For Black Women, Enjoying Sex is a Revolutionary Act of Resistance

Last year, I saw the Academy Award-winning movie by director Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, based on the true story of Solomon Northup, a free Black man kidnapped and sold into slavery in the mid-19th century. The movie presents the most honest, albeit heartbreaking, portrayals of American slavery that we’ve ever seen on film, and […]

Giving Enthusiastic Consent To Sex Is a Must!

There has been quite a bit of discussion recently about the idea of “enthusiastic consent” as it relates to engaging in sexual activity, and honestly, it’s about time. In recent years, we’ve witnessed a surge in discussions about sexual assault and debates about whether or not no really means no. Congressmen have questioned the legitimacy of “rape,” and […]

Conjugal Visits: Everything You Thought You Knew Is Wrong

arlier this month, the state of Mississippi decided to end conjugal visitation for its prisoners; the program budget and the creation of more single parents are the primary reasons. In the United States, only a few states currently allow “conjugal visits,” or visitation designed to allow privacy between spouses for the purposes of fostering intimacy, which may or […]

Masters of Sex Research via @ebonymag

If we’re going to talk about sex, we ought to know something about sex, right? As someone who’s been writing about sex and sexuality for a few years now, I’ve grown accustomed to conducting my own research to find answers to various related questions. I continue to educate myself in an effort to increase my knowledge […]

Caught In The Digital Act via @Ebonymag

These days, it is nearly impossible to go a full week without reading stories about people getting caught cheating on their partners and spouses. Famous people are either making headlines on celebrity gossip blogs and entertainment magazines or non-celebrity folks are being “exposed” on social media like Twitter and Facebook. We see screenshots of “evidence,” usually […]

#TalkLikeSex @Ebonymag Future Sext Love Sounds

Imagine yourself stuck in a boring board meeting or history class and, after feeling your phone vibrate, you discover a text: “I can’t stop thinking about the last time we were sweaty and hanging off of the bed…” Next thing you know, you’re uncomfortably fidgeting in your chair having flashbacks of an amazing time. It buzzes […]

#TalkLikeSex @Ebonymag Is a Safe Sex Tape Possible?

Do you remember when you first heard about reality star Kim Kardashian? Maybe you became familiar by watching one of her TV shows, or maybe you know her as the woman who bore hip-hop artist Kanye West his first child. Many (most?) of us were introduced to her when her sex tape with R&B singer Ray […]