We’re sex therapists – this is what men and women REALLY want in bed and the phrase that instantly turns men off 0 218

WHEN it comes to good sex this couple know what they are doing.

Asa Baav and David Chambers, who have been together for two years, run sex and relationship courses across the globe.

Asa Baav and David Chambers have been together for two years The couple run sex and relationship courses across the globe

The duo, who are both qualified intimacy coaches, hold couples sessions as well as 1-2-1 courses with men and women.

David, 37, started coaching ten years ago while Asa began in 2019.

They also run lots of workshops and say there are several mistakes we all make when we are trying to please our partners.

Asa, 35, says: “As intimacy coaches we are always exploring new things, such as tantra and BDSM, and we pass on our new-found knowledge to those we teach.”

Just in time for Valentine’s, Asa and David tell GEORGIE CULLEY the top turn-ons for women and men.

For men

Understanding and compassion – don’t say: “Is it me?”

AROUND 52 per cent of men experience some form of erectile dysfunction (ED) in their life. He might feel like he has failed at being a good lover or a good man and this can affect his self-esteem in and out of the bedroom. The last thing he wants to hear is: “Do you not find me attractive?”

The fact that he is suffering from erectile dysfunction has nothing to do with how attractive you are. In fact he might be feeling stressed and anxious – these are the two biggest killers of erections – because he finds you so attractive and he wants to please you. Understanding and compassion if and when this happens is key. He will appreciate it, and so will your sex life.

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Someone who says what they want

WOMEN can feel embarrassed to open up about their deepest desires but it can be incredibly sexy to let a man know what you want in bed. Remember, as nervous as you may be about saying what you would really like, being a man and having to guess what you like is almost impossible.

Men often feel nervous about buying sex education books or going to workshops due to being judged by the people there or, worse still, by their friends.

Foreplay and pleasing you

SOMETIMES women wrongly think all we care about is climaxing and can rush the sex to please us – or spend ages performing foreplay on us but not let us return the favour.

Perhaps they feel too vulnerable to let themselves go and let us explore their body. But we love taking our time and pleasing you – your pleasure is just as important to us as ours and it’s a huge turn-on to know you’re enjoying sex.

Cuddles before and after sex

A LOT of women think men just want to jump into bed and rush sex but we actually love the build-up too.

For many men I work with, it’s really arousing to be touched, caressed and held. We like to feel your softness and gentleness and love cuddles before, during and after sex.

Someone open to trying new things

A LOT of men like trying new things, and this need for excitement doesn’t stop at the bedroom. We also like to mix up positions and experiment with sex toys. We don’t just want you to lie there and take one for the team, we want you to instigate new moves or positions too.

Some men might want to try a sex party too. As a couple, you don’t have to join in – you can just soak up the atmosphere. A lot of men are scared to open up to their partners about their true fantasies in case they’re mocked or misunderstood.

Compliments and feedback

IT’S easy to forget that men like to feel desired and feel sexy too. Sometimes women can forget to compliment their man and make him feel good about himself. I frequently speak to men who have never thought they were sexy or desired in their relationships and felt shunned or like a nuisance.

When your partner looks hot, tell him. When he does something in bed that feels good, tell him. It’ll help your bond in and out of the bedroom.

Body confidence is key

THERE’S a lot of pressure on women to look a certain way. Women are constantly comparing themselves to other women and worrying about their cellulite or the size of their boobs.

When women don’t feel body confident they want to have sex with the lights off or cover up. But men aren’t looking at your wobbly bits – we don’t even notice them. We are just thrilled to see you naked and love everything about you.
It’s incredibly sexy for a woman – no matter her shape or size – to be confident.

For Women

Definitely NOT sex that lasts for ever

NEWSFLASH – women do not like penetrative sex that goes on for hours on end.
Unfortunately most fellas get their sex education from mainstream porn, which wrongly portrays “good” sex as lasting for ever.

In fact, about 75 per cent of women will never reach orgasm from intercourse alone – which is why foreplay is extremely important. Spend at least ten to 20 minutes on touching, teasing or using a sex toy on her before moving on to penetrative sex.

Someone not worried about size

MOST men are obsessed with the size of their penis and think all women desire large ones.

Studies have found that the average erect penis length is between five and six inches, but put your ruler away and focus on what really makes you a great lover – her pleasure.

Focus on clitoral stimulation and incorporating sex toys to help her over the finishing line. If you’re really concerned over your size, try the reverse cowgirl, where the girl sits on top, facing away. This position gives you complete control over penetration depth and speed.

Not to be rushed to climax

WOMEN are less likely to orgasm if they feel pressured, studies show. Comments such as: “Are you there yet?” put us off and will create stress, causing our cortisol levels to rise and inhibiting our chances of orgasm.

Just as we like to know you are enjoying it when we are performing foreplay on you or having sex, so do we. So make us feel relaxed and that you’ve got all the time in the world for us.

Stimulation of the seven erogenous zones

DON’T guess what your sexual partner likes in bed, ask her.

Just like men, we like variety too, and new positions. But too often we go straight to the sex, so instead explore her whole body.

There are seven surprising erogenous zones that can really turn a woman on – the inner wrist, the nape of the neck, her bum, the scalp, behind the knees, her feet and even her ear lobe. If you stimulate the erogenous zones during foreplay you will increase her chances of orgasm.

