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Slightly gross but totally normal stuff that can happen during sex

It’ll come as no surprise to you that we think sex is great however you want to do it, whomever you want to do it with (as long as it’s consensual). But it does bring its fair share of awkward moments, and to pretend otherwise is not doing any of us any favors. If we were to get all of our knowledge and expectations about sex from watching mainstream porn, we’d think there were never any mishaps or actual human bodies involved, but that ain’t real, kids! Bodies do weird stuff and they’re a little bit gross! And that’s fine, and sex is still great, and you still look good doing it. So here are just seven of the many, many slightly gross but completely normal things that happen during sex:

How to follow up after a great first date

Dating can take you on an emotional rollercoaster—the high of matching with someone, the low of realizing you’ll probably have to leave your house to meet them, then the high of a first meeting that goes well, but then the low of replaying every weird thing you said. It’s a lot. We’ve got some tips for you to make the whole thing easier. Here’s how to follow up after going on a great first date: