This week’s Sex Stories We Love is all about the stages of sex. From starting out, talking about it, transitions, the glory of it, and even where we can find it. Nobody’s sex life stays the same throughout their lives. We’ve got to roll with the difficult times while reveling in the good ones.

Sex to Die For

Let’s start this week’s selections at the end. As in, the end of life. This might not be something you think about often (or ever), but there is the chance that someday your partner may actually pass away during sex. It could be from natural causes, the addition of medical or party drugs, or even a fluke accident. Whatever the reason, it seems that death during sex just might happen more often that we might think. Surely, if this happens to you, you will probably be freaked out—I know I would be. So, while this article might not pertain to every jurisdiction in the same way, the stories and legal advice are good tidbits to know regardless.

New Strategies in the Sex Talk

Now, let’s back things up. Back to the beginning, when youth are first starting to get those tingly feelings in their pants region. As parents, guardians, and trusted folks, how we talk to and address young people who are emerging as sexual beings is an important step in their development as people. All too often we’ve relied on gender stereotypes—Mom is the better talker, Dad is the quiet one who lists of “don’ts.” We’ve also relied on stereotypes in terms of the messages that are presented. Boys are seen as independent and that they’ll figure sex out while girls are told to be on defense against pregnancy, assault, and feelings. And trans kids? They have a lot more to sort out and for some, the message is to push their sexuality off to the side. There are better ways to talk to young people about sex, and the approach from Liz Damour is particularly positive.

Kink on the Move

If you’re a fan of fetish porn, you surely know about San Francisco’s famous Mission District Armoury, aka, the home of Kink.com. This sexual landmark has housed the influential and controversial porn production company for a decade. However, by the end of the month, the sexytimes of Kink.com will be happening elsewhere. As the company sees falling subscriptions, they are changing their offers from produced content to sexual entertainment and will be offering that fair from various locations. This does not spell the end of the Armoury, though. Rather, it will be getting a new life by being transformed into a concert venue and cultural hub. And who says porn doesn’t give back to the community?

Slut, Yeah!

You are not going to find a more affirming pronouncement on the joys of being a slut than what sratty bitch offers up right here. Down with the negative attitudes that surround women’s sexuality! Get out there and have fun! Funny and poignant, this piece does end on one of the strongest sentiments we can share when it comes to living sexual lives the way we want, not how the world tells us to do it: you really will regret the things you haven’t done more than the things you have. Happy slutting, folks!

Ready for Robots

Maybe your preferred path to sluthood will include have sex with robots. Lots and lots of robots. You do you, errr, them! But we’re not actually there yet. The potential of having sex with robots is drawing closer, but it is still a challenging prospect. There are not only mechanical issues of creating robots that folks will be happy fucking, but also legal and ethical quandaries that will need to be address before full-on robot sexytimes are available for the general public. While this potential is becoming closer to reality every day, it still seems a little far off. When companies master products involving teledildonics and virtual reality devices, then I know we’ll be getting closer.

Looking Elsewhere

Finally, if you’re not so keen on robot sex and you’d rather find other folks who share your more alternative sexual interests, maybe you need to be heading to different sites to find them.