In this edition of FOOTNOTES, we explore UNKNOWN PLEASURES.

As the world’s attitudes became more progressive, Sex went through a breakup
– getting out of a toxic relationship with outdated hyper-sexualised notions, and
getting into bed with Wellness – a fun, nurturing commitment centred around
health, self-care, and joy.

Like most relationships, Sex and Wellness has gone through some challenges
during the pandemic – opportunities for IRL intimacy with other people is in the
midst of a global dry spell. The silver lining? It has opened up a lot more space for
alone time, and a lot more ways to explore pleasure without leaving home. And
as Wellness keeps reminding Sex, there is no relationship more important than
the one with ourselves.

In this edition of FOOTNOTES, we explore UNKNOWN PLEASURES.

As the world’s attitudes became more progressive, Sex went through a breakup – getting out of a toxic relationship with outdated hyper-sexualised notions, and getting into bed with Wellness – a fun, nurturing commitment centred around health, self-care, and joy.

Like most relationships, Sex and Wellness has gone through some challenges during the pandemic – opportunities for IRL intimacy with other people is in the midst of a global dry spell. The silver lining? It has opened up a lot more space for alone time, and a lot more ways to explore pleasure without leaving home. And as Wellness keeps reminding Sex, there is no relationship more important than the one with ourselves.

There is no need to thank women for a gender-inclusive sex-tech revolution –
the pleasure is all ours. From bullets on necklaces, love eggs, and quiver-inducing
tools that double as objets d’art, it is all about gadgets that enhance sexual
wellness with an emphasis on celebrating – not stigmatising – female pleasure.
There is no need to thank women for a gender-inclusive sex-tech revolution – the pleasure is all ours. From bullets on necklaces, love eggs, and quiver-inducing tools that double as objets d’art, it is all about gadgets that enhance sexual wellness with an emphasis on celebrating – not stigmatising – female pleasure.

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JIWINAIA 69 EARRINGS (EXCUSIVE), NUMB EARRINGS, HEARTBEAT NECKLACE (EXCLUSIVE), SAD CLOWN NECKLACE, EARTHLING EARRINGS

ALL ACCESSORIES FROM ‘CLIMAX’ BY ALAN CROCETTI

MACH & MACH DOUBLE CRYSTAL BOW MULES AND SANDALS

‘MORE JOY’ BY CHRISTOPHER KANE CARDHOLDER, SWIMSUIT, ‘SEX’ TAPE, ‘MORE JOY’ BUCKET HAT, CAP, TRUNKS

RUI ZHOU ARM SLEEVE, FISHNET STOCKINGS

From iconic must-reads Mating in Captivity and The 5 Love Languages to progressive new books like Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good, gorge yourself on a reading edit of English and Chinese titles that aid profound self-discovery.

ILLUSTRATION BY @COSMOILLUSTRATOR

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