Women are romantic. We love cuddling, kissing, candlelight, satin sheets – and above all else – extensive foreplay. OK. Wow. What a load of you know what. In the same way every human body is different, so are sexual preferences. Speaking for myself, I don’t get turned on at all by long rounds of foreplay. I’m a woman of action and, if you go by statistics, I am not alone in this preference. But still 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.
Smooth skin, flawless smile, healthy hair and a size 36 – this remains the status quo in the world of fashion. The fault lies with the labels themselves, who sell items in a maximum of size 44 and who use posters and advertisements with unrealistic images. This gnaws at self confidence and often leads to a sense of frustration. 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 a few brands who genuinely celebrate body positivity.
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.
Lubricants can be useful in a surprising range of scenarios: from massage and masturbation to sex and the use of sex toys. Sometimes lubricant is a must, other times it just adds that little bit of extra fun. However, there are moments when you may not have a tube of lubricant to hand. Luckily, there are a number of home remedies that can be used as effective alternatives.
The prolific output of the porn industry is actually pretty disappointing. The market is dominated by material that is exclusively suited to the desires of men and routinely presents (and thus normalizes) a dangerously misogynistic image of sexual relations. However, women can also enjoy being turned on by the genre. It’s all just a matter of finding the right material. The search isn’t easy, but keep looking because it does exist: tasteful pornography for women.
The tattoo needle vibrates as fast and loud as my speeding, beating heart – at least that’s what it feels like. As the ink is slowly being pricked into my skin, point by penetrating point, I begin to wonder about the body cult – perhaps to distract myself from the pain. Can tattoos really help you to love yourself more?
When Lady Gaga was asked about the secret to her beauty a few years ago, we weren’t shocked by her answer, but the fact that a 26-year-old woman would be asked such a question at all. Nevertheless, the public focused more on the singer confessing that her complexion was down to multiple orgasms. The connection between orgasm and better skin is hardly a revelation, or is it? And what about Lady Gaga’s beauty secret? We find out.
In an interview with Sting, the musician claimed that regular yoga practice had helped him to have fabulous sex for hours. Whether that statement is true may only be judged by his partner. Either way, according to our author Konstanze, there’s strong evidence that yoga can be the key to better sex.