If you're curious about the most Googled sex questions lurking in browser histories, you've come to the right place.
Ahead of the most romantic time of the year, searches are skewing on the steamier side and people are looking to dial up the passion. (Valentine's Day sex toy deals, anyone?)
Current research has pinpointed the most Googled sex positions, and new findings from Dr. Chris Gilbert, M.D., Ph.D. in Psychology Today (opens in new tab) have indicated the most frequently searched sex terms and inquiries in the U.S. Last year, Sexography (opens in new tab) did the honors of uncovering the most common sex-related Q's worldwide—an impressive undertaking.
Needless to say, 2022 isn't the first time researchers have decided to dig into the most Googled sex questions on the internet. Findings tend to change, depending on the timeframe and region. No surprise there!
However, we've nailed down a few reoccurring favorites and thought we'd provide some interesting tidbits from our most reliable sexperts ahead of February 14. Consider this an encyclopedia of sexiness. (No need to thank us.)
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What are the most Googled sex questions?
1. How to get an orgasm
Fortunately for readers, our handy orgasms 101 guide reveals how to activate pleasure points throughout the body, whether it's with a partner or through solo exploration with the help of different types of vibrators.
It's certainly a personal experience, and no one can say for certain what exactly activates the Big O. However, that doesn't mean there aren't little tips and tricks to help along the way.
There's an orgasm hack screaming for attention—literally. A little yell during fun between the sheets—provided it's genuine—can get the ball rolling.
"When you scream, you are essentially giving in and letting your body take control. When you do this, your orgasm is able to be released how it wants to release," says Marla Renee Stewart, MA, a sexologist and sexpert for Lovers (opens in new tab).
Research has also uncovered that kissing during sex increases orgasm. It's an often overlooked action, but it has its benefits.
2. Where is the G spot?
The G spot has been dubbed a mystical location, kind of like Narnia. But there are ways to navigate around this sacred territory—which is usually along the vagina's inner front wall, though it varies from person to person.
The Poco bendable G-spot vibrator, the only goodie of its kind thanks to the brains at MysteryVibe, can help activate the locale. And as you might've imagined, the social media experts have figured it all out: a sex hand trick to stimulate the G spot has been circulating TikTok, along with those eyeliner hacks and pesto egg recipes.
3. How to masturbate
"Masturbation is an incredibly powerful way to optimize your sexual health by helping you unlearn unhelpful habits and replace them with ones that will get you closer to the sexual experiences you want," says Dr. Blair, a clinical psychologist and co-founder of the Lover (opens in new tab) app.
There is no right or wrong way—it's all about what's pleasing to you. Masturbation shouldn’t be an uneasy conversation or taboo, and even though there have been naysayers, just disregard and do what makes you happy.
Plus, we don't need to exhaust the conversation, but masturbation does have its benefits like easing menstrual cramps, giving your immune system a boost (which is more than welcome nowadays) and even adding glow to your skin. Who knew?!
4. How long does sex last?
We're always looking to clock in: many of us have asked how long should sex last and what should we do to reach that desired number...but there isn't one.
"No one should feel pressured to have sex for a certain amount of time," says Josh Porter from adult toy retailer Romantix (opens in new tab). "Sex should last as long as the participants feel aroused."
5. Why do I bleed after sex?
Is it normal to bleed after sex is a common concern, and rightfully so. While it can indicate something as insignificant as an insufficient amount of lubrication or vaginal dryness, at times it could lead to bigger issues such as infections or different types of cancers.
This is always based on a case-by-case basis, but should you ever have questions or concerns, do consult a medical professional as soon as possible.
Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment.
The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos, new TV shows and relationship trends.
Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets.
When Danielle is not working, you can usually find her reading a book, coffee at hand, or attempting a new recipe. (Recommendations always welcome!)
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