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.
I don’t remember when I had my first panic attack. Oddly, it didn’t coincide with the loss of my mother at the age of 17 or the deep-seated spells of major depression in my mid-20s. These mood-crushing moments seemed to rear their debilitating powers a decade or so later.
According to the mental health charity Mind, a panic attack is an exaggeration of the body’s normal response to fear or stress. When faced with a potentially threatening situation, the body gears itself up for danger by prod...
Truth: I’m a hot mess during my period. I’m bloated and moody, and my boobs hurt like hell. Every inch of my body aches and my uterus thanks whoever developed on-demand in-home massage services. I scarf chocolate like there’s an impending zombie apocalypse. Most notably, though, is how high my sex drive is during my period.
Despite the fact that they feel so good, orgasms — or rather, the lack thereof — can be a major source of stress for people. Instead of waiting for one to happen organically, some people decide to fake them for a variety of reasons. But is that really fair to you or your partner? And is there ever a good time to fake an orgasm?