Sexuality: the main sexual trends of 2022

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What’s accepted and expected in the bedroom is constantly changing, and it’s no different as we head into 2022. Here’s a look at the trends.

It’s no secret that opinions on sexuality and sex are changing, but how do attitudes look for the coming year?

Love honey just released its Sexual Trends 2022 report, and it looks like ethics has officially entered the bedroom (and it’s about time).

Sextoys respectful of the environment.

The well-being of our planet is an increasingly hot topic (sorry, bad pun), and as people have searched for more eco-friendly options in their wardrobes and closets for some time, we now expect the same from our sex toys.

Consumers are increasingly aware of the manufacturing processes and chemicals used for intimate products. As a result, lubricants, vintage products and sex toys are increasingly marketed under stricter environmental standards.

“For many, eco-friendly sex means going with toys that are rechargeable and made with high-quality materials that last for years, if not decades,” says Dr. Jessica O’Reilly, sex therapist and relationship expert. .

Sexual well-being is becoming more and more inclusive.

Societal stereotypes and prejudices have traditionally excluded certain groups from openly exploring their sexual pleasure, but that is starting to change.

“Historically, disability services have not included an open discussion about sexual development and pleasure in their offering to clients,” explained Christine Rafe, Sexual and Relationship Therapist (and Lovehoney Group Sexual Wellness Expert ).

Fortunately, with a more widespread acceptance of sexually positive education and the promotion of sexual wellness products and services, we are starting to see these conversations encouraged within the disability sector. “

Royal Rehab Sexuality Service Team Leader Candice Care-Unger agrees and believes this is driving change in the market.

“The demand will drive fantastic new advancements in adaptive sex technology in the years to come that will make pleasure more accessible.”

Masturbation as a Pain Relief Tool.

It’s no secret that masturbating is a fun time, but the latest studies show it’s a great form of pain relief too.

The pleasure of the Womanizer brand conducted a study in 2020 to find out if masturbation could relieve menstrual pain. The answer was a big yes.

A good 90 percent of study participants would recommend masturbation for period pain, and in fact, almost half of them (42 percent) would recommend it over medication.

Additionally, 70 percent of respondents felt that regular masturbation had a lasting impact on reducing pain intensity over a period of time.

Ethical non-monogamy is on the rise.

More and more people are moving away from the traditional ideals of a relationship. Ethical non-monogamy is an umbrella term that many types of non-traditional relationships fall under, including polyamory, swingers or open marriages, and their appeal continues to grow.

Even in monogamous relationships, couples adopt a more liberal and diverse relationship structure.

“The perspective on what a ‘successful’ relationship is is changing,” says Rafe.

“People are starting to pay more attention to happiness at the individual level.

“That’s not to say that long-term monogamous relationships can’t meet all of a person’s needs (with ongoing communication, respect and learning), but I see people starting to question the concept of a “one” person.

“There is a tremendous amount of power and freedom in creating our own version of relationship (s), one that allows for maximum connection, pleasure and pleasure. “

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