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  • It's My Body... and I Finally Love Everything About It!

    Media images are constantly thrown at us about how to look, how to dress, and what we should look like to be lusted after… I defy all of those media stereotypes day after day. Every day, you see newsstand articles that read “Lose 20 lbs in 20 weeks!” and articles on how to do the latest superstar workout or Hollywood diet trend. Who needs it? I sure don’t!

  • Pole Dancing: Not just for the club anymore!

    "Pole-dancing" is a phrase that used to incite images of scantily-clad strippers swinging around a pole with wads of cash sticking out of their underwear. Maybe for some people it still does, but pole-dancing has been growing in popularity among women seeking to get in shape, be sexy, and pick up a cool new skill all at once.

  • Bikinis after Babies

    Summer is fast approaching. Time for beaches, the sun, and swimsuits. But if you're like me, then you don't feel comfortable in a swim suit.

  • Teens and Sex

    We all know how hard it is raising teens. This stage is where communication is so very difficult, yet so essential. Sex is certainly going to be a struggle during their teenage years, but this is the time when you are needed the most.

  • Separate "feeling good" from "looking good!"

    I used to dread summer, and being told to uncover myself when all I wanted to do was cover up. After struggling with body image issues for years, I realized that perhaps the key to keeping your body confidence high is to realize that your body isn't the only part of you that matters. Don't let the judgment of others keep you out of the sunshine.

  • How to Shave Everywhere

    For some, there is nothing sexier than rubbing against a lover’s smooth skin. Yet for some of us shaving can be a pain. Without the promise of some sexual favor to come, it can be hassle not worth undergoing. So how do we give our lover the smoothest skin possible and still make it worth our time and effort? That’s simple, combine the two. Here’s how...

  • How Yoga and Exercise Affect Your Health

    It’s hard not to miss the benefits of yoga and exercise posted everywhere we look. We see ads for exercise machines that help burn fat and tone muscle. We see yoga mats and bricks used to stretch our sides, arch our backs, and reduce stress overall. But there are added benefits to both that don’t normally get enough recognition. That is what this article is about.

  • My Body, My Image Part 2: Changing Negative Body Image as an Adult

    Once we reach adulthood, we like to think that we are happy with our bodies. The truth is that most people aren't, and they continue to struggle with body image. The good news is, they don't have to.

  • My Body, My Image Part 1: Fostering a Healthy Body Image in Children

    Children suffer from body image problems just as much as adults. Body changes, puberty and an ongoing culture of thinness adds to a time of anxiety that can last into adulthood. How can we help children to accept and love their bodies?

  • Pregnancy is the wildest roller coaster you'll ever experience.

    So you're pregnant, and you're over run with new feelings and physical changes, but whats happened to your self confidence and sex drive? Are they hiding behind that new roll, or maybe it's on those feet you can't see.

  • Your "Flaws" are not Flaws

    You know we've reached a very low-point once companies begin making products that make our armpits fit to wear sleeveless shirts. Our armpits? Seriously? We live in such a bizarre era. We've grown up to be ashamed of the hair on our legs, the wrinkles under our eyes, and the cellulite on our legs. We've been taught to be ashamed of our natural body. But really, is there anything actually wrong?

  • I Found My Sexy

    I have never been overly comfortable about my body, but this summer I found something that makes me feel sexy and more confident. Even if the media tells you that you are not perfect, you can find your own perfect.

  • Sexis Subjective: Feeling Good Starts With You

    When the warm weather hits, it's easy to start feeling self-conscious. The key to feeling good about yourself is to take active steps to feel good.

  • From Prude To Lewd

    Our adventure from sexual repression to complete openness.

  • Busty Bitty : Finding the Breast Fit

    There's something that I really need to get off of my chest: too many people are wearing the wrong bra size. Whether you have large breasts or not, you can still definitely benefit from wearing a bra that fits. Cramming your sweater puppies into any old piece of lingerie isn't any way for a civilized person to live, especially since there are so many resources available to help you find something flattering that fits.

  • Accepting The Skin I'm In

    Summer is the season of baring skin, and for a girl who never tans but always burns, it's a time in which you can feel extremely self-conscious about being that "pasty girl."

  • Sexual Misconceptions: “The Loose Slut”

    Today we are going to look at the sexual misconception of multiple partners leading to a loose vagina and long labia.

  • Summer helped me find myself!

    Those of us who are above size average know all to well what kinda of emotions this time of year can bring to us. All of a sudden the few extra pounds we've gained over the winter, how un-tan we are and the memories of our last pedicure all come back to haunt us.

  • Loving My Body

    If you’re unhappy with your body, there are two solutions. You can either change your body or you can change your attitude. They both have their challenges. And I’ve had some small success with both.

  • Sexy Starts With YOU

    Summer is a time where we are bombarded with images of men with shirts and women in bikinis, and deciding to lounge around the beach or around the pool can be difficult. Here is my personal response to that pressure.

  • Hello Beach, Goodbye Insecurities?

    After hibernating through the long winter months, Spring has finally arrived! Some of the first signs of Spring are the days growing longer, flowers and trees budding and blooming, and the gyms flooding with its members getting their 'beach bodies' ready.

  • OM On My Way!

    A total transformation is needed, a thorough cleansing of the body and soul. Unfortunately there is no "For Dummies" way to do this, so I am setting out to find my way to health and happiness.

  • Life as a cam girl

    If any one ever had asked me if I thought I would ever be doing anything in life having to do with the sex industry I would have thought they were absurd. I was actually once a fairly shy person, however the lure of easy money can certainly help someone to overcome that. When I started talking and caming with people for money it was just a hobby. When I received my first bank deposit and realized how much I had received in spoils from my 'hobby,' that is when the game changed.

  • Sending Dirty Photos

    Today we discuss sending dirty photos, some tricks to it, and how to feel comfortable doing it.

  • My Changing Image

    I have been looking into trying to change my inner views about what a body should look like. I want to be more positive and inclusive rather than sticking to the narrow guidelines that the media touts.

