The World’s Largest Orgy Is About to Happen in Las Vegas

  • More than 1,000 people are expected to make an attempt at the world’s largest orgy on June 2
  • The record attempt is part of Menage Life’s Sin City 8, a series of sexy events in Las Vegas
  • The orgy had to change locations after its original host, Embassy Suites, pulled out from the event

If you happen to wander into Las Vegas’ Erotic History Museum on June 2, you just might witness history.

Also, you’ll probably see a massive orgy.

More than 1,000 people are expected to participate in an attempt to set the world record for the largest orgy. The event is the climax, if you will, of Menage Life’s Sin City 8, a five-day festival of sex parties, sex workshops, and other sexy sex things.

“This is your chance to be a part of history!” the event page says.

The orgy was originally slated to take place at Embassy Suites until the hotel pulled out from the event. The management team at Embassy Suites told The Blast that Sin City 8 guests are welcome to stay at the hotel, but that no Sin City 8 events can take place on the premises. They added:

  • “When we became fully aware of the nature of the functions intended to be held at the hotel, we advised the group that the events were not consistent with the standards and environment we support and consequently will not be permitted to take place at our property.”

To the Erotic History Museum it is, then!

It’ll probably work out for the better, anyway. According to a news release cited by Las Vegas Weekly, the museum’s executive director, Dr. Victoria Hartmann, “will conduct a qualitative research project during the orgy to help fill holes in the study of the evolution of group sex.”

“We are excited to be working with the Erotic Heritage Museum on this historic opportunity!” Menage Life founder Sante Suffoletta reportedly said in a statement. “We are both aligned in our view that consenting adults should be able to fully express their sexuality without fear or shame.”

Folks who are interested in attending can register here. In the interest of maintaining attendees’ privacy, the orgy will be “a very erotic masquerade,” according to the event page. “All guests will be provided a mask or are welcome to bring their own along with costumes, props, etc :)”

Participants will also receive “complimentary condoms, lube, hand towels, hand sanitizer, and sexy swag. The play area will have all the finishing touches you expect including clean, comfortable play furniture and easily marked waste and linen disposal.”

As it stands, the largest documented orgy happened in Japan in 2006, when 500 people engaged in some extraordinarily organized group coitus for an adult video.

Sadly, should the June 2 festivities go as planned, the esteemed Guinness World Records organization will not recognize the achievement.

“I can confirm this is not a record title that we recognize or monitor,” a Guinness rep told Las Vegas Weekly. “Therefore, there will not be a Guinness World Records Adjudicator on-site for this event.

I Went to a Members-Only Sex Party

I Went to a Members-Only Sex Party. Here’s What Happened

You have to be fully naked in the playroom.

So said the email I received prior to attending my very first Manhattan sex party, five years ago, in a secret gambling hall in the Flatiron district. It started as a one-time thing, in the name of research, for a magazine story. What it became was a lifestyle.

I’ve been to five sex parties in my time in New York City. And while it started as an assignment, what it blossomed into was a whole new landscape in the way I view, understand, and appreciate sex. A heady combination of excitement, lust, beauty, secrets, happiness, love, shame, and about a million other emotions, we like to talk about sex because it often feels like we’re not supposed to. We like to have sex because it’s just so damn fun. But sex itself can be daunting, intimate, and is often reserved for someone you care about (or someone whose body you care about for a particular evening or a string of evenings).

Sex in public is an entirely different beast and, if you’ve never had it before, can be pretty damn terrifying. However, if you can stay with me for the next few minutes, I’ll explain why it is anything but scary.

My first sex party experience was with Behind Closed Doors, a Manhattan-based, members-only party that is strictly held in the most upscale of locations (other party locations can include hotel penthouses or VIP loft spaces).

First of all, Behind Closed Doors is a far cry from the stereotypical, infamously rapped sex party scene. New York City sex parties are often thought of as dingy and illicit, thanks to Plato’s Retreat, an Upper West Side sex club that was popular in the late ‘70s and ‘80s. But the modern day scene, especially at Behind Closed Doors, is very, very different.

The crowd at Behind Closed Doors swings mostly affluent, as tickets run about $200 per couple, per party, and $100 per single women. But just because you have the cash doesn’t guarantee you entry. Each prospective partier is required to submit an application with photos. And while you don’t have to be on the cover of People magazine to make the cut, you do have to have a firm grasp on personal hygiene.

