Tara Struyk

Tara Struyk is the co-founder of Kinkly.com and the VP of Content at Janalta. She has written, produced and managed online content for 15 years, beginning as an editor at Investopedia.com and followed by several years of freelance work as a writer and content manager, mostly in personal finance and lifestyle. She likes to say that sex ed is a lot like personal finance: Even when people know the facts, they get tripped up by a culture that sends them down the wrong path. She likes content that looks at why people behave the way they do, and that helps them understand why it might be unhealthy for them.

Tara's work has appeared in dozens of online publications, including Forbes, Investopedia, GoBankingRates, Glamour, Cosmo, AskMen and many other financial and lifestyle websites.

Tara graduated with degrees in English and Journalism from West Virginia University in 2005. She began her career as an editor at Investopedia, moved up to senior editor and managed a team of five other editors and more than 200 freelance writers. She co-founded Kinkly in 2012 and In addition to running the site, she now acts as the VP of Content for the digital media company Janalta Interactive, where she manages the content departments for a number of verticals.

Tara is also an accomplished distance runner, devoted rock climber and obsessive reader.

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You can now buy toothpaste, toilet paper ... and sex toys! Here's why that's a good thing for everyone's sexual health.

4 Ways Using a Menstrual Cup Makes You a Better Vagina Owner 4 Ways Using a Menstrual Cup Makes You a Better Vagina Owner 4 Ways Using a Menstrual Cup Makes You a Better Vagina Owner 4 Ways Using a Menstrual Cup Makes You a Better Vagina Owner


Who knew a little silicone cup could do so much? Here are a few of the positive changes menstrual cups are putting out into the world.

5 New(ish) Things That Have Made Having a Vagina Way More Fun 5 New(ish) Things That Have Made Having a Vagina Way More Fun 5 New(ish) Things That Have Made Having a Vagina Way More Fun 5 New(ish) Things That Have Made Having a Vagina Way More Fun


Vaginas are amazing. Here are a few things that help keep them - and the humans attached to them - healthier and happier.

5 Things We Learned Listening to Other People’s Orgasms 5 Things We Learned Listening to Other People’s Orgasms 5 Things We Learned Listening to Other People’s Orgasms 5 Things We Learned Listening to Other People’s Orgasms


Find out what we learned when we tuned in to the Orgasm Library, a sound library of more than 1,000 real, live audio orgasms.

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There's nothing wrong with pursuing pleasure. But focusing on it also misses something: appreciation for where you are and what you have...

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Unlike many other things you might buy, orgasms never get old or go out of style. Take great care of your quality sex toys and you'll be...

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You (and your penis) are probably pretty cool to someone. It's all in how you use it.

Why You Should Be Very Careful About Buying Sex Toys on Amazon Why You Should Be Very Careful About Buying Sex Toys on Amazon Why You Should Be Very Careful About Buying Sex Toys on Amazon Why You Should Be Very Careful About Buying Sex Toys on Amazon


Best case: You take a gamble and get a good toy for a decent price. Worst case? You get something that's poorly made, poorly designed and...

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Over the past three decades, HIV has shifted from a fatal diagnosis to a chronic illness managed with medication. Perspectives are (slowly)...

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When we dig a little deeper into what it means to be sex positive, the idea really blossoms - and so do we.

Our Interview With Jenny Block, Author of 'The Ultimate Guide to Solo Sex' Our Interview With Jenny Block, Author of 'The Ultimate Guide to Solo Sex' Our Interview With Jenny Block, Author of 'The Ultimate Guide to Solo Sex' Our Interview With Jenny Block, Author of 'The Ultimate Guide to Solo Sex'


We catch up with Jenny about her perspective on solo sex, stigma and how surprising yourself can help you break out of a sexual rut.

4 Reasons Why Condoms Have Gotten a Bad Rap (and Why They Deserve Better) 4 Reasons Why Condoms Have Gotten a Bad Rap (and Why They Deserve Better) 4 Reasons Why Condoms Have Gotten a Bad Rap (and Why They Deserve Better) 4 Reasons Why Condoms Have Gotten a Bad Rap (and Why They Deserve Better)


One of the biggest strikes against condoms is that many people don't use them. We take a look at some of the key reasons why.

10 Ways Sex Toys Can Help You Drop Guilt and Sexual Shame 10 Ways Sex Toys Can Help You Drop Guilt and Sexual Shame 10 Ways Sex Toys Can Help You Drop Guilt and Sexual Shame 10 Ways Sex Toys Can Help You Drop Guilt and Sexual Shame


Sex toys can completely change how you feel about your body, your sexuality, yourself and sex in general. Learn more about how they can...

Top 8 Indiegogo Sex Toy Success Stories Top 8 Indiegogo Sex Toy Success Stories Top 8 Indiegogo Sex Toy Success Stories Top 8 Indiegogo Sex Toy Success Stories


Crowdfunding allows fledgling toy manufacturers to the public for funding. The results have been nothing short of amazing. Check out these...

8 Things You Don't Know About Female Condoms 8 Things You Don't Know About Female Condoms 8 Things You Don't Know About Female Condoms 8 Things You Don't Know About Female Condoms


In honor of Global Female Condom Day, we look at some of the things you may not know about this unique form of contraception.

Your Vulva Isn't Ugly, It Just Looks That Way Your Vulva Isn't Ugly, It Just Looks That Way Your Vulva Isn't Ugly, It Just Looks That Way Your Vulva Isn't Ugly, It Just Looks That Way


The reason that many women struggle to love their lady bits isn’t just about how they look - it's about shame.

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From medical appliance to everyday device and back again, we dive into the vibrator's long and fascinating history.

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Sixty percent of women say they know very little about their vaginas. As it turns out, there's a lot to know.