Why Am I Pooping So Much? 11 Reasons Why, According To GI Doctors- VyWhy

Last updated on 2021-12-24 04:16:07

2020-10-23

Is this coffee-related, or...?

Everybody poops—it’s a simple fact of life. You also probably have some type of pooping routine. Maybe you usually go right when you get up or an hour after you have coffee in the morning, or you regularly take a mid-afternoon poo. So it’s completely understandable that you’d get a bit confused if you start pooping so much more than normal.

While going number-two more than usual can be a sign that something is off, it’s not usually a reason for an otherwise healthy young women to freak out, says Kyle Staller, MD, a gastroenterologist at Massachusetts General Hospital. "Probably one of the most common things would be dietary intolerances—you ate something that doesn’t agree with you," says Dr. Staller. This is especially true if you have a change for a few days and then it goes back to normal.

Okay, but how many times is it normal to poop per day?

It really varies from person to person, says Scharles Konadu, MD, a gastroenterologist at Huguley Medical Associates in Texas. "One thing to understand is each person has their own norm when it comes to bowel movements," says Dr. Konadu. "While one person may poop daily another may go every other day and another every two days."

In general, if the amount you're pooping isn't causing any discomfort, you're probably fine, says Dr. Konadu. And again, if pooping more frequently is your typical baseline, then there's no need to worry. But if you're suddenly having more than three bowel movements a day (especially if they're watery), you may want to check in with a doctor just to make sure things are functioning the way they should.

Wondering why the heck you're pooping so much? These are the 11 most common causes of more frequent bowel movements.

1. You started eating healthier.

One of the most common reasons why young women start pooping more is because they increased their fiber intake, says Rudy Bedford, MD, a gastroenterologist at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California. So, if you suddenly started pooping more around the time you started adding more vegetables to your diet, that’s likely why.

2. You got an infection.

Viral and bacterial infections (think: everything from the flu to E. coli) can cause excessive pooping and diarrhea, says Dr. Staller. While this is normal, if you have bloody poop or a fever with it, you should get it checked out.

3. You increased your workouts.

Stepping up your exercise routine can make you go more than usual, says Dr. Bedford. Here’s why: Exercise increases muscle contractions in your colon, working poop out of your body faster than it did before. That’s why doctors may encourage you to work out more if you’re constipated.

4. You have IBS.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is no joke, and Dr. Staller says it’s common in young women. The condition—an intestinal disorder that causes pain in your stomach, gas, and cramping—can also make you poop a lot. "The classic patient gets sudden abdominal pain and cramping associated with constipation or diarrhea," says Dr. Staller. If you notice you have these other symptoms in addition to a high frequency of pooping, see your doctor about it.

5. You’re stressed out.

For people who already have gastro issues like IBS, stress can be a poop trigger. "Many people have more loose bowel movements when they’re under stress," says Dr. Staller. When your stress subsides, so should the number of times you need to use the bathroom.

6. You're on your period.

Many women who are just about to get their periods or already have their periods will have looser or more frequent BMs. It’s likely due to a shift in hormones around your cycle (specifically progesterone), and is "very normal," says Dr. Staller. If you only have to go more often (or have diarrhea) around your time of the month, that's likely the cause—and totally normal.

7. You're overdoing it on the coffee.

Coffee acts as a pro-motility agent, as WH reported previously, meaning it causes more movement and muscle contraction. That's because the caffeine stimulates muscle contractions in your intestines, causing you to have to go to the bathroom. And the more caffeine you drink, the more of a laxative effect it will have. If you're chugging cups of Joe every day and are running to the bathroom a lot, try scaling back the amount you consume.

8. You have an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

An IBD is different than IBS and includes Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. These conditions cause chronic inflammation in the digestive tract, as the name suggests. If you have an IBD, it can cause permanent damage to the digestive tract over time, so you definitely want to get a proper diagnosis and treatment.

The thing is, if you're just having regular poops multiple times a day, you probably aren't dealing with an IBD. Other symptoms of IBDs include bloody stools, fatigue, severe abdominal pain, persistent diarrhea, and even weight loss, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. So if this sounds like your sitch, that warrants a trip to a gastroenterologist STAT.

9. You're on medication.

Some medications, like certain antibiotics, may change what's happening in your GI tract, including the bacteria makeup in your system, according to Harvard Health. In turn, you may have more bowel movements or diarrhea. This should subside when you're done taking the antibiotic or Rx. And any time you're prescribed medication, your doc should let you know if this is a possible side effect (and you can ask as well!).

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One note: If you have abdominal pain or notice blood in your stools, call your doctor. This could be a sign of a more serious problem, like an infection or an IBD.

10. You have celiac disease.

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder affecting the appropriate absorption of food and nutrients in the small bowel caused by an immune reaction to gluten found in certain foods. The immune reaction can show up as symptoms like diarrhea or constipation, weight loss, fatigue, anemia, abdominal pain and even rashes, explains Dr. Konadu.

If these symptoms sound spot on, talk to your doctor about celiac disease since many people have it and just don't know. Your doctor will order blood tests that can help determine whether you have the condition. To alleviate the symptoms of celiac disease, you'll likely have to switch up your eating habits. "Celiac disease is simply treated by avoiding gluten in the diet," says Dr. Konadu. Luckily, there are plenty of gluten-free versions of all your favorite foods.

11. You have hyperthyroidism.

Hyperthyroidism is an autoimmune disorder that causes an imbalance of thyroid hormone in your blood, says Dr. Konadu. The imbalance is caused by an overproduction of the hormone thyroxine by the thyroid gland and can lead to an increased metabolism. This can manifest itself in symptoms like weight loss, brittle hair, sweating, and increased heart rate, in addition to bowel irregularities, most commonly diarrhea.