  • Maintaining a Healthy Body Weight

    Today I want to look at how you maintain a healthy body weight. We will look at the psychology behind it and discuss fad diets.

  • Summer Bodies of All Sizes

    The media bombards us with images of "the perfect body" every day; it even seems to become more rampant once the summer weather comes in. We are constantly told that "thin is beautiful," but I am here to tell you something. That something? YOU are beautiful just the way you are.

  • Spicing up your sex life!

    If you want to learn new ways to make your sex life better, then read my article. I have more than one suggestion that may help you.

  • Abercrombie & Fitch's Body-Neagative Attitude Lands Them in Hot Water with Consumers

    Abercrombie's CEO Mike Jeffries made it very clear that only cool, beautiful, popular, skinny people should be shopping in his stores. Not part of the cool crowd? He'd prefer you stay out.

  • Being Large and in Charge!

    This article is for all the "big girls." Whether you're shy and withdrawn or really loud and proud of who you are, I think all girls should see themselves as beautiful. It took me a very long time to like myself, but I did learn that self-confidence can grow overnight!

  • Making Friends With the Ladies Downstairs

    I've lived my life perpetually jealous of women who have an easy going relationship with their clit or g-spot. I always felt like I was in some kind of cold war with my body. I have decided to try to accept what my body likes instead of trying to trick it into liking what others do.

  • Summer Time = Sexy Time?

    Summer seems to be an invitation to be sexier: we've all got an excuse to wear less clothing and suddenly it's okay (and maybe even expected) to be flashing more skin than we'd find acceptable any other time of the year. String bikinis, crop tops, short shorts, and see-through layers all become popular during the summer. The only problem is, we're not all comfortable baring that much skin, or, when we are, we realize we don't quite live up to the tanned, sexy goddesses of the media.

  • 3 Steps to Beautiful

    Keeping a positive self image is difficult in this age of beach blonde Barbies and thin as rail models, but my 3 steps to beautiful help me see that my beauty is unique to me. In living by these steps, I've learned to see myself as beautiful without comparing myself to others.

  • Loving Your Body Year Round

    Everyone worries about at least one aspect of their body. While we can pile clothes on in the winter, summer clothing is more revealing. Here are some tips to help you love your body year round!

  • 10 ways to celebrate your sexiness

    We all deserve to feel sexy. But sometimes that can be tough in today's world. Here are 10 ways for you to keep yourself feeling sexy!

  • Define This: Rubenesque

    When someone looks at a larger or curvier woman, they will sometimes call her “Rubenesque,” but what exactly does that mean?

  • Returning To Intimacy When Cancer Has Changed Your Body Image

    What happens after the diagnosis and the treatments? You have to find a new normal. That includes accepting your body changes. Whether you are single or in a committed relationship, things will be different. HOW different depends on YOU.

  • I'm Never Going to be White Girl Skinny, and I'm okay with That

    There are some battles you're going to win, and some you're going to lose. Learning to pick your battles and accept what you can change about yourself really is a key to happiness.

  • A Sexless Relationship

    Is it possible for a sexless relationship to last?

  • Don't Just Lie Back And Hope You'll Enjoy It

    You want your man to learn how to eat pussy? First, you should learn how to be eaten.

  • Penis Appreciation Day

    Our taxes are filed and spring is in the air. Let's make today a special day - for everyone.

  • Healing Depression Through Sex

    Depression is a widespread mental illness that is often treated with chemical supplements such as antidepressants. What if medications don't work? What are you supposed to do when the depression just won't go away? Let me tell you how I found healing through love and sex.

  • Define This: Oral Compulsion

    Oral Compulsion is defined as the habitual insertion of foreign objects into the mouth for reasons other than feeding. Thumbs, toys, fingernails...and yes, other things as well. But let's look at the wider picture first, and if you ever bit the head off your Ken doll, then you'll probably know what I mean.

  • Early Labels Have Lasting Effects

    A comment to a young girl, whether a well-placed compliment or a spiteful insult, can have lasting effects on future personality and sexuality.

  • Share and Share Alike

    Or: if you're so convinced that I should swallow your cum, let's see you have a taste of it too.

  • Beautify Your Body: Nipple Piercings Q&A

    Ever wanted to be that bad and sexy girl or boy? Do you want to vamp up your style and become a more confidant you? Maybe you just want to add some extra excitement in bed or surprise your partner with something new? No matter your motivation, nipple piercing is for you. Here I answer some of the most common questions about these piercings to help you gain the confidence to take the jump.

  • Boys Like Boobies

    A lot of guys dream of a girl with big tits. However, even with a flat chest, you can make those dreams come true.

  • Influential Women - Jenny Lawson / The Bloggess

    In honor of International Women's Day I'd like to share two women who have had a profound influence on me. I first wrote about Amanda Palmer. The second, yet equal in influence, is Jenny Lawson/The Bloggess. Her battle with depression and anxiety while being courageously true to herself has greatly influenced me.

  • Influential Women - Amanda Palmer

    In honor of International Women's Day I'd like to share two women who have had a profound influence on me. The first is Amanda Palmer whose blogs, tweets, music and overall philosophy have changed the way I look at myself in a profound way.

  • 6 Realistic Ways to Increase Confidence

    I think most of us have, at some point in time, lacked confidence. We've read plenty of tips to increase our confidence, but the lack didn't subside. The typical confidence tips are: get a haircut, do something wild, have your makeup done professionally, and look in the mirror and repeat "I am beautiful." Those "tips" never quite cut it for me, so I thought I'd share some things that have.

  • Piercing the Hood

    As you may have guessed from the article title, this is about my experience with a genital piercing, a vertical clitoral hood piercing to be exact. This is from the perspective of a cisgendered woman, and will be largely focusing on my relationship with my vulva.