Emotional intimacy

GREAT sex starts out of the bedroom. You need to turn on our minds before you start on our bodies. Women need to feel safe and have an emotional bond to fully trust their sexual partner and let themselves go.

Create a safe space for your partner and allow her to open up and trust you. Ask her how she’s feeling after sex and hold her.

This also means you have to be vulnerable too. If you want her to open up to you, you must do the same. When communication breaks down within couples, their sex lives suffer, so it’s important to keep checking in with one another.

Sexual confidence and honesty

SEXUAL confidence is contagious. You don’t need to look like Brad Pitt or have a gym-honed body to drive us wild in the bedroom.

Research shows men who are self-assured are more attractive to women. So many women have said to me they’d love their partners to open up about their fantasies and ask them what their fantasies are as well. The breakdown in communication is a big issue for lots of couples, as David has the same complaints from men too.

Mobile phone-free zones

WOMEN want to feel worshipped, to know we’ve got your full attention and you’re not distracted by your phone or work emails.

True pleasure comes when couples are giving one another their full attention. Eye contact, passionate kissing, firm hugs and lots of genuine compliments are some of the biggest turn-ons and let her know she’s got your full attention.

© 2019 Mervyn Reid-Nelson, All Rights Reserved David, 37, started coaching ten years ago[/caption] Olivia WestAsa says you don’t need to look like Brad Pitt or have a gym-honed body to drive women wild in the bedroom[/caption]

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Porn and Mental Health: The Challenges and Strategies for Coping in the Industry 0 178

Pornography is a billion-dollar industry that has gained widespread popularity across the globe. However, while it may be a source of entertainment for some, the industry can be challenging for performers’ mental health. The pressure to perform and meet the expectations of producers and viewers can take a toll on performers’ mental wellbeing. In this article, we’ll explore the challenges that the porn industry poses to mental health and strategies for coping with them.

The Challenges

  1. Stigma and Shame

The porn industry is still stigmatized, and performers can face a lot of shame and judgment from society. This can lead to a lot of stress and anxiety, making it difficult for performers to seek help and support when needed.

  1. Pressure to Perform

Performers in the porn industry are expected to meet certain expectations and perform at their best every time. This pressure can be overwhelming and can lead to feelings of inadequacy and low self-esteem.

  1. Isolation and Loneliness

Performing in the porn industry can be a lonely experience, with performers spending long hours on set or on their own, away from friends and family. This can lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness, which can take a toll on mental health.

  1. Trauma and Abuse

The porn industry is not immune to issues such as sexual harassment, assault, and exploitation. Performers may experience these traumatic events, leading to conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression.

Strategies for Coping

Seek Professional Help

Performers in the porn industry should seek professional help and support when they need it. There are many therapists and counselors who specialize in working with performers in the industry and can help with issues such as anxiety, depression, and trauma.

Practice Self-Care

Self-care is crucial for performers in the porn industry. Taking breaks when needed, exercising, and practicing mindfulness and meditation can help performers manage stress and promote mental wellbeing.

Surround Yourself with Supportive People

Having a supportive network of friends, family, and colleagues can make a big difference in performers’ mental health. Surrounding yourself with people who understand the challenges of the industry and offer non-judgmental support can help performers cope with the stresses of the job.

Address Trauma and Abuse

Performers who have experienced trauma and abuse in the industry should seek support and address these issues head-on. This may involve therapy, reporting incidents to the authorities, and taking legal action if necessary.


The porn industry poses significant challenges to performers’ mental health, from stigma and shame to pressure to perform and trauma and abuse. However, with the right strategies, performers can cope with these challenges and maintain good mental wellbeing. Seeking professional help, practicing self-care, surrounding yourself with supportive people, and addressing trauma and abuse are just a few strategies that can help performers in the porn industry maintain good mental health.

Navigating Consent and Boundaries in the Porn Industry: A Guide for Newcomers 0 165

Consent and boundaries are crucial aspects of the porn industry, and it’s essential for newcomers to understand how to navigate these issues. In this article, we’ll provide a guide for those who are new to the industry on how to approach consent and boundaries in a professional and respectful manner.

First and foremost, it’s important to understand that consent is always required in the porn industry. This means that every actor must give explicit and enthusiastic consent to any sexual act that is portrayed on camera. Consent can be given verbally or non-verbally, but it must always be clear and enthusiastic.

In order to ensure that consent is obtained, communication is key. Actors should have open and honest conversations with their scene partners and the director prior to filming. They should discuss what they are comfortable with and what their boundaries are, as well as any specific instructions or concerns.

It’s also important for actors to feel empowered to set their own boundaries and to speak up if they feel uncomfortable or unsafe during filming. This means that if an actor does not want to perform a particular act or if they feel that their boundaries are being pushed, they have the right to stop the scene and speak to the director about their concerns.

It’s also essential for actors to be aware of their own physical and emotional limits. This means that they should take breaks as needed, communicate with their scene partner and director about any discomfort or pain, and engage in self-care practices to ensure that they are physically and emotionally prepared for the demands of the job.

Finally, it’s important for actors to have a support system in place. This can include talking to other actors who have experience in the industry, seeking out counseling or therapy, and having trusted friends and family members who can provide emotional support.

Navigating consent and boundaries in the porn industry can be challenging, but it’s an essential part of maintaining a safe and respectful work environment. By following these guidelines, newcomers to the industry can ensure that they are approaching these issues in a professional and responsible manner.

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