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This Is the Time of Day Your Girlfriend Is Most Likely to Have an Orgasm

Predictably, it's not the same time as you.<p>Despite the long held theory that morning time is the right time for great sex, hormone expert Alisa Vitti says the real magic hour—for women, at least—is actually 3 p.m.<p>Vitti told the <i>Daily Mail</i> that around that time, women have high levels of the hormone …

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The Untold History of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Behind-the-scenes, first-hand accounts about everything from the mysterious 2004 show that never aired to the infamous Ariana Grande meme.<p>More than two decades ago, Ed Razek, the chief marketing officer at the Victoria's Secret parent company, Limited Brands, got a call from his boss, CEO Leslie …

Oral Sex Is Great Until Science Says It Isn't

New research links oral sex to startling increase in oral cancers.<p>Over the past five years, there has been a dramatic increase in oral cancer among men, especially in cancer of the throat and tongue. But the most destructive habit, smoking, is far less prevalent today. According to recent research, …

Why Your Heart Benefits from More Sex—And More Garlic

Three healthy lifestyle tips that have nothing to do with eating kale.<p>As cardiovascular disease continues to be one of the leading causes of death in the US, heart health should be taken seriously at any age.<p>However, while diet and exercise are crucial when it comes to reducing the risk of heart …

There's a Real, Scientific Reason We Love Oral Sex

Let's take it back to basics.<p>Why do we engage in oral sex? As foreplay, or because we genuinely like it?<p>Well, according to a recent study, it looks like there is a lot more science behind why we love oral sex than simply moving from third base to fourth base. We all know why we have an innate need …

Everything You Need to Know About Going Down On a Woman

As explained by the people who know best: queer women.<p>When I think about cunnilingus, I feel a lot of feelings. On one hand, it can be the best thing in the whole entire world (nope, not an exaggeration at all). On the other hand, if your partner doesn't know what they're doing and isn't open to …

14 Things Women Want You to Know About Showering Together

A lot of this is just common sense and/or courtesy.<p>Whether you're hopping in the shower together to save time, conserve water, or make an honest attempt at shower sex, sharing a tiny shower stall with a grown man is always treacherous. Most showers are built for one, and shoving two people in one …

Five experts reveal the secrets to long-term love

<b>This article was originally published in 2014.</b><p>It's the question we all want to know the answer to: how to keep sex and love alive. Here, our experts give their tips on how to have a happy relationship, from 'argument enders' to alone time.<p><i>First, we have the author Kate Figes. Her non-fiction books</i> …

This Is How Long Sex Should Actually Last

Science finally has an answer.<p>How long is sex <i>actually</i> supposed to last? You hear all the stories about the time it was over in under a minute (better luck next time), and then there's the type where it's an hours-long session and you wonder where people get their stamina.<p>But science has clarified …

What It's Like to Have Sex With Someone With Two Vaginas

Spoiler: It's not all that different.<p>A woman in her 20s who has two vaginas (and two uteruses and two cervixes) revealed what it's like to live and have sex with a reproductive system, <i>squared</i>, in a viral Reddit AMA thread that recently made it to the front page. The woman, known as NurseryRN, wrote …

8 Awkward Things That Happen to Everyone During Sex

Yeah, we're going there.<p>Sex. We all have it, some more regularly than others, and we all have ideas of what it <i>should</i> be: Erotic. Sensual. Probably sexy. In general, we imagine sex completely devoid of smells and sounds and awkward moments. But the thing is—it isn't. Because behind closed doors, …

12 Very Low-Maintenance Sex Positions

For when you don't necessarily want to, but still want to.<p>Sometimes, "I'm too tired" actually means "I'm too tired." But for the times when you're both so lazy and also so horny, these positions will make you both happy with minimal effort.

11 Things Women Wish Guys Knew About Giving Blow Jobs

Swallowing is the exception, not the rule.<p>With the right partner, and as long as both partners are on the same page, giving a blow job is not the worst thing. But the whole experience could definitely be better if men knew what all women deal with when they go down.<p><b>1. When you're that up close and</b> …

10 Great Irish Whiskeys to Sip This St. Patrick's Day

To hell with green beer.<p>Irish whiskey is too often underrated and relegated to the shot glass. We find that almost as unacceptable as green beer. So, instead of slamming back something from the well this Thursday, why not take your time and actually sip some top-notch liquid from the Emerald Isle? …

5 Things You Should Never Eat Before a Night of Drinking

Don't be tomorrow's story.<p>What you eat for dinner before a big night out will determine whether you're the life of the party...or the story everyone tells the next day.

