Standardising Sex toys

There has long been speculation and arguments about Standardising Sex toys. The adult toy industry was roughly worth AUD$44.69 Billion worldwide during 2020 and it is projected to grow to AUD $69.61Billion by the year 2028 (Grandview Research, 2021).

LBTQ Sexual Wellness

Acceptance of LGBTQ+, sexual wellness and acceptance, sexual experimentation, even Fifty Shades of Grey and lets not forget COVID, the global sex toy market increases to grow and expand. All of these reasons and more can be attributed to the rise of the purchase and use of adult toys. But with the increase in mainstream use and attention.

At this point it is important to note that it is an unregulated corner of consumerism. That’s fine and well for me to say, but what does that mean? Simply put, anyone can make an adult toy and sell or market it as such. It does not have health standards to meet or safety standards. That alone is pretty scary though, because I mean, these toys are more often than not, going near our nether regions where we have sensitive, delicate organs that are very important to our everyday function as well as for pleasure and sometimes for reproduction. These organs aren’t even all external, some are internal which brings a whole new spin to the question “do you know what you’re really putting in your body?”

So we immediately think and agree that we need to put good quality if not premium quality grade materials in or out of our body during our pleasure time. And that is a great consensus. A brilliant, amazing solution to the aforementioned problem.

But then there is the cold hard grossly more concerning fact that is the problem without regulations.

Anyone can state an adult toy’s materials is one thing, on the packaging, and nobody, no regulation, no standard or government body can stop them or pull them up on it. Yes, they cannot say that a dong is made of silicone when in actual fact it is made of pvc. But it does not need to be 100% silicone, for a company to label an adult toy “silicone”. Factories are legally able to add fillers in and cut corners and costs to produce more and cheaper toys, bringing in a bigger revenue or convincing you that you can get away with a cheaper product when in fact, that material is no better for your body than if you chose a product that was made with “bad” materials in the first place.

Even tags such as BodySafe or MedicalGrade are a little bit dependent on who has deemed it so. BodySafe silicone for instance is deemed body safe in each individual factory or lab, therefore will have different and varying grades across the world.

So how do you pick!

All is not lost and there are safe toys out there. The best way to ensure that you are using a quality product is by investing money in a product. Yes it may seem like a bit of money but we consider things such as shoes or a car, the money we put into them is the quality we often see in return. When we skimp on these things, we aren’t surprised when they don’t work, or they break or we end up injured.

Buy from reputable brands. While we may not have regulations, there are reputations. Not having regulations has not stopped some pretty amazing companies from developing products that are safe, made from high grade materials and amazing for your body. Least of all forgetting the literal orgasmic nature of them. These big companies have worked hard on their reputations to bring you products that will last a long time, and be amazing and work hard in improving sexual wellness at the unprecedented incline that the market is working at.

Not sure what makes a reputable brand? Talk to our sales consultants. This is all part of our job. We extensively train with representatives from companies and research the companies that are being sold in our stores to ensure that we can give you the best information regarding the safest product experience for you and for your body.

Warranties. Another good indication of quality is a warranty. If a product doesn’t have a warranty, give it a wide berth. When a company puts a warranty on their products it’s somewhat telling you that they have faith in their product.

Hopefully we won’t have to wait too long though, with so much traction, popularity and exploration within the world with adult toys it was no wonder that soon there would be a consensus that adult toys needed standards.

Swedish Institute of Standards

Swedish Institute for Standards (SIS) approached the International Standards Organization (ISO) and in 2019 a committee was created for discussions surrounding this. ISO/PC 325 Sex toys – Design and safety requirements for products in direct contact with genitalia, the anus, or both. Standardization in the field of sex toys This document  will specify safety and user information requirements relating to the materials and design for manufactured products intended for sexual use. This will cover only manufactured products that are intended to come in direct contact with genitals and/or the anus.

So how will this change the industry? It can only mean good things for the industry! Or at least, for our health and safety. Unfortunately, yes it will mean that adult toys and products will most likely become more expensive because not every man and his dog can make them any longer. It will also mean that companies will be held liable for producing safe and good quality products for “consumption”.

