Charyn Pfeuffer

Charyn Pfeuffer is a versatile print and digital writer specializing in food, travel and sex-positive topics. Over the past two decades, her work has appeared in more than 100 media outlets including Delta Sky, Marie Claire, National Geographic Traveler, Playboy, Refinery29, The Globe and Mail, The Washington Post, Thrillist and Travel + Leisure. She lives in Seattle with her rescue dog.

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Betty Dodson died on October 31, 2020, but the gifts of pleasure and education she gave to vulva owners are timeless. Here are some of the...

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Foreplay is an integral part of sex to get all the juices flowing in the right places. Here's how focusing on foreplay can lead to better...

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The positions that work well with your menstrual cycle and make sweet, sweet, hormonally-fueled period sex possible.

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Ride-on-top sex machines come with a plethora of attachments and a ride that just won't quit. Here's what to look for when you're ready to...

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Our writer took a femdom class. Here are the top 10 takeaways they learned that you can bring to your bedroom.

Why I Started Doing Online Sex Work During COVID Why I Started Doing Online Sex Work During COVID Why I Started Doing Online Sex Work During COVID Why I Started Doing Online Sex Work During COVID


Sex Work During COVID may not be the first thing you think of when it comes to combating pandemic induced isolation, but our writer found...

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Self-love can be the best love! There's no one who knows you better than you, here's how to take the time to please yourself.

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Orgasming during sex can be tricky business if you have a vagina. Here are 3 easy steps you can take to help achieve bigger and better...

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Interested in a little anal stimulation? Is the backdoor beckoning? Wanting to uncover the wonderful world of the anus? Read on for some...

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Pride parades may be cancelled this year, but you can celebrate Pride virtually! Here are 11 ways you can celebrate pride in 2020!

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In a time when a lot of people’s regular routines and practices have been disrupted, masturbation is keeping a group of more than two dozen...

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Do you know how to flirt? Making sure you have the other person's enthusiastic consent is the first step.

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I recently attended the Ohhh Em G! G-Spotting and Squirting Mini-Lesson at Babeland in Seattle. Here's what I learned.

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There’s always room for improvement, right? In the spirit of being a better lover and partner in 2020, I pulled together 15 things I’d like...

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January is National Stalking Awareness Month. Charyn Pfeuffer shares her impactful experience with a stalker and why we need to do more to...

Top 14 Sex-Positive Holiday Gifts (That Aren’t All Sex Toys) Top 14 Sex-Positive Holiday Gifts (That Aren’t All Sex Toys) Top 14 Sex-Positive Holiday Gifts (That Aren’t All Sex Toys) Top 14 Sex-Positive Holiday Gifts (That Aren’t All Sex Toys)


If pleasure is your passion, here are 14 gifts to give to your most sex-positive friends.

11 Creative Ways to Have More Sex During the Holidays 11 Creative Ways to Have More Sex During the Holidays 11 Creative Ways to Have More Sex During the Holidays 11 Creative Ways to Have More Sex During the Holidays


If you’re visiting friends or family over the holidays, here are a few ideas on how to maintain intimacy without landing on the naughty...

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Anal sex doesn't always have to lead to an orgasm, but if you want to give it a shot, these tips are a great way to get you going.

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If you have a vulva and care to indulge in self-care, here are eight positions to inspire pleasure.

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Sharing sexy photos on social media isn't necessarily about attention or approval - it can about embracing your sexual self.

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Bisexuals frequently face discrimination from both sides of the spectrum. Here's a how we can help validate bisexuality and stop the...

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Masturbation is normal and healthy and empowering. Here's one writer who wishes she'd be encouraged to do it - instead of shamed for it -...

STI Testing Stories (and Why At-Home Testing Is a Great Idea) STI Testing Stories (and Why At-Home Testing Is a Great Idea) STI Testing Stories (and Why At-Home Testing Is a Great Idea) STI Testing Stories (and Why At-Home Testing Is a Great Idea)


Since so many STIs are asymptomatic, it's essential to get tested regularly. Here's why at-home STI testing kits maybe the perfect tool for...

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We need to scream from the rooftops that love and family come in all forms and let LGBTQ+ people know they’re supported. These fun products...

It's OK to Have Casual Sex on Your Summer Vacation - Here's How to Do It Safely It's OK to Have Casual Sex on Your Summer Vacation - Here's How to Do It Safely It's OK to Have Casual Sex on Your Summer Vacation - Here's How to Do It Safely It's OK to Have Casual Sex on Your Summer Vacation - Here's How to Do It Safely


There’s really no good reason for casual sex to be fraught with such a stigma. Here's how to hit the road and have safe, casual sex.

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Vacations can be a great time to live sexier. Here are some tips on how to pack your favorite toys and ensure a great trip.

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Orgasms are fun to have - and fascinating to read about! Here are 31 facts you may not know.

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Wetter sex is better sex - but only if you pick the right lube for the job. We provide the details on which lube is best for every sexual...

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Why aren't women masturbating as much as men? Maybe because our culture often teaches us not to.

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Here are six vulva-on-vulva sex positions of varying difficulties that you need to try.

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Test your knowledge about a fascinating - and hotly contested topic - squirting!

Got an STI? Here's How, When and Why You Should Disclose That Got an STI? Here's How, When and Why You Should Disclose That Got an STI? Here's How, When and Why You Should Disclose That Got an STI? Here's How, When and Why You Should Disclose That


STI stigma makes disclosure difficult, but you have to do it anyway.

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Even the savviest most sex-positive people can be victims of sexual assault. And it's never their fault.

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If bisexuals watch more porn does that mean watching porn causes bisexuality? Nope.

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Think you know about external stimulation? Take our quiz to find out.