Only couples or single ladies can apply, and almost everyone admitted is under 45 years old. Another important detail is that men cannot suggest sex or approach a woman. Ladies make all the calls here. And “no” most certainly means no, lest you find yourself banned from all future parties. Beyond that, it’s really anything goes, provided you ask first.

Guests can have sex with their partners, swap partners, form factions, or sit back solo and enjoy the show. And there most definitely is a show. By 1 AM, the sex scene had exploded from beyond the playroom to literally any flat surface that was available. A cacophony of moans that rivaled anything you’ve heard on Pornhub echoed up to lofty ceiling.

“You don’t need to have sex, but to enter the playroom, you have to be naked.” This was the e-mail invitation I received prior to attending the party – a list of instructions, secret passwords, and do’s and don’ts for proverbial sex party de-flowering.

The party started like any other swank Manhattan soiree, save for the fact that I needed a password to get in. (It was “genie.”) A visually cultivated crowd of attractive men in ubiquitous button downs and wingtips, pretty ladies in their most painted-on little black dresses, chilled wine, and a cheese plate for good measure (because what is wine without cheese when you’re about to rub elbows, and your naughty bits, with chic Manhattan execs?). What set it apart from other quintessential cocktail parties was the reel of porn that was playing on the flatscreen television behind the pool table. As you do.

At the back of the venue was a sectioned-off space, tucked discreetly behind wooden partitions. This was the setting for the “playroom.” This is where the sex begins because everyone inside is fully nude.

My date and I were casually sipping drinks and eyeing up the other guests. He was my boyfriend of only a few months, about 11 years my senior and wasn’t much of a risk taker. The idea of sex in public wasn’t one he’d think up on his own, but he certainly wasn’t against taking himself outside of his comfort zone, at least for a night. Curiosity got the best of me and I took him on a little stroll over to that side of the room – to get the lay of the land, so to speak. The coveted exposed brick alcove was dimly lit, with flickering candles, an assortment of plushly decorated beds, and a long sofa covered with a crisp white sheet.

Up until that point I was rarely the first to dive in to anything without a proper pro and con list, or at least a phone call to mom. But seeing as I was already at a sex party in a secret gambling hall in the Flatiron district, on the precipice of the obligatorily clothing-less playroom, I thought “fuck it” was the most appropriate reaction (literally).

I grabbed my date’s hand and off we went into the playroom to get the party started – which ultimately ended up being the correct decision because by the time we were, um, finished, we were surrounded in a sea of flailing legs and thrusting bodies, and mattress real estate was very difficult to come by.

As I downed the rest of my wine, down went my dress. I could feel the eyes of eager onlookers from the wooden partitions as I was felt up and stripped down. Before long, we weren’t alone as couples, singles, and groups began to hungrily grab up any open surface. I waited for it to get weird. I wanted for that mustachioed gentleman with gold rings on his fingers to approach me and creepily invite himself into our very happy little twosome. But that moment never came.

Instead, we lay vertical on the couch, going through our usual arsenal of moves at lighting speed so we could get to the actual moment of “sex in front of strangers.” The rationale was the faster we got naked and got going, the easier it would be to ignore our audience. Turns out, having voyeuristic sex is not that difficult. If you’re having sex (and great sex, for that matter), the extraneous details matter very little. Even if those details are horny onlookers sipping vodka on the rocks while they get off watching you. It’s kind of sexy to know that you’re inspiring others to feel sexy.

Before we knew it, the beds and couches around us were starting to fill up with other couples who now felt that the ice had been broken for them. After a while, my date looked over my shoulder and whispered to me, “look around us.” We were lost in a sea of flailing flesh, undulating in hedonistic hyperbole.

After we finished (rather, he finished. Sometimes I just can’t.), we scrambled to gather our clothing, which had been kicked around by our naughty neighbors. I slipped my LBD back up over my head and balled my underwear up in my palm, eager to get out of the playroom and debrief with my date about what just went down. I made it out of the playroom first and turned around waiting for him to join me. Out he came, hopping on one sockless foot, shirt collar open and tie around his neck. But much to my relief, a massive smile was plastered across his face.

