The Real Power Of “SLUTS”

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Slut, a word that is packing so much punch behind it, a word that we have all seen and probably thrown around with little regard! Slut, it’s just a string of 4 short letters and yet the impact it has had on so many is unmeasurable.  This word, Slut, struck a chord amongst anyone who stands for equality, when a member of a particular police force addressed a crowd of college women and expressed in his opinion (which sadly is agreed with by other misogynists and bigots), that if women didn’t want to be “sexually” harassed, assaulted or raped “shouldn’t dress like Sluts”!

The statement made by this officer sparked a movement to take back ownership over one’s own body. This is exactly what the SlutWalk aims to do.

The Amber Rose SlutWalk is a non-profit event that is beginning to play a monumental role in the movement towards social justice, ending body shaming, gender equality, ending rape culture and a huge one in my opinion victim blaming, fueled by this mission, the Amber Rose Empowerment Weekend was born. Amber Roses SlutWalk has a global impact with a presence in over 200 countries.

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Amber Roses Slut walks bring thousands of people across the gender, sex, race, age, class, education, and professions together for an unforgettable experience.

There is no “type” on what someone involved in the Amber Rose SlutWalk would look like. You DO NOT need to come from an activist background or know anything about these issues, just be open minded. Their mission is serious, and on this day of dressing up, strutting your stuff, and standing up for gender equality is filled with fun, laughter, and a community to support a tremendous cause. The SlutWalk is about self-expression, unity, shedding stereotypes, and supporting one another.

Celebrating its 3rd year running the Slut Walk was joined by Adultsmart and Oh Zones good friends at LELO as the walks premier sponsor. I couldn’t have thought of a better pairing for this event. Both of these entities pride themselves on breaking barriers and opening up ideals to include healthy and happy sex positive lifestyles. LELO’s CMO Steve Thomson and the Slut Walks innovator Amber Rose both recognise that the fight for Gender and Sexual equality is the fight of our generation.

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LELO not only got behind helping the Slut Walk with Branding etc… LELO went all out for this event. Providing their luxury brand toys for giveaways and prize packs. You can find pictures on the Slut Walks Instagram of ring tosses onto LELO’s Soraya Vibrator… This would have been so fun, if I do say so myself.

On top of the giveaways and prizes LELO provided they also sponsored Visual Artist Maggie West and her installation at this year’s Walk. Maggie’s Photography work captures the true power in the female form, her combination of lighting and body positioning demonstrate sexuality and sexual empowerment. It’s like a 3 way match made in heaven.

With the combined forces of Amber Rose and the Global Brand LELO the Slut Walk has real potential to bring empowerment to those in marginalised groups. Amber Rose and her public presence has already done so much to empower women within their own skin. She is unapologetically her true self, expressing herself in an honest manner whether you agree with her lifestyle or life choices, she is to be commended for her passion to create equality. And LELO began their venture about 15 years ago with a plan to change the way buyers see sex toys. As a world leader in adult pleasure LELO have created a packaged product that is not only easy on the eyes but enticing to any potential buyer, and even for those who didn’t know they were looking.

The Slut Walk for 2017 might be over but you can still show your support at The Amber Rose Foundation, a non-profit organization created by Amber Rose. Rose started this foundation to support her personal mission of uplifting, empowering, and enhancing women around the world. The funds raised through donations will help bring future events to life, with on-site services, like HIV testing, sexual awareness booths, food vendors and merchandise vendors. But more importantly, donations will go to support groups and organizations for women who’ve been subject to slut shaming, a lack of implication of double standards, sexual assault, and rape.

No More Sexual Violence

No More Victim Blaming

No More Derogatory Labels

No More Gender Inequality

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Patrick Kriz has a Bachelor Degree (Honours) in Psychology - Human Sexuality. Patrick is a wonderful man that has a wealth of knowledge and is happy to share this with those around him. He is articulate, educated and the provider or interesting and educational writings. Having been a regular contributor to this blog for the past couple of months he has consented to add his profile to our ever expanding list of bloggers that provide us with the great content provided to you. We thank all our contributors and authors and a special thanks to Patrick whom we deem to be an expert on all things relating to sexual wellness and adult lifestyle with quality writings. Be sure to follow Patrick on Instagram.

Sex, Sexuality & Genders of The Future!

