24 'Sexplanations' Episodes That Can Take Your Sex Life From Blah To Ahh

24 'Sexplanations' Episodes That Can Take Your Sex Life From Blah To Ahh

"Sexplanations" is not your high school's sex-ed.

"Sexplanations" is not your high school's sex-ed.

"Sexplanations" provides inclusive sex-ed for free.

Dr. Lindsey Doe, a clinical sexologist from Missoula, MT, is the host of "Sexplanations" and is an incredibly inspiring lady. I remember watching the first episode of "Sexplanations" when it premiered during my sophomore year of high school, and I've been a fan ever since.

You deserve to have great sex.

Not just sex with one partner, but also sex with yourself or sex with multiple partners.

Here are my favorite episodes of "Sexplanations" that will change your sex life:

1. How to have a clitoral orgasm

Hello, folks with a vagina! If you've ever had an issue orgasming alone or with others, this is the video for you. Dr. Doe breaks down different methods for success!

2. Orgasmic sex positions

Part two! Orgasmic sex positions will demonstrate positions that are very pleasurable for both partners. Even as someone who's experimented, this video was super informative and fun to watch Dr. Doe run around in a morph suit.

3. Sex shields

Ladies and folks without penises, have you ever put a condom on? Do you know how to? This video will teach you all about sex shields beyond just traditional condoms. When my friends are becoming sexually active, I usually send them this video so they can become familiar with protecting themselves and others.

4. Falling in love

Ask anyone who knows me and they'll tell you that I'm an advocate of safe hookup culture. However, this video is so adorable and outlines the feelings of love in eight easy steps.

5. Does size matter?

Spoiler alert: It shouldn't. Learn all about why aspects of size are variable and learn about way dicks come in all shapes and sizes.

6. Friends with benefits

Fun fact: there are 7 types of FWBs.

7. Cunnilingus: Eating someone out

"Do not literally eat pussy." -Dr. Doe

8. How to eat ass

I remember the first time I learned about tossing the salad. I had no idea why any sane person would opt to do this. Dr. Doe outlines how to do this in a safe, clean and consensual way. FYI, the anus is full of nerve ends and that's why myself and many people find this pleasurable.

9. Anal sex

Along with rim jobs, anal sex can be incredibly intimidating. Here are the anatomical things you should know before engaging in anal sex.

10. Asphyxiation: Breathplay

Choking your partner is potentially dangerous, but can be incredibly pleasurable. Explore this video to learn how to stay safe while playing with breathplay.

11. Sexual discipline

If you've ever been curious why people are into BDSM, Dr. Doe dives into one aspect of the spectrum: discipline.

12. 10 hot hookups

I love hookups. Specifically, safe, consensual hookups like these ones.

13. How to have a one-night stand

"What should I do if this doesn't go how we want it to?" - Dr. Doe

14. Sex & alcohol

College life gives students lots of opportunities to have sex when intoxicated. Here's what you should know.

15. Sex & drugs

From chocolate to weed, sex on drugs is not the same as sober sex.

16. Sex analogy FAILS

"You can only give so many slices" - Dr. Doe

17. The vulva - The vagina's neighborhood

Possibly one of my favorite videos on the internet. This most adorable anatomy video you wish you saw in health class.

18. 33 masturbation tips

Learning to get yourself off can improve all aspects of your sex life and self-confidence.

19. Sex toys 101

One of my favorite places to shop for sex toys is Babeland. They have a storefront in Seattle and NYC for those who like to shop in-store.

20. Sexual racism

My last five favorites are less about improving your sex life and more about important sexual topics. In this episode, Dr. Doe addresses how race preferences affect sexuality.

21. I’m being harassed

Dr. Doe shares a personal experience with harassment and gives resources for those who have or are experiencing harassment.

22. Disability and sex

THIS IS IMPORTANT! Does sex look the same between all humans? No. Find out more here!

23. Should you have sex when you're sick

Frat flu is too real! If you've ever wanted to sleep with a sick partner, here's what you need to know. Don't forget that consent is sharing you're sick!

24. Disney princess sex

Who doesn't love Disney and sex? Are they better together? Find out here!

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5 Movie Sex Scenes That Would Never Go Down Like That In Real Life

There's a lot of time, scripts, makeup, and lights that are involved in these scenes that make them what they are, unlike the sex that happens in real life.

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When I was a child, my idea of sex was confined to what I saw in the media — two people rolling around underneath the sheets of their bed. I didn't understand what was going on at the time until my parents had the birds and the bees talk with me, but still, sex was not something that was discussed regularly in any setting so I couldn't help but use the movies and television as my main source for sex education. When I was a teenager, I started watching rom-coms so my idea of sex expanded to a scenario where two people who loved each other effortlessly fall into a euphoric experience and then they live happily ever after.

Then something about the idea I had changed as I watched the series premiere of "Secret Life of the American Teenager," a popular teen drama from ABC family about a girl who struggles with being a mother in high school. One of the first and most memorable scenes of the show is when Amy Juergens talks to her best friends about what it was like to have sex for the first time. Her friends were ecstatic for her at first until she revealed her dismay, telling them "I didn't exactly realize what was happening until, like, after two seconds, and then it was just over. And it wasn't fun and definitely not like what you see in the movies, you know, all romantic and stuff."