To determine if you have hyperthyroidism, consult an endocrinologist, who will likely order a blood test. Once you're diagnosed, they'll then give you medication that slows down the production of hormone in the thyroid gland, or in some cases may even recommend surgery on the thyroid gland. Controlling the amount of hormone released into the blood should then alleviate the bowel issues you're having.

How can you tell your poop issues aren't something more serious?

Abdominal pain, bloody stool, and mucus in your poop are always clues that something isn’t right, says Dr. Bedford, and you should see a doctor if you're experiencing any of those issues.

The way your bowel movements are impacting your life is also a big tip-off, notes Dr. Staller. If you really don’t give it another thought, you’re probably fine. But if you find that you’re changing your routine or avoiding social situations because you’re worried about pooping, you need to see a doctor.

Says Dr. Staller, "If it’s a common thing where you’re always on the lookout for a bathroom, you should go and get evaluated." No matter what the cause, there's plenty of treatment options and ways to help you stop spending so much time in the bathroom.

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2022髮型推薦! 韓國女生最愛30款「短髮、短捲髮、中長髮、長 …

24-12-2021 · 2022年倒數中!想趁年前換個新髮型嗎?這篇一次介紹2022年大勢「短髮、短捲髮、中長髮到長髮造型」,無論你喜歡甜美可愛、氣質優雅,還是時髦 ...

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短短的、帶有男孩感的法式男孩短鮑伯往往給人一種靈動又俏麗的印象,因此許多人都將這類短髮暱稱為「精靈系短髮」。

中低層次讓後腦顯得更蓬鬆圓潤,可以完美修飾頭型;如論事搭配空氣瀏海、旁分瀏海都別有一番韻味!

配上空氣瀏海後,視覺年齡瞬間減了好幾歲,剪完後效果超逆齡!這樣的髮型特別適合心型臉、鵝蛋臉。

齊長的零層次鮑伯一直以來都是最受歡迎的髮型之一!而長度落在耳下、下顎線之上的「耳下短鮑伯」,更能給人一種可愛、年輕又精緻的印象。韓國髮型師將其稱為「ALICE CUT」,是不是很有活潑感呢?

旁分的造型讓這款髮型介於可愛與女人味之間,搭配黑髮也不會過於厚重,將髮根整理出蓬鬆感、髮尾只要夾出輕微的內彎捲度就超美的!

搭配可愛的寶寶瀏海也很好看,減齡感的瀏海造型讓整體可愛感更加分!建議瀏海不要太厚重,這樣髮感會更輕盈!

和耳下短鮑伯「ALICE CUT」很相似的流蘇短髮「TASSEL CUT」,長度可以是耳下或是肩上。如果說ALICE CUT是髮尾要稍微內捲、比較可愛的氛圍,那麼TASSEL CUT則是強調俐落感,髮尾筆直或微翹也很OK的率性印象。

這是一種可以讓臉蛋看起來小巧又精緻的髮型,下鄂線以上的鈍直短髮,可以讓頸部線條看起來更纖長;豐厚的髮感也能讓整體看起來更時髦有型。

萬年不敗的歐逆短髮「C捲鮑伯」一直到現在都是最韓國女生歡迎的短髮造型。其髮型重點在包覆式的髮尾,以C字型的捲度帶出蓬鬆感,給人一種優雅知性的印象。

像這樣的髮型不能剪得太短,否則髮尾長度會不夠捲;可以搭配八字瀏海、或是微旁分的瀏海,可以修飾臉型而且氣質滿分唷!

氣球鮑伯短髮BALLOON CUT擁有像是氣球般圓弧的包覆式髮尾,自帶輕盈蓬鬆感的直短髮非常可愛!

當流蘇短髮或耳下短鮑伯留長到肩上時,就可以稍作修剪,整理成BALLOON CUT的髮型,好看又清爽~

以前及肩短髮因為容易外翹,所以成為許多女孩最難忍受的過渡期髮型。但現在,這樣略為外翹的造型卻成了髮型時髦必不可少的元素!

韓國設計師稱這樣中低層次、線條自然柔和的及肩短髮為WIND PERM,只要在髮中、髮尾更加一點彎度,自然蓬鬆的髮感能給人一種知性的氛圍,而且輕盈不厚重,非常適合現在的季節!

2022髮型推薦7:邦妮燙(BONNIE PERM)

以往流行的歐逆C彎鮑伯,是將捲度重點放在側面的髮尾並捲上非常明顯的C或S型捲度;而現在流行的「BONNIE PERM」則是以內斂的C字內彎髮尾,搭配S流線的瀏海,營造出柔和又優雅的氛圍。

從側面看髮長是水平的,相較於過往重心前傾的C字鮑伯,這款的髮感重心較為平均。

2022髮型推薦8:氣球燙(BALLOON PERM)

整體和BONNIE PERM類似,但從側面看可以發現氣球燙的髮型輪廓比較圓潤,可以帶出柔和優雅的氣質!

2022髮型推薦9:柔焦燙(VAGUE PERM)

這款髮型比起一般鮑伯頭的層次更加分明,屬於中低層次。在髮尾加上一點內彎的捲度後,可以讓髮型輪廓更加柔和,給人一種柔軟可愛的印象。

2022髮型推薦10:經典燙(MODS PERM)

非常經典的內彎鮑伯頭,下擺燙內捲,搭配一點S型中分瀏海,讓髮型更顯精緻!

