Honeymoon Cystitis

urinary tract infection

Cystitis is a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) that can last for a few days, with the most common symptoms including the constant urge to urinate and a burning sensation when peeing. There are numerous causes for Cystitis, including falling estrogen levels during menopause, using a birth control diaphragm, and even from changing tampons (if susceptible to UTIs, perhaps look at changing from tampons to menstrual cups).

However Honeymoon Cystitis is caused by sexual intercourse and almost only ever in women. This is for two reasons, firstly that a woman’s urethra is much shorter than a mans, and secondly because of the close proximity of the vaginal opening and anus to the urethral entrance.

Honeymoon Cystitis is typically caused when the bacteria E. Coli is spread to the urethral opening either from the anus or the vagina, from there it moves up into the bladder where the trouble starts. Despite originating from penetrative sex, Honeymoon Cystisis is not a STI. As such, and while safe sex is always recommended, condoms do not prevent Honeymoon Cystisis, and some studies even indicate a higher chance of getting a UTI with the use of condoms (perhaps try a non-latex condom if you have reactions to your current choice of protection).

Symptoms

Some of the typical symptoms of Honeymoon Cystitis are:

  • A strong and persistent desire to pass urine
  • A sensation of burning while passing urine
  • Passing a small quantity of urine frequently
  • Hematuria (presence of blood in your urine)
  • Foamy urine, sometimes with a strong smell
  • Low-grade fever
  • Feeling discomfort in the pelvis or lower abdominal region

While the spread of the E. Coli bacteria is the cause of this UTI, there are two completely different ideas as to what makes someone more susceptible. Some say it is the first time of penetrative sex after a long spell of abstinence. The other end of the spectrum says that it can happen after intensive or frequent penetrative sex.

Prevention

However both sides of this agree on ways to prevent Honeymoon Cystitis:

  • Urinate immediately after intercourse to ensure you eject any bacteria that could have entered the urethra
  • Drink plenty of water every day
  • Always wipe front to back to avoid bacterial spread
  • Using a good water based lubricant, even if there are no issues with vaginal dryness, will help provide a good glide and prevent micro tears, especially around the vulva and vaginal opening.

Treatment

It is recommended to see your GP should you experience any of those above symptoms, as some of these also overlap with symptoms of a few Sexually Transmitted Infections that only a blood test will be able to reveal. If it is Honeymoon Cystitis, your GP will probably suggest the following:

  • Prescribe a short course of antibiotics
  • Maintain fluids
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Avoid more penetrative sex
  • Cranberries (as in the actual fruit) may help with an active ingredient that prevents bacteria from sticking to the bladder wall. However, cranberry juice or capsules may not be potent enough for this to happen. In fact, despite popular belief, cranberry juice adds hippuric acid to urine, and Vitamin C in the form of ascorbic acid, and actually feeds the bacteria that cause UTIs.

 

On a final note, while you can indeed have penetrative sex while suffering Honeymoon Cystitis, as it isn’t an infection that can be passed on to the other partner, you will feel extra discomfort and even exacerbate the problem even further.

 

Talking about Adult Hookup Sites

One night stands

We’ve all done it, the walk of shame, or the run of shame while they were in the bathroom. Those wild one night stands where your sex hair is on point and you were surprisingly flexible, there was no talking and you left without a care in the world. Welcome to the world of casual sex and saucy hookups.

People may tut if they heard what was going on, they know it is but just won’t admit it to themselves. May be for personal reasons, it might be that they are annoyed they missed their chance and are now married with kids and have a white picket fence. Who knows?

What I do know for sure is that orgasms are happening all over the world in a no-strings, non-committed way. And hats off to them, sex certainly burns calories, and the results are not too bad either.

 

 

One Night Stand.

Read the textbook definition here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One-night_stand, but what we’ve come to understand is that it’s a mind-blowing sex marathon-if you’re lucky-for a night and without all the added drama of feelings and emotions.

Both parties, usually unspoken, know there are no relations afterward that it’s a once-off and you had better make it count. If the unfortunate thing happens and the encounter is lack-luster no harm no foul, simply cut ties and get ready for the dawn of a new day.

