25 things all girls should know about sex by 25
Practical advice included
By 25 you feel like you should've hit some pretty big milestones in life. Like getting a promotion, paying for your phone bill, moving out and understanding what the tax code on your payslip actually means. You should know who your real friends are, how many drinks will cause a hangover and the types of boys you should avoid on Tinder at all costs.
But if there's one thing which shouldn't be happening at 25, it's bad sex. By then, you want to know exactly what makes you come, how a guy's gonna do it and should own at least one sex toy. Here's the 25 things all girls should know about sex by 25:
1. YOUR ORGASM IS AS IMPORTANT AS HIS
When you first started having sex it felt like the main event was the man coming, the man getting close and basically him having a good time – but that shouldn’t be the case. Sex is about both of you getting pleasure, so if you’re shagging someone who isn’t putting the time in to make sure you climax also, bin him.
2. SEX ISN'T HOW IT IS IN PORNOS, SO STOP FAKING IT AND MAKING LOUD PORN STAR NOISES IF YOU'RE NOT ACTUALLY FEELING IT
“OH YEAH BABY, HARDER, HARDER, FUCK ME HARDER!” – girl, it’s unnecessary for you to feel like you should be doing this just because some 40-year-old woman in the Nevada Desert is doing it. Boys see right through it, they know the noises aren't genuine, and you know it’s not genuine. Save noises for when you actually feel it, that way he knows what you like and what feels good.
3. SOMETIMES IT'S OKAY TO FAKE AN ORGASM EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE
Never get into the habit of having fake orgasms all the time – it just means when you’re actually having an orgasm the guy doesn’t know what he’s done to get you there. But sometimes you might be a bit tired during sex and having a fake orgasm means it’ll end sooner – which is fine to do.
4. FINGER YOURSELF
Whether you're bored, stressed or sexually frustrated, you should definitely be fingering yourself. Get to know your body, what feels good and what doesn't – just have a lil you time. Some girls find using toys, lube or watching porn helps get them in the mood.
5. IT IS NORMAL TO WANT SEX AND TO LIKE HAVING SEX, SO DON'T BE ASHAMED OF IT
For too long we’ve been made to think a girl is slutty for enjoying sex. That if a girl has slept with 20 people she’s gross and "not girlfriend material", but if a guy has he’s a legend and “one of the boys”. Wrong – we can enjoy having sex whether that’s through fingering ourselves or sleeping with 100s of people.
6. MORNING SEX IS RARELY SEXY SO DON'T LET HIM MAKE YOU FEEL GUILTY ABOUT NOT BEING IN THE MOOD
His dick will always be hard in the morning but that doesn’t mean you have to do anything about it.
7. BUY A SEX TOY
Not only is it great for you for when you want some alone time, it’s fun for you and your partner during sex. Once you buy one vibrator you won't stop.
8. IT'S ACTUALLY REALLY HARD TO COME VIA PENETRATIVE SEX
It can take ages for a woman to come through penetrative sex, with only 20 per cent actually able to do so from no clitoral stimulation, so don’t freak out thinking you’re abnormal if you’re not getting there. The clit however should always be able to get you off – so get acquainted as to what feels good. Always go slow first in small circular or "up and down" motions, then build up the speed and pressure once you’re getting into it.
9. WATCHING PORN IS NOT A SIN
Everyone’s doing it, trust me.
10. IF YOU'RE SLEEPING WITH A SET MENU FUCKBOY, CHUCK HIM
The set menu fuckboy is the guy who does the same things in bed every single time. They have a routine which they swear by, because it always gets them to climax, but probably doesn’t take you into consideration. For example, he might always kiss you for five minutes, finger for two, go down for three (but doesn’t even use his tongue) and then shags in the same two positions before coming way before you were reaching an orgasm. These boys have one agenda, and it’s not making you come, so get rid!
11. HOW MUCH HAIR YOU HAVE ON YOUR VAG IS UP TO YOU
As you get older, you realise that how much hair you have really doesn’t matter. Like seriously think about it, why do you spend £30 a month having hot wax poured on your vagina, or wake up 10 minutes earlier than usual so you can hack at your vag with a shit razor? If the answer is “my boyfriend likes it” and it’s not because YOU like it, then you need to reassess. Good boys don’t care either way.
