What Affects The Acceptance of Sexuality

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Human sexuality plays a very important part in everyone’s lifestyle. It is said that culture, religion, political views and media effects people’s views on sexuality. The majority of the community are becoming more accepting about the different sexuality types and/or they don’t care about it. But at the same time there’s a lot of ignorance and hate about sexuality. Many people believes that sexuality is a choice that people make rather than a natural attraction or how we were born. Some people were raised to believe love should be between man and women.  Below I have listed the most common reasons the world is experiencing to what affects sexuality.

 

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What Affects The Acceptance of Sexuality

  • Culture: Culture can be a very important for most of us especially for the younger generation. The younger generation may believe that they have to follow the road the older generation has paved. From my personal experiences my culture had an effect on my relationship between me and my family in lots of different ways. For example, my family care about what other people are going to think about my sexuality more than my personal happiness. My parent’s were raised a certain way and never developed the understanding that people can have different types of sexuality and be accepted in the community. But not all people believe they must follow their families culture. The culture difference can show favouritism in home environments where one child can be treated better than the other. The favourtism can teach children to change how they act to get attention. Sometimes the culture difference can have such a negative influence on people to the extent of a physical means of punishment.
  • Religion: Religion has been involved in the community for more than 2000 years, which make people follow religious laws so they are able to live a sinless lifestyle. There are a lot of rules that are written in religious books that affect human sexuality such as a relationship must be between a man and a women. Most religions believe in sex after marriage which can affect the human sex drive. But the thing they don’t realise is that there’s no book to tell us who we should love or who we shouldn’t love. It says love one another and don’t hurt each other which makes me believe that people don’t really follow what is actual written. Instead they follow how they have been raised and their culture.
  • Education: When we are growing up we expect our parent’s to teach us about the birds and the bees and get the rest of the important facts from our schooling education. At the moment, the school system does not include the teaching of different sexuality types. If school were to teach sexuality type’s it would help people create a respectful understanding that they can use in their day to day experiences. The lack of education can make people scared and wary of thing’s they do not know and this can create an environment of polarisation for people in the LGBTQI community.
  • Politics: Politics can have the most effect on people’s sexuality. Politics can affect not just sexuality but can affect society. Politics are controlled by a governing force which the population must follow whether they like it or not. But it can affect sexuality with not giving the the fundamental human rights. For example, physical protection as some countries don’t believe in gays right which it can be dangerous if the public abuse people who are gay, marriage laws for example in Australia you are allowed to be gay but we don’t have the right to get married to your beloved because of the law.
  • Media: Media plays a really important part of our everyday lifestyle. The media can be seen almost everywhere we look. We use the media to connect to the world through applications like facebook. Media can actually help people with their sexuality. It gives people the access to a wealth of knowledge. People can access information about sex and disease. Although, the media can affect people’s sexuality through bullying and trolling comments for anonymous users. These comments can scare people and let them down. It can hurt their psychology as they may not be able to cope with the mental abuse they go through.
  • Events: In Sydney and many other major cities around the world there are a host of many LGBTQI celeberation’s that promote anti-discrimination, community spirit, acceptance and the freedom to lover no matter what your sexuality is. These celebration open up the LGBTQI experience to the community so people can understand why it should be celebrated.

So the best thing is to be yourself and enjoy your life and don’t let others affect you in anyway.

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

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What is Virtual Reality Porn?

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I have just been Christmas shopping and wanted to get my partner some virtual reality glasses. He likes gaming and has expressed an interest in owning some for that. I know what he really wants them for though, and that is to watch porn. Let’s face it who wouldn’t be curious. Did you know the adult industry have often dictated how technology advances? VHS became the market leader over the far superior Betamax because porn was produced for it. The very purpose of virtual reality is to make the viewer feel totally immersed in the experience. How perfect is that for porn. I can’t think of any other visual genre that is so compatible with the medium. That is why it is set to take off. Sure we all want to fly over Everest or feel like we are in the fantasy worlds of gaming, we can enjoy the views and get the adrenaline rushes of pretending to shoot things. But watching porn is much more wrapped up in your immediate reality. You experience the views and the adrenaline but your sexuality is awakened too and you get to come obviously.

Firstly I wondered if I would need to spend a fortune on glasses or content. It didn’t take long to find out the answer to that was ‘no you don’t’. The first free porn streaming site I looked on, Porn Hub, already has a good deal of content. Pay sites like “Naughty America “ have really run with it and for only a few dollars a month they promise unlimited downloads and 2 new Virtual Reality uploads a week. When you go to watch the content, you have options as to what glasses you will be viewing on and there alongside the options for the expensive Oculus Rift headset you will find, ‘google cardboard’. These can be purchased for only $15 and are what they say, they are a DIY flat packed cardboard headset. I would definitely recommend getting a set with a head strap as you are probably going to need at least one free hand. Once you have chosen a movie or clip and have your head set all you need to do is download an app to watch it through. Sites like naughty America recommend apps, but I would do some online research yourself as reviews seem to be varied, and there are many apps to choose from.

