Feature image of Daisy Ducati and Ella Nova in Crash Pad Series episode 186. All of the photographs in this NSFW Sunday are from the Crash Pad. The inclusion of a visual here should not be interpreted as an assertion of the model’s gender identity or sexual orientation. If you’re a photographer or model and think your work would be a good fit for NSFW Sunday, please email carolyn at autostraddle dot com.
Welcome to NSFW Sunday!
Sex after covid: what do we know?:
“Research around COVID’s effect on sexuality is nearly non-existent, and most of what’s been studied revolves around not spreading it during sex (glory holes) and how quarantine impacts libido and relationships (poorly). Save for some limited research around erectile dysfunction — which many experts believe should be added to COVID’s official list of symptoms — little is known about the way the virus affects the sex lives of those who survive it, and discussions are just now starting to be had about the changes to libido and sensation it can bring.”
Polyamory is messy, joyful, and not for the faint of heart, writes Sarah Youngblood Gregory at Salty:
“Non-monogamy is learning to say yes again and again. It is learning to say no again and again. It is learning to tell the difference between what is expected and what is felt.”
Check out these erotic feminist comic books.
Here are some dating trend predictions for 2021.
Can you age out of being able to orgasm? (No.) (And also orgasms aren’t the same thing as good sex.)
What’s it like to be divorced but stuck living together during the pandemic?
I loved these period sex portraits.
How do circadian rhythms impact sex?:
“There’s little to no evidence that attraction is based on shared sleep-wake cycles, and circadian rhythms function nothing like one’s natural musk (i.e., there’s no innate impulse that attracts night owls to other night owls). But that doesn’t mean there’s no such thing as sleep compatibility, and how well a couple matches in that department can have a big effect.”