“That was fun,” he said. “Almost comfortable.”

That’s the real beauty of Behind Closed Doors, besides the beautiful bodies having sex with each other: how comfortable it actually is. It’s like any other club, which is literally defined as an association or organization dedicated to a particular interest or activity. This interest and activity just happens to be sex. It’s not for everyone. Put a Bud Light-swilling, Eagles jersey-wearing bro at a convention of craft beers and vintage typewriters, and he’s bound to be uncomfortable. It’s important to remember that just because you’re curious about sex, that doesn’t make you a pervert or a freak. Being inquisitive and adventurous is often what elevates sex from fine to mind-blowing.

Unlocking your comfort zones is exactly how you elevate sex to the next level. It’s healthy, and, quite frankly, it’s incredibly hot. We’re all on the dating scene for different reasons. But one thing is the same for all of us: at some point there will be sex. But going out to a bar and hunting for sex somehow makes you desperate or thirsty. You have to want it, but not too much, even though we all secretly want it. At a sex party, it takes all the guess work out for you. We’re all there for the same thing, and we’re damn proud of it.

As for me, this experience opened a new door. It taught me confidence in my body, confidence in what gives me pleasure, and confidence in trying new things, which has applied to all other areas of my life. That’s not to say I spend my weekends scouting the latest sex parties. It hasn’t become the norm, but it certainly is normal. I don’t go to sex parties hoping to meet the next guy, or to insert myself into as many threesomes as possible. That’s not my style, though no judgments if it’s yours.

I like to go with someone special, someone with whom I’m ready to take our sex to the next level and develop a bond because we’ve raised the bar on our comfort zones together. I like sex parties because if I can handle being my most vulnerable in public, and like it, then there’s really very little that can stop me anywhere else.

How Many Calories Do You Burn During Sex?

  • You’ve probably wondered whether sex burns a ton of calories, and some people claim it can burn 100 to 300 calories per session
  • But other research indicates that the answer largely depends on various factors, such as your weight and how vigorous your lovemaking session is

Ever wondered what kind of workout you can get between the sheets? Of course you have — hasn’t everyone?

Some people think that a romp in the sheets is an enjoyable (and calorie-burning) form of exercise in itself. But the truth is that the exact number of calories you burn during sex depends on a variety of factors, including your weight and how vigorous your romp is.

Wanna find out just how much fat you’re burning during sex? Here’s what scientists have discovered over the years.

In 2013, scientists at the University of Montreal attempted to answer this question by asking 21 heterosexual couples to wear SenseWear fitness trackers during their lovemaking. The couples also ran on a treadmill for 30 minutes to compare their sexercise to actual exercise.

The results, which were published in the journal PLOS ONE, concluded that men burn 100 calories during the average sex session, while women burn about 69 calories. (Nice.) The researchers estimated that men burn roughly 4.2 calories per minute during sex, while women burn 3.1 calories.

In total, the number of calories burned during sex was far less than the number of calories men burned during exercise, which was about 276 calories. But while hitting the gym might provide a more intense workout, the researchers concluded that, “sexual activity may potentially be considered, at times, as a significant exercise.”

Plus, the results of the study were based on the average amount of time the couples had sex, which was about 25 minutes — so we can reasonably assume that the longer the session, the more calories can be burned. (Want to find out for yourself? Multiply the number of minutes you have sex by the researchers’ 4.2 calories figure to get the approximate total number of calories you’ve burned.)

But before you get too excited about that potential calorie burn, another study published in 2013 concluded the opposite: that sex really isn’t much of a workout at all.

Published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the paper aimed to debunk certain weight loss-related myths, such as that sex can burn anywhere between 100 to 300 calories. This time, scientists used 1984 research published in JAMA Internal Medicine, which found that the average bout of sex lasted only six minutes. With this figure, they determined that a 154-lb., 30-something man only burns 21 calories during the typical sexual encounter.

In summation, if you’re trying to lose weight and you’re hoping to replace gym time with sex, you may want to stick with your traditional workout routine. But that doesn’t mean intercourse doesn’t have real health benefits.

In addition to improving your mood, sex can also boost your immunity. People who have sex at least once a week have been shown to benefit from higher levels of immunoglobulin A, an antibody that protects you from illness, compared to those who didn’t get so lucky.

