The Sex Files
We gazed into the crystal ball and your sex life looks O-mazing. Get these hot trends on your radar, stat!
The trends to take into the bedroom this year
OWN YOUR O
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Never has working out your pelvic floor muscles been so cool. From yoni eggs and Kegel balls to coregasm workouts, there’s a product and exercise regime to get you having more intense orgasms, increased arousal and... Help with that incontinence. Dr Elna Rudolph, medical doctor, sexologist and clinical head of MySexualHealth. co.za, explains that the rise in popularity of toys geared towards strengthening your pelvic floor is threefold: “Firstly, there is so much more marketing around the topic because there are now so many online shops selling these products. Secondly, women are taking charge of their sexual health much more than they did previously. They’re also in better economic positions and can afford to purchase products, rather than just rely on exercises. Thirdly, from a medical perspective, there are more physiotherapists, specialised in women’s health, who can help women strengthen their pelvic floors. They might also advise women to get some of these toys to do their homework – making the therapy much more effective.” For information on the exercises to do and the products to use, visit WomensHealthSA. co.za. Time to pump that (internal) iron!
IN (VIRTUAL) REALITY
One reason Bryony Cole, creator and host of the podcast Future of Sex, started her podcast in 2016 was the emergence of virtual reality in sex tech. “There were these two guys in LA who wanted to create a scent-release attachment to a VR headset, so you could look around and be in a hot tub with three supermodels,” she laughs. “I thought, ‘Wow, that’s f*cked!’ But also, what happens in a few years’ time when this technology is inside everyone’s homes rather than just on the fringe? It seemed to have so many ethical and psychological implications and that’s interesting.” The fastgrowing virtual world is all about escapism, adds Emma Sayle, founder of Killing Kittens – a membersonly unisex club that hosts female-oriented sex parties in the US and UK. “Experiential and fantasy-world apps/sites will increase as the world we live in gets crazier and more stressful.” Watch this space.
Nope, we’re not talking about those events where you throw your car keys into a bowl by the front door. We’re talking literal swings. When Matildas conducted their sex survey last year, they found that people were looking to add some spice to their sex lives and try new things, “The majority of our customers are married or in committed relationships and they find that time pressure, stress, work and children are having a negative impact on their sex lives,” says Saskia Michel, commanding officer at Matildas. “Excitement is the name of the game and it seems that many people find love swings the ultimate in sexual adventure. We’re talking weightless, gravitydefying sex; sex which requires vulnerability and trust.” Want to try it? Get the Joydivision Multi-Vario Love Swing (R3 785, Matildas). Happy swinging!