A Newcomers Guide to Masturbating with a Vibrator

There’s a lot of vibrator fear-mongering out there, mostly from idiots who are threatened by female sexual empowerment. Worried that you might get addicted to a vibrator? Or that your male partners would be intimidated by your vibrator usage? Let’s bust through the BS and talk about how to make your vibrator a healthy… » 7/07/15 12:55pm Today 12:55pm

Bachelorette Decides Honesty Is the Best Policy, Fucks and Tells

“It’s hard for me to admit it but we had sex,” Kaitlyn told Shawn during Monday night’s episode of The Bachelorette, as we have known for weeks she would have to. The conversation did not go down the way it was presented in promos—Kaitlyn didn’t tell contestant Joe (and he didn’t storm off in a huff because of it),… » 7/07/15 10:30am Today 10:30am

What Are You Doing Here?: Investigating the Men of Essence Festival

Essence magazine is for black women and so is the Essence Music Festival, but the latter attracts both men and women. For years, I’ve wondered what dudes were doing at an event hosting speakers and performers like Iyanla Vanzant, Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Kandi Burruss and Mary J. Blige. » 7/06/15 4:30pm Yesterday 4:30pm

Would You Smash?: Aunties Reveal Who'd Get The Panties At Essence Fest

Essence Music Festival in New Orleans is a destination for women of color on Fourth of July weekend. This year, headliners included Frankie Beverly and Maze as well as Charlie Wilson. Both are the hotties of their generation. Jezebel investigated which vintage bae still riles up their fans and asked the black auntie… » 7/05/15 2:30pm Sunday 2:30pm

No, Sex Shouldn't Hurt: What to Do if You're Experiencing Sexual Pain

A study from April’s Journal of Sexual Medicine found that a whopping 30% of women experienced pain during their last sexual experience. Sadly, a lot of women operate under the assumption that sex is inherently painful, and that all you can do is grit your teeth and get through it. Nothing could be further from the… » 7/01/15 10:25am 7/01/15 10:25am

'Are You in Love With Me?': Bachelorette Kaitlyn Is Put on the Spot

Throughout this season of The Bachelorette, the rules that govern this world we know and love have been (sort of) thrown out the window, which has proven difficult for both viewers and contestants. Not only are the men grappling with how to handle dating someone on television who is dating a number of other people,… » 6/30/15 12:30pm 6/30/15 12:30pm

Here's How That New Sex Pill for Women Actually Works

Sometime in the next two months, the FDA will vote on whether to approve flibanserin, a new drug to treat women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder, or lack of desire for sex. The drug has been touted as “female Viagra,” in the sense that it helps bring sex back into these women’s lives. But flibanserin doesn’t… » 6/29/15 6:44pm 6/29/15 6:44pm

Everyone Drowns in Semen in the Jizzy NSFW Trailer for Love 

Gaspar Noé’s forthcoming film Love, which premiered at Cannes last month, has already been hailed as “the most sexually explicit film of the year,” featuring a boatload of graphic, unsimulated sex in 3D. Which is especially potent, apparently, when one of the actors ejaculates directly at the camera. » 6/29/15 5:40pm 6/29/15 5:40pm

Having More Sex Doesn't Necessarily Make Your Relationship Better

There’s a popular perception that your relationship’s health can be measured by the frequency of your lovemaking. So it only follows that if you wanted to fine-tune your rapport, adding more sex ought to tip the scales toward greater satisfaction, right? Wrong—according to a new study that suggests that doing it more… » 6/27/15 1:30pm 6/27/15 1:30pm

A Woman's Guide to Learning to Love Masturbation

So many of the women in my sex therapy practice complain that they don’t like masturbating. I’m a huge proponent of masturbation, and have seen the ways that it can transform women’s lives with more pleasure, more orgasms, better body confidence, and more fun! Nobody’s going to force you to put your hands down your… » 6/26/15 11:49am 6/26/15 11:49am

Karolina Waclawiak on Disappearing Trophy Wives and Courtney Stodden

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Karolina Waclawiak’s new novel, The Invaders, focuses in on an aging trophy wife in a Connecticut beachside community who begins spiraling out of control alongside her drug-addled stepson, Teddy. While Waclawiak’s Cheryl escaped her working class life only to end up in a stifling community of wealth, Teddy, born into… » 6/24/15 6:10pm 6/24/15 6:10pm

Kaitlyn Has S-E-X, Throws Bachelorette Universe Into Utter Disarray

Monday night’s episode of The Bachelorette was bound to be the one when things would come to a head: Kaitlyn, already deemed by one gentleman to be only interested in making out with a bunch of dudes, followed the animal part of her nature and got busy with Nick Viall, setting herself up for even more cries of “Slut!”… » 6/23/15 10:50am 6/23/15 10:50am

Famous Roman Painting of Priapus May Include Painful Penis Condition

Uh-oh, it looks like not even gods of sex and virility can avoid problems in their dick game. New research speculates that a famous Pompeiian painting of Priapus depicts the deity not just packing a huge cock, but also strutting around with a painful and embarrassing medical condition. » 6/14/15 5:30pm 6/14/15 5:30pm