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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?"
"Good morning" may be an email greeting, a cute text your boo sends while away on business, or, TBH, any morning that doesn't begin with an alarm clock. But "good morning" is also an exercise you should absolutely be doing.
Never heard of it? This guide is for you. Scroll down to learn exactly how to do the good morning exercise with good form and what you'll gain from adding it into your exercise rotation.
Hear the word "vulnerable" and you probs think about telling someone you're *heart eyes* for them, writing about your fave sex toy for the internet (just me??), or fessing up about your feelings. But if you're a physical therapist, likely something a little more ~embodied~ comes to mind. Specifically, your groin muscles.
In years past, you may have used Pride as an excuse to slap on rainbow pasties, glitter, and tutus and gallivant through the streets alongside your LGBTQ community (*raises hand*). But this year, Pride month falls smack-dab in the middle of protests against police brutality and systemic racism, as well as the global COVID-19 pandemic, leaving many LGBTQ+ folks wondering how to—and even if to—observe Pride this year. That's why we put together this guide.
The Best Massage Gun for Post-Workout Recovery, According to Trainers, Athletes, and Medical Professionals
If there's anything better than the rush of endorphins post-workout, it's the feeling of someone sinking their fingers into your oh-so-sore muscles for a rewarding massage.
The trouble is, a massage comes with a seriously long list of prerequisites! Think about it: You need a boo/roommate/sibling who is ready, willing, and able to knead your achey limbs. Or, you need to be willing to drop some dough on a professional masseuse.
By now, you've probably heard a sexual health pro say—punctuated by 👏👏👏, of course—that porn is entertainment, not education. And that's true. But there's another type of media that shoves lies about what sex "should" (eye roll) look like down our collective throat: Romantic comedies.
If there's anything shrouded in more #fakenews than the 2016 election or Lady Gaga's relationship with Bradley Cooper after the release of A Star Is Born, it's herpes.
The year 2017 may have gifted us Call Me By Your Name (and that wild peach scene) and the unicorn frappuccino, but nothing defined the year quite like the popularization of the #MeToo movement. Chances are, you've tuned into the development of the #MeToo movement—the social movement against the sexual harassment and assault of women and nonbinary folks—at some point. Or perhaps you even book-clubbed two texts that recently took social media by a storm on the topic: Catch and Kill and She Said.
On some level, you probably know that STDs are far more common than your middle school sex ed teacher led you to believe. But get ready for a stat-attack: Every day, more than 1.2 million STDs are acquired worldwide, and in the United States alone there are nearly 20 million new STD cases each year, according to a report from The World Health Organization (WHO). Wowza!
Joke time: What sounds like a PG-13-rated dance move your dad embarrassingly whips out at your wedding but is actually a killer full-body exercise? The thruster! You don't have to be a CrossFitter to master this fantastic head-to-toe exercise, says USA Weightlifter, kettlebell coach, and personal trainer Rebecca Rouse. "Anyone willing to learn how to do the thruster exercise properly can do (and benefit from) it," she says.
Air squats will always be a classic part of any workout program—but if you want to maximize your glute gains and take your lower-body strengthening to the next level, you've got to switch it up from time to time. Sure, you could try any of these bodyweight squat variations or, of course, you could add weight, but there's another you should be trying your hand (err, butt) at: box squats.
You may need to keep your nipples off your social feed 🙄, but that's no reason to keep these nerve-dense pleasure centers out of the bedroom. With up to 800 nerve endings each, nipples are an erogenous zone that can pack a serious pleasure-punch. "The nipple tissue itself is erectile tissue," says Lisa Finn, a sex educator at sex toy mecca Babeland. Meaning, those rosebuds above your waist are made of the same stuff as your clit or cock.