Pleasure from Pain: Endorphin “Highs” and the Subspace

When you are being restrained (by choice) in a sexual situation, you may, paradoxically, experience a greater sense of freedom. Freedom to stop overanalyzing, freedom from responsibility in the situation, freedom to receive. You are vulnerable to the possibilities that your partner is in control of, which can create an “erotic anxiety” that heightens the sensations. Surrendering sexual control…

Mr. S Leather: Flog Review

A while ago I purchased a buffalo leather flog from Mr. S Leather in San Francisco. I’m always impressed by their leather products, everything they make there in the shop is beautifully constructed with top quality materials, and this flog was no exception. Most flogs, when you pick them up, don’t have much weight to them, their…

How To Give A Rim Job

Aline Et Valcour by Hans Bellmer, 20th c. German artist Rim jobs aka analingus, are an “I love it!” or “no-way!” sort of thing. The sensations are unique, and for those who enjoy them there is nothing else quite like it. This is because there are tons of nerve endings around the anus. Not many people get…

Rope, Bondage, & Dominance Classes From Midori

Midori, 2013 Best Sex Educator winner of SF Weekly, is a sexuality educator, artist, and author that teaches practical classes on the art of rope tying, bondage, and dominance. She travels around the world teaching; her upcoming schedule includes classes in Boston, New York City, Washington D.C., Houston, San Francisco, and London. You can also see…

Tantric Sex Explained

Tantra © by Alex Grey, American artist b. 1953 Most people think tantric sex is sex that lasts for hours and hours, and while tantric sessions tend to last longer than typical sexual episodes, the majority of that time isn’t spent on the actual sex part. So don’t worry, you’re not going to have to run…

Sex 101 – A Girl’s Guide To 21st Century Sex

I am surprised a documentary like A Girl’s Guide To 21st Century Sex was made – and for public television! Hosted by sexual health expert Dr. Catherine Hood, this 8 part series explores everything from orgasms, sexual orientations, sex positions, pregnant sex, obese sex, how to’s, STIs, ejaculation (male and female), the effects of illegal…

Orgy Do’s And Don’ts

Guest post by Lady Jane At BetterSexEd, we strive to bring you accurate, progressive information on a wide range of topics with a side of clever wit, cheeky humor, without a whole lot of judgment. Some topics are easier to research than others and some things while others – like advice to (potential) orgy participants…

Erotic Massage – Video Instruction On Touch And Sex

The New School Of Erotic Touch offers a variety of instructional video classes that teach viewers how to deliver erotic massage as well as become a better and more mindful lover with different sexual techniques. One of their classes, Kama Sutra of Sexual Positions and the Fine Art of Sexual Positions, stood out to us. This…

The New School Of Erotic Touch

The New School of Erotic Touch is a wonderful resource for anyone looking to improve their sex life with new ideas and techniques. Their site offers a wide variety of instruction, including erotic massage for men and women, sensual techniques for oral, anal, and vaginal sex, tantra, and masturbation. The typical cost of a video…

Butt Plugs – Possibly The Best Sex Toy Out There

I believe butt plugs are some of the best sex toys out there. If you are feeling a little bored (or a lot bored) with the pleasure you have been receiving, either through masturbation or partner sex, I highly recommend throwing a butt plug in the mix. “What’s so great about a butt plug,” you…

S.E.X. The All-You-Need-To-Know Progressive Sexuality Guide To Get You Through High School and College

If you are a high schooler or University student, or you’re looking for a good book about sex education for your high-schooler or University student, in addition to Good Vibrations Guide To Great Sex, we’d recommend S.E.X. The All-You-Need-To-Know Progressive Sexuality Guide To Get You Through High School and College by Heather Corinna, executive director of…

Eating Out – A Beginner’s Guide To Cunnilingus

The vulva can be a bit mysterious sometimes, even when you’re well acquainted with someone’s. One important thing to remember as you decide to head south is every woman will feel different about being eaten out. Some will love it; they will beg and plead for you to lick their pussies, some will actually require…

Blow Jobs – How To Give A Happy Ending

Fellatio… Welcome to our straightforward guide to giving great blow jobs. No accessories needed. First things first, no need to hurry (lay off the speed!!. Many people get hell-bent on getting that cock to shoot cum out as quickly as possible. We want to teach you how to give great pleasure, not just get someone…

Types Of Birth Control Methods For Men And Women

Before we get started, it should be noted that while birth control methods are meant to prevent pregnancy, they may not have any effect, or limited effect, on protecting against STDs. The costs of each kind of method vary depending on your health care coverage and location. Abstinence and withdrawal are the only methods that…

Sex Talk – Talking To Your Teenager About Sex

Image © Phil Spratt As the cartoon above illustrates, because of technology young people are more exposed to sex than ever before. But are they more knowledgeable? Yes and no. While teenagers are watching lots of porn, they are receiving few alternative perspectives about what a consensual, constructive and fulfilling sexual relationship looks like. Whether…

Anal Sex – A Beginner’s Guide

As more people are discovering, anal sex isn’t just for gay men! Anal play can be pleasurable for men and women. Of course, this hole has gotten a bit of a bad rap because of its function; don’t let that stop you because there are lots of ways around the dirty bits. Here are some…

BDSM Basics – A Beginner’s Guide

We are hierarchical animals. Sweep one hierarchy away, and another will take its place, perhaps less palatable than the first. There are hierarchies in nature and alternate hierarchies in society. In nature, brute force is the law, a survival of the fittest. In society, there are protections for the weak. Society is our frail barrier…

Sex Education 101 – Good Vibrations Guide to Sex

Good Vibrations Guide to Sex: The Most Complete Sex Manual Ever Written, by Cathy Winks and Anne Semans Good Vibrations Guide to Sex provides solid basic information about sex and sexual health, as well as different sex practices. Useful for the inexperienced and anyone who wants a lesson in sex education 101. Relevant for the…