  • Shame Free Sex and Spicing Things Up

    Introduce a little whimsy into your sexual encounters,and find out where your true passions lie. Come in, leave your worries and your cares. Exploring your sexuality is natural and healthy, so let's find out what suits you, from toys to partners. Be yourself; I won't judge...

  • Forget Taste and Texture... Forget the Guy as well. Swallowing Cum is FUN FUN FUN

    Sex is not a duty, it should not be task. And a blowjob should not be hard work. Some thoughts on getting the most out of giving head, and getting even more from his orgasm.

  • One Generation to Another: Interviewing Mom

    My mother is a 58 year old woman, who grew up in a very different time. Views on women, on life, and love have changed a lot since she was my age. So how does a woman who’s been married twice, had three children, and lived such a full life view womanhood? I interviewed her recently to find out just what she thinks about women, motherhood, love, marriage, and even sex.

  • Fat Girls in Real Life

    As a young BBW (Big Beautiful Woman) sexuality, self esteem, and romance aren't quite the same as they are for the average Jane.

  • Sex While Fat: How I Learned to Accept my Body and You Can Too

    Being a fat chick can mean having a hard time feeling sexy and confident in the bedroom at times, or all the time, for some. Instead of trying to hide from your weight in hopes your man will ignore the elephant in the room (pun intended) here’s how I learned to get over my body issues and you can too.

  • Benefits to being sexy: Pole dancing is good for your health.

    Pole dancing goes beyond sexy. It is good for your mind and body. On top of that it make you feel sexier than ever!

  • Green Is the New Red

    If you want to do something unique this Valentines Day, reconsider your carbon footprint and go green. Not with envy but with love. Romance that is healthy, eco-conscious AND sexy is the way of the future, in case you hadn’t heard.

  • I <3 Me! How to Spend Valentine's Day Alone and Love It!

    Being alone on any holiday can put us in a terrible mood, but being single on Valentine's Day is sometimes the worst. Happy couples can make you want to retch when you’re single. So how do you enjoy a day notoriously for couples when you're not in a relationship?

    Nobody wants to be alone on V-Day but sometimes it can't be helped. That's no reason not to enjoy the day and show your love for the most important person in your life: You!

  • Minding the Mind: A Friendly PSA

    A healthy mind is just as, if not more, important than a healthy body. You go to the doctors when you're sick, but what about when you're unwell?

  • Daddy Issues: What Do You Do When Daddy Leaves You?

    I know plenty of people that have had issues with their father growing up. And, when they grew up to be an adult, a lot of their issues-including their love life were said to be the result of having an absent father. While I do believe a "dead beat" parent can certainly have an effect on your psyche, I do not believe that you cannot shape yourself to be a better you from it.

  • Israeli Ban of Ultra Skinny/Unrealistic Models

    Learn more about the Israeli ban on models and image editing encouraging unhealthy ideals.

  • Define This: Pheromones

    You're scanning through various massage oils and lotions here on Edenfantasys, and you see that word again. Pheromones. But what are they? What are they doing in your massage lotion? And most importantly, do they work?

  • New Year, Same Me

    Almost every year, I decide not to make a New Year's resolution. This is mostly because of cynicism, and watching other peoples' resolutions- mainly my mother's goal every year to lose weight- fail over and over again. This year is slightly different though, because I actually want a change, and am going to bring it about.

  • Define This: Fat Admirer

    Finding fat people sexually attractive is more complicated than it seems and far more than it should be. Sometimes it has to be hidden; it's not always believed and makes dating difficult. Still, it's just a preference and shouldn't risk widespread ridicule or ostracism.

  • New Years Resolutions ~ Sexually Speaking

    My sexual resolutions for the New Year are...

  • Pro-Choice, but Whose Choice?

    When it takes two people to make something, who gets more of a say when choosing to unmake it? Normally, the clear answer is both parties, but what if that something affects one party way more than another? Such is the dilemma of abortion. Doesn't he have a say in whether the child should live?

  • Losing innocence while gaining perspective.

    I was young, impressionable and I just really didn't wanna be the last virgin in a group of supposed Sex Goddesses (my friends).

  • Losing Your Libido At 35

    I hear people complaining about becoming 40 all the time. Hell, they made a movie about it for God's sake. I'm not 40 yet, but I still feel the strain of my libido slipping away. I feel the urge for sex slowly fading. My energy is not there. I'm here to tell you turning 35 kind of sucks! However, it doesn't have to.

  • Define This: Feederism

    Everyone would love to be able to eat anything they wanted without gaining any extra weight. Well, almost everyone.

  • Breastfeed Your Man

    Would you breastfeed your man? Breast milk is extremely nutritious. There are many couples who enjoy an adult breastfeeding relationship everyday. Between adults, it can be a very rewarding, pleasurable, and intimate act.

  • When Our Breasts Sag

    Some of us have a bit of give in the boob area. Considerations on achieving a pair of firm breasts should not jump first to surgery. There are some things we can do to prevent a sagging pair and maintain our chest puppies. As always, hard work is involved.

  • Everyone Is, In Fact, Sexy

    Social media tries to tell us how to define what is sexy, but of course, most of us do not conform. Each and every one of us has our own preferences on who we think is sexy. Each and every one of us has our own kink. Kinking it up is just one of our ways we rebel against sexual conformity. Everyone is sexy.

  • The Singletonian’s guide to a happy “Nude Year”

    When the new year hits, some of us will be watching the ball drop in Singleton. For us permanent residents, that's just the right place to be. Here are one Singletonian's resolutions for a happy, healthy, and sexy new year.

  • Erotic Capital: Owning Our Sexuality

    The signs are unmistakable. Women are owning sexuality in powerful and disquieting ways. Is the world ready for the future of femininity and feminism?

  • It’s official: Homosexuality Isn’t Genetic, But It’s not a “Choice” Either

    “Gay gene” or external cues during gestation? Either way, it’s looking like Lady Gaga’s right, after all.

  • Sex after a C-section: Feeling Sexy with Scars

    As a mother with two C-sections under her belt, I know that it can be hard to find that area of my body sexy. It is important to recognize the amazing feat that you accomplished, while obtaining those scars!