2022髮型推薦11:氣流燙(WIND PERM)

這是韓國小姐姐在留及肩短髮、中長髮時最喜歡的一款捲髮!像氣流般的蜿蜒曲線,讓整體髮感非常自然!髮尾微微外翹也很可愛,很適合正處於過渡期的髮長。

2022髮型推薦12:嬉皮燙(HIPPIE PERM)

非常有個性的嬉皮燙在今年秋冬依舊是很不錯的選擇!中捲度的波浪+蓬鬆的髮感,讓頭髮就好像綿羊般柔軟蓬鬆,可以很可愛也可以很時髦~

綁個低髮尾,再將燙捲捲的瀏海波鬆,慵懶間自帶時尚感!

2022髮型推薦13:布魯克燙(BROOKE PERM)

捲度不一定要落在髮尾,也可以用瀏海當作髮型重點!精緻的耳下短髮搭配S型的瀏海,這樣的髮型能呈現極度迷人的時髦復古情懷!

2022髮型推薦14:建構燙(BUILD PERM)

當短髮過肩,不知道要怎麼整理過渡期長度時,燙點捲度是個很不錯的方法!「BUILD PERM」是最受韓國歐逆喜愛的髮型之一,立體的S捲度讓整體髮感更豐厚有質感。

2022髮型推薦15:塔米燙(TAMMY PERM)

兩側若有似無的外捲,搭配層次分明的內彎髮尾,這款髮型帶來輕盈柔和的髮感,也與兩頰、下巴的輪廓線條相輔相成,是款非常有氣質的捲髮。

從側面可以看到髮尾非常輕盈、一點都不厚重,搭配空氣瀏海、整體髮型更有透明感!

2022髮型推薦16:花朵燙(FLOWER PERM)

像是花瓣輪廓一樣的波波捲,比BUILD PERM的捲度還要更捲一些,浪漫又有點可愛!即使過肩的髮長這樣的捲度也不會顯厚重,很適合喜歡中捲度的女孩~

輕巧的分層髮型剪裁,具有細緻而柔軟的髮梢,可依臉型與整體印象強調別緻而獨特的髮感!

2022髮型推薦18:輪廓剪(BORDER CUT)

都市感十足的中長髮造型,強調輪廓層次,微微的彎度與輕盈瀏海輕柔地環繞臉龐,在側面的線條營造出靈活的流動感!修飾度極佳~

2022髮型推薦19:中長髮建構燙(BUILD PERM)

「BUILD PERM」是最受韓國歐逆喜愛的髮型之一,無論是剛過肩或是肩下中長髮都很適合,立體的S捲度可讓整體髮感更豐厚有質感。

2022髮型推薦20:中長髮氣流燙( WIND PERM)

這是韓國小姐姐在留及肩短髮、中長髮時最喜歡的一款捲髮!像氣流般的蜿蜒曲線,讓整體髮感非常自然!將髮尾整理成微微內翹或外翹也很可愛,很適合正處於過渡期的髮長。

這款髮型同樣也是層次分明又俐落輕盈!直髮讓纖細柔軟的髮梢輪廓更分明,很適合喜歡留直髮的女孩。

韓國髮型設計師取名為HUG PERM是不是可愛?通過分層剪裁與垂直包裹的層次,來修飾臉型,讓臉部輪廓更細緻!給人一種時髦小姊姊的氣質氛圍~

2022髮型推薦23:伊麗莎白燙髮(ELISABETH PERM)

韓國歐逆最愛的中長髮、長髮髮型就是這款!臉龐的頭髮翻外捲,髮尾再一個自然的捲度,整體呈現優雅質感,清晰的髮型輪廓也讓人留下好感印象。

2022髮型推薦24:薄霧剪(MISTY CUT)

像是薄霧般朦朧輕盈的髮型!層次分明的剪裁,輕盈柔軟的髮感,搭配瀏海後,讓這款髮型極具吸引力!

2022髮型推薦25:長髮嬉皮燙(HIPPIE PERM)

除了短髮之外,長髮的嬉皮燙從冬天到春季都很合適~中捲度的波浪+蓬鬆的髮感,讓頭髮就好像綿羊般柔軟蓬鬆,可以很可愛也可以很時髦~而長髮也多了一份性感的氛圍!

2022髮型推薦26:長髮擁抱剪(HUG CUT)

HUG CUT是通過分層剪裁與垂直包裹的層次,來修飾臉型,讓臉部輪廓更細緻!只是吹個彎度就超美,想要比較偷懶一點也可以燙成HUG PERM!

2022髮型推薦27:果凍燙(JELLY PERM)

捲度比嬉皮燙再大一點,同樣都是比較蓬鬆、捲度較有彈性的髮型。搭配柔和的髮色,整體就像雲朵一樣非常可愛!

將瀏海、或耳側頭髮剪至下巴處,並以平剪的方式裁剪,看起來既有個性又能修飾臉型,是持續到2022都很熱門的長髮髮型之一!

從根部開始以偏大的捲度帶出蓬鬆質感,運用充滿空氣感的燙髮,以打造可愛又減齡的形象!

2022髮型推薦30:長髮伊麗莎白燙(ELISABETH PERM)

長髮版的伊麗莎白燙髮簡直太美!像是沒有刻意整理的波浪捲度,微微外翻就非常好看,搭配輕撫在臉旁的瀏海,是氣質代表髮型之一!

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How Many Calories Does Sex Burn? Can Sex Help You Lose Weight?

13-05-2020 · When it comes to intercourse, women can burn 69 (lol) calories per session (including foreplay) according to a small 2013 study of young, healthy couples …

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Chances are, whether you’re having sex with a partner or even having a solo session, you’re working up a sweat. Sometimes it leaves you breathless and totally spent, kind of like a killer workout. And that might have led you to wonder...exactly how many calories does sex burn?

