Merissa Nathan Gerson is a writer, sex educator, and rape prevention advocate. She teaches Alternative Journalism at Tulane University in New Orleans.
Managing your relationships while mourning
A new wave of activists advocates for legal and cultural change
Judaism has something to say about enforced sexual separation, and not just for the Orthodox
Ancient Jewish texts contain a blueprint for dealing with the modern crisis around sexual violence and consent
On Tu B’Av, the ‘Jewish Valentine’s Day,’ Jewish astrologers and intuitives have the key to love
How the Fourth of July brought me closer to my Jewish identity and changed my understanding of America
Two Bay Area Jewish women offer an intimate—but not too intimate—seminar on human sexuality
Herring curer Eric Moed bids farewell to New York with a photo exhibit about a fish of a different color
Herb Foster no longer works as an educator. So he teaches the Martha’s Vineyard elderly how to have better sex lives.
A Muslim school in Kenner, Louisiana, played host to a night of inspiring discussion among people from numerous religious backgrounds
Jewish dominatrix Tara Indiana is rarely on the bottom—but she was in her presidential race against Donald Trump
Yeshiva boy Daniel Friedman once built buildings. Now he builds suits to fit the changing bodies of transgender New Yorkers.
A taste of Iran at Kan Ya Ma Kan, an annual event celebrating Sephardic and Mizrahi diaspora culture
For the witches at Jewitch Camp, observing the holiday means combining Jewish prayers with neo-pagan rituals
How two disabled people are reminding us that intimacy is for every body
‘Being Jewish in America, for so many privileged Jews—it is from a perch’
Luba Saraswati Evans-Zion blends Jewish mysticism with Tantric meditation to help people connect to their bodies
Rabbi Gil Steinlauf made headlines for coming out as gay this week. He had already transformed the venerable congregation.