All of the men that I know say that every woman that they've ever had sex with has had a vaginal orgasm—meaning that they climaxed through penetration alone—and yet none of the women I know have ever actually had one, even though it's pretty high up on all of our bucket lists. Which bring me to the question at hand: how does a woman actually achieve a vaginal orgasm? My personal experience is corroborated by research, as one study found that 67 percent of women fake orgasm during sex.
Sex counts as a workout. As much as we'd love to hit the bedroom in lieu of the gym, we actually don't burn as many calories during sex as we think trust me, I even put my Fitbit to the test. But if you level up on difficulty, we think you may be able get away with calling it strength training.
What if someone told you that you could make up for lost gym time with steamy sex with your partner right in your bedroom? Yeah, that's right. On your weight loss journey, if you ever find yourself skipping the gym for reasons you aren't able to control, there are sex positions to lose weight and continue firming you up.
But does sex really count as exercise? While sexercise may not be enough to hang up your running shoes just yet bummer! This position forces you to turn on your triceps, shoulders and upper-back muscles, because you have to use your arms to support yourself.
But, any vigorous activity that makes you break a sweat counts as cardio. Which includes sex. Good sex at any rate.
No matter how much your partner pleads, you can't substitute time in the sack for time on the treadmill. However, certain sex positions do work a woman's muscle groups — some so much, in fact, that you might not be able to make it to the gym the next day. In a way, the missionary position is the physical equivalent of the old "I'm busy washing my hair" excuse — it's the brush-off used when you're lazy, tired, or just not that interested.
Most couples aren't very adventurous in the bedroom. When it comes time to get down in between the sheets, few are bold enough to venture away from traditional standbys like missionary, cowgirl, spooning, doggy style. It doesn't have to be this way.
About 85 per cent of men think penis size is extremely important to women; most women think men want someone with vice-like vaginal muscles. In reality, there's really only one instance when under or over-size genitals cause a problem: when the owner is so paranoid and insecure about it, they're constantly apologising. Get the attitude right and nearly all other problems can be sorted with a few adjustments.
From increased flexibility to more mindfulness to familiarity with—and confidence in—your body, the benefits of the bendy practice can really pay off in the bedroom, Herbenick says. Yoga need not stay in the studio, though. Try these 10 poses that do double duty as knock-your-socks-off sex positions.