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26 One-Sentence Sex Stories That Show How Women Want To Be Touched


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1. He reached a hand under my skirt and played with my clit while everyone else on the train went about their business, oblivious to the tiny moans that slipped from my lips as I threw my head back in orgasm.

2. I could feel his cock pulsing between my lips as the sweet taste of semen dripped down my throat.

3. I dug my nails into his skin until I could smell the faint scent of blood mingling in the air with our carnal sweat.

4. He threw me up against the wall, mouth skating over my neck, teeth biting into my lip, and fingers sliding into my pussy.

5. He tore off his tie and used it as a blindfold, so I was unable to see his hands slip off my underwear or his tongue inch toward my clit.

6. He stuck an ice cube in his mouth, let it dissolve against his tongue, and then used that tongue to make intensely chilling circles around my clit.

7. He hugged me from behind, one hand reaching under my shirt to fondle my tits and the other hand reaching under my skirt to play with my pussy.

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8. The handcuffs closed against my wrist as his mouth closed around my nipple

9. He fucked me up against the window, my ass pressed against the glass, and whispered about how he hoped the neighbors were watching every second of it.


10. I asked him how close he was to orgasming, but he was so entranced by my warm pussy and my bouncing tits that moaning was the only answer he could give me.

11. I straddled him as we kissed, and I could feel him getting harder through his jeans, wordlessly telling me I was hot as all hell.

12. He thrust into me as he rubbed the vibrator against my clit, intent on making me come before he had the chance to.

13. His thick hands massaged my back and his thin lips pressed against my neck, delivering a sweet sensation that not even an orgasm could match.

14. He led me into a bathroom stall, dropped to his knees, and stuck his head up my skirt to eat me out while people bustled all around us.

15. He had his head in between my legs, tongue running circles around my clit, and when I let out a long moan, I could feel him smile against my pussy.

16. As we spooned, I could feel his dick harden against my wiggling ass, and I knew it would only be a matter of time until we were both out of our clothes again.

17. He surprised me by showing up at my office, climbing beneath my desk, and making me come with his tongue before my boss had the chance to walk in and fire both of our asses.

18. He played with my hair as his dick slid back and forth against my clit, but as soon as he pushed it inside of me, he yanked my hair and took total control of me.

19. He bent me over the couch, my head against the cushions and my ass up in the air, so he could thrust into me and spank me at the same time.

20. His bright blue eyes flicked up to meet mine while his tongue ran up and down my clit, making sure I was enjoying the moment as much as he was.

21. He tied me to the bed, so I was unable to push his head away after he made me orgasm against his lips.

22He picked me up at 2AM, drove me around town while blasting our favorite tunes, and then pulled over to fuck me on the hood of his car while staring up at the stars.

23. He whispered lines from his favorite poem against my hair as he fucked me against our bookshelf, filled with novels we’d read on rainy days.

24. He woke me up with oral beneath the sheets and a tray of breakfast on the nightstand.

25. His hands dug into my hips, leaving bruises shaped like fingerprints, but that was nothing compared to the marks he left on my heart.

26. While he slid his cock in and out of me, he moaned about how much he loved me, and once it was all over and our naked bodies were cuddling beneath the sheets, he whispered the words again.

How to Make a Girl Squirt (Every Time)

What does this mean for women?

It’s now evident that a substantial minority of women do ejaculate when they climax. This could be urine in some cases, but in other cases it seems that it isn’t.

Clearly, much more research needs to be done on the contentious subject of female ejaculation, and on the nature of the fluid.The 2014 French ultrasound studies of women climaxing need to be repeated, with a lot more females taking part.

Finally, women who experience ejaculation should realize that they needn’t feel ashamed of it, and that many partners have a pretty positive attitude towards it.

In other words, a lot of male (or indeed, female) partners actually like it. If a woman ejaculates, her partner may well regard it as a tribute to their virility and skill in bed.

Despite how sexual you may be as a woman, very likely have you never experienced the amazing experience of squirting.

In fact, only 21% of women have claimed to ever have squirted before.

And even less (5%) claim that they squirt with regularity.

It is like the Holy Grail for women to be able to say that they know how to squirt, and for men to say that they’ve been with a girl that can squirt.

What a lot of people wrongly assume, however, after years of never experiencing squirting, is that you (or your partner) are physically unable to squirt.

But that is a huge fallacy!

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Less than a quarter of women (21%) claim to have squirted before. Less than a quarter of those women (5% overall) claim to squirt with any regularity.

In reality, there are key tips and tricks that can women can use to learn how to squirt.

Or men can use to learn how to make a woman squirt.

Let’s discuss the amazing squirting orgasm and how you (or your partner) can achieve this rare feat!

What is squirting and why should I care?

Squirting orgasms are a variation of an orgasm which can best be described as when a girl literally shoots vaginal fluid from her vagina as she climaxes.

This liquid is clear and odorless – more or less comparable to water.

And if you or our woman has ever had a squirting orgasm, you will know that squirting orgasms are the best orgasms any girl could ever experience.

There is truly no comparison.

But squirting is not only so special because the orgasm itself is amazing, but because it is such a rarity and a mystery in and of itself.

How much fluid is produced?

We have heard claims that highly-sexed women can produce liters of fluid in a single orgasm. This seems very unlikely – after all, where could such an amount be stored in the female body?

More realistic is the estimate of Beverley Whipple, American sex guru and co-author of the original G-spot book. At a recent conference, she told me that in most cases, the amount of fluid secreted is usually around ‘half a coffee cupful’.

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Squirting looks just like this, but a lot more satisfying.

Where you stimulate matters!

Squirting is in fact quite difficult to achieve, especially for the first time.

And it is not always easy to do on a regular basis even after that.

But the pleasure rewards and prestige are so great that it is infinitely worth it to learn just how it can be done, and done consistently.

Keep in mind that these tips apply not just for how to make a girl squirt for the first time..

.. But also how to make a girl squirt easily and every time.

For the most part, there are two main points on the body that require attention and intense stimulation:

Clitoris stimulation

This is the most popular organ to stimulate, amongst both male and female organs, and for good reason.

It has the most nerve endings and so any stimulation feels amazing, and it is very sensitive to varying pressure points.

Want to learn more? Read up on our comprehensive clitoris guide.

Using your fingers is a great start.

And one that most women begin using once they realize the power of the clitoris.

But to get a real strong clitoral stimulation, we definitely recommend that you purchase one of our luxury vibrators.

Especially the vibrator wands, which are tailor made to stimulate your clitoris to the fullest!

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However, despite all this, it is important to note that 90% of women will NOT squirt using clitoral stimulation alone!

The real key to squirting involves a much harder-to-reach “spot”, in addition to the clitoris.

G-Spot stimulation – the real secret to squirting!

While clitoral stimulation is the key to having orgasms in general, G-Spot stimulation is key for squirting.

Basically, it is a hidden spot on the interior vaginal wall, just a few inches deep.

It is highly sensitive (and may even be part of the clitoris)!

Want to learn more? Read up on our comprehensive G-Spot guide.

