Mardi Gras Events 2017

Sydney Mardi Gras Photo

I have never been to the Mardi Gras in Sydney, Australia but this year will be my first year that I am going! I had a look online to find out the day it would begin and found out it’s just around the corner. The celebrations for the LGBTQI community would begin on the 17th of February till the 5th of March with over 80 amazing functions. That is two whole week of celebrations before the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade 2017 which will begin on the 4th of March. Here is a list of just some of these amazing events:

Sydney Mardi Gras Photo
Photo: Sydney Mardi Gras
  • Mardi Gras FAIR DAY 2017: Mardi Gras fair day is first even that come on Sunday, February 19, 2017 and starts at 10 am till 8 pm at Bicentennial Park in Glebe. Fair day is one of the most-loved events in Sydney and attracts over than 80000 people. Also, you can enjoy all the entertainment such as dance at the lounge all day, the different selection of international cuisine while perusing wares from local community vendors and learning more stuff about LGBT community.
  • Koori Gras Exhibition: Koori Gras Exhibition falls on 21st of February 2017 to 26th February 2017 located at 107 Redfern Street in Redfern from 11.00am – 7.00pm. The exhibition is about shared stories and history nationwide for the first gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, sistergirl, brotherboy, intersex and queer community from their partners and families views.
  • Queer Warhol: Queer Warhol at Art Gallery of New South Wales Art Gallery falls on 25th February 2017 from 1:00pm ti 3:00pm.
  • EqualiTea Party: EqualiTea Party is a tea party brewing with ideas as the 2017 theme of equality gets poured through the tea strainer of discussion. It falls on the 26th of February 2017 at the Art Gallery of New South Wales from 1 pm till 3pm.
  • Mardi Gras Pool Party: Mardi Gras Pool Party is one of the luxuries poolside venues every year for Mardi Gras. Falls on 27th of February from 2pm till 11pm at the Ivy Pool Club, George Street, Sydney. It has secret enclave of extravagance. It features gently swaying palm trees, private cabanas, high-end cocktails and pool side DJs, the Pool Club is the zenith of summertime glamour. Sexy lifeguards watch on you, I mean what more can you ask for. Unfortunately, all tickets have been sold out maybe next year guys.
  • Queer Art After Hours: Queer Art After Hours falls on 1st of March 2017 at Art Gallery of New South Wales from 6pm till 9pm. It is a celebration of Mardi Gras that is a free event with a bar and pop performance.
  • DIAMOND CLUB: Diamond Club falls on 4th of March 2017 at Taylor Square 195 Oxford St Darlinghurst from 6pm till 11.30pm. It makes Mardi Gras perfect with raised platforms plus access to a private bar, gourmet food, private bathrooms and party. There are DJs and no bustling crowds without stress. What else can you ask for?
  • Parade Sideshow: Parade Sideshow falls on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Flinders St Darlinghurst NSW 2010 from 7pm till 11.30pm. Go to the Parade Sideshow If you are after good time and some of the most entertaining shows in the world. Rock up with you tickets to get access to bars, great food stalls, lives screens, bathrooms and seats so you won’t miss a moment of the action.
  • Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade 2017: Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade 2017 falls on Saturday, March the 4th at Oxford Street and Flinders Street Darlinghurst, NSW from 7pm till 11.30 pm. A lot of people from Australia and around the world to celebrate with pride. It brings the city to standstill with hundreds and thousands of people lining the streets in support of equality, pride with dazzling spectacle of sparkles and self-expression.
  • 2017 Mardi Gras Party: Mardi Gras Party is the biggest out of all the events with more than 12000 party goers from all the around the world will be there. From all the walks of life and all the world gathered to celebrate the acceptance and freedom of the LGBTQI. It falls on Sat, Mar 4, 2017 and Sun, Mar 5, 2017 at the Hordern Pavilion (Playbill Venues) Lang Road Moore Park, NSW, 2021 at 10pm till 8am. Don’t miss this event to party all night.
  • LANEWAY: Laneway is a farewell for Mardi Gras and falls after the big day (pride) Sunday Mar 5, 2017 2:00pm until Monday, Mar 6, 2017 1:00am at The Beresford Hotel 354 Bourke Street Surry Hills. Enjoy the live music, pop up drag shows, world class DJs and a diva. Also, powerhouse vocalist Peyton is visiting from Ibiza and Victorira Anthony, Haylenise and Amanda Louise is going to be the DJ.