While studies have found (yup, there is some research on this) that no single sex act is burning a *ton* of calories (unless you’re doing it for hours on end) there are still plenty of health benefits of being sexually active.

Sex with a partner is especially effective at getting your blood circulating and endorphins flowing. When it comes to calorie burn, though, it really depends on your weight and how long you’re doing it for (like with any form of exercise), research shows.

The key to getting more bang for your bang (sorry, had to) is treating sex like a workout: The more acrobatic you get, and the longer you go at it, the more calories you can burn, says sex and relationship expert Jess O'Reilly, PhD, who is the resident sexologist at Astroglide. Still, "you don’t have to swing from the chandeliers to burn calories," O’Reilly says. More than anything, it’s about the time devoted to the act that will boost your calorie burn, she adds, so feel free to treat your sex session like a marathon, not a sprint, if you are looking to make it workout-like.

If you're curious, this is how many calories you can expect to burn during various sex acts and in different positions, according to experts as well as the available research. They've even offered up a few ways to increase your calorie burn, if you're interested in getting the most legit exercise out of your session (because why not?!).

How many calories does kissing burn?

Kissing burns between 5 and 26 calories per minute, according to a study in the American Journal of Medicine. Of course, it depends on how long and how intensely you’re doing it. The study found that a simple peck only uses about two muscles in your face and is only shaving off 2 or 3 calories at most.

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But when things get more hot and heavy, you’re involving as many as 34 muscles in your face and 112 muscles in the rest of your body. How many calories you burn while kissing is also dependent on the position you're in—if you’re on top of your partner, essentially holding a plank, you’re engaging your core and getting more of a workout out of it.

How many calories does foreplay burn?

Foreplay can mean all sorts of things to different people. But, for instance, giving a partner a hand job is definitely exerting energy, and may burn up to 100 calories per hour, according to a blog post by Alyssa Dweck, MD, an ob-gyn and Women’s Health advisory board member. Granted, you're probably not giving your partner a hand job for that long, unless, of course, you're trying out edging.

One way you can make foreplay, including oral sex, more of a workout, is by making it last longer, O’Reilly says. Your partner will probably appreciate a more drawn out experience too (wink, wink). “When engaging in foreplay, take your time to rile your partner up and then slowly back down to build peaks and plateaus," she says. "Just kissing, breathing, stroking and playing for a prolonged period of time will increase your total caloric burn,” she says.

And again, calorie burn depends on the position you’re in. If you want to add an additional challenge for your core while giving oral, she recommends straddling your partner on all fours, engaging your abs and crunching to bend your head down to reach your partner.

How many calories does sex burn?

When it comes to intercourse, women can burn 69 (lol) calories per session (including foreplay) according to a small 2013 study of young, healthy couples who spent 25 minutes having sex. (The study also states that heart rate, oxygen consumption, and blood pressure were higher with orgasm, so finishing is equivalent to slightly more of a workout).

By comparison, the study also tested the participant's calorie burn after running on a treadmill for 30 minutes, and women tended to burn about 213 calories, so yeah, running is obviously much more of a workout in a similar time frame. (Keep in mind that this study only included heterosexual couples.)

Most couples probably aren't having sex for half an hour either. A study from The New England Journal of Medicine found that most sex sessions last only about 6 minutes, so the average calorie burn might be only about 21 in that time. And since that figure refers to men (who may do more of the calorie-burning thrusting in straight, missionary-position sex), the study authors suggest that one round of sex might burn closer to 14 calories for straight women, on average. (Luckily, there's plenty you can do to make sex last longer, if you aren't in the mood for a quickie.)

To up the fun (and calorie burn) when it comes to sex, try getting on top of your partner, Dr. O’Reilly says. Because in most positions, being on top requires a bit more movement and will increase calorie burn. Changing up your positions throughout a sex session can also make it more of a workout, she says.

Here are five positions you can try, plus tips for how to make them even more of a workout.

  • Missionary. It may seem near impossible to get your cardio on during missionary, but if you’re on top, support yourself with your arms to build some strength while you’re going at it. You can also boost your burn while you’re on the bottom, O’Reilly adds, by grabbing your ankles and pulling them up toward your head to fire up your core.
  • Doggy style. O’Reilly suggests making doggy style like “interval training” for you and your partner, by alternating who takes control. The person on top can thrust forward for a few minutes, then take a break while the person on the bottom takes their turn pushing back onto their partner. Or, for a more yoga-like workout during sex, try doggy style in downward dog—that’ll definitely get your heart rate up, she says.
  • Tabletop. If you’re on top on all fours, give yourself an added challenge—and calorie burn—by leaning forward to whisper dirty talk in your partner’s ear as you lower your hips up and down, O’Reilly says.
  • Rocking horse. This position will definitely feel like a workout: Sit all the way down on your partner (this can be done on their face, too!) and rock your hips from front to back, as if you’re riding a rocking horse, says O’Reilly.
  • Cat curl. Another move that will involve you doing the majority of the calorie burning is the cat curl. On all fours, facing your partner's face (or their feet for a reverse of this position), place your palms next to their shoulders (or legs) and arch your back like a cat, O’Reilly says, while curling your hips backward in a semi-circle.

How many calories does masturbating burn?

Partnered sex is going to burn more calories than masturbating, because it typically involves more pumping and rolling movements and lasts longer. But reaching orgasm on your own will still release endorphins and the feel-good hormone oxytocin, just like finishing your last set at the gym would, so go at it as often as you'd like!

