Sex & Pregnancy

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It’s easy to forget sometimes the reason we actually have sex. Nature wants us to procreate and have babies. Unlike most living things on the planet though, nature made it fun for us too and extremely pleasurable. Nowadays thankfully we can make the most of our liberal societies and science and have as much of it as we like without necessarily ending up with a baby at the end of it. Most of us though at one point in our lives will follow the action through to its natural consequence and decide to actually have one. What happens then?

When you are pregnant, is it OK to carry on having sex? I thought the answer to that would definitely be yes, but I found out occasionally that isn’t true.

In general though it can be a great time to have sexual intercourse. The pressure is off for one thing, no more need for contraception, and it maybe the case that sex has been all about having babies and not so much about the fun part, so it can be better because of that too. Men can feel a bit left out at this time when it is all about the pregnancy and the woman, so it is good to make a bit of extra effort to keep that side of things alive.

Sex & Pregnancy is a bit different for lots of reasons, a pregnant woman’s blood volume increases and engorges the sexual organs increasing sensitivity and improving orgasms. And obviously breasts can grow to gargantuan sizes. Libido is something that will definitely have an impact, your man might be constantly horny because of your huge breasts and a lot of men find pregnant women very attractive. Pregnant women can positively bloom, with brighter eyes better skin and thicker hair. The fluctuating hormones can make a woman’s sex drive go through the roof once the first months are over. Couples report having more sex in the last 6 months of pregnancy than they ever had before. Lots of women experience very vivid erotic dreams too.

 

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It isn’t his way for all couples though. 58% of women suffer with decreased sex drive and are nauseous and tired for the first months. Often men either find the pregnant body non-sexual or many even feel strange going near the baby with a penis in any way or else feel the baby is somehow watching.

Worries about somehow hurting the baby are common. It is impossible, the baby is not in the vagina and there is a cervix and an amniotic sac of fluid between everything. No matter how well-endowed a man is, he is never going to bump the baby. They do say that although oral sex is fine you shouldn’t blow air into the vagina as it may cause an air embolism in rare cases. Sex toys and lubricant’s are all fine just be extra careful when it comes to hygiene as any kind of infection can be bad news for a developing baby. Oral sex with someone who has had a cold sore is out in the last three months as if the mother is infected she will need a C-section.

There are as I mentioned a couple of situations that may mean laying off sex altogether. If there is a risk of miscarriage or preterm birth or a doctor puts the mother on bed rest, then the contractions and hormones produced while actually orgasming can bring on labour. They use the same chemicals to induce labours in hospital as the body naturally produces during sex. If the baby isn’t ready to come though, you can go at it like rabbits and not worry.

The sex positions will change too because of the shape of the woman and the weight of the stomach. Doggy style, side by side and woman on top are probably most commonly used. As well as the exterior shape the cervix maybe lower down and deep penetration might be uncomfortable. Doctors don’t usually advise a woman to lay for long on her back in the later stages as the uterus can press against the heart veins and restrict blood flow to the baby.

Once the baby arrives you will be able to resume your usual habits after the 6 week check-up. Some women feel like it will hurt their traumatised vagina which is completely understandable and the extra oestrogen produced for breast-feeding can dry out the vagina, (although you can buy creams to help that.)  On top of all this there is the stress and inevitable fatigue that go hand in hand with any new baby. Post-natal depression is also a reality for some women.

All a couple can do is wait until everything feels OK again. There is no normal time for that to happen. Nothing good will ever come from putting pressure on each other and it will eventually all be back to normal, it has to be, otherwise we would all stop having babies and nature doesn’t want that to happen.

 

About the Author: Emily is a consultant from Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres and sextoy shop

Penis Enlargement Methods

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After having a customer come into our sex toy store and inquire about penis enlarging sprays, I thought I would research some Penis Enlargement Methods undertaken by many men across the globe in an attempt to increase their attached member. There are a variety of ways to increase penis size. Some of our most favourite methods include:

  • Penis Stretching
  • Penis Extenders
  • Penis Pumps
  • Jelqing
  • Hanging
  • Cock Rings
  • Pills, Patches and Creams
  • Clamping
  • Penis Extenders and Pumps
  • Hypnosis
  • Penis Weights
  • Penis Exercises
  • Hypnosis

Penis Extenders and Pumps

Of course, there are penis stretchers or extenders. To use the device, you put it on the penis, adjusting the side bars, and leaving it for at least 6 hours a day. The device applies a constant pressure on the penis. This pressure causes the penis to enlarge while it tries to stretch to counter the pressure. Results, aren’t instant, so true dedication for a period of around 6 months is necessary.

