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Jessie Ripes

Jessie is the Digital Media Coordinator at Modern Intimacy. A recent graduate of the University of Miami (FL), with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health and Psychology, she hopes to become a clinical psychologist and a certified sex therapist. She is passionate about empowering women to speak up in a professional and a personal setting.
What is Vanilla Sex and Why Does it Get a Bad Rap?

What is Vanilla Sex and Why Does it Get a Bad Rap?

Most people want to have an empowering, fulfilling sex life. Unfortunately, there are many people who don’t know what that looks like for them. For some, it might look like being dominated while wearing a ball gag. For others, it might look like missionary style sex...

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The Complex Grieving of Ambiguous Loss

The Complex Grieving of Ambiguous Loss

At some point in life, most people will deal with loss and grief. While natural, people experience grief differently, and not all grief is created equal. Ambiguous loss is one of those cases. This type of loss presents ambiguity that complicates the grief process and...

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What is a Sugar Baby and Sugar Dating?

What is a Sugar Baby and Sugar Dating?

Seeking Arrangements, the largest online sugar dating site, has over 20 million users worldwide. Clearly, sugar dating is a legitimate relationship dynamic that millions of people are participating in. What is a sugar baby and makes someone interested in this type of...

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Why is Sex Talk So Taboo?

Why is Sex Talk So Taboo?

Sex, a fundamental process to our existence as human beings, is seldom discussed in relationships and society as a whole. It is something most everyone is born interested in and can derive pleasure from, yet it is still approached with so much shame, fear, and...

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Simplified Sex Ed: How to Have Sex for the First Time

Simplified Sex Ed: How to Have Sex for the First Time

Having sex for the first time can seem really overwhelming, and a lot of people report feeling a little nervous; they often worry it will hurt or that they won’t know what they’re doing and be “bad” at sex. First and foremost, there is no “good” or “bad” when it comes...

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The Harmful Impact of Bi-Erasure and Biphobia

The Harmful Impact of Bi-Erasure and Biphobia

Bisexuality is a type of sexual identity where the person is attracted to two or more gender identities within or outside of the gender binary. Unfortunately, bisexual people constantly face forms of backlash - including biphobia and bi-erasure, which contribute to...

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