Archive for the ‘Sexual Health’ Category

Anal Sex Science – Why do we like it & should it hurt?

 

Anal sex used to be seen as the ‘forbidden fruit’ of intercourse, with many individuals holding onto the stigma of anal only being for gay men and the sexually promiscuous.

This, of course, is total rubbish. Anal sex can be enjoyed by everyone, no matter your gender or sexual preferences. Luckily, over the decades the stigma around bum fun has been broken down. More people than ever are enjoying anal sex and experiencing more diverse and exciting sex.

Some people who have never taken part in anal sex may be confused as to why so many people like it. What’s so good about having your bum stuffed and doesn’t it hurt? Well, we’re here to help answer that question.

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International Women’s Day 2022: Sexual Exploration & Taking Charge in the Bedroom

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Join us on an exploration into women’s sexual exploration and how the International Women’s Day message is just as important in the bedroom as it is in other aspects of our lives…

When it started, International Women’s Day focused on the liberation of women and their empowerment within the workplace. Giving women the right to vote and have equal opportunities to their male counterparts were important to the development of the cause and has helped to shape our society as it is today.

‘But what does this have to do with sex?!’ I hear you cry!

Actually, a lot. International Women’s Day is all about female empowerment and celebration in all aspects of life, including sex. It’s important women explore their sexual desires and needs. Communicating these with their partners helps to improve romantic and physical relationships. However, this is easier said than done, so we’ve got some interesting insights and tips to help you take charge in the bedroom.

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5 things you need to know before trying anal sex

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Whether playing solo or with your partner, the key to enjoying anal sex is being relaxed. For most beginners, this is easier said than done. Up until now, the anus will have been used to one-way traffic, so it is likely to clench up tightly when it suddenly feels something trying to enter rather than exit.

Don’t be discouraged, even longtime anal adventurers will tell you they also experienced a brief acclimatisation period. Training the anus to get used to penetration takes time, but eventually, it will feel as comfortable (or almost as comfortable) with this action as it currently is with releasing digestive waste.

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The Benefits of Masturbation and Why You Should do it More

We’ve all heard those stories about the consequences of having a quick tug or a little flick of the bean from time to time such as hairy palms, going blind and thinking that if your partner masturbates, then they must be unhappy with their current sexual relationship. But we’re here to set the record straight and fill you in on the reasons why it’s great to masturbate.

Though there has been no scientific evidence to indicate that masturbating causes any of these adverse effects, there has, however, been plenty of in-depth research to back up how fantastic masturbating is for an individual’s health and well-being.

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How to Start Introducing Anal Sex to your Relationship

Anal Sex – Virtually everyone’s heard of it, even people who are disinterested in sex, and yet this glorious form of fornication is still so misunderstood. Something we at Pulse and Cocktails are hoping to change.

As more people become open-minded about trying something new in the bedroom, open and frank discussions about anal sex in the public eye are on the rise. Whether it’s about what anal sex toys to use in the bedroom or how big are the best butt plugs, the public are discussing it. According to many kinky social media and magazine spreads – ‘anal is the new vaginal’ (and we have to agree). That said, there are still many mistruths and misunderstandings about anal sex, so we are here to put a few of them right.

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The Best Adult Sex Toys for Couples

Do you love your partner but you’ve found your sex life has become boring and monotonous? It turns out you’re not alone, according to research couples (especially women) start to lose interest in sex after just one year into a relationship (Salakey, 2017). That’s why introducing sex toys into your relationship can add some much needed excitement and adventure.

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12 Days of Sex Positions to Try

Let’s talk about one of the most amazing acts there is – sex. Great sex has been spreading joy and cheer ever since our cavemen ancestors were around, yet do you find your bedroom shenanigans have become a little boring and predictable? Are you finding that you and your partner are just doing the same sex positions over and over again?

The best and hardest sex positions to try with your partner

As much as we all love the missionary position, having it every Sunday at 9 pm for an average of 4 minutes 36 seconds can become a little monotonous. Trying out new sex positions in the bedroom is an easy way to keep things exciting between you and your partner. New sex positions encourage you to keep an open mind underneath (or outside of) the sheets and when you offer your mind and body to your partner you build trust, intimacy and openness in your relationship

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How long should sex last and how to last longer in bed

How long should sex last?

It’s the age-old question everyone wants to know, we’ve all heard about (and possibly experienced) the one-minute wonders and the stallion sex session, but how long should sex really last? Of course, our overall mood, how aroused we are and who our partner is makes a difference, but we can shed some light on averages for how long sex lasts before the grand finale.

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How long should sex last?

Some Canadian and American sex therapists conducted research in 2008 to answer this question.  Their research helped to define what is considered an adequate or desirable amount of time to have sex, and what people felt was too short or too long. A sexual encounter consists of much more than just penetrable sex (who doesn’t love being driven wild with some foreplay), but the numbers below refer to penetrative sex only.

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How to Clean Your Sex Toys with Toy Cleaner

It’s time to extend your spring clean to your favourite adult toys. With 48% of the UK’s population owning a sex toy, we’ve pulled together this complete guide to make sure your favourite adult toys are taken care of; after all, they take great care of us.

When you should clean your sex toys

You should clean your toys before and after use, it only takes a few minutes and not only will it help keep your toys hygienic, it’ll make sure you can enjoy your toys again and again.

The benefits of cleaning your sex toys

It is very important to keep your toys clean for a number of reasons:

1. It ensures your toys last for longer! Who doesn’t love that?

2. It removes the build-up of bacteria on the toy, reducing the risk of a yeast or bacterial infection making them safe to play with.

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Sex during pregnancy

Congratulations! The next several months will be a time of growth (literally and figuratively), wonder and change.

Speaking of which… you’re probably already wondering about lifestyle changes. And that’s likely to include thinking about your sex life.

Sex during pregnancy is sex and it will strengthen the bond between you as a couple. Some women seem to want to have more sex during the first and second trimesters-although not usually the third (We hear you, the third trimester is difficult!)

We also know that as first-time mums and dads you might have a lot of questions. Is sex safe during pregnancy? Will the penis harm the baby? Can the baby feel sex? Is it okay to have an orgasm during pregnancy?

Hopefully we can clear some of those questions and concerns with our quick-fire FAQs to sex during pregnancy.

 

 

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