DNA modification

The other day I was reading a book and a question was posed are people a product of their genes or of their environment or as the academics put it Nature Vs Nurture and I wondered how that applied to many things including sexuality.  With science rapidly improving we are able to dip into and alter the gene pool and genetically modify everything from crops to humans.  In 2015 scientists altered the DNA of human embryos, genetically modifying them using a method called the Crisper technique.  Welcome to the Brave New World where science fiction written in 1931 is becoming a reality.

With the technology available today scientists and doctors are now be able to change a person’s physical, intellectual and possibly even mental capabilities through this engineering.  It will allow in the future the riddance of many hereditary diseases and allow man to play god.  Regardless of where your stance is ethically on this it does pose some uncomfortable questions like –

Under What circumstances could this genetic engineering take place?

Who would qualify?  Would it be only used to correct ailments and deformities or would it be optional for parents to choose the color of there to be born child’s hair or eyes?

What controls will be put in place?

Will it be used to improve intellectual abilities of the masses?

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But what about SEX?

The sex of a new-born child can be genetically engineered to that of the parents, or viewing into the future, the buyers/creators choices.  So that is all well and good but how about sexuality and sexual preferences.  With sexual revolution in the late 60’s and early 70’s tolerance between sexual preferences, now being politically correct genders, was practiced by most.  It was still accepted that there was a man and a woman but the expectation that relationships be solely between a man and a woman were broadened and there were the straights (some being closeted straights) and the LGBT community was formed which stands for Lesbian Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual.

In the 90’s the LGBT acronym was expanded to LGBTQ the Q standing for Queer or Questioning.  In the year 2000 this new gender equality world there were 63 accepted variations of gender rather than that of a man and a woman.  The question of gender equality was raised and debate began as being a sex positive community what additional genders should be included and in the United States the acronym became LGBTQQIP2SAA whilst in the United Kingdom it became LGBTIQCAPGNGFNBA.  This has been expanded further still and some acronyms carry 26 letters which is just absurd, sensible gender accepting people now simply use LGBTQ+.

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In Australia we are currently in the middle of a plebiscite for same sex marriage.  Controversy has raged with many members of the public who thought that the vote was to allow a man to marry a man or a woman to marry a woman. Many are still not aware that there that included in this vote are over 100 genders and the vote is for the legal right for one human being to marry another human being regardless of sex, sexual preference or gender.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I will vote ‘Yes’ and I am an advocate in same sex marriage but even I struggle with a gender that is described as a ‘Feminine Male That is Attracted to a Bisexual Hermaphromale’.  In any event different strokes for different folks and certainly in principle, and in practice.

So where am I going with this?  If we can genetically engineer the sex of a child and there are now over 100 gender identities where does the future of sex lie?  Will government regulate what gender preferences there are available?  Will there be scope to tailor make and custom build your future child’s gender?  Will gender society become more fragmented in the Brave New World that can be a reality and there become gender exclusive communities, or cities or will we come back to strict definitions of a man and a woman.

There is nothing natural about genetic engineering but is it possible that nurture may overcome genetic engineering?

Scarier still the technology to clone humans already exists – however difficult it may be.  So why has a human being not been cloned officially? Who knows what has occurred off the record?  Your baby boy has just died, would you not love to have the exact human clone produced from his DNA?  It is not easy to clone primates but with enough money and resources it would be.  The reason is that commercially it is not viable to clone a human, and some would throw in the ethical argument.

Most humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes that are basically identical and found in almost every cells nucleus.  The differences between humans are caused by genes that segments of DNA that make each human being unique.  However as this DNA is passed down from mother and father to offspring there are traits will be unique to them which allows for DNA testing.  Believe it or not DNA testing will accurately test for family ancestry for at least 5 generations and if the gene pool is strong enough up to 700 years.  So we are not all from the same gene pool.

Livestock cloning is business and successful. Intrexon a bio-tech company has been cloning sheep, cattle, pigs and pets for years.  The average price to clone your recently passed canine it about US $100,000 but that is a small amount when you consider cloning a successful race horse.  Buying one that is bred can cost millions of dollars – however will the racing authorities allow you to put a cloned horse on the track?  Well perhaps not!  However in 2013 Polo star Adolfo Cambiaso rode on a cloned horse, their team winning the Argentine Polo Open.

