Condoms for all – Care and storage

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It is a big and equal responsibility for each of us to do our bit for safe sex these days. Condoms are an easy and relatively safe option for safe sexual practices in this day and age and have been for quite some time.

If using a condom to absolute perfection, a condom can be 98% accurate in protecting against pregnancy and STIs. That’s if you use them to absolute perfection. Catering for human error lets say the margin is more likely 85%. To achieve absolute perfection you need to do the following;

  • Put the condom on the right way (and if you put it on the wrong way – throw it out and start again)

  • Put the condom on before any foreplay

  • If using extra lubricant don’t use any oil based lubricants as it may cause the condoms to break.

  • Pinch the tip before rolling down the shaft

  • Roll all the way to the base

  • Wait until you have removed the shaft from the body to roll the condom carefully off the penis, keeping the semen inside.

  • If possible, tie the condom before throwing it away.

 

As stated above, everyone can carry condoms, in fact it is highly recommended. The best prevention is preparation and you should never expect a date to be packing; bring your own. This is also good advice in case you have any sensitivities or preferences in condoms.

 

But where to keep them?

 

Most of us immediately think of the movies, or the books or even our own experiences of having a trusty condom stashed in a pocket of our wallet for emergencies or on the go – This is in fact a grave error.

 

Condoms should be kept out in cool dry areas and there is nothing cool about the pockets where wallets are kept. Pockets of clothes, right next to the body conduct a lot of heat, add a mobile to the mix and we are cooking. This heat damages the structural integrity of a condom which in itself will leave it vulnerable to breaking.

 

What else is dangerous about wallets and pockets? Keys, sharp things, pens anything and everything that could poke, prod and dent into your wallet and therefore your condom. Seems like a pretty big risk to put on accidentally leaving a potential hole in a condom that you might be using.

 

Also when was the last time you checked the condom in your wallet? One of the biggest oversights with condoms is that they expire. They do last a long time, but you still need to check the use by date. That use by date is also greatly affected by where they are kept, are they kept in the sun? Somewhere hot? Dry? Always check your dates periodically to ensure that you are getting the best use out of your condoms and staying the safest you can be. If you’ve moved house several times and they aren’t stored correctly you might want to rethink that emergency few that you own

 

So where can you keep them?

 

Glasses Case:

A great alternative to your wallet, throw them in your car, your bag, whether it be your reading, your sunglasses any old case will do.

 

A cigarette case:

Go into a smokemart and buy a steel case for cigarettes. This will perfectly hold a couple of condoms, perfect for those emergencies, they’re sleek and slim, so they will fit into your pants or your clutch while keeping those little shields cool enough and making sure that they don’t get poked or damaged en route to wherever the night leads you.

 

A deck of cards:

A particular favourite of mine. Super elusive, ever seen a friend with a deck of cards in their bag that says they play solitaire by themselves or they’re missing a few cards or say they can’t really play group games in their work bag or uni bag? Chances are they may have removed some of the deck so that they can fit a few condoms in their well concealed deck of many things. Under stated and very clever.

 

Container:

Not necessarily the classiest but sometimes the most practical. Tupperware and small plastic containers can be beautiful and fancy little ways to store the odd condom in bags, handbags or cars on the go.

 

At home, keep them boxed in your underwear drawer, in the bathroom, in the bedside drawer but ensure that you check the dates often and don’t use them past the expiration date. And whatever you do, don’t try putting them in the fridge or the freezer for a cooling effect, we have Lubes for that. By putting them in the freezer, you will dry out the condom which again opens you up to the risk of it breaking it.

 

My pick is definitely the Skyn condom range: the non latex range means that anyone can use them without irritation, and without worrying that someone will say I can’t use a condom because I have a latex allergy- Done solved here I have a non latex one I prepared earlier!

 

Another huge pointer is check in with the nominal width of the condom when buying. Brands and varieties differ. The nominal width can make a difference in desensitizing and the feel, finding the right nominal width will have a big impact on how comfortable the experience is for the wearer. But remember-not too loose, you need it to stay on after all.

 

At your Service

Tiffany

Oh Zone Sales Assistant, Sexual health Advocate and Carrier of Condoms.

Things You Should Try In The Bedroom To Spice Up Your Sex Life

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Is your sex life suffering because family issues and issues with your job are on your mind? Are those aspects of your life fine but the sex is not exciting anymore because you’ve grown comfortable with your partner? If the fire is starting to go out, then you should know there are ways to reignite that fire.

