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Polyamory Is Pain

My husband fell in love with his lover. It was the best thing that could have happened to me.

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Culture

The Dildo Stays in the Picture

Inside the bizarre and telling popularity of Subtle Dildo.

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Everyone I’ve Ever Had Sex With: Female, 23, Chicago

“I’m now back to juggling the etiquette of threesomes.”

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Fiction
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In the Red

An exclusive excerpt from Elena Mauli Shapiro’s new novel In the Red.

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My First Time

My First Time: Male, 19, Florida

In the spirit of losing my pesky virginity and “gaining experience,” I went to an orgy.

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BDSM

Getting Cuffed: Dating with a Sub, Domme, and Switch

One woman traveled around the country, asking people what they do in bed.

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Love & Sex

The Official Nerve Glossary of Sex and Gender Terminology

Sex and gender are complicated. Use the right words.

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Everyone I’ve Ever Had Sex With: 28, Male, Charlotte, NC

“I’m only 17. What is it that you Yanks call it, jail bait?” We didn’t stay in touch.

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My First Time

My First Time: Male, 22, Philadelphia

God, I hate baseball metaphors.

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American Party
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A Wild, Free, Completely Nude Weekend with the Young Naturists of America

Three days. No clothes.

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Nerve Classics

Inbox

In 2033, age 70 is the new 30.

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Everyone I’ve Ever Had Sex With: Female, 23, Texas

I promised myself that I’d never give in to any man just because I felt bad ever again. Ever.

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My First Time

My First Time: Female, 19, Canada

A couple of weeks into summer, I met him — a bearded, green-eyed looker in too-short shorts.

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Everyone I’ve Ever Had Sex With: Female, 24, Pittsburgh

“He was a super hot sexter, but I had to shut it down when he started texting me Nickelback lyrics to express his feelings.”

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My First Time

My First Time: Female, 21, England

It felt like what our bodies should do.

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Before You Were Born: From Russia With Love

A demure piano student charms a womanizing Russian photographer in one month.

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Travel

Gay Shame Revisited: How Traveling to East Africa Sent Me Back Into the Closet

When I travelled, I stopped being myself.

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Everyone I’ve Ever Had Sex With: Female, 23, Texas

“Never had sex with anyone so attractive before.”

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My First Time

My First Time: Female, 23, United Kingdom

The v-card was an albatross around my neck that I couldn’t wait to get rid of.

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