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A new study provides language around techniques women use to increase their pleasure during vaginal penetration, and researchers hope it marks a major contribution to the study of sexual health. 

Enjoying sex so often comes down to good communication, and new research provides specific names — and descriptions — for four techniques women use most often to boost their pleasure during vaginal penetration. 

The findings, which were drawn from the second “pleasure report” by the instructional website OMGYES, and published in the journal PLOS ONE, come from a survey of more than 3,000 women, ages 18 to 93, from across the United States. Women were asked how they tend to increase their own pleasure during sex. (This particular study focused specifically on vaginal penetration, and the majority of the respondents identified as heterosexual.)

When the researchers analysed the women’s answers, four techniques emerged: 

Angling 

Nearly 90% of the respondents said they use “angling,” which involves rotating, raising or lowering their pelvis and hips during vaginal penetration in order to adjust where a sex toy or penis rubs in the vagina.

Shallowing

Roughly 84% of women said they make vaginal penetration more pleasurable by using “shallowing,” or some kind of penetrative touch just inside of the entrance of the vagina. 

Rocking

About 76% of survey respondents said they increase their own pleasure during vaginal penetration through “rocking,” where the base of a penis, or a sex toy, rubs against the clitoris during penetration by staying completely inside the vagina, rather than thrusting in and out. 

Pairing

Lastly, roughly 70% said they use “pairing,” which refers to when a woman or her partner reaches down to stimulate the clitoris (with a finger or sex toy) during penetration.

While the findings do not necessarily present new or groundbreaking information, the study researchers said they hope that simply giving women clearer language around specific techniques will make it easier for them to recognise and communicate what they want, and empower more women to advocate for their own sexual pleasure. 

“Holistic approaches to sexual health increasingly emphasise the positive contributions that sexual pleasure — particularly for women — provides to physical, social and emotional well-being across the lifespan,” the study’s authors write. “For example, research has shown that sexual pleasure contributes to women’s reports of greater happiness, and lower levels of depression, stress and anxiety.”

In a press release, Julia Robinson, a senior editor with the journal PLOS ONE, also argued that it is critical for scientific journals to publish this kind of research. “It contributes to the base of academic knowledge and explores an under-studied topic that is related to women’s health and well-being,” she said. 

Outside experts agree, and hope that women find information in the study that will be helpful to them.  

“What’s so interesting about this study — and so needed — is the ability of women to read this and feel legitimised in their ability to govern pleasure, and have language for it,” Kate Balestrieri, a psychologist and certified sex therapist, told HuffPost. (She did not work on the study.)

“Women are often taught to be receptacles of sex ... when we talk about changing the language about how to tilt hips or move your own body, it’s a gift to ourselves. We are now in control of our own bodies. It’s not a passive experience,” Balestrieri added. “There’s nothing wrong with having a passive experience if that is your ‘jam.’ But for many women, they really would like to take more ownership about what’s happening.”

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Cornell Lopez 2021-02-05
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The researchers said a standardized method of measuring emissions is needed to address climate change.
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Cornell Lopez 2020-09-20
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The Tribit StormBox Micro packs good sound and impressive durability in a lightweight, portable package.
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Cornell Lopez 2021-06-15
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Bill Gates 2021 summer reading list contains four non-fiction books, including "A Promised Land," Barack Obama's memoir.
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Cornell Lopez 2021-03-30
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Nike really doesn't like anyone thinking it made or endorses the Satan Shoe.
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Cornell Lopez 2021-01-03
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Nancy Pelosi made history as the first woman to serve as speaker of the House and maintains her position after getting re-elected by the new Congress.
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Cornell Lopez 2020-09-08
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Compound V revelations, supes revealing their true colors and unfortunate whale incidents in The Boys season 2 episode 3.
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Cornell Lopez 2021-06-11
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Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.
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Cornell Lopez 2021-02-24
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Majorie Taylor Greene's success is a story of how the wealthy and radical prevail in one of the nation's most conservative districts.
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Cornell Lopez 2020-12-31
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The Ottoman Empire killed 1.5 million Armenians in the Armenian genocide. However, Turkey still falsely claims that the genocide didn't happen.
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Cornell Lopez 2020-08-25
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Well, hell. Google got me. Again.