A healthy sex life can also reduce cancer risk in men. A large study in the British Medical Journal found that men who ejaculated at least 21 times per month were less likely to get prostate cancer than guys who only ejaculated four to seven times per month.

So yes, unfortunately, a tumble in the sheets doesn’t torch as many calories as you’d likely hoped. But hey, that shouldn’t stop you from having more sex.

I Used a Fitness Tracker to Track My Activity Level During Sex

My sexual performance is one of the few aspects of my life I don’t subject to brutal internal scrutiny. I like what I do and I’m sticking to it. This doesn’t mean I’m not willing to learn a thing or two, though, and now that technology has invaded just about every aspect of our lives, I figured there had to be a way to extract some meaningful data from a round of intercourse. If the Apple Watch can save lives and Siri can make distress calls, why can’t a device analyze what’s going down in the bedroom?

Enter the Motiv ring, a fitness tracker that’s so small you can wear it on your finger. Just like other fitness trackers, it keeps tabs on your heart rate, how well you’re sleeping, and other vitals. The fine folks at Motiv gave me a chance to wear this inconspicuous—albeit stylish—black ring to help me learn a little bit about what’s happening with my body as I’m getting intimate with my wife. I gladly took them up on the offer.

So, how does it work? Unlike fitness apps that require you to press a button to start recording your activity, the Motiv ring automatically tracks your vitals as soon as it senses movement, which you can then read through Motiv’s app. If you twist the ring while it’s on your finger, it syncs with the app and gives you a chance to read your stats in real time.

“Motiv’s app is not optimized for sex,” a Motiv spokesperson told me. “You’d have to manually add the activity, however it should capture heart rate peaks and valleys during intercourse.”

Because I’ve done weirder stuff to my body with far more distracting pieces of machinery, my wife had no problem with me bringing this inoffensive little ring into the bedroom—probably because the alternative of taping my phone to my chest wasn’t particularly sexy.

For our Motiv experiment, we decided we wouldn’t do anything too out of the ordinary, but we also wanted to make sure to get a good workout. After I slipped on the ring, we lured the dog outside, took off our clothes, and proceeded to turn our bedroom into a sex gym. We did it all: hand stuff, mouth stuff, butt stuff, and regular stuff. She did the thing I liked, I did the thing she liked, and together we did our usual three-position routine that gets us from fired-up to molten-hot in about 15 minutes.

As we were going at it, I tried to keep a sliver of my thoughts on my heart rate to determine if the data on the little screen would match the projected data in my head. My wife must have noticed my eyes were drifting, because she playfully pinched my nipple, which pretty quickly brought my back into the moment. All in all, the Motiv ring didn’t affect my sexual performance in the slightest. I assume the wedding ring on my other finger got me used to wearing jewelry during sex.

After we finished up, cleaned off, and jumped in the shower, I synced my ring up with the app. It’s worth mentioning that I had to use my wife’s iPhone for this experiment, as Motiv’s Android app is currently in the final stages of testing (that’s what I get for trying to stand out by buying a Pixel). While there are definitely some kinks that need to be worked out of the iPhone app—like the confusing display—it couldn’t have been easier to input my activity.

So, what were the results? Pretty much what I expected: From 12:20 p.m. to 12:50 p.m., I engaged in a “cardio” activity with “maxed out” effort, which elevated my heart rate to a noticeable peak before dropping to a consistent valley. The low heart rate corresponded with the six or seven minutes I went down on her, while the sharp incline synced up with our mutual journey towards orgasm. After we came, a slow-and-steady heart rate valley suggested a relaxed, blissful post-coital state, which I can confirm.

“The low heart rate corresponded with the six or seven minutes I went down on her.”

What did I learn? Nothing new about my sex life or performance, but I did find myself impressed with the ring and dumbfounded that such a small piece of technology could produce such a detailed set of data. I even ended up consulting with multi-certified sex educator Anne Hodder to try and gain a little more insight into what specifically happens to my body during sex.

“It’s difficult to apply a specific number of calories to 20 minutes of sex,” says Hodder. “Estimates say men on average burn 101-ish calories during a full session—which as we know can be anything from 3 to 20 minutes. Just keep in mind that if your main goal for getting busy is to simply add another 200-plus calories to your daily workout, maybe rethink your intentions.”

