Articles written by: Anna Fapman

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BDSM a unique mode of identity exploration

BDSM—Bondage and Domination/Discipline and Submission/Sadism and Masochism—has gotten a serious PR boost these days, with ladies getting all tingly down there over 50 Shades of Gray. But BDSM is much more than a naughty pastime for the socially inept or sociopathic (seriously, don’t even get me started on all that […]

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Anal sex is for everybody

Anal sex is the universal link, friends. Everybody has a butt! Yet the noble asshole simply does not get the lovin’ it deserves — I’m looking at you, hetero ladies. Now, while straight girl is the only perspective that I can personally speak from, these tips can apply to anybody […]

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Welcome to a new year of sex and romance

Well, hello there. Fancy seeing you here. Welcome to a brand spankin’ new year of The Happy Trail—your friendly neighborhood sex section (sextion?). My fellow writers and I are so excited by the honor of bringing you another year of information, advice and horrible puns. A few rules for our […]

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Embrace sexuality

The other day, I was at a party talking to a very respectable fellow: cute, well-versed and utterly filthy when drunk. Every conversation would quickly devolve into a deluge of extended metaphors about his monstrous appendage (or so he said). After a while, this well-endowed raconteur dissolved entirely into giggles. […]

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Taking time off necessary for both school and sex

Winter break is coming up—that magical time when you recuperate from the stresses of the semester and don’t bother with wearing pants. Perhaps  you also spend some time reflecting on what pulled you into the hellhole of academia in the first place. We can all agree that breaks are great. […]

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Sex toys: tips and lessons to meet all your needs

Welcome, babes of toyland! This week we’ve worked together to bring you Sex Toyz 101: Happy Trail style. Dildos, vibrators, cock rings and, of course, the ubiquitous and ever-useful lube. Learn some lessons and remember the rules—always play naughty, and don’t always share. This ain’t your happy meal toy, sexy […]

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Sex toys: tips and lessons to meet all your needs

Welcome, babes of toyland! This week we’ve worked together to bring you Sex Toyz 101: Happy Trail style. Dildos, vibrators, cock rings and, of course, the ubiquitous and ever-useful lube. Learn some lessons and remember the rules—always play naughty, and don’t always share. This ain’t your happy meal toy, sexy […]

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Using resources allows clarity

Perhaps, dear readers, you happened across the rather scathing letter to the editor addressed to Suzy and I two weeks ago. This writer was “offended” and “embarrassed” by our approach to BDSM—and, while raising several valid points (I will concede that it is indeed “needle play,” not “needle torture”), the […]

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Caring for friends’ sexual well-being

When was the last time you were out with a friend and asked, “So, been masturbating lately?” or “What position did you and what’s-his-name try out last night?” Most of the time, we don’t exactly consider these topics great conversation starters. Now I’m not asking you to go all Tommy […]

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Sex and the Sound

Hellloooo, Tacoma! Make some nooooise!!!! If you’ve ever spent a Saturday night in a dorm, you probably know that making beautiful music together is a popular late-night activity. Well, turn down the disdain and turn up the iPod, because this little sex columnist is begging for more! Noise is a […]