- Lifestyle & Sports
- 06 Feb 20
Sex Education making waves
Sex Education on Netflix is being widely praised for its latest storyline, which deals with sexual assault. Aimee travels to school by bus. One day a stranger presses up against her and masturbates. The audience watches as the trauma builds and she is forced to walk to school out of fear. Later in the series a group of girls are made to spend time together and work out what they all have in common. There, it emerges that they all share the experience of having been sexually assaulted. The next morning, the girls appear together on the bus, helping Aimee to overcome her fears. The “bus-scene” has received huge praise for confronting the insidiousness of sexual assault and highlighting the power of female support and friendship.
Do video games make you better at sex?
A study published by the Journal of Sexual Medicine has shown that video games can make you better at sex. Researchers found that there is a correlation between gaming and enhanced sexual stamina and resistance to premature ejaculation. The study also shows that gamers tend to be more giving sexual partners. However, there is a flip side: the study discovered that gamers tend to have a lower sex drive. The unsociable hours gamers keep also cause problems in offline relationships.
The Butter Churner
Love Island is back and once again viewers are hooked on the relationships inside the villa. The series often provides us with new sex-related tips and tricks to search on google and even try at home. Recently, viewers were left baffled after contestant Callum Jones claimed that his favourite sex position is “The Butter Churner”. Many took to Twitter to express their confusion. It turns out that “The Butter Churner” is a sex move that involves the woman lying on her back with her legs up over her head as the man thrusts down creating the motion that reflects a butter churner – hence the name. If you’re looking for something new to try, why not give it a go?
Can regular sex prevent early menopause?
A new study by researchers at University College London has found that women who engage in regular sexual activity reduce the likelihood of early menopause. The team found that women who had sex every month were 19% less likely to experience early menopause than those who engaged in sex less frequently. The researchers say that ovulation is a “costly process” and if the body isn’t trying to get pregnant then it decides to “invest resources elsewhere,” prompting menopause. Menopause can’t be prevented, of course – but the study is instructive all the same!
- Lifestyle & Sports
- 27 Sep 19