  • The Virgins of the Modern World: Different Classes of Virginity in Today's Society

    Today, a virgin is not simply a virgin. It is no longer as simple as deciding what sexual acts you want, or don't to want to engage in. In our society, virginity means one thing for one virgin and a completely different thing for another, it's a debatable topic. So the question is - what makes someone a virgin and who can claim to be a "True Virgin," in this twisted world filled with varying descriptions and deceptions?

  • Top 25 Most Popular Articles in October 2012

    What else would be on our minds besides Halloween and Breast Cancer Awareness in October? Sex work, body positivity, and – of course – the election.

  • Seventeen Magazine and Body Image

    Recently, Seventeen magazine posted a BMI calculator on its website. The BMI levels, when compared with the Center For Disease Control's levels, are extremely low. BMI is a very controversial subject, with disagreement about whether it's valid or not. But Seventeen has been blasted for basically telling underweight girls that they are normal, and normal girls that they are fat. And I think we can all agree that's not a healthy message.

  • My Journey of Self Discovery

    I've always been awkward, a prisoner only to my own anxieties and fears. I don't have legitimate fear of harm, but I fear what people might think of me.

  • Sex Feed: Debunking Myths

    New research puts to bed myths about female porn stars

  • How My Husband Made Me Sexy!

    He's my husband and from the moment I met him he claimed he saw something special in me; something I couldn't see. He has spent many years patiently teaching me to see myself as he sees me, and this is how it all began.

  • Internet Safety Should Be For Everyone

    There is no doubt that technology definitely has come a very, very long way since the internet's humble beginnings and the silly, almost cartoon-like sounds of dial-up connections. The internet is something that can be used for seemingly millions of things and should be enjoyed safely, no matter your age, gender, or sexuality.

  • Sex workers speak out ~ The Words of a Stolen Life

    There are many different sectors of the sex industry. In those sectors there are many different faces. And each of those faces belong to a real person, with a real story. Here is one of them.

  • If At First You Don't Succeed...

    Becoming intimate with anyone is a process. You're two different people with one common goal: sharing closeness.

  • Thanksgiving: Why I Thought Of Eden Fantasys Today

    When sitting around the table with your family, sharing all the wonderful things you're thankful for, it's not often that someone would actually pipe up with 'I'm thankful for the best online sex shop!'. But it popped into my mind several times today; though not openly shared with my guests. Here are a few reasons why it came to my mind on this great holiday.

  • Breast Cancer: It's not *just* about the breasts!

    Breast cancer awareness is all well and good, but in order to do the most for awareness, the focus needs to be more on the women affected by it, and not just the isolated body parts associated with it.

  • Yes, 'Good Girls' DO Have Sex (and we like it, too)!

    When the time came for 'The Talk,' my mother decided to inform me about the differences between 'good girls' and 'those girls.' Let's just say, the thought of being one of 'those girls,' not to mention the effort to avoid becoming one, was... inhibiting.

  • Feeling Sexy After Having A Baby!

    Are you wanting to feel sexy again but don't know how? Well that's what I'm talking about today. So read and enjoy.

  • Sex workers speak out ~ Interview with a Pimp.

    There are many different sectors of the sex industry. In those sectors there are many different faces. And each of those faces belong to a real person, with a real story. Here is one of them.

  • Inspiration on a Personal Note: Why to Love Your Vagina

    As women, our vagina's can sometimes be a source of confusion, anger, or shame. The way we feel about our vagina's strongly suggests how we feel about ourselves as a whole. I would like to share some of the things that have helped me through my journey. These are things that have helped me love my vagina and therefore, love myself.

  • Thanksgiving Aphrodisiacs

    I am a foodie, a self-declared lover of languid meals cooked with intention and loads of flavor. An intuitive eater, I have for the most part chosen real, sometimes raw, mostly colorful cuisine, a testament to my European upbringing and preference for Mediterranean delicacies regardless of food fashion.

  • Sex workers speak out ~ The Beginning of Becki LeBeau

    There are many different sectors of the sex industry. In those sectors there are many different faces. And each of those faces belong to a real person, with a real story. Here is one of them.

  • Sex Feed: The Allure of Restrictive Corset Wearing

    A quick look at the lives of two restrictive corset wearers.

  • Love Your Body! Out Of The Image Box!

    I never had anyone tell me I was pretty growing up. I never had any support from my family. My body self image was horrible. I hated myself so badly that I have no pictures. I didn't look in a mirror. I believed that no one could love me or even look at me.

  • Body Image Revenge

    For years I was surrounded with voices that made me feel like my body was ugly and unlovable. The best revenge was when I stopped listening.

  • I Am A Feminist, and I Shave My Legs

    As a feminist who shaves my legs, I have frequently had to defend shaving my legs, much more than I expected to do within a group of people that supposedly advocates free choice.

  • Body Mods Down Below: Male Edition

    What’s the deal with dick piercings? Do people really split their penises? Here's a brief look at all the crazy, cool and scary things that males can do to their genitals, and why you might want to look into getting pierced, even if you're not the "crazy" type! Not for the faint of heart!

  • Passing under the Trans*-Dar: a definition of "Passing" and how it relates to those in the trans* community

    Passing is great for those trans* people who do, but for those who can't manage to look how society expects, people using the term "passing" can leave them feeling like Pinocchio-- wooden and fake and without a fairy to make them *real*.

  • To Shave or Not to Shave? That is the question.

    Bare? Bushy? Trimmed? Brazilian? Heart shaped? What is one to do with their pubic hair and what is all the fuss about?

  • Sex workers speak out ~ Fun with Steff (js250)

    There are many different sectors of the sex industry. In those sectors there are many different faces. And each of those faces belong to a real person, with a real story. Here is one of them.

