About Me

I came to the U.S. at age of 12 with my mother. We settled in sunny Florida, which was quite a contrast to Minsk. I have always been fascinated by sex and relationships. Sex Secrets is where I share sex advice, experiences, news, and sometimes a little humor. If you have a question about sex that you prefer not to post in the comments, you can email me at svetlanaivano(at)yahoo.com.

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6 Easy Hacks For Better Sex

This video reveals six easy hacks for better sex.

5 Exercises to Improve a Man’s Sex Life

Working out, from yoga to fast walking, can help men have better sex.

If you’re huffing after walking up a flight of stairs, or straining to pick up something on the floor, then you shouldn’t expect yourself to have a lot of energy in bed.

Dr. Cedric Bryant, chief exercise physiologist at the American Council on Exercise (ACE), said a man’s sexual function is greatly affected by his general health condition. Citing studies, he said that the more you improve your health with physical activity, the better your sex life can be.

Research from American publication “Annals of Internal Medicine,” for one, found that men who were physically active reported better erections with a 30% lower risk of impotence than those who didn’t exercise regularly. Read more

5 Ways to Improve Your Sex Life

Your desires are legitimate. Your request to have your desires fulfilled is legitimate. Sinclair Sexsmith suggest five ways to make it happen.

… Here we are at the beginning of a new year, a natural place to take stock in what we have and what we lack. So that’s my question to you: Do you want to improve your sex life, your connection to yourself, your connections to others? What kind of sex are you having? What kind do you wish you were having? Perhaps you can’t even quite articulate an answer, just feel a bubbling up profound thick YES coming through it all.

Think about this: Read more

7 Foods for Better Sex

Are some foods better than others for fueling good sex? Health.com suggests seven foods you should add to your diet to improve your sex life

If you want to put some sizzle back into your sex life, food can help you set the mood.  There’s nothing better than a romantic, home-cooked dinner, featuring some R-rated foods to help turn up the heat. “There’s a growing body of evidence that some of the vitamins and components in foods can enhance sexual function and sexual experience,” says Jennifer R. Berman, MD, director of the Berman Women’s Wellness Center in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Here are some of the food ingredients (and my own favorite recipes) that have been major players in aphrodisiac history and lore—and also have modern-day science to help back up their claims. Read more

10 Food and Exercise Tips for a Healthier Sex Life

Better sex through diet and exercise? You bet. Eating the right kinds of foods and getting plenty of exercise is just the prescription for a healthier sex life. Here are ten food and exercise tips to help improve your sex life just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Eat Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin seeds are rich in the mineral zinc and may increase testosterone, which increases sexual desire. There are several studies, including one published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, showing that men with sexual dysfunction who were undergoing hemodialysis and receiving zinc had an improvement in potency, libido and frequency of intercourse not found in the placebo group. While there has not been a direct link to an improved libido in the average person, pumpkin seeds are certainly worth a try. In addition to zinc, they’re loaded with manganese, magnesium, iron, copper, vitamin K and protein. One ounce has 158 calories, 8.57 grams of protein, 1.7 grams of fiber and almost 25 percent of the recommend daily value for iron. Pumpkin seeds also have plant sterols that can help to fight cancer and reduce the risk of heart disease.

Include Spinach
It’s loaded with magnesium, which is helpful for energy, relaxes the muscles and soothes the nerves, making us feel more open and receptive. One bunch (340 milligrams) has only 78 calories and contains 269 mg of magnesium, which is about 67 percent of the recommended daily value. Read more

Women Who Drink Wine Have Better Sex

Women who drink two glasses of wine a day have better sex than non-drinkers, says a new study.

Go ahead and say yes to that glass of wine – especially if you’re on your way to the bedroom.

A new study found that women who drink one or two glasses of wine a day have better sex than those who don’t drink at all. Read more

The 8 Components of Great Sex

Peggy Kleinplatz says that there are eight components to great sex, including connection, intimacy, communication, and surrender.

Peggy Kleinplatz’s sex research identified eight components that significantly contribute to great sex:

1. Being present, focused and embodied

According to the study, being fully and completely present during sexual experiences was the first and most frequently mentioned factor contributing to great sex. As one woman described, “You are not a person in a situation. You are it. You are the situation.”

“It’s being fully alive,” says Kleinplatz, “in one skin, engaged with the partner — emotionally, intellectually, physically, spiritually — in the moment.” Read more

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  • Svetlana Ivanova: Depends on the woman.
  • Fox2: Would that be most probably wouldn’t feel it? I have seen you say elsewhere that less than 5″ means...
  • Svetlana Ivanova: Some may, but most probably won’t. For some women in long-term relationships, penetration is...
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  • Svetlana Ivanova: These positions help maximize what you have, whatever that is.
  • Fox: Would these positions help with a penis 4-4.5inches long and around 4inches around? Or do you need to be packing...
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  • Svetlana Ivanova: If a woman doesn’t want to please the man she’s with, she’s with the wrong man.
  • Jane Doe: This article not only implies that all men want submissive partners, it tells women to take on a persona....
  • Svetlana Ivanova: It isn’t misogynistic at all. It’s realistic and sex-positive.