It is totally normal and okay to masturbate even if you have a healthy sex life and a happy relationship with your partner. Masturbation isn’t always something that happens because you’re not getting what you need in your sex life, sometimes it is something that you do for yourself that simply itches a different scratch than partnered sex. This being said, if you feel that you masturbate because your partner doesn’t make you orgasm or because you don’t feel fulfilled after sex with your partner, you might be best off talking to your partner about how they can do what you need. After all, sex isn’t just one size fits all, and the phrase “different strokes for different folks” doesn’t come from nowhere. Try out a lot of different things to find out what makes you feel the best with your partner. You could even try mutual masturbation or touching yourself while your boyfriend penetrates you.
Although this may be a situation that causes embarrassment, you should know that it is a pretty normal and natural physiological response for the body to release gas during orgasm or at any time during sex. Gas is just part of having a body, and while you might prefer not to pass gas during an intimate moment or in front of a sexual partner at all, they should understand that if you’re dealing with bodies this is something that is bound to happen from time to time. When the body builds up tension during a climax and then releases it during orgasm, some other things might just happen to release too. If you want to prevent or at least lessen the chances that you will pass gas during sex, you could try to avoid things that will make you gassy beforehand like soda or other carbonated beverages, beans, fibrous veggies, or chewing gum.
Yes! You can totally still have sex when you’re pregnant. In fact, it is recommended to help with physical health and wellbeing as well as stress relief during gestation. Not to mention that it might not be as easy to “get it in” once you’re in the recovery period and when there's a little baby around to keep you occupied. It’s also a time when many parents find themselves more interested in having sex than usual because of all the hormones that pregnancy brings along. Satisfy those cravings! One thing that you should be cautious about is ensuring that the person you are having sex with does not have any STIs because these could become harmful to your pregnancy. Use a condom if you’re not 100% sure or skip sex altogether unless your partner has been recently tested.
So many people with penises have trouble getting and keeping an erection at least at some point in their lives. There are many factors that can contribute to difficulty with erections, and while Viagra is a medication used to treat ED effectively, there are also many other things you can try first before you take the medication route. Firstly, you will need a prescription to get Viagra in most countries, so if your doctor doesn’t diagnose you with erectile dysfunction and write you a prescription, Viagra is off the table. If your problems aren’t all-encompassing enough to get a diagnosis, you can try doing pelvic floor exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles which have been shown to greatly improve many people’s problems with erections. You can also invest in a cock ring or penis ring which can help predominantly with keeping an erection or a penis pump that can help you achieve an erection, to begin with. Other factors in your life can also improve your overall health and as a result your ability to get and keep an erection. This includes exercising regularly, eating a healthy diet, getting enough sleep, and minimizing stress.
Hey! Do you shower regularly? Do you make sure to wash your vulva with a gentle cleanser and avoid harsh soaps and chemicals on your genitals? Are you healthy down there (meaning no STIs, yeast infections, or bacterial vaginosis?) If so, there is no reason why you should be self-conscious about your smell. As long as you have proper hygiene, and you don’t have an infection that causes a strong-smelling discharge then you are totally normal and natural and your boyfriend will probably love the way you taste. Don’t deny yourself the pleasure of oral sex because you’re self-conscious about your natural smell.
Although it is not incredibly likely, it is possible to get pregnant from pre-cum. What is more likely to get you pregnant is failure to properly withdraw which is why almost 25% of couples who use the pullout method will get pregnant within one year. Even if you use the pullout method perfectly every time, there is a 4% chance you could still get pregnant. If you are going to use the pullout method only, these are some statistics you should consider.
When you’ve been married for a long time sometimes you can fall into the same habits and routines when it comes to your sex life, and it becomes less exciting. The best way to spice up your sex life is to switch up your routines. Change your environment by going to a hotel or maybe making love in the kitchen when no one is home. Change up the position and experience a new or different angle. Read the Kama Sutra to find out more about sensuality, embodiment, and presence during sex. You could also go to a sex therapist to find out how to get that spark back. Open your mind to the possibilities, and you will find that there are a lot of directions to take when it comes to sex with a person you love and trust.