12. BE VOCAL WITH WHAT FEELS GOOD AND IS TURNING YOU ON
Never be embarrassed to guide a guy on how to finger you, what to do when he’s licking you out and basically how to make you come. They want to know what turns a girl on to make you come – they don’t want to be faced with your vagina licking around completely clueless.
13. NEVER ABANDON THE CLIT DURING SEX
Essential for the best orgasm. If you're on top, get him to place his hand flat on himself so your clit rubs against it when your riding him. When spooning, either get him to reach around or just do it yourself. Guys won’t ever get annoyed you’re getting yourself off during sex – they love it. Plus, it’s hot.
14. DON'T FEEL YOU HAVE TO CONSTANTLY DEEP-THROAT WHEN GIVING A BLOW JOB
Again, real life isn’t a porno, instead you can have a lot of fun teasing when giving a blowjob. Like give the bottom half of his dick a handjob whilst you suck the top half – the top of the penis has the most nerves, so this means you won’t be gagging the whole time.
15. CLENCHING YOUR FIST WHEN GIVING A BLOW JOB ACTUALLY STOPS GAGGING
Idk what voodoo or science there is behind this, but thanks to whoever made this knowledge known.
16. PERIOD SEX IS TOTALLY NATURAL AND NOT SOME STUPID TABOO
Obviously it’s up to you if you want to do it, but having sex on your period shouldn’t been seen as this gross thing like you probably thought it was in secondary school. Bleeding, like coming, sweating and any other bodily fluid which is present during sex, is totally normal. Plus if you’ve got a medium flow that day it’s not like your sheets or his dick are going to look like a crime scene, there will probably be a small amount of blood maximum.
17. ALWAYS STOP HAVING SEX IF IT'S HURTING RATHER THAN CARRYING ON FOR HIS SAKE
Don’t feel like you should just stick it out if you’re sore and it’s feeling a bit rough. It’s okay to just stop and take a minute or 20 or just stop altogether. The guy’s orgasm is not worth you being in pain or uncomfortable, plus if he’s really that desperate he can go wank in the bathroom and you can go make yourself a nice soothing cuppa or a glass of wine.
18. SOMETIMES NEITHER OF YOU WILL BE ABLE TO COME, AND THAT DOESN'T MEAN YOU OR HIM ARE SHIT IN BED
Maybe you’ve drank too much, taken some drugs or either of you are overthinking it. Whichever way, sometimes it’s impossible to come. It's better to just stop rather than aggressively hump for 40 minutes for something which definitely won’t happen. Reassure him it’s all good, because he will feel like he’s failed otherwise which is definitely not the case.
19. GO BETWEEN FOREPLAY AND SEX
Foreplay doesn’t always need to be during the building up stage – it can happen at any time. Like you could be on top then have a break and sit on his face. It doesn’t have to be only thrusting after the fingering, eating out, handjob, blow job stage.
20. IF THEY'RE NOT GOOD AT KISSING, THEY'RE PROBABLY NOT GOING TO BE GOOD IN BED
21. ALWAYS, ALWAYS HAVE A WEE AFTER SEX
Unless you really want a UTI, go to the loo after you have done the deed to get rid of gross bacteria that can cause some pretty uncomfortable infections – cystitis I’m looking at you.
22. GO EASY WITH HIS PENIS – YOU'RE NOT TRYING TO LAUNCH A ROCKET
In the same way you want him to be gentle, don’t tug or suck too hard – one girl gave a guy friction burn and that is NOT sexy.
23. SOME PEOPLE HAVE KINKS, GET OVER IT
Some people are really into BDSM and being a submissive, or dressing up, and that’s totally fine. It can be fun trying out people’s kinks, unless it’s something like beastiality then maybe not.
24. IF HIS DICK SMELLS FUNKY, ABORT THE MISSION
Seriously though, your nose isn't there just for piercings babe, if something smells bad, it probably is and bacteria in your vagina equals a UTI.
25. GUYS HAVE A WEIRD OBSESSION WITH DOING ANAL
Maybe it's part of the male chromosome but guys just have a weird thing for anal and bums and wanting to "try it out". Only do it if you really want and have loads of lube and maybe a butt plug. If he's that into it, you could even slip a cheek finger in his bum during sex – it's a super sensitive area for them.