  • Perfection is Overrated

    Real women come in all sorts: fat and thin, healthy and unhealthy, old and young, cis and trans, and all of us with different outlooks on life. But the one thing we all have in common is that none of us can possibly live up to the idea of "perfection" that is shoved down our throats!

  • Sex workers speak out ~ The Ivy Jones Saga

    There are many different sectors of the sex industry. In those sectors there are many different faces. And each of those faces belong to a real person, with a real story. Here is one of them.

  • Attention Skinny Women Bashers: You're Not Helping Self-Esteem Either

    There is a lot of pressure in America to be skinny when you're a woman, but lately there have been campaigns that bash skinny women in a way that are just as unhelpful to women's self-esteem as calling larger women unattractive. This is a healthy skinny woman's response to internet campaigns to end the bashing of curvy women that in turn call skinny women unattractive and perpetuate the very beauty standards they seek to abolish.

  • The “O” Isn’t Always All

    I’m a huge fan of orgasms. Huge. Hell, I’m a damn groupie. I’ll pursue orgasms like deadheads used to follow the Grateful Dead—and then Phish after Jerry Garcia died. You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who likes the “big O” more than me (though admittedly, you’ll find plenty of people who like them just as much as me).

  • The weighing game

    Struggling with body issues is no laughing matter and can be a serious problem for many, but I may be able to help someone with overcoming the obstacle that is weight in the bedroom.

  • Women United

    I can't believe she wore that! Look at her, she is too fat! She is too thin! Blah! Blah! Blah!

  • Sex workers speak out ~ Shayanne's Story

    There are many different sectors of the sex industry. In those sectors there are many different faces. And each of those faces belong to a real person, with a real story. Here is one of them.

  • Sex Feed: New sex research

    According to a new survey, size sometimes does matter--for some kinds of orgasms.

  • Body Mods Down Below: Female Edition

    What’s the deal with clit piercings? Do people really get their nipples removed? Here's a brief look at all the crazy, cool and scary things that females can do to their genitals, and why you might want to look into getting pierced, even if you're not the "crazy" type! Not for the faint of heart!

  • Love without boundaries

    A guide to dating a trans man

  • My Boobs: Equal Parts Utilitarian and Sensual

    I love my boobs. I didn’t always feel that way.

  • SexIs Subjective: Let Your Fantasies Run Wild

    Maid? Nurse? Cop? Anything is possible on Halloween.

  • SexIs Subjective: Trick or Treat and Time Travel

    Reflecting on what has happened to my Halloween experience over these last few years.

  • This Box Is Toooo Small

    Starting over at thirty something and forty something with two teen kids, dogs and a lizard.

  • Fibrocystic Breast Disease

    Fibrocystic breast disease. It really isn’t a disease at all. It is not related to breast cancer in any way. Feeling a lump can be very scary and concerning. You need to seek the advice of a physician. It may not be breast cancer; it could be a Fibrocystic Breast Condition.

  • The Girl Behind The Glory Hole

    It’s been said that sex workers are among the most misunderstood professionals in the world. But they are also among the most dedicated.

    In the first of several interviews with different "specialists," conducted over a period of six months, a woman filling what some people might describe as the most demeaning of all her trade’s many roles talks about the demands of her job, her motivations and the rewards.

  • SexIs Subjective: I Never was a Halloween Hottie.

    Sexy Halloween costumes: Are they a trick or a treat?

  • SexIs Subjective: Celebrating our Individuality

    Halloween is a great time for us to celebrate out individuality and dress how we would really like to.

  • Sex On The Brain

    Being a teen-aged male, sex is constantly on my mind. Being a teenage male virgin, however, does not go well with this, and has turned me into a masturbation expert.

  • Judge Not: Church Slut-Shames Inspirational Fitness Model

    A fitness model who is inspirational to many is shamed and disgraced by a Church who “disapproved” of her early modeling career.

  • SexIs Subjective: Sexy Halloween

    What's with the current trend of barely there costumes and is it affecting our kids?

  • Men Get Breast Cancer Too

    Even though male breast cancer rates are low, they are continually rising. Public awareness needs to be increased.

  • SexIs Subjective: Halloween Costumes Are Over Sexualized

    Halloween costumes aren't offered in a wide variety. It seems your body size and gender pre-determine what kind of costume you'll be getting. Shouldn't you be allowed to pick whatever kind of costume you want, regardless of who you are?

  • My Boobies: Oh The Adventures They Have Had!

    My boobies and the adventures they have had over the years: from children to life saving.

  • Sex and Fitness

    There are many benefits to fitness: a healthier body, longer life, lower stress, and a more toned looking body. But what about your sex life? Does fitness provide any benefits to that?

  • Out Of The Ashes May Rise A Phoenix

    There is nothing more beautiful or more awe inspiring than the power and conviction of a naked woman.

  • Breaking Out Of The Box IS Hard!

    After over seven years of dealing with blood sucking lawyers, it's over now and I am left with nothing. Who is to pay for what has happened? Getting out of this box is getting harder and harder. I just want to go back.

  • Being thick ain't always easy, but it sure is beautiful.

    Ever wondered why some thicker girls don’t like going shopping like the thinner females? Or why we don’t go out as much? It’s because some females aren’t comfortable with their bodies. For some women, like me, even thinking about writing an article like this one can make them want to cry.

  • How to get your sexy back 101

    Feel less than desirable? Does your self esteem need a boost? Then read on for suggestions to feel sexier.

  • BDSM Or Just Curious?

    So you read 50 Shades of Grey and now you're looking for a dom? Think again!

  • The Spirituality of Sex

    Do you like sex? Do you like ambiance? If there's one thing we learned from ice-cream sandwiches, it's that good things are always better combined. (Or, well, usually, at any rate. We received quite a different message from jalapeno jelly beans.)

  • Sex and Pregnancy.

    For many people, sex during pregnancy can be intimidating, scary, or an experience they have been waiting to try. Either way, it should not be something scary, or painful. Questions about it aren't bad or wrong, and are usually welcomed by your doctor.

