Stella Harris

Stella Harris is such a nerd about communication that she wrote a book about it - "Tongue Tied: Untangling Communication in Sex, Kink, and Relationships". As a Certified Intimacy Educator and Sex Coach, she uses a variety of tools to guide and empower her clients and she teaches everything from pleasure anatomy, to communication skills, to kink and BDSM. As a speaker, Stella has appeared at conferences across the US and Canada, as well as at numerous universities and across various broadcast media.

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10 Masturbation Tips Using Different Sex Toys 10 Masturbation Tips Using Different Sex Toys 10 Masturbation Tips Using Different Sex Toys 10 Masturbation Tips Using Different Sex Toys


In a masturbation rut? Here are some ideas for how to use various kinds of vibrators in new or less expected ways!

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Panty fetishes are one of the best known (and, unfortunately, joked about) fetishes. But what's the appeal in used underwear? Let's break...

The Ultimate Guide to Prostate Milking The Ultimate Guide to Prostate Milking The Ultimate Guide to Prostate Milking The Ultimate Guide to Prostate Milking


Ready to try prostate milking? Here's how to do it.

Better Sex: 10 Things to Start Doing Right Now Better Sex: 10 Things to Start Doing Right Now Better Sex: 10 Things to Start Doing Right Now Better Sex: 10 Things to Start Doing Right Now


The old saying: bad sex is still good sex. The truth: you can do these 10 things right now to have a better sex life.

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Predicament bondage. An activity that requires someone to make decisions and pay the price for them. Here's an introduction to predicament...

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Anal sex makes people nervous but it's a lot more accessible than you might think. Here's what you need to know before your first time.

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Bondage is for everyone. Here's how bondage can be used for bodies of all sizes, genders, and abilities.

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For some people, the pleasure and intimacy of anal make working through some additional considerations worthwhile.

Got a Vulva? Here's How to Love Oral Sex Got a Vulva? Here's How to Love Oral Sex Got a Vulva? Here's How to Love Oral Sex Got a Vulva? Here's How to Love Oral Sex


Banish that wandering mind and those fears about smell, taste and the elusive orgasm. Stop worrying and start enjoying!

The Rise of Online Sex and Relationship Support The Rise of Online Sex and Relationship Support The Rise of Online Sex and Relationship Support The Rise of Online Sex and Relationship Support


The number of high quality resources for sex education is increasing online. You just need to know where - and how - to look for them.

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Just like any other sexual contact, analingus presents a few potential health risks - but there are ways to mitigate them.

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Even among the BDSM community, there's some confusion about tops, bottoms and switches. We clear things up.

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Recent news has made it easy to get mired in pessimism. But there are lots of good reasons to believe that the future of sex is bright.

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Involved in a long distance relationship? Spice it up using edging and orgasm control!

12 Threesome Terms You Need to Know 12 Threesome Terms You Need to Know 12 Threesome Terms You Need to Know 12 Threesome Terms You Need to Know


Seeking a threesome experience? These terms will help you navigate one - and better understand what you're getting into.

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Oral sex with a strap-on may seem besides the point, but it can actually be a an intimate and exhilarating experience for both parties.

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Choosing a sex toy is kind of like dating; there are seemingly countless options and you can’t tell what you’re going to get based on just...

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Many beginner kinksters jump into bondage. Here are some positions for everyone from newbies to experienced rope riggers.

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Anal sex is one of the most common fantasies people have, but getting it right involves some preparation - and practice. We provide...

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Fisting is a fantasy for many, but most people don't really understand how it works. You're in luck: Here's your step-by-step guide to...

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With multiple partners comes multiple desires and points of view. That can mean excitement and fun, but there's plenty of room for trouble...

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Learn the fundamentals of safe and sexy rope bondage

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Think that you can't be intimate with your partner because you can't get an erection? Think again. Here are some ideas to boost intimacy...

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Think you know about sexual activity? Think again! Learn why sexual activity includes more than you think it does.

The Basics of BDSM Negotiation The Basics of BDSM Negotiation The Basics of BDSM Negotiation The Basics of BDSM Negotiation


BDSM is more than just spankings and other naughty adventures. It's also about negotiation to meet needs. Here's how to make sure that...

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Forget about tools and tricks. We delve into the heart of what makes BDSM so hot.

Q&A by Stella Harris


When experimenting with genital clamps, get familiar with your tool of choice before it touches any sensitive part of your body. When experimenting with genital clamps, get familiar with your tool of choice before it touches any sensitive part of your body. When experimenting with genital clamps, get familiar with your tool of choice before it touches any sensitive part of your body. When experimenting with genital clamps, get familiar with your tool of choice before it touches any sensitive part of your body.


When trying new things it can help to start by playing with things you already have around, before investing in new tools. Sex and kink...

After any kind of threesome or group play, it's really important to find a way to have a check-in with your partner. For some people, that means you spend the night together just the two of you. Sometimes it means you touch... After any kind of threesome or group play, it's really important to find a way to have a check-in with your partner. For some people, that means you spend the night together just the two of you. Sometimes it means you touch... After any kind of threesome or group play, it's really important to find a way to have a check-in with your partner. For some people, that means you spend the night together just the two of you. Sometimes it means you touch... After any kind of threesome or group play, it's really important to find a way to have a check-in with your partner. For some people, that means you spend the night together just the two of you. Sometimes it means you touch...


After any kind of threesome or group play, it's really important to find a way to have a check-in with your partner. For some people,...

