Sex

Female dolphins enjoy sex, and their clitorises aren’t that different from ours

Do female dolphins enjoy having sex? American researchers decided to find out by looking at the clitorises of female dolphins. 

Scientists know that dolphins are highly social.…

How do I get my libido back after being totally not keen this pandemic? | Horny on Main

Horny on Main is Re:’s sex advice column. It’s a place to unpack and explore the complicated and messy territories of sex, love and intimacy. It’s…

Aucklanders bought more sex toys than any other region this year

The Satisfyer Pro 2, aka the Harry Styles of sex toys, dominated for the third year in a row.

Experts answer: When is it safe to fuck strangers under the Covid-19 traffic light system

With all the rules about public health during Covid, one piece of information has been missing.

Sex workers can claim the wage subsidy in NZ. But stigma means many are too afraid to do so

"Just because it's legal doesn't mean that there's no stigma."

‘Nau mai te rekareka’: We’ve got some sexy reo Māori for you

It’s important we get to use te reo in all the ways it can be, including the sexy ways!

OnlyFans has decided not to ban porn, after backlash from sex workers

Many sex workers say the damage is done and they won’t return to the platform.

‘It’s a fucking slap in the face’: NZ sex workers respond to OnlyFans banning porn

“The only reason OnlyFans is so popular around the world is because of sex workers."

From antidepressants to clueless partners: Women tell us about struggling to orgasm

Re: speaks to seven women involved about the orgasm gap.

8 rangatahi tell us what they really think about dating apps

“The only good things to come out of it would be in the bedroom…”

On the street: When did you send your first nude?

Re: hits the street asking people about their nude-sending habits and thoughts.

How men tie their self-worth to being good in bed

“I remember the first time, she was like, oh this was bad.”

Here’s eight stories about sex and pleasure for you

Just in time for international masturbation month, Re: has rounded up all of our pleasure stories.

A pleasure coach tells me how NZ men can stop being the world’s worst lovers

According to Ms. Bliss, the reason New Zealand men are bad at sex is a cultural issue.

We follow four women reclaiming their sexual pleasure

"Centring pleasure as a lifestyle is a powerful way to find balance.”

We talk to people who make porn and people who consume it | One For The Boys | Ep 2

We take a look at how young guys navigate the world of porn.

Is post-nut clarity a thing: an investigation

Post-nut clarity is a common concept among young people, yet there is no research to understand the phenomena or its implications on sexuality and sex culture.…

The sex helmet that tried to save kākāpō

Sirocco the kākāpō wouldn’t stop shagging people’s heads. So one clever DOC worker came up with a potential solution...

After being raised by humans, Sirocco the kākāpō…

Pleasure study identifies four ways women make sex better

Thousands of women aged 18 to 93 have described specific ways they make vaginal penetration more pleasurable in a new study.

Researchers in the US used information…

Men aren’t making women orgasm and that needs to change

Too many straight women aren’t reaching their potential for sexual pleasure. It's time to fix that.

Why are straight men scared of their own butts? | School For Straights

“If your prostate isn’t being stimulated, you’re only getting half the orgasm.”

Teens should get special contraception consults, study says

Researchers say contraceptives should be proactively offered to teenagers. 

The study Proactively Providing Contraception to New Zealand Adolescents from the University of Otago was published on Tuesday…

2020 broke records for sex toy sales

2020 saw the largest year of sex toy sales in history for Wellington-based online retailer Adulttoymegastore. 

"We've never seen anything like 2020 in terms of sales of…

Why people are taking the 'date rape' drug

With rising hospitalisations from liquid ecstasy experts say drug checking at festivals is needed.

I tried Shibari, the kinky Japanese art of rope bondage

Sex journalist Sam Te Kani tries shibari and talks about BDSM, consent and whether NZers are prudes.

How to watch porn ethically

We spoke to a porn performer, a sexuality coach and an academic about how to watch porn ethically.

A sex therapist’s advice on the importance of touch during isolation

Over the past few months, the world has become intimately aware of the impact of our touch. We have started to see our own hands as…

Let's talk period sex

Ava*, 26, and Ryan*, 27, have been together for two years. There’s something Ava wants to try in the bedroom - she thinks it could be…

Fact or Fiction with The Vagina Physio

We sat down with Vagina Physio Caitlin Day to talk about how physiotherapy isn't just for indoor netball injuries - she gave us 10 questions she's…

The Vagina Physio

If you really think about it, periods, sex and childbirth bear a striking resemblance to extreme sports. There’s stress, endurance, pain, endorphins and usually there’s a…