How are You Getting It on This Summer?Feeling the urge to get frisky outdoors? The folks at Ask Men say that more people will be doing that this summer in its list of Summer Sex Trends of 2014. They also tip us off on some advances in condoms, a growing interest in couples' vibrators and sensation play, label-less sexual orientation, and more kinky stuff a la "Fifty Shades of Grey."
The Nipple IssueIf you’re heading to the beach this summer and think your beach has gone topless, you might want to take a second look. According to HuffPost Lifestyle United Kingdom, the Ta Ta Top is a Caucasian flesh-colored bikini top festooned with lifelike nipples. Robyn Graves and Michelle Lytle, makers of the bathing suit, wonder why girls can't be topless, and have created a bathing suit that gets as close as legally possible. If you really think about it, what’s the difference between a man’s nipples and a woman's besides some extra tissue?
50 Is So the New 30If your online sex story reading list is as full of ours, you’ve probably noticed a lot of stories about hookup sex and people over 50 having the best sex of their lives. But are people over 50 hooking up? At least Erica Jagger of a Sexy Woman of a Certain Age is. In a recent post, Erica dishes the dirt about a meetup she had with a kinky 36-year-old banker she met on OkCupid. From what we can assume, the rest of the evening went pretty well. As for what the incognito "Tom" thinks of the blow-by-blow details of the date posted online ... we’d love to find out.
Mindgasms Anyone?Is it really possible to have an orgasm without being touched, just by thinking about it? Leandra Vane of The Unlaced Librarian says, "Yes ... yes ... YES!" She shares her seven steps to mentally getting off in a recent blog post. Talk about having a vivid imagination!
A Real, Live Top 10 List of Things That Men Want In BedFor decades, women have been lured into grocery store checkout aisles with provocative magazine headline covers like "The One, Undeniable Thing That Men Want In Bed and How to Give It to Them!" But this time, we've found a title that actually delivers - and it has nothing to do with eating a donut off a man’s penis or slapping his shaft around like you’re volleying a tennis ball. This tip from Heather Gray in her post on The Good Men Project is more about real-life common sense. As one male commenter put it: "If I were to make a top 10 list of things I want in bed, this would be numbers 1 through 10."
What’s Wrong with the Sex Ed Kids Get?It’s usually easier for teachers to turn on a movie than actually lecture and take questions from kids in sex ed classes. Sarah Mirk at Bitch takes a look at the history of sex ed films in the latest issue of Bitch. While Sarah gives a rather lengthy and critical analysis of the movies our parents and grandparents grew up with, Naomi Rutledge at Sensory Fuse pokes some holes in some sex ed videos that kids can pick up online. After all these years, are audiovisual sex ed teacher surrogates getting any better? If one thing has surely changed, it's the messaging.
Having a Better Sex Life? You Should Probably Thank a ChemistIf you’re heating things up between the sheets with warming lube or condoms, the folks at Belle de Soir Lingerie and Sex Toys suggest that you have a chemist to thank for that. The companion video for this story, produced by the American Chemical Society, also gets into the chemical nitty gritty of how birth control and Plan B pills work.
Oh, and while we’re on the subject of sex and chemistry, the folks at Little Shop of O’s explain some of the ingredients you want and definitely don’t want in your lube. By now, most of us have been told to look for terms like "paraben-free" and "glycerin-free" on lube labels, but do you know what they are and what they do? Can you identify the specific words that are parabens and glycerins on an ingredient list? You may also be surprised by what gets added to cooling and tingling lubes that make them do their thing.