My Toxic Relationship With Porn

My relationship with porn has always been complicated. For years, it was something I found to be personally degrading but I still supported it as a means of pleasure for others. It wasn’t until recently, however, that I found out how to make it pleasurable for myself.

Sex Tour: Lotus Blooms (Alexandria, VA)

I had the pleasure of stopping by a boutique in Alexandria called Lotus Blooms while at a sexuality conference down in VA. The sex toys were all body-safe, the staff were friendly and knowledgeable, and the atmosphere was everything I could ask for in a sex shop.

Remote-Controlled Toys

Remote-controlled toys are a fantastic addition to anyone’s sex toy collection. Whether you like to use them as flirty foreplay from across the room, an act of dominance from across the bar, or as an intimate connection from across the globe, they are bringing people together like never before.

How to be an Ally to Your Trans Partner

When I started dating my first transgender partner, I had a lot of questions I wasn’t sure how to ask. Thankfully, my partner was very open and taught me a lot about what it means to love someone who is trans. If you are new to dating a transgender person, here are some guidelines to help.

My IUD Insert: A Love Story

IUDs have over a 99% effectiveness rating, making it one of the most effective forms of birth control available. Since everyone’s experience with getting the IUD can vary, I wasn’t sure what to expect with my IUD insert. Looking back, though, I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

Measuring Up in Bed

Dick size is a sensitive issue for lots of men, but is bigger always better? Explore the body image issues cis men face with the size myth and learn how to improve your game in bed without relying on your penis.

Sex Tour: The Leather Man (New York, NY)

The Leather Man is an interesting sex shop in the West Village of New York. As you can likely gather from its name, it has a large gay male clientele. Still, that didn’t stop me and four friends (none of which are gay men) from checking it out on a day in the city.

Weight Discrimination in the Medical Community

We like to think our medical professionals are free from biases, but they are no different from the rest of the world. When I saw a doctor for an infection in 2014, I had no idea how badly the discrimination I faced would affect my ability to receive medical care for almost a year.

Green Flags in Relationships

We all know about red flags to look out for but what are some signs that things are going well? Read up on green flags to know how to pinpoint progressive traits in a relationship and learn how to make your connection even stronger.