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This is the look of a man who may have gotten his one-night stand pregnant.

One-Night Stand Etiquette: Who Should Cover Birth Control?

The indie rom-com The Pill is about the day after a one-night stand that the man fears will result in a pregnancy; hilarity and the pursuit of emergency contraception ensue. We asked two writers—one male, one female—to sound in on one-night stand etiquette, answering such questions as: When to bring up contraception? How to talk about the potential of it failing? And, whose responsibility it is to deal with the consequences of contraception gone wrong?

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Straight men are increasingly interested in exploring their "p-spot."

Pegging 101: What You Need To Know

A simple, how-to guide for hetero couples who want to try "pegging," that is, having the woman penetrate her guy anally with a strap-on dildo sex toy.

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Misconceptions surrounding sexually empowered women are alive and well.

I Love Sex, But That Doesn't Mean I'm Easy

Yes, I am very open about sex. I like having sex and a lot of it. But since when does that make me easy? Why is female sexual enjoyment still connected with a lack of discernment? I, for one, am quite choosy.

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"When news of the Secret Service sex scandal broke last week... I wasn't surprised."

My Creepy Hookup With A Secret Service Agent

When news of the Secret Service sex scandal broke last week, many were shocked that men assigned to protect our nation's leaders would behave as anything but complete gentlemen. But I wasn't surprised. I, too, had hooked up with a Secret Service agent once upon a time—and it was also sketchy.

Is Solo Sex The Key To The Female Orgasm?
"A woman cannot discover her own sexuality unless she masturbates," one expert says.

Is Solo Sex The Key To The Female Orgasm?

Lifting the taboo from female orgasms and encouraging women to explore themselves at the time when sexual urges hit can not only be a boon to their future sex lives, but also to their self-esteem.

Minna Ola

Your Next Bedroom Buddy? Meet the Minna Ola

While there are those of us who relish alone time with a good smoothie vibrator and the most-recently-published collection of exhibitionist-themed erotica (me), the truth is that sex toys can be used for so much more than just self-love.

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Why Can't He Perform? Understanding Erectile Dysfunction

Picture this: You're in the middle of a fierce makeout session and reach down to grab what you expect will be a hard, throbbing erection. Instead, your hand is met with a disappointingly soft penis. Or maybe he's got an erection now, but loses it before you can actually get busy. Sure, what goes up must—eventually—come down, but so soon? Your first thought is probably, "Why can't he get it up? Isn't he attracted to me?"

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Why Rape Fantasies Are OK

In a culture where polyamory is part of the national vocabulary, sex parties are no longer shocking, and Rihanna is singing about S&M on the radio airwaves, it would seem that kink has finally gone mainstream. Still, there are some things that are still taboo… at least until you peek into women's panties.

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How To Turn Date Night Into Incredibly Hot Sex

["How To Turn Date Night Into Incredibly Hot Sex" is sponsored by Zestra.] According to the results of YourTango's Power of Attraction survey, 80% of you believe that "date night" is the magic spark that will bring the fire back to your relationship — Hey, it's how you first seduced him! But while a date usually guarantees you'll get a delicious dinner, things can get a whole lot spicier when you become the main dish. After all, you're the one who can serve up hot sex! Transition date night into unforgettable passion with these sexy tips, guaranteed to turn any old dinner-and-a-movie into lip-biting, sheet-grabbing, toe-curling, mind-blowing sex!

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How To Tell Someone You Have A Sexually Transmitted Infection

So you have an STD... now what? For many women still in the prime of their dating lives, an STD can feel like a huge, blinking road block standing between them and Mr. Right. But it doesn't have to be. Yes, you'll have to tell them about your situation, but it doesn't have to scare them away. Here's how to do it.

Describe Amazing Sex And Win A Trip To NYC Plus $1000!

CONTEST CLOSED! Describe Amazing Sex & Win A Trip To NYC + $1000!

Want to win an amazing trip to New York City? Plus $1000? Of course you do! Here's how: The French needed only three words la petite mort, or "the little death." Edith Wharton needed fifteen: "The sensation was so exquisite that she could have asked to have it indefinitely prolonged." How many words do you need to describe amazing sex? If you can do it in 10 words or less, YourTango and Zestra want to know! From now until May 23rd, we'll be collecting your mini-manifestations on amazing sex here, in the comments section of this blog post. The grand prize winner will be announced on May 27th and will receive

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Sexual Satisfaction And The Myth Of The Female Orgasm

Are women having orgasms in bed? Men seem to think so. According to the National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior, 85 percent of men believe their partner climaxed during their most recent love-making session. If that's the case, women everywhere deserve a shot at an Oscars for their in-bed acting abilities. Because, according to the very same NSSHB study cited above, only 64 percent of women reported reaching orgasm during their most recent sexual event—which means that the other 21 percent are most likely faking it. What's more, an online survey over at reveals that a whopping 80 percent of women would prefer a massage to sex with their partner. This doesn't seem all that shocking to me. On most days, I'd prefer a box of Cheez-its to another round of unsatisfying sex.

Jenna Jameson

Porn: Though Mainstream, It's Still Dehumanizing

There was a point at which porn hadn't simply gone mainstream, hadn't just jumped the shark, but had somehow lost its taboo altogether, and that was November 17, 2009, the day Jenna Jameson appeared on "The Oprah Winfrey Show." I remember watching it with a mix of bemusement and sadness. I first met Jameson in the summer of 1997, when she was dancing at a strip club in San Francisco...