Already, there are a number of “admittance’s” to hospital or medical related issues that have come down to materials used in cheaply or poorly made toys that unfortunately can not be liable followed up on or known for absolute certainty if they were the cause. Currently, American law dictates that only serious injury or death as a consequence from a product can warrant investigation and prosecution. With standardisation this will be a thing of the past.

These are yet again why it is so important to shop in store, to be able to ask the relevant questions regarding material composition with our sales consultants and discuss the differences between the companies and factory origins of individual products to ensure that you are getting and putting the best companion for your body to make for the ideal play partner.

I can only imagine that having a set of standards to abide by will also drive the industry forward to be more innovative and produce more specialised products that are improved in both material, design and functionality. I think the amount that the sex toy industry has already changed and evolved so much since the 90’s I for one cannot wait to see where these next decades will take us, especially with an introduction of standards that are there to work for us as consumers.

 

At your Service

Tiffany,

OhZome Sales Consultant, Educator and Standards Advocate.

Influence of Food For Better Sex

5 Healthy Foods to Boost Your Sex Life in 2021

 

Sex and diet go hand in hand so why not use Food For Better Sex. It’s not only a method to reproduce but has several physical and mental advantages as well. Consuming a healthy diet will help you to increase your stamina and have long-lasting pleasure in bed. Sexual supplements and treatments can turn out to be costly, and to meet the charges, you can always avail of payday loans direct lenders only.

Foods contribute a lot to your change in hormones and increase your blood flow. Therefore there are particular food items essential for sexual health. So foods have a lot to do with healthy sex life.

Foods Good for Boosting Stamina

 

Certain foods improve blood circulation resulting in improved sexual response. Apart from that, it would be best to take care of your cardiac health as it’s also crucial in boosting stamina. Stamina is an essential factor to spice up sex life. Therefore having a healthy heart is suitable for an individual’s sex life.

Listed are some of the food items to boost one’s stamina;

  • Fatty fish. Most seafood, especially fatty fish, contains nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids. Omega 3 fatty acids are good for the heart, contributing a lot to building good stamina for your sex life.
  • Bananas. It’s a good source of energy-packed with carbs, vitamin B6, and so on to boost one’s stamina.
  • Sweet potatoes. It is an excellent source of energy-containing complex carbohydrates, fiber, vitamin A and so on.

 

 

Foods Responsible For Boosting Sex Drive

 

Foods really can help you get your sex life improved. Having a healthy diet improves your health and boosts your sex drive. Certain foods can be beneficial for your sex life. Listed below are some of the food items that can boost your libido:

  1. Oysters

Oysters are high in zinc that improves blood flow and promotes healthy blood circulation. Also, zinc is an essential nutrient that helps regulate the testosterone level, making your sex life worthwhile.

  1. Chocolate

Chocolate not only reduces fatigue and stress but also gives a boost to one’s sex life. It’s because chocolate contains certain compounds that help the body release hormones like serotonin and dopamine. Both of the hormones are associated with making one feel good and improving the temperament.

Various studies have pointed out that chocolate acts as an aphrodisiac, thus resulting in heightening sexual pleasure, especially in women. However, too much sugar can have the opposite effect and decrease libido.

  1. Apples

Apples are linked to several health benefits as they are a rich source of vitamins and minerals. There can be a time when you face a sex life crisis due to prostate health. One of the ways to solve it is by consuming apples, as they’re high in quercetin that helps in controlling prostate issues for men. Also, it helps in controlling cystitis issues for women.

  1. Beetroot

Beetroot is a healthy addition to a balanced diet due to its being rich in antioxidants and vitamins. Apart from this, they are also rich in dietary nitrates, which is a good nutrient for boosting your sex life. Beetroot is good for improving blood flow and stamina, which is a major factor in healthy sex life.

  1. Figs

Figs help facilitate the production of nitric oxide, which is essential for the overall health of our body. This fruit helps in contributing to relaxing blood vessels as it increases blood flow to men’s genitals that helps them attain an erection. Figs can improve your sex life as it boosting libido.

