When done correctly, regular sex can improve your relationship and sense of wellbeing. Not to mention it feels pretty darn good. But if you're a man who has sex with women, there's one thing you'll need to master before you can achieve the highest levels of sexual pleasure.
Sure, your vagina has been with you your entire life, but how much do you actually know about it? Whether you've been too shy to ask or don't know where to look for information, chances are there are plenty of things that you've wondered about the area down there. From what to expect after childbirth to normal sexual functions, read on to find out surprising facts you may not know about your lady parts.
Vaginas are so mysterious and magical and infinite. By comparison, they seem that much more magnificent than penises, which are totally Not that I'm throwing shade!
The inside [of my vagina] is not a bright, vibrant pink that is often depicted in Caucasian porn. Skip navigation! Story from Wellness. International Women's Day is an annual chance to celebrate how far women have come in the fight for gender equality, and to take stock of the lengths still to go.
Image by Liubov Burakova via Stocksy. Body dissatisfaction is to teenage girls what involuntary boners and death-grip masturbation is to teenage boys: an inevitable part of growing up. But for young women growing up today, being unhappy with your physical appearance can even lead to surgical consequences.
But some are taking matters into their own - dangerous - hands, by vacuuming their vaginas in the hope it will speed up the course of nature. One nurse in the US has taken to Twitter to warn women to "stop using your vacuum hose to end your period early". It might sound absolutely bizarre and painful but there are forums dedicated to "menstrual extraction", or ME.
It feels like almost every week a new trend emerges which sees women putting random items in their vaginas in a quest for wellness. But, time and time again, experts have warned against this. The vagina is a very sensitive area and, except in cases of genuine medical complications, does not external ointments or products to stay healthy.
Depending on where you cast your net into the wild west of the internet, you could come away thinking women are proudly, shamelessly obsessed with their vaginas. When she does, she enjoys it and easily climaxes while receiving oral sex. When we have sex, she cuts foreplay short and gets straight to penetration.
It can help with body image anxiety. Now, her latest work puts vulvas and vaginas in the spotlight thanks to her new book Womanhood: The Bare Reality and forthcoming Channel 4 documentary: Vaginas. And when women share intimate photos and deeply personal experiences relating to their vaginas, the result is a tender yet taboo-exploding message of women reclaiming their womanhood.
From perennially perky breasts to smooth, hairless legs, womanhood has been constantly sexualized and subjected to unrealistic standards. However, none have been as harmful, or as unexplored, as the expectation of having a tight vagina. Tight vaginas are prized in almost every society and culture that has roots in patriarchy. And this stereotype appears to heavily affect Asian women in particular.