Steph Auteri

Steph Auteri has written about sexuality for the Atlantic, VICE, Pacific Standard, the Washington Post, and other publications. Her more literary work has appeared in Poets & Writers, VQR, Creative Nonfiction, and elsewhere. She is a regular contributor to Book Riot, the Pure Romance Buzz blog, and the Feminist Book Club, the author of A DIRTY WORD, and the founder of Guerrilla Sex Ed.
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Articles by Steph Auteri


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It's common to assume that there is one sexual standard - one level of normal - to which we should aspire. In reality, we're all different...

The First Vibrator to Surprise Me in 15 Years The First Vibrator to Surprise Me in 15 Years The First Vibrator to Surprise Me in 15 Years The First Vibrator to Surprise Me in 15 Years


Despite my enduring cynicism, I can still be pleasantly surprised by a new sex toy.

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Instead of centering my orgasm, why don't we put it to the side? Sex is about the both of us.

6 Sex Tips for Keeping Things Sexy When Sex Hurts 6 Sex Tips for Keeping Things Sexy When Sex Hurts 6 Sex Tips for Keeping Things Sexy When Sex Hurts 6 Sex Tips for Keeping Things Sexy When Sex Hurts


Painful intercourse doesn't have to mean the end of your sex life. There are solutions - and other ways to express your sexuality.