 

How to Improve Sex Life With the Help of the Food

 

To get a good sex life, first, you need to understand what normal sex life is? Or why a person faces difficulties in getting aroused? All these questions have an answer that is related to physical and mental health. Focusing on the physical aspect, having a proper diet promotes a better sex drive for people who wants to improve their sex life.

When a person is facing problems like:

  • Depression, stress, or anxiety;
  • Improper blood flow;
  • Side effects due to medication, radiation, etc.

The points mentioned above can affect the sex life of couples. One way to tackle the cause to improve sex in life is to consume more fruits. Experts have linked that a higher intake of fruits reduces the risk of erectile dysfunction.

Some of the popular fruits options are:

  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • Citrus fruits
  • Grapes
  • Apple
  • Watermelon
  • Figs
  • Avocado
  • Banana

 

The Bottom Line of Food’s Influence on Sex Life

 

Foods help in improving the sex drive due to increased blood circulation and boosting hormonal levels. But a proper diet alone is not enough to increase your sexual desire to get your sex life pleasant. There are various factors other than food that contributes to healthy sex life.

It is hard to imagine a life without sex when you have a committed partner. But is it only food that can enhance your sexual experience? What, according to you, is your preferred food that boosts your libido, and why?

Jade is a finance analyst and has been involved in many successful business projects with a range of companies throughout the country. She started writing 3 years ago and enjoys researching, discussing, and writing on the topics of finances, budgeting, money advice, lifestyle and wellness. Jade loves to spend time with her family and has a lot of hobbies including hiking, riding a bike, cooking and travelling.

Covid Safe Adult Shopping NSW 2021

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Covid Safe Adult Shopping In Greater Sydney 2021

UPDATE COVID SYDNEY 2021

Adultsmart Kogarah Australia’s premier online adult store will continue to service and dispatch online orders throughout Greater Sydney and Australia. Adultsmart also offers a click and collect and phone in advance services from it’s shop and warehouse at 12 Production Ave, Kogarah. Contactless purchases are allowed and collection of purchased items is available outside the front entrance of the shop/warehouse.
From 11.59pm on Saturday 17 July A raft of new restrictions have been announced for NSW after the state recorded 111 new local cases of COVID-19.
These include Retail premises (including adult retail stores) will be required to close (‘click and collect’ can still operate). It is with sadness that we announce that both the Caringbah and Penrith stores will be not trading until July 31.
No customers will be allowed to enter the store.

OUR CONTACTLESS IN STORE OPTION WILL RECOMMENCE ON JULY 31 SUBJECT TO FURTHER COVID RESTRICTIONS.

At first, we were unsure how to face the Covid-19 pandemic, and we have already had our fair share of challenges. However, we have learned how to adapt to the situations that CoVid-19 has created. We have adopted new habits that keep us safe from Covid. In NSW, it has not been an easy journey, especially now that Sydney is on lockdown at least till July 30 and beyond.

However, it does not mean that people in NSW cannot take part in online shopping and goods will either be delivered to their door or they will be able to click and collect from our adult warehouse at 12 Production Ave, Kogarah.

After July 30 subject to current Covid Restrictions being eased people can do their shopping, so long as they ensure that they safely conduct their shopping for specific items and they are not just browsing. To do that end, one has to follow the Covid safety guidelines laid out by the government. These guidelines are;

Wearing a mask

If you are in NSW, you must cover your nose and mouth using a mask when in certain areas. When you are shopping, taking a plane, travelling, in beauty parlours, and in other outdoor centres where you face the risk of Covid infection, you should wear your mask. The only exceptions to this general rule are children under the age of 12 and any other person who has a mental or physical condition that makes wearing a mask unsuitable.

Spitting and coughing

Spitting and coughing are some of the ways how Covid is rapidly spreading. Under the government guidelines, one guideline is that you should not use cough or spit or cough at a public official or worker intentionally. You should note that even though the government only talks about public officials or workers, one should never spit or cough at anyone intentionally as it may lead to the spread of the virus.

