Rashel is an investigative journalist for Time, The Atlantic and other magazines.
What Is Sexual Frustration and How Does It Affect You?
Petting puppies and uncorking a fresh bottle of your favorite wine are two of life's greatest pleasures, followed by good sex (whether it's sex with oneself or sex with a partner). However, you're not alone if you're worried, irritated, or disappointed with the amount of sex you're not getting. Sexual frustration, it turns out, is a very real phenomenon, and it's a lot more prevalent than you might believe.
What It's Like to Strip in Florida During COVID
Nikki works as a stripper at the Penthouse Club in Tampa, Florida, and on that September night, the club was filled with football fans celebrating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' victory against the Dallas Cowboys, despite the fact that the state was experiencing its biggest COVID outbreak to yet.
For thousands of years, people have laughed at jokes.
Martha Bayless found an unexpected finding while researching medieval literature for her Ph.D. She was studying some of the earliest Latin jokes written by Catholic professors (some in excess of 1,000 years old). Even if few had previously been translated into English, many of them were nevertheless amusing — and some even made her laugh out loud.
Why is it so difficult to find good sex?
Netflix's new miniseries The Principles of Pleasure, which premiered on Tuesday, is a pleasant and lively pastel-colored examination of women's sexuality, complete with vulva diagrams and sex toy demonstrations, as well as explanations of menstrual cycles and masturbation. However, there is one issue that is a little more difficult to answer: why do we still have to do this? Why is it so difficult for women who sleep with men to get sexual pleasure while avoiding suffering and harm, despite living in a society that is more sexually open than ever before?
Why are London's kink clubs under threat?
The kink culture in London should be thriving. Klub Verboten and Crossbreed have been praised for their modern and more inclusive approaches to kink and fetish partying, which prioritize community and safety, since its inception in the mid-late 2010s. Even after the epidemic put the UK's nightlife business on hold indefinitely, several events resurfaced with increased demand and increased membership applications. Verboten even received funds from the Arts Council as part of its COVID Culture Recovery Grant in 2021. They should, by all accounts, be on their way to recouping some of the time and money wasted during the last few years of uncertainty. Regrettably, they are now facing a new threat.
9 on-screen couples who have explosive sexual chemistry
Actors portraying love interests have been unable to capture the alchemical components of what it means to be in love in numerous situations. Instead, they wind up recreating the typical markers of romance but excluding any of the deep, gut-wrenching feelings that make it feel genuine. Of course, Robert Pattinson and Zoe Kravitz got it down pat, resulting in "bisexual panic." The couple's chemistry has also been caught on magazine covers off-screen; the pair was recently seen in a deep, sensual hug.
'I've never had an orgasm,' I say.
Sandy is 26 years old, bisexual, and suffers from anorgasmia, or a severe inability to reach sexual climax. She defines both her relationship status and her personal relationship with sex as 'complex,' but claims she has a solid bond with her partner despite their 'unconventional' position.
In Ancient Rome, Ovid's Guide on Sex and Relationships
Some of the most well-known masterpieces of Classical literature were written by Augustan love poets. The Roman poets pioneered the genre recognized today as elegy, inspired by their Greek forefathers. Roman elegy became synonymous with first-person poems detailing the love affairs of male poets who had devoted themselves to a mistress, often with disastrous results. These intimate stories of deeply personal events offer unique insights into the ancient Roman world of sex and relationships. The poet Publius Ovidius Naso, better known now as Ovid, was one of the most original and accomplished of all the elegists of ancient Rome.