weekly dispatches by maude® on modern intimacy through the arts, culture, science, and relationships.

a case for getting busy in the bathroom. a case for getting busy in the bathroom.

a case for getting busy in the bathroom.

The tub might be the best place for a next-level tête-à-tête. 

a case for getting busy in the bathroom.

The tub might be the best place for a next-level tête-à-tête. 

A guide to scent layering. A guide to scent layering.

A guide to scent layering.

Layer up to build a sensory signature. 

A guide to scent layering.

Layer up to build a sensory signature. 

LGBTQ+ inclusive sex education: addressing the gaps LGBTQ+ inclusive sex education: addressing the gaps

LGBTQ+ inclusive sex education: addressing the gaps

Sex education in the US is dangerously vanilla. Only 38 states mandate sex education. Only 10 states and DC require education on sexual orientation. Four states allow only negative information...

LGBTQ+ inclusive sex education: addressing the gaps

Sex education in the US is dangerously vanilla. Only 38 states mandate sex education. Only 10 states and DC require education on sexual orientation. Four states allow only negative information...

Debunking myths about asexuality. Debunking myths about asexuality.

Debunking myths about asexuality.

Challenging assumptions, promoting diversity, and acknowledging the spectrum of identities within the community. The term “asexuality” is defined as a “lack of sexual attraction.” This description, in its simplicity, leaves...

Debunking myths about asexuality.

Challenging assumptions, promoting diversity, and acknowledging the spectrum of identities within the community. The term “asexuality” is defined as a “lack of sexual attraction.” This description, in its simplicity, leaves...

queer cinema. queer cinema.

queer cinema.

From real LQBTQ love stories to historically set fiction, add these to your queue. 

queer cinema.

From real LQBTQ love stories to historically set fiction, add these to your queue. 

masturbation as healthy practice. masturbation as healthy practice.

masturbation as healthy practice.

Debunking Myths and Embracing Pleasure for Health and Well-being

masturbation as healthy practice.

Debunking Myths and Embracing Pleasure for Health and Well-being

Why Abstinence-Only Sex Ed is not the answer. Why Abstinence-Only Sex Ed is not the answer.

Why Abstinence-Only Sex Ed is not the answer.

The United States leads in pushing abstinence but has the highest rates of teen pregnancy and STDs.

Why Abstinence-Only Sex Ed is not the answer.

The United States leads in pushing abstinence but has the highest rates of teen pregnancy and STDs.

The power of ritual for building intimacy.

transforming everyday rituals into moments of connection.

What even is vanilla sex? What even is vanilla sex?

What even is vanilla sex?

Challenging stereotypes and embracing sexual diversity.

What even is vanilla sex?

Challenging stereotypes and embracing sexual diversity.

Mutual shaving as foreplay. Mutual shaving as foreplay.

Mutual shaving as foreplay.

Can shared grooming deepen sensual bonds?

Mutual shaving as foreplay.

Can shared grooming deepen sensual bonds?

A maudern body language explainer.

How, when, and if you should read the signs.

what makes cruise ships so sexy?

Unpacking romance on the open seas.

cultural history of pubic hair. cultural history of pubic hair.

cultural history of pubic hair.

So where did our wax on, wax off mentality come from?

cultural history of pubic hair.

So where did our wax on, wax off mentality come from?

what is the male g-spot? what is the male g-spot?

what is the male g-spot?

Everything you need to know about the underrated erogenous zone.

what is the male g-spot?

Everything you need to know about the underrated erogenous zone.

can you actually feel your partner’s orgasms?

Addressing the age-old, oft-posed query: “Did you come?”

what is a sex therapist? what is a sex therapist?

what is a sex therapist?

Your sexual wellbeing is an essential part of wellness overall.

what is a sex therapist?

Your sexual wellbeing is an essential part of wellness overall.

a history of queer printed erotica.

Mags and their digital descendants.

at what age are people having the most sex?

Sex recessions and the generational divide, examined.