 

So what happens when in the future if we start cloning human beings?  Imagine the same scenario as before but rather than just losing your baby boy you also lost you sweet daughter.  You were a nucleur family – husband and wife with son and daughter.  You are distressed beyond belief and in your despair look at cloning as an option but because of the cost involved you can only afford to create one.  You cannot make the choice so you choose to use DNA from both.

Forget about the moral and legal injustice that a clone is not born so therefore cannot be considered a human being.  Cross-cloning can be done between the same species?  Theoretically most experts agree that the result could only be female in sex.  But hang on a second, cloning creates an embryo.  Scientists genetically engineer an embryo to make changes, including sex.  Do you see where I am heading with this?

Let us hope that we do not enter this brave new world, but if we do what will it mean for sex, sexuality and gender options?

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Rick is the owner of the Adultsmart, an online sex toy shop that stocks over 13,000 products. He has been involved in the adult lifestyle industry for more than 25 years. Rick is an active sex blogger who provides a wealth of information and experience. He is an advocate of equality for gender and sexuality.

Going Commando Changed My Life

Actor Jon Hamm With Visible Penis

Tossing off your underwear can be a really liberating feeling; your “man bits” can finally breathe, they have absolute freedom. It’s easy to see why so many guys want to feel that freedom all the time. (I always picture a man doing the helicopter motion with his penis. I know every lady reading this knows exactly the motion I’m talking about, the one he does when he gets out of the shower.)  No one wants to feel restricted and confined.  There isn’t any medical reason that states you need underwear for support, allowing your testicles and penis bounce around is as natural as anything.

So Why Not Go Ahead And Strip Off Those Undergarments?

Release yourself from the confines of your cotton poly blends!—But you might want to first read the following and consider all the information:

Without that soft layer of underwear, you are left without any protection between the outer layer of your soft skin, the delicacy that is your manhood and the harsh raw fabrics of your outerwear. This raw and rough material can cause some real uncomfortable skin irritations and even rashes. Not to mention if you have just done some “man-scaping”, the chafing can be a real pain with rough scratchy materials rubbing against it!

If going commando is a must for you, a few simple suggestions would be, try applying a thin layer of baby powder or petroleum jelly to your groin area. An even better choice is SuperSlyde which is a Silicone-based Personal Lubricant that’s available from an Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centre near you! It’ll help to minimise the friction from the outer layer of clothes on your most delicate body parts.

Skinny Jeans and tapered pants like the ones from Calvin Klein, particularly those made from heavier fabrics like denim, may cut into your crotch when you sit down. To make matters worse (or better, depending on how you like it), if your fabric isn’t thick enough or if you’re wearing too light a colour, you will be giving everyone an eyeful of VPL (Visible Penis Lines). To mask these outlines or bulges, wearing wool or heavier cotton pants will mask these visible outlines or VPL.

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If you are like most people who normally wear your pants a few or more times between washing them, going commando will mean a wash is almost necessary after each wear. When fabric sits directly next to your skin it makes your pants dirtier obviously, they also get smellier, faster. All the skin cells and body fluids attach themselves to the material they touch. You could wear dry-clean-only fabrics like wool. Pants that are made from heavier, thicker fabrics can usually last longer between washes than lighter, thinner pants due to the make and construction. This, however, will get very pricey!

When you don’t have that extra layer of fabric to absorb moisture around your crotch as underwear does, you will end up with nasty sweat stains; these stains are more visible on lighter fabrics and colours. Trust, you don’t want to be walking down the street with these stains, no matter how much you like attention, not this kind.

Jock itch

I personally think this would be the worst of the outcomes from not wearing underwear. Jock Itch can be a very real and serious skin condition that presents as an itchy, red, ring-shaped rash. This is a rash that occurs when you’re exposed to the fungus. The particular fungi that cause “Jock Itch” live in warm, humid environments just like the inside of your pants after your testicles have been sweating all over them. To fight off this fungus, try to keep your boys dry with just a sprinkle of baby powder or talc in the morning and regularly wash your pants with a chafing or jock itch prevention, you’ll want to sprinkle a dash of baby powder or straight talc on your privates. This will absorb moisture so stains won’t form.

