NSFW Lesbosexy Sunday Is Supporting Local Sex Shops

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Adina and Saffron

Adina and Saffron in Crash Pad Series episode 303

Sex shops are getting hard hit by the pandemic, as Hey Epiphora reports:

“In this new reality of stay-at-home orders, sex shops that relied on foot traffic must now rethink their priorities. Many have weighed the pros and cons of laying off employees to enable workers to collect unemployment. ‘If we are closed for eight weeks, we don’t have enough money in the bank to pay both staff salaries and health insurance,’ said Jacq Jones, owner of Sugar in Baltimore. ‘We picked going to unemployment now and keeping health insurance.'”

Halo the GxdBody and La Muxer Diosa

Halo the GxdBody and La Muxer Diosa in Crash Pad Series episode 305

We talked about this on Thursday, but don’t forget — donate to black trans sex worker survival kits.

Sex workers can and should request pandemic relief.

Here’s how the porn world is helping fight coronavirus.

When everyone (it seems) is horny on main, who is actually horny on main? What does “horny” even mean?

Here are some non-boring ideas on what to do with a crush or partner while stuck at home.

Sex ed is changing during quarantine.

Chocolate Chip and Emperatrix

Chocolate Chip and Emperatrix in Crash Pad Series episode 278

Zoom cares more about policing sex parties than it does about addressing Zoomboming.

Should you see a partner you don’t live with right now? (There are no loopholes.)

Fuck it, get a lower back tattoo.

Dylan Ryan and T.Pfister

Dylan Ryan and T.Pfister in Crash Pad Series episode 306

Medical fetishists are donating gear to hospitals, including this one California company.

It’s okay if you’ve experienced some lockdown FOMO. It’s also okay if you don’t want to text all day.

Are dating apps even worth it right now?

Can sex help with allergies? What about stress?

Here’s why some women pay for sex.

Ask Polly gave some advice to someone wondering whether to break up with their girlfriend in quarantine:

” All I can say is that everything is different, so maybe it’s time to try something different for a change. Maybe it’s time to slow down and ask better questions.

What’s your fantasy of the ideal way two people could spend two months locked up together? What could I say that would change everything? Can you imagine getting exactly what you need from another person? What would that feel like? What’s missing now? What do you think I’m confused about?

Do you have enough space to be who you want to be with me?

Am I asking the right questions? What do you want to tell me? Do you still want us to grow together? Do you still think it’s possible?

Sometimes human connection isn’t that complicated. Sometimes it’s just about stepping back and asking the other person: What do I mean to you? What do you see in me? Why do you think we landed here?”

If you do break up, here’s how to handle it.

Carolyn Yates was formerly the NSFW Editor (2013–2018) and Literary Editor for Autostraddle.com. Her writing has appeared in Nylon, Refinery29, The Toast, Bitch, Xtra!, Jezebel, and elsewhere. She lives in Los Angeles by way of Montreal and Toronto. Find her on twitter or instagram.

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