You'd think I'd be used to the company's habit of announcing things before they're actually available by now, but nope — this past week, I fell for one of Google's classic traps.

The company put out a splashy announcement on Tuesday about a new Assistant feature, y'see. It lets you send an audio message to anyone simply by talking to your phone. You just say, "Hey Google, send an audio message," and poof! Just like that, your phone starts recording and then sends your spoken missive to whomever you want. Magical! Spiffy! Exciting! I couldn't wait to try it! And then, well...

To read this article in full, please click here

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Cornell Lopez 2021-04-20
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The ambassador said he's returning to Washington to "speak directly" with the Biden administration on the current state of US-Russia relations.
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Cornell Lopez 2021-02-24
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We have a roadmap out of lockdown – and while we’ve been warned the timetable is not set in stone (“data not dates”, as Boris would say) an end is finally in sight.

If things go to plan, restrictions on social gatherings could be scrapped completely by the summer solstice on June 21. It may feel like a long way off, but there’s lots to look forward to before then, some of which you may have missed in the prime minister’s address to the nation. 

Here are just 18 of the little (but actually pretty life-changing) things we’re looking forward to over the next few months. They probably won’t all be your bag, but we hope at least something in the list will bring you some hope for what’s to come.  

1. Sweet, sweet silence

Some people are craving a party, the parents among us are pumped for some peace and quiet. They’ll get it on March 8 when the kids (finally) go back to school. 

2. Holding hands with grandma

After months without proper contact, care home residents will be able to have one permitted visitor who’ll be allowed to come into the home and hold hands. No, you’re crying.

3. The best damn coffee we’ve ever tasted

On March 8, you’ll be able to meet a friend outside for socialising, rather than just exercising, meaning a coffee or picnic without fear of a whopping fine is now back on the cards. We will be sitting out, whatever the weather.

4. Burgers for Easter

We have never been so excited to eat burnt sausages under an umbrella. From March 29, outdoor meetings will be extended to the rule of six, or two households even if you exceed six people in total. You’re allowed to go to other people’s gardens, so we all know what that means: order your new BBQ (and raincoat) for Easter weekend now. 

 5. Serving a tennis ball

See also: teeing off on a golf course or shooting through a basketball hoop. Outdoor sports should be permitted again from March 29 – and it’s enough to make even the most sport-averse want to pick up a racket. 

6. Kissing goodbye to split ends

Hairdressers are expected to reopen no earlier than April 12, but when they do we’ll be going to town on a restyle, ready to be released back into society. We’re also getting our “oooh new haircut” noise ready for when the men stop looking like 1980s Princess Diana. 

7. That first proper pint 

Hospitality venues can serve people outdoors from April 12 – and this time, the government has scrapped the “scotch egg” rule. There will be no need to order a substantial meal with alcohol and no curfew, so prepare to stagger home at closing time instead.

8. Watching the sun set at a drive-in cinema

Something you may have missed in the hubbub about pubs: drive-in cinemas, zoos, theme parks and other outdoor entertainment will hopefully reopen on April 12. What will we do with so many new options? Birthday down the animal enclosure, eh.

9. Browsing the rails for new clothes

April 12 also marks the day non-essential retail will reopen and if the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that shopping is about far more than the end product. Buying clothes online just isn’t the same – we’re ready to see the material up close, chat to our favourite boutique owners and (eventually) visit a fitting room or two. If we never have to return a parcel at the post office again, it’ll be too soon.

10. Visiting a library 

Another gem hidden in the roadmap, libraries will reopen from April 12 – and we can’t believe more people aren’t talking about it. Get ready to top up your reading collection for free and make the most of this community space we’ll never take for granted again. 

11. A break from the same four walls

Sweet relief! A change of scenery. Get ready to book an AirBnB for the week commencing April 12 when self-contained accommodation is allowed once more. Can’t take time off? A WFH (work from holiday) is highly recommended. 

12. Plunging into a deep pool

Indoor leisure facilities, such as gyms and swimming pools, will also reopen from April 12, and although you’ll have to enjoy them solo (rather than meeting a mate for a dip), we can’t wait to dive in at the deep end. 

