One of the coolest things about writing this weekly feature is compiling stories about sex that make us learn, think, and laugh...sometimes all in the same story. As always, this week’s collection of Sex Stories We Love does all three.

Top Drop

Women in heterosexual relationships often see men as being physically and sexually virile. Yet, just because men don’t often express vulnerable emotions doesn’t mean they don’t have them. Post-coital tristesse, most commonly referred to as sub drop, is a form of depression that sometimes occurs after intense sexual play. It’s most associated with female submissives, but it can happen to men, too.

There’s no doubt that it took a lot of courage for Ryan, the married male half of Fuckblogging, and guest post writer @Verbal75 to share some very raw, vulnerable, and honest experiences and feelings in a condition he refers to as top drop. What they share will give women, submissives, and others reasons to check in with their male sexual partners and perhaps provide them with aftercare after intense sex or scene.

Vulnerability of the Penetrator

It’s not just extreme sex that can put some men in a vulnerable sexual state of mind. Sometimes it can be male culture, past and present, that brings out sexual anxieties for some men who have never been "that guy."

"Men carry the shame of our abusive, sexually incontinent forefathers and we don’t want to bring that trauma into the bedroom any more," Jamie Catto says in an article he wrote for My Tiny Secrets, "It’s in the way of us having incredible, heart-bursting sex with you."

Catto proposes a solution to the issue. "Women, please invite us clearly and unmistakably to make love with you."

Rethinking Sex Swings

If you’ve ever thought about getting a sex swing, you might want to take some tips from the ancient Mayans and bring your hammock inside the house for the winter (at least in most parts of the northern hemisphere). It turns out that this lost culture was kinkier than we ever imagined; possibly even more so than Vatsyayana who penned the Kama Sutra. After checking out 19 Mayan hammock positions that Adina Rivers shares in My Tiny Secrets, you definitely won’t want to wait until summer to try some of them.
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Rethinking Shower Sex

Maybe the idea of hanging a hammock in your bedroom isn’t very practical. Maybe your neighbors (or the police they might call on their behalf) wouldn’t be pleased to see you letting it all hang out in the back yard, either. So, what about sex in the shower? Who hasn’t been enticed by all those shower scene photos that float around Pinterest and Tumblr? You might want to rethink that idea, too, after reading why Gigi Engle doesn’t just hate shower sex, but "f*cking hates" it. She’s by no means a prude. She's just pragmatic with a big, slippery dose of humor.

Making Sex Possible for Disabled Military Veterans

The founder of one of the largest sex toy and bondage gear brands is now making customized adaptive sex gear for disabled military veterans. It’s not because military veterans are kinkier than most, but having adaptive gear that makes sex possible is so important. The company is taking materials it uses for its well-known bondage gear lines to "...stimulate the mental connection between the spouses." Sportsheets founder and U.S. Marine Corps vet Tom Stewart told Erin Meisenzahl-Peace all about it in a story she wrote for Vice.

Not Exactly the Kind of Sex Toy You Were Thinking About

Who has Legos on their Christmas wish list? Not for your kids, but for you? Citizen Brick, a company that specializes in customized plastic brick and mini figures is now making it possible for people to own their own strip club. It’s complete with a sound booth, dancing pole, dancers, and a figure that bears a likeness to a young Ron Jeremy. It’s pricey, but doesn’t cost nearly as much as owning an actual strip club and it just might be worth the giggles. Read more about it at HuffPost Weird News.

A Labor of Lust

Sex is one way of inducing labor, but in a hospital bed? "Why not?" was the consensus that St. Michael Hospital in Bristol, England, had about a recent incident when a member of its cleaning staff walked in on a set of amorous parents-to-be. In fact, it’s not even against hospital rules according to an article that appeared in Kidspot. The article also says that stimulating nipples to release oxytocin is another possible way to induce labor. Either way, they could lead to some interesting stories to tell a kid how they were born.