Some couples may not know it, but every time a woman has an orgasm, her pelvic floor muscles contract. And there are exercise programs that can strengthen these internal muscles, which are also used in bladder control and childbirth. Because studies have shown these exercises can help women with urinary incontinence and simultaneously improve their sexual function, researchers in Brazil guessed they also might improve sex for healthy, older women.
Because no-one talked about it, no-one knew how common it was, an a culture of silence around orgasms was forged. Those of you who can orgasm from just penetrative sex are super lucky and should feel very pleased with yourselves. You are in a small minority and can probably enjoy sex with someone who is relatively unskilled.
I am not an adventurous masturbator. I should be, because I am always reading and writing about the best masturbation techniquessex toys and ways to masturbate — but I rarely branch out myself. I'm definitely a regular masturbator and a firm believer in all of the benefits it brings.
The annoying thing was that no one had noticed. The idea of anyone inquiring into the state of my soul would have seemed slightly obscene. At the very least someone would notice if you didn't turn up to church. I didn't know any Catholics, but I'd heard about the perks.
First came the G-spotthen multiple climax and spiritual tantric sex. The modern woman is not only expected to be a good mother and a professional success, but some believe she needs to behave like a porn star in the bedroom. So if a simple device could reveal whether a woman is capable of a vaginal orgasmwould it take the pressure off heterosexual women to perform?
Skip navigation! Story from Sex. Despite its overblown reputation as Sting's favorite bedroom pastimetantric sex is about more than marathon orgasms and sustained, seemingly pointless, eye contact.
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Or frustrated. In fact, I found no sex preferable to disappointing sex. Just before giving up, I had a boyfriend.
To help pull the curtain back on how common it is to have a complicated relationship with sex, we asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to share their confessions about sex, shame, and insecurity. I'm adventurous and up for just about anything when it comes to sex, but when it comes down to doing the deed I suddenly get too into my head and lose focus. I get distracted by trying to hide my imperfect body.
Sexting, swiping and selfies — in a new column, writer Emily Reynolds explores the strange new ways that technology is changing our relationships. I already worked alone: now, single again, I lived alone too. Sat in the chair, my neck uncomfortably resting on the too-cold edge of a sink, my hairdresser began to massage my head with firm, long strokes as she shampooed my hair.