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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.”

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.

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.