Clinical sexologist, certified sex coach, accredited sex educator, and ambassador to the American Sexual Health Association Sunny Rodgers was kind enough to break it down by sex act.

“Let’s just say a couple burns 100 calories every time they have sex,” says Rodgers. “If they have sex approximately three times each week they can burn over 15,000 calories a year without ever visiting the gym. Fellatio burns an estimated 24 calories per hour. Nibbling can burn 28 calories per hour. Noisy sex play can burn 5 calories per moan. A deep, screaming orgasm can burn 24 calories in addition to the orgasm calories. Heavy petting can burn 90 calories in an hour. Sex itself burns about 101 calories for men and 69 calories for women. Clitoral Orgasm? About 52 calories per orgasm.”

Compare this to the calories I burn during a full workout—around 400-500 if I’m going hard—and I’d happily have sex four or five times in lieu of going to the gym.

It’s a lot of information, but I was still left with a sense of yearning. Modern fitness trackers are only a little over a decade old, and they’ve already managed to contain their technology into something that can slip over a finger. What is fitness-tracking technology going to look like in another ten years? What will the next version of the Motiv ring look like? Will they be able to read our thoughts? Control how our bodies move? Tell us precisely how much blood is flowing into the penis when we’re erect? We’ll have to wait and see, but when the future does arrive I know I’ll gladly volunteer some more time in the bedroom if it means I get to learn a little bit more about how my body works.

Have a Good Sense of Smell? You Probably Have a Great Sex Life

  • Have a strong sense of smell? A new study says you’re probably more likely to enjoy sex
  • Women with a good sense of smell reported having more orgasms during sex
  • Not satisfied with your sex life? We have tips for spicing things up

If you’re always the first to smell dinner wafting upstairs from the kitchen, a new study says there’s a good chance you might also have a better sex life.

Published in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior, a team of researchers found that people who have a better sense of smell report experiencing more pleasure during sex. This is especially true for women with a superior sense of scent, as the study found they have more orgasms during intercourse.

To conduct their study, researchers gave Sniffin’ Sticks to 42 women and 28 men between the ages of 18 to 36 to evaluate their sense of smell. Then, participants answered a survey about their sex life, which included questions about their desires, sexual frequency, orgasm frequency, and perceived pleasure during sex.

The team found that people with high olfactory sensitivity rated their sexual encounters as more pleasurable. Meanwhile, there was no link between people’s smelling ability and their level of sexual desire.

Although the study authors can’t explain why having a great sense of smell could make for better sex, they hypothesize that “the perception of body odors such as vaginal fluids, sperm and sweat seems to enrich the sexual experience,” Business Insider reported. In other words, you might want to take a few whiffs of your partner before your next romp in the sack.

Smelling abilities aside, if you’re not satisfied with your sex life, there’s plenty you can do to spice things up.

Start by trying a new position that isn’t the traditional missionary or cowgirl. For inspiration, check out our list of 45 sex positions that can give you and your partner better orgasms. If you’re ready for something more adventurous, try including a toy. Prostate massagers are great for hitting the male G-spot — or try one of our favorite sex toys of 2017.

The 8 Best Sex Toys of 2017

In many ways, 2017 has been a towering trash heap. But even amid the endless drudgery that was this year’s news cycle, there were a few bright spots — particularly in the bedroom. The adult industry delivered some pretty solid sex toys this year, from buzzworthy new masturbators for men to smart anal beads (yes, it’s a thing). There were also a few additions for her as well.

Sure, new sex toys can’t save 2017 from being a complete disaster, but they may help you find a little bit of personal pleasure before the year is out. Here are 8 of the best sex toys we saw in 2017.

Just for you

The Tenga Flip 0 EV ($200.00, USA only, buy it here)

Tenga is perhaps best known for its disposable silicone masturbation eggs, but in November, the company released its first vibrating, reusable sleeve, the Tenga Flip 0 EV. (You can buy the less high-tech, non-vibrating version for $64.99 on Amazon here.) Armed with two rumbling cores, the Flip 0 EV combines pleasure with convenience: simply snap it open to reveal a textured elastomer (an elastic, viscose polymer) tube that buzzes at different frequencies. The entry hole expands to accommodate penises of variable girth, and the toy’s squeezable sides allow the user to control pressure levels inside the tube.

