On a steamy weekend in late August, nearly 100 strangers gathered in a room in Brooklyn to compete in a sextech hackathon.

The rules of the competition were simple: in 48 hours, create a sextech solution for one of several challenge statements presented by the sponsors — well, simple if…


This No Shave November and beyond…

In preparation for going to third-base with her camp boyfriend, 13-year-old Nora Schwartz shaved her pubic hair. No one told her to do it, but it just felt right.

“Shaving does make me feel good,” said Schwartz, now a senior at Indiana University. …


Illustrated by Marcy Gooberman

Bored to tears, Jessica Friedman did the only thing she could think of to pass the time before Thanksgiving dinner — learn how to masturbate.

Without the help of porn it took the 16-year-old three hours to finish the job, but it was worth it. …


Studies show men are more likely to use condoms than women. What’s up with that?

My mismatched socks were the last item of clothing he tore off my body. “Wanna get a condom?” I whispered in his ear. …


We’re just beginning to understand asexuality, but it isn’t anything new.

Kayla Fields was the school prude of Bedford North Lawrence High School. She dated a handful of boys who pursued her, but the relationships never lasted more than a week. …


There’s only one thing hotter than consensual sex — safe sex. But how do you slyly ask the person you brought home if they have any sexually transmitted diseases without breaking the mood? “Got herpes?” …

Arielle

Co-host of Seven Minutes in Heaven: the Sex News Podcast for Sluts. Editorial Assistant at 70 Faces Media.

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