Targeting the G-spot has been proven to be more pleasurable than other vaginal stimulation.

And the majority of women surveyed (82%) claimed to experience female ejaculation when stimulating the G-spot.

In other words – they squirted after G-spot stimulation.

But just how can you or your partner access the G-spot?

It can be done manually with fingers or a penis.

But if you truly want easy access to this coveted female pleasure point, be sure to check out our vibrators.

They all help to you to access the G-spot easier, as well as hit it harder than you ever could.

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Stimulating both the clitoris and the G-spot is the definitive answer on how to make yourself squirt! Or for guys, how to make her squirt!

Want to bundle the G-Spot and Wand vibrator ? Select your preferred G-Spot vibrator and then add your preferred Wand vibrator on the following page.

How to make a girl squirt during sex (Hint: with a sex toy!)

Figuring out how to squirt during sex is unfortunately much more difficult if not you are not using a sex toy.

To make a girl squirt during real vaginal sex, it will require your man having the perfect penis size and shape to really hit that G-Spot.

If he is lucky enough to meet the physical requirements involved, he can then simultaneously rub your clitoris with his fingers to get the double stimulation required to squirt.

Alternatively, you can rub your clit yourself while he is penetrating you for similar results.

Suffice to say, any real “sex” to get a woman squirt is even rarer in and of itself.

If you guys really want to squirt during sex, the best way is to incorporate a G-spot vibrator along with clitoral play.

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This would not be vaginal sex but rather oral sex with vibrator penetration.

But as a couple, having that experience that eventually leads to squirting is invaluable.

If you really want to squirt as a couple, then that is the route to go with!

Although squirting naturally with a partner is possible, the best way to ensure squirting is with the use of at least one sex toy!

Get into the mood for best results

Now that you and your partner know how you can achieve the perfect orgasm, all you have to do is go out and achieve it!

Just keep in mind that you may not achieve a squirting sensation your first time.

Also keep in mind that you need to be very aroused.

Make sure that you are actually enjoying the clitoris and G-spot stimulation.

As long as you keep these tips in mind, you will eventually squirt.

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With enough practice, you can eventually squirt as much as this! (Not really – but a girl can dream right?)

In fact, the first time you squirt, it may just be a little bit of liquid.

If that happens to you, then congratulations!

You have gotten over the proverbial hump, so to speak.

You should now be fully aware and confident that you can squirt.

With more sessions, you will only release even more and squirt more and more.

I remember the first time I squirted with my boyfriend and it was so amazing.


 So good luck to you ladies!


Penis Stimulation: How to Give Your Man the Ultimate Blowjob

The glans is one of the most sensitive parts of the penis. They are at the tip or head of the penis, and if they’re properly stimulated, they produce a great deal of pleasure for the man. If you want to increase your man’s pleasure in privacy, and enhance his sensations, then don’t neglect this part of the phallus.

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While a lot (but not all!) of the focus on Blissful Cherry is stimulation and pleasure for the women, we thought it would be good to provide a comprehensive guide for penile stimulation.

In other words, the best ways to stimulate the penis!

Ensuring that both male and female partners are satisfed sexually is very important in any good relationship.

Therefore, we are here to help make sure your man is also completely satisfied.

Note that this guide is focusing on different focal points to apply during oral or manual penile stimulation.

There are a lot of regions, each with different characteristics, so let’s just get right into it!

Prefer to learn how to maximize your own sexual pleasure? Check out our guide to sex toys.


The Shaft

This makes up most of the size of the penis.

Although it lacks a lot of nerve endings, its sheer size means that any stimulation can really get a man going.

Simply stroking the shaft by grasping it at the base and pulling the shaft up and down is a great way to stimulate.

This is the most common way girls please the man – especially beginners!

But it’s a tried and true method that shouldn’t be neglected!

Using different speeds while stroking is also a great tip!

One final, great way to turn a man on, not only physically but visually as well, is to start low at the base, right at his testicles.

Look straight into his eyes, while slowly licking his shaft from base to head.

That will make your man go crazy!

The Head

The penis head, also known as the glans, is comparable to the clitoris.

It has the most nerve endings on the penis.

Of interesting note is the fact that the highest concentration of nerves is around the outer ridge of the head.

The most intense sensations can be derived from kissing, licking, and sucking all over the penis head.

Just be sure to be gentle!

Although the head often provides the best pleasure for a man, being too rough can actually be quite painful.

Along the same lines, be sure to keep your teeth away from the penis head as much as possible!

Lastly, note that if your man is uncircumcised, pleasuring their head directly will do more than pleasuring it through the foreskin.

This is simply because all of the nerve endings are on the penis head underneath!

But if your man wants less stimulation, then stimulating the foreskin overthe head may be ideal.

The Frenulum

This region is the V-shaped part under the head of the penis, where the head meets the shaft.

And it is a great spot for stimulation

While not as sensitive as the head itself, the frenulum is the most sensitive region on the shaft.

The ideal way to stimulate this region is to use your tongue and swirl it around the region.

Or simply lick the frenulum up and down, with varying pressures for varying sensations!

The Scrotum and Testicles

If you know anything about a man’s testicles, you know that they are very sensitive!

However, guys still really enjoy when women (or men) play with their balls.

This includes the scrotum, which is the sack that holds the testicles.

But their nerve endings are slightly different than that of the rest of the penis.

To pleasure a man using his balls, simply cupping them with your hands can be a great sensation.

Kissing or licking them are also great tactics, as long as you are gentle with them!

Being too rouch on the testicles is probably the single way to completely turn a guy off mid-blowjob.

If not getting completely upset at you!

Don’t be afraid to focus on his balls – just take it slow and tread lightly!

Other key regions

The above key points explain regions of the penis that give men the most pleasure.

But in reality, men can often also be pleasured by targeting these other nearby areas:

The Perineum

This is simply the area between the scrotum and the anus.

Simply using your fingers to stroke this area can be pleasing to guys (and girls).

Or you can apply firm pressure there as well.

Timing the pressure and stroking to other sexual acts can really elevate the sensation.

For example, stroke or press the perineum in time to every stroke of the shaft, or in time to every deep throat you give on the shaft.

This coordination really does wonders!

The Anus

The anus is such a great place for stimulation, not only for women, but for men as well.

If your man is open to anal play, then you have yet another option to lean on when pleasuring him.

In which case, check out our guide to anal stimulation for more details and ideas.

Putting it all together

Now that you know all of the potential pleasure points on your man, how do you put it all together to provide the ultimate blowjob (or handjob)?

Here are three tips to always keep in mind while pleasuring your man:


The key for providing the best oral (or manual) stimulation is to experiment!

The reason being is simply that all men are different!

They are not only turned on by different things, but turned off by certain things as well!

Try different regions and see what your man likes or doesn’t like.

And use that knowledge for the next time you pleasure your man.

Stimulate multiple spots at once!

This is especially true when giving your man head (i.e. oral sex).

Try sucking on his head or licking his shaft, while at the same time gently cupping his balls.

Or sucking on his balls while stroking his shaft.

Any variation of two stimulations is a great way to amplify the pleasure for him.

