There's so much to know about safe sex beyond the condom and your preferred birth control methods. Safe sex doesn't have to mean boring sex.
We're secretly convinced that more people would use and enjoy sex toys if only it wasn't so darn intimidating to walk into the store, hold up a random silicone thing, and ask, "Umm, what exactly is this for?" It's not always exactly obvious; sometimes you just have to ask. Everyone could use a little "oomph" in their sexy-time routine, and although people who work in reputable sex shops are invariably knowledgeable and nonjudgmental, that doesn't mean that the experience of shopping for a new vibrator or toy isn't intimidating. Wouldn't it be nice if you at least knew the basics? Well, we've put together a primer on some of the most popular types of adult toys and what they're used for. All that's left for you to do is to try them all and see what you like best!
When it comes to communication, humans tend to use verbal and physical messages, but we also might use our sense of smell. Humans can also send messages without consciously knowing it. But how do pheromones in humans effect communication and to what extent are we subject to its whims?
Even if you're an skeptical of horoscopes, there's no denying that personality traits can impact the sexual encounters we crave. Astrology experts believe that the date, time, and location of our birth can affect how we're influenced by the planets throughout our lifetimes; and those influences can affect our preferences in the bedroom. Here's how your sign might be affecting your sex life.
Books that tug on your heartstrings--and pull on your panties.
Most women have had the mysterious experience of being turned on by a partner’s smell. A friend of mine once told me her ex-boyfriend’s scent made her feel “safe and drawn to him,” and that his smell was so distinct and attractive that even after a sweaty workout, she found him appealing. Though personality and looks definitely play a part in initial attraction, smell may play a larger role than we suspect. That inexplicable “chemistry” you feel with someone who may not fit your normal dating profile? It could be a subconscious scent drawing you to him or her.
Think you're a budding sexpert? While you may be well-versed in female orgasms and sex positions, some of the research surrounding men and sex could surprise you. There's not much question that men and women are wired a little differently when it comes to thinking about satisfying sex. But are there more similarities than you ever thought possible? Join us as we count down 15 surprising, shocking, and little-known facts about men and sex.