Welcome to Elle Oh Elle, where Portland-based writer and entertainer Elle Stanger takes your sex life from subpar to subversive. Find more of her musings here.
In today's edition of Elle Oh Elle, Portland entertainer and academic Elle Stanger gives you the sex education you never had in school.
If you grew up as an American teenager, you may have been lucky enough to receive objective and informative education regarding sexual health and your changing body.
Sex ed for most of us was comprised of a few color-the-genitalia-by-numbers pages, an awkwardly narrated slideshow, and a few low-budget films from the '80s that somehow managed to make sex seem boring.
And even though it’s been since the (first) Clinton era that many of us sat in front of our apathetic public school educators (Hi Mr. Lopez!), I look back and realize how much knowledge I’ve gleaned by doing my own research... and having a lot of sex.
Baby wipes aren't just for babies and strippers
If you live in the southern regions of the US, you probably live in a perpetual state of swamp-ass: sweaty balls, taint, vulva, or butt. But no matter where you live, sweat happens -- and showers can be difficult to snag at a moment’s notice. A kind lover is a thoughtful lover! PLEASE use a hygiene wipe if you think you might be getting some oral action. Keep them in your home, car, and purse (where applicable). There’s nothing worse than smelling feces when you’re inches from the source.