The year is 2018. Scientists have proved that water exists on Mars. But can they definitively tell us what female ejaculation is and where it comes from?
You bet they can’t.
Female ejaculation, also known as ‘squirting’ or ‘gushing’, has been branded “one of the most hotly debated questions in modern sexology”, and for a very good reason. The scientific community can give us no definitive answer as to what female ejaculation actually is!
(I wish I had the time and resources to solve this mystery for women everywhere. It would only be a matter of buying some durable wellies, and getting my hands on enough absorbent kitchen towel.)
But until I do, I've found 5 facts you probably never knew about squirting.
Many of life’s most enjoyable activities require you to work quickly. A game of Boggle, for instance, or eating a 99 in the heat of summer.
Sex is certainly an enjoyable activity; it's up there with board games and ice cream in my books.
But good sex isn’t about sprinting to the finish line. Taking the time to engage in electrifying foreplay is crucial if you want to knock your partner’s socks off.
Here are 5 tried-and-tested foreplay moves that your lucky lady is bound to love.
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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.
And what did Dr Prause discover?...