Fifty Shades Better: Our Guide to Great Sex

Better Sex Kegels

After many months of quarantine, we’re betting you’ve either exhausted every ounce of creativity in the bedroom, or you’ve spent so much time with your partner that you aren’t interested in touching them with a 10-foot pole. Sound familiar? If your sex life could use a tune-up, we’ve rounded up some of our most popular stories through the years to help you spice things back up between the sheets.

7 Naughty Ways to Have More Fun in Bed

Naughty ways to have more fun in bed

Relationships take work, but making an effort doesn’t have to be a drag. Many couples only feel truly uninhibited in a hotel room or when their kids are out of the house, but the truth is, adult play dates are easiest to schedule at home in the evening. So before the games begin, make sure you have a decent lock on your bedroom door so you can get silly without worrying about interruptions.

5 Things to Know About the Female Big O

What do know about the female orgasm

For many women, the subject of orgasms is a source of anxiety, embarrassment an even shame. As a result, many of us aren’t fully informed about the most delightful sensation the body can experience. Women achieve gratification very differently than men, so even if you are familiar with some of the facts we have included, perhaps your mate could use a refresher.

Things Women Should Know About Their Guy’s Parts

Things You Should Know About Mens Parts

If you’re sleeping with a guy, you should understand how his body works, right? And the penis is quite a remarkable organ. With the help of noted urologist and men’s sexual health expert Dr. Laurence Levine and “sexual happiness coach” Cheryl Sloane, here are seven things every woman who sleeps with a man should know about his guy parts. Consider this your penis primer.

How to Get Over a Sex Slump and Heat Things Back Up in the Bedroom

How to get over a sex slump

When it comes to sex, every couple is different and you shouldn’t worry about “keeping up with the Joneses” in the bedroom. It’s up to you and your partner to decide how much sex you should be having. Still, if you’re sensing a sex slowdown — which couples with school-age children are prone to, according to research published in the “Archives of Sexual Behavior” — there are plenty of ways to reconnect with your partner and have a more fulfilling sex life. We asked psychotherapists who specialize in sex and relationships to share their best tips for overcoming a sex slump. Here’s how to just do it.

For Better Sex, Explore Your Fantasies

Sexual Fantasies Better Sex

Do you have erotic fantasies, but feel some are so inappropriate you barely admit them to yourself, much less share them with your mate? If you’d like to have a more satisfying sex life, you may want to bring them out of the dark and into your bedroom.

Better Sex? Breathe Deep and Do Your Kegels

Kegel Exercises Sex

Your pelvic floor muscles (also called PC muscles) are the group of muscles down there that holds all your pelvic organs in place. You’re probably clenching them right now, just thinking about them. We don’t talk about PC muscles much, but we all have them—men too—and keeping them in good shape has lots of benefits.

Do You Speak Your Partner’s Love Language?

Scientific Secrets for Better Sex

We read “The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts” by Gary Chapman. The book states that there are five ways people give love to others and suggests the way we give love is also the way we like to receive it. In fact, Chapman says we will feel most loved and valued if we are given love in our primary “love language.” Similarly, if we extend ourselves to offer love to others in their language rather than in the way we’re most comfortable, we’ll make others feel more loved in return.

Sex After Kids: 4 Ways to Make It Happen

Finding Time for Sex Parenting

Parents can have a sexual connection that’s exciting and fulfilling in new ways, but it does take effort. Here are some strategies to help you get your groove back after kids.

5 Foods that Put You in the Mood

5 Foods to Put You in a Sexy Mood

For all you lovers out there, it’s easy to share that feeling through food—particularly when the food serves as an aphrodisiac! Named for Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, these turn-on foods certainly set the mood.

Beyond Sex Positions: A New Take on the Ancient Kama Sutra

Kama Sutra Sex

The ancient Indian Hindu text, originally written in Sanskrit by a guy called Vatsyayana (probably not his real name), was the authoritative book on love, seduction and pleasure of its day, back around 100–600 A.D. Obviously, life was different then, and equality between men and women wasn’t a thing, but with the exception of a couple overtly sexist passages, much of the advice in the Kama Sutra is surprisingly relevant to couples’ lovemaking today.

Scientific Secrets for Better Sex

Better Sex

Good news, women. According to Emily Nagoski, a Ph.D. in health behavior and self-proclaimed sex nerd, the latest scientific research proves pretty much all of us are sexually normal. That means our libido isn’t too low or too high, our interests aren’t too tame or too kinky, and our wonderful bodies look and function just the way they should. We’re all unique, we all have different appetites and energies and turn-ons, and that wide range of sexual expression is—you got it—normal.

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