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Whenever I smell Black Ice car freshener I think of the way the captain of the girls hockey team (of course) slid her hand against my cheek after expertly spiraling the dial to fill the car with the ambience of Brand New (again: of course). I remember her whispering: “I’m going to kiss you now, OK?”
Chances are, at some point in the past, you've walked into a gym or fitness studio and heard grunts, groans and heavy breathing. But whimpers and moans of pleasure? It's possible if someone is having a coregasm. (That's core plus orgasm.)
Curiosity piqued? Of course it is. Keep reading to learn more.
When you think of CrossFit, you probably picture people throwing around heavy barbells, swinging kettlebells all over the place, and jumping up onto impossibly high boxes. Turns out, though, you don't need any of these things to channel CrossFit's famously badass vibes.
At the very core of any good workout routine, you'll find one move: squats. They're such a natural part of having a fit, strong bod, in fact, that you've been doing them since birth.
“Even before babies can walk, they can squat—and squat with perfect form," says trainer and physical therapist Laura Miranda, DPT, CSCS, founder of PURSUIT.
With Jonathan Van Ness, Indya Moore, and Sam Smith all coming out as non-binary within the last year, odds are you’ve hit up your search bar with queries like “non-binary meaning” or “what does non-binary mean?” And maybe you're wondering about your own gender identity. Soooo, what *does* it mean to be non-binary?
If you’ve walked the aisles (or scrolled the website) of a sex shop in search for trans sex toys, odds are you’ve noticed products with unnecessarily gendered names like Womanizer, Guybrator™, or Bi Lady. Sigh.
Hand jobs might have a reputation as “teenager sex,” but with as much pleasure potential as any other kind of play — yes, including penetrative vaginal and anal sex! — HJs deserve a place in your adult playtime, too. Scroll down for a, um, handy guide to making hand jobs everything.
At its very best, finger-banging is incredibly hot. Like, really hot.
But at its worst, it can be more painful/annoying/irritating than your (now ex) partner getting too high and forcing you to sit through 2 hours of cartoons on date night…
That’s where this handy guide to hand sex comes in. Read it now, and your partner will be thanking you (read: experiencing pleasure) later.
Enhanced sensation! Increased pleasure! Better sex! That’s the marketing pitch behind textured condoms. But there’s something that commercials for these ribbed and dotted rubbers don’t tell you. While it’s true that the texture can, for some people, make sex even better, for those with sensitive bits it can be irritating AF.
Humans? Ha! It'd be more accurate to call us Creatures of Routine. Let's face it: Routine is our comfort zone. Most of us set an alarm for the same time every day (and with the same tune, no less), eat the same overnight oats for breakfast and take the same route to and from work.
Sing it with us: Heaaaad, shoulders, vulva/peen and toes.
Imagine if — beyond just being an adult remake of the classic nursery rhyme — that was a list of (just some of) the body parts involved in an orgasm.
Well, in full-body orgasms, they are.
If you're eye-balling this, I'm gonna make the bold assumption that you've at least been wondering what queer means. Or have asked yourself, "am I queer?" Or wondered, "am I queer enough to call myself or think of myself as queer?"
What's the first thing you think about when you hear the words two-a-day workouts? Playing sports in high school or pro athletes, perhaps? Well, folks, doubling up on daily sweat sessions isn't just for these super-active subsets. It could be a faster track to hitting your fitness goals too. Of course, that all depends on a few factors like your current fitness level, stress levels, diet, sleep, and—most importantly—what those actual workouts look like, says personal trainer Michelle Marques.
While research supports the notion that as years pass, social and cultural support have led to LGBTQ+ people coming out earlier than previously, that’s certainly not the overarching rule. In fact, many LGBTQ+ people don’t in childhood, adolescence, or even early adulthood. For some, coming out happens later in life, at age 30, or 40, or 50. Or, in the case of Pat Henschel and Terry Donahue, the lesbian couple featured in Netflix’s moving new documentary A Secret Love.