Sex + Sexuality
The Personal is Not Always Physical

The Personal is Not Always Physical

My fifteen-year-old self had a much narrower definition of “intimacy” than my present self does now. She believed that intimacy always includes an implied “sexual” in front of it. Intimacy was found only in a private language spoken between sexual bodies.
Frances Ha: A Portrait of Female Intimacy

Frances Ha: A Portrait of Female Intimacy

I was helping a friend analyze short stories for a research paper. One story involved two friends who, at one point in the story, sleep in the same bed. One of them jokes about how they are a lesbian couple. My friend, a man, used this to suggest there must be some romantic desire between...
The Changing Face of the Muses

The Changing Face of the Muses

At first there were nine. Nine muses that, centuries before the common era, were called upon by poets to visit them and bring them tales to breathe life into. When Homer wrote his epics like The Odyssey, he called for Calliope. Clio was called by his peers to help tell history. Erato helped men write...
PRIDE

PRIDE

I hold a collection of stones in my hands. I did not collect them myself, but somehow they got slipped into my pocket. They are not all the same. Some are larger than others, Different shades and colors. Some are rough and hard, Some are smooth, cold.   Each of the stones have words on...
Feeling Myself

Feeling Myself

Trigger Warning: Porn mention, Female Masturbation mention
On Sex Ed

On Sex Ed

Illustration by Thuy Ngyuen. It’s so scary to acknowledge that we don’t know everything and that we never will, but there are some topics that we should be relatively exposed to. One of these topics is sex education.