Pumps are also simple devices that have been in use for a long time for penis enlargement. The principle behind a penis pump is to create a vacuum around the penis to bring blood towards the penis tissues. This is very useful for people who have bad blood flow, as it assists them in having an erection. Obviously, when blood rushes towards the penis, it becomes bigger and erect.

These methods are supposed to be the most effective in achieving their aim. Most notably, penis stretchers, where they are claimed to increase penises by 7cm. It must be stated though, that these 7cm were not achieved over night. Rather, it was through sheer dedication to their penis for a period of at least 6 months which lead to these changes.

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Sex Product: Bathmate Hydromax Xtreme X50

 

Pills, Patches and Creams

Many professionals refute the effectiveness of these Penis Enlargement Methods, often claiming that they are useless, and can be, at times, dangerous. However, in the last decades, these options have become increasingly popular, with more and more entering into the market. If using a pill, then the time it takes to see results, if any, could be two to six months. The patch is a relatively new system for penis enlargement. The penis enlargement patch is applied on the skin, with the supplements being released into the blood flow through the skin. Gels and creams are yet another choice for penis enlargement. The gel or cream is typically applied topically. However, most companies that sell this type of product guarantee the results after a very long time.

Penis Weights

The suspension of weight can be dated to millions of years. It is simply the stretching of the penis by the application of weights that are hooked on the edge of the penis. Please note: this is not a good idea. Weights may help to make those biceps huge, but when it comes to your penis, you run the risk of suffering irreparable damage.

Penis Exercises

Now these might be some exercises you’d be more willing to do, plus you don’t need a gym membership. Penis exercises are apparently one of the best and safest methods of penis enlargement. There’s also a few exercise programs available online!

Cock Rings

Cock Rings are one of the easiest ways to enlarge your erection whilst having sexual intercourse at the same time. Cock rings are stretchy pieces of material that wrap themselves around the base of the shaft. The blood flow gets trapped within the penis causing it to remain enlarged to it’s fullest and natural capacity. Cock rings help you have sex for longer periods of times as well as make your penis that much harder. They can include a vibrating bullet which will massage her clitoris during sexual intercourse or if you turn it around it will massage your balls causing you to have a bigger orgasm. You can buy cock rings that have two bullets to massage your balls and her clitoris at the same time. You can buy them within an affordable price range or you can also buy high end quality.

Hypnosis

Yes, it’s true. Some men have even delved into the world of hypnosis in their journeys to a bigger penis. It is said that through positive thought, you may get positive results. I further researched this, and it’s not a joke. There are millions of free videos on YouTube that say to deliver the desired results. I have found a Hypnosis video on YouTube by the lovely Jacqueline Power. Don’t worry though; it only works on men who want a larger penis. So don’t freak out. You’re going to have some 10 foot long tentacle thing sticking out of your trousers as a result of the video. And ladies, you’re not going to sprout a penis either so don’t fret!

 

About the Author: Ebony is a consultant from Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres

Resolutions for Sexual Health and Happiness

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The New Year has officially already started (unless you celebrate the Lunar New Year of course – it’s almost our year again, fellow Roosters), but it’s not too late to make some resolutions for a better sex life. These are some suggestions to get you thinking. Perhaps they won’t all apply to your situation, and if that’s the case you can always make up some of your own instead! In no particular order, here are ten of my top tips for making 2017 satisfying.

Get familiar with your own body – this has been among the top pieces of advice I have heard from every sex expert ever, from the day, as a young teen, that I bought my first ‘Girlfriend’ magazine – and I suspect it will always be go-to advice for the simple reason that it works. Especially if you are a woman, self-exploration and masturbation has often been a dirty concept in our society and until recently it really wasn’t something ‘respectable girls’ did at all or at least admitted to. This is just my opinion, but it’s probably a big part of the reason many women professed not to particularly enjoy sex. OK, there are other reasons I can think of too. For example, partners who weren’t taught to think of women’s pleasure or know how to give it even if they did, little choice in who their partner would be (especially relevant if either party was in fact not heterosexual, just saying…), the very expectation that it wouldn’t be too enjoyable setting you up to fail…

But I can’t help but think that in spite of all that if women knew through their own exploration what the parts of their body were, looked like and felt like, and how good it *could* feel, they would have been compelled to do *something* differently, even if it just meant continuing to masturbate in private. I think that there have always been rebels who were lucky and curious enough to discover this for themselves, but I know that even today a great many women are still too shy or worried to really explore their own bodies. But listen, it is not dirty, I promise you (unless you want it to be). It is natural, it is smart, and it will quite likely improve your romantic relationships.  Go downtown. And this advice doesn’t ONLY apply to women. Hell, even if you are a dude who has been comfortably whacking off since you were twelve, I bet there’s still something left to learn about your body. Maybe you have never explored many of your erogenous zones other than the penis and testicles? Try taking some extra time and explore your whole body. Don’t just focus on having an orgasm, instead simply be in the moment and discover what else feels good outside of your tried-and-true methods