There are many different things you can try to bring the fire back to your sex life. Excite your partner by showing your partner that you learned some new sex tricks. Pick your favorites from the list below and try them the next time you have a romantic night planned.

Take A Picture

This tip is very easy to do thanks to smartphones. Why not have some pictures taken during the climax? No one is suggesting you put these photos online because these photos should be the eyes for you and your romantic partner only.

You can get creative with the photos you take. If you’d rather have video then set up a tripod or place your smartphone where it can see everything and record the romantic encounter.

You should only do this with someone you know you can trust to keep the pictures and videos private.

Read Stories From Other People

There are short stories about sex that you can share with your lover to get them in the mood. If you don’t know about these stories then you should do some research and look for them. There are many more stories out there than the 50 shades series if that isn’t your thing.

This is a category that many different people have published stories. With how many there are available, you should find something that you and your partner will like.

Act Out Your Fantasy

If you want to spice things up then act out your favorite fantasies with your partner. While this may feel weird for people who have never tried it before, you can come up with the characters you want to pretend to be yourself. Pick roles that are different from your everyday life so this feels like a new experience.

If you are going to roleplay, you should include costumes and props to get the full experience. Whatever you want to do and whatever you want to see your partner do, try it all. Maybe you can improvise with costumes and props you already have so you don’t need to spend money.

Don’t Be Calling All The Shots

This has nothing to do with dominating and submissive roles. If you are still using vibrators, let your partner choose the settings before you use them. They also make vibrating panties that the female can wear while out on a date and let the man have the controls to add unpredictability to a date night.

Book A Hotel Room

A change of scenery always helps. Most people always have something they want to do in a hotel room. You could always combine two by roleplaying in a hotel room.

You can let the maids clean up after you leave but it’s more exciting if you two show up on your own. The one that arrives first can set the mood while waiting for their partner to show up.

Play Sex Games

Take turns trying to make each other cum and see who can last the longest. The first one to stop resisting the orgasm is the loser. When the game gets boring, change up the rules and you could end up creating new games.

Kiss Like Teenagers

Sometimes making things exciting doesn’t mean things have to get more intense. Sometimes you want to keep things simple. If there are no flames then you might want to hold off on sex because the forbidden fruit always tastes better.

When you went on dates in your teen years, some of your best memories might be when you were making out with your romantic partner. You could restore the flame and passion by only making out with your partner and not moving things forward.

Tell Your Partner, Where You Want To Be Stimulated

Get some body paint and paint X’s where you want your partner to kiss or bite or do whatever you are into. If the body paint is safe to eat, then your partner can lick it off when you’re done. You could use whipped cream if you don’t have body paint. Just make sure to put towels down beforehand because you do not want to create a mess.

If you are into different things then why not use different symbols instead of X? You could create memories as you experiment with this technique.

Things could always become boring but that doesn’t mean it has to stay that way. The suggestions above are just a few things you can try to make things exciting again. You can also come up with things to try on your own to make your sex life more interesting.

Myths You Need To Forget About Squirting

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Debunking the squirting sex myths

Many misconceptions surround the idea of squirting. Whether you have heard about it from rumors, viewed it in porn, or have some personal experience, curiosity is still high concerning this elusive topic. Many imagine it as a voluminous splash of fluids during sex. But that is not always the case, as the sex myths suggest. Sexual researchers describe it as a visible amount of discharge released from the urethra.

Every woman looks forward to an extraordinary sexual experience. Focusing on squirting alone may frustrate you if you don’t achieve it. According to the best dating sites 2021, it is wise for partners to do what feels right for them. Understanding the sex myths and facts can help clear any mistaken beliefs that could be holding you back. Below, we demystify some of the sex myths about squirting.


  1. Squirting Is a Huge Gush – Forget About This Sex Myth

This is a crucial sex myth that we have to crack today. Many women have been misled by the images they see on porn videos. Porn depicts squirts as voluminous gushes of fluid. But they always fake it to bring a dramatic effect to their movies. You don’t have to release a massive splashy fluid. It is a false sex myth. 

People release different volumes of liquids during sex. Some discharge volumes enough to wet a bed, others produce a stream, while for others, it is just a dribble. Some women can confuse squirting with normal vaginal lubrication because the amount of fluid released is not substantial enough to see. It is time to forget about this sex myth because it all depends on our bodies. Some people can experience it while others cannot, but we are all normal.  

