Writing about sex has always been an honorable tradition. Just like good sex, good sex writing is in the details, the images, the scenario, the melding of reality and fantasy. We read erotica for inspiration, sometimes to lose ourselves, though we often find parts of ourselves within the story. Good sex writing paints a picture; it shows as well as tells, and it connects your mind to your body. Sounds good right, the life of an erotica writer? Can't you see me in my sexy lingerie, sitting at my laptop, popping bonbons from a heart shaped dish into my mouth, porno playing as I sample sex toys for research? Unfortunately the reality is very, very different.
Interested in all things erotica? What exactly inspires the writer, how do they get into the field? Find out all that and more from writer, Carol Taylor.
A video camera in the bedroom: naughty way to spice up your sex life—or therapeutic tool to reveal deeper truths about your relationship? Both, says Michael Alvear, a gay Atlanta-based sexpert who spent three seasons with The Sex Inspectors, a British television show in which he and his co-host analyzed video footage of long-term couples. Their goal? To help the twosomes get their passion back, both in and out of the sack. Since it aired in 2004, the show has appeared on HBO and has been duplicated in about a dozen countries. I had a chat with Alvear to get the real take on what happens both on-screen and behind the scenes when the film is rolling—and to find out what you can learn by inviting an all-seeing camera into your bedroom.
According to Dr. Teela Sanders, a writer and lecturer at the University of Leeds, and the author of Paying For Pleasure: Men Who Buy Sex, 30% of men (in England, anyway) will buy sex at some point in his life. . . and we're not talking porn. She delves into the who (anyone), where (all over), and why (lots of reasons) that married men do this. Bill Clinton and Eliot Spitzer are prime examples of guys seeking something outside of their marriage who have no interest in divorce. Dr. Sanders also discusses why women are expected to "stand by your man."
No longer a suburban secret, sex parties just might be the next vibrator, a sexual thrill once kept hidden and now gleefully embraced by women from all walks of life. And like vibrators, sex parties come in more flavors than Ben and Jerry's. From classic swinger events to nightclubs that provide beds, to pansexual celebrations of the erotic divine, people are coming together all over the country to flirt, fondle and f**k—however their hearts (or other body parts) desire.
Want the lowdown on threesome etiquette? Wondering how to keep your married sex life hot? Tango's got the scoop on everything that goes on (or could be going on) between the sheets. With everything from expert advice to candid confessions, the ten most provocative sex stories have exactly the answers you looking for.
From first dates via Web cam to text-message-controlled sex toys, the future of love lies in technology. Author and sexpert, Regina Lynn, gives us a glimpse of how we'll meet, get turned on and stay in touch in 2012.
Because women prefer to watch adult films with their partners, rather than alone, the movies directed toward women are referred to as "couples' porn." And in order to lure the female half of the equation, they must have a plot more complex than the pizza guy ringing a doorbell and bending a silicone-breasted blonde over some diseased plaid couch.With plots, romantic settings, and plenty of foreplay, “couples’ porn” is about female pleasure, too. A guide to the best erotic films, and how to watch them.
Here's everything you ever wanted to know—but thought you were too old to ask about sex. According to Laura Berman, PhD, author of The Passion Prescription, even sexually savvy adults have questions about penis size (it might matter), sex after marriage (does it stop?), and a man's sexual prime (hint: younger is not always better).
Most women can orgasm through masturbation. The clitoris is sensitive enough that many ladies can get off by playing with it. But what about the poor g-spot? It's the hot-button question among friends brave enough to ask: Can you orgasm from intercourse alone?
A single woman in her thirties asks for advice on how to find a commiited relationship.
Is new love as good as chocolate? It may be the dopamine you're feeling. Relationship experts Pat Love and Helen Fisher weigh in on the biological responses from lust to long-term love. From the first flush of romance to the deep attachment of a long-term marriage; Marisa Belger uncovers the chemistry behind the cycle of love.
No matter how much of a relationship rut you might be in, there are ways to turn up the heat. Exploring new sexual planes might be the key to renewing your bond. Read an Exclusive Excerpt From "Secrets & Techniques To Keep Your Relationship Red Hot!"
Too many couples have mediocre sex; and too few understand why. The first step is defining what bad sex is for you. And it doesn't necessarily have anything to do with orgasms. The next step is figuring out what's making it boring or unfulfilling and communicating that to your partner. But a little communication and sexual exploration can prevent it from being a total dealbreaker.
Even the most satisfying sexual relationships can use a jumpstart from time to time. If you've foundation of trust; exploration eachother on new sexual levels with erotic toys and games can add fire to a relationship on many levels. Dr. Hilda Hutcherson. sex columnist and expert, walks you through the hottest tools of enticement.