Experience the Big O

If you have never had an orgasm, in spite of being sexually active (either alone or with a partner), you may feel like you are the only one but I guarantee you are not alone. Many people don’t discover how to have an orgasm early on in their sexual exploration. In fact, some people go through their whole sexual lives without ever coming. But there are lots of ways to get you there, and providing you are not suffering from medical issues most are pretty simple but may take some time and patience. First, see resolution #1. Secondly, consider getting yourself some sex toys to help you along. There are a wide selection of toys to choose from, why not visit our online store and have a browse?

Stay Safe and Use Protection

If you have been slacking off in the condom/dental dam department, now is the time to resolve to do better by yourself (and your partners).  Another form of protection that you may or may not have heard of is PrEP.  It is a pill you take daily which is highly effective at preventing HIV. Have a chat with your doctor about how you can best protect yourself and keep a happy, healthy sex life.

Stay Safe and Get Tested

Whether you have been putting off that routine STD test or pap smear, or if you have been experiencing symptoms out of the usual it is time to bite the bullet and visit a sexual health clinic or your friendly doctor. If you are not super comfortable with your current doctor part of this resolution should be finding a new one that you do feel at ease with. You will thank yourself later, trust me.

 

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Change it Up

Do something a little different, sexually. This could be anything from mild to wild. It could be as simple as trying a new sex position or as adventurous as visiting a (sex) dungeon. It’s not about proving anything, or being the edgiest sexual adventurer, just keeping the possibilities fresh.

Be Yourself

Resolve to be as true to yourself as you can be. Now, I’m not saying that if you are gay and in the closet that you should come out to your homophobic parents or anything big like that if you are not safe to do so or not ready to do so. But someone who you should be able to trust with your secrets and your true desires is yourself.  Be kind to yourself and honour your true feelings however you can. And this doesn’t just apply to LGBTQI issues, it can also be as seemingly small a thing as asking for what you want with your partner, or as crucial a thing as saying ‘no’ to what you don’t want.

Be a Respectful Lover

Respect the wishes of others. As long as they don’t infringe on your needs/boundaries you should be making every effort to respect the wishes of your sexual partner/s. This year I resolve to be extra vigilant.

Explore Your Fantasy

Have you been keeping a sexy little secret up your sleeve? Been too shy to spell it out for your lover? Perhaps you dream of being tied up (or of doing the tying?) Maybe you like women in uniform or men in women’s lingerie but have been too scared to see if your love would be interested in playing along? Let this be the year that you speak up, write it down, or hell, even act it out on video. Just remember to be respectful of your partner J

Take Time to Recharge

Need a little ‘me time’? Feeling a bit stretched and thin lately? Is your sex life suffering as a result? Self care is important for many reasons but one of the most common reasons is experiencing a loss of libido or a slightly ‘meh’ love life is simple tiredness and stress. Depending on your life and responsibilities it may be easier or harder to get some essential downtime. But even if all you can manage is a few minutes alone in the shower, try to engage in mindfulness in that few minutes. It won’t replace good sleep but it will help your body control its physiological stress response and you will feel more together if you can practice this regularly. Even better, if you can, is to take a reasonable chunk of time for yourself on a regular basis, daily, or weekly. Spend it doing something that relaxes you and recharges your spirits. Take a bubble bath, pursue a hobby, go for a ramble in nature or simply have a nap. You will find that many areas of your life improve if you can take a little time for yourself. It’s not selfish, it’s sensible.

Improve Your Communication

I know that this one is always an important point for me. Whether you are single or in any kind of relationship, effective communication is key to happiness and satisfaction. If you have a partner, a part of this can be taking time out specifically to be together, validating each other and showing that you have time for and interest in each others needs and concerns. Turn off your phones, touch each other (physical connection), and listen. Couples counseling can also be a godsend. It may seem like something out of a cheesy movie but I personally know several couples that owe their blissful happiness and steel-strong bond to couples counseling.

