18 Dec 2014
- The feminist pole dancer
I am a feminist (a feisty one) and a pole dancer (a sassy one). I don't consider these aspects of self to be in conflict.
- A portrait of an intersex prostitute
I volunteered for an organization called Aspa?sie, which campaigns for the rights of prostitutes. That's how I met Claudette, who was both a member, and a prostitute herself.
- How to have your kink and keep him too!
There's a perception that women are the ones who react with horror if their partner confesses a desire to do dark, dirty deeds. In reality, it's often men who are most threatened.
- Porn ban goes too far
Britain's Deputy Prime Minister says politicians should have no role in deciding how people 'get their kicks' and should not 'stick their nose' into the bedroom
- 12 things we learned about sex this year
Over the year, we have gasped, squeaked and thumped our palm on our foreheads at some of the methods people have used, various sexual preferences and the sticky situations they have found themselves in
17 Dec 2014
- Sex secrets of the past
I once had a girlfriend tell me she enjoyed oral sex, but wouldn't do it for me because she thought of me as a potential husband
- Inside the face-sitting fetish
U.K. activists are fighting a ban on face-sitting porn, which is all the excuse I need to write a primer on the act
- Why sex before marriage is the moral thing to do
Having sex before marriage is the best choice for nearly everyone. Nearly everyone has sex before marriage; 95% of Americans don't wait until their wedding night.
- Real couples play "Sexy Charades"
Sexy Charades is a game in which real couples are asked to act out a sex position based on its name, and its name only [video]
- Comfyballs denied trademark
A Norwegian underwear manufacturer was denied a US trademark for their line of men's underwear under the brand "Comfyballs", being deemed vulgar
16 Dec 2014
- 8 steps to picking a dildo
We've made shopping for your first dildo easier, with these 8 steps
- The social psychology of the naked selfie
We've had scandals about hacked photos going back every year for almost 10 years, and people keep writing these same reactions after each one.
- The Japanese love industry
The Japanese are putting marriage and families on the back burner and seeking recreational love and affection as a form of cheap escape with no strings attached. [Video]
- A sex blogger asks her exes to review her performance in bed?
You haven't truly lived until you've contacted a bunch of your ex-partners and asked them if you're really any good at sex.
- What I wish I knew about boners when I was younger
They will betray you. Getting one will never not feel awesome. And you need to know the waistband trick.
15 Dec 2014
- Can science or art tell you more about your sex life?
A exhibition looks at how scientists are artists investigate sex differently, raising the question: which of the two has more to say?
- Why you may be having more orgasms soon
New studies have shed interesting light on how often individuals experience an orgasm in different relationship situations
- Everyone I've had sex with
A 22 year old woman details here list of lovers
- The new 'About Fcking Time' magazine
About Fcking Time, is an online magazine for women about sex and sexuality
- Kendra Lust: the MILF next door
Getting in bed with the porn star on the set of "Lesbian Family Affairs 2"
13 Dec 2014
- Porn protest outside UK parliament
Sex workers and campaigners gather to demonstrate opposition to changes to UK pornography regulations
- Sex romp in Moscow metro prompts security checks
Moscow's aging Soviet metro system became the unlikely scene for sexual antics as a thrill-seeking young couple crept into a tunnel and made love on the tracks last week.
- Jim Carrey and Tamsin Greig have a fake orgasm face-off
If you've ever wanted to give a convincing fake orgasm, pretend you're getting into a hot bath.
- Report calls on Canadian government to regulate sex industry
Selling sex for money is not a crime in Canada, but the current framework is failing to keep sex workers safe.
13 Dec 2014
- The problem with how we think about breasts
The new movie, Free the Nipple, isn't simply about nipples, but about equality and feminism
- This Christmas, give your a mate a gilded penis
If you're running out of gift options and have a handy £500 to spare, why not splurge on a gold brass plated penis courtesy of Tom Ford's jewellery store?
- The new magazine on sex and gender in Australia
Archer bills itself as "Australia's first journal of sexual diversity", including sex addiction, polyamory, aboriginal and gay, gender and sex-drive. [Website]
- France's military brothels
Prostitution and war often go hand-in-hand, where during the First World War, even the French government played a part in the sex industry, a legacy that continued almost to up to today
- London's face-sitting protest: a porno pantomime
Hundreds of people have protested against new porn laws with a 'mass face-sitting' outside Westminster.
12 Dec 2014
- Filth and porcupines
Wellcome opens Institute of Sexology with expressions of outrage, Freud's desk companion and issues surrounding sexuality which resonate through the centuries
- Which countries have the best solo sexual stamina
Pornhub has released a handy infographic ranking sexual stamina by country. The UK, Australia, New Zealand, and North America, lasted around 10 minutes, Iraq under six.