Come on guys what are you waiting for, book you ticket ASAP and join us to celebrates and party all night long with us at the Mardi Gras Sydney Australia. Remember to have fun, stay safe and grab some sex toys.

 

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

Review: FemmeFunn Ultra Bullet Massager

FemmeFunn Ultra Bullet Massager Turquoise Photo

The FemmeFunn Ultra Bullet Massager is a rechargeable sex toy made for All-Over Massage, Clitoral, G-Spot and Anal stimulation. The FemmeFunn Ultra Bullet Massager has been new to our Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres for around two to three weeks now, so I wanted to have a look to see what it was about. I have to favourite bullets that include the We-Vibe Tango and the NU Sensuelle Bullet already but this clitoral sex toy is already my new favourite bullet to recommend to anyone looking for a perfect, all-rounder!

This bullet vibrator is beautiful little piece of perfectness is only priced at $90 and has so much going on for it for such a small price. With its powerful 3 speeds and a generous amount of 17 patterns to choose from, how could you possibly be unhappy with 20 different modes? It has the vastest amount of pattern’s I have seen so far in a bullet vibrator. It is a great idea to have an enormous assortment of patterns so you will never get bored and each orgasm will be a different experience from the other.

My favourite thing about the sex toy is that it has a one push button to change the settings placed on a small knob at the end of the sex toy. The small knob gives people the option to insert it without having to worry about losing it. Most of the bullets available currently don’t have this feature. This means the majority of bullet vibrators can only be used for clitoral stimulation. The FemmeFunn Ultra Bullet Massager can be used for G-Spot and Anal play. Due to hygiene, if you are going to use this sex toy for anal stimulation, please remember to make sure you clean it thoroughly before switching positions.

FemmeFunn Ultra Bullet Massager Image
Sex Toy: FemmeFunn Ultra Bullet Massager

 

The FemmeFunn Ultra Bullet Massager’s silicone coating is 100% medical grade, body safe, phthalate free, odourless and ABS plastic free. No plastic is used in this device at all. It has been specifically made to be hypoallergenic and people with allergies. You don’t have to worry about it harming your body with any type of toxins. To top that off, it feels silky, smooth, gentle and soft on the skin. It is surprisingly super flexible which would make it very easy for you to find your G-Spot when you are using it for penetrative stimulation. You don’t have to worry about how much pressure you apply during masturbation.

And guess what? FemmeFunn Ultra Bullet Massager is 100% waterproof! We all know I love my bathroom or shower play so I might possibly be in love with this sex toy. When you are masturbating in the shower or bath, you don’t have to worry about frying your bullet. It’s fully water submersible and that also makes it a lot less stressful when you are cleaning! As I always say when the sex toy is waterproof, please be super careful when using it in the shower, don’t get too excited and lose your balance. We have plenty of safe shower sex products in Adult Smart Online and Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres. For safer masturbation, I recommend purchasing one of the Sportsheet’s Suction Handles. Suction handles are a good idea if you find yourself slipping in the shower, better safe than sorry!

It is USB rechargeable and already comes fully charged! You are able to use it straight away without any fuss. Play with it to your hearts content until it has no power left. Once it needs to be recharged, the FemmeFunn Ultra Bullet Massager uses a USB charging pin that is inserted to a tiny charging hole. It also allows the product to stand up for safe storage. It only takes 60 minutes and you’ll have another fun 90 minutes of play till you have to plug it back in again. Since no batteries are rumbling around inside, it is super quiet to keep masturbation discrete as possible.

I am definitely a huge fan of this little light weight bullet, it is full of surprises and sexual pleasure. It is 10.9cm in length and 2.3cm in width which is made to fit into the palm of your hand. The colour options which are pink, purple and turquoise. The turquoise coloured one is my favourite as it has a pink button to.  My rating overall is 10/10. I would recommend this sex toy whether you’re a beginner or a sex toy expert! If the power is to strong, you can definitely use a piece of material to calm it down! It is compatible with water based lubricant. There is also a 1 year warranty to ensure FemmeFun provide you with a quality product.

