If your roomates are so chilled that they won't raise their eyebrows if you close yourself for an hour in your bedroom with that sexy guy you just met, well, you're super lucky.
For some of us, things just aren't that easy.
No matter how friendly your roomies are, sometimes living with them just makes it impossible to have sex in your bedroom. Would you truly want to be heard (or seen) by your friends while you moan and scream in pleasure?
So, sometimes, we are forced to be a little creative: we need to explore other places for intimacy instead of the old plain bedroom and create new scenarios to fulfill our desires.
I'm not saying you must limit yourself to the classic bathroom quickie: it can be exciting, as we all know, but sometimes it may be difficult to 'get to the point' in such a short time.
This is where super-discreet sex toys that you can wear out and about come into play…
Sometimes when you’re dating, there’s nothing worse than that, “What are we?” stage.
You find yourself thinking, “Are we dating? Are we seeing each other? Are we official?” and it can be a tough case to crack. Labelling your new relationship is something we all want (or need) to do but it comes as no surprise that a lot of the time, we don’t really know what we should be calling it.
Not only do we have that ever-so-helpful voice inside our heads telling us to get a wriggle on with it, we’re in the Facebook age now where the seriousness of our relationships is determined by the status we set on our social media profile.
However, if you’re not really sure what label you should be giving your new relationship in 2018, have a think about the stage you’re at first and take it from there. At first, it might seem clear as mud but once you’ve given it some thought, you’ll have it sussed.
Here are some helpful hints…
The body positive movement is about accepting and appreciating all human body types, no matter what they look like.
What society considers to be beautiful should not cause a person to lose confidence or to feel unworthy of love and respect.
Society's "beautiful" changes every five minutes anyway, so why bother attempting to keep up with what’s trending? We’ve spent the last three years obsessing over our eyebrows... we’ll probably be shaving them off by 2020.
We often hear about body positivity in conjunction with the fight against fat-shaming and the pressure women face to look a certain way.
There is more to the movement than that. Body positivity is against both skinny and fat-shaming, because body-shaming in all its forms can lead to mental health problems and harmful eating disorders.
But body positivity should be inclusive of all genders, races, and abilities, not just female weight. So how can being body positive improve your sex life?
Patti Britton, PhD, is the Pioneer of Sex Coaching and has been a leader in the field of sexology with an emphasis on sexual enhancement for 35 years. She is a Master Certified Sex Coach, Clinical Sexologist, Co-Founder of SexCoachU.com, and author of The Art of Sex Coaching: Expanding Your Practice plus four other books.
Dr. Patti earned a PhD and Masters in Public Health, both in Human Sexuality. She's the host of 40+ DVDs for couples' sexual enhancement, has made appearances on over 200 television shows, and has been the featured guest on over 200 interviews for live talk and news radio.
She's a frequent expert for print media, including Cosmopolitan, Men's Health, Women's Health, Glamour, Men's Fitness, and WebMD. She has chaired approximately 30 doctoral dissertations and serves as the expert chair/reader for doctoral candidates at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Saybrook, and Pacifica Graduate Institutes.
Dr. Patti has a private practice in the Los Angeles area and leads couples' workshops and international professional training intensives each year and is also faculty at California Institute of Integral Studies.
Find out more about her work at drpattibritton.com/.
Whether you've got a single toy hidden away in your night stand or a gigantic collection that's taking over your whole house, everyone has that one favorite toy they always find themselves coming back to.
You know the one. The old reliable that you never can quite replace.
But have you ever wondered - what does your favorite sex toy say about you?
From the classic dildo to the beasty butt plug, we've looked at seven different sex toys, and what we think your preference could indicate about your personality.
International Celebrate Bisexuality Day, or Bi Visibility Day, has been held each year on the 23rd of September since 1999.
This date also kicks off the beginning of Bi Week, a week designed to highlight biphobia and to help people all over the world connect with the bisexual community.
Bi Week is over for another year, but that’s no reason to stop learning.
We can still support our friends who put the 'B' in LGBTQIA+.
Here are 13 things that bisexual people want you to know.
Xanet Pailet, author of the new book, Living an Orgasmic Life, is a recovered NYC healthcare lawyer who lived in a sexless marriage for over two decades.
After experiencing her own sexual healing and awakening in 2011, she transitioned her career into a full-time sex and intimacy educator and coach. She offers 1:1 coaching and online group programs to empower women around their sexuality and strengthen couples' relationships and intimacy skills.
Xanet is a certified Somatica Sex and Intimacy Coach, Sexological Bodyworker, Holistic Pelvic Care Practitioner, Tantra Educator, and is trauma trained in Somatic Experiencing. She is on the faculty of the Ecstatic Living Institute and the Somatica Institute.
Find out more about her work at powerofpleasure.com.
We've all been there - things are heating up, skin is caressing skin, a partner's breath dancing on your neck, a gentle touch sending your spine ablaze with wonderful shivers…
And then it all goes a bit daft.
We'll say it time and time again, sex is ridiculous and we should embrace that, but every now and then the throes of passion are interrupted by an 'oops' moment that can leave you groaning, and not in the good way.
Here are our top picks of the silliest sex mistakes we all make!