  1.     It Happens During Orgasm

One of the sex myths you should never fall for. Squirting does not depend on orgasm. A woman can experience squirting before, during, or after an orgasm. One does not need to have an orgasm to squirt; it is a delusion brought by this sex myth. Squirting can happen on its own as long as your body experiences the right amount of pleasure.

When someone clarifies how their body responds to sexual pleasure, they can more easily expel the fluid than having an orgasm. So next time your partner stops pleasuring you just because they have seen you squirting, do not shy away from expressing your feelings. Clear their impression about this sex myth. Let them know that squirting does not mean you have arrived at your destination because it is a deceptive sex myth.

  1.     Anyone Can Squirt if They Use the Same Method

A much-distorted sex myth you need to dismiss. We all have unique bodies. Therefore, everybody has a different squirting experience. No single proven method exists that can work the same way for each person. So don’t let this sex myth misguide you. Some methods can easily make women gush, while others can take too long to produce results.

Each woman’s vagina has different anatomy. Some have the skene’s gland responsible for producing the liquid discharged during squirting, but others lack this special gland. If some women can achieve squirting through a particular method, it may not work for others. If you want to enjoy a healthy sex life, this is one of the sex myths you have to know and debunk.

Take Away

These are just a handful of the sex myths you must be aware of. It is not a guarantee that every woman squirts. Many sex myths that surround squirting have altered women’s beliefs when it comes to sex. We hope the above explanations have helped to clear some misery concerning the topic. So, what sex myth have you been banking your squirting experiences on? Let us know in the comments.

Author’s bio:  

Miranda Davis is a freelance writer in the relation and psychology area. Miranda is interested in such topics as building healthy relationships between people, love/sex compatibility, and how to find the right balance in life in general. She is currently doing specific research on the topic. Miranda loves cooking and long-distance walking.

V² (Vulvas and Vaginas)

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An important aspect of everyday living is our health. We see it plastered everywhere. How to lose weight, which new fad diet to adhere to in the new year, the best water to drink, gym routines to follow and new and improved ways to pay attention and take care of our own mental health.

 

But sexual health is important too.

 

And yet it is rarely given as much of the limelight.

 

Sex and sexual health still often holds a stigma around it. It’s dirty. It’s taboo. It’s provocative or of loose morals. But here is the reality; sex is natural. And most people will partake, experiment and enjoy it as part of their everyday lives.

 

Which is one of the reasons awareness of sexual health is so important.

 

So today, let’s talk about Vulvas and Vaginas. How do we keep the Vulva and the Vagina healthy?

 

Here are my 5 tips for a Healthy Vulva and Vagina

 

Keep the Ph Balanced

 

The human body is a fiercely fascinating factory of infinite wisdom and workings. The Vulva and Vagina would you believe is basically self cleaning. It also is home to a host of good bacteria that are PH sensitive. Those bacteria keep your vagina and vulva thriving. This is where you want and need to stay away from scented soaps or bath products, even some of the vaginal marketed products. All you need to clean your vulva is warm water. Anything more than that can wash away the good bacteria that is keeping your vulva safe from nasties outside of your body and leave you open to infection. A very mild soap that is PH neutral, paraben free is safe to use especially after sweat intense activities and sex.

Also-douching-stop! It is not safe to douche your vagina. Again, the bacteria in your vagina is very sensitive and when you douche your vaginal canal you expel all of that bacteria leaving your precious vagina unguarded.

 

When using Lube try and use water based lubricants that are ph neutral, have no parabens or preservatives. Pjur has an outstanding range tailored for women that are just perfect for the vulva and vaginal climate.

 

WHich brings us to flavoured lubricants and sweet treats. We have all read stories or fantasised about the stories involving caramel or whipped cream at one point or another. Perhaps that is just me. Let me let you in on another secret. Sugar is not so great for the vagina or vulva conditions either. It can lead to bacterial infections, or worse, thrush. And nobody has time or patience for that. When selecting sweet treats for playing always select flavoured lubricants that contain high grade artificial sweetener such as sensuva in them. This will ensure that nothing bad will grow down there. Wicked and Jo Lubricants are some of our favourites!

 

Let them breathe.