I heard those words and was immediately taken aback. As a 13-year-old, sex wasn't on my mind much, but I couldn't help but hope that I could experience the magic I saw on screen. Then eight years later I have sex for the first time and I realized that what she said was right...not about the part about it not being fun, but more-so about the part that sex is not actually like what is depicted in the movies.

Here are five examples in movies that created unrealistic sex scenes for its viewers:

1. "Skyfall"

This steamy scene between Bond and Severine make shower sex look passionate and trouble-free, but do its expectations match reality? No. What they don't show you is the sting from the water getting into your eyes, the awkward positions your bodies have to accommodate with if there's a significant height difference between you and your partner and the fact that water is a terrible substitute for lube because it strips away the natural lubrication your genitals produce.

2. "No Strings Attached"

Sometimes there are those moments when you want to have sex, but you don't have that much time on your hands so you have to fit in a quick session before work in the morning, in between classes, or right before the kids come back home. Though Natalie Portman's "O" face is spot on, the main thing that makes her quickie with Ashton Kutcher's unrealistic is that she still manages to climax after 45 seconds without any kind of foreplay, lube, or toys involved. The female orgasm is still possible during a quickie, but in real life, there will still have to be creative measures involved so that enough stimulation outside of penetration is involved to get her warmed up.

3. "Fifty Shades of Grey"

As much as I enjoyed the playfulness behind Ana and Christian dipping ice cream on each other's bodies and licking it off each other, I couldn't help but roll my eyes at how over exaggerated it became. Yes, I understand that when something feels good, a moan or some type of vocalization will happen, but getting some kisses and licks on your thighs isn't going to have you arching your back like a demon going through an exorcism.

4. "Mr. & Mrs. Smith"

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's chemistry and passion in this scene is undeniable and it almost makes you want to start a fight with your partner just so you two can have some hot, angry sex just like them. Here's the problem though. They go from nearly killing each other to being boo'ed up like nothing happened. While angry sex can be a way for some couples to express emotions through adrenaline, it isn't the answer to our problems and shouldn't be a substitute for healthy communication.

5. "Titantic"

The moment in the movie when Kate Winslet's hand slams against the door of the car and drifts down as we stare at her steamy handprint and secretly wish we were sleeping with Leonardo DiCaprio will always be a classic. However, this scene is still a scam for those who hope car sex is as passionate and heartfelt as that. Truth be told, there's limited space to feel comfortable so leg cramps are inevitable and sliding against leather feels awful on your skin. To top things off, if you aren't careful enough, you may get caught by the police and ultimately have to register as a sex offender depending on your state's laws.

I truly hope for the day that sex in the media is represented in more of a realistic way, but until then, we just have to remember to take movies for what they are. Acting. There's a lot of time, scripts, makeup, and lights that are involved in these scenes that make them what they are, unlike the sex that happens in real life. As a matter of fact, sometimes sex isn't romantic. Sometimes it's not a fairy tale. There are times when it can be mind-blowing and other times when it's awkward, funny, or simply not what we expect. Do I appreciate fictional sex? Of course. But mainstream entertainment should also take the time to show us more than the sex we supposedly fantasize about and also show us sex that we can look at and see ourselves.

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If You Can’t Tell Your Boyfriend What You Like In Bed, Your Relationship Is Doomed

It's that simple.


Sex is the foundation of a relationship. And so is communication. Put them together with a few sprinkles of trust and empathy and boom! You've got the beginnings of a great relationship.

You don't have to "go all the way" to be intimate. Sharing a connection is all you need, but both parties have to be on the same page. Are you receiving everything you want and need? Are you giving what he wants and needs? Are there sacrifices you both have to make to be sexually satisfied?

Sex makes you happy. A happy girlfriend makes a happy boyfriend, vice versa.

But sex can also be just... nothing. You've got to have "the talk" with the one you're doing the deed with! If you can't do that, then why are you even having sex? Are you even enjoying it or is it just two slapping bodies?

Sex (or sexual intimacy) is vulnerable. It can be scary, but your partner is your person, your best friend, the person who you are closest with. If you're shy about sex even with them, then do you really have a fully rounded relationship? Are you even ready for one? I can guarantee that your boyfriend wants the best for you. Wants to please you. Wants you to enjoy sex as much as you want him to enjoy sex. If he doesn't, then you deserve someone who will want to physically and emotionally please you in the way you require. Simply, call for what you crave!

Everyone is different, sex included. Some people like it rough, some people are vanilla, some people like to take control. Once you figure out who you are, talk about it with your boyfriend. I promise you that your relationship and your sexy time will be a billion times more enjoyable.

Tell him what you like and don't like when he goes down on you or when you're going down on him. If you have boundaries — anal? Handcuffs? Specific locations? Let them know, and touch on every little detail. The more specific you are on what spot you need licked, sucked, and teased, how you want to be kissed, what you want to be said or what music you want playing in the background. Whatever you need to get off!

"Dating is just a sex interview."

I wish I said that first.

If someone isn't getting what they lust for in bed, they're bound to get it somewhere else. Like this woman who cheated on her husband because he didn't go down on her. I'd never condone cheating, but I do believe in breaking up if your needs aren't being met. A conversation has to happen first, though. If you can't talk about your bedroom essentials than how will you be satisfied in life?

I for sure can't live with bad sex for my entire life.

Spilling everything you've got about sex helps to figure out if you and your partner can actually be together. It takes two to tango. If only one of you is satisfied, the entire partnership is unbalanced.

If you've got to start somewhere to balance your relationship, start with sex.

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