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What You're Really Doing in Bed


"Be consistent. In the beginning, variety and creativity is great, but once you figure out the right combination, speed, and pressure, stick to one rhythm until the end." -- Philip, 33

"Maintaining eye contact is one of the hottest moves a woman can make during oral sex. It's more intimate and is nonverbal confirmation that she's enjoying it as much as you are." -- Dave, 28

"Attend to the head and the shaft, but don't forget the balls. It's often overlooked, but a very sensitive hot spot." -- John, 30

"The element of surprise. I've been married for 15 years, and oral sex is sometimes the last thing I'm expecting. When she suddenly pushes me down on the bed out of the blue, it's a great rush." -- Brendan, 44

"Being hands-on. For women who don't like giving oral sex, with the right hand motions, you actually don't have to use your mouth that much." -- Todd, 36

How Are Those O's?
Congratulations: 51% of you say that you reach orgasm every time or nearly every time you're with your guy. (Another 31% say you orgasm half to three-quarters of the time.) That doesn't mean orgasm is a sure thing -- when asked how easy it is for you to climax with your guy, on a scale of 1 to 5, 31% of you say it's just a 3, while only 19% say it's a 5. Only 15% say you can always peak from intercourse alone, while 21% say you never can. On the other hand, when asked how easy it is for you to reach orgasm by yourself, almost half of you said 5, or, "It's a sure thing." Yet 22% of you say you never masturbate at all. That's a shame, considering that masturbating is not only fun -- it can actually help your partnered sex life. "Research shows that women who masturbate have better sexual response in all areas: more orgasms, less pain, even more desire," says REDBOOK Love Network expert Laura Berman, Ph.D., author of The Passion Prescription.

Sexy Statistics: What's the easiest way for you to reach orgasm?
23% of you said oral sex.
18% Manual stimulation during intercourse.
11% Intercourse alone.
11% Using a vibrator.
9% Masturbation.
27% All of the above.
1% I've never had an orgasm.

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