"I haven't had an orgasm in six months," she confessed, roughly the amount of time since she broke up with her last boyfriend.
"You just need to masturbate more," I said.
I'm also adjusting to having less sex after recently ending a six year relationship, and getting off independently makes not sleeping with randoms or those without actual beds (which Emily cautions against) a lot easier. It's not brain surgery for f*ck's sake!
I'm of the Courtney Love school of orgasm thought: "They make you happier."
Not just happier, but more attractive too. There's a reason why the unmistakable orgasm after-glow has inspired some of the best-selling blush formulas and shades on the market.
Nars Blush in Orgasm, $28: This iconic cheek color has won countless beauty awards and rightfully so. It believably mimics a post-O flush, for touchups at the office and such when you can't have the real thing.
Smashbox O-Glow, $26: Another beauty award winner, this self-adjusting gel formula claims to "react with your personal skin chemistry." It basically fakes an O on your face. Pas mal.
Still, DIY orgasms are cheaper, non? For those who are all "I can't do it myself," or "I need to be in the mood," I challenge you to take some time with your shower or bath faucet and not orgasm. It's impossible. Seriously, sit there and think about calling Time Warner and you'll still come.
Everyone has their own stance on masturbation and go-to method, and of course it's not for everyone. Are you an O-a-day person? Are you down with DIY or do you need someone else to get the job done? Tell me!
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