Whether you’ve just begun your journey into freakitude or you began it long ago, The Thrill is here to help you improve your safe, consensual sexy sex times by answering your most burning questions. Have a question about x-rated materials? Send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Sex Q and we’ll answer it in our next edition. Here are a few we’ve been asked:
Q: Hey, Getting Freaky! My partner has been thinking about getting nipple piercings. What’s going to happen to our diddling?
Hey right back atcha! Don’t you go a-cryin’ – a couple of piercings on your partner’s chest region aren’t going to cause you any problems! In both men and women, metal bits on the nipple bits have been known to cause increased sensitivity during times of arousal (woohoo! How fun and flirty!) Your partner shouldn’t worry about their chest looking like a cold day in June when they’re out on the town, either; though the piercings might cause constant hardness for the first few weeks, the body will adjust and everything should go back to normal in no time. Oh, and some advice for you – make sure you steer clear of your “friend’s” torso for at least two weeks following the piercing. Gotta give those niblets time to heal.
Q: Is it weird to have a playlist ready before a hookup?
Woah woah woah. Slow down, friend. Let’s not get to hasty. If you want to play some tunes while you get busy, that’s chill, I’m not here to tell you what to do. But it might come off a little creepy if you over-prepare a weird Spotify playlist on the off chance you find a consenting partner for a night of fun. Rather than combing through your iTunes library for *the* perfect “doin’ it” song, you may want to try putting on a random set of tunes specifically suited for lovemaking, like Stereomood’s “Seductive” playlist. These songs are sensual yet non-abrasive, the perfect background tunage to keep you focused on your lover and not the chorus of “Hand in Glove”. Plus, you won’t look like you were anxiously anticipating playing some perfect selection of The Smiths all night long.
Q: Help me, Getting Freaky! I’m confused about butt plugs…what are they? Why would someone want one?!?
Butt plugs are a type of sex toy meant for anal pleasure. They’re usually tapered towards the end and have a flare at the base, just to make sure you don’t run into any “oh-god-what-do-I-tell-the-hospital-I-was-doing” situations. Though girls are perfectly welcome to use them, they’re most often purchased by men seeking prostate stimulation. (You didn’t cover that in health class, you say? Here’s a friendly little guide.) Since the prostate is essentially the male equivalent of a “G-Spot,” it’s pretty easy to see why someone would want a butt plug; it feels good! If you’re interested in using one, make sure you ease yourself into it. Use a lot of lube, and start off with a small toy. Forceful insertion or starting too big too fast could cause internal bleeding. Ouch ouch ouch. Stay safe.