 

Another important point to be made is that vulvas and vaginas need airflow. Restricting oxygen and airflow stifles the bacteria that we have and you guessed it, they die. We secrete sweat and the conditions down there become not very habitable. This is why leading experts often suggest wearing cotton rich underpants which promote air flow to your nether region, and why even if they aren’t cotton underpants they will often have a little cotton strip sewn into it.

 

The next best thing, other than cotton panties, is being naked. Scientific studies have long proved the benefits for sleeping naked for the body but did you know that it is also very beneficial for your vagina and vulva? Allowing the air to flow to your nether region, helps to regulate temperature, assisting in keeping you cooler as you drift off and stay asleep. The airflow also allows for the prevention of the buildup of bacteria and fungi which prevent infection and balances your PH. The term beauty sleep, is not as far fetched and made up as you may have imagined either. Sleep is when our bodies naturally heal and our cells cycle and repair themselves. The same is said for the vulva and vagina. Without the added piece of underwear stretched tightly against them gives them the unencumbered ability to heal in peace.

 

Use Safe Materials

 

Like ensuring your lubricants are utilising high quality artificial sweeteners over real caramel; making sure other materials you place inside your vagina is also very important. WHen selected toys and condoms pay attention to what they are made of before purchasing and before putting them inside your body.

 

When using vibrators, dongs and toys, try to use non porous, body safe or medical grade materials such as Silicone, stainless steel, surgical steel, glass or approved TPE or TPR. lower grade materials that are not body safe have the potential to break down and off into the body and infect the delicate environment that we have. This not only includes the solid materials but can also include the colour or dyes used in the manufacturing. Check in with our friendly staff to see about the right toys that are safest for your body when visiting our stores.

 

Know your Bits

 

Most of us use the word vulva and vagina interchangeable. Infact, most often we label a woman’s nether region her vagina. So first, a quick anatomy lesson.

 

The Vagina is the canal inside that extends up to the cervix. About 2-2.5cms inside is the G spot. Another 2 cms, when extended and aroused, is the fornix which is a cul de sac shaped pressure plate surrounding the cervix. The Anterior Fornix is better known as the A spot. The Cervix is the ridge shielded within your vagina. To see the cervix, often a speculum is needed and it is suggested that a professional inspect and examine the cervix.

 

The Vulva is the exposed section on the outside of the vagina. At the top is the Pubic mound (mons pubis) which may or may not have pubic hair. Below that is the clitoral head that protects that head of the clitoris. Further down is the urethral opening. The entrance to the Vagina is located underneath this. These are protected by the Inner Lips (labia minora) and Outer lips (labia majora)

 

 

Don’t be afraid to sit down, if you’re feeling adventurous try using a mirror and see if you can find each of the corresponding parts. Feel each part slowly. They should feel for the most part, smooth to the touch. There may be the odd small bump from a hair follicle, pimple or ingrown hair. But make sure to note any bumps and bring them to the attention of a doctor on your next visit.  Maybe you want to get a designer vagina?

 

Testing and Vaccinating

 

Keeping healthy means regular check ups with your doctor or gynecologist. If you are sexually active, the best thing you can do for your vagina and vulva is to get tested regularly. The frequency of how often you get tested for such things as STIs depend on how many sexual partners that you have, how often you have sex, whether you are fluid bonded, what methods of contraception you use and when you were last tested.

 

Many people often don’t like to get tested frequently because of the stigma or the judgment surrounding getting tested frequently. I am here to tell you that if you are made to feel uncomfortable by a physician, leave, seek a second opinion. You are doing the right and responsible thing by being tested. You are in the right. There are many Doctors Surgeries that are pro-sexual testing that will screen you without judgement. Reach out to us if you are having difficulty finding some in the Sydney Area.

 

In 2017 a new system was introduced that replaced the pap smear screening procedures for vagina’s to test for potential cervical cancer. The Cervical Screening Test or CST searches for the presence of HPV and can even detect the very early stages of cells before they have turned cancerous. This medical Advancement allows for testing to occur every 5 years instead of every 2 years.

 

From 2007 a HPV vaccination has been available to young women and men usually between 12 and 13 at school to help prevent HPV and cervical cancer. Other vaccinations such as HepA and HepB are also vital in keeping up to date for your safety and your sexual partners.

