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.
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"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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I Am A Hopeless Romantic Living In A World Where One-Night Stands Are The Norm

It's the little things.

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In today's society, it can certainly start to feel like no one takes love seriously anymore.

Whether it's that one couple who has broken up and gotten back together more times than you can count, the two friends-with-benefits no one can figure out, your local womanizer, or just hookups in general, love and lust are a huge part of specifically college life and culture.

As a hopeless romantic, being part of a generation that "just wants to have fun" can be really frustrating, especially when you just want to find something real. It is so easy for people to put on a fake act just to get what they want and sometimes this can be extremely hard to see through. I'm sure we've all had some kind of incident with someone who played nice but had ulterior motives and the sad truth is that it can be impossible to recognize a person's artificiality.

I am a hopeless romantic.

I have always classified myself as such, and it has remained true. Sure, I can make the most of the freedoms I have as a single college woman, but deep down I just want to find my person.

I've had my fair share of letdowns, and I think we all have, but being a hopeless romantic makes it that much more difficult to get past the "what ifs" and fantasies that come along with starting something with someone new. We may already have our hearts set on a person when they decide they've gotten what they wanted and leave.

For me, I find myself caught up in the little things that someone does. I have always been someone who picks up on small details in situations, and sometimes this works against me.

I pick up on the small facial expressions that he may not even realize he is making; the ones that tell you when their guard has been let down, even just for a split second.

I pick up on the way he sits our two cellphones side by side on the nightstand, taking care to line them up perfectly as if that's just their spot.

I pick up on the short moments of laughter where he actually lets himself laugh and forgets about the act.

I pick up on things, and sometimes I end up hurting because of it.

When it comes down to it, though, I wouldn't change the way that I am. I wouldn't change the fact that I find myself in the search for more in a society that mostly only offers me less.

The trait that tends to hurt me most is also the one that I value most. Even if noticing all the little things is something that contributes to my own heartache, I love those moments. There is something beautiful about those tiny things shared by two people, even if the connection ends there.

Sure, it can be hard. But so can everything.

It's just a matter of finding the beauty.

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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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