I had anxiety about touching myself – Chandra
Chandra grew up in the 7th Day Adventist church, where educational, social, and religious systems neither acknowledges nor teaches that consent exists for women.
I had sex at 13 so I wouldn’t lose him – Yami
After lots of hard experiences as a teen, Yami is now involved with a man who is dedicated to her pleasure. They’ve been exploring swinging, play partners, and polyamory.
I sucked his tongue like a lollipop – Liz
When it came to exploring her sexuality, Liz took her time – while all her friends were gossiping about their boyfriends and hookups as teenagers, Liz knew she wasn’t ready to lose control. As a single woman, she now has sex occasionally while she waits to find love.
I like to be choked and have my hair pulled – Candi
Candi lives with Muscular Dystrophy. She shares how it progressed and how it changed her physical capabilities over her lifetime, and what it’s like to date and to have sex with a visible disability. She also opens up about loving rough sex and BDSM, despite what others might perceive as fragility.
I had sex with a lot of people while I was married – Lisa (update)
Leah shares the health issues she’s been dealing with, and why they have brought up extensive flashbacks to her mother’s cancer journey.
I imagined group sex while masturbating – Michelle
Michelle wanted multiple partners and group sex even while surfing through old-school hetero-normative porn on the family computer.
Making friends with sex in menopause – Sophia
Sex is complicated when you grow up Catholic and learn that kissing your best friend feels like heaven but will send you straight to hell. Sophia explored her feelings initially but then shut down once she got married. When the sheer physicality of menopause forced her to re-inhabit her body, she embraced a spiritual path towards sexual reawakening.
I wanted to be a porn star when I was 13 – Sinn
When you love being naked, feeling sexy, giving and receiving pleasure, and you’re happily married, you may be…a porn star! Sinn Sage takes us into the real world of sex work.
I kissed John Travolta – Tori
Why do confident little girls turn into quiet, ashamed middle schoolers?
Use your teeth on my nipples – Heidi
Sometimes conventional needs have to be met through unconventional means. Heidi found that making a committed relationship work with her partner and best friend required another friend could provide more consistent and fulfilling sex.