Great Sex Advice: Have better sex now with these tips from certified sex educator and best-selling author Lou Paget.
Lou Paget is a world famous certified sex educator who teaches people everything and anything that they need to know about sex, how to have better sex and improve their sex lives. She has written many books, including Orgasms: How to Have Them, Give Them, and Keep Them Coming, The Big O: Orgasm, How to Give Her Absolute Pleasure: Totally Explicit Techniques Every Woman Wants Her Man to Know, and How to be a Great Lover: Girlfriend-to-Girlfriend Totally Explicit Techniques that Will Blow His Mind. Paget also starred in a WE television special, “Making Love Happen with Lou Paget.” She speaks frankly about the first 30 days of improving your sex life.
No one is going to make your relationship better except you. If you want to have a better sex life and better intimacy, the first thing is that it’s up to you. It could be considered a mindset, but I refer to it as intention—not because everyone uses that word, but that really is the thing. You have a focus, but the other thing underneath it is if you are doing this for something other than for yourself, that will show up down the road.
Some people want to have a push-the-envelope attitude about learning things. Don’t do anything that makes the inside core of you not feel good. I think you and I have had more than one conversation with girlfriends or with male friends where we hear them say, “I was doing it, but I wasn’t really enjoying it.” You are sharing your body, and as one gentleman told me, when you are making love or being intimate and sexual with someone, that is your body saying what words cannot. Make sure you’re giving and delivering the right message.
Also, don’t assume your reaction is going to be the same as someone else’s. As women we are given a number of different messages about sexuality that tell us we’re supposed to have the reaction that is portrayed in adult material or written about in magazines, which is not the real world. So, do you think that you have to have the response that someone else does? It’s not the case. The other thing is you have to know your body. For many, what works one week out of the month is not going to work the other three weeks.
You have to plant the seeds. This is like anything else that you plant and then harvest. And again, if you want to do something with a partner that you are already with, the easiest way is to say “You know, there are certain things I would love to try with YOU.” Whatever you do, do not say it’s because you did that something with someone else. I can’t tell you how many times people have told me they’ve done that. That’s the biggest ‘yikes’ factor! [Your partner] has to know he has the ability to bring that out in you.
Absolutely. Here’s the thing. Your body has the ability to create tremendous amounts of pleasure for you. What often happens is you just don’t know how to do it, or you have not been exposed to it yet.
Probably only 10-15% of women, if that, are orgasmic with the man on top position of sex. And the reason is completely understandable. That is the thrusting, not a close-in rocking, constant stimulation motion of the clitoral area. Unless you’ve gone out and tried different things, you may not know the areas that are phenomenally tasty for you. If you don’t know that oysters work for you because you’ve never tried them, how would you know? If you’ve never experimented with different types of oral sex, you wouldn’t know. Which by the way, is the number one way that most women are orgasmic. It’s constant contact, and you need to have a partner who knows what they’re doing.
Men have a tougher time because “you’re just supposed to know.” Women, on the other hand, have more permission to not know about sexuality and to look for the information. My suggestion is collect a number of ideas, like a buffet of ideas. And try one [thing at a time]. Let’s say you’re not being kissed the way you’d really like—you can walk them through step-by-step how to kiss you the way you prefer.
You have to have the comfort level to go and find information. You can look for it online, but I’ll tell you a lot of the things that you’re going to read are not necessarily going to be the things that most people connect with. They connect with another person telling them something.
They don’t want to feel like they’re doing it wrong, or they are being stupid, or someone is going to judge them. They want to know that they are comfortable with it. And most people typically want to have one or two take-it-home moves that they know they have a lot of confidence in. So here’s the other thing—when you are looking for ideas, look for something that is going to build on the areas where you already feel you have some skill.
Oh, where do we start? For the majority of men, one of the things that they do really enjoy is great oral sex. They are completely the center of attention, they can relax into sensation and they do not have to do anything. Many men would like to try fantasies, but they won’t do it because they are worried about being rejected by their partner because the partner is going to think it’s sophomoric or stupid, or disrespectful.
Women want to know that they are tremendously desirable. And that the man, it’s almost like the man can’t resist them, that you’ve got that something he can’t get enough of. For many women, the best sex is when they are emotionally connected with someone. It is being with someone who is willing to try and do things with them and love their body the way it is.
Start with something that is smaller and does not necessarily have a form of penetration. Some men don’t want to have something that is going to take the place of their penis. The other thing I say to women and men: nothing is going to replace the feel of a body. A man’s hand may be faster than intercourse with someone or oral sex with someone, but still there is a tremendously different sensation if a woman is doing something, or he is having sex with a woman. If vibration works for a woman, vibration works for a man as well. This again is about experimentation. One of the things that most people overlook are lubricants. And as people have said to me, “I had no idea there was so much fun in those little bottles!”
Absolutely. I mean, when you think about it, however you feed that vehicle you call your body that takes you through life, that’s one of the bigger things that you can improve on almost immediately. The other area for people, if you really want to work on something for your body and for your sex life, start practicing yoga. It gives greater flexibility and ability to have stamina during sex.
Change is something that is all around me. Even when things get tough, I know it’s just there for a period of time.
…that you can create the end result.
Knowing that when I move that I will always land on my feet and I can create whatever I want.
For more information on Lou Paget, visit www.loupaget.com.
You are a beginner, and beginners aren’t expected to know. That is the mindset to adopt. Beginners have the beauty of being open to learning and new information coming in. When people want to create a new beginning in sex life, one of the things is learning more about how to do different things. Most men get their information from the adult entertainment industry, and it couldn’t be further from the truth.
Think back to the best sex you’ve had. What made it so great? The attention and the attitude. Most people have found their best partners haven’t been best looking or had the best bodies, but have had the best attitudes. Your brain is your most powerful sexual organ, and if you have the intention of making it great, the amount of time and attention you put in makes a difference.
The easiest way to introduce a fantasy is when you are vertical, NOT horizontal. Please DO NOT tell someone that you’ve done this before! Say “Someone told me about this and I’d love to try that with you.” It allows you to discuss something more face to face.
Making love is your body saying what words cannot. The better you feel about your body, the better you can communicate. Better aerobic strength helps sex life. Many women say hockey players are some of the best sex partners they’ve ever had because they have amazingly strong hip flexors.
Women want more variety. Women tend to go to their best friend or a gay friend, and it’s usually about something sexually they want to try. It’s like food. People don’t want to have the same meal every night. Get something unique. We like comfort food, but it’s also nice to try new things as well.
Slow down and remember the basics. Men touch women the way they touch themselves, which is too intense and too firm. If there’s too much stimulation, it crosses from what feels good to a nerve overload and it hurts. Remember to kiss your partner—this is an area that often drops off in long term relationships and for many women, the number one thing that gets their motor running is a man who kisses well.
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