My First Time
How I Enjoyed Sex Again After My Herpes Diagnosis
After Emily Depasse received a herpes diagnosis in 2015, she felt unloveable and hopeless about her future. Over time she realized that the STI wasn't a life sentence—and she was worthy of pleasure.
My First One Night Stand Was So Bad, I Almost Gave Up On Casual Sex
Just because casual sex isn't great the first time, it doesn't mean you should stop trying, says sex YouTuber Florence Barkway.
My First Time
I Cheated on My Boyfriend and Got Pregnant—and the Guilt Almost Destroyed Me
After I cheated on my boyfriend with a classmate, I found out I was pregnant—and wasn't sure whose it was. But even worse than the unwanted pregnancy, I was surprised to learn, was the guilt.
My Friend With Benefits Would Make An Amazing Boyfriend—For Someone Else
At first, I worried I might catch feelings for Alex: We listened to Frank Ocean together! He told me I looked amazing! Then I realized we already had a great thing going on—and no-strings sex worked for both of us.
Having Breakup Sex with My Ex Was the Worst Idea Ever
When blogger Amelia Perrin broke up with her boyfriend, there was just one snag: they had a holiday booked together. Cue a week of cosplaying as a couple, long discussions about their relationship—and a lot of breakup sex.
My First Time Giving a Blowjob Was a Valentine's Day Gift—To Myself
For Yasmine M'rabet, giving blowjobs is one of her favorite things to do in the bedroom—even if the favor isn't reciprocated nearly as much as she'd like.
The Truth About Jealousy in Polyamorous Relationships
Yes, polyamorous people can feel jealousy—and cheat. Lola Phoenix shares how they navigate those emotions in their polyamorous relationships and gives advice if you're questioning whether polyamory is for you.
The First Time I Had Sex On Drugs, I Thought I Was in Love
"When you’re having sex on MDMA [molly], it feels like it’s never going to end, in the best possible way."
My First Time
Writing Erotica Was the Surprising Antidote to My Anxiety
Writing erotic fiction helps poet Almaz Ohene feel more present in her own body—and deal with interesting challenges like describing a five-person orgy.
Having Sex With My Best Friend Was the Worst Decision Ever
Sleeping with my BFF and roommate was amazing—until it wasn't. So why did I do it all over again with another best friend?
year in review
9 of Our Favorite Episodes of Our 'My First Time' Podcast
Celebrate the horniest season of the year by binge listening to episodes of our "My First Time" podcast.
I Tie People in Knots For Erotic Theater
Gestalta is a performance artist specializing in shibari, the Japanese art of erotic rope-tying. She explains why shibari is all about the power exchange between rigger and model.