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It’s time to say goodbye to STI stigma

A lot of people are really scared of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). They’re the bogeyman of the bedroom; the sneaky bugs that are just waiting to get you every time you have sex. But the reality of most STIs is very different from what most sex ed and late-night Googling would have you believe.

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Sex toy expert Zoë Ligon can help

Whether you’re using sex toys with a partner or solo (to celebrate the fact that May is Masturbation Month), or both, you’ve probably wondered at some point whether they’re actually clean. Like clean-clean. We went straight to the source, the iconic sex educator and owner/founder of Spectrum Boutique, Zoë Ligon, to find out.*

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The what, why, how, and when of opening up your relationship

If your best friend’s sister isn’t raving about it, then your sister’s best friend probably is. But is it something anybody can try once (and only some people will actually like and want to try again), like kombucha, or is it more of an identity thing that’s not really about “trying it” at all? And if you are going to do it, how can you set yourself up for success? We talked to Dr. Dulcinea Pitagora, NYC psychotherapist and sex therapist, to get the answers to our most pressing questions and yours (you’re welcome!).