The Flip 0 EV can be fully submerged in water for easy cleaning and it comes with its own drying dock. Plus, because it bears no resemblance to human genitalia, you might feel a little less creepy displaying it on your nightstand: According to one review, the product is much sleeker than your average vagina-in-a-tube masturbator, to the point that “you could almost open it at Christmas in front of family without them immediately guessing what the toy really is.”

Just for her

The Satisfyer Pro 2 Next Generation ($59.95, buy it here)

In terms of appearance, the Satisfyer Pro 2 Next Generation looks like one of those Clarisonic brushes the pore-obsessed use to scrub their faces. But the Satisfyer Pro 2 Next Generation is topped with a silicone cap that engulfs the clitoris, using pulsations and air pressure to “suck the orgasms right out of you,” according to Glamour’s Suzannah Weiss. Purportedly quieter than its predecessor, the Pro 2 Next Generation is also fully waterproof, for fun in the bath and shower. A hint for men still scrambling to buy gifts for their female partners: while it’s true that no sex toy can replace the feeling of IRL sex, few holiday gifts are as thoughtful as the gift of endless orgasms.

For everyone

Jopen Aries ($36.99, buy it here)

The Jopen Aries is a nifty device that nestles between your fingers, basically turning your hand into an agile vibrator. Used with a partner or solo, the Aries adds octane to whatever kind of action you’re getting into: use it on your partner’s clitoris during penetrative sex, or hold it against your perineum or under the head of your penis while you masturbate. Given the modest price point, it’s a fun little extra to stash in your bedside drawer.

For couples

The Dame Products Eva II ($135, buy it here)

After a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2015, Dame Products launched its first hands-free couples vibrator for PIV (penis-in-vagina) sex — the beetle-shaped Eva, with two flexible arms that nestle inside the labia. At first, it got mixed reviews, with many seasoned sex toy reviewers bemoaning its buzzy motor.

Eva II launched in November, apparently with the intention of righting what reviewers found wrong. Smaller, more lightweight, and with a quieter, more rumbly motor, it’s a solid option for couples who want unobtrusive external stimulation during PIV sex. Given that an estimated 80% of women can’t climax solely from vaginal intercourse, that’s a pretty good idea. (As an added bonus, Eva’s vibrations feel pretty good on your shaft, too.)

For long distance couples

The Kiiroo Couple Set 2 ($299.00, buy it here)

Long-distance relationships are tough for myriad reasons, chief among them the long dry spells between visits. Dutch toy company Kiiroo offers one solution: its newly updated couples set includes a Pearl 2 vibrator and an Onyx 2 sleeve (lined with Fleshlight’s trademark SuperSkin), for heterosexual partners. The products sync with one another, so that when she starts using the vibrator, the sleeve starts moving in tandem, even with a country’s worth of space between you. What’s more, the Onyx can be used to control the speed and pattern of its partner’s vibrations.

For your own, ahem, enhancement

The Fat Boy Stretchy Cock Extender (price varies; $28.93 on Amazon, buy it here)

Looking for a little more girth? Look no further than the Fat Boy Stretchy Cock Extender. Despite an admittedly unfortunate name, the Fat Boy extender remains a popular option (though it’s not a 2017 invention) because it allows customers to feel measurably bigger during sex. Essentially a rubber-silicone, skin-like cock sheath, the Fat Boy Extender loops onto the scrotum to stay in place while you thrust, and adds about an inch to an average-sized penis’ circumference. It’s textured on the inside, so you won’t lose sensation, and stretchy enough to accommodate a wide range of dick shapes.

“I love it, I’m gonna scream it from the mountaintops,” Brad Smith of the Gay Frat effused in his YouTubed product review. “It’ll make you super-girthy. We can all be more girthy, right?”

For anal play

B-Vibe rimming plug 2 ($150.00, buy it here)

Stigma persists around anal sex regardless of gender, although butt stuff can be pretty pleasurable for everyone involved: Men may find that having their prostate stimulated triggers earth-shattering orgasms, and women might find anal insertion pleasurable as well. With that in mind, consider this butt plug, especially the latest model from b-Vibe, which is fast becoming a leading name in anal play. Its Rimming Plug 2 is the first with rotating beads at the neck, simulating the feel of a rim job: “a light, airy, practically human-to-the-touch tongue licking” that “feels amazing,” according to a Red Hot Suz review.

