sexual health


1 in 16 Women Report Their First 'Sexual' Experiences Were Rape or Assault

Extrapolated to the whole U.S. population, this would mean 3.3 million women have experienced "forced sexual initiation."


Remember Crabs? Turns Out They Didn't Disappear Along With Our Pubes

When pubic hair became less fashionable, so did talking about crabs—but they're just as common as they've ever been.


These Porn Actors Are Working to Destigmatise HIV

With services under threat and effective sex ed still a myth, HIV+ performers like Jason Domino and Hans Berlin are using their platforms to educate and advocate.


I Tried ‘Free Bleeding’ and It Wasn’t a Total Disaster

Not using tampons for a whole cycle completely changed the way I think about my period.


We Asked People How Much Porn Is Too Much Porn

When does a little self-love aide become a problem?


HIV Transmission Rates Have Fallen, But We Can't Be Complacent

With government cuts forcing clinics to close or offer fewer appointments, we'll have to work to uphold the hard-fought progress that has been made.


I Thought I Had Herpes for Two Years

I really should have gotten a second opinion.


The Reality of Having a Large Penis, From People Who Know

We spoke to a sex therapist, a doctor, a tailor, and a guy who has one.


The Story of Viagra, the Little Blue Pill That Changed Sex Forever

Looking back at the legacy of Viagra, 20 years since it first came to market.


We Asked People for Their Most Awkward Gynecologist Encounters

Absurd and heartbreaking tales of getting your junk examined.


Herpes: Welcome to the Disease You Probably Have

Why doctors reckon you should keep this STI secret.


Doctors Don’t Understand Why Many Women Suffer Chronic Pelvic Pain

Women are consistently dismissed for reporting symptoms of an under-researched disorder.