 

Using a hookup website.

If this is all new for you don’t stress, everyone had to be where you are at one point or another, the key is to do what makes you comfortable. Do it in your own time, at the pace you feel good with and simply start by chatting online.

With time you will see there are so many like-minded people looking for the same no-strings-attached affair, and soon you can delve into your first meet and greet as it were. But by using a hookup site there is no need to search through hundreds of profiles and images hoping to meet someone with the same zodiac sign to ensure a match, simply sign up and get connected.

Everyone using the site, same as you, just wants a hookup of great sex without wasting each other’s time. Be sure to initially do some homework before signing up to a site as there are many shady ones on the net, hidden agenda and sneaky fake cake profiles. Look for one suited to your personality and that has legit content.

It can be daunting as they all have the same gorgeous images flashing all over the place, rather take a minute and check out some reliable adult websites, one less thing to have to worry about when you’re a newbie.

5 Advantages of a one night stand.

  • You never have to see that person again, whether the sex was good or bad, and you feel pretty badass rock and roll.
  • Your sex count will increase, you can put this down to experience or simply adding notches to the bed as and when you please.
  • Dinner talk. There will for sure be mad stories to tell your girlfriends over dinner and wine on ladies’ night. The shapes and sizes, new positions or crazy dress up, great for a chat and a laugh- around the table.
  • One sucky, and not in the sense you’re thinking, rendezvous is all it takes to bring you back to reality on what ‘not to do’ to achieve great sex. Because let’s be real, as much as we don’t want it to happen, Juan over there may talk the talk, but fell flat on his face when it came to walking the walk. Boo.
  • There are no threads, you don’t need to consider feelings, you don’t need to please them first, it’s an in and out job done kind of event. And that works.

There are certain unspoken rules and etiquettes through participating in these casual orgasms resulting evenings, watch this video and have a pen and paper ready as you are going to want to take notes. The actions may seem small but relevant, some you may have come to realize for yourself already so it’s always good to brush up on your ‘manners’.

 

Reasons for casual sex.

The reasons are endless, some ring true and valid, others seem distant but why should we need an ‘excuse’ to have pleasure? Is it not our bodies to please how we see fit? Each to their own opinion of course, so if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it am I right?

Perhaps you’re a top CEO and travel constantly for work, you could never put in the time and effort it would take to build a lasting relationship your partner would deserve, so this arrangement works perfectly for you.

You also might just have come out of a long-term relationship and looking to blow off steam, a few months of hookups might be just what the doctor ordered. There are commitment issues, physical phobias of being judged if we become intimate or simply needing a blast of thrill in your life.

Whatever the reason, if you are practicing safe sex and I state this in capital letters, then you do you. Forget what people think or what society says is right or wrong, we live one life and it should be lived to the fullest. The more the merrier I say.

 

Pregnant From A Drop Of Precum!

Pregnancy testing

I love the moments when you can shock someone and prove him or her wrong when they are so hell bent on being correct themselves. That ha! moment when something has ACTUALLY happened to you that everyone else says can’t or won’t happen!

I fell pregnant from precum. Yes, that elusive substance that trickles out of the penis before the big moment that many women think “pfft… that won’t make me pregnant”. HELLO! It can and although there is not a high chance it can definitely happen!

Precum droplets
Image: Precum

So here are the facts about precum

As one of life’s questions is the battle between yes and no when it comes to the age old question “can you get pregnant from precum?”

Pre-ejaculate and ejaculate are both fluids that exit from a man’s penis, but they are not the same; they both have different functions and differ in their compositions.

The fluid that comes from the prostate and seminal vesicles contains sperm and is called ejaculate which is also known as cum. It is thicker in consistency, high in volume, and usually comes in the colour range of white, grey or yellow.

However, the thinner mucous creation that comes from multiple glands throughout the reproductive system is called precum or pre ejaculate and comes at the first signs of arousal. Its mission if it chooses to accept is to wash away all urine out of the urethra while also providing some added lubrication during sex, but does it contain sperm?

