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Your story can empower, heal, and educate. It starts an important conversation that isn't welcome in most public education settings. Telling your story might change someone else's.

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.

**Please note that these posts contain original, personal and unedited content. They may contain profanity, sex, and triggering language.**

March 27, 2017

have i said this, i don’t like sharing a bed. i don’t know why. maybe it’s years and years of sharing hotel beds with my sisters. it’s really unclear who actually kicks because it seems like everyone does and no one does. or none of us want to admit it. my little siste...

March 21, 2017

today at work i told someone that i don’t want to have kids and she spent five minutes telling me why i would be happy once i had them. how do i say this: I DON’T WANT KIDS and have it be a thing? (one time it was. i said it and the woman just nodded and said yep, me n...

March 14, 2017

in case you were curious –i’m pretty private about my sexual proclivities and i want to stay that way. so that’s me.

also me: orders SM 101: a realistic introduction on and it gets lost in the mail and now i’m emailing some customer service dude like ah hel...

March 6, 2017

The best sex I've had was with the help of a toy! Some people are insecure about bringing in vibrators and toys to intercourse, and some partners think that it means they aren't doing "enough." My partner was more than enough for me, and we had plenty of great experien...

February 28, 2017

Come to the corner
where lions stare.
Where belt
buckles slide. Where
tar blocks steam
and ignite the bottoms
of sneakered feet.

Hear bus seats
speak under thighs
pinched tight
in denim shorts
and how breaks sigh
and doors breathe
when Bye Baby
lets you off.

Skip fou...

February 21, 2017

​I recently told this story to my therapist, and it made me think of what it was like to be a 14 year old horny pubescent girl. I wanted to be touched, I wanted to explore, I wanted to be intimate with my boyfriend, but at the same time I was incredibly embarrassed abo...

February 13, 2017

Arriving to my grandma's for my family's most recent visit, I suddenly knew. I knew it was time to confront my cousin. It took me days of silently practicing exactly how I was going to start the conversation, and of convincing myself that I truly wanted to do it and th...

February 6, 2017

i want to talk about how my partner and i had nonconsensual sex. our whole fucking relationship started out with a huge fucking nonconsensual kiss that i really didn’t enjoy or know what the fuck to do with but i liked him so i sort of convinced myself that it was oka...

January 30, 2017

i have this really good memory of when i was with my first intimate partner. he came to new york city for a little bit and was staying with his aunt and uncle. i’m not sure why. it was honestly probably so he could see me, although i do remember that he was doing other...

January 23, 2017

one of the best intimate physical experiences i had was in a church in salem, massachusetts at 11:30 pm during a rehearsal for a show. i’ve never felt so cherished by another person, even for a brief period of fake time.

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