We Asked a Sex Columnist for Her Best Advice on How to Be a "Safe Slut" in 2019


Nathan Johnson

Imagine, as an adult, having a cool, street-wise sister who knows a ton about sex and gives the best, judgment-free, well-informed advice about love, dating, and hooking up. For me, that's Karley Sciortino. The 33-year-old New York–based sex writer is the creator and host of Viceland's hit show Slutever. The series, which launched its second season on February 10, reclaims the word slut by exploring non-normative sex communities, from play parties to polyamory. Sciortino also authors an online sex-and-relationship column for Vogue called Breathless and is a writer and executive producer on the provocative new comedy series Now Apocalypse, coming to Starz in March.

I recently got the chance to have a totally chill, unfiltered chat with Sciortino about casual sex—as in, how to have the best non-committal hookup experiences possible while navigating the modern dating landscape of apps, non-monogamy, rising STI rates, and more. Keep scrolling to read her advice for how to be a "safe slut" in 2019.