Enjoy, stay safe and most of all, may you find the best sex toy imaginable!

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

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Review: Sensuva Warming Edible Gel and Throat Relaxing Spray

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I am reviewing two of our recent additions to our Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres sex toy shops in the oral sex department including Sensuva’s Sizzle Lips Warming Edible Gel which is a flavoured lubricant and the Sensuva’s Deeply Love You which is a throat relaxing spray.

I am normally exclusively a salted caramel lubricant girl but I have been really impressed by these products and they have been selling really well in our Penrith store, even though they don’t come in salted caramel flavour (*tear*). Sensuva Deeply Love You comes in three flavours – Cinnamon, Chocolate Mint and Buttered Rum. There have been deep throat sprays for oral sex on the market for a long time. They numb and relax the area to avoid gagging and make the experience of giving head more relaxed. What I like about these ones is that they are more attractively marketed and packaged than the usual and I really like the chocolate mint flavour. I have not tried them in person whilst actually doing the deed but I have sampled our testers in store to get an idea of what customers should expect.

Steps To Use The Relaxing Spray:

  1. Shake the bottle first.
  2. Open your mouth wide.
  3. Uncap the bottle.
  4. Spray the liquid towards the back of your throat.
  5. Keep your head tilted slightly upwards.

The reason I say “Keep your head tilted slight upwards” is that when I tried it, it was during a slow period at work and with no customers in the store I thought it would be a good opportunity to try it out without too much embarrassment if it somehow went wrong. So I sprayed it in my mouth and the slight shock of the strength and flavour distracted me. I was sort of looking downwards, opening and closing my mouth just getting used to the sensation when the buzzer went off to let me know customers were coming in to the shop, and I jerked my head up, not realising that the spray had made me salivate a bit more than usual and a wonderfully dignified drool is what happened next as my head came up, of course, just as I was about to try and greet customers. Please learn from my shame and don’t make the same mistake at home – unless of course some unexpected drooling is going to enhance the scene (and who am I to judge?)

 

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Image: Sensuva Deeply Love You – Throat Relaxing Spray

 

Ok, so that was a slightly shaming experience, BUT it goes to show that this would be a great product for oral sex as the numbing effect is definitely for real, and the extra saliva will only add to how great it feels for the recipient. It’s also a funny story to re-enact when I’m drunk, so there’s that.

Flavour-wise, I found both the Cinnamon and Buttered Rum to be less than thoroughly delightful, but they’re not bad enough to not use the product. Chocolate Mint on the other hand was really quite tasty. Just be warned, all the flavours taste quite strong initially.

The numbing effect happens pretty quickly, and seems to last between 10 mins and half an hour. Most of the effect had gone for me after about 15-20 mins from one squirt of the stuff, but it took about half an hour before it was 100% gone. Which is pretty ideal really for the purposes. If oral is going continuously for longer than that you’re probably going to have a pretty sore jaw. And you can always re-apply if you want a stupendously long session.

Next on to the Sizzle Lips, it comes in three flavours – Caramel Apple (slight favourite, it is caramel after all). Strawberry and Hot Buttered Rum. Now these three flavours are all major winners in my book. Super, super tasty. Even though I wasn’t keen on the Rum flavour in their deep throat spray, in the lubricant it’s delicious. Quite probably it’s just hard to find a flavour that can overcome the numbing agents in the spray. But yes, the lube, Oh My God yes. Not only are the flavours fantastic, there is a slight warming effect too. I wasn’t sure how fantastic that would be in my mouth but it was actually incredible. The whole thing is like eating the most mouth-watering desert, and I can only imagine how fantastic it would be in the bedroom. Warming lubes increase arousal and pleasure when used in intimate areas and one which is tasty as hell gets two very enthusiastic thumbs up from me. High. Quality.

Sizzle Lips are water based lubes so they are safe to use with toys, although I would avoid getting them inside your vagina as flavoured lubes can sometimes provoke thrush. Best to save them for oral and you can always use a wet wipe such as Wet Stuff Swipes, which is safe to use on intimate areas, to get off any residue if you move from oral to penetration in the one session. These lubes also contain glycerine (from vegetables) and tea tree oil, so if you are sensitive to these products just be aware and if necessary avoid them.