There isn’t necessarily a normal when it comes to the amount that married couples have sex because each couple is different and different parts of your life may make it either easier or harder to have sex frequently. Married couples sex once a week on average, however, it may start out with more than that and end up diminishing over the years. Having sex more frequently than average has not been shown to increase marital satisfaction or happiness in a marriage. If you are unhappy with the amount of sex you are having in your marriage, you should first be aware of any stressors or reasons why your wife might not be interested in having sex frequently. If she has had to deal with a lot of stress, is taking care of a child or loved one, or is experiencing depression, you may have to come to terms with the fact that she might not be available to have sex as often as you may like. If you feel you both have the time and energy to have sex, but she doesn’t want to, you can ask her about it and see if there is something that she needs or desires in your sex life to make her more interested in having more frequent sex. You could also go to couples therapy or a sex counselor to help with your individual needs and your needs as a couple.
After having unprotected sex you can use the emergency contraceptive pill or “plan-B” for up to 72 hours after you have had sex, but it works best the sooner you take it. Be aware that the dose of plan-B is measured for people under a specific weight so if you are an above-average weight check with your pharmacist or doctor to see if you need a higher dose.
Practicing safe sex is not just for straight couples. STIs can be transmitted between any two people and through essentially any sexual act. This is why female condoms and dental dams are really helpful and useful for people who don’t want to risk getting an STI and are wanting to still enjoy oral sex or sex with a shared sex toy. Make sure to clean sex toys thoroughly between uses and if you know one partner may have an STI do not share sex toys. In the case of the very common herpes virus, do not have sex during an outbreak of open sores. Test regularly, use a barrier method, and practice good hygiene to enjoy healthy sex life.
Yes! You can get condoms for free at a lot of public health centers, including planned parenthood and many doctor’s offices. You can also often get them on campus if you are a college student if you make a trip to the student health center.
You cannot get chlamydia from kissing, hugging, sharing food, or drinks. Chlamydia is spread through sex, which could mean oral, anal, or vaginal sex or sharing sex toys. If you use a barrier method of protection like a condom or dental dam you should be able to have sex with a person with chlamydia without catching the infection. You can, however, get herpes from kissing. If you see that your partner or a person that you want to kiss has a cold sore, don’t kiss, share drinks or share lip balm until the sore is cleared up.
Firstly I want to say that sex should never be painful. If you are feeling pain while having sex you can 100% ask to modify or stop whatever is going down because you are in pain. Never hide your pain or think that pain is just a natural part of sex. The biggest reason that women might feel pain during sex is a lack of adequate arousal and lubrication. When the vagina becomes aroused, not only does it start to self lubricate by producing more secretions but it also expands from about three inches in depth to about six inches in depth. So if you start to try to ram a six-inch penis in there when it is three inches deep with no lubrication, neither party is going to have the best time.
This is why it is really important to make sure you don’t plunge right into p in v penetration before you’re ready. If you have a harder time getting wet, or you find yourself prone to vaginismus (when your vaginal muscles make the vaginal opening and canal smaller due to stress) you will want to spend a lot more time focusing on relaxing and warming up before you even think about penetration. You could ask your partner to go down on you or stimulate you manually, but if you are too shy for this you can simply ask your partner to slow down and take your time. Masturbation is a perfect way to explore your own body and figure out what you need during sex. You can help your partner by helping yourself figure out what gets you aroused and what gets you wet.
You can clean your sex toys with warm water and a gentle hypoallergenic soap. There are also specific sex toy cleaners that you can buy, but the best approach is to use a warm washcloth with gentle soap and water to clean them after every use. Be mindful of what kind of sex toy you’re using and whether it is waterproof or not to see whether you can rinse the toy after washing or if you should carefully go over it again with a wet washcloth. Some sex toys have holes or are made of a porous material so do your best to dry those places so that wetness and bacteria don’t linger. Store your sex toys in a container or a silk bag to protect them from dust or debris.