13. Giving actors a standing ovation 

Oh how we’ve missed the arts! If the plan stays on track, outdoor theatre will be back on from May 17. Meanwhile larger performances and sporting events in indoor venues with a capacity of 1,000 people or half-full (whichever is lower) will also be permitted. 

14. Seeing our favourite fitness instructors again

Online classes have kept us going, but bring on the community spirit of a dance/yoga/spin class with our favourite teacher, when group exercise classes resume from May 17. 

15. Drinks before the football 

In the largest outdoor seated venues where crowds can spread out, up to 10,000 people will be able to attend (or a quarter-full, whichever is lower). The numbers seem boggling right now, but it means we could see off the Premier League in the stands by May 17 and even grab a pint beforehand, as it’s hoped pubs will resume indoor service on this date too. 

16. A fancy meal you’ve not cooked

We’re already planning our first blow-out meal inside a restaurant, which looks set to be allowed from May 17 onwards. Three courses or it doesn’t count. 

17. Watching your BFF say ‘I do’

Weddings of 30 people should hopefully be back from May 17, with guest numbers unlimited just over a month later. It’ll be a long time coming for the thousands of couples (and their suppliers) who’ve been waiting for the green light since 2020. 

18. Getting lucky

Daft Punk may now have called it a day, but plenty of single people are waiting for that all important government green light to get their sex lives back on the road. This might come, ahem, on May 17, or we could be waiting till June, depending on who you ask. Either way, the end of the Boris-backed ban on casual hookups is in sight. So let’s raise the bar. Talking of which...

19. The house party of the decade

All legal limits on social contact will hopefully be removed from June 21. There’s been a lot of talk about nightclubs reopening from this date, and while we love a boogie, we’ve personally got our hearts set on a house party, where the best chats happen in the kitchen and there’s no queue for the bar.

Bring it on. 

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Cornell Lopez 2020-10-06
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It also wants to grow EQ and refocus on its history as a luxury brand.
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Cornell Lopez 2020-07-27
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'I don't even have a bath'

A chap from County Durham in northeast England is suffering a very specific mallardy – one of rubber ducks sent to his home address from Amazon with alarming regularity.…

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Cornell Lopez 2021-07-02
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You've got to start somewhere.
Cornell Lopez 2021-06-11
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Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.
Cornell Lopez 2021-04-17
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A new study provides language around techniques women use to increase their pleasure during vaginal penetration, and researchers hope it marks a major contribution to the study of sexual health. 

Enjoying sex so often comes down to good communication, and new research provides specific names — and descriptions — for four techniques women use most often to boost their pleasure during vaginal penetration. 

The findings, which were drawn from the second “pleasure report” by the instructional website OMGYES, and published in the journal PLOS ONE, come from a survey of more than 3,000 women, ages 18 to 93, from across the United States. Women were asked how they tend to increase their own pleasure during sex. (This particular study focused specifically on vaginal penetration, and the majority of the respondents identified as heterosexual.)

When the researchers analysed the women’s answers, four techniques emerged: 

Angling 

Nearly 90% of the respondents said they use “angling,” which involves rotating, raising or lowering their pelvis and hips during vaginal penetration in order to adjust where a sex toy or penis rubs in the vagina.

Shallowing

Roughly 84% of women said they make vaginal penetration more pleasurable by using “shallowing,” or some kind of penetrative touch just inside of the entrance of the vagina. 

Rocking

About 76% of survey respondents said they increase their own pleasure during vaginal penetration through “rocking,” where the base of a penis, or a sex toy, rubs against the clitoris during penetration by staying completely inside the vagina, rather than thrusting in and out. 

Pairing

Lastly, roughly 70% said they use “pairing,” which refers to when a woman or her partner reaches down to stimulate the clitoris (with a finger or sex toy) during penetration.

While the findings do not necessarily present new or groundbreaking information, the study researchers said they hope that simply giving women clearer language around specific techniques will make it easier for them to recognise and communicate what they want, and empower more women to advocate for their own sexual pleasure. 

“Holistic approaches to sexual health increasingly emphasise the positive contributions that sexual pleasure — particularly for women — provides to physical, social and emotional well-being across the lifespan,” the study’s authors write. “For example, research has shown that sexual pleasure contributes to women’s reports of greater happiness, and lower levels of depression, stress and anxiety.”

