Let us make the case for updating your sex toy inventory. Imagine, for a second, being a vagina. No, not having a vagina.
Porn isn't exactly famed for its realism. Women masturbate with legs splayed and backs arched, orgasming after a few minutes of frantic rubbing and moaning. But in reality, those positions aren't necessarily the most conducive to pleasure for women.
This is just one of many misconceptions about the link between masturbation and penis size. Masturbation is a perfectly normal and natural activity, and it has no harmful effects on your health, including your sexual health. But people definitely have theories — none of which stand up to the rigor of scientific inquiry.
Two YouTube science vloggers have tackled the persistent rumours around masturbation- that it can cause blindness, infertility or hairy palms - and explained that a little bit of self love is actually good for you. The Canadian pair explain that chemicals released by masturbation include dopamine, which triggers the pleasure centres of the brain and reduces stress, endorphins which reduce pain - including menstrual pain in women - and prolactin, which aids sleep. According to the duo, males especially benefit from masturbation when they are under the weather, as it increases the production of bacteria-fighting white blood cells.
What crazy stories did you hear about masturbating when you were a kid? Masturbation causes blindness, masturbation cause pimples, masturbation causes hair loss? Or what about one of our favourites, masturbation causes a hairy hand?
It can also be intimidating and uncomfortable for many women to try to pick out erotic items for themselves, especially when there are more on the market than ever before. This tiny bullet has an angled tip designed to reach your clitoris. It comes with eight different vibration modes and is USB-rechargeable, travel-friendly, and quiet—so you can enjoy your sexy time without anyone knowing.
Masturbation is the sexual stimulation of one's own genitals for sexual arousal or other sexual pleasure, usually to the point of orgasm. Studies have found that masturbation is frequent in humans of both sexes and all ages, although there is variation. Various medical and psychological benefits have been attributed to a healthy attitude toward sexual activity in general and to masturbation in particular.
We hear all about tech innovations in phones, cameras, cars, even glasses almost every day. But one category has eluded the spotlight for what seems like decades: sex toys for men. And yet, suddenly, here we are in a boom phase for newfangled masturbatory machines—rings and pulses and holes.
When it comes to tantric sex, sometimes the unknown — or at least the misunderstood — can be a little intimidating. Tantra and tantric sex might have a reputation for some intense bedroom sessions marathon orgasms, anyone? Tantra is an ancient spiritual practice that involves exploring your personal identity. Janet Brito, a licensed psychologist and certified sex therapist with the Center for Sexual and Reproductive Health.