It’s the merriest time of the season! We're all about sex toys here at Kinkly, and we've created a number of gift guides around them. But, well, sex toy gifts aren't a fit for everyone - and not everyone is into sex. So, here are 24 non-sex-toy gifts to give to your most sex-positive friends. Enjoy!
There’s such a huge emphasis on having sex last as long as possible. Like, light some candles, play some music and ease yourself into a sweet, sexy mood. Sometimes, though, you’re pressed for time. Just because time isn’t on your side doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make sex happen. A quickie may not be a leisurely romance-athon, but a quick bout of wham-bam-thank-you-ma’am sex can be super-hot (and super-doable!) — in a totally different way.
Like a lot of people, I was raised to think about life in a particular way. You go to college, land a steady 9-to-5 job, meet "The One," and then swap a promise and a piece of paper before getting down to raising a family.
I've been freelancing for more than two decades. By most standards, I've had a successful career, with bylines in more than 100 publications, including Marie Claire, The Globe and Mail, and The Washington Post.
The best sex is always spur of the moment, right? Like, take me on the dining room table right this minute because we can’t make it to the bedroom kind of sex?
Did you know that Sunday was National Sex Toy Day? We're a little late to the party - but we hate to miss a sex-related holiday! If you haven't already, consider carving out some quality time to play with yourself or a partner. Sure, hands-only masturbation most definitely has its time and place. But in 2018, these best-selling sex toys were welcomed into bedrooms far and wide, bringing a bounty of pleasure one OH MY GAWD orgasm at a time.
It’s one of the biggest debates in sexual pleasure: Is there a G-spot or isn’t there? If you're a believer (like I am), the G-spot, or Grafenberg spot, is that magical spot located about an inch inside the vaginal opening on the upper wall (closest to your tummy). When stimulated, this almond-size area swells and becomes tingly. It's near the urethra so it may prompt the urge to urinate — that’s perfectly normal.
I’ve been a longtime devotee of menstrual cups. The Diva Cup was my first menstrual cup, so it’s held a fond spot in my tampon-shunning heart. For me, it was hands-in-the-air rejoicing the second I said hello to a longer wear solution and goodbye to awkward strings.
Whether it’s a legit friend or someone you hang out with every so often and fool around with, a friend with benefits scenario can satisfy your sexual needs. It’s more than a one-night stand but less than boyfriend/girlfriend status, yet it fills a need without deep-diving into anything too meaningful.
In many ways, sex should be better than ever in your 40s. You’re finally at home in your own skin, feeling confident and more sure of what you want between the sheets. But there’s often just one little problem … something we like to call “the age of dryness.”
Monogamy has existed as the default relationship model for ... well, forever. It's the go-to gold standard and the so-called superior path to coupled bliss. With that said, there's an uptick in the interest in consensual non-monogamy. Google searches for the topic are on the rise. Shows like "You Me Her," "Unicornland" and "Polyamory: Married & Dating" explore what life is like beyond traditional monogamy. There's even a lite version of consensual non-monogamy known as "monogamish."
My flight to Montego Bay was canceled – twice – due to storms along the Eastern Seaboard. Note to self: Don’t fly through Charlotte, N.C., during summer months. After some quick internet sleuthing, I was able to reroute myself on a SEA-DFW-MBY itinerary and arrive in Jamaica 30 hours later than planned with an overnight in Dallas.
There are so many misconceptions surrounding pussies and elasticity. But here's the thing: there’s no “right” amount of vaginal tightness. In fact, the average vagina is 3-4 inches long and can expand up to 200% during sexual arousal. Virgin vaginas aren’t necessarily tighter and people who’ve given birth or get laid a lot aren’t necessarily looser.
Whether you love it, hate it, or haven't yet tried it, August is Anal Sex Month. Yes, there’s a whole month dedicated to the fine (and fun!) art of backdoor play. Anal sex provides a completely different sensation than vaginal play and it's something that can be very pleasurable – if done correctly.
Talking about sex can be nerve-wracking. (That’s probably why it’s a top talked-about topic in online relationship forums.) The act itself can be awkward, and when you start thinking about how much you are — or aren’t — having, it can bring up some anxiety. And while thinking about it may be stressful enough, talking about sexual frequency with your partner can seem even worse.