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YES! invites you to anonymously share your experiences with us. We are grateful for anything you'd like to share, and would love to hear happy sex-positive stories as well as the tough stuff.  You can share as many stories as you want.

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March 25, 2019

When I was 13 it started.

I was walking down the street and a man honked at me from his car and whistled.

When I was 15 a man approached me in Penn Station.

He asked me if I had ever worked in “the industry.” I said I had not. He asked me if I would be interested in worki...

March 18, 2019

a while from malice and from suffering

there’s blue, a cold blue sky and i shiver

i embrace tonight as I’m ushering

in a diversion and it’s a thriller

i’m seventeen and i’m a dancing queen

but i’ve neglected my royal duties

tonight i dance and i drink like the teen

you are ch...

November 28, 2017

cotton blue

when you slid down that oak
in your cotton blue dress
cotton panties
you tore the trunk wide open

your hem flipped up
like steam
working on a mushroom cap
and two white stems dipped out

the bark dug tracks top down
that scarred your skin
and bloodied your...

June 8, 2017


Your wet smirk cuts the muck of mid-June, warm 

milk-soaked copper, through the static of Seltzer water.

My wing tips slip on cotton shards from sheets 

we took our gavels to -- Our modern law; thick 

runoff from a silkworm-sodastream.

In a dream you took my nose between y...

May 30, 2017

what the hell is love anyway? i don’t believe a lot of things about traditional relationships and - this extends to other things as well - whenever i ask people about love they’re always saying “oh you’ll KNOW when it’s love.” and i always end up thinking, will i? beca...

May 23, 2017

i think my first relationship really fucked me up in terms of figuring out what i want from an intimate partner. i have a really hard time trusting people. i think i fucked up my second relationship because i was so worried about what went wrong in the first and i thin...

May 9, 2017

I need sex ed because I was in a sexually abusive relationship when I was 16. I grew up in a Catholic household and had gone to Catholic elementary and middle schools where sex and contraception, much less the idea of healthy and consensual relationships, were not disc...

April 24, 2017

On New Year's, my hookup didn't tip the cab driver, so I kicked him out after he took off his clothes.

April 17, 2017

cheating isn’t ok. the cheating wasn’t my fault or my responsibility. taking a break was the decision i made and getting back together was another decision i made and just because it didn’t work out doesn’t make it a bad decision or the wrong one. because it happened t...

April 4, 2017

Seven word sex story:

Butt stuff is great, but use lube!

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