 

About the Author: Jade is a consultant from Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres

37 Surprising Sex Facts

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Sex facts continue to surprise us on a daily basis here at Adult Smart and Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres. Sex has a long history and you can only imagine the interesting facts that have developed over that time period. Adult Smart presents to you 37 Suprising Sex Facts which we hope to help you learn new things about sex:

 

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Book: Gay Penguin Parent Silo & Roy –
  1. The most common age people lose their virginity is at 17 years of age.
  2. Guinness world record’s largest penis record holder goes to Roberto Esquivel Cabrera. Roberto’s penis measures at 48.2cm which is 18.9 inches long. The penis has a circumference of 25cm which is 10 inches.
  3. Two Chinstrap male penguins Roy and Silo from New York City’s Zoo were gay. They both attempted to nest upon a rock in order to hatch it. The zoo keepers placed another penguin’s egg in their exhibit and they were able to hatch it. Their baby penguin is named Tango. Their story was turned into a children’s book named “And Tango Makes Three”.
  4. Dr Kellogg’s the creator of Kellogg’s Cornflakes used cereal as an anti-masturbation campaign. He believed that if people ate a healthy diet would reduce the creation of sexual thoughts.
  5. Durex researched the average erect penis size and found that it measured 14cm to 16cm which is 5.5 inches to 6.3 inches when erect. The girth measured 12cm to 13cm which is 4.7 inches to 5.1 inches.
  6. The world’s largest penis in the whole world was measured at 8 feet and goes to a killer Whale.
  7. The world’s unbroken longest kiss goes to a couple who kiss for 31 hours 30 minutes and 30 seconds.
  8. Common bisexual animals include Giraffes, Sea Lions, Turkeys, Snails, Dolphins, Bonobos, Flamingos, Vampire Bats, Killer Whales and Penguins.
  9. It is said that within Australia 66% of males are circumcised at birth.
  10. People find it harder to lie to someone they find sexually attractive.
  11. A Sexual Behaviour Study made by Alfred Kinsey stated that 15 to 20 year old had sexual intercourse four times per week. 30 year old’s had sexual intercourse three times per week. 40 year old’s had sexual intercourse twice times per week. 60 years old’s had sexual intercourse once times per week.
  12. A survey by SuperDrug Online Doctor found that the average sexual partners a woman has is 7 people whilst men had a 6.4 average.
  13. Females and males can both have multiple orgasms! In order for men to have multiple orgasms, men must not ejaculate during their first orgasm and maintain their erection.
  14. A man will produce around 52 litre’s of semen in his lifetime.
  15. A man’s ejaculation speed can be as fast as 45.06 kph.
  16. Sperm travels 6 inches to arrive at the cervix which takes up to 5 minutes. For sperm to travel to the egg in can take up to 72 hours stated by Mark Elliot, director of the Institute for Psychological and Sexual Health in Columbus, Ohio.
  17. Women can be hornier during their period due to increased hormones levels. Due to extra blood flow, some women breasts and genitals become swollen making them extremely sensitive this will help extremely well during foreplay.
  18. When women orgasm they release natural endorphin’s that relieve pain.
  19. For a man to make his semen taste better he has to drink a lot of water, consume some cinnamon and drink pineapple juice all in health quantities. It is recommended to avoid caffeine meat and dairy products.
  20. Through female breast stimulation alone only 1% of the population can achieve orgasm.
  21. Some women can orgasm in under 30 seconds through clitoral stimulation.
  22. During sex people are less likely to finds things disgusting.
  23. The 2012 London Olympic games provided the athletes with a whooping 150,000 free condoms. This gave each athlete around 15 condoms.
  24. Porn star Annabel Chung was a record breaker who over 10 hours was involved in 251 different sex acts for a porn documentary called “The World’s Biggest Gang Bang”.
  25. People spend an average of 20,150 minutes kissing for their whole entire lives.
  26. Pubic hair has a tendency to grow much slower than any other body hair.
  27. The founder of match.com Gary Kremen had his girlfriend leave him to someone she found on match.com.
  28. 100 million peoples participate in sex every day.
  29. Sex burns 200 calories every 30 minutes but you do have to be the one doing the work.
  30. In Ancient Egypt dried crocodile poo which naturally contains spermicidal properties was used as a form of contraceptive.
  31. One of the most common sexual legends, is that men think about sex every 7 seconds.
  32. Foot and shoe fetishes are the most common fetish world wide.
  33. It is said that a man averages around 11 erections a day including his morning wood.
  34. If a female ferret has no sex for a year, it will die.
  35. Sex produces additional estrogen in women which will make their hair appear luxuriously shinier and make their skin will glow.
  36. If a female chimpanzee is feeling exceptionally horny and passionate they can exceed the strength of 6 human men.