 

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

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13 Reasons To Masturbate at Work

Business Man in Suit Photo

A masturbation survey by Time Out New York found that 39% of male and female employees were masturbating in their company’s toilets. It has been admitted that no matter a person’s sexual orientation whether they are Straight, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning or Intersex they have burped the banana or flicked the bean in their spare bathroom time in the office. A survey in 2012 by Glamour Magazine found that 31% of males had masturbated at work.

The humiliation linked to cranking the shank has been slowly becoming destigmatised and masturbation has been added to a healthy person’s lifestyle. Some people, have been noted to say “Masturbation makes me feel restored and makes me feel happier during the day. It fuels me with more incentive to work”. Another person said “Masturbation makes me feel relieved and is the climax of my day”. A woman stated “I’m just sexually frustrated with a higher sex drive than most people, I just need to release my built up tension.”. Masturbation means something different to everybody. Everyone feels a different benefit from masturbation.

 

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Photo: Business Women

 

There are many reason why masturbating at work is beneficial. Masturbation benefits include:

  1. Boosts endorphins which allows the release of a stress hormone into the body activating the body’s reward circuits. In turn, people who masturbate tend to be happier with an improved personality disposition. People also experience higher levels of satisfaction.
  2. When people engage in self-pleasure they can learn to feel good about their body image, self-confidence and self-awareness.
  3. Masturbation also produces natural pain killer named “oxytocin” to relieve general pain like headaches, muscle pain or body pain.
  4. Masturbation relieves sexual tension making you feel more relaxed.
  5. People who are in a relationship or who are not can relieve their sexual tensions by themselves without the potential risk of sexual transmitted infections.
  6. Due to the type of exercise you partake in while you masturbate, it can help improve your muscular tone in your genitals and pelvic floor muscles. For men this can help them maintain an erection, and assist with erectile dysfunction or incontinence. Men will also be able to gain more control over their erect penis during intercourse.
  7. Mutual masturbation can improve relationships.
  8. Masturbation can help aid in sleeping problems.
  9. Masturbation is known to help your immune system due to the increased levels of cortisol production. Minor amounts of cortisol can regulate your immunity.
  10. Through daily masturbation, people can train their bodies into when they would like to orgasm.
  11. When men masturbate and then ejaculate, it releases built up toxins which lowers their risk of prostate cancer.
  12. Masturbation helps you figure out what you love in bed. Once you understand what pleasures you, you can let your sexual partner know the best methods on how to please you.
  13. Masturbation can get your blood moving throughout your body

Mark Sergeant a psychologist from Nottingham Trent University proposes the workforce employees can have a “Masturbation Break” as a workplace incentive for completing their daily tasks or job outcomes. Mark Sergeant said:

“It would be very effective at work and a great way to relieve tension and stress”

Dr Cliff Arnall a life coach stated:

“I would expect a masturbation policy to result in more focus, less aggression, higher productivity, and more smiling. Certainly taking a masturbation break for boredom or an escape would increase work focus.”

Dr Arnall said that if people were to take masturbation breaks, they should be motivated by desire and not to contemplate about the people they work with. Thinking about work colleagues could potentially make their brain function slow down when they are working. He suggested that the Masturbation breaks be inspired by releasing the day’s stresses. Mark Sergeant added:

“Introducing any form of sexual behaviour to a workplace could be seen as a slippery slope that makes people think that other forms of sexual behaviour, such as those linked to harassment, are more acceptable”.

In New York Hot Octopuss a sex toy company placed out some “Masturbation Booths” for the public to have unrestricted access to release their sexual frustrations to be more productive during the day. People reacted without stigma and questioned why the Masturbation Booths were there. The booths advertised Hot Octopuss Pulse II Solo and Pulse II Duo a hands free male masturbators that are made with medical grade technology. Sex toy technology has made masturbation easier to accomplish.

Adult Smart recommends buying a smaller sized sex toy like a We-Vibe Tango or Nu Sensuelle Bullet for clitoral pinpoint stimulation. If the sex toy is smaller sized you can take it into the bathroom in your pocket or bag without anyone seeing.

