By Courtney Avery

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My name is Courtney Avery. I have a Masters of Public Health, am a yoga teacher, and a birth doula. I am passionate about empowering people through health education.

I believe the more you know and understand your body, the better decisions you’ll be able to make to improve your overall health and wellbeing. I learned the conventional way to educate people about sex and disease prevention, which is very important. However, I found that many sexual health education models can be intimidating and fear-provoking, or encourage you to disconnect from the experience of pleasure. Think of the sex ed…


An interview with Citra Benazir

Meet Citra Benzair, founder of Pleasure Girls and Tis The Lyfe, and activist for women’s rights, pleasure, education and literacy. Citra is also a facilitator at the My Sex Bio Studio!

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MSB: I’d love for you to introduce yourself to our readers if you could. And say a bit about the projects you’re working on; Tis the Lyfe, Pleasure Girls, etc.

CB: I’m Citra Benazir, mostly known as my Instagram handle @thearticbenazir. I am 24 years old and am from Jakarta, Indonesia. My background is in diplomacy and international relations and I’m active in the world of activism. I started…


An interview with Dr. Lexx Brown-James

Meet Dr. Lexx Brown-James, a sexologist who is on a mission to break through stigmas and misconceptions in order to help people live their most pleasure-filled lives.

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MSB: Can you introduce yourself to our readers? Who are you, what do you do and what are your passions?

LBJ: I’m Dr. Lexx (She|Her|Dr) and I’m a sexologist who helps couples build, maintain and perpetuate intimacy. As an LMFT and the #couplesclinician I treat couples as a system and my main client is the relationship. …


An interview with Dr. Rachel Allyn

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MSG: Can you introduce yourself to our readers? Where are you located, and what do you do?

RA: Hello, I’m Rachel Allyn, but Ray Ray to my nephew and best friend; Rake to my childhood friends; and Dr. Allyn or Dr. Rachel to my clients. I’m located in Minneapolis, MN, and spend my winters in Los Angeles, Hawaii, and tropical destinations leading wellness retreats.

I’m a holistic psychologist, pleasure expert, yoga teacher, and writer. As a holistic psychologist, I blend Western medicine with Eastern philosophy and integrate the mind with the body. I see my role as helping clients do…


An Interview with ShaVaughn Elle

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MSB: You mention in your biography that you are on a mission to unpack our distorted sexual lens. Can you explain what that distortion is and why it exists? How can we start to unpack it so that we can connect more truthfully to our sexuality?

SE: A distorted sexual lens is rooted in patriarchal views, weaponized spirituality and religion, respectability politics, and anything separate from what your soul calls you to express. Distorted views of sexuality exist, specifically for those who operate in their feminine energy. …


An Interview with Kim the Vagina Coach

Meet Kim, the Vagina Coach, an educator who uses exercise to help people recover from and prevent pelvic floor issues.

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MSB: First, I’d love to hear a little about you! Where are you located, and how did you get involved with pelvic floor coaching?


By Nina Lee Bennett

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Photo Credit Link: Photo by Icons8 Team on Unsplash

“Pink or Blue?”

This is the opening question of a video I came across a few months ago — a simple question representing an entire system of gender construction present in our society.

Before we are even born, we bear the stereotypical role of our gender, defined by societies over time. You are either a girl or a boy. And every gender comes with a set of responsibilities, freedoms, and expectations.

But is this division real? Is it relevant? Can separation in these categories contribute to the natural expression of our sexual identity?

Stereotypes are oversimplified ideas over a thing…


By Nina Lee Bennett

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Photo by Mark Basarab on Unsplash

A couple of years ago, I organized a month-long stay in Bali, Indonesia. I was going through a rough period in my professional and personal life, and the idea of escaping for a while to a spiritual sanctuary sounded wonderful. I arrived in the tropical paradise very excited and committed to doing some intense inner work and healing.

In that time of immense questioning and experimentation through various spiritual and awakening techniques and methods, I decided to book an astrology reading. I wasn’t new to astrology as I had been reading and studying it for many years prior. …


A poem by Amon Elise

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White Cishet Tinder Bio

Should read

Looking to date responsibly from a distance. Expect fancy Uber eats deliveries to your home and virtual romance. I empathize with your status in this country while recognizing the amount of effort it will take to dismantle the system that categorically benefits me. Challenge accepted. Yes fats. Yes femmes. Black lives matter.

Instead reads

Won’t ask you to take off your skin
Before entering the bedroom
But will expect you to see
My privilege as the emperor’s new clothes
We will ride everything else
But the elephant in the room
Mask optional

Oh. That’s…


By Nina Lee Bennett

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Photo by Clark Tibbs on Unsplash

What pops into your mind when you hear the word Feminism? Do you think of women burning their bras? Do you imagine women occupying high ranked positions in the government and private companies? Do you see independent women who refuse to settle in an unfit environment? Indeed, these are some of the expressions of modern feminism.

However, the real question is, do you think of any man when talking about feminism?

Britannica defines the word “feminism” as the belief in the political, economic and social equality of the sexes. But feminism is not a gender issue; it is a social…

My Sexual Biography

Sex education for the 21st century.

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