Once we have a material that is strong, safe and potentially more pleasurable we will need to move from a situation of ‘having to’ wear a condom to ‘wanting to’ use one.
From “Everything You Wanted to Know About Hydrogel But Were Afraid To Ask,” University of Wollongong Australia
There’s a new prophylactic in the condom game that’s supposed to feel like skin. Okay, we’ve all heard that one before, but the difference with this one is that it’s made out of a whole new material called hydrogel. Hydrogel condoms are still in the trial phase, but fortunately there are some pretty awesome condoms out there already, if you know where to look.
Obviously, I’m aware of orgasms. I know there are different kinds. There are the orgasms other people give you, and the orgasms you give yourself. There are the varying delivery methods of orgasms, involving actual people parts or vibrating substitutes. There are the ones that sneak up on you, and the ones you have to really work for. There are multiple orgasms, zero orgasms and also fake ones. There are big orgasms that shake the room, and tiny ones that bum you out. But I stand (ok, sit, always sit) here before you as a grown woman with a confession: I never realized there were official orgasm levels! DID YOU!?
"Up until recently, Jezebel was a term used to describe a loose or immoral woman. But these days it has been reclaimed and used to describe women who are strong, sly, and sexually liberated."
This week’s Frisky Friday looks at the fierce and fascinating stories of Jezebel, Salome, and Lilith.
Jezebel by Byam Shaw [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.
Try some Zumba-inspired sex. This is a lot like normal sex, but you put on a remix of ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ by Shakira and do leg-lifts and some general wiggling. Also, lots of over-head claps and sporadic whoops and phrases such as ‘feel the burn!’ (this has the added bonus of being really encouraging for your partner).
The study found that elderly subjects who drank hot chocolate every day for a month had higher blood flow and cognitive skills than they had at the beginning of the study.
We don’t need an excuse to eat (or drink) more chocolate—but we’ll take it.
I pretended I gave a shit about competitive cycling for like two hours once (waste of time, he sucked in bed)
Smoking tobacco isn’t a medical condition of its own, but continued smoking does cause all kinds of medical conditions like emphysema, lung cancer, and throat cancer. It can also have an impact on which types of birth control are safe to use. Women under 35 who smoke and have no other medical conditions can usually use the pill with reasonable safety, but should definitely talk to their doctor about alternative methods. Women over 35 who smoke more than 15 cigarettes a day should steer clear of the pill, ring, or patch.