There are few conversations that are as awkward as those regarding sex. Asking questions about sex, especially for women, can be extremely difficult. Although we live in a modern age, the sex topic remains taboo in some parts of society rendering some women too embarrassed to talk about it.
We are here to answer 6 popular sex questions women are afraid to ask.
Why can’t I orgasm during sex?
About 70 percent of women can’t orgasm from penetrative sex. In fact, much orgasmic pleasure comes from clitoral stimulation via the use of toys, hands and oral manipulation.
The clitoris has a number of nerve endings which heighten the experience and make it possible to reach orgasm. So, don’t worry, every woman is a little different and has unique experiences during sex.
Is it normal that my vagina makes a farting sound?
Sometimes during sex, the body does involuntary actions that may lead you to be embarrassed. You decide to change positions and all of a sudden you hear a familiar sound. A fart, coming from down there. Don’t freak out, vagina farts or queefing normally happens when air trapped in the vagina during sex tries to escape. It happens to everyone, so share a giggle and get back to what you were doing.
Is that smell normal?
Contrary to popular belief – mainly engineered by “feminine hygiene” producers – your vagina must not smell like flowers and sunshine. You’re probably worrying needlessly as it’s normal for your vagina to have smell. Years of feminine odor commercials have made women self-conscious about their natural odors. But if you’re concerned, visit a sexual health expert or gynaecologist to make sure there’s no infection.
How do I tell him what I want in bed?
It’s not unusual for women to feel like they may not be getting everything they need out of their sex lives. Everyone has a different comfort level when it comes to discussing the specifics of physical intimacy with their partners. If you speak up about what you want, everyone benefits. If you’re having a good time in bed, then your partner will too. It’s important to be explicitly clear about what it is that you want your partner to do. You can go a step further by showing him what you want, rather than just telling.
How can I keep it tight?
If you’re having sex on a regular basis, it’s only natural for things to loosen up given the friction and bumping around. There may be other reasons to why you have a loose vagina. Not to worry, it happens quite often. There are certain exercises that can help and lead to better sex. The best exercise to improve sex is the Kegel squeeze which makes the pubococcygeus muscles stronger, which hold up your vagina and uterus. The stronger these muscles, the more intense the sex and your orgasm.
Can I really break his penis?
Although rare, it’s possible to “break” his penis. Firstly, the penis isn’t a bone so the term best used would be fracture. A penis can be fractured when there is vigorous sex. When an erect penis is forcefully bent, it may cause trauma and result in a fracture and is characterized an almost instant loss of erection or a cracking or popping sound. So be careful ladies if you want to avoid an embarrassing trip to the ER.
How Marie Stopes can help you
Marie Stopes is the global leader in women’s sexual and reproductive health. If you have any questions about your sexual health, make an appointment at your nearest centre and one of our professionals will provide you with information that is trusted and medically correct information.