of your car stereo, it's invaded every pharmacy sound system, it's everywhere! But, to our dismay, more often than not the Christmas tunes we're surrounded by...

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18 Stars Who Came Out In 2015 (But You Probably Didn't Hear About It)

(0) Comments | Posted December 21, 2015 | 12:18 PM

In 2015, coming out still matters.

The more people who share their true and authentic identities, the more chances to erase outdated and false stereotypes about what it means to be queer.

When celebrities and public figures open up about who they are, their visibility can be especially useful in...

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More Americans Claim To Have Seen A Ghost Than Have Met A Trans Person

(0) Comments | Posted December 21, 2015 | 8:30 AM

Faye Seidler, a transgender activist living and working in Fargo, North Dakota, was recently featured in the New York Times as part of a collection of interactive editorials "featuring personal stories that reflect the strength, diversity and challenges of the community."

In the...

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Here's One Thing You Need To Remember If You're Having Anal Sex

(0) Comments | Posted December 17, 2015 | 9:03 AM

It's no secret that sex sells, but trying to find honest and authentic stories about what sex and relationships are really like can sometimes feel like a challenge.

Thankfully there are people like The Heart's Kaitlin Prest and Samara Breger. If you don't know, The Heart...

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SAGE's 30th Anniversary Toys Party Raises Over $270,000 For LGBT Elders

(0) Comments | Posted December 15, 2015 | 4:29 PM

The 30th Anniversary Toys Party, which took place on Sunday, December 13, raised over $270,000 for Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) and received thousands of donated toys for children.

The event was hosted by Robby Browne, David Tufts and current SAGE board member Chris Kann. Celebrities in attendance...

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12 réponses sincères à vos questions sur le sexe lesbien

(0) Comments | Posted December 14, 2015 | 3:05 AM

SEXUALITÉ - Les gens se posent beaucoup de questions sur ce que les lesbiennes peuvent bien faire au lit (ou sur la table de la cuisine, voire sur la banquette arrière d’un Uber).

Comme toutes les autres formes de sexualité, celle des lesbiennes est complexe. Mais certaines interrogations semblent être...

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