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.
Look, we all wanna know how to have an orgasm that blows our freakin’ minds, every time. But unfortunately, it’s not always that easy. Not to worry. Here, sex experts explain everything you need to know to have an orgasm, whether you’re trying to ring the bell for the first time or take your O to another level of pleasure.
You’re horny, bored, and/or stressed out (thanks, endless news cycle!). What’s a woman to do? Masturbate, of course! See, masturbating doesn’t just feel good (but it does!), it’s also legit good for you. And that’s true no matter which of the million different ways to masturbate you choose.
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.
With social distancing orders still in place worldwide, the most privileged among us have been given the opportunity to ditch the office for the “home office.”
The problem is that most new WFH-ers’ office setups are not ergonomically designed for optimal posture, or neck and back health, according to London-based body-positive wellness coach and yoga instructor Donna Noble, founder of Curvesome Yoga.
Whether due to gender dysphoria, a history of trauma, personal-pleasure-product preferences, or anything else, reasons abound for why someone might elect to not use a dildo that looks like a biological penis. But did you know your options for non-realistic-looking dildos go far beyond classic rainbow-striped or hot-pink dildos? Some even look like tentacles. Yep, you read that correctly: tentacle dildos are here and ready to pleasure you.
I’m bisexual and very outspoken about it on social media. As such, a lot of bicurious and bisexual folks slide into my DMs to ask for advice. The most common question I receive? “I think I might be bi…but I’m in a monogamous relationship. What should I do?” The implication being that many believe bisexual monogamy to be impossible, and that’s very much not the case.
“You’re so hot” is a phrase you might hear from a partner in the heat of the moment. “Ah! Ah! My vagina feels spicy and hot!” meanwhile, is not. And yet, I recently found myself lying on my back, with my girlfriend’s fingers still inside me, yelling that exact phrase. And to be clear, the vibe wasn’t sexy hot so much as uncomfortable hot.
Whether you’ve said it yourself, been the recipient of someone else saying so, or both, I need to clear up a seriously misguided and widely perpetuated myth: Medically speaking, there is no such thing as being too full to have sex.
Receiving oral sex can feel really good—with the operative word there being can. Beyond a partner’s potentially subpar technique, there are a number of other factors that can downgrade the experience from orgasmic to awkward (or, yikes, even lower to downright awful). But now there’s a product on the market that claims to save oral sex from pleasure prohibitors like scratchy facial hair, dry lips, or the stress of mess if you’re on your period or during anal play: Lorals underwear.
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 shade — romantic orientation isn’t talked about much! That’s why we put together this explainer. Because we think understanding how and why we make connections can help us lead more intentional, fulfilling lives — especially dating lives. So here’s what you should know about romantic orientation.
When I started writing this article, I wrongfully assumed ONLY the sloshed, sleepy, and sad were Team Spooning Sex. But according to the results of my ~very scientific~ Instagram poll, most pleasure-seekers aren’t only fans, they’re eager to wax poetry about the oh-so-cozy position.
As a sex educator, picking a favorite sex toy feels like to a parent picking a favorite kid: A big faux pas. I’m breaking the rules to let you in on a little secret: Not only do I think harnesses are the most under-appreciated pleasure aid on the market, they’re also my personal number one.
That’s why I put together this harness shopping guide. Here, I explain why I’m *heart-eyes* for harnesses, plus the best in six key categories, including: best for beginners, best for penis-owners, and more.