Mix it up!

By this, we simply mean: don’t stick to any single action.

After a few minutes, change what parts of your man you are stimulating.

This will keep him on his toes and give him even more pleasure overall.

Male Stimulation – Practice Makes Perfect!

As you can see, the penis is a complex organ, with multiple regions that provide immense pleasure in different ways!

And this is not even including the surrounding region that includes the perineum and the anus itself!

Soon, Blissful Cherry will be offering penis toys, just for that special man in your life!

We have a wide range of products that are sure to satisfy you in new and exciting ways.

And while you are busy pleasuring yourself with any number of our luxury sex toys, don’t neglect your man and instead use the knowledge in this guide to give him pleasurable times as well!

Sex Toys – Your Guide To Achieving True Sexual Bliss


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From itty bitty vibrators no longer than a lipstick, to buzzing wands that feel truly magic, or stylish, ergonomically-designed massagers made to slip, slide and glide all over the body, spreading delectable sensations here, there, and everywhere…

There is a huge range of sex toys available these days, which is wonderful in terms of providing plenty of choice: you’re guaranteed to be able to find something that suits your tastes and your body, and there’s always something new and exciting to experiment with.

However, all these different options can also be a bit confusing. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when trying to find out what is the best vibrator to fit your needs. Our Beginners’ Guide will teach you the basics.

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Sexual pleasure is something that we all love every now and then.

(Some of us are even obsessed with it if we’re being totally honest.)

And yes, more conventional means of sexual pleasure are admittedly good.

But they are not great.

The only way to ensure your sexual fulfillment is through the use of sex toys.

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Sex toys are the only surefire way to fulfill your sexual needs.

That is why you are here today.

And that is why we are here.

Here at Blissful Cherry, we pride ourselves not just on offering the highest-quality sex toys around, but also the guides necessary to take your sex lives to new heights!

This guide is our fundamental guide to take you into the world of sex toys.

Teaching you everything you need to know before you start trying them out for yourself!

Let’s get started.

(Feel free to use use open the Table of Contents below to skip ahead!)

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What are Sex Toys?

Before we go any further with this crash course, we first need to answer the fundamental question: What are sex toys?

In short, this is the definition:

Sex toys are objects specifically designed to enhance sexual pleasure.


In short, if the product is sexual in nature and meant to provide pleasure, it is a sex toy.

They are also known as adult sex toys, or simply adult toys.

Achieving Orgasms

Sex toys are meant to simulate (and in most cases enhance) sex and sexual pleasure.

As a result, a big draw with sex toys is their ability to help you achieve mind-blowing orgasms.

And not just achieve them, but to achieve them quickly and (relatively) easily.

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If you’ve never made this sort of face before, or don’t do it with any regularity, sex toys are definitely for you!

In fact, for women in particular, sex toys are just about the only way to squirt.

Otherwise known as the ultimate female orgasm.

Yes, it’s possible to squirt during regular intercourse, but it is highly unlikely.

And impossible to replicate with any consistency.

Want to learn more about squirting and how to do it? Check out our guide on how to make a girl squirt.


Pleasure (and Pain)

Keep in mind though that while there may be a conventional definition of pleasure when it comes to sex and sex toys, what actually constitutes as pleasure totally depends on the person.

For this reason, many people around the world actual derive pleasure from what typically is defined as pain to most others.

And as a result, there is an entire line of sex toys that focus on achieving pleasure through pain.

Things like, but not limited to:

    • Whips and chains
    • Nipple clamps
    • Blindfolds and handcuffs
    • Mouth gags

Now before you say anything: you very well may be into these sorts of sex toys if you give them a chance.

In which case, you’d be a real-life example of Anastasia Grey:

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In either case, it is good to know that such sex toys exist.

If anything, just to put the world of sex toys in context.

Here at Blissful Cherry, because such sex toys are more of a minor subset of people, we focus on the more conventional sex toys.

Thoughts on the stigma of sex toys

Although sex toys are much more widely used and accepted in days past, some women may feel self-conscious about using such devices

The general stigma surrounding use of such sex toys is generally negative.

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Sex toy usage of any kind may still be felt as taboo, especially among women!

In particular, women are looked down upon for being so forthcoming about their sexuality and fulfilling their sexual needs.

However, that is just wrong!

Sex toys are nothing more than tools to enhance how good we feel when we are sexually stimulated.

It is a perfectly natural response to want to feel as good as we possibly can.

And sex toys help facilitate that goal.

With the world becoming less sexist in general, the fact that men have their own unique set of sex toys available for them means women have just as much right to fulfilling their sexual desires too.

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Sex toys are much more prominent nowadays, signaling a shift in how society views sex toys.

All in all, if you hear someone disapprove of your interest in and/or use of sex toys, simply brush it off or take it in stride.

As long as you are happy with yourself and the way you can make yourself feel sexually, that’s all that matters.

When to use Sex Toys

In a general sense, sex toys can be used anywhere and anytime.

But in terms of applications of sex toys, there are two main instances of using them: To masturbate and to enhance sex.

Both are fairly similar, but do have some distinct differences that we will go over briefly.

Sex Toys For Masturbation

Part of the reason sex toys are desired by many women is because they create a sensation that can’t be replicated with just their fingers alone.

Although you can use your hands to masturbate, there is clearly something lacking.

Primarily the ability to penetrate vaginally with something thick and long.

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Masturbating with your hands alone are almost never this intense (i.e. satisfying).

In other words something that more closely simulates a real man’s penis!

In addition to the pure physical pleasure associated with having a large phallic object entering you, the psychological aspect of imagining it being a real penis only adds to the pleasure!

And outside of the phallic nature of a dildo or something similar, sex toys in general give women (and men) a chance to stimulate themselves in ways that their hands simply can’t replicate.

We’ve already touched upon phallic penetration, but things like vibrations, and even unique anal penetrations can only be accomplished through the use of sex toys.

So when you really want to go that extra mile, sex toys are the perfect option.

They will take your masturbation sessions to an entirely new level!

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Stimulating yourself with the added, unique sensation of a sex toy along with your hands greatly enhances your masturbation sessions.

Sex Toys To Enhance Sex

Contrary to popular belief, sex toys aren’t just for alone time.

And while there is admittedly another person that will preoccupy your time, sex toys can coincide perfectly with you and your partner.

The reason sex toys can be worked into sex is due to the fact that there are so many combinations of givers and receivers, along with where to stimulate.

Sometimes the added sex toy will stimulate you while you are giving pleasure to your partner.

Or sometimes it will simply double down on the pleasure you are already receiving from your partner.

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Why receive just doggy-style when you can add a vibrator to the mix to amp up the pleasure even more?


In any case, using sex toys during sex doesn’t just make it better, it makes it kinkier!

Be sure to check out our guide on unique ways to enhance sex using sex toys for more ideas on spicing up your late-night fun!


Characteristics of Sex Toys

Before we explain what explicit sex toys are out there, we’ll describe what sort of sex toys are out there.

This way you can see what appeals to you before putting any sort of label on what sex toy matches with you personally.


