More than ever, women are standing up to shatter the stereotypes when it comes to sex, intimacy and relationships — a much-needed movement to bring a new perspective and make new rules about our lives.

Meet 5 women who redefine the meaning, the impact and the expression of sex.

 

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KARLEY SCIORTINO

Karley Sciortino writes a sex column for Vogue magazine, launched a book last February, and is the founder of Slutever, a website that deals predominantly with sexuality and relationships. On Slutever, you’ll find anything and everything that’s sex-related, from Japanese rope bondage to ethical porn and sex podcasts.

 

ERIKA LUST

With her company Lust Films, Swedish porn director and producer Erika Lust has become the face of the feminist porn movement, thanks to her sex-positive, non-violent and women-driven movies. Lust is creating a revolution of the porn industry, making it more inclusive and accessible, without losing its appeal.

 

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MELODIE PERRAULT

Yes, we’ve talked about Melodie before, but we’re obsessed! Her kinky, racy illustrations will make you laugh, gasp, sigh… Impossible not to love them!

 

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AMBER ROSE

You may know her for her über-sexy looks and her relationship with Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa, but Amber Rose is also the founder of the SlutWalk, an event geared toward raising awareness about sexual injustice and gender inequality. Since 2015, the walk aims to impact and uplift, while shifting the paradigm of rape culture; it provides a safe, all-inclusive space to entertain, educate, and empower.

 

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TARANA BURKE

By creating the #MeToo hashtag, Tarana Burke shook the world and helped women open up about sexual abuse. Time named her, among a group of other prominent activists dubbed “the silence breakers”, as the Time Person of the Year for 2017; she also received The Ridenhour Prize for Courage in 2018. Burke is the Senior Director of Girls for Gender Equity in Brooklyn, which strives to help young women of color increase their overall development through various programs and classes, and the founder of Just Be Inc., an organization that promotes the wellness of young female minorities aged 12-18.