Advice from the Experts

What to Expect When You Change Birth Control Methods

Posted by Anna Potter

Your Sex Question: I was on the NuvaRing for six years but just switched to Yaz. What changes should I expect? Ah, hormones -- sometimes it can feel like a "can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em" sort of thing! Your body is adjusting to a new set of...

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Help! Just Discovered Online that My Boyfriend Is Secretly Bi

Posted by Anna Potter

Your Sex Question: I just found out (via some totally sane Internet stalking) that my boyfriend used to have a thing with a guy. We've only been dating a few weeks. Should I be concerned? Should he have told me? How do I bring this up? Ahh, Google. Where would...

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Are We Doomed If Our Sex Life Is Dull?

Posted by Kristen Mark, Ph.D.

You've been with your partner almost two years, so the novelty of each other has likely worn off a little bit, and you likely feel really comfortable with one another. There is research that indicates the two-year mark is right around the time where your love for your partner turns...

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Can Two People With Different Experience Levels Have Great Sex?

Posted by Kristen Mark, Ph.D.

When you feel inexperienced, concern about your partner's prior experience is natural. Actually, this feeling tends to begin during our early sexual experiences. Remember when you were an adolescent and you experienced your first make-out session (or even first kiss)? You were anxious, you were scared, but everything turned out...

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Quick Question: My Boyfriend Is Obsessed With My Orgasm -- HELP!

Posted by Kristen Mark, Ph.D.

First things first, no one gives you an orgasm. You have an orgasm. Although it might seem like a gift in its culmination of erotic pleasure, it's yours. So your boyfriend should try to get that idea out of his head, pronto. A lot of men (and some women) see...

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Positions for Maximum Pleasure

Posted by Good in Bed

At Good in Bed, we know that certain positions are more useful than others for maximizing pleasure. Keeping an open mind about the multitude of positions available to be used during intercourse can be a smart strategy for a lifetime of satisfying sex. Positions for Increasing the Odds of Orgasm...

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Is the "U-spot" a new spot?

Posted by Madeleine Castellanos, M.D.

The U-Spot is the common term given to the area that surrounds the opening of the urethra in women. This area can be particularly sensitive because the female urethra is surrounded by spongy erectile tissue that fills with blood upon sexual arousal. This spongy tissue extends from the anterior vaginal...

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The 90 Second Window

Posted by Ian Kerner, Ph.D., LMFT

In my new book Overcoming Premature Ejaculation, I discuss my own battles with the issue, as well as my journey to recovery and the techniques I developed for sexually satisfying a woman. Part of my journey to sexual health required developing a deeper, realer understanding of female sexuality. I...

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Charity Sex

Posted by Heidi Raykeil

The other night I was enjoying some "me" time, curled up on the couch watching the latest episode of Grey's Anatomy. Meanwhile, my husband was tossing and turning in bed, stressed out over his latest work project. Frankly, between McDreamy and McSteamy, I was already pretty satisfied. But if I...

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Fantasy: sexual training-wheels

Posted by Anna Potter

It's a scene from everyone's worst nightmare: You're in the bedroom, making love with your partner, and then, deep in the throes of passion, just when the imminent orgasm is about to occur, your partner screams out someone else's name. Whoa baby! Immediately both partners are shocked, ashamed and...

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What's Your Sexual Personality?

Posted by Emily Nagoski, Ph.D.

The words "sexual personality" tend to bring to mind images of the sex-related quizzes that fill the pages of magazines. You know, the ones that advise you to experiment with whipped cream or sex positions more suited to a game of Twister than to your bedroom. But as a sex...

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"Energy Orgasms"

Posted by Emily Nagoski, Ph.D.

Want to learn how to achieve 487 different kinds of orgasms? If so, you're reading the wrong article. Despite what many magazines would have you believe, there's no such thing as a rainbow variety of orgasms--and you're not sexually inadequate if you aren't having them every night, all night....

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Breasts and Pleasure

Posted by Madeleine Castellanos, M.D.

Breasts function, of course, to provide milk for newborns and infants. But for women, they do so much more. They are the source of great frustration if they develop late, and the source of great envy if they develop early. Some women are shy about their breasts and develop hunched-over...

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Anal Play Basics

Posted by Debby Herbenick, Ph.D., MPH

Anal Play Basics Anal sex has come a long way, baby! Nearly 20 years ago, when the last nationally representative study of sexual behavior in the US was conducted, about 20 to 25% of women and men had engaged in anal sex. But in 2009, when my colleagues and I...

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Wielding a Vibrator like a Sexual Jedi

Posted by Anna Potter

Guys, let me tell you about why a vibrator should be every man's best friend. Forget Batman and Robin, Kirk and Spock, or Han and Chewbacca; a guy plus a vibe is a dynamic duo guaranteed to rock the female citizens of Orgasm City. But if you're like a lot...

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Are you sleep-sexing?

Posted by Madeleine Castellanos, M.D.

This is an actual condition, also known by the terms "sexual behavior in sleep", or "sexomnia." It refers to any sexual behavior that happens while the person is asleep of which the person has no memory. It is thought to affect only about 1% of the population and has been...

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Sexual Self-Esteem

Posted by Anna Potter

I'm about to let you in on a secret about women that we've been keeping for a long time: For many of us, it's much easier to give pleasure than it is to receive. There are few things that can make a woman feel as powerful in the bedroom as...

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Trigger Unhappy: The Truth About PE

Posted by Ian Kerner, Ph.D., LMFT

If you've read my best-selling book, She Comes First, or visited my website, Good in Bed, you'll know that I'm passionate about the topic of PE (premature ejaculation). That's because PE is the most common type of sexual dysfunction a man can have, with many experts estimating that up to...

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Thrill seekers and Comfort Creatures: Sexual Compatibility

Posted by Ian Kerner, Ph.D., LMFT

I have a confession: I may be a sex therapist, but my own sex life is pretty ordinary. Don't get me wrong--my relationship with my wife is amazing. But if you think my line of work automatically means that we like to visit swingers' clubs or have mirrors on the...

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Your Sexual Fitness

Posted by Ian Kerner, Ph.D., LMFT

Whether you're a man or a woman, your sexual health and your overall health are intimately connected to each other in more ways than one. At Good in Bed, we take sexual fitness seriously. A recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that erectile...

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