The main characteristic you look for when selecting a sex toy is the functionality.

Sex toys have all sorts of different functionalities, in order to best stimulate different parts of your body.

In general, there are only a few different types of functionality from which most sex toys are comprised of:


Penetration is probably the most obvious form of sexual arousal that you think of when you think of sex toys.

Which makes perfect sense, since penetration is a key aspect of real sex.

The key to penetration is the creation of friction between your own body and the sex toy itself.

And when done according to your liking, this friction creates an amazing pleasure sensation.

Note that the actual penetration effect that you create is based on a number of different factors.

Primarily the size of the sex toy penetrating you, as well as the lubrication of your own orifice.

So you can get all sorts of different effects, from recreating vaginal sex, to creating a kinkier pleasure sensation if you so choose.

The latter is typically associated with penetration in the anus rather than the vagina, along with using a (relatively speaking) thicker sex toy.


If penetration is the most obvious form of sex toy functionality, then vibrations are the most popular.

More so than any other type of sex toy, ones that vibrate are so unique and cannot be replicated by humans.

This is because vibrations are literally created through the use of small batteries and motors.

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Tension and Pressure

While the concept of tension when it comes to sex toys inherently involves some penetration, when we talk about tension, we are really talking about a static state.

In other words, the sex toy will initially penetrate you, but rather than deriving pleasure through moving the toy in and out of your body, just the act of the part sitting inside you creates the pleasing sensation.

This is the driving principle behind anal stimulation.

And while the majority of tension-based sex toys are anal toys, vaginal toys can utilize this principle as well.

The great thing about tension-based sex toys is that once they are inside of your body, you (or your partner) can focus their energy pleasuring other parts of your body.

In this sense, toys that focus on tension are great complements to your “main” source of stimulation.

However, that doesn’t mean that these toys are less valuable than others.

To be rank, these tension-based sex toys are perfect tools to help put you over the edge and achieve orgasm.

Based on that alone, these toys are quite valuable!

Pressure-based sex toys are not too common, but prevalent enough to discuss in some detail.

Instead of most sex toys that to inside of your body, pressure-based sex toys are applied to the outside of your body in various capacities.

And while not all sex toys that are applied externally equate to pressure-based sex toys, more often than not that is the case.

Clamping, squeezing and even sucking are all subsets of pressure-based sex toys.

Sex Toy Materials

Once you know what kind of sex toy you want in terms of functionality, the next most important thing to consider is what the sex toy is made out of.

The sex toy material is not only important for your own comfort while using the toy, but also for considering the overall quality and durability of your product.

Plus it also dictates what kind of lube you can use with the toy, which is an entirely new discussion altogether.

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Different sex toys require different types of lube!


In any case, there is quite a lot that goes into selecting your sex toy material.

But the most important thing when it comes to sex toy materials is to avoid sex toys that have phthalates in them.

Many low-quality sex toy suppliers use phthalates in their sex toys in order to create sex toys at a low cost.

However, this is a toxic material that you don’t want anywhere near your body.

If you want to learn more about phthalates and all of the various sex toy materials in general, our comprehensive guide on sex toy materials is the place to go.

Sex Toy Quality

After having just discussed sex toy materials briefly, now is a great time to discuss the general concept of quality when it comes to sex toys.

The fact of the matter is that there are thousands of sex toys out there.

And all of them can theoretically do the same job (more or less).

What really sets a sex toy apart though is its overall quality.

And quality includes the following (main) aspects:

    • Performance
    • Durability

Overall quality is important with every purchase you make.

And sex toys are no different.

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A truly luxurious high-quality vibrator will always be a good purchase.


Looking at the sex toy material itself is always a good indicator of quality.

But you can also get a good idea of quality based on the supplier and whether you trust them.

Or if you have prior experience buying from them.

Other Factors

Once you’ve gotten the first two factors out of the way, you should have a very good idea of what sex toy you want.

Having said that there, there are a few extra factors to look at, which may help pinpoint the perfect sex toy for you:

    • Exact shape and size
    • Weight
    • Battery or Rechargeable
    • Color
    • Cost

These other factors are more geared towards performance and your overall preference when it comes to your sex toy selection.

But given that a good sex toy should in last many years, it makes sense to take these factors into account.

When talking about cost in particular, the one thing we always like to say is that you get what you pay for.

If you are truly on a budget, then perhaps you can risk purchasing a cheaper sex toy.

But it will almost certainly be of very low quality.

Various jelly sex toys that are inherently of lower quality
Cheap sex toys may be appealing at first, but will end up costing you in the long run.


On the other hand, if you buy a more expensive sex toy, you can rest easy knowing that it is of a high quality.

With all other things being equal, paying more for your sex toy is always the recommended option.

Types of Sex Toys

If you’ve made it this far, then great job!

And even if you skipped down to this section, you know where it’s at 😊

Because here we actually list out the main types of sex toys that are available for women (and men) everywhere

This list covers just about every sex toy out there.

So once you read this, you’ll at least be aware of all the options available to you.


If you want to start off simple, buying a dildo is the way to go.

Nothing gets a woman going like seeing a man’s endowment.

The size. The shape. The texture.

All of it.

So dildos help to recreate that arousal level, especially when you are so desparately missing the real thing.

A giant dildo that is nearly 12 inches long
Just about nothing is as arousing as this big black dildo!


Most commonly recognized as the original sex toy, dildos are extremely intuitive to use.

The main focus with dildos is on penetration, inserting the dildo in and out in the same way that you would do with your fingers.

Albeit most dildos are much larger than your fingers, hence the need for this simplistic yet heavenly sex toy.

Getting penetration from something other than your own fingers is also a big reason why dildos are so great.

Rather than feeling like you are penetrating yourself, it will feel as if someone else is entering you!

The very emulation of sex itself!

Note that the dildo is most commonly associated with vaginal penetration, but depending on the exact size and shape of your dildo, you can just as easily use it for anal stimulation.

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This is the heart of the sex toy world, as most women who have used sex toys before will attest to.

The biggest reason simply being that there are so many different types of vibrators.

Each with their own distinguishing features that makes them so unique to one another.

Your classic vibrator is a great start, with a straight streamlined shaft.

But there are more complex vibrators like the Rabbit Vibrator which stimulates your clitoris and your vagina at the same time.

Purple rabbit vibrator being held by a woman at a table
The rabbit vibrator stimulates all parts of your vulva at once!


Or the G-Spot vibrator that has a curved head to help hit that often hard-to-reach g-spot.

If you really want to get off anywhere, then the bullet vibrator is perfect for on-the-go use.

Which is also the case for the egg vibrator, which can even be used while in public, or as a couple’s toy.

And if you really love clitoral stimulation, the wand vibrator or the clitoral vibrator are perfect for you.

With so many different options to choose from, it’ll be hard to say that vibrators aren’t for you.

Take the time to learn and try all of them and you’ll find at least one vibrator that you can’t live without.

In fact, you’ll probably love all of them!

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Butt Plugs

Perhaps even more popular than anal beads, butt plugs hit the same pleasure points as anal beads, but in a different way.

