I have a complicated history with sex. I’ve engaged in it, have sought it out, and have talked about it at length with friends, but my relationship with it is shaky. I wish I could say I was like Samantha Jones, and had sex “like a man”. I even wish I could say I thought of sex as being very special, and only worth sharing with those you love. I wish I knew where I even stood on the matter.Read More
As I watched Mexico and Cameroon take the field in their first match of the World Cup, all I could think is, “Those poor guys with their blue balls.” And I'm not talking about the soccer balls.
Cravings: Tell me about your history in the sex industry.
B: My start was gradual because as soon as I turned 18 I wanted to pose naked for somebody and be in Playboy, stuff like that. I was 19 or 20 when I posed for some random dudes on the internet and by the time I was 21 I started stripping. I was a stripper for a little bit, and when I was 22 I tried escorting. I went back to it over the years, for last time when I was 29.
At 46 I traded my healthy uterus, ovaries and cervix for a one-way ticket to Menopause Land. Why? I have the BRCA2 genetic mutation, which means I am at high risk for developing breast and ovarian cancer. The BRCA mutations were discovered in the late 1990s. They got a lot of press when actress Angelina Jolie tested positive for BRCA1 a couple of years ago and then published an article about her decision to have a radical mastectomy. While that option is available to me, I chose to have a total hysterectomy, which also significantly reduces one’s risk. The surgery coincided with my foray into running, so I was in excellent shape and was fortunate enough to recover quickly.Read More
First of all, that shit needs to be cute. As far as sex toys go, a strap-on is the one most likely to leave you feeling more than a little self-conscious; it is, after all, something you wear. For many, getting strapped adds to a sense of might and dominance, things that can make a top feel incredibly sexy. Yet for others, the whole strap-on enterprise is at odds with the play of submission and even femininity, the very things that often make a bottom feel incredibly sexy.Read More
Sex is as old as time. It is one of our fundamental biological desires, yet modern sex looks and functions very differently now than it did in the past. And that’s great! Human sexuality will continue to evolve, becoming ever more dynamic as it adapts to the rise of technology. We are finding ways to innovate doin’ it for the digital world, and there are all sorts of tools and gadgets designed to stimulate a healthy and satisfying sex life in a culture increasingly dominated by computer screens. Here we explore some of the best new tech currently turning us on. This is sex in the 21st century, baby.Read More
“Hi. My name is _______, and I have sex.”
So begins each of the videos in Sex is Back, the fabulous collection of sex positive, first-person testimonials published by The Pleasure Chest, the oldest operating adult store in the U.S. and one of the first to pioneer a “shame-free” environment.
Fifty Shades of Grey: Love it or hate it, but you can’t ignore the phenomenon. Earlier this year, the iVillage 2013 Married Sex Survey set out to see the E.L. James trilogy’s impact on the sex lives of married couples.Read More