If you do see a stain begin to form on your pants, a great trick to take it out is to, rub a teaspoon of dish detergent mixed with two teaspoons of hydrogen peroxide into the stained area; then wash the garment as you normally do in cool water with your regular detergent.

So this might be obvious, perhaps not? Don’t try on new pants while you are going commando. Some of the faecal bacteria or even the fungi that we have just mentioned you could be carrying can transfer onto the fabrics. In turn, you would be passing these onto anyone else trying on these pants.

So What’s My Advice?

Go Commando at home in comfy soft breathable materials and enjoy, come home in the evening and put your favourite jogging pants on and relax. When it comes to going out during everyday life, throw on a pair of your favourite underwear and remember safety first. I just can’t see any real benefits to going commando, even though I might enjoy the sight of those who do. There are just too many situations that can be avoided by wearing a pair of underwear.

About The Author: Patrick Kriz- BA, Psych (HON)- Human Sexuality

Patrick Kriz has a Bachelor Degree (Honours) in Psychology - Human Sexuality. Patrick is a wonderful man that has a wealth of knowledge and is happy to share this with those around him. He is articulate, educated and the provider or interesting and educational writings. Having been a regular contributor to this blog for the past couple of months he has consented to add his profile to our ever expanding list of bloggers that provide us with the great content provided to you. We thank all our contributors and authors and a special thanks to Patrick whom we deem to be an expert on all things relating to sexual wellness and adult lifestyle with quality writings. Be sure to follow Patrick on Instagram.

Reddit’s Pregnancy Test For Men

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I’m sure like everyone who’s on the internet these days has, at one point or another, seen the article floating about. “Man took a pregnancy test as a joke” or something like that. This was a Reddit article that began making its rounds in 2012 if I remember correctly? The point of the article was that after taking a pregnancy test and the results being positive, this bloke went to his Dr to find out he had testicular cancer! I remember talking about it with a professor of mine from Uni when the article came out, surprisingly he had experimented with this theory himself. This particular professor had just found out he had Germ Cell Tumors, so already knowing he had cancer, he was curious if the test results would also indicate pregnancy. After peeing on a test stick, he also had positive results.

I saw the article floating around one of my social media platforms last night and got to thinking what others might be thinking of this article? If it worked for this guy, why not for everyone? This story seems very straight forward, but giving it a deeper look, a vast number of variables come into play with what cancers can be found through these pregnancy tests.

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So What Is It That Causes This Positive Result On Pregnancy Tests?

First, you have to identify what chemical marker the pregnancy test is looking for. The answer Beta Human Chronic Gonadotrophin or HCG for short. HCG is a hormone that is rarely present in the body man or woman. HCG makes its appearance as rapidly growing cells begin to attach themselves somewhere they weren’t before. (Generally when an Embryo attaches itself to a uterus.)

These same rapidly growing cells are present in a number of cancers, but certainly not all or even the majority of cancers. The Cancers that produce identifiable HCG markers are all part of a grouping called Gestational Trophoblastic Disease or GTD. This cancer grouping is a type of cancer identified by its Tumor groupings and is most commonly found on Germ Cells. Germ Cells are the primary building block cells and are primarily found in the Ovaries and Testicles, but not limited to. Interestingly these same cells are found in cancers in the chest. Not all ovarian and testicular cancers fit into the GTD grouping either. Meaning some cancers in the ovaries and testicles may not produce any HCG or very low levels of HCG, and would not register on a urine pregnancy test.

There are specific blood tests that examine HCG levels and can identify these much easier through blood samples rather than urine. There are many many things that can affect the detectability of HCG in urine such as, prescription medications. There have also been a number of studies done where certain people (no identifiable marker for these people) whose Hepatic or liver systems produce antibodies that cover up the HCG markers making them undetectable through urine and make it harder to identify even through blood tests. So many variables have an effect on these specific tests, hard to rely on just one system.

It’s Probably Best Not To Rely On These Home Pregnancy Tests

With so many types and varying cancers out there, I think it’s probably best not to rely on these home pregnancy tests to rule out your fear of having cancer. There’s nothing wrong with trying to detect cancer at home with a pregnancy test kit, but please do not rely on this test alone. Even women can get false alarms with positive pregnancy test results. Even if these pregnancy tests could successfully test for Cancer every time it is only testing for a very small number of potential cancers. It would be like correctly answering the first page of a test and just not answering the rest.

