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Society's Obsession with Penetrative Sex is Messing with our Orgasms

Society's Obsession with Penetrative Sex is Messing with our Orgasms

By Kesiena Boom Sex has a myriad of configurations–that’s part of what makes it so endlessly entertaining, right? The frustrating fact, though, is that one form of sex is privileged, centered, and deified as the ‘authentic’ form of sexual expression. Namely, good old penetration. But not just any penetration–fingering doesn’t quite cut it in the hierarchy of widely accepted narratives of what constitutes the act of sex. Many of us believe that sex is initiated when a penis enters a vagina (thanks patriarchy!). Obviously, this is wholly not the case. Sex is whatever you make of it, to be honest. Whenever you’re wondering if what you’re doing is sex you can refer to Autostraddle’s foolproof flowchart for clarification. Narratives surrounding...

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Why Masturbation is Great for your Sex Life

Why Masturbation is Great for your Sex Life

It seems there are a few damaging myths surrounding masturbation that need to be cleared up. The first myth is ‘If my partner masturbates, it means our sex life is inadequate’ and the second myth is ‘Masturbating means I won’t want sex with my partner because I will be ‘orgasmed out’.’ News flash; both of these myths are not true, in fact masturbation is a healthy and normal part of life and is a positive addition to any romantic relationship.   Self-love and self-care are an essential part of life, and masturbation is just that; a form of self-love and self-pleasure. Masturbation is sex with yourself and begins in utero. Yes, that’s right, we begin touching and pleasuring our genitals when we...

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