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Want to be a decent metamour in your polyamorous relationship? Here are some things you should do.

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It's important to discuss STI status with each and every partner but the setting of a sex party can make having those discussion a little...

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Nipples can often be overlooked. And they absolutely shouldn't be! Here's a beginner's guide to nipple play to help boost your foreplay...

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The New Year is here. Are these trends right around the corner?

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You might assume that having multiple partners would mean having more people to spend the festive season with. That isn't always the case.

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Couples' privilege is the acceptance of certain polyamorous relationships over others. And it can be toxic.

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These 24 sex-positive presents are fun, fresh and offer a little something different.

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Like most sex acts, group sex can be a thrilling experience with proper planning and safety measures in place.

Behold! A Comfy Menstrual Cup You Can Wear During Intercourse Behold! A Comfy Menstrual Cup You Can Wear During Intercourse Behold! A Comfy Menstrual Cup You Can Wear During Intercourse Behold! A Comfy Menstrual Cup You Can Wear During Intercourse


Menstrual cups have loads of benefits - and fans - but this one boasts an extra perk: comfortable, leak-free period sex.

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When it comes to sex, those with the best-laid plans finish first.

So, You're Having an STI Scare? Here's What to Do So, You're Having an STI Scare? Here's What to Do So, You're Having an STI Scare? Here's What to Do So, You're Having an STI Scare? Here's What to Do


A positive diagnosis can invoke shame, fear and concern about what to do. Here's how to handle it.

Why a Don't Ask Don't Tell Relationship Is a Terrible Idea (From Someone Who's Been There) Why a Don't Ask Don't Tell Relationship Is a Terrible Idea (From Someone Who's Been There) Why a Don't Ask Don't Tell Relationship Is a Terrible Idea (From Someone Who's Been There) Why a Don't Ask Don't Tell Relationship Is a Terrible Idea (From Someone Who's Been There)


Honesty is the key to ethical non-monogamy, which is why DADT arrangements often just don't work.

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When done right, anal can be glorious. We get some pro tips from people who've done it all kinds of ways.

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Getting next-level strong can mean better sexual control - and better orgasms.

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Not all fulfilling relationships are monogamous. Here's what the research has to say about it.

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These high-tech sex toys can interact with each other - but they're tons of fun on their own too.

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Unapologetically enjoying the company of younger partners doesn't warrant criticism, controversy or labels.

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When it comes to bisexuality though, there are a lot of myths and stereotypes that need busting.

Got a Vagina? Here Are 12 Things Your Medical Practitioner Wishes You Knew About Your Sexual Health Got a Vagina? Here Are 12 Things Your Medical Practitioner Wishes You Knew About Your Sexual Health Got a Vagina? Here Are 12 Things Your Medical Practitioner Wishes You Knew About Your Sexual Health Got a Vagina? Here Are 12 Things Your Medical Practitioner Wishes You Knew About Your Sexual Health


People are often embarrassed about any problems they experience 'down there.' Here are some things your healthcare provider wishes you knew.

Things People Use to Masturbate (and Why You Shouldn't) Things People Use to Masturbate (and Why You Shouldn't) Things People Use to Masturbate (and Why You Shouldn't) Things People Use to Masturbate (and Why You Shouldn't)


Just because you can use random, everyday items to get off, doesn’t mean you should. Here's what people tend to use - and why it's a bad...

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This highly under-rated erogenous zone pushes the same brain buttons as your genitals do. Here's how to stimulate them to orgasm.

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Our reviewer checks out the Starlet, one of the latest versions in Womanizer's line of suction-based sex toys.

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Need a little fodder for the spank bank? We got a few people to open up about the steamy fantasies they use to get themselves worked up.

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Getting tested for STIs regularly is important for anyone who's sexually active. At-home tests can make getting it done easier.

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These badass activists, feminists and all-around sex-positive people are the vanguard for sexual freedom.

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The best way to promote personal responsibility is to provide data-backed and science-based facts about sex. The current administration has...

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Squirting and not squirting are both normal. So let's all just chill out about it, OK?

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You know consent's important ... but how to approach it? Here's a step-by-step guide.

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A recent survey found that nearly half of people were interested in a kink, even if they haven't tried it. Here are 7 common kinky acts,...

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Is it collective shame? More new porn viewers? Or are people using porn as sex ed? We dig into the what might be behind this shift.

Polyamory Was the 4th Most Search Relationship Term on Google in 2017 - Here's Why Polyamory Was the 4th Most Search Relationship Term on Google in 2017 - Here's Why Polyamory Was the 4th Most Search Relationship Term on Google in 2017 - Here's Why Polyamory Was the 4th Most Search Relationship Term on Google in 2017 - Here's Why


In 2017, the idea of a relationship model beyond mating for life sparked the interest of Google users. We examine why - and what it means...

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Want to start the new year off with a bang? Here are 17 expert tips to inspire your sex life.

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With realistic, interactive virtual reality sex and porn on the horizon, it's hard to imagine the low-tech chat rooms where cyber sex began.

Do Swingers Have Better Sex? I Went on a Swingers' Retreat to Find Out Do Swingers Have Better Sex? I Went on a Swingers' Retreat to Find Out Do Swingers Have Better Sex? I Went on a Swingers' Retreat to Find Out Do Swingers Have Better Sex? I Went on a Swingers' Retreat to Find Out


Do swingers have better sex? Hard to say ... but they have a lot of very hot encounters.

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The narrative around sex and self-pleasure for young women is totally messed up. Here's how I'd rewrite it.

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The Magic Wand isn't small or discreet or even particularly quiet. It puts pleasure front and center. And that's a good thing.

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Get some play time on the cheap with pervertables — using these common household items as sex toys.