 

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The reason you probably won’t need to buy the more expensive headsets just yet is that the porn available now seems to me not to require it. Where most Virtual Reality videos are currently 360 degrees and completely surround you in every direction, porn tends to be shot in 180 degrees.  Using higher-fidelity headsets will make the experience marginally better, but there’s going to be a limit as to how much better it can be. That is because of the inherent limitations of interactivity and camera positioning, even using the best VR technology in the world won’t matter much the way things are right now. Nearly all the porn I looked at has you as a participant, you see the camera man’s lower body and experience it as your own. You can’t walk around a room with a gang bang going on, at least not that I found. This might all change when we start getting more elaborate VR porn, at the moment though you have no need to look 360 degrees round a room because all the action is happening to you. Or in front of you. Who cares what the room looks like?

So what is the verdict on this new way of viewing pornography, will it be a short lived gimmick or will it really take off? Nearly everyone who has tried it has an extremely strong opinion on it. There are not many out there saying ‘ I could take it or leave it”. It can feel so overwhelmingly real and immersive that you feel like you are cheating on your partner. It can also be so real that you can’t get off on the girl because she isn’t convincing enough. The protagonists are acting to a camera but it isn’t like a normal POV 2 dimensional experience because you are so much more involved. You are the receiver, you are not watching through the filter of imagining you were the person in the movie. You actually are that person. It is harder to create the chemistry you see between actors in a 2D movie

The other thing is you can feel like you are missing out on the action. If you choose to look into the actors eyes, it might feel really cool but your belief maybe suspended when you wonder what she might have been up to with her hands while you weren’t looking down there. Also everything looks a whole lot bigger, like you are in a room with giants and if someone comes on in to give you a kiss it will probably make you bang your head back on the headboard as you recoil. Wearing a headset will take some getting used to. I think it is just the novelty of experiencing it for the first time that makes any of these things an issue. I am quietly confident that this is going to be the only way to view porn over the next year or so.

I would say though before you all go out and get yourself some for the Christmas break. Be careful. This is not like watching a bit of pornography on your phone. You will need to lock yourself in a room. This is so immersive you will forget where you are and you will want to be naked if the avatar is. Don’t forget what you will look like in your cardboard glasses if you are walked in on.

My suggestion is to use it as a couple. If you can both watch at the same time and you get your partner to do to you what is being done in the movie that is where this will really come into its own. It probably takes a bit of practice, but what an experience. I can’t wait to try.

 

About the Author: By Emily a consultant from Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centre

 

A View Into the Operations of Adult Smart

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The Adult Smart warehouse is located in Peakhurst and the air flows through to cool off the area that has over 13,000 different stock items. Our warehouse is functional with movable shelves and a sex toy storage system where everyone can find sex toys, sexual health products, sex wear or porn DVDs that needs to be sent off for our adult smart website stores and eBay online store. The warehouse works like clockwork, our orders come in, the orders are skillfully picked out, placed into discrete parcels and closed up ready for shipment. The sound of sticky tape making the boxes secure is heard all day long. At the end of the day Australia Post or our DHL shipping services pick all the parcels up and it get sent out as quickly as possible to the customer. On the parcel there is no details that it is from a sex toy retailer, it just shows your details so no one will know what is in your customer order. Adult Smart is able to ship orders world wide to places like Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria and Canada just to name a few. There is also a free shipping option if you order over $200 worth of product.

Our stock is also transferred to our Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centre stores throughout Sydney where we are located in Caringbah, Kogarah, Penrith as well as the Sydney City Centre. Our sales consultants learn everything about our products, from the warranty, how waterproof sex toys are, how to clean sex toys, what lubricant to use with sex toys, how to help erectile dysfunctional issues, product’s that will assist in enhancing the sexual intercourse experience. Our consultants write for the Adult Smart Blog to share our sexual experiences, relationship advice, sexual health knowledge and sex toy reviews that are always full of honest opinions. When you come into an Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centre our we just need to know what type of help you need and we aim to find the best sexual lifestyle product that would suit your needs. Our shopping experience is tailor to you, you are also more than welcome to have a look around without any assistance so that you can have as much privacy as you possibly need.

