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A little self-love can go a long way

Sex toy company Good Vibrations began International Masturbation Month in 1995, soon after Surgeon General M. Joycelyn Elders was forced to resign for having the audacity to suggest that young people should learn about masturbation as part of sex education. The goal of the month-long celebration has always been to fight the taboos against self-pleasure and remind people that masturbation is not just safe and healthy but really good for us.

A guide to sex toy liberation

Whether you’re a sex toy connoisseur with five bins of toys under your bed, or you’re a total newbie, it can be scary to bring up the topic of incorporating toys into your sex life with a partner. And that applies to new partners as well as ones who have been around for a while—some people in long-term relationships have only ever used sex toys when masturbating, never with a partner.

Unmade beds are so pre-COVID

Last week, we gave you some ideas for quarantine date night, most of which are best suited for people who are quarantining with a partner. Today we’ve got something for those of you who are single and Zoom dating or who are quarantining apart from your partners. Without further ado, here are some Zoom backgrounds you can use to set the mood (and to avoid having to clean your apartment before a date). Just right click on the image (or tap and hold if you’re on your phone) to save it, and then follow these instructions to set up your virtual background in Zoom.