If you want to use lube with a vibrator, be sure that your vibrator is waterproof and check out what material the vibe is made from. If you have a silicone vibrator, you can use a water-based lubricant, but you should never use a silicone-based lube or your sex toy will become damaged and eroded. If you are using a medical-grade metal or glass vibrator you can use silicone-based lube or water-based lubricant. If you are inserting the toy into your vagina a water-based lubricant is your best bet, but if you are using it for anal stimulation you might want to go with an oil-based lube or a silicone-based lube if your toy is not made of silicone.
Silicone-based lubricants and water-based lubricants can both be great, but they differ in their composition, their texture, and you should use them for different activities. Silicone-based lube is preferred for when you want something that will last over a long course of time, so you don’t have to keep reapplying. It is best for hand jobs and anal sex because these are instances when you’re not working with a self-lubricating organ like the vagina or the mouth. If you are having vaginal sex you might be better off using water-based lubricant because the vagina is self-lubricating and water-based lube will not linger in the vagina. Do keep in mind that you can not use a silicone-based lubricant with a sex toy that is made of silicone because the lubricant can erode and damage the toy. Both silicone and water-based lubricants are safe to use with latex condoms, but steer clear of oil-based lubes for condom use.
Such a thing is a widespread issue and there are different reasons why your lover still watching porn. For example, he or she may be not satisfied enough, or you are having rarely sex, or you both tried everything and now are bored. You should ask him (her) and wait for an honest answer.
Some experts and people close to the subject say that lesbian sex can last forever. All these legends have to do with the fact that women do not have a certain moment when they are "finished" and exhausted, the so-called moment of ejaculation. So, if we compare lesbian sex time and the sex act of heterosexual couples, the winner is obvious. All caresses and love games of lesbian couples involve different erogenous zones on the woman's body. And there is a huge number of them. Also, do not forget that lesbian sex can be not only between two women. The number of partners and participants is unlimited. So, one can only wonder how long it takes for these women to get everything they want to the fullest extent
We will say one and the most important argument - a woman knows exactly what she wants and what the other woman loves. As practice shows, most of the lesbian sex time is devoted to oral sex and caressing. Usually, the whole process starts with embraces, caresses, and kisses. Such foreplay most often lasts for a long time. By the way, lesbian couples achieve the desired sensations during sex more often than heterosexual couples. Women are more open and sincere in their desires. They fill their caresses with novelty, non-standard poses, and touches
It may seem that men want sex twice as much as women, and so gay couples have it just as we are used to seeing it in heterosexual couples. But as studies conducted back in the late 20th-century show, same-sex partners also feel the need for intimacy, but sex itself looks different and has a very different meaning. Gay sex partners are more appreciative of emotional intimacy and their partner's feelings. They focus on feelings and preferences rather than on the end goal (ejaculation). So sex is important, but not more important than love
There is nothing strange about the fact that people of the same sex can love each other. And if we imagine a gay or lesbian couple, they are often happy and smiling people who hug each other or look at each other with admiring eyes. And immediately we get the impression that gay men have more sex than heterosexual couples. And this is not just a notion, as it turns out gay men do have sexual relations quite often. Back in 2015, the Washington Post published a study showing that men who are in same-sex marriages are more likely to be intimate than a man with a woman. Because men or women know and understand better what a member of a certain gender likes. The frequency of sexual contact and other intimacy does not change (drops) much with age or the duration of the relationship.
If this is the first sex in your life, it's hard to avoid the excitement is a fact. And it definitely shouldn't be with just anyone. You must share this responsible and important moment with someone you trust and make sure you have mutual feelings and desires. Usually, those people who have normal self-esteem and are not ashamed of their bodies have a real chance of extremely good sex. Don't be afraid of foreplay or wrong views that will show your imperfections - it's not that important. Give in to your feelings and don't be afraid to talk about what you love, and don't keep quiet in the moments when you get hurt. It's not right for yourself in the first place. Both partners should enjoy themselves in any way.
