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Sure, partnered sex is great! But certified sex coach Gigi Engle, Womanizer sexpert, and author of “All The F*cking Mistakes: A Guide to Sex, Love, and Life,” has some news for you: “Your solo sessions are as, if not more, important as partnered sessions.”
“Lean into that,” she suggests. These tips can help.
If your life is more about getting things done then getting done, it’s time to enjoy a quickie.
“Real life is not like the movies, so sometimes making time for lengthier romps isn’t realistic,” says CalExotics’ resident sexologist Dr. Jill McDevitt. Retweet.
The key is remembering that sex doesn’t start or stop at Pound Town.
What do vibrators, iPhones, and toaster ovens have in common? You can turn them on with the push of a button. Your body, fam, isn’t on that list.
“Mainstream movies and TV make it seem like spontaneous desire — in which you’re suddenly or randomly turned on — is the norm,” says Jill McDevitt, CalExotics’ resident sexologist.
“And while it certainly happens — especially at the start of relationships — it’s not the only way for good or healthy sex to start.”
Want a gorilla-esque grip, or have sketchy shoulder or thoracic spine mobility? Give this move from trainer Don Saladino, NASM a go: the scap pullup.
If you think 21s or are the most brutal upper-body blaster on the planet, it’s time to try add this workout from trainer Jeremy Scott to your arsenal.
Riding an elephant. Meeting your partner’s rents. Getting a nipple piercing. Asking your boss for a raise. The list of scary feats may be long and vast, but asking for what you want in bed shouldn’t be on it. But, of course, for many of us—especially those of us who are shy AF—it is.
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The popularity of Euphoria and Bonding, two TV shows which feature Dominatrix as main characters—Kat Hernandez and Tiff Chester, respectively—suggests people are super intrigued by the concept of a Dominatrix.
I’m a better person because I do CrossFit. It’s sounds like a sales pitch, and considering that I work at a CrossFit box a few times a week, sometimes it is. But it’s also the capital-T truth (and not just because of the endorphins boost). The way I approach, crush (sometimes get crushed), and endure functional fitness has become a microcosm for the way that I approach life at large.
Moan-making. Spine-chilling. Sheet-twisting. Mind-blowing. Sounds like the stuff of an especially exciting sexual experience, right? For a number of reasons, though, those adjectives aren’t always an orgasmic given.
Most vulva owners have been taught that their vaginas are icky, gross, stinky, and weird.
So, if you’re interested in changing the taste of your vagina, know this: A healthy vagina doesn’t taste like flowers, a fresh summer breeze, or vanilla. It tastes like vagina.
And that can be sweet or sour, metallic, sharp or spiced, bitter or acidic.
Maybe you're looking to Hulk-up. Maybe you heard protein powder is a busy dieter's BFF. Or maybe your doc said protein powder could help fill your nutritional gaps. Whatever the reason, you've started pounding protein shakes to boost your daily intake of the macronutrient—without having to load up on boiled eggs.
Fall down the Reddit rabbit hole and you're clicks away from everything you'd ever want to know about skincare, sleep, pregnancy, and (you might be surprised to learn) sex!
Of course, you can't believe everything you read online and Reddit sex threads aren't monitored for accuracy—"No offense to Reddit, I do love the site, but it can be a breeding ground for people who think they know everything," says Lisa Finn, a sex educator at sex toy emporium Babeland.
Spoiler alert: no two clits are alike.
“Every clit-owner has a different clit and their own unique preferences for they like their clit to be touched, and what creates sensations of pleasure in their body,” says sensuality coach and sex educator, Che Che Luna, of Allbodies, an online platform for reproductive and sexual health. “And all these varieties of clits and clit-preferences are completely normal.” So, while some clits require tons of direct stimulation to experience orgasmic pleasure, other clits are definitively Cancers—meaning, sensitive AF.
Scan a list of "can't eat on Whole30" foods, and you might get discouraged. Say goodbye to your vanilla latte, Sunday bagel, and late-night chocolate square (or scoop). But, according to clinical and functional nutritionist Caitlin Self, MS, CNS, LDN of Frugal Nutrition, when people take on the clean-eating plan, "they are most often surprised by how tricky it can be to find condiments that are Whole30 approved."