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There’s a commonly held (and widely reported here, here, and here) belief that faking an orgasm is bad news for your relationship with both your bedmate and yourself. As someone who is in the company of the 60 percent to 87 percent of folks who identify as women and who have reported faking it at some point in their life, I don’t think think it’s a bad thing. And as it turns out, other sex educators and sexuality experts agree with me that there are very valid reasons to fake an orgasm.
In porn, double-penetration (DP) is typically depicted as a vulva-owner being simultaneously penetrated by two penis-owners, and, as a result, many folks regard the sex act as nothing more than fantasy fodder. After all, to try it for real within the confines of that very narrow definition, you need not one but two willing, communicative, and conscientious partners. But in actuality, thanks to double-ended dildos, pleasure-seekers can explore double-penetration on their own.
And that’s great ...
If you haven’t seen that scene in the 1989 rom-com When Harry Met Sally, you surely at least know about it. For a refresher, it shows protagonist Sally Albright (Meg Ryan), casually performing an “orgasm” in a crowded deli. And it really is a performance; she theatrically demonstrates “in through your nose, out through your mouth” breaths followed by a string of increasingly over-the-top “Yes, Yes, YES!” exclamations, all in the name of proving to Harry Burns (Billy Crystal) how easy it is to...
In your gadgets the shoulder shrug is just a cutesy emoji (🤷). But in the gym, it’s an upper-body, muscle-molding movement.
The problem is, do it wrong, and you could eff up your neck and shoulders.
Scroll down for the 101 on shoulder shrugs.
As an isolation exercise, shoulder shrug...
When you hear the phrase “spectator sport”, odds are football, ice hockey, or tennis are what come to mind. But did you know jacking off can also qualify? Behold: Mutual masturbation, the sex act that transforms solo-sex into a spectator sport.
What Is Mutual Masturbation, Exactly?
Mutual masturbation entails touching yourself while your partner touches themselves at the exact same time, says Texas-based sex educator Goody Howard.
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.
If you’re reading this article it’s because the hint of double-trouble pumping in the title piqued your interest. So let’s cut right to the good stuff—read on for the 411 on double penetration.
What Is Double Penetration?
Popular belief (well, porn) says double penetration is a sex act that involves a vagina-haver taking one penis in the rear and another in the front.
Formerly, the word “prostate” incited, bringing to memory the abhorred bend-and-cough and thoughts around prostate cancer.
But thanks to TV shows like Broad City, porn, and an increase in the number of articles on the topic (heyo!), the prostate has undergone a much-needed rebrand. These days, it’s known as a pleasure gland.
What is the prostate?
After 12+ months of mumbling “I’m my safest sex partner!” while rubbing one out, you’re probably wondering when you can start having in-person partnered or multi-partnered sex again.
The answer: potentially sooner than you think!
Scroll on to learn more about safer romping in the age of ‘rona.
Before we talk about how to have safer sex during the coronavirus pandemic, we need to talk about what safer sex is.
The COVID-19 pandemic may be the public health crisis on the tips of everyone’s tongues and thumbs.
But there’s a congruent health crisis that the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention declared a growing epidemic: the rise of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and infections (STIs).
You weren’t lied to: Masturbating really is the safest sexual activity.
“There is virtually NO chance of contracting an STD or any other infection from touching your genitals,” says Planned Parenthood.
However, there are three — admittedly rare(!) — instances in which it *is* possible for an STI to be transmitted while masturbating.
You don’t have to be an erotica novelist or fanfic author to crush the dirty talk game.
All you need is a little confidence, a willing partner (or two!), and this dirty talk guide.
Scroll down for dozens of dirty talking examples you can use on your boo, no matter the medium. Eye them now, copy and paste, repeat, or read them your boo later.
Yoni steaming — also known as vaginal steaming, V-steaming, and herb steaming — is an ancient healing practice that involves straddling a pot of hot herb water (basically, tea) for up to an hour.
(FYI: Yoni is the Sanskrit word for vagina. It translates to “a sacred space.”)
Celebs, like Gwyneth Paltrow, Lucy Hale, and Chrissy Teigen are all about it. But gynecologists are NOT.
Herbs belong in your pantry and planter, not in your vagina.
Unfortunately, that’s exactly what yoni pearls are: herb heaps made for vaginal insertion. And, far from being just a wacky, woo-woo wellness trend, these pearls are dangerous.
Answers to the question “What does sex feel like?” range from poetic and adjective laden to nondescript and boring.
All of them, however, leave the asker wanting more. And that’s exactly why we put together this comprehensive guide.
Raise your hand if you were taught that sex = penis-in-vagina penetration.