No matter how many times I swear I'm going to try something new in bed, whenever it's time to get down to business, I almost always fall back on the same old, go-to, popular sex positions. Not that there's anything wrong with knowing what you like and what works for you in bed — that's actually a good thing! But if you want to increase your sexual satisfaction even further, you have to be open-minded and willing to experiment a little. When you and your partner know exactly what feels good, though, it can be difficult to get ~sexually creative~ and think of new things to try — which is why it's helpful to get some inspo from other sources.
A new study from Lovely — a sex toy and app that learns what couples like in bed, and then suggests new positions and techniques for them to try — analyzed user data to figure out exactly what the average American couple's sex life looks like. According to Lovely’s US 2017 Sexual Satisfaction Study, it seems Americans are pretty content with their sex lives: the 432 couples who participated in the study (including 12 gay couples) rated their sex lives at an average of 70 out of 100 points. But, while it's encouraging that most people are generally happy with their love lives, it's always possible to take your sex life to a new level.
“[The best way for couples to increase their sexual satisfaction is to] communicate their true desires in a better way," Jakub Konik, CEO of Lovely Inc, tells Bustle. "You need to know what your partner desires in order to fulfill their desires, and vice-versa. It's not always easy, because people might feel shy or might think that 'it is what it is,' but being open with your partner and trying new things you both desire is the best way to enhance your sexual satisfaction.”