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The Best Sex Positions Ever: How to Make Doggy Style Even Better

02-06-2021 · 'Doggy style is a wonderful position for intercourse for a number of reasons,' says Certified Sex Therapist Dr Nan Wise, PhD. 'First of all, having sex from behind allows the penis to stimulate ...

02-06-2021

When it comes to sex positions, you might have a few favourites that you rely on, from the standard (hello, missionary) to the more unique (e.g. the pinball wizard). Then, there are the positions that you can turn from 'meh' to 'mind-blowing' with just a few simple tweaks – and that's where doggy style comes in.

So, how to do it? From discovering the best sex toys to add into the mix to switching up your location and adjusting your position, keep scrolling for 5 ways to make doggy style even more interesting…

(Note: while this article refers to sex between a woman or a person with a vagina, and a man or a person with a penis, there is obviously no reason why any gender pairing, with the right accessories, can't have a great time with doggy style.)

What is doggy style?

Not familiar with doggy style? Let's start with a quick refresher session. Doggy style is a rear-penetration position, where one partner (the woman in this instance) gets on a hands-and-knees position and the male partner enters her from behind.

Doggy style can be used for both vaginal and anal penetration thanks to its easy-access position.

What are the benefits of doggy style?

Depending on your doggy style positioning (yep, there's more than one way to do doggy,) you're able to reach maximum penetration and stimulate a whole host of different pleasure centres.

'Doggy style is a wonderful position for intercourse for a number of reasons,' says Certified Sex Therapist Dr Nan Wise, PhD. 'First of all, having sex from behind allows the penis to stimulate the front wall of the vagina (the side that faces the front of the body, closest to the belly).

By stimulating the vagina in this way, the pressure on the wall of the vagina stimulates the G-spot, a place where stimulation enrolls the entire clitero-urethro-vaginal complex (CUV for short), including the internal clitoris (the "legs" of the clitoris straddle the vagina) and the paraurethral sponge (the female prostate gland).

'As we show in our research, stimulating the CUV complex (commonly referred to as the G-spot) tends to recruit multiple sensory nerves in the body and activates corresponding sensory pleasure processing places of the brain. Talk about a big bang for your buck.'

Applying pressure to the G-spot (which Dr Wise confirms isn't a singular spot but a whole area on the front wall of the vagina) can lead to higher intensity pleasure. Need you more convincing to give it a whirl?

Who is doggy style best suited to?

Literally, anyone, since doggy style can be used for vaginal and anal penetration with a penis or toy.

'It’s especially well-suited for people with vaginas who like to be active in sex,' Dr Wise advises. 'The position enables the receiver to easily move their pelvis back and forth as well as to adjust the angle of the penetration. This can increase the receiver's ability to maximize pleasure by changing the angle of the position. It also brings a lot of blood flow and energy to your genitals which empower sexual pleasure.'

What if doggy style feels too intense?

It could be that you haven't received enough stimulation before going gung ho with doggy-style sex.

'Do not attempt doggy-style sex or any kind of penetration before making sure that the external clitoris, internal clitoral bulbs, and entrance to the vagina, itself, are nicely engorged,' says Dr Wise. 'Not only will this make sex more enjoyable, but it will also facilitate lubrication and make intercourse more comfortable.

'Here’s a great tip: Before attempting intercourse of any kind make sure that you or your partner massages the vulva on either side of the opening to the vagina. By applying pressure and massaging this region you will stimulate the clitoral bulbs – part of the internal clitoris which hugs the entrance to the vagina. Remember that the clitoris is as long as the penis but most of it is internal.'

And if doggy style still feels too deep? Try playing around with positioning to find an angle that feels more comfortable for you, possibly one where the entire penis or toy is not penetrating the vagina.

How can you make doggy style more intense?

Dr Wise recommends trying a modified version of doggy style (called flat doggy style) where the receiver lies flat on their tummy and the partner enters from behind.

'To get into this position, the receiving partner lies on their stomach rather than being on hands and knees,' she instructs. 'If you put some pillows underneath the receiving partner's belly, you facilitate deeper penetration. The penetrating partner can also latch their feet around their partner's legs to pull them in closer.'

What if the receiver needs more stimulation in doggy style?

Try reaching down and stimulating your external clitoris (though, this is, admittedly, easier when in flat doggy style and your hands aren't needed to prop your body up).

Dr Wise also advises:

  • Rhythmically rocking your pelvis during stimulation to increase blood flow rather than keeping your body stiff.
  • Intentionally and rhythmically contracting your pelvic floor muscles during stimulation.
  • Using your mind to focus on the sensations without chasing the orgasm and/or enjoying your fantasies while also stimulating the breasts and nipples.
  • Adding some input from an anal plug to provide more stimulation that can enhance sensations from the genitals.
  • And last but not least, adding nipple stimulation to ramp up the sexual sensations.

'The more erogenous zones that can be stimulated, the more intense pleasure you will feel,' she says.

You can also introduce a clitoral stimulation toy to help ramp things up a bit with minimal effort on your part.

How can you make doggy-style sex more exciting?

'The receiver can put their hands through their legs (particularly if on hands and knees) and grab their partner's inner thighs or massage their testicles and scrotum,' says Dr Wise. If your partner has a vulva you could introduce a toy to stimulate their clitoris. 'I recommend Hot Octopuss’ KURVE which has an incredibly soft, clitoris-friendly tip,' she adds.

Another way to ramp up the excitement? Pleasure sounds. 'Making deep throating guttural pleasure sounds can be a big turn-on for both partners and can actually help to facilitate orgasm,' says Dr Wise.

