best sex tooys 2019

The Best Sex Toys of 2019

What a year! A year full of fun, highlights, open dialogue, enlightenment and sexual aha moments…at least for the members of the O*Diaries Editorial Team.

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Fashion brands that celebrate body positivity

Smooth skin, flawless smile, and a size 36 – standard in the world of fashion. However, something is changing in the meantime – more and more brands are discovering the value in model diversity and limiting photo retouches. Here we introduce brands who celebrate body positivity.

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Porn for women: tasteful, erotic and emancipated – but does it exist?

The prolific output of the porn industry is actually pretty disappointing. The market is dominated by material that is  suited to the desires of men. But it’s all just a matter of finding the right material. The search isn’t easy, but it does exist: tasteful pornography for women.

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What having sex with another woman taught me

Although it was an unusual experience for her, our author Nadia Bokody discovered a new side to intimacy after having sex with another woman. Find out what happened…

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The conditioned moan

Oooooh, the lustful moan – introduced by Hollywood, commercialized by pornography and adopted by women all over the world. Some people might find it sexy, but moaning is actually just practice.

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Being proud of yourself: Celebrate yourself!

Do you remember the last time you really felt proud of yourself? Admittedly, it’s been a while since I felt that way and I often have to force myself to pat my own back. We should be proud of ourselves more often.

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Can you get an abortion in Germany?

It might sound strange, but there is still uncertainty among young women living in Germany as to whether they have legal access to terminate a pregnancy without being punished for it. We talked to an expert and got to the bottom of it.

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Sexting: How To Sext

One thing is for sure: Sexting is also a powerful way to reignite your sexual intimacy in a relationship where the sex may have flatlined.

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The Husband Stitch: A shocking reality

It sounds like a horror story from the Middle Ages, but in fact it’s a shocking reality of modern society. The myth surrounding the “husband stitch” (or “daddy stitch”) is not a myth at all. Time and again women have reported the practice of this incapacitating medical procedure following childbirth. We explain what the “husband stitch” is and why it must be stopped once and for all!

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Sex in a relationship – How often is normal?

Every relationship goes through different phases. Newly enamored couples often can’t keep their hands off each other, while after a few years some couples encounter longer periods without sex. Here we ask the question: what’s normal for sex in a relationship?

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My First Time Having Anal Sex: Our author tells all

For so many years our author had gotten by with average sex. The only penetration from a penis she had experienced was vaginal – no clitoral stimulation, no toys and most definitely no anal sex. It was only once she had a new partner, a new level of comfort and new self-confidence that she discovered a new way of enjoying sex…and it was her first time having anal sex!

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Taoist Sex: What’s it all about?

Taoist sex is becoming more and more popular, but what does it really mean in practice? Let’s look at how the spiritual values of balance and harmony relate to sex and being intimate with your partner.

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Sex on business trips: two businesswomen tell all

Business trips are not just about business encounters. Or in other words: Some (hot) negotiations are transferred to the hotel room and carried out between the sheets. This is not a cliché, as two business women who travel a lot reveal in an interview. Let’s call them Anna and Bea.

Anal sex for beginners: How to make a smooth start

If you’ve been wanting to try something new, then you’ve probably thought about anal sex before. It’s no surprise – women and men can experience equally intense sexual pleasure and orgasms. Why? There are a number of nerve endings that make the anus highly-erogenous. So what should you pay attention to, if you’ve decided to try anal for the first time? Here we give an overview of how it works and we have put together a few tips for beginners.

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Endometriosis: more than just period pain

Women can suffer from intense pain during their periods, but it can be difficult to distinguish if the pain is part of the menstrual cycle or a symptom of an underlying problem. That’s why it’s important to detect endometriosis early on and learn more about it.

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Isabel Hendrix: How to love yourself!

L.A. Weekly calls her a “badass plus-size model” and Vogue describes her as an influencer, but Isabel Hendrix is more than that. She’s an inspiration for hundreds of thousands of women. Why? Because she demonstrates how to love oneself.

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Date inspirations: 10 things to do on a date with yourself

The foundation of a harmonious and healthy relationship with someone else is a fulfilling relationship with yourself. Only those who love themselves are open to the love from others. Go on a date with yourself and heal the relationship to yourself. Here are some helpful tips.

The myth of the anal orgasm – does it exist?

When it comes to anal sex, people’s opinions differ widely. For some, anal sex is the royal treatment to sexual gratification, whilst others have memories of pain and insecurity. We take a closer look at anal sex and explore whether anal orgasms are real.

Trying Anal For The First Time: How do I raise the subject?

It seems like anal sex is the final frontier for most couples. Maybe it’s the same for you and your relationship? Would you like to try it out with your partner, but you’re feeling a little unsure about what the first steps are? Then we have some tips for you.

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The Ultimate Guide to Bondage for Beginners

With increasing popularity in books and movies like 50 Shades of Grey, BDSM and bondage are no longer the mysterious or stigmatized concepts they once were. For those who are curious about testing the waters, here are our 5 tips on bondage for beginners.

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Vaginal Odor and What It Means For You

While vaginas that smell of roses and sunshine are unrealistic and only seen in silly marketing campaigns for body perfumes or douches, there are some instances where the odor of your vagina can mean important things for your general health. Find out what your body is trying to tell you!