  • Sexy Me, Sexy You

    We all want to feel sexy, but sometimes in our daily life we lose touch with that sexy side of ourselves. There are some easy ways to help you get your sexy back though, read on for more.

  • Shrinking The Gender Gap One Taboo At A Time

    You’ve probably all seen it by now, the remarkable study that reveals how the more sexually aroused a woman becomes, the more willing she is to swallow her scruples. Well, in case no one had noticed, men are no different.

  • Shhh... I've Got My Period!

    Menstruation: it’s natural so why do we find it taboo?

  • Dealing with your childhood

    We do stuff as adults and say "Oh my god, I am just like my mom or dad." This can be good or bad. Dealing with these feeling can be overwhelming. How do we deal with the bad feelings?

  • The Dichotomy of Me

    My daily and bedroom personalities don't match. What does that say about me? Does it say anything at all?

  • Learning To Love Me

    Never thought I was good enough. Never thought anyone would care about me, let alone love me.

  • You know your boyfriend's been watching porn when...

    Kicking the cliche out of blowjobs

  • Stepping Out Of Our Boxes To Live a Life Without Regret

    After a very rocky childhood with a mother that told me I was not pretty and that I wrecked her life, one controlling marriage, two marriages total, two kids, jobs, and oh wait, did I mention I almost died? A diagnosis that stopped it all, a life changing job, and one murder.

  • Single and Loving It

    When you're in a relationship, there's someone to dress up for, someone to seek admiration from. When you're single, though, what happens when you start to feel less attractive? The solution is a little self love, and it may not be the way you're thinking about.

  • She Plays, He Plays: Jopen Gets Intense

    We’re going to get to one of the craziest sex toys we’ve ever experienced, but first, a quick bit of seemingly disparate, though actually quite relevant Rydell history.

  • Feelin' Sexy, Inside and Out

    You don't have to be a perfect Hollywood bombshell to feel like you're sexy, both in and out of the bedroom.

  • Don’t Be Afraid to Let Someone In

    Pulling away from his kiss, I sat there on my bed — awkward, nervous — just waiting to be rejected. I flinched when he lifted up my shirt, bracing myself for a stifled laugh or a look of disgust. I got neither. His eyes blazed as he placed his hands around my waist and he whispered, "You’re beautiful."

  • A Day in the Life of a Cam Girl: When worlds collide

    The lighting is set, the camera is ready to go live. You are dressed and everything is ready to go...And then your child wakes from a nightmare and is crying for you.

  • Sex Is Like a Drug

    Sex is fantastic, we all know that. But sex has helped me deal with mental issues that have haunted me since I was a teenager. For me, sex is really like a drug, but a nice prescription one, not one you buy on the corner from some shady guy.

  • What's wrong with me?

    After years of feeling down and depressed, wondering what was wrong with me, I've finally come to terms with the fact that my body doesn't work quite the way I would like it to.

  • Summer's here! What to do?

    I always get insecure when summer hits. The fat that I’ve been building up over the winter has to go.

  • Sexy to the Undead

    As odd as this concept might be. I have actually seen some sexy looking zombies. One was in Return Of The Living Dead. This one girl with a punk hair coloring job got turned into a zombie and in one scene is walking fast through some fog and then attacks a homeless guy.

    Did I mention she is pretty much naked?

  • Understanding Desire and Love in the Brain

    In Egyptian mythology, ib or heart portion of the soul was placed on a scale balanced against the Feather of Ma'at. The feather a symbolizing truth, in the judgment of the dead. All of our deeds, sins and contributes laid in the weight of the heart and if heavier then the feather the heart was gobbled by Ammit.

  • The Foreskin: 3 Common Questions about Uncircumcised Penises

    Is one of the reasons circumcision remains popular in America because nobody’s teaching Foreskin 101?

  • SexIs Subjective: Whether thin or fat, the key to our happiness is how we see ourselves and how we feel.

    After a lifetime attempting to love myself despite my rail thin frame, psych meds made me gain 70 lbs and my self esteem sunk. It was now time to love my rolls instead of my bones, which was very confusing to my already damaged psyche, but a little self care goes a long way and now dancing to get fit fills my heart with joy and my muscles with strength.

  • A Day in the Life of a Cam Girl: The Unveiling

    So you want to know what a successful cam girl looks like? You wanna see just what I am made of? This is the line of questioning I have been getting lately, So, Why not. Ok then, Lets get down to the glitter and glam of... ME.

  • In Praise of Uncut Cocks

    One girl, one fetish, and her quest for enlightenment. Am I alone in my love of uncircumcised penises?

  • SexIs Subjective: How Thin is Too Thin?

    Are words of affirmation always positive? What happens when they're used to perpetuate unhealthy lifestyles?

  • SexIs Subjective: How to make sense of fitness and self acceptance as a curvy girl.

    As a size 18-20, how do you both strive for fitness but love the body you are in?

  • A Day in the Life of a Cam Girl: Sex Sells

    If you have read my other articles, you got the details in a perky, upbeat, sometimes sarcastic way. Tonight, it is coming from the other side of me, the depressed single mother that feels like things will never change. This will prove that being a cam girl, or a mom, is not all glam and glitter.

  • 10 Steps to Making Your Own Summer Romance

    When people think of a ‘summer romance,’ a very distinct image comes to mind. You know the one. Two people on a sexual adventure free of hassles, commitment, or drama. Everyone dreams of this at one point or another, but before you start fantasizing about what could be, humor me for a minute.

  • So, you want to be a Cam Girl?

    Lots of requests have been coming in about what it takes to be a cam girl. Well, Let me tell you...

  • Real Women Don't Always Have Curves. And that's OK.

    Between the phrases "thinspiration", "fat is the new skinny", and "real women have curves", there exists the body of every women. Very rarely are we content with our bodies. Most of us see only our flaws and live in an eternal 'the grass is always greener on the other side". These phrases don't help women or promote healthy body image, but simply perpetuate the myth that there is a normal body time that women should aspire to.