Well, this one comes up a lot. People want sex and threesomes to happen spontaneously and organically. And, well, I won't say that never in the history of threesomes has that happened, I actually don't think it's a very good... Well, this one comes up a lot. People want sex and threesomes to happen spontaneously and organically. And, well, I won't say that never in the history of threesomes has that happened, I actually don't think it's a very good... Well, this one comes up a lot. People want sex and threesomes to happen spontaneously and organically. And, well, I won't say that never in the history of threesomes has that happened, I actually don't think it's a very good... Well, this one comes up a lot. People want sex and threesomes to happen spontaneously and organically. And, well, I won't say that never in the history of threesomes has that happened, I actually don't think it's a very good...


Well, this one comes up a lot. People want sex and threesomes to happen spontaneously and organically. And, well, I won't say that...

For starters, I would say that you're on the right track already being in touch with yourself and knowing what you need. If you know that you're a sensitive person, that's information that you can give someone that you're... For starters, I would say that you're on the right track already being in touch with yourself and knowing what you need. If you know that you're a sensitive person, that's information that you can give someone that you're... For starters, I would say that you're on the right track already being in touch with yourself and knowing what you need. If you know that you're a sensitive person, that's information that you can give someone that you're... For starters, I would say that you're on the right track already being in touch with yourself and knowing what you need. If you know that you're a sensitive person, that's information that you can give someone that you're...


For starters, I would say that you're on the right track already being in touch with yourself and knowing what you need. If you know...

Using fantasy and dirty talk is a great way to incorporate experiences into your sex life that may be either logistically impractical or simply outside of your comfort zone.It sounds like you’re already on the right track... Using fantasy and dirty talk is a great way to incorporate experiences into your sex life that may be either logistically impractical or simply outside of your comfort zone.It sounds like you’re already on the right track... Using fantasy and dirty talk is a great way to incorporate experiences into your sex life that may be either logistically impractical or simply outside of your comfort zone.It sounds like you’re already on the right track... Using fantasy and dirty talk is a great way to incorporate experiences into your sex life that may be either logistically impractical or simply outside of your comfort zone.It sounds like you’re already on the right track...


Using fantasy and dirty talk is a great way to incorporate experiences into your sex life that may be either logistically impractical or...

Thank you for reaching out with this question. I know it can be a vulnerable topic to talk about. You bring up a lot of points in your question that need to be addressed, so I’ll do my best to take them in order. First, the... Thank you for reaching out with this question. I know it can be a vulnerable topic to talk about. You bring up a lot of points in your question that need to be addressed, so I’ll do my best to take them in order. First, the... Thank you for reaching out with this question. I know it can be a vulnerable topic to talk about. You bring up a lot of points in your question that need to be addressed, so I’ll do my best to take them in order. First, the... Thank you for reaching out with this question. I know it can be a vulnerable topic to talk about. You bring up a lot of points in your question that need to be addressed, so I’ll do my best to take them in order. First, the...


Thank you for reaching out with this question. I know it can be a vulnerable topic to talk about. You bring up a lot of points in your...

These are two very big questions, and I’ll do my best to give them both complete answers. First, let me applaud you for being concerned about the safety of these activities. Safety is essential when engaging in kink or rough... These are two very big questions, and I’ll do my best to give them both complete answers. First, let me applaud you for being concerned about the safety of these activities. Safety is essential when engaging in kink or rough... These are two very big questions, and I’ll do my best to give them both complete answers. First, let me applaud you for being concerned about the safety of these activities. Safety is essential when engaging in kink or rough... These are two very big questions, and I’ll do my best to give them both complete answers. First, let me applaud you for being concerned about the safety of these activities. Safety is essential when engaging in kink or rough...


These are two very big questions, and I’ll do my best to give them both complete answers. First, let me applaud you for being concerned...

Why have more than one Dom(me)? For the same reasons anyone has more than one partner. Many people who are polyamorous or who engage in open relationships appreciate the variety this allows them to experience. People get... Why have more than one Dom(me)? For the same reasons anyone has more than one partner. Many people who are polyamorous or who engage in open relationships appreciate the variety this allows them to experience. People get... Why have more than one Dom(me)? For the same reasons anyone has more than one partner. Many people who are polyamorous or who engage in open relationships appreciate the variety this allows them to experience. People get... Why have more than one Dom(me)? For the same reasons anyone has more than one partner. Many people who are polyamorous or who engage in open relationships appreciate the variety this allows them to experience. People get...


Why have more than one Dom(me)? For the same reasons anyone has more than one partner. Many people who are polyamorous or who engage in...

“You’re a sex educator? That’s so cool! How can I do that?” I hear some variation of this question about once a week. And I get it. Sex Educator does sound like a cool job title. Getting to talk or write about sex - and get... “You’re a sex educator? That’s so cool! How can I do that?” I hear some variation of this question about once a week. And I get it. Sex Educator does sound like a cool job title. Getting to talk or write about sex - and get... “You’re a sex educator? That’s so cool! How can I do that?” I hear some variation of this question about once a week. And I get it. Sex Educator does sound like a cool job title. Getting to talk or write about sex - and get... “You’re a sex educator? That’s so cool! How can I do that?” I hear some variation of this question about once a week. And I get it. Sex Educator does sound like a cool job title. Getting to talk or write about sex - and get...


“You’re a sex educator? That’s so cool! How can I do that?” I hear some variation of this question about once a week. And I get it. Sex...


I’m so sorry you’ve gone through these awful experiences, and I’m very glad to hear that you’re already in therapy and that you’re...