The science of sexuality has come along way since the days experts questioned the basic existence of the female orgasm. In the modern era, the sexual health of women is a major field of study, and most couples devote a great deal of time and attention to her pleasure. But many myths about the female orgasm still exist; in fact, you’d probably be shocked by the sheer volume of potentially harmful misinformation that’s out there. Read on as we dispel some of the female orgasm’s greatest falsehoods.
Myth #1: “Normal” women have orgasms through intercourse alone.
The truth is, only about a third of women regularly experience orgasm through intercourse. Every woman’s body is different, and each has her own special set of needs. For example, roughly another third of women can achieve orgasm through vaginal intercourse, but only with the aid of extra simulation. Some women will never reach orgasm during intercourse at all, but can experience release through manual and oral titillation. Others require her partner to hum “Yakety Sax” over her clitoris. Some women can only get off by timing her thrusts to to an animated GIF of Jon Hamm winking. Read more…
It’s something every girl has wondered: am I good in bed? Sure, like kissing, much of it may have to do with compatibility—what might be hot for one guy could be just plain freaky to the next. But no matter what your guy’s preferences are, here are the 7 signs to know that you’re rocking his socks off:
1. He clenches his hands and feet. A physical sign that a guy is in complete ecstasy is if he’s clenching his hands and feet. When you see your guy doing this, take it as a sign he’s holding on for dear life, making sure that the encounter doesn’t end prematurely. After all, what you’re doing to him at the time might be just a little too good.
2. He wants to do it again right away. When you’ve really blown his mind, he won’t be able to get enough. Just thinking about the sex you had will be so arousing that he’ll want to do it again. So, if he seems particularly virile, pat yourself on the back sister … you’re doing something right. Read more…
Members of the scientific community constantly conduct relationship studies in an attempt to make broad, sweeping generalizations about the ways of the heart. Never mind that every relationship is a unique snowflake covered in diamonds and wrapped up in a copy of the first appearance of Superman. People want easy answers for why that jerk won’t text back or why their conquest filed a restraining order after finding a love letter written in pig’s blood. (Plus, if there wasn’t a steady stream of relationship data, what would Cosmopolitan fill their pages with? LeAnn Rimes only has so many diet tips.)
Sure, some relationship studies have interesting things to say about our modern mating rituals. But others are so forehead-slappingly obvious, they make us wonder who decided it was a good idea to spend time and money (oftentimes A LOT of money) on something that a fourth grader in the early stages of his first crush could figure out. Let’s take a look at some of the dumbest studies conducted on sex, love, and all that good stuff. Read more…
We’ve long been fascinated by/concerned for Sheyla Hershey, record holder of the world’s largest boobs. The 32-year-old Brazilian model carries around size 38KKK mammaries. (Or tried to, anyway. It turns out that carrying a gallon of silicone in your ta-tas is dangerous, which Sheyla learned the hard way when she developed a
staff staph infection and had to have them removed.) We knew that with circus boobs this size, it was not long before Sheyla appeared on reality television. Keep reading »