In a press release, Julia Robinson, a senior editor with the journal PLOS ONE, also argued that it is critical for scientific journals to publish this kind of research. “It contributes to the base of academic knowledge and explores an under-studied topic that is related to women’s health and well-being,” she said. 

Outside experts agree, and hope that women find information in the study that will be helpful to them.  

“What’s so interesting about this study — and so needed — is the ability of women to read this and feel legitimised in their ability to govern pleasure, and have language for it,” Kate Balestrieri, a psychologist and certified sex therapist, told HuffPost. (She did not work on the study.)

“Women are often taught to be receptacles of sex ... when we talk about changing the language about how to tilt hips or move your own body, it’s a gift to ourselves. We are now in control of our own bodies. It’s not a passive experience,” Balestrieri added. “There’s nothing wrong with having a passive experience if that is your ‘jam.’ But for many women, they really would like to take more ownership about what’s happening.”

Cornell Lopez 2021-02-24
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Majorie Taylor Greene's success is a story of how the wealthy and radical prevail in one of the nation's most conservative districts.
Cornell Lopez 2021-02-05
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The researchers said a standardized method of measuring emissions is needed to address climate change.
Cornell Lopez 2020-12-31
img
The Ottoman Empire killed 1.5 million Armenians in the Armenian genocide. However, Turkey still falsely claims that the genocide didn't happen.
Cornell Lopez 2020-09-20
img
The Tribit StormBox Micro packs good sound and impressive durability in a lightweight, portable package.
Cornell Lopez 2020-08-25
img

Well, hell. Google got me. Again.

You'd think I'd be used to the company's habit of announcing things before they're actually available by now, but nope — this past week, I fell for one of Google's classic traps.

The company put out a splashy announcement on Tuesday about a new Assistant feature, y'see. It lets you send an audio message to anyone simply by talking to your phone. You just say, "Hey Google, send an audio message," and poof! Just like that, your phone starts recording and then sends your spoken missive to whomever you want. Magical! Spiffy! Exciting! I couldn't wait to try it! And then, well...

To read this article in full, please click here

Cornell Lopez 2021-06-15
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Bill Gates 2021 summer reading list contains four non-fiction books, including "A Promised Land," Barack Obama's memoir.
Cornell Lopez 2021-04-20
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The ambassador said he's returning to Washington to "speak directly" with the Biden administration on the current state of US-Russia relations.
Cornell Lopez 2021-03-30
img
Nike really doesn't like anyone thinking it made or endorses the Satan Shoe.
Cornell Lopez 2021-02-24
img

We have a roadmap out of lockdown – and while we’ve been warned the timetable is not set in stone (“data not dates”, as Boris would say) an end is finally in sight.

If things go to plan, restrictions on social gatherings could be scrapped completely by the summer solstice on June 21. It may feel like a long way off, but there’s lots to look forward to before then, some of which you may have missed in the prime minister’s address to the nation. 

Here are just 18 of the little (but actually pretty life-changing) things we’re looking forward to over the next few months. They probably won’t all be your bag, but we hope at least something in the list will bring you some hope for what’s to come.  

1. Sweet, sweet silence

Some people are craving a party, the parents among us are pumped for some peace and quiet. They’ll get it on March 8 when the kids (finally) go back to school. 

2. Holding hands with grandma

After months without proper contact, care home residents will be able to have one permitted visitor who’ll be allowed to come into the home and hold hands. No, you’re crying.

3. The best damn coffee we’ve ever tasted

On March 8, you’ll be able to meet a friend outside for socialising, rather than just exercising, meaning a coffee or picnic without fear of a whopping fine is now back on the cards. We will be sitting out, whatever the weather.

4. Burgers for Easter

We have never been so excited to eat burnt sausages under an umbrella. From March 29, outdoor meetings will be extended to the rule of six, or two households even if you exceed six people in total. You’re allowed to go to other people’s gardens, so we all know what that means: order your new BBQ (and raincoat) for Easter weekend now. 

 5. Serving a tennis ball

See also: teeing off on a golf course or shooting through a basketball hoop. Outdoor sports should be permitted again from March 29 – and it’s enough to make even the most sport-averse want to pick up a racket. 