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Our customer base ranges from young adults, mature adults to the elderly. We have couples who are searching to find their sexual passion, boyfriends who come in looking for a sex toy for their lover, people who are sexually frisky wanting to have a fun one night stand, people who have never had an orgasm before, groups of friends buying party favours for a bacholor or bacholerette party, BDSM beginners to people who have very personal sexual health issues that they would like advice on. Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres are also safe places where the LGBTQI can have a break and talk about what is on their mind. They can feel safe shopping with us as everyone who works for Oh Zone are open minded. Our consultants are from a diverse range of cultures, ethnicities, sexualities, backgrounds with completely different range of worldly experiences. Our Kogarah warehouse store is disability access friendly .

In 1994, Adult Smart originally operated the very first adult lifestyle centre in South Africa named “Adult World” which opened after sex toys were made legal to be used by Nelson Mandela. During their first opening day they had all types of people who lined up through the night just to step into the store from people who had no shoes on, people who arrived in horse and carriage to limousine drivers. Everyone from different economic backgrounds wanted to buy a sex toy or sexual health product. Adult World had a total of 67 stores including 52 in South Africa and 15 in Australia. They branched out by creating a new company within Australia named “Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres”  and the online adult lifestyle store that you know as Adult Smart.

Our most loved sex toy brands include Lelo, We-Vibe, Novel Creations NU Sensuelle Range, Fleshlight, Tantus, SuperSlyde and Doc Johnson. Adult Smart also owns BDSM brand Hells Couture which sells high quality leather BDSM items and surgical steel sex toys. They also own brand named “Odeco” that offers affordable sex toys that have the same silky, smooth, silicone feeling of any high end sex toy like Lelo. Adult Smart is one of the only four companies to sell L’Amourose sex toys that feature warming technology that have a stunning prism like design. You can find products from as little as $3.50 to as high as $1500 in Adult Smart Online.

High end sex toys have currently progressed to recharge through magnetic connections which offers a seamless and waterproof design. You can find sex toys made from high quality silicone that resemble the softness or real skin but can come in any thinkable colour. There are sex toys with up to 7 vibrating motors that can change their curve according to what you have programmed them to do. You can operate a We-Vibe with your long distance lover who is over in a completely different country to you as they use their mobile application to control the vibrations whilst you speak on the phone to them. There are sex toys that warm up, sex toys that move in a pulsating motion so you don’t have to buy a complete sex machine, there are prostate massagers and male masturbators that use medical technology to offer your hands free orgasms. There are also sex toys that offer oral sex sensations for women.

 

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11 Fetishes People are Drawn To

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Fetish are coming more popular these days, some of them are interesting and fun to do but the rest are the worst thing I ever heard of. Fetish is sexual excitement in response to an object or body part, most people with fetishes normally have an object of their attraction. They may want to include their partner within their fetish. The person might masturbate while hold, rubbing, or even smelling the object the y holding or they might ask their partner to use or wear while sex in order to become sexually aroused, get an erection, and have an orgasm. Fetish normally is not dangerous but some people take to the level that can hurt them and be dangerous. Whether you doing fetish or with somebody and okay with it should be fine, as long get you the pleasure and no one been forced to do it. People normally get a fetish from watching porn, seeing the fetish, and they start being curious about what they see. You may want to try it, sometimes the fetish can come from seeing inappropriate sexual behaviour. There are lots of different fetish depends on the persons what he/ she interested  in doing, the most common fetish people might be more interested in are:

 

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  • Sensory Deprivation: You are able to control your lovers sensations. Some examples include using blindfolds to control their sight and using ear plugs to control their hearing. Controlling various sensors can be the feeling of sexual pleasure intensify for your lover as that is the only feeling they can focus on.
  • Foot Worship: Foot fetish is becoming one of the most common fetish people might be interested in these days. The majority of people interested in feet fetish are men and by licking, smelling, taste, sucking the toe or require to do anything with any part of the feet to experience orgasm and overall sexual satisfaction.
  • Shoe Fetish: People are attracted to inanimate objects and shoes can be the mark of someone’s fetish desire. It is found a lot of men love looking at shoes, they love the way it looks, the curves, the size, the shape, how high the heel is, the colours, the patterns, the weaving, the point of the shoe, the type of shoe.  It is said that the way you look upwards from the show to the erogenous zones erotically visually stimulates people.
  • Voyeurism: Voyeurism is a fetish which involve getting hard on by watching people having sex or even looking at naked bodies anywhere they can find them. Mostly it can be like watching porn or looking through the internet to satisfy them.
  • Latex: Latex clothing is getting very popular lately, people who usually like latex love how tight it feels on the body.. We can see a lot of celebrities wearing latex for casual day activities and it makes them feel sexy. Lots of people wear latex lingerie to satisfy their partner’s sexual needs. There are some bondage sex toys made of latex as well which feels really soft and comfortable to use on the skin.
  • Bondage: Bondage is a very common fetish to use by couples to spice up the relationship between them or even sexual partners. Bondage can include tying, binding, or restraining a partner for erotic, aesthetic, and/or somatosensory stimulation. Rope, cuffs, bondage tape, self-adhering bandage, or other restraints may be used for this purpose.
  • Cross Dressing: Cross dressing is very common more than anyone can imagine which is involving to wear the opposite sex clothing or be sexual active with someone who do dress crossing. Normally people who into having sex with dress crosser are straight or gay men.
  • Water and Outside Fetishes: Water and outside play is a popular fetish for most people. Water fetish which is the practice of sexual activity in areas of water like spas, saunas, showers, swimming pools and the beach. An outside fetish is when someone is interested in having sex in public such as in a public bathroom, the bushes, the forest, on benches, on trains and much more.
  • Spanking: Spanking your lover during sex can a lot of fun. You can spank lightly or spank them heavily to give them sensations of tolerable pain. You can add ins crops to give a visual emphasis on the activity.
  • Navel Fetishism: Everyone has a navel which is also known as a belly button. There are two types of belly buttons including a innie and an outie. They can be of varying shapes and they can also hold different types of liquids.
  • Breathplay: Controlling your lovers breath through light choking can be alluring to people who like being dominating. This is a dangerous sexual activity that falls under the edge-play category that is debated through the fetish community. This fetish should be heavily researched and spoken to with medical professionals.

