This week on Goop, Gwyneth Paltrow dedicated her lifestyle publication to all things sex. Aptly titled The Sex Issue, the edition explored a range of topics from "How to Have (Good) Casual Sex" to "The Thrill of Dating in Your 40s—and Beyond." Vogue Australia sifted through the stories to compile an abridged list of tips to improve your sex life in a mindful, Goop-approved way. From instilling ethics and equality into bedroom territory to unpacking taboo subjects in a matter-of-fact manner, Paltrow serves up a compelling guide for having great sex in an empowering way. We've highlighted some of our favorite tips below.
Learn about orgasm equality. Paltrow's Goop guidebook to sex celebrates meeting your own needs in your journey to share pleasure with someone else. "Expressing your sexuality would be having a true understanding of your body, your wants, needs, desires, limits, capacity for joy, and being able to communicate that to a partner."
Watch ethical porn. Also termed "mindful porn," this category considers whether "performers are paid a fair wage for their work, treated with dignity and respect, not expected to engage in acts against their will, and where sexuality is recognized as a diverse, individual experience," as explained by authorDavid J. Ley, PhD, who equates this conscientious consumption with choosing fair-trade coffee.
Enjoy dating—at any age. Goop devotes a whole article to exploring the joys of dating as we get older. "We are pre-programmed to feel desire, to connect with others, to fall in love (and I don't just mean one time, with one person)," explains relationship expert Suzannah Galland. "This doesn't disappear with age."
Now discover the number one resolution to adopt for a better sex life.