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Saturday Afternoon

Thoughtful articles on power dynamics, society, and human sexuality. Reading material for when you're not otherwise predisposed.

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Roleplay with Confidence: a Realistic Guide to Being Someone Else in the Bedroom

Roleplay can be an incredibly hot, deeply satisfying experience...that also has the potential to be deeply embarrassing. Sometimes the fantasies that seem so enticing in our head don’t quite work out the way we hoped. Today, we're going to focus exclusively on roleplay and teach you how to play without embarrassment.

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The Play’s the Thing: What Austenland, SNL, & Prison Erotica Can Teach Us About Roleplay

The Play’s the Thing: What Austenland, SNL, & Prison Erotica Can Teach Us About Roleplay

If you’re anything like me, you often find yourself imagining what it would be like to be a great actress. Not on the big screen, just in your daily life. Perfectly composed even as you stew at a rude comment...

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Photo by Oziel Gomez; Woman with her arms around man's neck at sunset

The Vital Role of Sexual Intimacy in Sustaining Relationships: Insights from a Divorce Coach

Megan and Chuck just didn’t vibe anymore. They barely talked to each other, except for handling household logistics as they both navigated high-powered careers, childcare and aging parents. There wasn’t much left between them, including sex.

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The Orgasm Gap Continues To Widen, But Here’s What You Can Do To Close It In Your Bedroom

Is the female orgasm as elusive as many people imagine? And what can you and your partner do to ensure that you’re equally receiving pleasure in the bedroom? Tabby Kibugi explores these questions and more in the latest installment of Saturday Afternoon.

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Ryan Gosling as Ken in the 'Barbie' movie (Warner Bros. / Courtesy Everett Collection)

Justice for Ken

Barbie World is painted as a utopia whose fatal flaw is revealed to be that it puts too much pressure on the Barbies to be perfect. The systemic oppression of the Kens is merely a B-Story. 

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Want to write for Saturday Afternoon?

We are on the hunt for stories and opinion pieces that have surprising things to say about kink, culture, and power dynamics. We're interested in powerful ideas, expressed beautifully - so don't worry too much about hitting a target length or speaking to a specific topic. While our natural starting point is sex, kink, and relationships, nothing exists in a vacuum. We are just as happy to see film & TV analyses through an erotic lens as we are to see personal essays about desire.

If you prefer to send us a short proposal beforehand to see if your idea is something we'd be interested in, we'd be happy to let you know if you're on the right track.

Send all submissions to and feel free to contact us with any questions. If your piece is accepted, you will be paid $100. Accepted articles will be featured on our blog and social media. They will remain attributed to you (unless you prefer to contribute anonymously).