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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.
"Dental dam" may sound like a cage for your canines or dike made out of dentures. But dental dams are actually a barrier method that can be used during oral sex to reduce the risk of STI transmission — which, FYI, is a real risk, considering STI rates continue to be higher than ever in the U.S. So why don't dental dams get the respect and attention they deserve? And, even more importantly, why is it so hard to find them?
"Dental dams are the most under-rated, under-utilized barrier method in ...
Do you ever just wanna revel in the stress-busting benefits of bumping uglies without having to hash-out some hottie's risk of COVID-19 exposure? In this year of Rona, a little pleasure sesh is a perfect antidote to the madness that has been 2020.
It was the end of the first date. So far, things had been going well. We'd touched on dating histories, confirmed our compatible relationship orientations (both monogamous), discussed our individual vices, bonded over a shared love of yoga and CrossFit, and giddily shared photos of our furbabies. I was definitely connecting with this man — we'll call him Derek — but there was still one major thing we hadn't yet talked about: My bisexuality.
Been noodling on the difference between genderqueer and nonbinary? Still confused about what queer actually means? Scratching your head over the differences between pansexuality, omnisexuality, and bisexuality? This guide is for you.
The external condom gets so much dang love. And for good reason: They help protect against STIs and pregnancy at the exact same time. But what if there was another condom option that did all that too? Oh wait, there is: the internal condom.
When the We-Vibe Chorus, a C-shaped sex toy for couples marketed towards heterosexual partners, first arrived at my door, I felt about it as I do about cooling blankets or cannabis: "Cool! But probably not for me."