If we depended on movies and the tales in bars and locker rooms for our sex education, we'd believe sex is feverishly hot, abundant, endless... and mastered by every 24-year-old man. Surely, a surplus of youthful hormones, apps, and online dating profiles make sex easier than ever to get. Just swipe-text-meet and voila! But that doesn't mean it's all good -- or even decent.
Age and experience offer the difference between quality and quantity. Good sex, it turns out, is learned. Here are eight lessons men wish they'd known years earlier. But this information isn't wasted on the young -- remember, it's never too late to be amazing in bed.
If you approach sex like an IKEA desk assembly, you're doing it wrong
Great sex is more than knowing the rules! It's about understanding nuance -- and make no mistake, herein lies the difference between unforgettable sex... and sex she can't wait to forget. "I wish I would have known that what works on one woman may not work on another," says Mike, 40. "It's important to communicate with your partner. Ask her what she likes and dislikes, and share what turns you on and off. The goal is not just to finish, but for both of you to feel good, get off, and get a call back."