NSFW Sunday Is So Sunburned

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!

Daisy Ducati and Ella Nova, about to kiss topless on a bed

Daisy Ducati and Ella Nova in Crash Pad Series episode 186

Here’s how to have tidier period sex:

“There are a lot of ways you can reduce the mess from period sex, or even avoid it entirely. First, you can choose to have sex that doesn’t involve the vagina, so you can keep a tampon or menstrual cup in. You can have your partner rub your clitoris, you two can mutually masturbate (with you focusing on your clitoris), or you can have anal sex. You could also choose another sexual activity that lets you leave your tampon or cup in, like dry-humping.

For another no-mess option, you can wear a diaphragm or certain brands of menstrual cups for penetrative sex. If you’re simply removing your pad, tampon, or cup for sex, there are still mess-reduction tactic you can take. You could have sex in the shower for easy clean-up, or simply lay down a towel on your bed (or, if you’ve got cash to spend, a period sex blanket). If you do get blood everywhere, you can treat a period blood stain with cold water and stain remover.”

Barbary Rose and Rion Rhodes

Barbary Rose and Rion Rhodes in Crash Pad Series episode 277

Here’s what it means to be on the asexuality spectrum for three people, one of whom says:

“‘The more I read about it, the more I realized what a broad spectrum it is,’ she says. ‘I was like, ‘This makes so much sense. This is exactly what I am.” The confusions started to lift as she continued to read about the array of asexual people.

She realized that her feelings about sex were common, and that it was OK to feel differently about it at different times; in fact, it was pretty common. ‘Because of sex aversion, I had never considered asexuality for myself,’ she tells Allure. ‘I think of it in waves. There are times when I’m very indifferent to sex. I’m not repulsed by the idea, it’s just ‘whatever’ to me. Then there are times when I am more interested in wanting to have sex, so I’m closer to gray-ace in that regard.'”

Chocolate Chip and Emperatrix and foodplay

Chocolate Chip and Emperatrix in Crash Pad Series episode 278

Tinder’s gender options are finally improving slightly, I guess because Pride.

Enjoy these sweaty summer sex strategies.

Slutbot is a bot that will teach you how to sext, theoretically.

Here are a few non-monogamous couples’ dating apps.

Here’s what Venus in Gemini means for your summer fling.

Lindsay Cin and Valentine

Lindsay Cin and Valentine in Crash Pad Series episode 276

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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2 Comments

  1. Love these links, especially hot sweaty sex, there’s something about the heat that just turns me on so much.

    But the real reason I came here was… the orange in crashpad ep. 278.

    I mean.

    The association with the offering of oranges to one’s cat while making Vegan Orange Almond Cheesecake for Shavuot was just too striking. If I can make an offering of oranges à la crashpad 278 I am so there for it. I’m sure my cat will be annoyed at the change in … but whatever.

    Feel free to make all the puns you want, I’m off to the organic produce section of my grocery store bye

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