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How a humble sex toy changed my life

I didn’t purchase my first vibrator until I was in my 30s. Like most women, I’d been raised to believe that sex and masturbation were dirty, and typically saw my role in the bedroom as providing pleasure to my partner. My own pleasure was typically an afterthought, and, to be honest, I was usually left frustrated. The truth was, I didn’t know my body, at all…

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The Vulva Gallery: Every vulva is beautiful

Every woman is unique and so is her vulva. And yet many adult women struggle with the physical appearance of their genitals. Hilde Atalanta is trying to change this frame of mind with The Vulva Gallery. 

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Nuru massage: What is it and how does it work?

Have you ever heard of Nuru massage? Well, now you have. The term refers to the Japanese style of “body-on-body” massage. Here we will explain more on why it’s worth trying out Nuru massage as a couple, and what makes it so special.

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Nudity on Instagram: my body – my decision

When men paint or take photos of women in the nude the results are generallycelebrated as works of art. However, when women post nude photos of themselves on Instagram, they are often stigmatized as sex objects. Enough with the double standards!

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Slow Sex: Worth the Hype?

The Internet is full of promising claims about a new trend called ‘Slow Sex’. But what does it actually entail? And could it really take sexual tenderness to a new level? We’ve taken a closer look.

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You. A Lifelong Romance: Womanizer celebrates Me-Month

The whole world celebrates the 14th of February as the day for love – Valentine’s Day. But we think it is important to remember that any kind of love starts with self-love. That’s why we celebrate Me-Month starting on the day before, February 13th – Self-love Day.

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What do we think about during oral sex? 10 millennials tell all

Let’s be honest – oral sex is just one of those things. Do we really know how our partners prefer it? Hard or soft? Use of teeth, tongue, lips – the list of unknowns is long. We’ve asked 10 millennials about their thoughts during oral sex. The answers range from insecure, distracted to absolute delight.

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Wet romance: how to have sex in the bath tub

No doubt, bath tub sex can be super erotic, but other times, it can turn into a bit of wet, slippery mess. We’ve got you covered with the top tips and sex toy recommendations to ensure your bubble bath sexy time is bliss.

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The little glossary of dating

Ghosting, Benching, Love Bombing, Freckling: Do you know what each term means? Our little glossary of dating tells you everything you need to know about the latest dating terminology.

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The Desert Flower Foundation: An Interview with Waris Dirie

She is the woman who has brought to the world stage the fight against female genital mutilation, in short known as FGM. In her interview with the O*Diaries, the author and model Waris Dirie speaks on her work with her organization, the Desert Flower Foundation.

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Foreplay Myths: Get to the point, sweetheart!

The relationship between women and foreplay remains a mystical topic, as if it was some high-level witchcraft. In contrast, just by taking a quick poll in the streets of New York, we found the perspectives on foreplay from both men and women to be quite different.

Ode to emotions

Ever since I was a child, I’ve been called a cry-baby. And for the longest time, I thought it was an insult. But I’ve come to appreciate my sensitive side.

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Intimacy after birth: When is it okay to have sex again?

It is quite common to have a reduced libido during pregnancy and after giving birth. That is absolutely human and normal. Eventually, however, the desire to be intimate returns. For some couples this desire returns sooner than it does for other people. The regular question is how long should we wait to have sex again after giving birth – and what you need to watch out for. Let’s find the answers to these questions.

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The Female Apology: Girl, stop saying sorry!

In the office, at family events or with friends – women apologize endlessly. According to an article from the German newspaper, Süddeutschen Zeitung, approximately 75% of everyday apologies come from the mouths of women. But why is that? We offer an explanation.

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Can soy really help women get pregnant faster?

It seems hard to believe: according to research by Harvard University, the humble soy bean could help women become pregnant in less time. But what is the science behind it? We try to find out the truth about soy.

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I love dirty talk! And I’m not embarrassed!

Why am I so in favor of dirty talk, even though it sometimes can be so embarrassing? First of all–yes, I am really great with coming up with nasty things to say. And no, I am not always hyper-sexual. And that’s not bad at all, in fact, it’s the opposite. For me, dirty talk is a lot more than sexy texting or foreplay…

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The little LGBTQI Glossary

LGBTQI is actually the acronym for “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Queer and Intersex Life”. But what exactly do the individual terms mean?

The Oh Really?!-Show: Episode 2 featuring Paula

Looking for good entertainment? Well, we have just the thing for you! The new episode of our Oh Really?! Show is live. Our guest: the charming Paula. Here she tells us what her mother taught her early on and why she had her first sexual experience with a soft pillow.

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Discussing Gender – It’s far from over

Anyone who follows the public debate around gender will quickly notice that it is a very complex issue that brings together many different angle. The problem is a global one. Our author believes that the discussion is far from resolved.

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How to use a sex toy during foreplay with your partner

Especially during foreplay, many people in long-lasting relationships follow an established pattern. The foreplay is no longer really varied and adventurous. Our columnist Nadia Bokody recommends to reach for sex toys – and has a few product recommendations ready for you.

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