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“Help! How Frequently Should We Be Having Sex Once We’re Married?”

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In the latest from our ‘Ask Anka’ advice column, sex therapist Anka Radakovich gives tips on sex after marriage.

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“Help! My Partner Takes Longer Than Me to Climax So How Can I (a Woman) Last Longer Too?”

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In the latest from our ‘Ask Anka’ advice column, sex therapist Anka Radakovich gives tips on not coming too quickly.

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“Help! I’m Waiting Until Marriage to Have Sex—What’s it Like? Do I Have to Learn Everything at Once?”

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In the latest from our ‘Ask Anka’ advice column, sex therapist Anka Radakovich explains what to expect your first time having sex and how to get up to speed.

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“Help! How Do I Avoid the ‘7 Year Itch’ (AKA Infidelity and Boredom) in My Marriage?”

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In the latest from our ‘Ask Anka’ advice column, sex therapist Anka Radakovich

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“Help! How Do You Tell an Ex You’re Still Close With That They Aren’t Invited to Your Wedding?”

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In the latest from our ‘Ask Anka’ advice column, sex therapist Anka Radakovich gives tips on having the awkward “you’re not invited to my wedding” convo.

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“Help! What Does He Mean When He Says He Doesn’t Want to Fight—But Stays Mad?”

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In the latest from our ‘Ask Anka’ advice column, sex therapist Anka Radakovich gives tips on how to constructively solve an argument.

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“Help! What Should I Do When He Suddenly Doesn’t Seem as Romantic as He Used to Be?”

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In the latest from our ‘Ask Anka’ advice column, sex therapist Anka Radakovich gives tips on keeping the romance alive.

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“Help! How Do You Keep Wedding Night Sex Hot When You’ve Been With Someone a Long Time?”

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In the latest from our ‘Ask Anka’ advice column, sex therapist Anka Radakovich gives tips on keeping things steamy on your wedding night.

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“Help! How Do I Get My Fiancé to Be More Adventurous in Bed?”

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In the latest from our Ask Anka advice column, sex therapist Anka Radakovich gives tips on how to spice things up in the bedroom.

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How Partner Yoga Can Make Sex Hotter

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Here’s a new, fun way to get closer to your partner physically and sexually—while keeping your clothes on!

“Partner yoga can boost intimacy and lead to the best sex of your life,” says Dr. Ava Cadell, a sexologist who has produced a new “sexercise” video called “Sexycises by Sexperts: Yin Yang Yoga for Intimacy.”

Dr. Cadell gathered 19 of her closest (and sexiest) sexperts to demonstrate how it’s done. Most of the sexperts have earned advanced degrees—including psychologists, sex therapists, and marriage counselors with M.F.Ts, Ph.Ds, and PsyDs—who will become your BFFs. Dr. Cat Meyer, for instance, is a sex therapist as well as a yoga instructor and Reiki master.

The sexycises combine kundalini, vinyasa, tantra yoga for couples, and acroyoga, which combines yoga and acrobatics. The poses range from easy to porn star, and the poses are scaled for the beginner, intermediate and advanced sexyciser.

“For years I’ve found that couples get the quickest and most positive results when they connect physically,” says Dr. Cadell. She was inspired to make the video after she experimented with instructing couples to touch each other with the goal of helping them become “emotionally connected through physical touch.”

Throughout her career as a couples counselor, Cadell also noticed that couples “don’t want intimacy to be hard work,” and that they sometimes take sex too seriously. “What they need,” she says, “is to have some sexy fun together!”

Dr. Jallen Rix, a clinical sexologist, encourages couples to “get out of their headspace” and into a “more physical space together.” He likens this activity to “slow dancing” or an “ecstatic, sexy dance.” Some of the acrobatic positions are probably something you won’t be able to accomplish, such as Dr. Rix’s spectacular “flying whale” pose, but they are fun to watch, and can be scaled down like CrossFit exercises so you don’t end up in the E.R.

See more: 7 Workouts That Will Boost Your Sex Life

Playful Poses for Every Stage of Your Relationship

The concept of doing partner poses is to created “Synchronized Energy Exchange” (S.E.X.) take relationships to higher levels of intimacy. For newlyweds, Dr. Cadell recommends doing the “Fountain Pose.” (Better yet, do it naked!) This gets your “sacral chakras” fired up fast by pressing your pelvises together. Place your hands on each other’s hearts for a deep connection that brings you closer mentally, emotionally and physically. To take this pose to the next level, exchange your wish list of three romantic fantasies. Don’t overthink it–just throw out your first instincts and share.

For married couples in a relationship for a couple of years, she recommends the “Steeple Pose” which connects your yin and yang energies.” Start palm to palm with your arms extended, hands above your heads. This is a playful pose that opens up the heart chakra for more sensitivity and trust. It usually leads to laughter which releases endorphins and promotes bonding. For more intimacy, add eye gazing and telling your partner what you see. For example, “I see a wonderful mother,” or “I see a generous soul.” (Or if you may just want to be silly say, “You look so freakin’ hot right now.”)

