The Rules of Being Good at Sex


This Vice article by Grant Stoddard lays out five universal bedroom truths for good sex. Find an excerpt below, then the full piece here:

“Generalizing about what makes someone “good in bed” is tricky. Simply put, what people find fulfilling and satisfying varies widely from person to person. There are, however, a number of things those described as good in bed tend to do. We know this because research has shown a correlation between seemingly instinctual elements of their game and their partners’ level of sexual satisfaction. I say seemingly instinctual because they may have just yanked their moves from an article very much like this one. Regardless, the effects are pretty much the same: a better sex life and a happier partner. Interestingly, giving and getting great sex is linked to a number of positive outcomes not related to fucking—including more satisfying relationships, higher wages, better health and a lower probability of mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. If all that appeals to you, then you may want to read on to ensure you’re hitting all your beats.”