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Ryn Pfeuffer

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Ryn Pfeuffer is a versatile print and digital writer specializing in sex, lifestyle, and relationship topics. She got her start in the mid-90s at the Philadelphia Weekly, managing a 10-page section of the newspaper and more than 500 lonely hearts.

Her professional stock skyrocketed when she started writing a saucy (and pre-Carrie-Bradshaw-era) dating advice column called “Ask Me Anything.” She appeared regularly on local radio stations and late-night TV as an expert on everything from grooming habits to threesomes.

Over the past two decades, her work has appeared in more than 100 media outlets including Marie Claire, Playboy, Refinery29, The Globe and Mail, The Washington Post, WIRED, and Thrillist. She adopted a pseudonym and was AVN’s (Adult Video Network) first female porn reviewer – while penning children’s books at the same time.

More recently, she is the author of 101 Ways to Rock Online Dating (2019). She lives in Seattle with her rescue dog, Mimi. You can find her on Twitter @rynpfeuffer or IG @ryn_says

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ARTICLES BY RYN PFEUFFER

Want to have sex with a pal and not make it weird? Here's how to be friends with benefits:

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Getting off is not the only service sex workers provide. It's time to acknowledge sex workers are providing sex education too!

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Reproductive health care for trans people can be complicated. Kinkly sits down with Dr. Lynae Brayboy, CMO at Clue, to learn more!

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Rainbow Kiss is trending all over Tik Tok. Spoiler alert: no actual rainbows are involved. Here's what it is, where it came from and what you need to know.

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Of course you have heard about it, but how well do you know consent, really? Take this quiz and learn!

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The move towards gender-neutral toys mirrors an important transformation in how society interacts with sex, gender and orientation.

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Femtech is a growing industry that has been around awhile, even if the word hasn't. What does it mean and what does it mean for you?

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Sometimes it feels like sex positions are created for a certain shape of body. Not all of them! Here's eight awesome sex positions for big, beautiful bodies!

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American women spend billions each year on lingerie - clothes they can rarely show off. Here's why.

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Sex-positive holiday gifts? Yes please! It's no secret, we're big fans of sex toys, but when it comes to gift-giving, they aren't the only sexy game in town.

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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 orgasms!

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

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

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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 lessons she taught.

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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 saddle up!

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

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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 fun and empowerment!

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

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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 orgasms!

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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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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 women calm, self-pleasured, and connected.

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

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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 to do a little differently this year.

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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 list.

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

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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 judgements.

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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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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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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 - at a young age.

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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 you to stay safe and healthy.

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

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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 scenario.

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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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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 more difficult.

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

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

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Sex toys come in all sizes. If you're into big ones, here are a few to consider.

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

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

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A little electricity can add a sex spark to play - not to mention the possibility of hands-free orgasms. These toys can help get you there.

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

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

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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 game and get your partner closer to that elusive nipplegasm.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 other ideas.

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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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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 idea.

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

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

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

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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, along with everything you need to give them a try.

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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.

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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 for poly relationships.

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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.

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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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