Three twenty-somethings on how couples therapy strengthened their relationships—both with themselves and their partners.
We’re not averse to getting down and dirty. But there’s one major exception to this: your sex toys.
If you’ve somehow transcended hookup culture until now, this guide will help you navigate the minefield of non-monogamy.
"Mimi is a mood-setter; an acme of sensuality. It purrs softly but surely. It beckons amorously from its box."
"Maybe we can’t apply a single universal language to sex, but we all know what it’s like to internalise a yearning. To build a story around the things we...
"Staying “relevant” is not something I try to think about...I feel like it is a slippery slope to start trying to reflect people’s own consciousness back at them."
One instructional masturbation video at a time.
"Own your sexuality... The most radical thing you can do is ask for what you need and want.”
"Birth is a time of innate strength, empowerment and womanhood, which I feel has been hidden from many mothers and replaced by seeds of fear, doubt and compliance."
"What I love the most about science is how it shows the biological mechanisms through which our ‘gut feelings’ and mental state affect the rest of our bodies. I feel...
"Whatever your choice, make sure to hang a DANGER! HIGH VOLTAGE sign on your door. You’ll thank me later."
"I admire women with the courage to stand up for themselves and speak their minds, and make things happen, and create freely. I also appreciate loyalty and sisterhood."
"If you feel safe, enjoy your body and take up space with your sexuality. Find people and communities and spaces that support and celebrate this. You don’t have...
Behold, one of the most important (and fun) decisions of your life!
"Cute but powerful, the Eva II makes for the perfect it’s-a-present-for-you-but-really-I-can-use-it-too kinda gift. "
"When I opened my mind up to the craft of floristry, it was like entering a parallel world of wonder."
The most exciting thing to happen to my vagina since I quit waxing back in 2014.
Meet Keri: a vibrator by Svakom, a multi-award-winning toy brand powered by insight from real women.
Welcome to the stage your most adaptable pleasure protagonists.
We cordially pronounce We-Vibe the best addition to your sock drawer.
"Erotica turns me on like nothing else; I love trawling vintage bookstores for paperbacks that fit in my purse."
"No one is perfect, and I think embracing that makes for something really magic."
"It’s a great present if you want to talk about sex and symbolism. Leave a couple of pages open and you’re guaranteed a sexy message from your lover."
"I don’t take myself too seriously, but I’m also partial to someone with great style. That really turns me on."
"Cue Burning Man, polyamorous sex parties in penthouses, orgasmic meditation, oh my!"
Call it self-care, self-love, or just your right to feel good. Jil's Olivia vibrator is here to prove that pleasure doesn’t discriminate.
"It’s survived 12 house moves and numerous spillages of vino rosso, and continues to take pride of place on my coffee table 10 years after purchase."
Your new favourite writer on anonymity, backseat sex, and the link between putting the pedal to the metal and having an orgasm.
"There’s no reason for women to feel abnormal if they’re unable to find it—but there’s no reason we can’t have fun looking, right?"
"My body feeling juicy and open after dancing, self-pleasure, and good sex. Hot skin being consumed by cold ocean water. Dressing up for a lover."
Reviving our book club series with the mind behind your new favourite Instagram account.
“Pleasure for me is completely forgetting about my surroundings and just focusing on the moment.”
A two-minute exercise could improve your sex life.
"I’ve always had a hand fetish. Long, thick, veiny, strong hands are incredibly sexy to me."
The model and embroidery maven talks pheromones, lingerie, and having her neck kissed.
"The clitoral stimulator (the 'ear') bends softly to my shape when inserted, and, with some digital stimulation to hit the spot, was an intense but welcome addition."
"Normal for me is alternating between lovemaking, quick sex, very rough sex, dirty sex, and, of course, sex with myself."
"As a category of porn, squirting is rated third most popular in Australia, and in the UK, it's banned—for being too much fun, presumably."
"A deep, hot, reverberating earthquake, without the civilian deaths."
"Next minute, I was swivelling my hips as I vacuumed, keen to keep the sensation."
"I like the straight-up sexy stuff—old Playboy magazines, how someone moves their mouth, how willing they are to play the game."
The power of a fragrance to spur a coming-of-age moment.
The deuxieme instalment of our Par Femme Book Club unfolds the pickings of the deeply committed reader and writer.
"The idea that sex workers must be an 'easy lay' is hilariously wrong. Why have average sex with a stranger when I could be paid for that?"
"We are incredible if we allow ourselves to be the flowers that we are—soft yet strong, feminine yet masculine."
We caught up with the the California-based designer to talk sexiness, how self-love should precede all other forms, and, yes, underwear.
In honour of all the strong, resilient, talented women in our lives and in the world.
As with a wordless glance, a lot can be said with the scant strokes of line drawings. Sydney artist Alice Cherry lent us hers to create the PF X Alice Cherry...
A safe space for well-read women to reveal the titillating, back-arching, lascivious literature that's been ruling their worlds.