  • Feeling Beautiful After Hate

    Have you ever had something happen to make you feel lesser? Many things can lead to this: rape, an abusive relationship, or even just a friend who likes to put you down. Feeling beautiful after that can be a long hard road; it was for me.

  • In Praise of Lingerie

    It seems for most men that what they want most is to see a woman fully nude and ready to do all sorts of unspeakable to them. I'm a bit different. I want a woman to do those unspeakable things to me and with me, but I want her wearing something more than her birthday suit.

  • Orgasms: You're not a freak.

    No one ever told me what a normal orgasm was like, and so I spent years feeling like a freak for the way(s) that I orgasm.

  • Own Your Body—All of It

    These days, a great number of people will probably say it takes a huge fool of a man to tell women what to do with their bodies. Ladies, I'm going to be just that kind of fool right now.

  • 50 Shades of a Cam Whore in love with a Vampire?!?!?

    Warning : This is more of a rant opposed to a stimulating article!

  • Define This: Burlesque

    It is a common misconception that Burlesque performance is the same as stripping or exotic dancing. While they have many similar elements, they are not the same thing.

  • Hyper Aware of Hair Down There?

    What do you do about the hair below your belt?

  • SexIs Subjective: Weight Acceptance

    Weight. Seems like it doesn't matter. You're either too fat or too thin. Is there a happy medium?

  • From Another Perspective (cont.)

    This is a small glimpse into the troubled mind of someone who's never been enough and the struggles faced from having to grow up with a father who had serious sexual dysfunction and never accepted me because of my gender.

  • Ashamed No More

    No two clits are the same just as no two people are the same. Learning about your clit is a very empowering event. Our clit is the root to our female sexuality and just like sexuality the clit is nothing to be ashamed of.

  • SexIs Subjective: Fit is the New You

    Sometimes I feel terrible and feel like I'll always look and feel as I do right now. Other times, in fleeting moments, I can unleash the sexy beast within and look in a mirror to say, “Day-uum!” (Cause ladies, I depend on no one else to get those two syllable damns.) I guess you might call it a semi “Fat Acceptance.”

  • It's Getting Harder to Tell the Girls from the Women...

    The shorts are getting shorter, the tops getting lower. Boobs and butts are rounder and bigger. Heels and mascara and lip gloss abound. Nope, not talking about your girlfriend's girlfriend. I'm talking about the pre-teen next door!

  • How Not to Win Friends and Influence People. Or Get a Date Via the Internet.

    Everyone's had them: rude, ignorant, or downright offensive emails. Usually, I just ignore them. This time, I got mad.

  • SexIs Subjective: Your Body Is Beautiful So You Need to Love Yourself

    If you look around you, everyone comes in different colors, shapes, and sizes. And there is nothing wrong with that at all. But some people aren't comfortable with themselves and that needs to change.

  • Exploring our Sexual Vocabulary: Today’s Word Starts with ‘C’

    The words we use to describe the things we do in bed can say a lot about us, and the society we live in. When we talk sex we usually are talking about something “dirty” or “nasty” or if it drips with raw animal desire, it might even be “filthy.” Why is that?

  • Why does Gender matter?

    A three part examination of Gender Identity in the 21st Century. Or as I like to think of it, I'm going to take your concept of normal and toss it out the window.

  • Why I Hate the Term BBW

    For me, the term BBW is offensive and I'd rather it not be used. There are better ways to talk about ourselves!

  • Lingerie: A must have for confidence

    I believe that everyone deserves to feel sexy, because everyone has something that's sexy about them. The trouble is, a lot of people don't have that confidence. I found my confidence to be sexy through the world of lingerie, and I believe that you can, too! Go on, dive in! You might just find something that'll change your world.

  • A Day in the Life of a Cam Girl : It's all in the Attitude.

    Whether we are talking about Mothers, Cam Whores, or sexual fetishes; it all comes down to attitude. And as much as people believe, attitude is everything. I am here to tell you, you are full of shit. Attitude means nothing if you can't back it up with the rest of you.

  • Equality in Competition: Should We End “Male” and “Female” Categories in Sports?

    Last week, one female Olympic athlete outperformed the men – so perhaps it’s time to ask the ultimate sex-positive sporting question: If we seek a world in which men and women are treated equally, why do we still segregate their sporting competitions?

  • Sexis Subjective: My Body, Not Myself.

    In a effort to not offend, are we making it acceptable to live with an unhealthy lifestyle?

  • SexIs Subjective: Fit is the New...

    How someone looks is a big deal in society. Different phrases and trends in body perception can play a large role in someone's life. Why one phrase is finally getting it right.

  • A Day in the Life of a Cam Girl: Mood Based Pricing

    How can I tell you who I am in the cam world, if you don't know who I am for real. I want to show you everything involved in being a Cam Girl. And by everything, I mean who I am, what I do, and who (and what) I deal with. So from now on, I am going to be doing 3 part articles. I hope you enjoy!

  • Confessions of a Stripper

    When you see her on the stage, she appears to be a sexual animal. She is the nameless face that you desire to make all your dreams come true. She knows how it is done and you are ready for her to teach you. Or can she? Do the girls who make their living by teasing men, making them believe they have all the sexual answers, really know what they like in the bed?

  • EdenFantasys, how I love thee. Let me count the ways.

    Everything that has been positive in my sex life within the last ten months has been because I found a wonderful place called EdenFantasys. EdenFantasys has been the center of my growing sexual confidence, and I am so thankful for stumbling upon them.

  • A follow up on Summer Skin

    Skin protection is important throughout the year but especially in the summer. Are you doing it right? Have you taken all the precautions? How do you know if you're doing it right?

  • SexIs Subjective: When Words Are Not Enough

    When I first read the suggested topic for this month, I thought that I wouldn't have anything to say about the subject. The slogans and phrases mentioned do not really apply to me. However, the more I thought about it, the more I realized that although the phrases did not exactly apply to me, they did make me feel something.