- Salesmen's sex orgies find home in museum
They were treated to an open-air orgy in Budapest's Gellert Thermal Baths, where four-poster beds were set up and prostitutes identified with coloured armbands
- 5 better (Swedish) terms for female masturbation
The Swedish Association for Sexuality Education asked people to come up with a better term for female masturbation. The five finalists, to be announced in June 2015, are: Klittra, Pulla, Runka, Scrolla, and, Selfa.
- Boob twerking girl gets into holiday spirit
A delightful take on an old holiday chestnut that could only be improved with one thing. Boob twerking. Lots and lots of boob twerking. [video]
11 Dec 2014
- Why is India so reluctant to talk about sex?
Teaching sex in school is mandatory under Indian law but it is rarely followed. Conservative groups have long pushed for an outright ban on sex education in schools
- Men watching birth ruins their sex lives?
If your husband can't watch you give birth, you have a problem. But my birth philosophy was: If I have to be there, you have to be there too.
- Can you decipher sexting codes teenagers use?
CNN claims to have a list of 28 codes that teenagers text to each other to talk about sex, drugs and parties without their parents knowing.
- 5 lessons learned from a sex class
Sex toy shops are selling more than just vibrators: some offer sex tips, tricks, and orgasm techniques too. Our writer shares what she learned from a sex class
- Real Sex is easier to film than fake sex
Just in time for Christmas, here's an in-depth look at Hollywood's glitziest film about porn, Boogie Nights, wehre we learn that most of the non-porn actors avoided the porn stars like the plague
10 Dec 2014
- Fake sex face sitters protest porn
Around 500 people will descend on Westminster, London, and pretend to have sex on Friday in a shocking protest against censorship.
- UK Gogglebox turned into porn parody
Adult network Television X has capitalised on the success of the Channel 4 hit, and adapted it into a much racier version
- Is the clothed female naked male fetish feminist?
Ever visited PornHub and spotted an incongruous image of a naked man surrounded by clothed women? Then you've stumbled upon the fetish of CFNM: Clothed Female, Naked Male.
- 16 butts that defined 2014
Butts were big, literally and figuratively, this year, and everyone is talking about them. People sang about butts. People ranted about butts. People had huge butts.
- 12 reasons sex is better after 50
One of the best things about middle-age sex is the freedom and confidence to have it the way you want it.
9 Dec 2014
- How to flirt with success this Christmas
Helen Coffey is a self-confessed flirt. And she thought she knew it all...until she took a flirting masterclass ahead of the festive party season
- More intercourse does not equal better
A study finds women with guy friends have more sex and the media again mysteriously decides this means "better"
- Is pubic hair making a comeback?
I asked my 3,000 friends to weigh in; 90% of the straight men polled were vehemently against the all-bald look on their women.
- Sex work
An extremely insightful collaboration between Robot Hugs and Vex [Cartoon]
- The demise of Japan's used underwear trade
The once-thriving trade in used underwear, socks and uniforms from joshi kosei, or high-school girls, is also nearing extinction.
8 Dec 2014
- Before you persuade her to watch porn
The vast majority of porn is made by men, for men, so don't try and persuade her with spurious arguments about women 'choosing' to work in the industry
- Women who want to make sure we can all orgasm
A new sex toy company founded by two Brooklyn-based twenty-somethings, say "We are trying to make the world a happier place, one vagina at a time."
- My first time: It's not working
My first time came a few weeks after my first kiss. The first semester of college found me more open and friendly than I'd ever been, and probably friendlier than I've been since
- Why do people use butt plugs?
The 'how' is self explanatory: it goes up your bottom, if you were still unsure. But lots of people are left wondering 'why'?!
- Men freaked out trying sex toys
There's a whole range of sex toys for guys out there and generally, they look absolutely terrifying.
7 Dec 2014
- Famous steaker goes nude again
Thirty-three years after she ran topless across Twickenham stadium, becoming the most famous streaker ever, 56-year-old Erika Roe has agreed to reveal all, for charity. [more]
- The Sex Summary of 2014
It's been one sexy year, from new revolutionary sex toys, to the return of Masters of Sex and a rather liberated Lady Mary in Downton Abbey, we won't forget 2014
- The women urging a repeal of the porn laws
Online regulators can accept untold degradations as long as they happen to women
- We must teach young girls about porn
The leader of the Girl Guides has urged parents and teachers to start informing young girls about pornography.
6 Dec 2014
- UK pornography law: a scientific perspective
This week Britain introduced a controversial law restricting types of online pornography. So do these new laws and their supposed rationale stand up to scientific scrutiny?