Working from home

If it is practicably reasonable, all employers should ensure that their employees work from home. The rule does not apply to Sydney but applies to the whole of NSW.

Stay at home rules in Greater Sydney.

In Greater Sydney, people are expected to stay at home unless they have reasonable excuses. These good excuses include;

• Getting food, goods, and services- Only one family member should go to get food or goods, and browsing shops is not considered a reasonable excuse.

• Getting to work or accessing education if doing it online is impossible.

• One may also exercise outdoors in groups of not more than two persons, and these recreational activities should be done within ten kilometres of where you live.

• You are accessing medical supplies, including the Covid vaccine.

One should always follow the government guidelines concerning Covid to stay safe amidst the pandemic. When shopping, you need to be on high alert on how you conduct yourself in public and from which shop you get your food and goods. Only choose a shop that offers excellent service, support while taking care not to spread the virus to its customers.

One characteristic you need to be on the lookout for is a contactless and counterless system. At our shop, we provide this as we understand the importance of safety in the current situation. We offer a flawless design, and in the shop, you need not worry about following the restrictions since we are here to help you.

In our shop, we do not accept cash but accept credit and debit cards only. Our system can be broken down into the following steps;

i. You come into the shop, select the items you want to purchase and take them to the counter.

ii. A staff member responsible for scanning your items will check them using fresh gloves.

iii. After scanning, the friendly staff member puts the items in the bag and places them on a pickup table.

iv. You pay the due amount using your card, and after paying for the items, you can pick your items.

The system has proven to be effective, and our customers give us outstanding reviews and recommend their friends to try out our shop. Do not be left out; try out our shop now.

Bottom Line

Covid has changed the way we live, but we are now adapting to new habits that keep us safe. One needs to follow all the rules set out by the government since they are sanctions put in place and one does not want to be caught breaking these rules. Being safe is an individual’s decision, and following the rules and selecting a suitable shop for your shopping activities is one way to start.

How To Make Yourself Last Longer During Lockdown

last longer during lockdown

What do most men do in their spare time? Masturbate and everyone wants to take the opportunity to Last Longer During Lockdown. We all know as men, that if you have the house to yourself or we are sitting down for a profuse amount of time either procrastinating or doing nothing, our mind starts to wonder and we start to fantasize. We start to get horny which generally leads to us chasing a little dopamine hit by masturbating. However, over the course of our life, most men masturbate as quickly as they can so that they can 1. Get that sweet dopamine hit straight away and 2. Get it over and done with so no one awkwardly interrupts them (Either though the thrill of getting caught is pretty hot). Without even realising it, this simple act of trying to get it over and done with quickly, becomes a habit that can severely hinder how we perform in the bedroom. Ejaculating as soon as you get aroused becomes a habit, which becomes a problem.

 

A major theme that COVID has taught the majority of humanity is to slow down and to embrace the moment, to appreciate your downtown and to use your spare time to better yourself. So how can you use your spare time to improve your sex life and conquor your bad relationships with ejaculating pre maturally? It’s simple. These methods that I am going to provide you will help you without having to spend a single dollar. They will also give you a long term solution rather than just put a bandaid on it for now (The problem with the bandaid solutions as it makes you overthink, especially when you want to have spontaneous sex and the bandaid is no there). So here they are:

Masturbating

less but masturbating for longer periods: One of the most powerful things in this world is the power of self discipline. Being able to control your mind and body can lead you to do some great things and in this case.. Have some great sex! By cutting down the amount of times that you masturbate and picking and choosing when you do, this sends a signal to your mind that you are in charge of your urges. You will not be a slave to your sexual desires. This in itself will play a big role in your ability to control your climax and ejaculation. Why should you masturbate for longer periods of time? Well this all comes back to habit. By slowing down your mastubation process, edging yourself and playing with yourself for a solid 15-20 minutes at a time, for a minimum of 3 month period, will teach your body and your mind that in order to ejaculate; you will need prolonged stimulation. This one habit in itself will play a big role in helping you conquer quickness in the bedroom.

