NSFW Lesbosexy Sunday Is Watching Scary Movies

Feature image of Byron DuBois and Daizy Blaze in Crash Pad Series episode 296. 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!

Maggie McMuffin and Tender Furiosa

Maggie McMuffin and Tender Furiosa in Crash Pad Series episode 295

Want to fuck when you watch scary movies? Here’s why:

“Your horror-induced horniness has a lot to do with your body’s physiological response to fear, explains Dr. Holly Richmond, PhD, a somatic psychologist and certified sex therapist. Typically, when we’re scared. Our body has a few natural and hormonal responses. Our adrenaline and cortisol levels go up, and our blood goes to our extremities. Richmond explains that all this also happens when we’re aroused.

‘When we’re scared our blood naturally is pulled to our extremities, so that we can run faster,’ Richmond says. ‘When we’re turned on, the blood flows to our genitals… Cortisol levels go up both when we’re scared, and when we’re in aroused, specifically in situations with new partners, or when there’s a novel aspect to sex.'”

Bambi Belle and Denali Winter

Bambi Belle and Denali Winter in Crash Pad Series episode 280

Thinking of getting into wax play or just, like, seasonal ambiance? Here’s how to get candle wax out of stuff after.

The best way to sleep is alone.

At Oh Joy Sex Toy, AyCee wrote about how deciding to get sterilized allowed them to feel more confident in their sex life.

Also at Oh Joy Sex Toy, if you’re a trans person on T and the Buck Off is too big for your bits, the Kiss-X could be a better fit.

Golden Curlz and Vivienne Vai

Golden Curlz and Vivienne Vai in Crash Pad Series episode 273

The sex glow is real. Here’s why:

“We have two chemicals in particular to thank for our postcoital bliss. ‘When we orgasm, our brain is awash with dopamine and oxytocin, two of nature’s most powerful feel-good chemicals,’ Engle explains. ‘Dopamine is our brain’s rewards chemical. Oxytocin is known as the ‘love hormone’ or ‘cuddle hormone.’ It’s gotten its nickname because this brain chemical contributes to feelings or love or closeness to a romantic or sexual partner. The afterglow is one of the reasons we love sexual gratification so much — it feels really, really good!'”

Byron DuBois and Daizy Blaze

Byron DuBois and Daizy Blaze in Crash Pad Series episode 296

Don’t send that text, you know, the one you really want to send but will probably immediately regret? Or rather, text it to yourself instead:

“Type whatever you want—like, really go for it — and send the text to yourself. This works on several levels. You get to absolutely unload in the typing field, you receive the dopamine hit that accompanies the word “Delivered” popping up beneath your blue bubble, the subsequent dopamine hit of your phone buzzing (with the text from yourself), and the ultimate satisfaction that you didn’t blow your emotional wad for no reason at all.”

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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