Gabrielle Kassel is sex and wellness wrier for brands such as Cosmo, Health, Well & Good, Shape, Women’s Health, Greatist, and more. She can be found on Twitter and Instagram at @gabriellekassel.
If there's anything the internet loves more than Monday memes or a Beyonce scandal, it's anal sex. Seriously, stories on anal sex positions and the best anal sex toys are alive and well on the interwebs, but what about the OG butt plug? Alicia Sinclair, certified sex educator & CEO of b-Vibe, an anal play product company calls the butt plug "the pleasure product for any body and anybody".
There’s no better feeling than going for a training run with your dog—especially when he’s roaming free, loving every minute, and mopping up your sweat with his licks post-workout! But while your pup is your top fan and loyal supporter, he’s also vulnerable to heat and humidity. In fact, heat exhaustion and heat stroke are frighteningly common among canines in the summer, according to Dr. Abby Huggins of Intown Animal Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.
If there's anything better than yanking your hiking boot off post-trek, it's the nearly orgasmic sensation of slipping your feet into a pair of perfect hiking socks. What makes a good pair of hiking socks? For starters, they can not be cotton: "It's the worst fabric to wear during any kind of exercise because it holds in the moisture, and that wet fabric is not only uncomfortable but increases the risk of blisters and chafing," says Suzanne Fuchs, D.P.M.
“Lower-effort sex positions are a great way to stay connected with your partner when work, kids, and life sap your energy,” Sadie Allison, founder of online sex toy boutique Ticklekitty.com and a sexologist who holds a doctorate in human sexuality, tells Health. Here, 6 expert-backed positions that’ll make you O even when you need zzz's.
Between AMRAPs, EMOMs, WODs, PRs, and more, have you ever found yourself scrolling through fitstagram asking: WTH do all these acronyms mean? TBH, fair.
Sometimes called yoni eggs, these egg-shaped gemstones are marketed for vaginal insertion. It’s a trend that surged in popularity in 2017 when Gwyneth Paltrow touted the benefits — in a post that has since been removed — on her website Goop.
But do these eggs actually do anything? Read on to learn more about the purported benefits, risks, tips for safer use, and more.
The “prescribed” use of a yoni egg, according to proponents, is pretty simple.
You insert the rock into your vagina for anywhe...
No doubt, sex toys are a great way to bring a lot of pleasure and fun into your sex life. But because these reliable babes are going near and in your (and maybe your partners’) nether regions, cleaning them is a must. Here, experts explain why keeping your sex toys clean is so important for sexual health and hygiene—plus their top tips for proper sex toy care.
Sure, it's become really popular to foam roll post-sweat sesh, but what if there was a recovery method that targeted trigger points, sped up recovery, and alleviated sore, hardworking muscles better (and faster!) than your trusty roller? Welp, according to functional movement specialist Mitchell Fischer, certified trainer and USA Weightlifting Coach with Gold's Gym, there is: muscle flossing.
Many who are navigating the current landscape of dating would likely agree that the new order of operations includes intimacy and sex more toward the front end of getting to know one another. And if sex on a first date or anywhere near the beginning of a relationship works for you, that’s amazing.
Overhead squats are the hardest exercise EVER. As a CrossFit coach and avid exerciser, this is a hill I'm willing to die on. One day, after some particularly heavy sets, even my wrists were sore. When I mentioned this to my coach, he said my tender wrists might be indicative of a larger issue. Cue: The sigh heard around the box.
We're all about clearing up sex-related misconceptions, and here's an important one to dismantle: that the person doing the penetrating runs the show in the bedroom. Not so. In fact, there's a whole host of female-dominant sex positions that put you in the driver's seat, giving you control over the mood, pacing, and most importantly, the orgasmic pleasure you feel.
You own burpees. You have successfully finished 17.1 — arguably one of the hardest Open workouts of all time — in under the time cap. Double-under WODs no longer leave you covered in whip marks. But there is one movement that doesn’t seem to be getting any easier: the strict pull-up.