 

Vaginas and Vulvas are much like snowflakes, no two are exactly the same and each one is different and unique for their own reasons.  It is a great idea to know your own, know your partners for as much pleasure as health. As I finish I thought I would leave you with a quick word of wisdom on diets and taste. There has long been rumours on things to eat to make a pussy taste better, pineapple, cranberry and other fads. The vulva is only ever going to taste like it is meant to taste, a Vulva. They are not created to taste like flowers or candy or chocolates.

 

That being said, a good and healthy diet can assist in maintaining a better tasting “dessert”. Some sample experiments have been shown that diets rich in fried, high sodium and processed foods will give off a not so nice taste. Whereas diets that are rich in vitamins, fibre, well hydrated and well balanced will make for a much tastier meal (this goes for semen as well.) As a general rule of thumb, if your diet makes your pee or your bowels smell, it’s probably not doing your cum any favours either. Graphic yes. Helpful-very.

 

At your Service,

 

Tiffany,

OhZone Adult Shops Sales Assistant, Educator and Vulva Owner

My OnlyFans Experience

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Another OnlyFans article? By the same person? What a crazy idea, it’s almost like my life is work and then sexy work!

I’ve been an OnlyFans creator for about 6 months now, did I start due to the pandemic? No, I started because I made an impulse buy of lingerie that was way out of my budget and decided I’d make the lingerie pay for itself, which is incredibly on brand for me as a person.

When I started I had about 2 toys and a few sets of lingerie, and took your standard nude selfies that you’d send to your tinder matches or your boyfriend; let me tell you how I’ve stepped up my game to keep my fans coming back 😉

Tech:

One of the first things I bought for my photos was a ringlight, it’s only small and I will be upgrading in the new year. Believe it or not LIGHTING IS EVERYTHING, this will change your photos in ways you won’t believe. Having a ringlight means you can choose where the light is coming from and how it will hit you, meaning you can choose exactly how your body looks on camera.
I also bought LED strip lights, being able to change the background colour of my shots is so fun and different, it can give the same outfit a tonne of different vibes with the click of a button. It also removes the need to have a ceiling light on, which removes having light shining directly down on you which isn’t flattering on anyone. They’re also super cheap which is awesome considering how much money you’ll make off them.

You need to get good at adding photos, removing shadows from where you don’t want them, fixing the lighting, removing blemishes if you want to (I find that my audience likes the more natural vibe because it makes it feel more realistic, but that’s just my boys).

Interactions:

Not everyone realises this when they start but you do need to be in touch with your subscribers, they’re not there just for the porn and the photos, as men always say “you can get that for free”. These fans usually love feeling connected to you so you need to be interacting with them, responding to your DM’s, doing deals for your top paying subs, gifts every now and again. Just keep in touch with them, make sure they feel special, after all they are paying for your content and bills.

Keep your personality:

My content isn’t always super serious and sexy, sometimes it’s me dancing around, having a laugh, just looking cute.
I once made $150 by telling people to tip me if they thought I was “smexilicious”, I posted it as a joke and they came through, maybe because they love to pay me, more than likely because I’m having fun with my content.
Occasionally I post photos of me with my car because I like my car, I love feeling like someone from The Fast & The Furious.
It’s just important to keep your content you, it’s what sets you apart from everyone else!

Outfits:

My outfits are usually mostly black, I used the same lingerie over and over again, but now I have that many I can rotate through them and no one realises I’ve worn them before. My go to is usually bodysuits because they flatter my body nicely and they’re easy to switch out of because I take a month’s worth of content in one night most times.
Recently, however, I have started leaning into lighter coloured two pieces, I have braces and glasses so leaning into the teen category really does boost my numbers sometimes, and it’s just a nice change from constantly being all black everything!

Conversations:

If you can’t hold a conversation there’s really no point, these guys want a connection as stated above. Being able to check in and tell them how your day’s been, ask them how there’s has been, talk about stuff like you know them is going to get you so far.
If these guys are sending you DM’s and getting one word responses or left on read constantly they really aren’t going to be happy, afterall they are paying a certain amount every month to be a part of this and it’s not all about the content.

 

I think the most important thing I’ve learnt so far is to keep doing new things, keep switching it up so that everyone’s having fun (including me!!), it’s work and it can be tiring sometimes; but as long as you’re enjoying it and keeping them happy it will be one of the easier jobs you can do.
I always have an extra bit of income (how much extra I have that week is dependant on how hard I hustle), and have an excuse to be hot and have a good old fashioned orgasm. 😉