 

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

 

 

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Romantic Ideas For Long Distance Relationships

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As of today I have been in a long distance relationship with my boyfriend for over four months as he undertakes military service overseas. It is through my experience with my boyfriend and his many trips away, that I have been able to understand my customers and their needs in a long distance relationship. So, today I thought I would talk about some things that could keep your long distance relationship flourishing.

Love Letters

Today’s technology makes it so incredibly easy to communicate across long distances. However, it might be the hopeless romantic in me, but there is nothing like receiving a hand written love letter in the mail.

While there’s distance between you and your partner, you could take it old school and become pen pals. Although there’s definitely still a place for phone calls and Skype sessions, letters create a more intimate form of communication that can be kept, and serve as precious memories from the past to look back on.

When my boyfriend first went away I wrote 32 envelopes for him to open – one for each week he’s away. For example, I wrote on the front “Open when you’re sick” and had a tissue, a nice letter for him and his favourite, and butter menthols. On another, I wrote, “Open when you’re wanting some sexy time”, and I think you can just imagine what I had in that letter.

Create a Countdown

It’s crazy, in today’s modern world there are so many ways to stay in touch and on the same page as your partner. You can both download apps on your phones that can count down the days until you reunite once again. Or you can do it the old fashioned way, and create a countdown with a physical calendar. I find the time goes much quicker when you’re counting down the days until you get to see your lover again, and it’s also something you can do together and talk about.

For me, I count down in percentages – I’ve always been a math geek. As of today, I have endured through 55% of the total time that my partner is away (woohoo!).

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Date Night

Date nights aren’t just for when you’re physically together. You can have a nice little Skype session where you watch the same movie and drink some wine together, and just catch up on what you’ve both been up to. After the movie you could also surprise your partner with some sexy lingerie, or show them that new toy you bought the other day at one of our stores – the possibilities are endless.

A new sex toy that would be great for this, and that has been highly spoken about, both throughout our blog and pretty much everywhere else in the adult world, is the We-Vibe Sync. I won’t go into too much detail, but this toy could take those sexy Skype conversations up a notch, and ultimately transform the way you and your partner interact in your long distance relationship – you can also use it together once you and your significant other reunite.

Send Your Partner Your Fragrance

We all have a different type of fragrance that we wear. When another person is able to smell the fragrance they are able to reconnect with the memories of their partner. This can help each partner remember their true feelings of love and connection. Fragrances can also help people fall to sleep easier as they can bring feelings of calmness. You can buy fragrances with added pheromones to make them really want you.

Leave a Voice Mail Message

Leave a voicemail on their mobile with a love message, words of encouragement and other hidden gems that are just between the two of you. Give your long distance relationship something to play back to them when they need to hear words of encouragement or to remind them that someone is there for them.

Explore Your Independence

If you’re in a long distance relationship, chances are, it has an end date. Take this time to work on yourself both professionally, physically and mentally – become the best version of yourself for when your partner comes home. Not only that though, take this time to travel or do something that you enjoy. Eat that whole pizza and follow it up with some doughnuts. Or better yet, create that hot booty you’ve always dreamed of. Do something for you that makes you happy.

No one wants to be in a long distance relationship, but through coincidence, responsibilities or opportunities, sometimes we can find ourselves in this predicament. I’m not saying that long distances are horrible. I believe that the distance between my partner and I has ironically brought us closer than ever.

If you find yourself in a long distance relationship, just remind your significant other that you care, because ultimately it’s the little things that make your relationship exciting.

 

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

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