Buying a condom is the first step to safe sex. But there is one more thing that will bring you closer to success: the correct use of a condom. To avoid too much description you can just look at the video manuals or schematic drawings that are shown on the packaging of condoms. Putting a condom on a dick is not an easy task. Here's a quick guide:
Since condoms are the most popular method of contraception (so far), it makes sense to find and try good types of condoms. And their main purpose is to prevent pregnancy. But over time we realize that we miss the sensations that can be felt without using a condom. Now you can find condoms for all tastes and flavors, but the priority remains the most important characteristics that will always be relevant - the maximum fineness of latex and a pleasant glide (lubrication). It is also worth mentioning that condoms are female and male; for oral and vaginal sex. There are top condom manufacturers of all types. Among the leaders are Durex (Mutual Climax, pleasure me Condoms), Okamoto Crown Condoms, Trojan Her Pleasure Sensations Condoms.
Many experienced couples perceive sex as a stress reliever. Yes, already all mankind knows how the concepts of sexual intercourse and good mood are connected. Many studies that were conducted among women showed that the level of good mood rises the day after sex. Accordingly, the level of stress and resistance to stressful situations and other negativity also increased. And of course, this is about those sexual contacts that satisfied both partners. In addition, an interesting fact is that sex without a partner (masturbation) is not as effective against stress as the presence and emotional intimacy with the subject of love.
Everyone unanimously says that condoms kill any chance of experiencing true pleasure while having sex. Although we know how much men hate sex with a condom, there are many women who comment negatively on latex intercourse and that sex feels better without condoms. There are different reasons, someone wants to feel her sexual partner as much as possible (hard and smooth skin of the penis), someone feels total discomfort after latex friction against the pelvic wall. Let's say that at least once in your life you should feel the difference, but it has to be a partner you trust and who is honest with you
When it comes to the safety of not conceiving, there are alternative methods of protection besides the condom - the intravaginal coil, the vaginal ring, hormonal contraceptives and injections, and a few other less popular ways of having sex without a condom. But you must realize that even interrupted sex without a condom does not guarantee you 100% protection from pregnancy. So, the advantages of using a condom are obvious. In addition, it protects against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). But as you have already guessed, we advise you to consult a specialist before deciding to have sex without a condom and choose the best alternative specifically for you.
There are many traditional contraceptive methods that modern medicine offers to prevent unwanted pregnancies. But in fact, even those young couples who don't track the favorable days for conception (to avoid fertilization) don't always have a chance to see "two stripes" on the test. It all depends on the reproductive abilities of the woman and the man. Today condoms including female condoms (yes, there are some), IUDs, oral contraceptives are considered the most common contraceptive methods for preventing unwanted pregnancy. Despite reliable information from friends and relatives, we recommend that you consult a gynecologist to choose the best and most effective method of contraception for you individually.
Oral sex is safe or unsafe? You have to understand that safety first in any kind of sex. If you mean pregnancy, you can't conceive by oral sex, don't worry. Venereal diseases are the only thing you can be threatened with during oral sex without a condom. These include dangerous HPV (human papillomavirus), gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia, hepatitis, and intestinal infectious diseases. And that's not the whole list. Oral sex is considered safer than traditional sex, but you should be vigilant anyway.
Despite the fact that taking the pill seems questionable means against unplanned pregnancy, oral contraceptives still go along with condoms as the most widespread type of contraception. Which, by the way, it is better to choose together with your gynecologist. If you take birth control pills and decide to conceive, you can become pregnant after stopping the pill almost immediately (on average for 2-3 months). It all depends on your hormonal health and regularity of ovulation.
Identify the reason of the problem.
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The first and main reason is the lack of a partner. Simply, if you catch a thought in your mind that you stop feeling passionate about your sex partner, it is very little chance to get a vaginal orgasm or even it can be a zero. The second issue is contraceptive drugs because it can cause you some troubles. If you are using them, it's the right time to think and weigh your views on them and try new kinds of contraceptives. The third reason can be underdeveloped pelvic floor muscles or "Kegel's muscles". There is a great exercise that promotes stimulation and will help to overcome this problem.
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