The muscles and nerves in your butt that result in pleasurable anal stimulation are constantly under tension due to the butt plug.

A great way that most women describe it, is that you feel “full” inside.

Not just your butt, but your entire body feels like it is full to the brim.

Very similar to the feeling when having genuine anal sex.

Blue, pink and purple stainless steel butt plugs laying next to each other
Butt plugs make you feel full due to the tension created when inserted.


In fact, butt plugs are the perfect solution for simulating double penetration.

Or they can be used if your partner isn’t down to have anal sex with you for whatever reason.

They can even be inserted inside you all day for extended pleasure that won’t end until you finally get home.

Either way, butt plugs really amp up the pleasure for an oft-forgotten pleasure point.

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Anal Beads

These are so erotic just based on the way that they look.

And they actually take it one step further than butt plugs by adding in a penetrative element to their functionality, along with the tension-based element.

Anal beads are a connected set of beads that each creates long-lasting tension in the anal cavity.

And when strategically removed one-by-one, they create a mind-blowing penetrative pleasure.

Small Anal Beads displaying flexibility and the ring at the base
Anal beads function with tension and slow, controlled penetration.


Here’s why we just love anal beads in general:

A long length of beads that somehow manage to make its way into your butthole, one bead at a time?

That imagery is so hot just thinking about.

And it feels even better.

Especially when you pull them out one-by-one for brief moments of sexual release.

Each bead exiting your body stretches your behind and numbs your whole lower body for a few brief seconds.

Until the bead fully exits you.

And then the next one is soon to follow.

It’s the perfect way to enhance your orgasm.

There’s a reason we call anal beads the gateway to spine-chilling pleasure.

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Male Sex Toys

To start off, keep in mind that most sex toys that women can use are also applicable to men as well.

Having said that, there are a few toys that are unique only to men.

The most common two are the cock ring, and the sex simulators (also known as the Fleshlight).

Both sex toys apply tension and pressure directly to the penis shaft to varying effects.

For the cock ring, squeezing the penis not only feels good, but can actually help men stay erect longer.

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The cock ring is an example of a sex toy specifically for men.


And for the sex simulators, they do exactly that: they simulate vaginal penetration.

Or for some men, they liken it to simulating a good old-fashioned blowjob.

Although for you ladies, you can learn how to give the perfect blowjoband keep him from turning to such sex toys in the first place.

(Just a tip!)

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The Fleshlight is a very popular sex toy for men to simulate vaginal and oral sex.

BDSM Sex Toys

And while they rely on a lot of different functionalities, the main one is pressure.

When you think of BDSM, most people instinctively think of whipping, spanking and even choking in some cases!

These are all forms of pressure to the body, which is exactly how many BDSM sex toys are utilized.

(Although not always!)

Another element of BDSM toys in general is the psychological aspect that comes with the sex toys.

This isn’t typically present in more common sex toys, but in this case is quite prevalent.

A red sex toy dungeon used for kinky bdsm acts with various sex toys
Sex toy dungeons like this are great examples of where couples use BDMS sex toys.


Getting into the mindset of being dominating or submissive to your partner is a huge turn on for some people.

And is just as much of the appeal as the how these sex toys are used on you physically!

Sex Toy Safety

Contrary to what you may have believed, sex toys can be dangerous from a health perspective, if not taken care of properly.

Part of this has to do with simply selecting a quality sex toy, but the other part is simply taking good care of your sex toys.

If you don’t, you may end up with infections or other minor health problems.

Given that context, sex toy safety should not be taken lightly.

To learn more, check out our comprehensive guide on sex toy safety.

It’ll tell you everything you need to know to ensure not only that you are safe while using your sex toys, but that the sex toys themselves will last a long time as well!


Although this guide touched on a number of different topics regarding sex toys in general, one thing is certain:

There is a vast world of sex toys that women can (and should) take advantage of!

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There are so many sex toys that are available to choose from!


No matter what your sexual preferences are, you can find something perfect for your own sexual needs.

With so many factors to consider, it can definitely seem overwhelming.

So for beginners to sex toys in general, the best thing to do is to take a best guess as to what type of sex toy would turn you on the most.

From there, just go out and buy that sex toy and see how it works for you and go from there.

Until you actually try a sex toy out for yourself, you’ll be left wondering what you are missing.

And trust me when I say that you are definitely missing a lot!

So take the plunge and watch your sexual pleasure rise to new heights!

Thanks for reading! 😊

3 Common Vaginal Imbalances That Should Put Sex on Pause

These infections happen — and they’re pretty common

When we call out sick from work with a cold, we tell our friends and co-workers exactly what’s going on. But, stigma often keeps us from telling our close friends, and even partners, when we have a vaginal imbalance or infection.

I’ve had enough hushed conversations with friends to know that sometimes having an imbalance feels like you can’t catch a break. And once you’re on the roller coaster of experiencing everything from burning pee to itchiness, it can feel like things will never even out.

You probably won’t pass people on the street yelling, “Bacterial vaginosis, again!” but you can bet that you’re not alone.

We’re here to take a look at the three most common imbalances — urinary tract infections (UTIs), yeast infections, and bacterial vaginosis (BV) — and why it could be a good idea to pause your sex life when they occur.

NOT THE SAME AS STISFor the record, BV, yeast infections, and UTIs are not considered sexually transmitted infections (STIs). People who aren’t sexually active can get them. However, sexual contact might be the cause or the reason why they’re constantly reoccurring.

I sat down with Lily and Maeve*, friends who were willing to dish about their own experiences for the greater good. I also turned to Kara Earthman, a women’s health nurse practitioner based in Nashville, Tennessee, for all the clinical details.

How sex affects urinary tract infections and the other way around

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Let’s start off with UTIs, which are often characterized by:

  • pelvic pain
  • a burning feeling when you pee
  • cloudy urine

UTIs affect your urethra so they aren’t technically a vaginal imbalance. But, they often occur because bacteria around the vagina gets into the urethra since they’re very close in proximity, says Earthman.

For Maeve, UTIs tend to happen after having a lot of consecutive sex, waiting a little bit to pee after sex, not drinking enough water, or after drinking a lot of alcohol or caffeine.

“One thing I’ve realized,” she says, “is that if I feel symptoms coming on, I need to take care of it right away. I had an experience where [a UTI] escalated really fast and I had to go to the ER after having blood in my urine.”

Since these chronic UTIs put her on high alert, she knows exactly what to do for her body. “Now, I basically run to the bathroom to pee after sex. I actually take a UT bioticprophylactically each day to decrease my chances of getting a UTI.”

Maeve also sang the praises of the urinary pain relief medication that she takes to reduce pain until antibiotics kick in. (Don’t worry if you notice your pee has turned a quite vibrant orange…that’s normal when taking UTI pain relief meds.)

According to Earthman, recurring UTIs can also occur if you don’t practice proper hygiene. But what is “proper hygiene” anyway? Earthman describes it as:

  • drinking a lot of water
  • wiping from front to back
  • urinating before and after intercourse
  • showering after intercourse, if possible

Be sure to also clean sex toys before and after use as well, especially if they’re shared. And even in the spur of the moment, it’s a good idea to take a minute to wash your hands if it’s been a while.

