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Two generation family looking at a house for sale

Nerve Classics: House Hunting

Shopping for a dream home on the first date.

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A Life of Substance

Two people using drugs together is a demonstration of willingness to surrender to, and even transgress in favor of, the sensual.

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True Stories: My First Weekend As a Peep Show Girl

The first thing I did at Sex World was pick my name. Amidst the sprawl of hundreds of square feet of dildos, butt plugs, and seven…

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The Sex Addict Who Was Attracted to Whole Families

“He actually wanted to fuck everyone. Your mom, your nephew, your football coach. Everyone.”

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The Year I Spent As A Phone-Sex Operator

“Can I talk to you again?” he asked shyly, and I winced to myself.

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True Story: I Fell in Love on Instagram

“Sometimes strangers you meet on the Internet will get you on an episode of Dateline, but sometimes they become your husband.”

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True Stories: Why I Am Afraid of Drunk People

“‘The person he is when he’s drunk is not the person I love,’ she said…”

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True Stories: I Hired a Sex Surrogate

“That session had been the first time in my life that I had access to a naked body other than my own.”

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True Stories: A Cam Girl in Love

When I became an amateur porn actress, I didn’t expect to fall for one of my clients.

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Why I Didn’t Have Sex Until I Was 27

It wasn’t my choice — it was my vagina’s.

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15 Stories About Dating Potheads

Sometimes, the only kind of love is stoned blind love.

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True Stories: Shazam!

Me and the fetish wrestlers next door.

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True Stories: Father Issues

Confessions of a second-generation sperm donor.

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True Stories: Lost in Translation

The first time I dated someone who didn’t speak the language.

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True Stories: Friends With Benefits

Me, my not-quite-boyfriend, and the strange baby we sort of had.

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True Stories: Under the Table

A paean to masturbating at work.

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True Stories: Double-Edged

Home to a fatal disease and a great rack, my chest is a complicated place.

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True Stories: The Little Death

The girl I brought home didn’t wake up in the morning.

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True Stories: Tokyo Stripshow Tryout

I went to Japan looking for work. This was not what I had in mind.

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True Stories: The Ultimate Dealbreaker

Nothing about my girlfriend led me to imagine the reason we’d break up.

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