Journal

Illustration by Lea Carey By: Gigi Engle People, cis-men in particular, hear me. It’s time to get over this fear of your butthole. Don’t look at me like that. You know what I’m talking about. We’ve got to talk about prostates and putting things up your butt. We live in a culture that praises toxic ideas about manhood. Hegemonic toxic masculinity has continuously bred generations of men who are terrified of perceived weakness of any kind, whether it be emotions, crying, or having anything up their butts. You’re getting screwed over, gentlemen! You’re missing out on something the sexually progressive have known for quite some time: The prostate. By allowing your fears of being a “bitch” or “gay” to overcome...

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Your January Sexoscope

Illustration by Lea Carey By Resident Sextrologist Francesca Piazza December was annoying, like a holiday card with glitter: so nice that they thought of you, but cruel that the thought will cover your home and clothes for days to come. Anyways, we hope your phone screen isn’t too cracked because January promises lots of fun picture opportunities. Capricorn season is among us, and we are all being brought back down to earth gently. Time to enjoy our food, masturbate more than once in the morning, and get our finances lined up for 2018. The Full Moon in Cancer this first week sets a nice, domestic, homemaking tone that will have us all wanting a good cinnamon candle and new fabric...

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Illustration by Lea Carey By Louise Head Most people with vaginas can make themselves come in under ten minutes. Yet when it comes to having sex with a partner, only about 50% of women orgasm consistently while men almost always orgasm. If it’s a first-time hookup, women only come 11% of the time. Now there’s a fact that will make you feel about as cheerful as the Grinch who stole Christmas. The orgasm gap is likely the product of our cultural norms and expectations around sex. It is not the natural consequence of women simply not needing or not caring about orgasms. One study surveying more than six thousand women found that most women feel it is rather important to...

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By: Lunette From one vagina owner to another, let me say that there’s nothing more relaxing, healthy, and amazing-feeling than masturbating. Mix that with being on your period, and the outcome is even better! So let’s get the taboos surrounding masturbation and menstruation straight: people are often horrified when they hear the word “period,” “menstruation,” or “blood,” but are even more disturbed when people say “masturbate” in a normal conversation. We get that not everybody likes to openly discuss these topics, but it’s also important to know that masturbating and being on your period are two completely NORMAL and HEALTHY things. So, before we dive into why masturbating on your period is totally beneficial for you, remember that there’s no...

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How to Have Period Sex

Illustration by Lea Carey By: Gigi Engle Bloody hell, period sex is a hot topic right now. Periods have long been stigmatized. Having sex on your period has been historically seen as unsavory or unclean. Luckily, attitudes are changing slowly, but surely. And, as it were, people are not so against period sex. In fact, people are having it all over the place. According to data collected by Simpatic.us from over 4,000 male and female users, 38% of men and 31% of women say they are interested in having period sex. This is a significant number. Let’s be real, who wants to skip sex anywhere from 3-7 days every single month because of a little sloughing? I sure don’t. In...

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