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Sure, “Netflix and chill” can be an effective game plan for spurring some post-TV binge pleasure, but my partner and I prefer a different, more direct sexy entertainment routine: We love watching porn together. The habit started by happenstance when my partner once “caught” me reviewing porn for work (oh, the life of a sex writer) and decided to watch with me. After that led to—no exaggeration here—the best sex of my life… well, let’s just say I’m now a big proponent of watching porn with a partner.
Lifting weights is as good for your physical health as blocking your narcissistic ex on Instagram is for your emotional health. Which is to say: very! Plus, it can help almost anyone reach their fitness goals, says powerlifter Mia Nikolajev, CSCS. "Whether you want to gain weight, lose weight, bulk up, tone up, become more powerful or stronger, strength training can help you get there," she says. Beyond that, there's also the bone- and heart-strengthening perks — and more!
For example, “Let’s say you think ‘slut’ when seeing someone in a crop top,” Howard says. “Ask yourself: Why did I react this way? Why did I feel like that?” Similarly, she says, if you find yourself judging someone for being polyamorous, ask yourself: Why does that make me uncomfortable? What steps do I need to take to stop feeling that way? Then, take those steps.
Likely you’ve heard someone flippantly declare that they (or you, or someone else) have “daddy issues” or “mommy issues.” While most often used as an insult, these phrases are actually rooted in psychotherapy.
Specifically, a psychological model known as attachment theory.
As if 2020 couldn’t get any worse (looking at you, COVID-19), the current U.S. Supreme Court has officially made it legal for employers to refuse to cover birth control on religious or moral grounds. Because nearly 126,000 have lost (or will lose) access to cost-free birth control from their employer due to this ruling, we created a guide to finding free and low-cost birth control options in all 50 states.
If there’s anything harder than figuring out what to eat at Cheesecake Factory or which vibrator to add to your collection, it’s figuring out which birth control option is right for you.
That’s where this birth control crib sheet comes in.
Zero. Disgracefully, that’s the number of states that require that sex education curriculums be comprehensively inclusive to LGBTQIA folks. Most sex education programs, instead, assume that those receiving the information are both heterosexual and cisgender. If there’s anything less cute than mules, it’s that degree of homophobia and transphobia.
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.
No doubt the sex toy industry has a gender bias problem. Even the most popular toys have old, tired names like the Womanizer , Miss Bi, Mr. Boss, and Guybrator, and oftentimes pleasure products are grouped into categories like “sex toys for women” and “sex toys for men.”
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."
Casually skip the condom or dam? That’s called a terrible idea. Intentionally buck barriers, though, and it’s called fluid bonding. Soooo, what gives? Below, experts explain what fluid bonding is, along with the benefits and risks, plus how to have safer sex with your partner.
For those working from home full-time right now, the myth of a balance may feel more evasive than ever. Without the boundary of a commute to signal the start and end of a workday, many hustlers are noticing that they’re working longer hours than ever before, and in the exact same space as they also sleep and doomscroll and masturbate—sometimes all at once.
If all you've heard about Bikram yoga is that it's a demanding, intense practice, know there's more to this style of yoga than heat and humidity.