Vanessa Marin is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in sex therapy.
She received her Bachelor’s degree in Human Sexuality from Brown University and her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies.
She has 15 years of experience working in sex education, research, and therapy, and has been featured over 800 times in publications like The New York Times, O, The Oprah Magazine, The Times of London, Real Simple, Refinery29, CNN, Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, Jezebel, Lifehacker, Esquire, GQ, Bustle, Self, Shape, Glamour, Redbook, and more.
She is the creator of multiple online sex therapy programs, including Finishing School, a 12 week course that teaches women how to orgasm by themselves or with a partner, and currently works with clients over video chat.
Find out more below about her work in improving the sex lives of couples everywhere.
When we think of sex, chances are that lots of us are imagining some penis-in-vagina kind of action. But why, when there are so many other options for pleasurable play?
Despite what many of us are taught to believe, penetration is not a prerequisite for amazing foreplay.
There are so many incredible ways to play that don’t involve inserting Tab A into slot B.
Luckily, if you're after some outercourse experimentation, Lovehoney have a smorgasbord of sensational non-penetrative toys on offer, so here are 7 to get you in the mood for some mind-blowing external play!
Pepper Schwartz is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington and received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Yale University.
She is a co-author of The Normal Bar, plus 21 other books, is Past President of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, and wrote the "Sex and Health" column for Glamour magazine for seven years.
She serves as AARP’s first Love & Relationship Expert and Ambassador and lectures nationally and internationally on intimate relationships, sexuality, and women's wellbeing.
She has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, Dateline, Dr. Phil, and Lifetime, and stars in the hit A&E docuseries, Married at First Sight.
Here, she discusses her work in helping couples to reignite that sexual spark.
A recent medical study in the US has changed the direction of intimate pleasure for women, demonstrating that super-strength orgasms may be available in real life, not just the movies.
Conducted by neuroscientist Dr Nicole Prause, founder of sexual biotechnology firm Liberos, the purpose of the scientific study was to test the effectiveness of the updated happy rabbit® versus manual stimulation.
19 women to date, with an average age of 31 and a wide range of racial and age diversity, have been tested. Each of the women visited the lab twice under strict lab conditions – once to use a happy rabbit® vibrator, and the other to masturbate using their hands.
A lot of people want to know which is the quietest vibrator, and it's easy to understand why.
Now obviously at Lovehoney we believe that masturbating is a happy, healthy act that should have no shame attached to it, but that doesn't mean that you should be forced to announce it to the street every time you have fumble!
For those who like to keep play quiet, we've unboxed this awesome Super Silencer Sex Toy kit, that's filled with 3 brilliant vibrators, who each promise to be quieter than a mouse.
You, on the other hand, may not be.
Watch the video above, and read more about the Super Silencer kit, below.
Have you ever thought about writing your own erotic stories? Or maybe memoirs? Then you're not alone.
Lots of people feel awkward about sharing their writing – understandably so, if you've ever read a comment section anywhere on the internet.
It's scary to put yourself out there. But it can also be a huge turn-on, and ultimately rewarding.
Even if your audience is just yourself and a lover, erotic writing is a great way to explore fantasies. Writing can relieve stress, and when you're doing it for fun, it can be a welcome break from academic assignments.
If you've ever thought about putting pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard as it's now more often known (though it does sound slightly less romantic), here are some small steps to get you started.