In addition to the analingus-mimicking beads, the rechargeable plug also vibrates at seven speeds and patterns, and comes with a remote control for ease of use. Use it alone or with a partner, but please note: it’s a bit big for beginning anal play, and will likely require some foreplay before insertion.

For getting rock hard

Pornhub vibrating cock ring ($31.99, buy it here)

In November, porn streaming giant Pornhub launched a line of toys, including one very versatile cock ring. A collaboration with British sex toy retailer Ann Summers, the Pornhub Vibrating Cock Ring appeals because it’s two toys in one: use it during sex with the seven-speed bullet vibrator inserted, or take the vibrator out for solo play. While the ring’s textured crown does recall the underside of those pads that line your car floor, the stretch fit promises versatility that should keep a wide range of penises harder for longer. Or, for those readers who care less about Pornhub and more about sleek design, check out the $18 vibrating cock ring by Drive.

How to Massage Your Prostate Without Getting a Foreign Object Stuck in Your Butt

  • A 26-year-old man in India was hospitalized with a shower head stuck inside his rectum. Though he said he fell on it, doctors suspected he’d inserted it for “autoerotic purposes.”
  • He isn’t alone; another man got a drinking glass stuck in his rectum after inserting it for the purpose of “sexual stimulation.”
  • Massaging your prostate can feel great — but you should know how to do it safely.

If you’re familiar with the so-called “male G-spot,” you know that stimulating the prostate can feel unbelievably good. Just do it safely, guys.

Why the warning? According to a recent BMJ case study, a 26-year-old man in India was hospitalized for having a shower head stuck six inches inside his rectum. After some “gentle anal stretching,” the Daily Mail reports that doctors were able to remove the object, and the patient went home after 48 hours of observation.

Although the man said the shower head had gotten lodged there because he fell on it, doctors strongly suspected he’d inserted it for sexual reasons. In fact, “autoerotic purposes” are one of the main reasons guys get objects stuck in their rectums, according to the case study — though stigma prevents many patients from being honest with their doctors.

The 26-year-old man in the BMJ Case Study isn’t alone. In 2013, a man in China went to the hospital complaining of stomach pain. Though the man reportedly said he had no idea what was causing the discomfort, x-rays revealed a bottle lodged in his abdomen, plus a curved metal wire that he’d apparently used in an attempt to get it out.

Listen, guys: It’s great if you want to stimulate your prostate — but it’s not great to be the guy who finally heads to the emergency room after spending two days with a broken drinking glass in his rectum.

So how can you safely reap the benefits of that male G-spot?

Here’s everything you need to know about locating your prostate, which is a walnut-sized gland located between the bladder and rectum. With clean hands (and a healthy dose of lube), start by externally massaging the perineum. If that feels good — and you feel comfortable — try inserting your finger into your rectum, curving it in the direction of your belly-button. You should be able to feel your prostate about two inches in.

As MHealth previously pointed out, you can always try out a prostate massager, too. Here are some of our top picks:

Rocks-Off Rude-Boy Vibrating Prostate Massager

Waterproof and hands-free, use it in the shower alone or with a partner.

$44.95, Buy It Here

Loki Wave

The only vibrating prostate massager that moves back and forth for more intense orgasms.

$219, Buy It Here

Aneros Eupho Trident

Can be worn solo or during sex with a partner to provide extra pleasure.

$55, Buy It Here

4 Reasons Why You Might Want to Try a Prostate Massage

The prostate is a mysterious and oft-misunderstood organ. A walnut-size gland found between a man’s bladder and his rectum, the prostate’s main function is to produce fluid that is expelled as part of semen during ejaculation; it’s also the source of prostate cancer, which is the most common cancer in men. While many men dread their first prostate exam, the so-called “male G-spot” can also be a source of mind-blowing pleasure, according to those men who have experienced prostate orgasms.

While many men are wary of anal stimulation, the male G-spot is increasingly becoming a subject of conversation. While prostate massagers (like this Aneros Progasm) are typically viewed as toys for gay or kinky men, they’re increasingly becoming more mainstream. According to the pleasure product company HealthyAndActive, prostate massager sales have increased by 56% over the past five years, particularly among straight men over the age of 45. This trend is reflected in Google searches as well: according to Google Trends, searches for “prostate massager” have more than tripled since 2004.

Additionally, some doctors are encouraging men to perform regular prostate massages (either by doing it solo, or with a licensed practitioner), claiming they can potentially help alleviate the symptoms of various health issues. While it’s worth noting that some experts are skeptical of these benefits — “[they] may be an excuse for guys to persuade their partners to hunt for that elusive male g-spot,” says Jesse N. Mills, MD, an associate clinical professor of urology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA —, we decided to speak to doctors and men’s health experts to determine the potential benefits of prostate massage.

1. Erectile Dysfunction

While there isn’t much scientific literature to definitively prove that prostate massage can improve erectile function, every doctor we spoke to say that it could help in theory.

“The theory behind the potential benefit involves an improvement in blood flow resulting from vigorous milking or massaging of the prostate. Because erections are largely the result of good blood flow, any increase could potentially lead to better boners,” says Joshua R. Gonzalez, MD, who has his own practice in Los Angeles.

2. Urine Flow

Urine should come out in a steady steam, but if a man has a swollen prostate or an inflammation, the prostate can irritate the bladder, causing the urine flow from the bladder through the urethra to be slow or even cut off.

“The improvements seen in urine flow from prostate massage again can be the result of decreasing inflammation in the prostate, which may be contributing to a man’s urinary problems. Manipulation of the nearby pelvic floor muscles, which contract and relax in a coordinated fashion during urination, may also improve urine flow,” says Dr. Gonzalez.

3. Painful Ejaculation

Painful ejaculation can come from infection or inflammation in the epididymis (a tube near the testicles that stores and transports sperm), prostate, seminal vesicles, and/or urethra. It can also signal a blockage in the ejaculatory duct. “Massage can reduce prostate inflammation and make ejaculation less painful,” says Dr. Mills.

Another cause of painful ejaculation can be tight pelvic floor muscles, which can occur when men have an inflammation or infection of the prostate. “Manual manipulation of those muscles during prostate massage can further alleviate ejaculatory pain. This is definitely something you would want a specialist to work on with you. There are even physical therapists that specialize in treating your pelvic floor muscles,” says Dr. Gonzalez.

4. Prostatitis

Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate gland, which can be caused by a bacterial infection.

“Symptoms include everything from burning from urination to pain with ejaculation, lousy urine stream, and discomfort in perineum behind the scrotum and in front of the rectum,” says Danny Keiller, MD, who specializes in urology at Genesis Healthcare Partners in San Diego and is an advisor to the non-profit organization the MHealth Network

While Dr. Keiller says there are no scientific studies that prove prostate massage can help with prostatitis, he says some doctors, such as J. Curtis Nickel, M.D., a professor of urology at Queens University in Canada, are using it as a treatment method with good results.

“I have seen benefits in about 5% of my [prostatitis] patients. When it works for a specific patient, we know quite quickly, and for that patient it is better than the other treatments,” says Dr. Nickel.

Is there an easy way to try prostate massage as a sex booster?

CORY, BRENTWOOD, CA asked:

Is there an easy way to try prostate massage as a sex booster?

Answer:

Yes, and no latex gloves needed. Your partner can externally stimulate your prostate gland by massaging your perineum, the spot between your testicles and anus, says Yvonne K. Fulbright, Ph.D., the author of Touch Me There! A Hands-On Guide to Your Orgasmic Hot Spots. “In tantra, this area is known as the ‘sacred gate’ because of the deeper, more total-body orgasm it invites. It also helps you last longer in bed.” Ready for some fun? Don’t just point at your perineum and say “Rub it.

” Start in missionary position, and then angle your body 30 degrees so your butt is tilted toward her lap and she can reach around more easily. “Have her massage the area gently with her fingers your prostate will feel like a nut—and then shift to a firmer, steadier, up-and-down or circular motion. Whatever feels best to you,” says Fulbright. If at first you feel the urge to urinate, don’t freak out—be patient and the sensation will transition from “Oh, no” to “Oh yeah!”