Name: Fabrienne Serignese
Location: New York City
Profession: Tantric yoga instructor (templeofoshun.com)
Fab coaches people in the art ofmaximizing pleasure. "There is this whole esoteric aspect to tantra," she says, "but it has some practical techniques that will—in a couple of minutes—make you more able to feel sensation and more orgasmic." Focus on breathing. Make eye contact. The biggest challenge to sensuality her clients face: turning off their thoughts. "If you're thinking about anything during sex—including how good it is—you're not present."
Perhaps the importance of warm-up exercises has been overrated. According to a recent study, the consistency with which women have orgasms with partners is correlated with their reported average duration of intercourse, but not with time spent on foreplay. Of course, there's something to be said for the fun of a leisurely buildup.
People who avoid personal attachment are more likely than others to sleep around and have one-night stands. But because they're uncomfortable with true intimacy, they also find less satisfaction in their trysts. As a result, women with high attachment avoidance report less frequent orgasms with partners.