Empty Fortune Cookie – a poem for National Pregnancy Loss Awareness Month

October is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. When we, as feminists, talk about reproductive justice, it needs to include the full spectrum of pregnancy and birthing options. And miscarriage, although it happens in about 20% of pregnancies, is still largely veiled in silence and stigma. First and foremost, it is crucial to honor the grief … Continue reading Empty Fortune Cookie – a poem for National Pregnancy Loss Awareness Month

Sex After Baby: My Search for Community, Connection, and Cunnilingus

Trigger Warning: This article contains mentions of rape and sexual assault as well as birth-related trauma.  This article is not a step-by-step guide about ways to get ready to have sex again. It’s an intimate account of my search for helpful and sensitive information and community to share my own experiences and struggles to reclaim … Continue reading Sex After Baby: My Search for Community, Connection, and Cunnilingus

I Read Too Much Smut & It Taught Me to Love My Body

I am constantly reading. I love short books, long books, new books, and old books. I love realist and surrealist books. I love historical books, contemporary books, and time-hopping books. I have often bonded with fellow bookworms over the fortitude to not only bring a book in my bag wherever I go, but to have … Continue reading I Read Too Much Smut & It Taught Me to Love My Body

Sex Toys – How to Introduce Them & Where to Buy Them

Sex toys can introduce a whole new level of exploratory fun for you and your partner. How do you get over the embarrassment and get to the giggling? Written by Megan Thompson Aston There came an age for all of us where we put "childish" things aside. By childish things, I mean our Barbies. Our … Continue reading Sex Toys – How to Introduce Them & Where to Buy Them

Meet the New Pornographers Who Want to Make Adult Entertainment Better for Everyone

Inside the world of “beautifully shot, ethically made, and sexy smut.” Originally written by S. Nicole Lane for The Chicago Reader The answer to bad porn isn't no porn," the feminist sexologist, editor, and porn actress Annie Sprinkle once said. "It's to try and make porn better." Pornography is now a $97 billion global industry—the Pornhub … Continue reading Meet the New Pornographers Who Want to Make Adult Entertainment Better for Everyone

What Real Orgasms Feel Like and How to Claim Your Own

For people with a clitoris or a vagina, this is how to achieve an orgasm on your own terms. Medically reviewed by Janet Brito, PhD, LCSW, CST on September 18, 2018 — Written by S. Nicole Lane for Healthline. If we just listen to movies, songs, and book stereotypes, there’s only one way of having … Continue reading What Real Orgasms Feel Like and How to Claim Your Own