Finally, Dr Wise recommends stimulating as many erogenous zones as possible for more intense pleasure. 'If you’re curious to explore your pleasure potential, I developed what's called The G-Scale – a Richter-style scale for monitoring orgasmic magnitude,' she says.

'Essentially, the more erogenous zones involved, the higher your climax will read on the scale, from a Magnitude #1 to the ‘G ’ peak, where the g-spot plays a fundamental part – doggy style is the perfect position to help you reach this.'

How do I have sex doggy style?

Get into position

On all fours? That’s you done. Your partner then kneels behind you, with their upper body straight up or slightly draped over you.

What’s the benefit?

Deep penetration and easier G-spot stimulation. Happy Friday to you.

Next-level move

Stimulate your clitoris with one hand, or ask them to do the finger work for you. Bonus.

Can’t figure it out? Picture this:

Finger, Shoulder, Elbow, Joint, Human leg, White, Sitting, Knee, Temple, Neck,

5 more ways to switch up doggy style

1. Prop yourself up with pillows

Depending on where you're getting frisky, doggy style isn't always the most comfortable on your hands and knees (carpet burns, anyone?). Use pillows to prop yourself up, cushion yourself in, and make things a whole lot squishier in general.

2. Introduce accessories

Introducing sex toys and other accessories is a great way to maximise your pleasure when trying out different sexual positions. From playing with discrete vibrators to adding lots of lube, you'll be surprised how the addition of an accessory can take your experience from zero to 100.

Doggy style is a great position to experiment with sex toys. Try using a vibrator to stimulate your clitoris at the same time as your partner enters you from behind (and get ready for the ultimate blended orgasm.) Feeling kinky? Try introducing nipple clamps, a vibrating cock ring, or anal beads. The opportunities really are endless.

3. Mix up your location

Another one of the great things about doggy style is that you can pretty much do it anywhere, (within reason!). Try it on the stairs, on your sofa, in the shower, or over your kitchen counter.

4. Adjust your positioning

Doggy style is great for accessing your G-spot. Have your partner go low and slow while you relax your upper body down so that your torso is flat against the bed. You can also try lying flat against the bed (or floor, sofa, wherever you fancy!) and have your partner lay on top of you, for seriously deep penetration.

5. Control the penetration

Doggy style is also a great position if you like to control the depth of penetration. By bringing your legs closer together, the tighter your vaginal canal becomes. This way you're able to heighten sensitivity and have more control over how deep your partner penetrates you.

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15 Virtual Sex Toys For A Long-Distance Relationship

28-06-2018 · 3 of 15. Lovense Nora Rabbit Vibrator. Lovense. 9 AT AMAZON. The Nora rabbit vibrator was made for long-distance sex. It's built for simultaneous G-spot and clit stimulation, so you can feel ...

28-06-2018
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If you're in a long distance relationship, either for the long-haul or temporarily, you'll need to get creative if you want to get off...you know, together.

Thankfully, between phone sex, steamy video chats, and sexting the night away, there are plenty of ways to keep your sex life alive (TG for smartphones, amiright?). And the latest virtual sex toys can send your pleasure levels to another planet.

Long-distance sex toys are more popular than ever, says Laurie Mintz, PhD, a therapist, professor of human sexuality at the University of Florida, author of Becoming Cliterate. "You can accomplish a lot with creativity and the internet."

Virtual sex toys are great tools for breaking out of a sexual rut, she says, whether you're using them from the next room or across the world. Long-distance sex toys, or Wi-Fi sex toys, are also a healthy way to be more attentive and accepting of how your partner likes to orgasm, says Dr. Mintz, which will help boost your sexual satisfaction when you're back in the same bedroom.

Basically, choosing a long-distance sex toy is a personal preference, whether you're looking to practice your kegels, up your G-spot stimulation, or give your clit some extra love. When shopping, browse for one-way or two-way control, after chatting with your partner about who would like to take the reins during your Wi-Fi-enabled sex date, Mintz says. Communication about your comfort level is just as important over bluetooth as it is IRL, she adds. Preach.

「緑茶コーヒーダイエット」のやり方・効果・作り方 【1カ月で …

14-03-2021 · 緑茶:茶 カテキンと ... 炭水化物は抜かずに選ぶ! 食べながら痩せるダイエットの新常識 ... 2週間で体重10%減! おかゆダイエットの効果・やり ...

14-03-2021
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緑茶とコーヒーを1:1で割って、飲むだけのダイエット「緑茶コーヒーダイエット」って知っている? 100人以上の実践者は、平均1カ月で-6.2kgという驚異の結果を残している。そんな成功者続出のダイエットなんて気になる……。今回は、ダイエット外来ドクターである、工藤孝文さんが考案した、この「緑茶コーヒーダイエット」の効果、やり方、作り方など徹底的に解説してもらった。

目次

① コーヒー、緑茶ともに痩せ効果がある

「緑茶コーヒーの最大のポイントは、コーヒーと緑茶に共通する成分である『カフェイン』に加えて、コーヒーの『クロロゲン酸』、さらに緑茶の『カテキン』を掛け合わせることで、脂肪燃焼効果が高まることです。コーヒーに含まれる『クロロゲン酸』はミルクを足すと吸収率が落ちるため、カフェラテなどで飲むのではなく、あくまでもブラックで飲むことが大切です」

② 栄養素をバランスよくとれる

「コーヒーと緑茶をミックスさせれば、コーヒー単体だと多くなりがちなカフェイン含有量が減ります。さらに緑茶の成分の一つ、テアニンにはリラックス効果があるため、コーヒーと混ぜることでカフェインの覚醒作用や緊張作用を緩和させます。ストレス食いを防ぐことにもつながります」