    They made me feel angry.

  • A little BDSM finally helps me to orgasm - followed by lots of "self love!"

    As an older teenager/young adult, I was sexually dysfunctional due to past issues. In addition to thinking masturbation was "disgusting," I also never understood why men found me attractive. It wasn't until a partner tied me down and "made" me orgasm, that I truly realized what I had been missing.

  • The Plastic Vagina

    Vaginal cosmetic surgery is on the rise in both the US and the UK. Why? What is so wrong with a woman's vagina that she needs to go under the knife to change it? What is normal?

  • SexIs Subjective: It'd Be Easier To Love Our Bodies If It Weren't For Other People.

    Everyone wants to love their body, it's just that everyone has a different method. Some accept their body as is, rejecting society's perception of beauty. Others work tirelessly to conform, and still more find a different path. What nearly everyone is saying, through all their work, is that people should stop judging based solely on appearance.

  • I'm Not Fat! I'm P.H.A.T! (Pancreas Hurts All the Time!)

    People come up with all sorts of slogans to make themselves feel accepted within our chaotic society. Does any of this have any negative effects on a bed-ridden 24-year old woman? Hell no it doesn't!

  • SexIs Subjective: It's YOUR Body.

    Controversial movements like ‘fat acceptance’ or ‘pro-ana’ leave me feeling confused. How can they ask for acceptance of their bodies while at the same time bringing others down because of theirs?

  • SexIs Subjective: Body Image vs. Conformity

    Joining a group is all about finding individuals with similar thoughts to your own. When the group’s main subject is weight and body image, should the thoughts of others really be used to create your own?

  • Is Porn Cheating? And Who Gets to Decide?

    There’s this idea going around sex-positive circles that watching porn isn’t cheating. Someone, usually a woman, will say she’s uncomfortable with her boyfriend’s porn consumption, and feels that he is cheating on her. And she gets smacked down, told in every reply that she needs to get over her insecurities and let her man be a man.

  • A day in the life of a Cam Girl: Welcome to my world!

    Hello, My name is Lillie. How can I serve your credit card today?

  • Respect for the Small Soldier

    I am asking you today to give a respectful salute to a soldier who has gone on many a mission, sometimes grueling and even dangerous ones, to bring pleasure to couples, threesomes and moresomes in whatever rooms we may choose to rut and copulate. He’s lean and helmeted, often with a functional but flimsy hood over his helmet, but he has a tough job sometimes. Also, he makes mistakes. But let us treat him with dignity, and allow me to help you understand him a bit better.

  • From Raped And Repressed, To Rabbit Aficionado: A Tale Of Redemption Through EdenFantasys.

    It took me twelve years to mentally and emotionally recover my sexual health after being raped the first time I had sex. It took another six years for me to find a trustworthy man with whom I could explore my newfound sexuality. And the healing all started with an ad in the back of Cosmopolitan magazine and a vibrator from EdenFantasys.

  • When A Website Changes It All

    We didn't expect our life to be thrown for a loop after having a baby. What we expected even less was for a website to turn it all around for us.

  • Pinks and Blues. Colors are Colors.

    Makeup, Videogames, Nail Polish, Cookbook, Cologne. I bet you know which sex each of these items belong with.

  • What Makes A Girl Feel Sexy? (“?” Being the Operative Punctuation)

    The sofa was pleather. And so were the girls.

  • Summer Pleasure: Is “Fat Acceptance” Just As Dangerous as “Thinspiration”?

    “Thinspiration” – images meant to inspire anorexics in their pursuit of skinniness – are no doubt dangerous. But is the pursuit of “acceptance” for being dangerously overweight any better?

  • How They Touch Me

    I remember holding my boyfriend’s hand in high school. There were ways our fingers fit, over and under, woven together, that felt right, and other ways that just felt…weird.

  • Sex and Pregnancy: Trimester Two

    My second trimester started out with a bang. Two, to be exact.

  • Body Image and Sex: Are they related?

    Body confidence is a huge issue when it comes to being sexual. Study after study, in all areas of the globe, continue to show that more than half of women are concerned about their body image. Many men are affected by this as well, with gay men showing even higher rates of body dissatisfaction than women.

  • Scent-uality, Aural Sex and Beastly Boys

    Studies about how the nose weighs in on mating also have the potential to uncover the workings of some of our most primitive mating behaviors. Which can go a long way in explaining how we sometimes we find ourselves in the strange predicament of being aroused by a “Beast”.

  • Can a white, middle-aged, heterosexual mom of two be “Two-Spirited”?

    As her understanding of gender and sexuality have transformed, the author realizes that it’s going to take more than an understanding of biology to answer an age old question: Is it a boy or a girl?

  • Sexy Me on My Terms

    None of that is what makes me feel sexy. Yes, I love sexy lingerie, and relaxing, but that’s not what makes me feel at my sexiest. The number one thing that makes me feel the sexiest is when I am with my friends having a good time.

  • Size Matters

    I’ve been hearing a lot about the fat acceptance movement. Many people are touting it, and it seems that if you suggest that many people in the United States (and elsewhere, especially in the Western world) are overweight and that it’s a bad thing overall, it makes you a discriminatory, judgmental jerk.

  • Being Ken is as Hard as Being Barbie: Why Body Image is a Male Problem, Too

    Some so-called feminists would have us believe that “body image” is an almost exclusively female problem. It isn’t. Men face an equal, and perhaps greater, challenge measuring up to today’s physical standards.

  • Devil's Advocate: Birth Certificates and Transgender

    Should Transgender People be Able to Change the Sex on Their Birth Certificates?

    Recently, SexIs featured a story about three transgender people in New York City suing to have the sex on their birth certificates changed — normally forbidden unless they’ve had reconstructive surgery.

  • The Lap Dance

    As a happily married woman who had spent a considerable amount of time learning how to do a striptease, I figured it was high time to go see the real thing. Yes, Virginia—it’s time to find out what really goes on at the strip club!

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