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A guide to menstrual alternatives

A guide to menstrual alternatives

When it comes to managing Aunt Flo, our devilish monthly visitor, most of us turn to the two most traditional options available at any convenience store: pads or tampons. Unfortunately, many commercial products contain a whole boatload of nasty chemicals that no one wants to put in their body. Synthetic additives, which make tampons more absorbent, are linked to an increased risk of Toxic Shock Syndrome as well as a slew of other health issues.

Do aphrodisiacs really work? 5 foods and suggestions

Do aphrodisiacs really work? 5 foods and suggestions

For as long as there's been sex, people have searched to find ways to make it better—more pleasurable, longer, with better orgasms, you name it. Enter aphrodisiacs. Derived from “Aphrodite” (the name of the Greek goddess of love), this term refers to substances that stimulate sexual desire. And while there isn't much scientific proof behind most aphrodisiacs, you still find couples ordering oysters on Valentine's Day in the hopes they'll get lucky. So let's take a look at the history of aphrodisiacs and if you should consider trying any.

A guide to foreplay for busy people

A guide to foreplay for busy people

Sometimes the intensity and spontaneity of a quickie satisfies your sex craving. And especially when you and your partner both have over-packed calendars, something's better than nothing. But other times, a slow buildup with plenty of foreplay leads to increased intimacy, lower inhibitions, and more enjoyable sex. Most of us even want more of it: While foreplay tends to last only 12 minutes, both sexes would like it to last about 18 minutes.

In that spirit, here's everything you need to know about foreplay, plus ideas for how to liven it up if you want more than the typical makeout session.

What are the best sex toys for seniors?

What are the best sex toys for seniors?

Everyone deserves a respectful and fulfilling sex life, and that sentiment doesn't change as you get older.

While there are plenty of design-forward sex toys that have been coming out on the market, many of which can be considered by people no matter their age, there are certain considerations folks may need to make as they get older. We've included a lineup of some of the best toys with the needs of older folks in mind.

What are the best sex toys for men?

What are the best sex toys for men?

Sex toys are not just for women — more and more sex toys are created for men to enjoy on their own or with a partner. A study that was published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine found that nearly half (44.8%) of all men surveyed had used a sex toy at some point in their life (either for solo and/or partner play) and about 17 percent had used a vibrator for solo masturbation. Granted, this survey was conducted back in 2008, which (surprisingly) is now eons ago. With the rise of more sophisticated and tech savvy sex toys, as well as more cultural openness around sex, both of these percentages have likely increased in the last decade.

We've put together a list of some of the best sex toys for men in 2019.

How to Choose The Right Sex Club For You: First-timers, Couples, Singles

How to Choose The Right Sex Club For You: First-timers, Couples, Singles

Sex, and what is sexy, lies on a massive spectrum that is highly personalized to each individual person. So you can bet that when it comes to choosing the right sex club, you're going to want to find a group that aligns with what you think is sexy. So if you’re wondering where to begin when delving into the wide world of sex clubs, here are a few places to start.

Five Ways to Keep Your Sex Life Alive in a Long-Distance Relationship

Five Ways to Keep Your Sex Life Alive in a Long-Distance Relationship

If romance novels and chick-flicks are to be believed, the long-distance relationship is to be dreaded, and time apart shunned as an enemy of love.

But in reality, the experts—and those who’ve been there— say long-distance relationships can actually lead to a stronger bond. Even, perhaps, a better sex life.

Here are the 5 best tips to keep your sex life alive in a long distance relationship.

Three Important Things You Need to Know Before Visiting Your First Sex Club

Three Important Things You Need to Know Before Visiting Your First Sex Club

Sex clubs may seem taboo or risque, but as Grace learned, sex clubs are about finding what is erotic for you, as the individual, and creating a safe space to explore it. Still, it’s natural to feel nervous about attending. If you want to push the boundaries of your comfort zone, but are not sure what to expect, here are three important things to know before visiting your first sex club or sex party.