After sex, how do you transition back into the world and ground yourself emotionally? If you do something thoughtful and sensual, like massage or sharing a favorite food with your partner, then great news—you’re already practicing aftercare! Read on to learn more about what aftercare is and how you can make it a satisfying part of your sex life.
Open, a new book by Rachel Krantz, describes the author’s first experiences of consensual nonmonogamy, from sex parties to a gaslighting relationship to BDSM. In our interview with her, she talks about why nonmonogamy is growing in popularity, how to broach a conversation about it, and the FUN of sexual experimentation.