Which viral TikTok sex hacks actually work? A sexpert weighs in

The pillow sex trick? Coregasms? Which TikTok sex hacks work and which don't?

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TikTok sex hacks are aplenty, and you've likely gotten an NSFW makeover on your FYP when you least expected it.  

Some trending hashtags on TikTok would rather help app users activate their pleasure points rather than achieve a new hairstyle. But, like many videos on the platform, there's a lot of fiction mixed in with the truth.

So, which sexy stunts actually work? Dr. Janet Brito, an AASECT-certified sex therapist and supervisor at Lovehoney (opens in new tab), weighed in on the trends to confirm which ones will lead to pleasure and orgasms

Take a bite of those TikTok sex chocolates and read on. 



Which TikTok sex hacks actually work?

1. Coregasms

Coregasms: the possibility of experiencing sexual bliss while exercising your abs. Is it too good to be true? Who gets that much pleasure from working out?

As it turns out, it is very much a possibility, particularly when attempting abdominal workouts like biking or spinning. (Hey, science said!)

Dr. Janet notes that the phenomenon is possible, but there are a few things to take into consideration before hopping over to Planet Fitness. 

"Coregasms work for non-sexual orgasms due to an individual’s anatomy and physiology, headspace at the time of the exercise and repetitive motion of the exercise," she said. "They are not necessarily linked to erotic content, but more associated to repetitive body movements."

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2. Sex hand trick

There's a sex hand trick that can help stimulate the G-spot—users insist on it. 

@nurse.ria11 has earned viral attention for stating that pressing down (slightly) on the lower stomach, over the vagina, can help stimulate the G-spot during sex. 

Considering it seemed easy enough, everyone seemed to be on board. So, is it accurate? Well...yes and no. 

"The stomach sex hack may work for some, but the most important thing is to experiment, as some folks may experience more sensation around other areas of the pelvis," Dr. Janet recommends. "Trying new moves to create pleasurable sensations is always a good idea, with consent of course."

3. Pillow sex trick

To hell with the makeup tutorials, TikTok was going wild over a viral pillow sex tip. It states that tilting your pelvis upwards by putting a pillow underneath your body will lead to extra pleasure and deeper penetration.

Dr. Janet says it will make "penetrative sex more comfortable [and] easier to experiment with various angles."

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4. Tantric sex

"By being curious about one’s body’s sensations, and practicing a nonjudgemental stance, tantric sex helps folks to reframe sex from a performative activity to a pleasure-based one," Dr. Janet says.

This method focuses on the step-by-step moves and attempts to familiarize partners with what makes them tick. 

5. Masturbation trick

A cooking tip has hit the bedroom: in this popular solo-sex how-to, TikTokers suggest pleasuring yourself as if you're rubbing the yolk of an egg in circular motions. The clever user compares the act to a yolk breaking, stating that going too hard might not result in pleasurable effects. 

Does it seem crazy? Well, Dr. Janet says it's helpful for both internal and external stimulation, so it looks like this person was onto something. 

6. 4-minute Foreplay

Just as the name suggests, this is an opportunity for each partner to snag four minutes of sexy time before the real action begins, and it's actually a way of turning things up a notch. 

"Novelty helps to spice things up in the bedroom and to rediscover each other," Dr. Janet says of the tip. 

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Oh TikTok, you never cease to amaze us. 

If you want to turn the dial up even further, do be sure to check out the best sex tips ever, straight from the pros. 

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 and honed in on astrology coverage within the Life vertical. She's partial to writing pieces about the next big TV obsession—anyone else impatiently waiting for "Conversations with Friends"—and keeping you up to date on new trends like the latest must-have from Zara. 


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 new book, coffee at hand, or attempting a new recipe. (Recommendations always welcome!)