How do you read a body completely covered in patterned fabric? Artist Alia Ali obscures culture, race, and gender to unveil our assumptions about identity.
Sid Azmi, the owner of a Brooklyn sex shop, says “pleasure begins with the permission to self-love.” Sex toys should be a part of that.
Allison Geller responds to the Twitter outcry about eliminating the swimsuit competition in the Miss America pageant.
The Breast Archives, a documentary film by Meagan Murphy, shares the unadulterated stories of nine women who disclose the bodily shame and disconnection.
Hollywood pretends to accept a diverse group of women, but the roles for plus-sized women and women of color just aren’t there.
Do we have a sexual narrative that illustrates our erotic personality and one that describes our approach to sex?
What if we thought of sex as frolicking? Instead of pressure to orgasm, we’d have limitless possibilities.
Since I’ve learned to masturbate indulgently and without shame, I’ve never had bad sex.
I learned about masturbation from a sex column in my mid-20s. With every orgasm my vibrator brought me, my heart grew fuller.
Each of us has one body to travel through this world in and, unfortunately, many of us have not been taught to love these bodies. Catherine Hernandez feels that we can learn to love our bodies just as they are and that 2017 is a great time to start.
Growing up, I was afraid of my body. My mother, who I have never seen break a sweat in my life, taught me that I was fragile and sickly, that the more I used my body, the weaker I would become and that the only safe place to live was inside my brain.
Uncertain if she should stay close to home, Minoru goes off to work for a nonprofit in Thailand to pursue her passion: train with professional Muay Thai fighters who themselves are fighting for stronger bodies and a chance to escape poverty.
American photographer and artist Cindy Sherman established her decades-long career by focusing her work on a very specific person—herself. In her self-portraits, Sherman makes statements about popular constructs of female identity.
Ida Rolf was a biochemist and the inventor of Structural Integration, a form of soft tissue manipulation that aligns the body with the forces of gravity.
French-American figure skater Surya Bonaly repeatedly defied the norms of body and race in the sport. She not only mastered the backflip, she’s the only figure skater, male or female, to land the flip on one blade.