 

About the Author: Article Idea from Belinda a manager of the Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres

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Why We Love Glass Dildos

Crystal Celestial Dream Pink Glass Dildo

Glass Dildos were once a scary sex toy for me. I thought Glass Dildos looked nice however my sex fantasies about having a glass dildo shatter inside of me, deterred me away from owning one. I’ve heard a couple of customers coming into the Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres with similar fears around using glass sex toys and I don’t know where these fears came from. There is nothing to fear, actually there is more to look forward to with these amazing sex toys! It wasn’t until a partner brought one out and I got to experience it that I had an instant appreciation and love of glass toys and now recommend them to anyone and everyone that will listen!! I’ve come up with a list of why every women should own a glass dildo masterpiece and hope it urges all of you reading this to get to buying one ASAP. You will not regret it!!

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Photo: We Love Glass Dildos – Icicles No 07 Box

 

Reasons Why We Love Glass Dildos:

  • Glass Dildos Can Easily Penetrate: Glass glides unbelievably well. This means easier penetration when moving in and out of the body. I have found some other materials can be a bit grabby and not as comfortable to move. Only a touch of lubricant, if any at all, is needed when playing with a glass dildo as glass is nonporous and will not absorb anything.
  • Glass Dildos are Easy to Clean: As mentioned above, glass is nonporous hence doesn’t pick up any nasty bacteria and only requires a good rinse with soap and water in between uses. I’d recommend glass as a safer option than other materials when it comes to using with multiple partners. They can even go in the dishwasher (I don’t think many people feel good about putting in a dildo with their dishers but the option is there).
  • Glass Dildos Adjusts to Temperature: I love how glass dildos warm up when used internally. You can also put into an icy bucket or under hot water prior to use for different sensations. As with any glass, it is not recommended to go from extreme hot too cold as this can cause breakage.
  • Glass Dildos Stimulates Sex Spots Easily: The density of glass means it can hit the right spots quite firmly which I love. For those who are looking for more intense G-Spot stimulation, I highly recommend glass dildos. It is much easier to achieve female ejaculation (or squirting as it’s commonly known) with these toys.
  • There are Various Types of Glass Dildos: They come in so many colours, shapes, sizes and patterns. I love the look of glass dildos, they are really elegant and classy, nice enough to put on display (if you don’t mind questions that is). There is definitely a glass dildo out there to appeal to every persons taste and everybody.
  • Glass Dildos Do Not Deteriorate: For something that has the potential to last forever, glass sex toys are a very affordable sexual investment in the long run!
  • Glass Dildos have Affordable Price Tags: Starting from $20, there are so many options to choose from in store and online.
  • Most People Are Not Allergic to Glass Dildos: Glass is not a porous substance so no harmful bacteria, germs or dirt can get trapped in it’s surface. This mean’s that Glass Dildos are hypoallergenic. If you have a tendency to become allergic to other materials it would be worth it giving a Glass Dildos a try.
  • You Can Add Penis Sleeves onto the Glass Dildo: Adding a Penis Sleeve means you can always change the texture and feeling of the Glass Dildo but it will hold onto your favourite shapes and curves of your sex toy.

What to Keep In Mind Whilst Using Glass Dildos:

  • Don’t drop glass sex toys onto hard surfaces as they may shatter
  • Don’t expose glass sex toys to extreme temperature changes. For example, don’t place a cold Glass Dildo directly under extremely hot water.
  • Keep your glass sex toy within your padded or satin bag. Keeping it separated from other sex toys will ensure that it won’t scratch against other product’s.

I also highly recommend ceramic and steel sex toys for many of the same reasons listed above. Check out adultsmart.com.au or the Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres and see which sex toy tickles you fancy. As with anything made of glass, it is important that particular attention is made when storing and caring for these dildos. They are more easily broken than other materials so if dropped or damaged, should not be used. Most glass dildos bought online at Adult Smart and in the Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres come with a soft velvet pouch which can offer some protection against damage. When treated with care, these toys can last forever which means there will be plenty of pleasure filled days ahead of you. We Love Glass Dildos!

 

Author: Stephanie Curtis- BA Nursing

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