We’ll always remember Amber Hartnell as the woman who claimed to have experienced an orgasm while giving birth.
“All of a sudden the orgasm just started rolling through and rolling through, and it just kept coming, and my whole body was spiraling and rolling, and I was laughing and crying [and] purring,” Amber said in the documentary “Orgasmic Birth,” directed by Debra Pascali-Bonaro.
Since the film’s release in 2008, pregnant (and non-pregnant) women have been hearing about labor orgasms, and laughing or eye rolling, or both. Don’t try to fool us, Amber! We know that squeezing a baby out of your vagina hurts worse than any inhumane kind of torture we could envision in our worst nightmares. But we could be wrong. Keep reading »
t can happen even in the steamiest moment — you’re on the brink of an awesome orgasm … and then nada. Maybe you got distracted by a nagging thought, like stressing out over unanswered work emails, or you were thrown off when your guy suddenly changed positions. Or maybe your climax just kind of petered out, and you’re not completely sure why. Whatever’s going on, there are techniques you can use to get back in the zone. Allow us to talk you through.
Think of Channing Tatum. Letting your mind go to your sexy place, wherever it is (that time you and your guy hooked up on the kitchen table, the hottie with the ridic biceps at the gym who always says hi), will get you on track for a satisfying finish. “When you fantasize, your brain sends arousal signals throughout your body, and extra blood is directed to your genitals,” says Gail Saltz, M.D., author of The Ripple Effect: How Better Sex Can Lead to a Better Life. The less constrained your fantasy, the better: Women who allowed their minds to wander to their own scenario (as opposed to something scripted, like a scene from an X-rated novel) were more likely to show signs of being turned on, such as increased wetness, according to a recent study in The Journal of Sexual Medicine. And, of course, more arousal usually means that the way your guy is touching/licking/whatever you is going to feel that much better. Read more on Your Tango…
During a recent appearance on “Conan,” Heather Graham talked about her new screenplay, which draws on her personal experience of conquering her sexual hangups after growing up Catholic. “One thing that’s in my script is that I went to some funny different kinds of female empowerment classes,” she revealed. “I went to one where they do little exercises like, ‘Let’s honor your breasts’. So you talk to another woman and you go, ‘I honor your beautiful breasts. They honor me and they honor you.’ There was this book that we read, it was called, ‘Extended Massive Orgasm,’ and it basically teaches women how to have an orgasm for, like, an hour.” Keep reading »
Men’s orgasms may never be as intense as the screaming, multiple orgasms that many women are capable of. But that doesn’t mean that they can’t be better than average or even earth-shattering, mind-blowing, toe-curling, etc.
Just like with women, there are psychological, emotional and physical things that contribute to the quality of a man’s orgasm. Every guy is, of course, different, but here are 6 tips that will up the intensity that don’t involve cough drops, donuts or or other bizarre gimmicks. Keep reading »
So what does a male orgasm feel like? Do orgasms differ drastically between the sexes? On our search to find out what exactly goes on in a man’s head and body during sex, we first examined what we already know:
For starters, the male orgasm is significantly shorter, more intense and can, usually, only be experienced once during a single sex session. Women on the flipside, if properly stimulated, can pop out a series of orgasms with little recovery period. Secondly, the male orgasm unleashes a rush of drowsy hormones—norepinephrine, serotonin, oxytocin, vasopressin, nictric oxide and the hormone prolactin—making it next to impossible for men not to feel sleepy after sex.
But what exactly does a male orgasm feel like, we wonder. To find out, we asked a few bonafide, penis-owning individuals if they could put it into words that coveted five seconds of orgasmic bliss. What we found? The question was downright hard. Asking men to explain the male orgasm was akin to having them describe the color orange. Regardless, we managed to cull a few truths. Read more…
Ladies, put down those books and pick up … well, don’t pick anything up. Just lay down. A recent study by a German lifestyle website found that smart chicks are less likely to enjoy sex! Sixty-two percent of women with university or higher education degrees reported difficulties achieving orgasm, compared with just 34 percent of non-degree holding women. Darn it! Had I known my path to a great sex life would be blocked by those damn literary classics and huge texts books, I would’ve just gotten my GED and called it a day. Keep reading »
One surprising way to boost your sex life will have you putting down that “101 Best Sex Tips” guide and whipping out the yoga pants! In a recent article in The Journal of Sexual Medicine, researchers revealed that women who were once unsatisfied with their sex lives but began to practice yoga and “Eastern techniques of mindfulness” reported higher levels of sexual desire, arousal and better orgasms. Now, don’t assume better sex comes simply from learning a couple cool new moves or becoming extra flexible, even though those are definitely pluses. Actually, practitioners believe the most important aspect of yoga that increases sexual appetite and responsiveness is “mindfulness.” Keep reading »
“Ohhh. Mmmm. Baaaaaaby!” are the noises we often associate with women getting it on. But do these noises actually come, heh, as a result of pleasure or expectation? After all, various forms of media usually depict our reaction to sex as loud and dramatic. Well, the verdict is in. Scientists at the University of Leeds have recently discovered that women are usually making their moans during sex to please their partners. Keep reading »
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…
Gee G-Spot, you sure know how to disappoint a girl. First you exclaim your existence to the world. Then you hide as my fellow ladies are poked and prodded in search of you. One day you promise earth-shattering orgasms, the next you disappear without a trace. A recent review of over 100 studies into your existence has come to the conclusion that there is no proof of it. That you don’t exist. But I don’t think this is the last we’ll hear about you, g-spot. You’ll lay low awhile and then pop back up again, taunting us. Why do you continue to play these games with our emotions? Do you find it humorous that millions of us ladies spend days and nights pondering where you are? Keep reading »