For those in long-term relationships, or those who are practiced yogis, you might even be able to do some of the more adventurous and challenging acroyoga poses like the “Handstand Kiss,” where you lower down to kiss your partner on the lips. These poses promote sexual stamina and trust, release tension, add excitement to your physical relationship, and increase blood flow to your lady business.

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Everything You Need To Know About Pubic Hair Removal

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Pubic hair removal (if that’s your cup of tea—we’re totally here for the full bush if that’s your choice!) can be accomplished by waxing, lasering, or shaving. But what’s the best way to get the job done? Shaving remains the most popular way to remove the pubic hair, but there are a few things you can do to keep from hurting yourself. To minimize the aftershock—which includes burning, ingrown hairs, and bumps—here’s how to get smooth skin no matter what method you choose for hair removal.

Guide to Shaving Your Pubic Hair

1.) First, take a shower or bath first to loosen up the follicles. Exfoliate with a washcloth, shower sponge, or loofah. Be gentle. Then use shaving cream before you shave your pubes. Your lady bits will thank you later.

2.) Trim down the hedges first. Cut any loose ‘fro or long hairs with hair cutting scissors. It makes the job much easier.

3.) Using a regular razor is safer than an electric one, as you don’t want to accidentally cut the family jewels. Whatever you do, use a fresh new blade, as a dull one is dangerous. Trim in the direction of the hair growth if possible to avoid razor bumps. You might have no choice, however, but to trim some of the hard to navigate areas in the opposite direction.

4.) The down side of shaving is razor bumps and ingrown hairs, but there are a number of things that can help. The first is cortisone cream. It really helps and can be applied as soon as you’re done. My own dermatologist told me to put some cream in the refrigerator to immediately cool down the razor burn!

5.) Try an after shave serum, oil, or cream. We “Lady Business Oil ” by Lady Suite; it has a subtle grapefruit scent with cedarwood and sweet orange essential oils. It also contains Jojoba and sesame oils to calm razor burn and irritation from the ingrowns. The oil doesn’t feel all greasy, dries quickly, and not only moisturizes, but also soothes your sensitive skin.

Or check out the 3 Step Shaving Kit from DeoDoc. The company, started by two sisters, was “developed by women doctors for women everywhere.” The pre-shave oil provides a shielding layer and softens skin before shaving, reducing inflammation and red spots. The shaving intimate foam moisturizes and keeps the skin smooth, and the “intimate after shave balm” calms the skin down.

Guide to Laser Hair Removal

This procedure, which averages $225, involves a laser light that zaps the hair follicles to remove them permanently. This is fine for your legs, armpits, or your upper lip, but doing it on your vagina is not as easy. Some women get their panty lines zapped, which is usually fine, but if you’re doing this as a permanent hair removal technique for a completely bare vag, it can grow back unevenly or cause skin discoloration, especially if you have a darker complexion. If you really want to give it a go, try it on another body part first and see how it looks.

And here’s a fun fact: since laser hair removal targets melanin, the pigment in your hair follicles, it doesn’t work for (natural) blondes or redheads! Also, in order to have an effective permanent result, you’ll need to do about six sessions, spaced about five weeks apart. You won’t be able to expose the treated skin to sunlight while going through treatments, so you can forget wearing that sexy new bikini while lasering.

Guide to Bikini Waxing

A professional wax job can cost anywhere from $20 to $120, but one thing is for sure—don’t try this at home. You might think the temperature of the wax seems fine, but by the time it is too late, you might have have done some serious burn damage to that sensitive pubic skin. Trust me, I tried it once and felt like I had a sunburn down under for a week.

To prepare for a pro bikini wax, wait until your pubic hair is at least ¼ of an inch. If it’s shorter than that, the wax won’t grip the hair. The salon will offer you a “panty line” wax which just removes the hairs on the top and side so they don’t peek out when you are wearing a swimsuit. Then there is the full bikini wax that takes it all off with the option of a landing strip, triangle, or whatever other shape the salon might offer. An finally the full Brazilian wax goes one step further by removing the hair in your butt crack.

A professional bikini wax lasts about a month, so it’s high-maintenance. But the good news is that the hairs grow in thinner and softer each time you do it since the hair is removed at the root. And make sure to use cortisone cream or an essential oil serum afterwards.

See more: 7 At-Home Hair Removal Products That Actually Work

Our favorite post-hair removal products

Deo Doc 3-Step Shaving

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Lady Suite Beauty Lady Business Botanical Oil

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Aesop Redemption Body Scrub

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Tend Skin Solution

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Fur Oil

Courtesy of Fur

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Cortizone 10

Courtesy of Cortizone

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Wholesome Beauty Dry Skin Body Brush

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SHOP NOW: Amazon, $9.95

Bikini Soft Smooth Shave Oil

Courtesy of Bikini Soft

SHOP NOW: Amazon, $16.99

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