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?
I celebrated my recent 29th birthday to the fullest, but when you reach a certain stage of adulthood, birthdays start to come with questions of the future and, inevitably, of children. I don’t want children – ever – but people in my surrounding apparently don’t want to accept my decision. Let’s put an end to this!
It’s absurd to think that the proof of a woman’s virginity is based on an anatomical misunderstanding: a small cuticle which does not even exist. Indeed, the value of women around the world and across many different cultures is measured by a myth. To address the issue and help bring clarity, we need to make a greater effort to understand the anatomy of our vagina. So, let’s take a closer look at the hymen.
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. Most of the time, I respond to my achievements by lowering their value: I tell myself that what I accomplished was “just luck” or “wasn’t as great of an achievement anyway”. And in the space of a few such thoughts, I’ve forbidden myself three minutes of ‘fame’ and more importantly the feeling that I really accomplished something. I know I’m not alone in reacting like this. We should be proud of ourselves more often.
There’s always something new to learn – even when it comes to sex. That’s why our author Edith Löhle invited Dr. Patricia Heitmann for an interview with O Talk. Following her university education in chemistry and education and a subsequent doctorate in educational science, Patricia now focuses on researching love and orgasm. Love psychology, orgasm science and self-confidence formulas – her coaching program for singles and couples has a lot to offer.
As if there wasn’t already enough weird trend terminology in the world of dating, there is now another new and unfamiliar term for us to learn: welcome to the “cuffing season”. We’ll explain what exactly hides behind this strange phenomenon and why strong, emancipated women consider the trend to be a step backwards.
I first heard about endometriosis from my friend Katharina Braun. When she told me about her illness, I could hardly imagine this radiant, positive person having to lead a daily battle with her body and at times suffer unbearable pain. I am all the more grateful that she patiently answered all of my questions about her condition, offering me an intimate insight into a life with endometriosis.