Sunday, 28 April 2019

6 Guys Reveal the Weirdest Sex Dreams They've Ever Had

Dreams are so unpredictable. Some night's you're falling off a cliff or frantically prepping for a presentation you forgot about. Other nights, you're getting all hot and bothered between the sheets—and often, it's not with the person in bed next to you.

Sex dreams are super common, and they can also be super unsettling. You may dream of having sex with your boss, an ex, or even a family member—gross! But don't worry: Sex dreams don't represent a desire for sex, necessarily. As Lauri Quinn Loewenberg, a professional dream analyst and author of Dream on It: Unlock Your Dreams, Change Your Life, previously told Men's Health, these dreams can represent anything you feel you're lacking in your life. It could be control; self-love; respect.

How to Avoid a Communication Breakdown in Your Relationship

From the outside looking in, relationships seem pretty straightforward. Once you couple up, you have a built-in person to watch Brooklyn Nine-Nine with and wrap your arms around at night. But the hard truth is that relationships take work. Any relationship therapist will tell you that approximately 90 percent of having a successful, healthy relationship is about communication.

So what happens if you never learned how to effectively communicate, especially when it comes to telling your partner how you feel (about them, about your shitty day at work, about the way you feel when they make googly eyes at that one celebrity with the rock-hard abs...)?

The 7 Best Ways to Cut Empty Calories

When you’re trying to slim down or get healthy, cutting empty calories are the easiest way to give your efforts a jump start.

By empty calories, we mean soda, desserts, doughnuts, chips—stuff that you eat and drink that delivers calories with little long-term satisfaction and precious few nutrients. To pare them down, you don’t need to start cooking every meal from scratch (although that’s not a bad idea. See what happened when our fitness director tried it). But you do want your food to be filled with something other than calories. Like hunger-busting and health-boosting fiber, or muscle-friendly protein. And lots and lots of micronutrients that come from plants that your body runs on.

Sunday, 17 February 2019

What Happens to Your Sex Life When You're Treated for Cancer

A cancer diagnosis and treatment can affect many aspects of a man’s life, from day-to-day tasks to more personal interactions like intimacy with a partner. After certain treatments like chemotherapy, radiation or surgery, a cancer patient’s body may no longer look or feel as it once did.

Though changes are to be expected, it’s important to recognize the ways a body might respond post-cancer, and how that can affect your sex life. Here are some differences you might notice and ways you can establish new forms of intimacy with your partner.

How to Know if You're in a Rebound Relationship

Finding yourself in a rebound relationship supposedly spells doom for a budding romance. As popular opinion goes, rebounds reek of sadness and regret: One person has just gotten out of a long-term relationship, is likely still hurting from that breakup, and grabs onto another person to bury the pain. It’s not a great situation (though some research says that people who rebound may have better self-esteem than those who don’t).

Want to Fall Asleep Fast? Try These 10 Tips

Although some guys fall asleep the second their heads hit the pillow, many restlessly stare at the ceiling for hours.

Those who toss and turn each night know how frustrating it is to have trouble falling asleep. But aside from making you tired and cranky, not sleeping enough is bad for your health, too. Research has shown you may be at a higher risk of weight gain, diabetes, and depression when your circadian rhythm is thrown out of whack.

"Inadequate sleep and poor quality sleep will affect every organ system," says Men’s Health sleep advisor William Winter, M.D., author of The Sleep Solution: Why Your Sleep Is Broken and How To Fix It.

Monday, 24 December 2018

3 Women Reveal What It's Like to Have Nipple-Only Orgasms

While clitoral and vaginal orgasms might get all the attention, nipple orgasms are another legit way to explore your partner's pleasure in bed. Here, three anonymous women open up about what it’s like to experience nipple-only orgasms.

How did you first discover you could orgasm through nipple stimulation?
Woman A: My family was on a vacation and there was porn on the TV in the hotel. I just tried what I saw and discovered that it felt good.

Woman B: Through foreplay and experimentation with my first boyfriend. We were both very inexperienced at the time and neither of us had had previous sexual partners, so we were exploring each other's bodies. It was a case of "How does this feel? And this?" There was a build-up of pleasure. It was gradual, but quite powerful, so by the time, I orgasmed I wasn't too surprised. I was honestly quite pleased afterward! As far as I'm concerned, it's a brilliant thing — just another way to achieve pleasure.

How Women Want You to Talk Dirty During Sex

About a year and a half ago, I had my first bad experience with dirty talk. I'd been seeing this guy Will* for a few months, and we were having sex. Then, all of a sudden, smack in the middle of it, he leaned down, pressed his lips against my ear, and hissed, “You like that, don’t you, you dirty little slut?”

Now, we’d both done some pretty intense dirty talk in the past. But there was something about being called a slut during sex that stopped me cold. I immediately asked Will to stop what he was doing, and we talked about what had just happened. He was apologetic, and he never used that word again in my presence.

Don’t get me wrong — I love some good dirty talk. But in the wake of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, I've been forced to reckon with my own history of harassment. And while I recognize that some women are turned on by hearing words like "slut" and "whore" during sex, for me, it just doesn't sit well.