The skill of reading body language might seem old school given lots of people hook up on screen rather than in person.
But at some point - at this stage anyway - there will still be that moment when you both meet in the flesh and size each other up.
That's when you realise being able to read the sexual signals bodies send is mighty handy.
Does your Tinder date approve of the real life version of you?
Body language is what will answer that question.
Is your workmate just being super friendly or is she hinting she wants you to ask her out?
Despite bosses trying desperately to dampen work place romances, they still happen - and always will.
But in today's politically charged #MeToo world, you need to be careful who you chat up and flirt with.
Being able to ascertain whether or not she's giving you a green light to even suggest something other than friendship could save you more than a potentially awkward situation.
As always with body language, use the 'rule of four' - look for at least four positive signs, happening simultaneously - and always apply bucket loads of logic before assuming anything.
After that, it's all good news if...
Legend has it men make the first move while women - sweet, passive, delicate little flowers that we are - wait patiently to be chosen.
What a load of bollocks.
Women have always made the first move and orchestrated the pace, flow and direction of romantic relationships.
Masters of intuition and emotional manipulation, adept at body language, able to gauge the emotional temperature of a room quicker than our nipples stiffen in a breeze, you can bet your next G & T, if he's on his way over, armed with courage and a chat-up line, you were the one who lured him there.
Women choose from no less than 52 moves to show men they're interested.
The average bloke chooses from a maximum of 10 to attract a female.
(There's a distinct lack of research on the flirting signals gay men and lesbians send but I'd say most adapt the basics to what suits them and their target - so use a mix of both genders.)
The average female is usually quite good at deciphering body language.
Just in case you're not, here's a crash course.
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No time, no energy, no real desire to do it. These are just some of the excuses we drag out to explain why sex is put on the backburner. But there is a way to get past those sexual sticking points. This is the last in a series of three blogs to help you get things moving again. Here's Part 1 and Part 2 in case you missed them.
No time, bored or simply can’t be bothered? These are just some of the excuses we drag out to explain why sex is put on the backburner.
But there is a way to get past those sexual sticking points.
This is the second in a series of three blogs to help you get things moving again. Read the first one here
No time, bored or simply can’t be bothered? These are just some of the excuses we drag out to explain why sex is put on the backburner. But there is a way to get past those sexual sticking points. This is the first in a series of three blogs to help you get things moving again.
Own a penis?
Usually, if the answer is yes, my next line is lucky you - especially when it comes to orgasms.
Most men orgasm easily during intercourse, making couple sex one hell of a lot more satisfying.
But if you're a millennial man, owning a penis is turning out to be a source of anxiety rather than something to be smug about.
I'm disturbed by the results of a Superdrug Online Doctor survey that found 27 per cent of millennial men have looked into ED treatments.
One in four men visiting their doctor for the first time with erection problems are now under 40.
There's HUGE pressure on men to over-perform in the bedroom - and it's impacting your self-esteem.
The study of 1200 Europeans and Americans is one of the first to look at men's relationship with their erections and what they think about penis size.
Stressed is the answer to both those questions.
Or - more accurately - unnecessarily stressed.
There's good news for all you young men feeling inadequate and anxious about your sex life.
Read on for reassurance!
Own a penis?
Congratulations: you’ll orgasm through intercourse around 80 per cent of the time.
Own a vulva?
Bad news - less than one in four women always orgasm through vaginal intercourse.
Why the orgasm gap?
Well, whoever designed the female body, put the clitoris outside the vagina. Given clitoral stimulation is responsible for almost all female orgasms, this is not helpful.
This series of posts are designed to make sure you’re getting the most out of all the sex toys you own. All too often they get relegated to one purpose: what they’re best for.
While every sex toy does have a prime purpose, they’re all far more versatile than you think.
Here’s some fresh new ideas to help you make the most of your sex toys so you get maximum value and pleasure out of every purchase!