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Conversation with Carlos O'Leary

Women are turning their IUDs into jewelry and people are eating mints to freshen up their blowjob skills.

In this week's episode of The Quickie our host, Carlos O'Leary, takes on these hot topics—and more—that have the social media world abuzz.

We also explore, in this episode, research indicating heterosexual women are having fewer orgasms during sex. While the cause of this orgasm gap varies for each person, experts suggest a lack of sexual satisfaction may likely stem from relationship or intimacy issues. For some couples, the solution is simple: better intimacy leads to more orgasms.

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TikTok is the birthplace of all sorts of new trends—from rollerskating to dipping your testicles in soy sauce to see if you can taste with your balls (Spoiler alert: you can't). Now, another trend is floating around our TikTok feeds: Vagina-having TikTokers making necklaces out of their IUDs.

I'm Carlos O'Leary and this is The Quickie.

In case you aren't familiar, an IUD—which stands for the intrauterine device (IUD)—is a small T-shaped contraceptive implant inserted into a person's uterus to prevent pregnancy. Although the initial insertion can be more painful and uncomfortable than sitting through your friend's improv show, IUDs are effective for anywhere between 5 and 12 years, during which you don't even have to think about it.

Now, as we're seeing on TikTok, women are even making necklaces out of their IUDs! Critics are calling it the best reuse of contraception since some people began making animal balloons from condoms.

Speaking of TikTok trends, here's one with oral dividends. Flintts Mouthwatering Mints‚ quick-dissolving mints designed to treat dry mouth by promoting saliva production‚ are being touted—of course—as a game-changer for oral sex.

These so-nicknamed DSMs—"Dick-Sucking Mints—work by kicking your salivary glands into high gear, instantly transforming you into a drippy, drooling Pavlov's Dog. Which is great, because when it comes to oral sex, that Super Soaker commercial from the '90s had it right: "Wetter is better!"

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Lastly, we'll talk about an elusive subject of controversy that has baffled the vagina-less for millennia: the female orgasm. This air of mystery is due, in part, to the fact that it's been studied far less than the male orgasm: maybe because it's not directly involved in reproduction, or maybe because the research field is dominated by males who wear their phones on belt clips.

The female orgasm can be a difficult thing to put your finger on—pun intended :) —with research confirming that (and you're not going to believe this) heterosexual women are the demographic having the least number of orgasms during sex.

The reasons behind the so-called "orgasm gap" are many, including problems with physical stimulation, contextual issues, and even problems with your relationships.

According to a 2019 study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine, how "satisfied" you are in your relationship has a strong correllation with how satisfied you are with your partnered—and even solo—sexual activities.

This confirms our long-held suspicions: better intimacy equals more orgasms! 

Yes, when it comes to improving your sex life, strengthening your relationship is probably more effective than buying a waterbed, spreading rose petals about the bedroom and playing Marvin Gaye's iconic "Sexual Healing"—combined.

That's our show! For more on the female orgasm, dick-sucking mints, and more, visit Giddy at getmegiddy.com—the world's largest resource for sexual health reporting.

Until next time, I'm Carlos O'Leary and this has been The Quickie.

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