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The Lurking Specter of Feminism!

Rush Limbaugh recently alleged that a 10% decline in penis size over the last fifty years can be blamed on his beloved "femin…

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Love & Sex

True Stories: I Don’t, or Thoughts on My Ex-FiancĂ©’s Wedding

I thought I was against marriage, until he gave her the ring that was meant for me.  Nearly ten years ago, I got engaged, ove…

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Please Advise: I rush into relationships in winter to avoid depression.

I'm calling it "seasonally-affected singlehood." Each week, the inbox of our venerable advice columnist, Miss Inform…

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The Six New Porn Plotlines

Farewell, my pizza boy. If you hear a joke about porn, it's usually about a pizza guy, a pool boy, or a plumber. But tragicall…

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The 40 Sexiest Punk Rockers of All Time

Smashing the state never looked so good. Punk rock, for all its other saving graces, isn't exactly the sexiest of musical genr…

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The Craziest Place I Ever Had Sex

Over the years, we've asked many interviewees about the craziest places they ever had sex, and we've compiled our favorite…

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Entertainment

The Ten Most Insufferable Rom-Com Protagonists Ever

That is not cute, Winona. Rom-coms may not always be high art, but at their best they're charming, hilarious, and life-affirmi…

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I Did It For Science: Sex on Acid

Our scientist opens the skirts of perception.   Experiment Some time back, our original erotic Jacques Cousteau, Grant Stodda…

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My First Time: Male, 18, California

Male, 18, California I was raised Roman Catholic, and therefore knew that premarital sex was a sin. But I also knew how sex worked…

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Eight Celebrity Crushes Ruined by Scientology

Nothing kills our arousal like the mention of Xenu. We here at Nerve strive to promote diversity and acceptance whenever poss…

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Talking to Strangers: San Francisco, CA

Talking to Strangers: San Francisco, CA Nerve asks deeply personal questions to people we just met. BY Ruth Tam Evany, 23 What do …

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Before You Were Born: Marriage Interrupted

Stories from our parents' surprisingly romantic youth: They got married, split up for a decade, and reconciled just in time. M…

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Love & Sex

Nine Stories About the First Time You Saw Porn

You would never look at sock drawers the same way again… You never forget your first experience with porn. A wrinkled magazi…

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Entertainment

10 Milestones in NSFW Music Videos

This is why private browsing was invented.  Frank Ocean's new video for "Pyramids" is many things: dark, druggy…

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The Nerve Awards for Love & Sex on Television

A look back at 2012's greatest DVR-bait. One category neglected by the interminable Emmys is "matters of the heart/loins….

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Totally Plausible Causes of Teen Sex, 1936-2012

According to this year's widely reported sexting study, your teen is sexty sexting his/her way to a life of promiscuity. Of co…

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Advice

Ron Swanson’s Greatest Sex Advice

Parks and Recreation dour boss on love, strippers, and the proper way to burn an effigy of your ex-wife. As Parks and Recreation e…

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Advice

Please Advise: My wife and I agreed not to have kids, and she’s changed her mind.

She says the only thing she wants more than me is a child. Each week, the inbox of our venerable advice columnist, Miss Informatio…

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Talking to Strangers: Seattle, WA

Talking to Strangers: Seattle, WA Nerve asks deeply personal questions to people we just met. BY Marguerite Kennedy Rain, 22 Based…

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