Teens Respond to Parents' Anti-Sex Ed Protests With Radically Sensible #SexEdLive

Across the country, as part of The Sex Ed Sit Out, parents pulled their kids out of school yesterday to protest “graphic, gender-bending sex education.” (As usual, the self-parody absolutely performs itself.) As the protest’s chief organizer, Elizabeth Johnston, told Breitbart, “A few of us moms were disgusted by the…

A Sex Researcher Explains How to Fuck Mindfully (and Why Lesbian Bed Death Is Fake)

Lori Brotto has a hot tip to improve women’s sex lives—and it isn’t an over-priced piece of European lingerie or a brand-new vibrator that looks suspiciously just like the decades-old Rabbit. It is both simpler and much more complex than the usual quick-fixes hurled at women’s sexual miseries: It’s breathing,…

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Checklists, Safe Words, and Interrupted Orgasms: How Directors Are Navigating Consent During 'Rough' Porn Shoots

Several years ago, Angie Rowntree was on a porn set—a stark, unadorned dungeon—watching as an actor fingered his female co-star. The woman, kneeling on a bench with her wrists secured in front of her, suddenly shifted her body and inhaled sharply. Rowntree, who was taking still photographs as the director filmed the…

Craigslist Wiped Its Personal Ads in Response to Sweeping Anti-Trafficking Bill

Craigslist personals are gone. No more “w4m” or “m4m” or even “strictly platonic.” This famous little corner of the internet shut down in response to the Senate voting to pass the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA), a law ostensibly meant to prevent sex trafficking but that puts sex workers in danger and, as…