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.
If you have any doubts that J. Lo loves a tough workout, this'll put them to rest.
Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may earn commission.
Whether you've been a Jennifer Lopez stan since her Maid in Manhattan days or you were late to the game, only grasping the extent of her prowess after seeing Hustlers, you know J. Lo loves a tough workout.
It's likely that the last time you swirled a hula hoop around your hips was on the middle school playground or your backyard when you were like 8 years old. Basically, for most folks, the hula hoop screams #TBT, #90skid, and #nostalgicAF.
But much like the varsity jackets and chunky sneakers of the 90s, the hula hoop is making a comeback — and it's reinventing itself as a sassy piece of fitness equipment. Yes, really!
Sexual chemistry is one of those things that you know when you feel it. It's that desire to (consensually) make out with or rip the skivvies off any James Dean lookalike that passes by. Or, that unexpected shock and surge that hits your senses when you brush arms with a the hottie sitting next to you on the subway.
Buy a Peloton or similar in the last year? Ditch the subway for fresh air and a bike lane? Or finally start using the folding bike you've had in storage? You're not alone! The implementation of social distancing guidelines, subsequent gym closings, and the desire to get outside safely amidst the global pandemic have led to an increase in indoor and outdoor two-wheeling.
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.
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...
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.
Last week during a Zoom birthday celebration, I was mid-professing my love for bump-and-grind hookup action when I noticed some nose-turning happening on the screen. My friends weren't being judgmental, exactly, but many had taken on the kind of bored expression I reserve for whenever The Bachelor franchise comes up in conversation. Apparently, most of my pals left grinding behind in high school, along with thin-strip eyebrows, slap bracelets, and disc CDs.
Urban dictionary, your dirty-minded bestie, and a stack of erotic reads may come in handy when your mind goes blank mid-sexting. But next time words fail you, there's another tool at your disposal: Sex emojis.
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.
In the fitness world, there's no rivalry as contentious as the one between those who get after it at the crack of dawn, and those who watch the sunset while they sweat. But, do the early birds really get the worm gains? Or, do the night owls have it right?
To settle the score on a.m. vs. p.m. workouts once and for all, Jillian Michaels, fitness expert and creator of The Fitness App, and Chris Winter, M.D.
No doubt, a breakup is one of the worst pains you can experience. But did you know parting ways with a lover can hurt so much that it actually causes symptoms similar to those of a heart attack? When this happens it's a condition known as broken heart syndrome, and ending a relationship isn't the only catalyst.
These sad stats have critical implications for the physical and mental health and longevity of people in the queer community — and they certainly do nothing to remedy queer folks' increased risk for things including suicide, substance abuse, sexually transmitted infections, anxiety and depression, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.
That's why the launch of a health services provider built by queer people for queer people, is so damn important. Introducing: FOLX.
Whether your interest in strap-on sex comes from your boo's suggestion, after watching Below Her Mouth, or at the recommendation of your friendly neighborhood Instagram sex educator, there's no question: Strap-on sex can be really freaking pleasurable.