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Sex

What Would Occam Do? Asking For What You Want During Sex

Q. I can’t seem to orgasm when me and my partner are having intercourse, but when I involve my hands, I can. I want to have my partner do this to me, and not just have me having to do this to myself all the time. What can I do?

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Sex

Your Questions, Redux: Sex On The Micro-Side

Greetings, my lovelies! This week, we are again highlighting the questions and queries that lay in my box of sexual pondering, allowing for shorter, more easy-to-answer questions that don’t always make it to the cut, on account of I can’t always wax poetic about the topic at large for more than a paragraph.

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Sex

Clean Your Junk! Grooming, Maintenance, and “Fresh” Feelings

Q. Boyfriend and I are in our mid-20s and have been dating for two years. We’ve begun to move forward on the physical side of our relationship, but this is first-time territory for both of us. Being of the nerd persuasion, both of us have done a great deal of reading on the internet about […]

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Books

Book Review: “Vagina” by Naomi Wolf

Naomi Wolf is a well-established third-wave feminist known for her book The Beauty Myth. In 2012, she came out with a new biography centered both in and around her lady parts. The book was not well received. Katie Roiphe of Slate said of Vagina that, “I doubt the most brilliant novelist in the world could have created a more […]

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Bodies

Happy Almost Valentine’s Day: Your Hair Is Old And Your Labia Are Superfluous

Guys, I didn’t know it, but I have 4.27 signs of aging hair.

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Op Ed

Vaginagate: A Strange, But True Tribute to A Handmaid’s Tale

Last week, my home state’s House of Representatives garnered national attention and became a laughingstock. What happened? During a debate on an abortion bill, which would prohibit the transportation of aborted fetuses as medical waste and make coercing a woman into having an abortion a crime, many Democratic representatives protested that these proposed regulations in […]

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Bodies

Q & A with Ms. Vagina Science: Heavy Bleeding with Menstrual Cups, Treating BV, and using Emmenagogues to induce Your Period

This week I will be answering reader questions! NSFW warning: there is a picture of a full Diva Cup below.

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The Frisky Feminist

The Vagina and the Vulva: Different Things, Both Awesome

Vulvas! Vaginas! Many of you Persephoneers have them, or know someone who does, but do you know the ins and outs of your bits? Let’s read on. (Diagrams, illustrations, and latex molds ahead, so read at work at your own risk.) I’m not sure when it happened, but at some point, “vagina” started being used […]