So, when is it safe to try natural remedies and when should you head to the doctor?

Earthman says if you feel symptoms of a UTI coming on, you can start by drinking more water and cutting out caffeine and acidic foods.

If your symptoms persist through a full day or begin to worsen within the day, she recommends seeing a healthcare provider. UTIs, unlike BV or yeast infections, can quickly turn into kidney infections, which can sometimes be life-threatening.

If you also have a fever, chills, or flu-like symptoms with a UTI, Earthman says to head straight to your provider or your nearest urgent care (or even ER, if need be).

WHEN IS IT AN ANATOMY THING?If Earthman’s patients are following proper hygiene protocols and still experience recurring UTIs, she tends to wonder if a structural abnormality is the root cause. Only a specialist can determine that, so Earthman often refers her patients to a urologist or a urology gynecologist.

You and your partner may be passing yeast infections back and forth

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Next up, yeast infections. Common symptoms include:

  • itching
  • cottage cheese-like discharge
  • pain during sex

While yeast infections left untreated aren’t dangerous in the same way UTIs can be, they’re certainly uncomfortable.

Since it’s possible for bacteria to be passed back and forth during intercourse, using condoms or the withdrawal method, which decrease amount of sperm in the vagina, can help decrease your risk.

But, as our friend Lily learned the hard way, be sure to use plain condoms. She shares, “[Once] there was one condom left, so my partner at the time and I used it. I was trying to be better about using condoms with him, because his semen seemed to make the yeast infections worse. But I realized after sex that we had used a grape flavored condom. I was basically just sitting there waiting to get a yeast infection. A day or two later, there it was…”

According to Earthman, recurrent yeast infections are often linked to a weakened immune system. For example, people with diabetes often battle chronic yeast infections. Frequent antibiotic use can also hinder your body’s ability to keep vaginal flora in check, allowing for yeast overgrowth.

How can you prevent them?

There’s a laundry list of things to avoid but they’re all pretty easy. Earthman advises:

  • avoiding scented soaps and laundry detergents (that includes bubble baths and bath bombs!)
  • changing out of sweaty underwear or wet bathing suits as quickly as possible
  • only cleaning your vagina once a day with a mild soap or warm water
  • wearing cotton underwear
  • taking a daily probiotic

Blood and semen can also alter the pH of the vagina, so Earthman recommends making sure that when you have your period, you’re changing pads and tampons out fairly regularly.

If you’re experiencing recurring yeast infections, you’ve got options

You can take an over-the-counter antifungal like Monistat. Earthman recommends using the three- or seven-day regimens instead of the one day. It’s more of a hassle, but it tends to work better.

For more complex and long-term yeast infections, your provider might prescribe fluconazole(Diflucan).

If you’d like to keep things natural, there are vaginal suppositories like boric acid that can sometimes provide relief.

Lily swears by Yeast Arrest. “I’ll put in a suppository like Yeast Arrest at the first sign of itching, and I’ll use a three-day over-the-counter antifungal if it gets worse. I take that with me on vacation, just in case. And if I really can’t kick it, that’s when I’ll call my doctor for Diflucan. Diflucan always seems to work, but I like to try other things first.”

The most common imbalance and how to prevent it


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As Earthman puts it, “Recurring BV is the bane of my existence! It probably keeps our office in business [because] it’s all too common.”

Symptoms of BV are fairly obvious. Discharge is thin white, grey, or greenish, and often comes with a fishy smell.

Could your partner have anything to do with it? Earthman says that, yes, occasionally there are bacterial strains that you and your partner can pass back and forth.

The only way to really know if you have these specific strains is to have a culture taken of vaginal flora, so that both partners can be treated. She doesn’t advise taking cultures immediately for BV since they can be pretty costly and most strains will respond to one or two antibiotic types.

Otherwise, because BV is another type of vaginal imbalance, there are standard prevention measures you can take. Earthman recommends a lot of the same prevention measures as she does for yeast infections, such as:

  • avoiding scented products
  • wearing cotton underwear
  • daily probiotic
  • using condoms or withdrawal method

When it comes to treating BV, there are a few natural options

First off, it’s possible that BV will resolve on its own. Earthman shares that the less you do, the better — the vagina is self-cleaning and really doesn’t need much.

She recommends taking probiotics, noting that although they can be expensive, they’ll eventually pay for themselves if they keep you out of the doctor’s office. Earthman also highly recommends cleaning sex toys before next use.

You could also experiment with home remedies for BV, ranging from yogurt to boric acid.

Some parting advice

Vaginal imbalances are normal and nothing to be ashamed of. And while it’s true that they can put sex on pause, nobody should feel inclined to have painful, uncomfortable, or lackluster sex. It’s so important to be able to talk to your partner about either abstaining from sex or having nonpenetrative sex until you’re feeling better.

It’s always OK to take a break and focus on getting back to feeling like your freshest, healthiest self.

TRACK YOUR VAGINAChanges throughout the month are normal, so keeping track of things like changes in discharge and smell can help you know when something’s gone awry. We like tools and apps such as Clue, Labella, and Monthly Info.

Perhaps these lifestyle and hygiene tweaks will be enough to send you on your way. Or, maybe your provider can recommend a more rigorous course of treatment to knock out a stubborn infection. In any case, getting to know your body better can help you advocate for what you need.

Let’s face it: The vagina has a super delicate balance of flora and pH. It’s totally normal for something like a panty liner or sperm to throw your whole system off. But the more we talk about it, the more we’ll realize how normal it actually is.

15 Morning Drinks to Get Your Day Started

The benefits of water are well known, but experts say reaching for H2O before your morning cup of coffee could jumpstart your system just when you need it most.

After going several hours without a sip, a serving of water first thing can hydrate the body while aiding digestion and metabolism. Here’s what experts advise.

The body’s ‘gold standard fluid’

Water does wonders for our wellness. Angela Lemond, national spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, calls it “the gold standard fluid for the body.”

“An adult body is around 55-60% water,” she said, so “drinking water everyday is vital for the body to work correctly.”

Lemond has heard theories that drinking two glasses in the morning on an empty stomach can aid digestion and other functions. While no studies she’s seen confirm this, it does make “some biochemical sense.”

“Our bodies are pretty dry when we wake up in the morning,” she said. “Drinking a couple glasses of water to allow the body to rehydrate allows for better digestion when you do eat. It also helps with moving the lower bowels for regularity in the mornings.

“If you are not properly hydrated, body processes do not work as efficiently.”

morning drinks

Did you know most of us start our mornings already dehydrated?

Think about it: Sleeping seven or eight hours a night is a long time to go without water. And that’s not counting other factors that might be at play — like maybe a few too many glasses of wine the night before.

So, by the time you wake up, your body is likely, already slightly dehydrated.

The good news though? This can be easily fixed.

While water is always the best option to start your day, other healthy libations can have a beneficial role.

Find out the best drinks to sip first thing in the morning for hydration, hangovers, energy, boosting your metabolism, and more.