6. Kissing goodbye to split ends

Hairdressers are expected to reopen no earlier than April 12, but when they do we’ll be going to town on a restyle, ready to be released back into society. We’re also getting our “oooh new haircut” noise ready for when the men stop looking like 1980s Princess Diana. 

7. That first proper pint 

Hospitality venues can serve people outdoors from April 12 – and this time, the government has scrapped the “scotch egg” rule. There will be no need to order a substantial meal with alcohol and no curfew, so prepare to stagger home at closing time instead.

8. Watching the sun set at a drive-in cinema

Something you may have missed in the hubbub about pubs: drive-in cinemas, zoos, theme parks and other outdoor entertainment will hopefully reopen on April 12. What will we do with so many new options? Birthday down the animal enclosure, eh.

9. Browsing the rails for new clothes

April 12 also marks the day non-essential retail will reopen and if the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that shopping is about far more than the end product. Buying clothes online just isn’t the same – we’re ready to see the material up close, chat to our favourite boutique owners and (eventually) visit a fitting room or two. If we never have to return a parcel at the post office again, it’ll be too soon.

10. Visiting a library 

Another gem hidden in the roadmap, libraries will reopen from April 12 – and we can’t believe more people aren’t talking about it. Get ready to top up your reading collection for free and make the most of this community space we’ll never take for granted again. 

11. A break from the same four walls

Sweet relief! A change of scenery. Get ready to book an AirBnB for the week commencing April 12 when self-contained accommodation is allowed once more. Can’t take time off? A WFH (work from holiday) is highly recommended. 

12. Plunging into a deep pool

Indoor leisure facilities, such as gyms and swimming pools, will also reopen from April 12, and although you’ll have to enjoy them solo (rather than meeting a mate for a dip), we can’t wait to dive in at the deep end. 

13. Giving actors a standing ovation 

Oh how we’ve missed the arts! If the plan stays on track, outdoor theatre will be back on from May 17. Meanwhile larger performances and sporting events in indoor venues with a capacity of 1,000 people or half-full (whichever is lower) will also be permitted. 

14. Seeing our favourite fitness instructors again

Online classes have kept us going, but bring on the community spirit of a dance/yoga/spin class with our favourite teacher, when group exercise classes resume from May 17. 

15. Drinks before the football 

In the largest outdoor seated venues where crowds can spread out, up to 10,000 people will be able to attend (or a quarter-full, whichever is lower). The numbers seem boggling right now, but it means we could see off the Premier League in the stands by May 17 and even grab a pint beforehand, as it’s hoped pubs will resume indoor service on this date too. 

16. A fancy meal you’ve not cooked

We’re already planning our first blow-out meal inside a restaurant, which looks set to be allowed from May 17 onwards. Three courses or it doesn’t count. 

17. Watching your BFF say ‘I do’

Weddings of 30 people should hopefully be back from May 17, with guest numbers unlimited just over a month later. It’ll be a long time coming for the thousands of couples (and their suppliers) who’ve been waiting for the green light since 2020. 

18. Getting lucky

Daft Punk may now have called it a day, but plenty of single people are waiting for that all important government green light to get their sex lives back on the road. This might come, ahem, on May 17, or we could be waiting till June, depending on who you ask. Either way, the end of the Boris-backed ban on casual hookups is in sight. So let’s raise the bar. Talking of which...

19. The house party of the decade

All legal limits on social contact will hopefully be removed from June 21. There’s been a lot of talk about nightclubs reopening from this date, and while we love a boogie, we’ve personally got our hearts set on a house party, where the best chats happen in the kitchen and there’s no queue for the bar.

Bring it on. 

Cornell Lopez 2021-01-03
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Nancy Pelosi made history as the first woman to serve as speaker of the House and maintains her position after getting re-elected by the new Congress.
Cornell Lopez 2020-10-06
img
It also wants to grow EQ and refocus on its history as a luxury brand.
Cornell Lopez 2020-09-08
img
Compound V revelations, supes revealing their true colors and unfortunate whale incidents in The Boys season 2 episode 3.
Cornell Lopez 2020-07-27
img

'I don't even have a bath'

A chap from County Durham in northeast England is suffering a very specific mallardy – one of rubber ducks sent to his home address from Amazon with alarming regularity.…