Articles written by: Pat N. Diaz

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Kinky Film Series in Review: Wetlands

Wetlands (2013), originally premiered at the Locarno International Film Festival in 2013 and then went on to the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. If you’ve heard of the film, it’s either because you recognize the Charlotte Roche novel on which it is based, Feuchtgebiete, or you are like me and have […]

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Kinky Film Series in Review: Secretary, an alternative to Fifty Shades

“Who’s to say that love needs to be soft and gentle?” Truer words were never spoken. This is just one of the memorable quotes from our kinky film of the week. This week we will take a look at the sado-masochistic office romance portrayed in the 2002 film Secretary, adapted […]

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Kinky Film Series in Review: Histoire d’O

After the release of the highly anticipated film 50 Shades of Grey, we here at the Happy Trail want to recognize other films that have pushed kinky boundaries in the theater. For the next four weeks, I will be dedicating my articles to reviews of groundbreaking movies that are known […]

Phone Sex Spices Up Relationships
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Phone Sex Spices Up Relationships

Phone sex: let’s talk about aural sex, baby. It can be awkward. It can be challenging. It can be creative. It can also be steamy in a way that in-person sex might not be. “I think of phone sex like eating a donut,” junior Kermit the Frog said. “I will […]

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PUBIC HAIR: NEW TREND OR PASSING FAD?

So, is the bush back en vogue? Whether it’s style, statement or just pure laziness, it would seem that the beaver got its fur back. In 2000, when the episode of “Sex and the City” entitled “Sex and Another City” aired where Carrie Bradshaw got her first below-the-belt wax from […]

Pillow talk exposes vulnerabilities, increases bonds
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Pillow talk exposes vulnerabilities, increases bonds

‘Tis (almost) the season to rely on snuggling with a sexual partner for warmth: winter. In the colder months, scholar Jed Diamond found that testosterone levels decrease in both men and women, resulting in a lowered sex drive. This could mean that there will be less boning in your relational […]

Having an orgasm in front of someone else has proven to be a fear for many.
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Intimacy tainted by fear

During a sexual encounter, at least one person is expected to have an orgasm. However, a study published by Stanford and Indiana University in the book Families as They Really Are, revealed that male-bodied people are twice as likely to have an orgasm during sex than female-bodied folks. Particularly during […]

Pick your poison: Lubricants come in dozens of different varieties to spice up your sex life alone or with partners.
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Lubricants assist sexploits

Lube: what is it good for? Absolutely everything. I mean it; lube is highly under-utilized. Personal lubricants are one of the best and most important tools to have ready in your sex drawer arsenal. Not only that, you can use lube, particularly silicone lube, for non-sex related things from taming […]

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G-spot may or may not exist, study finds

“O G-spot, G-spot, where art thou, G-spot?” Everyone is in search to find the G-spot. Although there are countless books, articles, videos and gadgets aimed at helping people find the G-spot, there is still debate as to whether or not it actually exists. While some people claim that they have […]

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Dirty talk sparks debate on respect in the bedroom

Usually silence is golden, although not always in the bedroom. Some people think that they need to buy a new product in order to make their sex life exciting, but there is often an easy fix: dirty talk. Dirty talk does not have to be an art form, it can […]