We dedicated an entire week to the joy of sex earlier this year and it's certainly been a whirlwind year for sexuality – Russia's anti-gay laws and David Cameron's crackdown on porn, not to mention the feminist furor around Miley's twerk-tastic VMA's. So crack out the Dazed Foreplaylist and grind your way through our top sex features of the year – it was pretty hard to choose just 10, pretty hard indeed.
Having shot for Italian and French vogue in the '80s and a leading figure in the redefinition of fashion photography as art, we celebrated the man who fused sex with style in the lead-up to a new retrospective, Robert Mapplethorpe: Fashion Show.
'70s photographer Walter Pfeiffer talks to Isabella Burley about how porn saturation in the digital age is killing our imaginations and looks back to a time when "...nothing like genitals existed in photo books."
2013 was the year that saw a groundswell of young female performers got vocal (not to mention physical) about celebrating sex – Dominique Young Unique is showing her ass, Lady is riding dick like a pro, Junglepussy is hustling her pussy muscle and Brooke Candy just wants to fuck right now.