Mantak Chia’s method

Shower scrub method: Mantak Chia is one of the worlds best spiritual teachers especially when it comes to the area of masculine sexuality. In his interview with Brian Rose from London Real, he discusses that in order for men to last longer, we must give our penis constant stimulation to get ourselves used to the feeling. To really feel into our bodies. The best way he explains to do this is, whilst in the shower you have to pull your penis in a downward motion 50 times from the base to the tip of the shaft. Then upwards 50 times in the same motion. To the left 50 times and to the right 50 times. By doing this everyday for 3 months. This will begin to program the mind and the body to sustain continuous amounts of pleasure. The shower scrub method isn’t for the faint hearted. This method is great for men who are not circumcised. See your foreskin actually protects the penis head making it more sensitive. Those men who are circumcised are constantly having their penis head desensitized because it is rubbing up against the underwear all day long. The best way to desentize the penis head is whilst in the shower, get a body scrubber and slowly for 2-3 minutes twist it on the head of the penis. Do not do this hard however do it with enough pressure that you can feel it. By doing this everyday for 3 months you will notice a difference.

 

The pull out method

One of the oldest tricks in the book. The pull out method if you don’t want to do point 1 and 2, if applied right… will never fail you! So this method is used when you’re having intercourse or in the middle of foreplay. You’re getting too excited and heated, instead of ejaculating. You pull out. You bring all the attention back to your partner. Continuing to stimulate them. Continuing to arouse them. Whilst your body slowly calms back down. What this will also do is showcase that you are a generous lover and you aren’t just about your own pleasure. It shows that you can hold your urges and have enough self control to prolong your ejaculation.

 

Using affirmations

The power of affirmations have been promoted for years and all across the globe. Constantly telling yourself a thought will soon implant it into your subconscious and then showcase through your actions. A few great affirmations to say every single day to yourself will help you in the bedroom without even realising it:

  • I am able to always control my ejaculation

  • I am able to have amazing sex for long periods of time

  • I am surging with sexual energy and testosterone

  • I am amazing at pleasing my partner and giving them the pleasure they deserve

  • I am a sexually confident male

 

These 4 methods if applied and completed consistently will not only supercharge your confidence but they will prolong your ejaculation which ultimately will allow you to perform better in the bedroom and please your partner for longer periods of time. I think that is a win-win for both parties.

CLICK AND COLLECT AVAILABLE FOR ADULT PRODUCTS SYDNEY JULY 2021

Adultsmart Kogarah Australia’s premier online adult store will continue to service and dispatch online orders throughout Greater Sydney and Australia. Adultsmart also offers a click and collect and phone in advance services from it’s shop and warehouse at 12 Production Ave, Kogarah. Contactless purchases are allowed and collection of purchased items is available outside the front entrance of the shop/warehouse.
From 11.59pm on Saturday 17 July A raft of new restrictions have been announced for NSW after the state recorded 111 new local cases of COVID-19.
These include Retail premises (including adult retail stores) will be required to close (‘click and collect’ can still operate). It is with sadness that we announce that both the Caringbah and Penrith stores will be not trading until July 31.
No customers will be allowed to enter the store.
OUR CONTACTLESS IN STORE OPTION WILL RECOMMENCE ON JULY 31 SUBJECT TO FURTHER COVID RESTRICTIONS.

Oh Zone Safe Contactless Purchases During COVID 2021

UPDATE – OUR CONTACTLESS IN STORE OPTION WILL RECOMMENCE ON JULY 31 DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS.

From 11.59pm on Saturday 17 July A raft of new restrictions have been announced for NSW after the state recorded 111 new local cases of COVID-19.

These include Retail premises (including adult retail stores) will be required to close (‘click and collect’  can still operate).  It is with sadness that we announce that both the Caringbah and Penrith stores will be not trading until July 31.

Adultsmart Kogarah Australia’s premier online adult store will continue to service and dispatch online orders throughout Greater Sydney and Australia.  Adultsmart also offers a click and collect and phone in advance services from it’s shop and warehouse at 12 Production Ave, Kogarah.  Contactless purchases are allowed and collection of purchased items is available outside the front entrance of the shop/warehouse.

