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This week’s best sex and relationships news from all around the web.
Tips for Dating Someone With a Disability
IWhat do you do if you see a hot person with a disability out and about or on one of your dating apps and you want to ask them out? Because there is not a lot of visibility or information about people with disabilities, able-bodied people often don’t know what to do or how to act around us.
I am here to help! I am a queer sex educator who is also disabled, I have cerebral palsy which for me means I use a wheelchair and I am non-verbal so I communicate by spelling out what I want to say on a letter board. Needless to say, I have had a lot of experience dating in a able-bodied world. Read more …
By: Salty and Eva Sweeney
Scientists Study Bunnies Having Sex to Figure Out The Evolutionary Reason Why Women Have Orgasms
Gunter Wagner, PhD, a professor at Yale, and Mihaela Pavlicev, PhD, a professor from the University of Cincinnati, published the study in PNAS and hypothesized that the female orgasm “was a happy evolutionary gift inherited from older lineages of animals who only ovulate during copulation,” according to a press release on the Yale site. Read more …
By: Cosmo and Carina Hsieh
What We’re Misunderstanding About Love — And How To Do It Right
Dipping my toes into polyamory this year and rereading the words of author and social activist bell hooks has entirely shifted my perspective. It has caused me to examine some of the assumptions I had about love, many of which I’d never even realized I had — I had just accepted and let them run on autopilot in the back of my brain. These ideas were so invisible to me I thought of them as common sense. I assumed they were beliefs everyone shared. Read more …
By: Gabrielle Alexa and Swipe Life
'Fizzing' Is the Non-Breakup Breakup That’s Confusing Millennials
Fizzing is not the same as ghosting, where one party is left to torture themselves with the question of what they did wrong. Fizzing is when you happily date someone for a couple of months, and things peter out without a formal breakup conversation. (FYI: The word "fizzing" comes from the relationship "fizzling out.") Read more …
By: Men’s Health, Zachary Zane, and Philip Ellis
This App Will Guide You Through Masturbation
Guided masturbation apps are for people of all sexual identities and interests. They help arouse, distract, and introduce you to new fantasies and turn-ons outside of your IRL experiences, Carol Queen, PhD, staff sexologist at erotica store Good Vibrations, tells Health. The apps "utilize our highly personal relationships with our mobile devices and app technologies to unite people with erotica, and audio erotica, in a beautifully packaged and friendly format,” she says. Read more …
By: Health and Morgan Madriota
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