ALLURE: Introducing Ferly, a Tech Startup Creating a Sex-Positive Space for Women

Even if you're aware of your sexual desires, becoming confident with your kinks and needs can take work. As many of us were raised with sexual shame or stigma, even if we logically know that our…


ADVOCATE: Special's Ryan O'Connell Wants to 'Show the Humanity in Sex Work'

With Special, the Netflix show he created and stars in, Ryan O'Connell has redefined how gay sex is portrayed on TV. Sex is "awkward, funny, humiliating, affirming, all within the span of, like, five…


TITS AND SASS: Review of BONDiNG

“It’s your life story!” a friend texted me on April 24th along with a screenshot of Netflix’s new show Bonding. It was one of five or six texts I received that day from friends and clients making…


ALLURE: A Guide to Pegging Your Partner With a Strap On

Can pegging make your partner a better lover? Some people, including experts in the sex and relationships field, certainly think so. "When I have sex with cisgender men, the ones who receive anal…


THE ROOT: Sex Workers in New York Want the Cops to Stop Preying on Them; Proposed Legislation Could Make That a Reality

ALBANY, N.Y.—TS Candii stepped outside of her apartment complex in the Bronx last summer and was immediately stopped by an officer from the NYPD. First, he accused her of being a sex worker, a…


VICE: A Sex Workers Union Is Organizing Against Instagram Discrimination

A group of sex workers is starting to organize against Facebook and Instagram for removing their accounts without explanation. Around 200 performers and models have included their usernames in a…


TRUTH OUT: Anything Other Than Decriminalization Leaves Sex Workers Behind

Revolting Prostitutes: The Fight for Sex Workers’ Rights takes a global view of commercial sex and the legal regimes that govern it. Authors Juno Mac and Molly Smith bring the reader through…


ATLAS OBSCURA: How Lesbian Potlucks Nourished the LGBTQ Movement

JEN MARTIN AND LIZ ALPERN lived in “that house.” Many queer friend groups have one. It’s the kind of place where a pot of soup is always boiling, where bread is always in the oven, where someone is…


ALLURE: A Beginner’s Guide to Impact Play

Impact play, simply put, refers to any form of impact on the body for sexual gratification purposes. Many sexual partners practice impact play the most common way, through spanking, but those who are…


ALLURE: Pick a Safe Word, It's Kink Month May

This May, Allure is going to be celebrating kink by rolling out stories on various kinky behaviors, such as balloon fetishes, impact play, and golden showers. Sex under the sheets between married cis…