1. Make over your morning glass of water

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The benefits of drinking water (at least 2 cups) first thing in the morning are plenty. Besides flushing out toxins and providing some much-needed hydration, this amount of water can increase your metabolism.

Freshen your cup with hints of vitamins

But who said your morning cup of water has to be plain? Infuse your water with lemon (or other citrus), herbs, cucumber, and fruit.

Bonus: Lemon water also provides a dose of immune-boosting vitamin C — just 1 ounce of lemon juice contains nearly a fourth of your recommended daily vitamin C intake.

Add a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar

We know even just the idea of drinking apple cider vinegar (ACV) can result in raised eyebrows, but here’s why you should. Apple cider vinegar has been proven to lower blood sugar and aid in weight loss. Initial studies also hint that ACV can help kill pathogens.

To reap the benefits of this metabolism-boosting beverage, simply mix 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar into your morning glass of water.

Go for sparkling or coconut

Sparkling water can be a hydrating and fun option, but just make sure you’re drinking the pure, unsweetened stuff.

Refreshing coconut water is also a good option, and packed with plenty of nutrients, minerals, and antioxidants.

2. Hydrate while boosting your metabolism

Not feeling like downing H2O when you wake up? While we strongly recommend starting the day with a glass of water, here are some alternatives your body will also be okay with.

Boost your metabolism with green tea

Sipping green tea comes with several health benefits thanks to its high dose of antioxidants. One of these benefits is a big boost to your metabolism. Studies have shown that green tea not only increases metabolic rate, but can also help burn fat.

Hold off hunger with bulletproof coffee

While coffee alone has been shown to benefit metabolism, drinking a cup of bulletproof coffee first thing in the morning will provide double duty.

This is because both coffee and MCTs (medium-chain fats) have an effect on metabolism. When it comes to making bulletproof coffee, try coconut oil (a rich source of MCTs) or MCT oil, but be sure to not replace a nutritious breakfast with this delicious morning starter.


3. Feeling fatigued? Drink this for energy

Amp up your energy with vegetable juice

If your morning caffeine just isn’t doing the trick, think about switching your cup of coffee for a glass of green juice.

Hear us out. The nutrients found in vegetables — specifically leafy green vegetables like kale and spinach — are proven to promote energy levels.

Vegetables that are especially high in iron aid in delivering oxygen to your cells and fighting fatiguehead-on.

Get a cleaner buzz with Yerba mate

For a cleaner caffeine buzz without those coffee-associated jitters, consider a cup of yerba mate. This South American tea-like beverage contains an abundance of antioxidants, vitamins, and amino acids.

The unique chemical makeup of mate’s active compounds (all 196 of them!) provide a boost of sustained energy without the negative side effects.

Go big with goji berry juice

This small superfood packs a big punch. With vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and eight essential amino acids, goji berries are one of the most nutritionally dense foods on the planet.

Start your day with a glass of goji berry juice for a dose of vitamins with a side of serious energy.

Studies have shown that drinking goji berry juice results in:

  • increased energy levels
  • improved athletic performance
  • better mental focus
  • decreased stress and fatigue

4. What to sip on for a sensitive stomach

Settle your tummy with ginger tea

Ginger is a popular common cure of stomach woes, and for good reason. Sipping on ginger tea first thing in the morning can ease stomach discomfort, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

To make ginger tea, add a few tablespoons of finely grated fresh ginger to a cup of boiling water and steep for five minutes.

Soothe your stomach with aloe juice

Aloe is widely known to help heal cuts, skin issues, and too much time in the sun, but this plant can be helpful for stomach issues as well.

The anti-inflammatory properties in aloe vera juice help to reduce gastrointestinal inflammation and have been proven beneficial to those experiencing IBS


5. A cup of this will cure your hangover

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Try to drink some tomato juice

If you partied a little too hard the night before, starting your morning with a (virgin) Bloody Mary might be your answer. Tomatoes not only provide plenty of hydration (they’re 95 percent water), but have been scientifically proven to help reverse the effects of alcohol.

Sip on bone broth

While it seems that bone broth is the answer to everything these days, it can certainly help tame those hangover woes.

This nutrient-dense broth is packed with all of the electrolytes, vitamins, and minerals that your post-party body needs. The electrolytes found in bone broth (magnesium, potassium, and calcium) are great at replacing the sodium and potassium that is lost from drinking alcohol.


6. Get a full breakfast in with these smoothie recipes

For a morning beverage on-the-go that’s also packed with enough substance to call itself breakfast, make yourself a simple breakfast smoothie.

Consider this vitamin-packed tomato smoothie if you’re not feeling your best self.

Want a metabolism boost? Blend this fruit smoothie with a surprising and refreshing addition of green tea.

Or choose from these four immune-boosting smoothies that are packed with fiber, vitamins, and protein.

What morning drinks should you avoid?

Staying hydrated is simple with these healthy morning beverage options. But what drinks should you steer clear from?

It’s recommended not to drink soda (or other drinks high in refined sugar), energy drinks, alcohol (yes, even Mimosas!), or coffee on an empty stomach. These drinks can all be severely dehydrating and provide some unwelcome morning jitters.

From metabolism-boosting green tea to fatigue-fighting goji berry juice, which drinks are you most excited to try?

OMG Guys, Nordstrom’s Summer Sale Still Has Tons of Amazing Stuff Available

Go, go, go!



Labor Day weekend might signal the end of summer for some, but Nordstrom is keeping the season alive with its 40 percent off summer sale. There’s still amazing discounts happening, folks, and these 18 styles will give your closet a serious leg up when fall rolls around. Now, shop away!

MICHAEL Michael Kors Women’s Nylon Kelsey Medium Top Zip Tote

1A Pair of Black Flats With Gold Accents

Tory Burch,$157.47
You know you’ve always wanted a pair of these popular shoes, so why not treat yourself? The classic style goes with jeans, skirts, dresses, and, well, just about everything else. 

2A Chic and Comfy Polka-Dot Blazer

J. Crew,$82.80

In mind-blowing news, this silhouette resembles a structured blazer, but it’s actually a soft cardigan. It even has fancy reverse-lining!

3A Duo That’ll Give You the Perfect Neutral Lip


Achieving a great neutral lip has never been so inexpensive thanks to a lipstick and gloss duo you’ll wear all the time.


4A Pair of Trendy Boots That Aren’t Black

When the cold weather rolls around, your shoe closet is probably filled with blacks and browns, so snag a white-hot pair to really mix things up.

5A Super Cute Checkered Linen Dress


Can’t let go of summer just yet? Add a linen dress to your closet—you’ll look so Parisian chic.

6A Camouflage Jacket That Actually Looks Cool


Camouflage is back and better than ever, and a boxy jacket in the pattern pairs amazingly well with any shade of denim.


7Cropped Jeans That Are Just the Right Amount of Baggy

 Get yourself a pair of easy-to-slip-on jeans that are in between a straight and boyfriend fit—they’ll feel looser than your usual skinnies, but you won’t drown in them.

