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From 12th-century Asia to today's fitness studios, the art form has traveled to the mainstream.

From Sisqo to Victoria's Secret, there's a long-standing lust for this cheek-baring lingerie.

Your genetic makeup is a window to your future health. It's also your most precious asset.

It's time to lose those clothes: Stripping down may be one way to boost your sexual well-being.

Tough economic times impact every profession, but like always, adult entertainment will survive.

Let's walk through the history of men's undergarments.

The pharmaceutical industry and HIV/AIDS activism influence the FDA approval process.

How the merkin has evolved: From medieval sex workers to modern-day movie stars.

Social media offers performers more agency, control and freedom than they've ever had before.

Unwanted appearances—even when you're asleep—don't always mean you're hung up on someone.

Paternalistic attitudes only sabotage an already marginalized community.

While many monarchs promoted abstinence, they didn't exactly practice what they preached.

Against many obstacles, people involved in sex work are fighting to manage their own safety.

Renowned for debauchery and penis obsession, their escapades were more complex than that.

These residences weren't just a '60s phenomenon. An intentional community may be near you today.

The U.S. campaign against substance use has morphed over the past 50 years.

For people without the physical affection they need, touch practitioners can come to the rescue.

Spontaneous posting can have long-term consequences, so control what you share online.

A centuries-old stigma about the industry persists, but proponents hold out hope for progress.

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Birds do it, bees do it. So why shouldn't people with disabilities do it?

Necessity may be the mother of invention, but pleasure is the unsung motivator of progress.

The holiday's origins are as murky as they are unromantic.

Make the most of this romantic holiday, even when you're stuck at home.

Wherever you have wet, naked people in close quarters, sex is happening too. Guaranteed.

It's 2022, and we want to look beautiful all over—even where the sun don't shine.

A dancer discusses the highlights and challenges of her profession.

Being subjected to public masturbation can have lasting effects.

Smart devices are in many homes, on our bodies and a part of countless daily routines.

Sex toys—or 'immoral rubber goods'—were once as illegal as they were popular.

On various sites, men can typically let a nip slip, but for other identities, it's not so easy.

When doctors focus on the wrong part of their patient, trust begins to deteriorate.

Taking a peek inside the world of 'smut merchant' Harriet Sugarcookie.

Despite some progress, discrimination continues to play out in sexual healthcare.

While we're 'getting back to normal,' consider adding these recent practices to your lifestyle.

With doors shut and online censors tight, small businesses learned to adapt.

Sex workers had no involvement in state laws written about them—now they aim to rewrite them.

You want to look your best, but there are costs to getting the perfect selfie.

Expectations of masculine or feminine posture are outdated and harmful for both body and psyche.

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A deeper dive into the types of plastic surgery men get and why.

From Freud’s primal scene to fear of death, it’s not just ‘ageism’ at play here.

The world of modern medicine presents several options to tighten your waist.

Many say the announcement is a step in the right direction but no silver bullet.

It’s said life imitates art. If that was true of sex lives the world would be a weirder place.

Both fillers and fat transfers can plump up and fill out your face. Which one is right for you?

Loss of elastic tissue causes skin to sag. Nonsurgical skin tightening is an appealing remedy.

Dermal fillers may provide a more youthful appearance by temporarily plumping the skin and lips.

It may seem like everyone is doing it nowadays, but cosmetic surgery is still a major decision.

If you're searching for the truth about Botox injections, read on.

Consumer-based genetic testing is adding a new wrinkle to the issue of sperm-donor privacy.

Full and round are features some women desire for their derriere. Brazilian butt lifts deliver.

Cosmetic surgery criticism stems from outdated attitudes and stereotypes. Own your decision.

Medical tourism promises plastic surgery at a lower cost, but it's not without risk.

A journey of ancestral discovery can have some unwanted detours but a rewarding destination.

Know what you’re putting in your body, and what to do to make it most effective.