The best strategy is to see a specialist. Have yourself examined for Testicular/Ovarian cancer or any kind of cancer, especially if it runs in your genes. It is also important to note that, prostate cancer can cause erection problems.

About the author: KrizPatrick BA(Hon) Psychology Human Sexuality

Patrick Kriz has a Bachelor Degree (Honours) in Psychology - Human Sexuality. Patrick is a wonderful man that has a wealth of knowledge and is happy to share this with those around him. He is articulate, educated and the provider or interesting and educational writings. Having been a regular contributor to this blog for the past couple of months he has consented to add his profile to our ever expanding list of bloggers that provide us with the great content provided to you. We thank all our contributors and authors and a special thanks to Patrick whom we deem to be an expert on all things relating to sexual wellness and adult lifestyle with quality writings. Be sure to follow Patrick on Instagram.

The Candy Club Is THE Adult Club to Go to in Brisbane

Stripper At Candyclub

When you visit a strip club, there is no doubt that you want to have a good time. What a good time actually means for each person is subjective, and a great adult club should understand that and provide customers with options on how to be entertained. That’s exactly what you get when you go to The Candy Club in Brisbane, the oldest gentlemen’s club in the city.

The establishment is considered the best for many reasons—they have the hottest dancers clad in sexy lingerie, private booths, a unique setup, top shelf drinks, tasty food platters, premium cigars, event packages, and the tallest stripper pole in Queensland, to name a few.

Still looking more reasons this is the spot that can give all your senses an unforgettable treat? Then read on.

The Place

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The club has four levels of indulgence, with each one worth exploring. The basement is where the action takes place during midweek, giving visitors a closer and more intimate encounter with the gorgeous dancers. During weekends, the area is used exclusively for functions.

But no worries for those who aren’t part of the booked party. You can head on to the main floor, where you are greeted by the 14-foot pole with a magnificent waterfall as a backdrop. This is also where the main bar is located, where you can enjoy a vast collection of top-quality liquors. There is a back bar measuring 5 meters, and stocked with various rums, vodkas, scotch, cognacs, and whiskeys—you name it.

If you need a bit of fresh air, proceed to the Havana Bar on the open air deck. Treat yourself to a Cuban cigar paired with a shot of tequila or rum. The smoking deck is just one level above, overlooking the Havana Bar.

The Mezzanine Level is perfect for those who want a little more privacy but don’t want to miss any action happening during the sexy shows. Here, you enjoy table and bottle service and a fantastic view of the dancers steaming up the stage below.

For exclusive VIP treatment, you’ll be ushered to the 4th Floor where you get a private booth, fitted with its own bar and bathroom. You are attended to by a staff dedicated to serving only you and your companions in the booth. Lap dances are included, of course. This is perfect for getting a sweeter taste of the action. There’s also a balcony on this level where you can watch the hottest strippers pole dance on stage.

For an inclusive rate, you can enjoy absolute discretion as you indulge your fantasies or a fetish for kink. Just make sure to book a VIP booth in advance.

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The Experience

One of the factors that can make a strip club stand out from the competition is the level of customer service. At The Candy Club, customer satisfaction is a high priority. They are selective when it comes to hiring staff, from those working the bar to the gorgeous ladies who entertain on stage. They have their own function coordinator who will work with you to plan the ultimate bucks night or the most outrageous office party. This is an establishment where a gentleman, a king, or a guy who wants to have an unforgettable last night as a bachelor is treated right.

The VIP Treatment

Being a VIP at The Candy Club lets you enjoy exclusive luxuries. The Events Managers will organise your membership for you, letting you choose among Silver, Gold, or Black Label. Each type varies in price and inclusions, but all of them give you perks, such as half price or free entry, birthday tabs, and invites or tickets to members-only parties, whisky tastings, and other events.

Whether it is your first time or you are a seasoned gent, a visit to The Candy Club in Brisbane is an experience you won’t want to miss.

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Rick is the owner of the Adultsmart, an online sex toy shop that stocks over 13,000 products. He has been involved in the adult lifestyle industry for more than 25 years. Rick is an active sex blogger who provides a wealth of information and experience. He is an advocate of equality for gender and sexuality.
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