A self-motivated, SEO-savvy wellness writer, I've written over 1,000 articles on fitness, health, and wellness for brands like Livestrong, Well & Good, Cosmo, Health, Women's Health, and more.
Don't hate me, but as a journalist, I get access to quite a lot of free products. Pre-pandemic that included luxury items including a Casper mattress and Carol bike. But since March 2019, all of the freebies have been gadgets and gizmos designed to help people "re-find joy in quarantine," "reduce stress through sex," and "beat the quarantine blues."
Being the stressed and selfless reviewer/writer that I am, I've given them all a whirl. Read on for a list of the best stress-relief products that actually work, based on my personal experience. I have high hopes they can help you, too.
Animal Flow, Primal Play, and Primal Movement may sound like rough and rowdy sex positions, but they’re actually workout routines based on an ideology that’s like returning to the jungle. And they are about to hit it BIG, post-pandemic.
Read and learn about the upcoming roaring 2020s.
Two nights in a hotel for the price of one is pretty neat. Ditto goes for getting a second T-shirt at no extra charge.
But the ultimate 2-for-1 is 69-ing.
Read on to learn more about this mutual oral sex position — including 21 tips to make it the kind of sex Ariana Grande might sing about.
What do the Hitachi Magic Wand, Miley Cyrus, and the “cowgirl” sex position have in common? Well, in addition to being major sex symbols, they’ve also all undergone major rebrands.
That’s right, the famous receiver-on-top sex position recently went through a rebrand.
The 21st century is rife with companies rebranding to become more inclusive. But it’s not just brands undergoing rebrands… it’s sex positions, too!
Gone are the days when reverse cowgirl was known only as such. These days, the position is known by less-gendered terms.
There’s an erotic content creator for every. single. one. of your sweet, smutty, slutty, and startling desires.
Missionary lovemaking with lots of making out? Yep. Toe tongue-tugging and tasting? Yep. Pee and poo play? Yep. Solo meat-beating or nub-rubbing? Yep. Handcuffed hanky-panky? Yep!
And so much more.
This guide has everything you need to k...
Of all the exercise you can add to your workouts, the frog pump might just be the most awkward. Not only are you thrusting your hips into the air and calling it exercise, but your knees are spread eagle making the whole thing more reminiscent of a trip to the gyno rather than the gym. Well, experts would tell you that despite all that, it's well worth getting to know the frog pump exercise — sideways glances be damned.
It may seem like a fad that's a bit weird, but "the frog pump is not a new...
The terms “voyeur” and “exhibitionist” get thrown around willy-nilly, but question: Do you actually know what they mean? Read on to find out that, and so much more.
Let’s start with definitions:
Voyeurism: Voyeurism is the practice of watching others engage in nude, semi-nude, or sexual activities, and obtaining pleasure or sexual gratification from it. However, a voyeur may also experience pleasure fromhearing others have sex.
Exhibitionism: Exhibitionism is essentially the opposite of voyeurism. It’s the act of receiving pleasure by being watched or seen while naked or having sex.
Those who prefer casual or anonymous sex to repeated-partner play have likely, at some point in their sexual journey, contended with the wrath of slut-shaming culture. But for some, the preference for emotion-free sex is more than a celebration of sexuality and bodily autonomy; it's a sexual orientation. Behold: fraysexuality.
“'Fraysexual' is a term that describes someone who experiences sexual attraction towards people they don’t know or don’t know very well,” says queer- and polyamory-incl...
Painful penetration is common—in fact research shows that 75 percent of vagina-owners will experience it at some point in their lifetime. But, common is not synonymous with acceptable. Unless pain during penetration is a sensation you’re actively seeking out, the experience of it can be a sign that something is going on with your body.
Today is the day I share with the world that until recently, my pubic region looked like a basketball with a buzz cut—that is, red and bumpy with irritation. The only reason that changed was thanks to an Instagram post I stumbled upon singing the praises of a topical vulvar product called the Momotaro Apotheca Salve ($35). I tried it, and quickly my life—or at least the texture of my mons pubis—changed for the better.
"Side plank" may sound like something you'd find on the set of Pirates of the Caribbean or in a Home Depot aisle. But as fitness enthusiasts know, the side plank is actually a body-weight exercise — and a highly effective one at that.
An isometric exercise (one that you hold in place), the side plank involves getting into a stiff-as-board position, balancing on your side while supported by a single forearm or hand and contracting nearly every muscle group between your head and your toes.
Consider this you getting called out for your (lack of) condom usage: Less than a third of you wrap up when you have P-in-V sex (yikes!), a measly 1/5 or so of you have ever even tried wearing protection during oral (double yikes!), and basically no-one wears protection during hand sex.
By now, even if you're not using it, you probably know why barrier protection is so important during penetrative intercourse and oral sex.
Think about your current self-pleasure routine. There's a good chance you've got it down to an exact science, and that you haven't deviated from your go-to masturbation position in a while — maybe ever.
Here's the thing: "Most of us masturbate more-or-less the exact same way we did the first time ever masturbated," says Sarah Sloane, who's been coaching sex toy classes at Good Vibrations and Pleasure Chest since 2001. I know, I know, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." But consider this: "The ...
What do your junk drawer and bedroom have in common? Scissors. Well, one should have scissors you use to cut (✂️), and the other should have the scissoring sex position you use for pleasure (✂️ ✂️ 😈).
While you might equate scissoring with vulva-on-vulva action, it's actually a far more expansive and inclusive sex position than mainstream porn (sigh) might have you believe.