NSFW Lesbosexy Sunday Knows an Orgy Is a State of Mind

Feature image of Scout and Lew Pine in Crash Pad Series episode 227. 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.

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Adina Powers and Scout

Adina Powers and Scout in Crash Pad Series episode 286

You can have really hot sex all by yourself. If not now, when?:

“It’s a strange time to try to add novelty to any sexual relationship, including the one you have with yourself. Getting off (however you’re doing it) might feel sort of stale and predictable at the moment: It’s more difficult than usual to hook up with other people, and people might be either isolated from or spending way more time than usual with their partners. That’s where you come in—all on your own. Whether or not you’re having sex with other people, reconfiguring your masturbation habits can make things feel fresher and just… better, in general.

Maybe your masturbation routine is great and you wouldn’t change a thing about it. But if you’re longing for sexual variety of any kind, feeling slightly bored, or missing the variety of having sex with strangers, this is a great time to experiment. You don’t need a partner to try out a new position, discover a new fantasy, or otherwise introduce yourself to parts of sex you’re curious about.”

Blair and Megan Reeves

Blair and Megan Reeves in Crash Pad Series episode 279

The sexual wellness industry is one of the few to explode (in a good way) during the pandemic:

“For many people, investing in sexual wellness at a time like this is a way to “put themselves in focus and drive forward,” says Guido Campello, the creative director and co-CEO of lingerie retailer and brand Journelle. Gaddy-Dalrymple explains that unexpected isolation has allowed some the opportunity to reconnect with their bodies without the burden of typical life distractions. Perhaps that exploration is why this global industry is expected to reach $40 billion in revenue by 2025, according to market research firm Arizton.”

Kissy Burgundy and Cinnamon Maxxine

Kissy Burgundy and Cinnamon Maxxine in Covid Edition: Kissy Burgundy

Unpopular (?) opinion: Don’t say “I love you” during sex.

Here’s what’s up with the stress response cycle.

Here’s what’s up with the downfall of orgasm cult OneTaste.

Izel the Alpha and Puppy Chulo

Izel the Alpha and Puppy Chulo in Crash Pad Series episode 289

Normalize talking about crushes, even in monogamous relationships:

“As Moraya Seeger DeGeare, a therapist and co-founder of BFF Therapy, a counseling center in Beacon, New York, likes to tell her clients: “You will feel attracted to things. That doesn’t mean anything bad is happening.” What it does mean is that you’re a human being experiencing the world around you. She compared attraction to walking into a bakery and smelling muffins. It would be weird to pretend the muffins didn’t smell delicious, or that you didn’t notice them. Why, then, are we inclined to pretend we don’t notice that other people are attractive?”

Carolyn Yates was the NSFW Editor (2013–2018) and Literary Editor for Autostraddle.com, with bylines in Nylon, Refinery29, The Toast, Bitch, Xtra!, Jezebel, and elsewhere. They live in Los Angeles and also on twitter and instagram.

Carolyn has written 1087 articles for us.

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