- In pictures: The Institute of Sexology exhibition
The Institute Of Sexology features more than 200 objects and is being billed as the first UK exhibition to bring together the pioneers of the study of sex [Photos]
- See homophobia: In a Restaurant.
On a fairly regular basis, gay couples are asked to either tone down their gayness or leave.
- Why schools can't teach sex ed in the Internet age
Not only does sex education still virtually not exist in some areas of the USA, but school programs that do teach kids about what used to be called the facts of life start too late.
- 5 bad bedroom behaviors
As sex educators, we believe that anyone can have an amazing sex life. So, of course, we believe in negotiation, communication and compromise, in and out of the bedroom!
5 Dec 2014
- Yes, I'm disabled. Yes, I have sex
Lizzie Emeh is the only British learning disabled solo artist to have released an album. She's also determined to speak out around disability and sex
- 3 ways to guarantee all-night sex
If you're having problems with longevity in the sack, forget pills or "natural" remedies, as they'll never help
- The best nude movie scenes From 2014
MTV has compiled a supercut of the 11 best nude scenes from the 2014's films, not all of them are sexual.
- We are all subs and bottoms
The contrast between our making love after doing it so far 6-7000 times over 15 years and a new boyfriend's making love with us the first, second or even third times, is utterly startling.
- People who get turned on by bicycles
The genre of bike porn can be taken as literally or as figuratively as you like. Sex with bikes, sex on bikes, sex utilizing bike-related paraphernalia... With "pedalphelia
4 Dec 2014
- Is sex with a circumcised man different?
Circumcision is a hotly debated sexual health issue, and now the Centers for Disease Control says benefits outweigh risks. But does the procedure impact your sex life?
- Japanese vagina kayak artist arrested again for obscenity
A Japanese artist who made a kayak modelled on her own vagina has been arrested again in a case that has sparked accusations of censorship
- New UK porn rules are unworkable
Restrictions on what can be depicted in UK-made online pornography are bizarre, random and won't protect our kids [more][more]
- Ben Okri wins 2014 Bad Sex in Fiction Award
"She became aware of places in her that could only have been concealed there by a god with a sense of humour"
- The 6 most overrated sex acts and positions
Being one of the only girls that had the password, I had an insight into my guy pal's intimate, strange desires. It was shocking yet intriguing
3 Dec 2014
- New UK porn laws are arbitrary and sexist
The Audiovisual Media Services Regulations 2014 impose restrictions on the content of pornography made and sold within the UK with a perplexing ignorance. [more][Bill][BBFC Guideliness(PDF)]
- New study examines casual sex lingo
Women who've had sex are better than men at deciphering the lingo for casual sexual relationships because of the greater risk uncommitted coitus poses to them, a new study says [more]
- Isabella Rossellini on modeling, acting, 'Green Porno'
After 14 years as the face of Lancome, model and actress Isabella Rossellini, has crawled into her snail shell, mouse suit and various other costumes to perform in "Green Porno," her solo show about the sex lives of animals.
- How President Obama backed gay marriage
The behind-the-scenes story of how same-sex couples took on the politicians and pundits -- and won
- The first gender-neutral sex toy
We're not so sure the world was asking for it, but the first gender-neutral sex toy has arrived, named the Transformer
2 Dec 2014
- 5 weird sexual fetishes
Sex is sometimes a very strange thing. There's different strokes for different folks, and then there's the weird fetishes that we've spent our afternoon reading about
- Pakistan sex taboos challenged
Sex is a taboo word in Pakistan. It is readily associated with sin, guilt and shame. But a television channel is breaking new ground by airing a weekly call-in show discussing sexual health.
- Our Top 10 sex blogging superheroes
Narrowing down the Top 100 Sex Blogging Superheroes is no easy task, so we made it easy by sharing one of their most recent blog posts,
- What it's really like to be a sex worker
Cosmopolitan.com spoke to three anonymous women, all current or former sex workers, about their very different experiences.
1 Dec 2014
- Naked and marooned for 60 days
Ed Stafford's challenge: to survive for sixty days equipped with nothing -- no food, water, or even clothing -- except the video cameras he would use to document his time
- Pornography, kids and sex education
More kids at ever younger ages are accessing pornography online, according to a range of international studies, but there's not much consensus about what, if anything, should be done by parents or teachers to address the issue
- The limits of GGG
More kids at ever younger ages are accessing pornography online, according to a range GGG stands for "good, giving, and game", good in bed, giving equal time and equal pleasure, and game for anything. However, there are limits
- Failsafe porn to watch with a new boyfriend
It's rarely acknowledged that loads of women watch porn, too, and often suffer the same nerves about sharing it as guys do.