 

Zodiac Sign Sexuality within Relationships

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Each zodiac sign works differently within a relationship. People are able to read their daily zodiac by downloading applications or following zodiac page’s on Instagram and Facebook. There are different types of spiritual activities that are fun to participate in like getting your reading done through tarot cards, hand reading or wearing a precious stone that symbolises a different meaning. For me, I believe in spirituality but they don’t play a big part of my life. Every now and then I get my tarot cards out and read zodiac signs on the internet. Sometimes these activities keep me from over thinking. There are 12 zodiac signs and they are:

  1.      ARIES (March 21-April 20)

Aries is the first sign in the zodiac. Aries can be energetic and turbulent. They are always handle tasks with dynamic abilities, speed and competition. They enjoy being first in for everything from work to social gatherings. This sign is independent but in a relationship they are dependent on their boyfriend/girlfriend. Aries demand daily contacts from their partner which can be virtual, auditory, or physical. They are very honest, romantic, and passionate to their loved ones and love sex.

  1. TAURUS (April 21-May 21)

Taurus are powerful and reliable. They love everything that is beautiful and good. They are quite caring and loving to their partners and very possessive. But if you don’t agree with Taurus, there will be problems in the relationship because of the Taurus’s controlling nature.

  1. GEMINI (May 22-June 21)

Gemini can be expressive and quick. They have two faces that you will never be sure who you will face. They can be sociable, communicative and ready for fun, and on the other hand they can be serious, thoughtful, restless and indecisive. Gemini normally spend lots of time with different lovers until they find the right one. They are fun and always ready for challenges. Gemini like commitment and sex. If they find these characteristics in someone they will be their perfect match

  1. CANCER (June 22-July 22)

Cancer can be one of the most challenging signs to get to know and they also very emotional and sensitive people and care a lot about the people surrounded them. Feeling is really important for a cancer because they are emotional and they are gentle, loyal and caring toward their partner that they can be so untestable.

  1. LEO (July 23-August 23)

Leo normally known to be a leader, dramatic, creative self-confident, dominant and extremely difficult to resist. In relationship way Leo are very committed and very supportive, but on the hand, they can be pushy demanding and knows their abilities if they lose you they always find a replacement. But when it comes to sex they are adventurous, fun and very energetic.

  1. VIRGO (August 24-September 22)

Virgo always paying attention to everything even the smallest thing which make them most careful sign in the zodiac. In relation way Virgo are very faithful and dedicated and mostly show their feeling in the bedroom. They calculate, re-planned everything to ensure there is no error and also uncountable which make them best matches for most.

 

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Table: Zodiac Sign Relationship Compatibility

 

  1. LIBRA (September 23-October 22)

Libra are peaceful and fair and hate being alone, so partnership is really important for Libra and can’t stand alone.  In relationship way Libra are choosy, attractiveness is important for them and they chose to who be seen in public with but they know to be giving in relationship.

  1. SCORPIO (October 23-November 21)

Scorpio is very passionate and assertive which can make them really good partners and they are great leaders. Intimacy is very important to them and always seeking intelligent and honest partners. But Scorpio enter relationship carefully

  1. SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21)

Sagittarius are curious and energetic sign. They are open-minded and motivated. Sometimes they will go out and wander around, searching for the meaning of life. In a relationship Sagittarius are very playful and humorous which means they like to have fun with their partners. They value their partner deeply. But they can be easily disappointed and their positive orientations can plummet when rejected.

  1. CAPRICORN (December 22-January 20)

Capricorn are professional and traditional and know to be the most serious sign of the zodiac. It is hard to win over Capricorn when it comes in relationship way but if you successful in getting with one. Capricorn’s will stay committed, honest, loyal and caring to their partner.

  1. AQUARIUS (January 21-February 19)

Aquarius normally know to be shy and quiet but on other hand they can be energetic deep thinkers and highly intellectual people who love helping others. In a relationship Aquarius tend to be unfaithful and non-committed in the matter of the heart but the sign most attracts to good communication imagination and willingness to risk are the qualities. They are also kinky within the bedroom which make for a interesting sex toy collection.

  1. PISCES (February 20-March 20)

Pisces are friendly and selfless sign. They are always open to help out others. They are romantic, very loyal, gentle and unconditionally generous. Also pieces are not into short-term relationships.

At the moment, I’m following a zodiac signs page on Facebook and there are a lot of people status on the page wondering if their crush and they are suitable for each others, and the people whose following the page will comment back from their knowledge or even past experience.  The signs can be very complicated because some people believe in just normal basic information’s which others believe in the sun and the moon or even some believe elements such as fire, air, and water. they are all relatable to zodiac sign but some people believe differently here we have a chart of the best matches for relationship:

About the Author: Majd is a consultant from Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres