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The Art of Orgasm

Posted by That's The Spot on 01 February 2017

Something surprisingly common is that women don’t let the orgasm take place - the contracting, tensing and the spasms can feel a bit too much, and the woman will stop what she’s doing at the point of climax. My biggest bit of advice for you is to let the orgasm happen, ‘power through it’! Some of us need to power through this contracting and spasming to get out the other side, which may feel unnatural if you’re not used to it.  Does this sound recognisable to you? That you are feeling something so incredibly intense that you don’t quite know what to do with it.

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#KnowYourStatus

Posted by Planet Nation on 23 November 2016

Are you doing anything around HIV National Testing Week? I am trying to help raise awareness around how fast HIV is rising in many different areas.

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Putting the O into your orgasm

Posted by That's The Spot on 29 October 2016

So this is article 7 and we I still haven’t spoken much about the actual ‘O’ in all of this. As you’ve read in the last article – I am a strong believer in orgasm not being the ‘be all and end all’ when it comes to sex. It actually may be a bit easier for it to be ok when it doesn’t happen when you are with somebody else. That was a weird sentence. Re-word – when you are having sex with somebody and neither of you orgasm, it’s probably more acceptable than when you don’t orgasm on your own.

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It’s still too early to orgasm!

Posted by That's The Spot on 04 August 2016

I write short articles because they are easy to digest but I can understand that the end of my last article may have left you hanging a bit! I would be interested to know how you ‘dealt’ with what may have felt like an ‘incomplete wank’, although this was more about exploration.

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Mindful Masturbation

Posted by That's The Spot on 09 June 2016

A lot of you know what masturbation means and a good percentage of you know how to masturbate. This is a back to basics look at it so get ready to re-learn, and for those who haven’t been able to get masturbation ‘right’ then this will give you the good beginnings of a good sesh!

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Lube, glorious lube

Posted by That's The Spot on 22 April 2016

The female body is amazing but it can also be a bit annoying sometimes. For most of us, we can’t always get wet on demand. The vagina, when it’s in the right mood, creates it’s own natural lube when it is aroused. Lubricant helps accomodate vulva massage (external stimulation) and penetration. Without slippery slide-y lube, sex would be painful. There would be friction which would be followed by days of itching and agitation. Ouch!

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The truth about fats

Posted by lauren karl on 21 April 2016

But let’s start things off right so suggestion is to start with licking some avocado off some sexy girl’s neck…. Not only will you be eating a healthy treat but also you might get laid in the process. I mean who said healthy eating couldn’t be sexy?

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The final stages of my physical transition - Surgery

Posted by Debbie Louise Cannon on 14 April 2016

Debbie Louise Cannon talks about the final weeks in her lead up to surgery, how she feels and more....

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Transgender kids are valid - Stop mocking them

Posted by Debbie Louise Cannon on 12 March 2016

Debbie, a transwoman with over 200 hours support worker experience, has her say on why transgender kids are valid - and why we need to allow them the freedom to explore who they are.

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Time to get Your Jog On

Posted by lauren karl on 16 February 2016

Having good flexibility isn’t just good for kinky positions in the bedroom but it is key for running and ways to do this are by warming up before the run and doing static stretches for a cool down after a run or by adding a weekly yoga session into your running plan.

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The clitoris (and it won't run away)

Posted by That's The Spot on 15 February 2016

How have you all got on in the last fortnight with getting aquainted with your vulva? Can you see it when you close your eyes? Have you named it? The second question is optional but the first one is important! Seriously, it isn’t healthy to approach your vulva without knowing it or appreciating it. If you think that your vulva is still ugly, you can’t move on to the next bit of working with it to get you some great orgasms.

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Why love starts with yourself, not with someone else

Posted by Debbie Louise Cannon on 14 February 2016

As a transgender woman and a lesbian, read how Debbie Louise Cannon came to love of herself - before findng true love.

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Do you know your vagina?

Posted by That's The Spot on 01 February 2016

there are 8,000 nerve endings in the clitoris and 15,000 nerve endings in the whole vulva and vaginal area. THIS IS AMAZING! To give you context, the penis has 4,000 nerve endings

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Transgender - Why it's never a choice.

Posted by Debbie Louise Cannon on 01 February 2016

Debbie Louise Cannon gives a insight into how being transgender is never about choice.

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From Cancer to being the best version of me

Posted by Katie Bennett-Hall on 24 January 2016

The diagnosis comes at the end of fifteen or more years of gynae suffering for me, suffering I had become so accustomed towards, living in pain and having no energy. It was seriously taking its toll on my happiness, my work, my relationships - my whole life.

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New Year, New You

Posted by Ladykay on 24 January 2016

As the first of the month arrives, so does ‘Dry January’, hibernation, radical diets and vows to delete Facebook forever. Such extreme and short-lived goals, why not work towards something more permanent? After all that would be a new you, and not a temporary you, wouldn’t it?

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Staying healthy after Dry January

Posted by Planet Nation on 22 January 2016

So let’s face it, the holidays are over and for those doing dry January it is coming to an end, now it is time to get honest with ourselves and start setting good realistic health goals for 2016

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Meet Rhiannon (prepare to blush!)

Posted by That's The Spot on 14 January 2016

Hi I’m Rhiannon. I own a sex toy consultancy business called That’s The Spot. I am an epic sex toy geek, but more importantly, I am a sex educator.

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Let's talk about...: LGBT+ talk sex with Diva and Pace

Posted by Katie Bennett-Hall on 22 November 2015

With a diverse panel representing some of the often most invisible members of our community, we heard personal stories and experiences to celebrate the notion of sex in our lives and to challenge the discrimation we often face when accessing services. 

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Older Lesbian Network (OLN)

Posted by Naomi Bennett on 05 November 2015

I didn't feel old, and I didn't feel young. I didn't feel judged and I didn't feel out of place. In fact I had a really quite lovely afternoon. I was even invited back another month.

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