Although sex toys have been around for what seems like forever, there are many people (whether they're single, casually dating, in long/short-term relationships or married) are still hesitant to bring this addition into their sexual activity! As a sex toy consultant for over 3 years, I understand why they can be intimidating, but I often find myself busting myths and providing different ways to think about introducing these "things that go buzzzzz in the night" to masturbation and/or sexual intercourse.
Male masturbation has become so commonplace to talk about that it's even become a joke — men get to have all the fun making love (to pies and socks and all sorts of other imaginative things). So why don't we talk about female masturbation on the same level?
In this day and age, Mick Jagger’s words are truer than ever. ”I can’t get no satisfaction” seems like an anthem to today’s women. As I wrote in my recent post here on Your Tango, successful women have a really hard time getting action in the bedroom. Do Financially Successful Women Have Hotter Sex?
The best thing about Trojan's Vibrating Triphoria is the price, though I don't realize it at first. Once I learn how versatile the vibrator is, however, and experience how quickly and efficiently I can use it to get myself off, $39.99 seems a mind-blowing steal.
Besides raising the contents of our stomachs into our mouths, Lawrence Taylor's rape case has also raised a number of important questions about sex. Namely, does masturbation constitute a sex act? Lawrence Taylor seems to think masturbation isn't sex. What do you think?
Tonight, Bravo will air their latest episode of Kell on Earth, in which Kelly Cutrone takes a trip to Babeland, one of our absolute favorite (sex) toy shops. Bravo initially wasn't going to air that segment of the episode—supposedly because it didn't fit in seamlessly with the storyline—but Cutrone put her foot down and some quick editing was done. Because everyone's favorite fashion PR guru wanted women to know: shopping for sex toys is fine…and fun!
Almost every dry-speller we spoke to said that celibacy -- voluntary or not -- was a valuable growth experience, helping some feel more confident while others relished the surplus of "me time." And surely that's worth more than, say, sleeping with one of these dudes. We discovered three main types of dry spells and spoke with survivors for insight.
The YourTango team answers a question from Ask YourTango, where readers go to seek out advice on love and relationships. This informative video provides some insight on the do's and don'ts of masturbating for the first time. Not only are these tips incredibly helpful for anyone who is nervous about self-pleasuring, they help ensure that it is done safely. Question: "I've never really explored my own body 'down there' if you know what I mean. I'm eager to give it a try, but, embarrassingly, I don't know where to start. Any tips?"
Dan and Jennifer consistently make some of our favorite videos about sex-related health. In this installment, they take us through the process of what to look for when purchasing your first vibrator.
In the shower! In a hot tub! With a vibrator! During a sex dream! Masturbation: ladies are doing it! Jezebel blogged about a UK study of 1,000 women ages 18 to 30 which found a whopping 92% masturbate! Two-thirds of women in the Gossard Big M survey touched themselves three times a week and women living in London self-pleasured four times a week. According to past surveys, 74% masturbated in 1974 and 62% did in 1953. (1953? Really?) Of course, the study took place across the pond, so we can't be totally sure women here are just as frisky. We'd guess that with the shame surrounding the female body and female pleasure, less American women masturbate.
Maybe you're loud and proud about the virtues of self-love. Maybe you haven't given masturbation a try. But masturbating is transforming in the public conscious; what used to be a vice now has many virtues and expert Jayme Waxman spells them out—from better sleep to stronger partner-orgasms—and gives you tips and techniques to make sex with your favorite person even better. And masturbation isn't just for singles; knowing how to get yourself off makes it easier to tell your partner what you like (and mutual masturbation may be another item to add to your relationship repertoire).