18 Men Reveal the Best Thing a Woman Has Ever Said in Bed [NSFW]

"Your d*ck is like a paper towel roll."<p>Cosmopolitan.com spoke with 18 twentysomething men about the best things they have heard in bed (thus far). Warning: These get pretty vulgar.<p><b>1.</b> "One of my favorites was, '<b>H</b><b>ow are you doing that?</b>'" —<i>Peter, 24</i><p><b>2.</b> "She told me that <b>she wanted me to fuck another</b> …

3 Women Reveal How They're Able to Orgasm from Penetration-Only Sex

Time to start having sex in the car.<p>Orgasms via penetration alone seem like a myth to a lot of women who need clit stimulation to get off. But in this week's Sex Talk Realness, Cosmopolitan.com spoke with three anonymous women who have vaginal orgasms from penetration-only sex about how they do</b> …

15 Women on How They Had Their Best Orgasm Ever

"I saw purple sparkles, then nothing, and then I swear to god I went deaf for a second."<p><b>1.</b> "Mine happened on the couch after a lazy Sunday. My partner and I were taking a break from doing things around the apartment and started cuddling on the couch, then <b>just started touching each other slowly. He</b> …

11 Things Every Man Should Do to Master the Art of Cunnilingus

According to Cosmo.<p><b>1. Ask what usually works for her, since she's the resident expert.</b><p>Guys who assume they know exactly what women want because they went down on other women before are not only morons, they're wasting everyone's time. Sure, some guys are pure magic at cunnilingus, but most women …

6 Tricks That Help Women Have Multiple Orgasms

According to 1,000 women who have experienced them.<p>OMGYES, Indiana University, and the Kinsey Institute teamed up to deliver the most detailed information so far about how women can achieve multiple orgasms. Through in-depth interviews with 1,000 women and a nationally representative survey of an …

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5 Intimate Sex Positions That'll Make You Closer As a Couple

Harness the powers of science, neurochemistry (seriously), and things that just straight-up feel good.<p>Sudden, desperate quickies against the kitchen counter can be insanely hot, but the best sex is rich and soulful. That kind of transcendent sex where you feel completely connected to your partner. …

9 Things You Should Never Do When Receiving a Blowjob

Our friends at Cosmo lend a little advice.<p><i>If you're doing these things already, it's time to stop.</i><p><b>1. Thrusting your pelvis like you're Magic Mike himself.</b> Dude, you are not having sex with my mouth or doing some kind of <i>Magic Mike</i> sex dance where my mouth is a fedora you're putting over your penis …

19 Interesting (And Little-Known) Facts About Kissing

You're burning calories, you know.<p><b>1. You practiced your kissing stance in the womb.</b> Two-thirds of people tilt their head to the right when they kiss. Weirdly, this is a habit you might pick up before you're even born, according to Women's Health. Most fetuses tilt their head to the right while in …

25 Twentysomething Women Told Cosmopolitan the Best Thing Guys Have Ever Done In Bed

"Lifted me up. Put those muscles to work."<p>What things do guys do that really get women off? We asked 25 twentysomething straight women about the best sex they've ever had.<p><b>1.</b> "He pushed me against the door, held me up and then threw me on a bed. While doing it, he held my hands up so I couldn't move …

13 Things That Make You Irrationally Horny

You know it's true.<p>Certain things put men in the mood: naked people, pictures of naked people, moving images of naked people, being naked, being touched by a naked person, being touched while naked. But sometimes something makes a guy horny, and it's hard to understand why. Here's a list of things …

9 Things You Didn't Know About Doggy Style Sex

Shockingly, it's not as popular as you think.<p><b>1. It's a great way to hit the G-spot.</b> Doggy style sex is perfect for deep penetration that will hit the G-spot. And though manuals as old as the Kama Sutra recommend it, some studies dispute the idea of a G-spot.<p><b>2. It's part of a family of "rear entry"</b> …