③ それぞれのメリットがデメリットを補う

「緑茶とコーヒーをミックスさせて飲むことが重要です。同時に飲むと、それぞれの成分の体内濃度が合わさり、相乗効果が期待できるのです。痩せ効果のあるコーヒーのクロロゲン酸は食後血糖値の上昇を抑えますが、同じくコーヒーに含まれるカフェインは一時的に血糖値を上昇させてしまいます。しかし、ここに緑茶を加えることで、カテキンに含まれる『エピガロカテキンガレート』という成分が、小腸からの糖質の吸収量を減らし、急激な血糖の上昇を抑えてくれるから、食後の血糖値が上がりにくいのです」

一日最低3杯、食事の15分前に飲むだけ! 1週間~10日続けると、体重が落ちていくのを実感できるはず。

「私の場合、他に並行して行ったダイエットは一切ありません。無理に食事制限や運動をする必要はないんです」と工藤さん。

■作り方

基本の緑茶コーヒーは、緑茶とコーヒーを1:1で割ったら完成。1回量はマグカップ1杯分(250ml~300ml)程度がおすすめ。

■選び方

緑茶コーヒーは市販品やインスタントでも良いけれど、選ぶポイントはこちら。

コーヒー:浅煎りがベター。缶コーヒーを使うときは、砂糖やミルクが入っていない純粋なブラックに。
緑茶:茶カテキンとテアニンがバランスよく入っていて、コーヒーと相性が良いのは「煎茶」。

また、作るのがめんどうという人には、「ファイン」の緑茶コーヒーの粉末もおすすめ。とても飲みやすく、持ち運びにも便利で手軽だから、ダイエットの成功へと導いてくれる!

エディターNANAは、取材後から緑茶コーヒーダイエットを実践中。緑茶コーヒーは一体どんな味……。

「緑茶とコーヒーをミックスしたら、まずいのでは? と思っていたのですが、飲んでみたらとても飲みやすくて、驚きました。コーヒーを少し薄くしたような味、麦茶に近いです。これなら、コーヒーが苦手な人も飲めてしまいそう」(エディターNANA)

■お話をうかがったのは……

工藤孝文(くどう・たかふみ)先生

緑茶コーヒー

糖尿病内科医・統合医療医・漢方医。
福岡大学医学部卒業後、アイルランド、オーストラリアへ留学。現在は、自身のクリニック:みやま市工藤内科で地域医療に力を注いでいる。NHK「ガッテン!」日本テレビ「世界一受けたい授業」などテレビ出演多数。著書は50冊以上におよび、アスコム「やせる出汁」は、15万部突破のベストセラー。日本内科学会・日本糖尿病学会・日本肥満学会・日本東洋医学会・日本抗加齢医学会・日本女性医学学会・日本高血圧学会、日本甲状腺学会・日本遠隔医療学会・小児慢性疾病指定医。

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知っておきたい! 体のパーツ別、角質ケア方法

11-02-2018 · 角質除去の実情. 実のところ、角質除去には物質的 (スクラブ) 角質除去と化学的 (ケミカルピーリング) 角質除去という2つのタイプがある ...

11-02-2018

Skin, Shoulder, Joint, Neck, Arm, Hand, Muscle, Close-up, Abdomen, Chiropractor,

頭のてっぺんからつま先まで、もっとソフトな肌に。定期的にニキビができる。足の裏が部分的に硬い。そんな厄介な肌トラブルと戦うためには、角質除去 (古くなった肌の外皮を取り除くこと) が必要かも。その内容をアメリカ版「ウィメンズヘルス」からご紹介。

頭のてっぺんからつま先まで輝けるよう、一流皮膚科専門医が実証済みの角質除去のコツを教えてくれた。

Eye, Food, Cream,

角質除去の実情

実のところ、角質除去には物質的 (スクラブ) 角質除去と化学的 (ケミカルピーリング) 角質除去という2つのタイプがある。どちらも、新たな皮膚が出てくるように死んだ細胞を取り除くことに変わりはない。ローションや酸性のピーリング剤で行うケミカルピーリングは、顔を明るく、若々しく見せてくれる。一方、膝やひじといった皮膚が厚い部分には、スクラブやヘチマスポンジのように少し粗い物を使った方が効果的。

Skin, Face, Head, Nose, Forehead, Organ, Eye, Close-up, Joint, Eyelash,

ニューヨークの皮膚科専門医で『Beautiful Skin: Every Woman’s Guide to Looking Her Best at Any Age』の著者デイヴィット・バンク医学博士によると、グリコール酸と乳酸 (アルファハイドロキシ酸またはAHAとも呼ばれる) は、パワフルなピーリング剤。保湿クリームに含まれるグリコール酸と乳酸は、毎日の使用を想定して肌にやさしい調合だけど、マスクや病院で使用される物は強度が高め。サリチル酸 (別名ベータヒドロキシ酪酸) もよく知られる角質除去成分。ニキビの治療に使われるのが最も一般的で、洗顔料、保湿クリーム、ニキビの部分治療薬などに含まれる。ニューヨーク州スミスタウンの皮膚科専門医マリーナ・ペレド医学博士いわく、酵素はアルファハイドロキシ酸よりも低刺激なので、敏感肌にはジャンマリニのスキンザイムマスクのような酵素ベースのマスクがおすすめ。

とても寒い地域に住んでいるなら、冬の角質除去は週1~2回に抑えるのがベスト。「冬は肌が乾燥して水分を失いやすい。論理的に言えば、死んだ皮膚を取り除く一番の方法は角質除去だと考えるところ」 と語るペレド博士はこう続ける。「でも、角質除去によって肌がますます乾燥するかもしれないのが問題」。バンク医学博士によると、夏になれば肌タイプと使用する商品のタイプによって、週2回~毎日でも角質を除去していいそう。