8Slingbacks You Can Wear in and out of the Office

Michael Michael Kors,$59.37
Pumps with a little kitten heel are professional enough for the office but comfortable enough to wear everywhere else; plus, the tan shade pairs easily with other colors. 
9Orbital Earrings That Are Like Two Hoops in One
Vince Camuto,$16.80

A twist on classic hoops, this pair features two hoops in different sizes and looks that much cooler.

Jules Kae,$40.80

The crossbody silhouette makes this bag casual, while the chic black and white stripes and gold accents really elevate it.

11A Breezy Flutter-Sleeve Peplum Top

If you love a dramatic sleeve moment, look no further than a navy peplum top that’s minimal in all other respects—that way, those shoulder details can *really* stand out.

12A Shimmery Eyeshadow Palette

Sigma Beauty,$27.30

Add this to your makeup arsenal stat: a gorgeous eyeshadow palette that channels the rich fall foliage hues.


13An Edgy Black Denim Miniskirt

Good American,$89.40

Whether you dress up a denim mini with heels or pair it with boots, the skirt’s versatility speaks for itself.

14Army-Green Skinnies to Add Color to Your Pant Collection


You probably have more than enough blue denim in your closet, so step outside your comfort zone with army-green jeans that’ll become your new go-to pair.

15A Transitional Jumpsuit


A jumpsuit with sandals is breezy for summer, but the dark pattern and belted waist make it sophisticated for fall.

16A Long Necklace for Layering

You may already have a ton of gold chain necklaces, but you’re probably missing a long pendant. Snag a minimal piece like this one, and layer it with your other jewelry to add bling to any outfit.

17A Mini Nylon Backpack to Make Traveling a Cinch
State Bags,$47.98

A mini backpack (that’s also water-resistant!) is basically an essential for short weekend trips, coffee shops, or classes: It’s the perfect size to fit all your things, but you won’t feel weighed down.

18Calf-Hair Slingback Flats You’ll Love For Fall

When you think of fall fashion, cheetah print likely comes to mind, so stay on top of popular prints this season with a pair of trendy flats.

Sex Positions & Sexual Techniques

 In a world of high stress, to-do-lists, and constantly running out of time, tantra is the perfect antidote to the routine that develops in every romantic relationship.

This beautiful art of conscious, sacred sexuality has been practiced for thousands of years by Tantric couples in order to achieve authentic love, deep and passionate connection, and Spiritual enlightenment.

And absolutely anyone today can draw from the ancient reservoir of knowledge and wisdom of our ancient ancestors!


Commit to a weekly tantric session with your partner. Pick a day and time that works for both of you.

Set aside at least two hours to truly celebrate your relationship. Do not reschedule even if you’re feeling tired, as your tantric session will soon invigorate your body and leave you feeling new, stronger energy flowing through you!

Be sure to stick to your special date, only rescheduling if absolutely necessary. You’ll be amazed by the increased love, connection, and playfulness each session will bring both of you!


Remember to have fun and don’t take yourself too seriously. Have an open mind and open heart, even if something seems silly to you at first.

Many people who are new to tantra have declared the eye-gazing exercise awkward and weird… until they tried it!

Don’t dismiss anything, just set some practices aside until you’re ready to experiment with them later on. And make sure to remain playful and curious – if a practice feels good to both of you, you’re on your way!


Prepare for your lover by cleaning and adorning your bed with comfortable cushions and blankets. Create a feast for the senses with flowers, light incense sticks (or diffuse essential oils), plus a few fruits and drinks you both enjoy.

Light plenty of candles – their flickering and dim light will bring magic into the space. Put on a soft, relaxing music playlist (that will play for at least 2 hours). And make sure that the temperature is just right so that both of you are comfortable.


Run a soothing bubble bath for your beloved. Light candles all over the bathroom, add soft music, spread rose petals on the floor, and pour a glass of their favorite wine.

Even better, you can join them in the bath tub!


Re-sensitize your body and to release any tension or blockages.

Stand facing each other with feet hip width apart and slightly bent knees. Take a moment to relax from head to toe and next start shaking your entire body for at least 5 minutes – shake your arms, hands, hips, head, shoulders, legs… You’ll just love the tingling and aliveness you’ll experience afterwards!

This practice helps your bodies experience pleasure in a much deeper, more intense way.


Meditate together to clear your minds and connect to your hearts. Sit down cross legged facing each other and close your eyes.

Breathe deeply – simply be together in silence until all the worries of the day are gone. This will help you both become fully present and focused on each other.

You can also play a guided meditation, meditative music, or just sit in silence.


Look them lovingly in the eye, and begin each sentence with ‘I really love…’.

To open your hearts even deeper and create more connection and intimacy, use the following phrases (and fill in the blanks):

‘”My heart truly desires… “, “It brings me a lot of pleasure when you… ”

Once you’ve finished, invite your beloved to do the same for you and thank them afterwards.


Look into the eyes of your beloved: the gateway to the Soul, and ask them to do the same.

Try to eye-gaze between 5 and 15 minutes. It will feel like a long time at first until you connect on the Soul level, and this connection will feel wonderful and delicious.

To deepen the experience, synchronize your breaths so that you inhale and exhale at the same time.


This traditional tantric pose is a wonderful way to connect intimately with your beloved.

The male partner sits down cross legged, while the female sits down on top of his legs facing him (clothed or naked). Embrace each other and breathe fully together. Allow your bodies to tune in to each other; to merge together in this beautiful embrace.

Feel the love you both share, the appreciation for this special moment, and the joy of being able to celebrate your relationship!


Still sitting in the yab yum position, breathe together and imagine that you’re sharing each other’s breath. Then join your lips in a soft, gentle kiss.

Allow your lips to melt together in a slow sensual kiss. Relax and savor the kiss as you caress your beloved’s lips with your own.

Stay completely present in the moment and immerse yourself in the sensations of closeness and intimacy.


Have him (or her) lay face down, as you awaken their body to various sensations.

Softly touch their skin with flowers, fabrics, feathers, ice, hot wax, fingertips. Begin with a gentle touch, then proceed to longer, fuller. Start at non-erogenous zones (back, neck, head, hands, legs, feet), then slowly excite their sexual energy, touching their bottom, inner thighs and genitals.

Have your lover turn over, and repeat on the front of their body – awakening their skin with soft touch, then massaging their non-erogenous zones first before proceeding to their chest, nipples, inner thighs and genitals.

Keep asking for feedback and remind your beloved to relax, breathe fully, and stay present.


At this point, you both may decide to make love – or not. If not, simply lay in each other’s embrace, and share your feelings in a soft, loving conversation.

If you do decide to make love, do not rush it. Allow the penetration to happen naturally, without any effort.

Start with slow, shallow thrusts, and remain completely aware of your bodies, your energies and particularly your genital area. Guide your consciousness to travel up and down your spine – between your heart and your genitals, and notice all the sensations in your body.

And as you start to move again, allow your genitals to connect lovingly, and melt together in a sensual, ecstatic dance.

Take your time! Tantra is not a chase to an orgasm – it’s a feast of pleasure, and as long as you’re both experiencing plenty of it, you’re on the right track!


Kama Sutra

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