No customers will be allowed to enter the store.

Oh Zone Safe Contactless In Store Purchases

Though Greater Sydney will remain in lockdown until 11:59pm on Friday 30 July, that does not mean that there aren’t safe and socially distanced ways to purchase essential goods. A contactless counter checkout option is exactly the way to do this, so we’ve dedicated time and effort into making sure our new checkout system works safely and efficiently.

We understand that this is still a very challenging time for our customers and team members alike, but we want to continue to do our bit for the community by providing a convenient way for you to shop for your essentials while respecting the current COVID-19 guidelines.

We have made every effort to ensure that our store is adhering to the COVID safety plan as laid out for retail establishments by the NSW government. This means that we have been providing staff with information and training on COVID-19, including the importance of masks, social distancing, and cleaning, and also preventing staff and customers who are feeling unwell from entering the premises.

Our capacity will also not exceed the greater of one person per two square metres of space in the store, and we will support 1.5 metre distancing and aim to avoid congestion wherever possible. We have hand sanitiser at key points around the store, keep our bathrooms well stocked with soap, disinfect frequently touched indoor surfaces, and open windows to increase the circulation of fresh air. Our record keeping is also up to scratch so we can inform staff, customers, or contractors within a 28-day period should a COVID-19 case be brought to our attention.

Oh Zone Store Locations

Caringbah  

1/322 Kingsway, Caringbah 2229 NSW

Mon – Sun  New Covid  Hours 10am-8pm (02) 9524 1170

Kogarah

12 Production Ave, Kogarah NSW

Mon – Sun  New Covid  Hours 8am-10pm  (02) 9553 6995

Penrith

1/478-482 High St, Penrith 2750 NSW

Mon – Sun  New Covid  Hours 10am-8pm  (02) 4732 4475

New Contactless Check Out System

Ultimately, our main goal is to keep our business running smoothly while also ensuring the good health of our customers and staff alike. That is why we have introduced contactless pickup in store, as well as items that can be purchased online as well as install. This new checkout system will keep things running at a good pace so that the chances of congestion and a break in social distancing are severely limited.

This new contactless counter is only available to those with in store N.B. credit and debit cards, and the process is very simple. You may select the items that you want to purchase as you normally would and then bring them to the checkout table near the counter. Here, one of our friendly members of staff will scan your items for you and place them in a bag on the pickup table. And rest assured that our team will all be masked and changing into fresh gloves before touching items brought by the next customer.

The ‘contactless’ part of contactless counter refers to the quick and easy way to pay at this station. Simply tap your card or mobile card app onto the reader to complete your payment, then pick up your items and depart the store. This system not only allows you to pay using the contactless option, but also greatly minimizes the need for contact between the customer and staff member. And though both will be wearing masks and our staff members wearing gloves, a contactless interaction when purchasing items is the surest way to maintain social distancing and keep everyone safe.

It must be reiterated that we are only open to servicing essential adult needs in order to adhere to all COVID policies. We want you to be able to get everything that you need during this lockdown, but we are prioritizing the safety of our community above all else. We aim to provide relief and aid the wellbeing of those who have been further isolated by this lockdown, so know that you can rely on us to provide any essential items that you need as well as a safe, sanitary place to shop for them.

We hope that you will find our new contactless counter checkout system to be useful and that it makes your shopping experiences quicker and easier in these still uncertain times. It is a relatively small addition to our store but one that we think fits perfectly in the current climate of social distancing. We are doing everything we can to aid our community and support both customers and staff on the road back to normality.

Click & Collect Shopping CoVid Safe Shopping At Adultsmart

Adultsmart is conveniently situated at 12 Production Ave, Kogarah in Sydney’s South.  The telephone is (02) 9533 7217 and the Covid trading hours that are subject to change are 9am-10pm Monday to Sunday.

Click and Collect Services allow you to order and pre-pay for your purchases online.  You can browse at your leisure when visiting an online store and choose the items that you could otherwise not do in store because of Covid restrictions.  It also allows contactless purchases if you choose to utilize a service like the Adultsmart Contactless Click and Collect Option,