Face, Skin, Lip, Nose, Cheek, Chin, Beauty, Mouth, Finger, Eyelash,

唇のお手入れは出来るだけやさしく。「唇の場合、個人的には洗顔料を角質除去に使うだろう」 と言うバンク博士は、サリチル酸を0.5~2%含む洗顔料で顔と一緒に唇を洗うよう勧めている。かさつきを抑えるには、シアバターをたっぷり含んだリップバームを1日数回使ってみよう。

誰もが知る、腕の後ろのピンクのブツブツは毛包の角化または “鶏皮” と呼ばれるもの。永久に取り除く術はなくても (ウィメンズヘルスでも実験済み)、ピーリングローションで若干なめらかにすることはできる。バンク博士によれば 「皮膚科学の中で最も発見しやすく最も治療が難しい」 という毛包の角化は、毛包を覆い隠す細胞が表面化し、自然と剥がれ落ちない状態を指す。

「ニキビみたいに聞こえるけど、その背景にあるのはオイリー肌ではなく乾燥した敏感肌なのが問題なので、刺激を与えすぎないように気を付けないと」。皮膚科では、グリコール酸15% (最高濃度) のローションを処方してもらえるそう。このローションをサリチル酸のボディウォッシュと併用したり、シャワーを浴びながらヘチマスポンジを使ったりすることで効果が見られるケースもある。

ひじと膝

「皮膚が少し分厚い部位では、ケミカルピーリングではなく、ヘチマスポンジやナッツなどを含んだスクラブを使った角質除去を試してみるといい」 とバンク博士。「何事もそうであるように、スクラブも少量で十分。たくさん使えば効果が上がるとは限らない」。シャワーで角質を除去したら、タオルで軽く水気を吸い取り (完全に乾かさないのがポイント)、水分を肌に閉じ込めるべく保湿クリームを。

手と足

Nail, Footwear, Pink, Foot, Toe, Leg, Ankle, Shoe, Human leg, Finger,

手足の硬い皮膚の角質除去にピッタリの成分が尿素。バンク博士いわく、40%という非常に高い濃度のローションも手に入るそう。「角質除去と同時に保湿もしてくれる便利な成分。特に冬には手足の皮膚が乾燥して硬くなる場合、水分補給のために水分子を引き込むと同時に角質を取り除いてくれる尿素がとても重宝する」

DIYで角質除去

キッチンで低刺激のスクラブを作ってみよう。「敏感肌の角質除去には、砂糖とハチミツを混ぜて」 とペレド博士。バンク博士によると、コーヒーの粉もマイルドな角質除去に使えるそう。アスピリン (サリチル酸を含む鎮痛剤) を潰して自家製角質除去剤を作ってもいい。

※この記事は、アメリカ版ウィメンズヘルスから翻訳されました。

Text:Christina Heiser Translation:Ai Igamoto Photo:Getty Images

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The GHD Glide Straightening Hot Brush

13-10-2020 · 4 ghd Glide tips from ghd's hair expert, Zoe Irwin. For short fringes, 'brush from underneath your fringe and gently lift outwards and upwards …

13-10-2020

If you've been eyeing up the ghd Glide hot brush ever since it launched (and if you have, we can't blame you), then top news: as part of Amazon Prime Day it's currently discounted by £45.01. The cult frizz-taming tool is now £93.99, reduced from its original price of £139.

Designed to make it look as if you were born with sleek AF hair, the brush works on many different hair types: From straight, to wavy, kinky, afro and more coarse curl textures.

So, what is the ghd Glide Hot Brush?

A straightening tool in the form of a hair brush, the brush heats up to 185ºC and is complete with both short and long bristles.

The idea is that the tool can quickly smooth down and re-zhuzh second day hair, giving you some extra glam and minutes in bed. Winning.

WH digital editor Amy Lane tried the brush out on her post-workout hair and found that while it was heavier to handle than a normal brush, it's 'excellent to fight against second-day frizz.' Consider us sold, Ames.

Amy's top tip: 'Do brush your hair before using the brush, because while it does have bristles, these aren’t the type that can be dragged through knotty hair – you'll find yourself in a tangle fairly quickly.'

And whilst it wasn't a magic bullet to cure all of Amy's hair woes, shs was mega impressed with the fact that when she did a 'curved motion to create a soft inward bounce at the front, it worked!'

Can the ghd straightening brush replace your normal straighteners?

Long story short: No. Because it's not a straightener. The action of clamping two equally hot plates to your hair and straightening down is very different to brushing through strands with a heated brush. Plus, you can't create the big curls or mermaid waves with this brush that you would with a straightener.

That said, if you want to tidy up some bedhead, get out jarring kinks causes by hair ties or refresh a day-old blow dry, this absolutely is the tool for you.

4 ghd Glide tips from ghd's hair expert, Zoe Irwin

  • For short fringes, 'brush from underneath your fringe and gently lift outwards and upwards to give a soft rounded fringe,' says Irwin.
  • 'For longer fringes brush from the top of the hair and smooth to the sides, before you reach the end curve the brush back around on itself to create a flick effect.'
  • If you have short hair, the Glide Hot Brush may be perfect for you as it's great for adding volume to choppy styles. 'Work GHD glide through the side sections and place the brush underneath hair and lift in a rounded motion to add volume to shorter cropped styles,' says Irwin.
  • For long hair, Irwin suggests 'to create volume from the crown by lifting up hair and dividing it in sections before straightening'.

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