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Lioness versus pregnancy: Are sex toys safe to use when you’re pregnant?

Lioness versus pregnancy: Are sex toys safe to use when you’re pregnant?

When you’re expecting, sex is either always on your mind or the very last thing. But whether you want to have sex or not, you may be asking yourself is it safe to use sex toys while I’m pregnant?

Rest assured, if your pregnancy is healthy and you haven’t been explicitly told not to by your doctor or healthcare provider, then you can feel free to have sex with or without toys. 

My Love/Hate Relationship with Femtech

My love/hate relationship with Femtech

Femtech is a weird category. While it has raised awareness in the mainstream consciousness about a number of issues related to women’s health, the term is not without its underlying problems.

Here, I will speak about it as the Co-founder and CEO of Lioness, a sexual wellness company that created a biofeedback vibrator that helps people learn more about their own bodies and pleasure. I started Lioness in 2013, a few years before the term Femtech was in the general conversation, and can share a bit about how the rise of this term has influenced investment and media over the years.

Everything You Need to Know About Queefing

Everything You Need to Know About Queefing

Farting is one of those things we all do, but society seems to tell us we “shouldn't” fart. If we happen to pass gas in front of other people, it can often induce embarrassment and frantic looking around, hoping nobody suspects it was us. But it's a completely natural and common occurrence to fart.

It's the same thing with vaginal farts, otherwise known as “queefing,” but these usually happen in front of a much smaller crowd. When a person queefs during sex, it can leave them mortified and negatively impact their pleasure — even if their partner(s) doesn't seem to care.

What is feminist porn? Where to find it and top 5 picks

What is feminist porn? Where to find it and top 5 picks

Laura and Ian had been together for a year when he began making regular requests for her to watch porn with him to “spice things up” in their bedroom. Up until then, Laura had only read erotica on her own to get herself in the mood. She was reluctant to watch porn in the past because she’d read that women who worked in the porn industry were often mistreated and underpaid. Wanting to keep her sex life healthy, she agreed to watch porn with Ian after one of their date nights.

“I wanted to like it, this porn he was so enthusiastic to share with me to get us in the mood,” Laura shared as she told me about her experience watching pornography with her boyfriend Ian. “But as it progressed, I couldn’t get over the blatant objectification of women. I could tell the women in the video weren’t actually enjoying themselves. And rather than turning me on, I was repulsed and disappointed.”

Orgasmic Birthing: What Is It? How Can I Have a Birthgasm?

Orgasmic Birthing: What Is It? How Can I Have a Birthgasm?
It’s hard to imagine labor and delivery as anything other than a woman screaming in pain, enduring the painful process that is birth. But those who have had an orgasmic birth — otherwise referred to as a “birthgasm” — will tell you that sometimes, the excruciating pain experienced during childbirth can transition into something that is best described as ecstatic pleasure. Learn more about orgasmic birthing and how you might be able to have one too.

7 Best Lesbian Sex Positions to Elevate Your Sex Life

7 Best Lesbian Sex Positions to Elevate Your Sex Life

Lesbians have great sex, and we have the data to prove it. Research published in the journal Archives of Sexual Nature found that while straight people have sex more often, lesbians report having far more orgasms — 86 percent of the time —  compared to their heterosexual counterparts, who orgasm only 65 percent of the time.  

But how do we have this earth-shattering, orgasm-giving sex? It’s not just about oral sex— though there’s plenty of that, too. To avoid the dreaded “lesbian bed death” thought to come with long-term relationships, lesbians have to get more creative with our sex positions to keep things exciting.

Whether you’ve been together for 2 months or 20 years, here are some of the best lesbian sex positions you can incorporate into your sex life to keep the passion flowing.

Step aside, Freud: 4 women who changed our understanding of sex in the 20th century

Step aside, Freud: 4 women who changed our understanding of sex in the 20th century

If you are familiar with the names of people considered thought leaders of sex in the 20th century, you might think of Alfred Kinsey, William Masters, and Sigmund Freud (the latter being especially debatable given his... questionable stances on female sexuality). Like in other facets of history, women and their own achievements tend to be overlooked. But we're here to try and change that.

Meet some of the women who changed our understanding of sex in the 20th century.

How to find a great rabbit vibrator—advice from a sex toy designer

How to find a great rabbit vibrator—advice from a sex toy designer

You might have recalled the classic Sex and the City episode just over 20 years ago—”The Turtle and The Hare”—the one where Charlotte discovers the wonders of the Vibratex Rabbit Habit Vibrator.

You might be wondering, “How can I reach similar heights of pleasure as Charlotte?” As someone who makes vibrators and has done plenty of research on the nuances of all vibrators out there, especially rabbits—I spent years under a mountain of them while working on the Lioness Vibrator, which is a rabbit-style vibrator—I’ll give you some of my best tips on how to shop for any rabbit vibrator.