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When a Fetish Becomes Harmful

When a Fetish Becomes Harmful

Our sex lives are highly personal, so it makes sense that when certain aspects of them are scrutinized, people can become defensive. However, sex is not part of a magical separate sphere immune to social structures of oppression. Therefore, the doors of the bedroom are not a hard line where all critique disappears when it's crossed. It’s important to remember that sex is inextricably tied into the power dynamics of the outside world. What happens in the bedroom not only reflects the outside world, but can contribute to perpetuating its less than savory aspects. So with that in mind...let’s talk about sex, race, and fetishes! Racial fetishization is when someone expresses sentiments such as “I’m super into Asian women!” or...

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Fewer Cumshots, More Lady Pleasure: The Changing Face Of VR Porn

Fewer Cumshots, More Lady Pleasure: The Changing Face Of VR Porn

The opening scenes of Empowering Ava are, in a word, disjointing—especially if you’re not used to the sudden, voyeuristic intimacy of virtual reality porn. Directed by feminist porn pioneer and all-around badass Angie Rowntree, the film focuses on Ava, an erotic novelist who explores sensual pegging with her husband. It was designed to be viewed as a 360-degree experience on desktop or virtual reality headsets, including budget options like my own dented Google Cardboard. I knew these facts going in, but nothing quite prepared me to be transported into Ava’s home, watching her work on her novel at her kitchen table. From my perspective, I was standing a few feet in front of her, watching as she engaged in a...

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Masturbation: Tips and Tricks

Masturbation: Tips and Tricks

The Basics: Feeling Around Whenever I hear a friend say, “I tried masturbating but it didn’t do anything for me,” I think about my first time testing the waters. I was a sophomore in high school and it didn’t really do anything for me either. It took me another year to warm up to diddlin' that skittle, but I am relieved I gave it a second chance. Most likely, touching yourself for the first time isn’t gonna be stellar. It can be a trial-and-error process, just like figuring out penetrative sex with a partner. This doesn’t apply only to first-timers–what stimulates you one day might be totally different the next. Don’t be discouraged!   The Benefits of Self-Pleasure: You don’t need...

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Unbound's Guide to Nipple Play

Unbound's Guide to Nipple Play

When it comes to erogenous zones, we often don’t pay enough attention to the nipples. Maybe it’s because breasts are associated with “second base”—in popularly held belief, an activity that we engage in before moving on to the main attraction. The truth is that nipples are part of the main attraction. Hell, they can be the whole damn thing. There’s no reason for nipple play to be a quick pit stop when nipples offer such a wide range of sensations. A 2011 study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine found that stimulating a woman’s nipples lit up the genital sensory cortex of her brain—in other words, the same part of her brain that is affected by genital stimulation. Your brain...

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