Precum diagram
Image: Precum meme

A study was taken where 27 men were asked to masturbate five times into a cup.

The study revealed that 11 out of the 27 men had sperm present in their pre ejaculate fluid, and the others had none. Basically although it is rare and technically pre ejaculate isn’t meant to contain sperm it can. Doctors think that either some sperm makes its way out during precum or that it picks up some as it moves down the pipeline. What they can be certain about is that there is a lot less sperm present in precum but it’s still not a gamble you should take if you are trying to avoid pregnancy.

So the answer to this question is YES!

Man genitals diagram
Image: Naked man diagram

Practicing safe sex

The riskiest factor is that men have no control over pre ejaculate, unlike its fluidly cousin ejaculate. Unlike an orgasm pre ejaculate can happen without any warning, which means before you have the chance to put on a condom it’s already happened.

If you are trying to avoid falling pregnant the best thing you can do is to wear a high-quality condom the entire time you are having sex, not just at the end when you’re about to cum. This means BEFORE any penis to vagina contact, because unlike another myth sperm does not die when it comes in contact with the air.

Did you know these fun facts about sperm?

Because sperm is so fun I mean check out the little guys, I felt the need to research a little more about these odd secretions.

  • Abnormal sperm is actually completely normal! Who thought that being different was actually the norm, but here in the world of sperm 90% is considered deformed. Two heads, two tails, pin-heads, huge heads, coiled tails etc
  • Often when you feel like you are drowning in cum and there is just way too much to swallow, or you feel like you have been covered head to toe! There is only actually about half a teaspoon, so for all those over dramatic princesses out there it’s not as bad as you think.
  • I have often wonder why men are so competitive but it seems this is a norm from before birth. Only one sperm can win but it seems competition is an understatement with 200 million competitors swimming their little DNA filled hearts out to penetrate your egg!
  • Unlike eggs in a female, sperm never stops! Women are born with all the eggs they will ever get in their lifetime, but sperm keeps going and going and going and going. Men produce sperm all day every day. Mind you as the years go on they start to enter into part-time production and become a bit lazy but yet they keep on producing until their last breath.
  • Unlike other parts of the body sperm are actually tiny, I mean like microscopic tiny! Usually about 50 micrometers from head to tail. Although they are tiny, they sure are mighty and if you laid all the sperm from one ejaculation in a line they would stretch to about 9.6 meters!
  • And finally my last fun fact is that sperm isn’t always the smartest tool in the shed. They definitely know how to whip their tails but when it comes to swimming they don’t always end up where they want. They have a hard time swimming in a straight line, half of them tend to swim in circles or bob around.

The moral of the story is that there are a lot of myths about sperm so read up, and enjoy the journey! You never know what’s true! Be sure to also check out a guide on contraception if you would like more information on practicing safe sex.

Morgan x

Author: Morgan is a consultant from Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres

Revolutionizing The Condom World

LELO HEX Condom Image

Lelo Revolutionizes The Condom World

LELO claims HEX Condoms have revolutionised the condom world with its new engineered material design to maximise sensation without scarifying safe sex practices. When I say LELO you probably think of the high end sleek designed toys that they make, until now. The HEX condom, love it or hate it there is no denying that it has made a huge impact around the world even before its release. LELO consider it to be the most talked about condom to date. There really is no denying it with the heavy buzz all over the internet and its high demand pre-order phase.

“It’s been almost over 70 years since the condom changed its design. Isn’t it time for an upgrade?” – LELO

You’ve probably heard all the excuses of how a condom doesn’t fit, that it’ll just slide off during sex, it isn’t comfortable or how it doesn’t feel good. Yes, the last one is important and not entirely untrue. No one wants to feel as though their sexual pleasure is being reduced due to a condom. That’s where LELO HEX Condoms comes into play, it has been designed to work against all of these arguments. When it comes to the HEX all those excuses are just that, excuses.

 

LELO HEX Condom Image
Image: LELO HEX Condom – Review

The Condom Made From Graphene

Inspired by graphene which is one of the strongest structural designs known to science. The honeycomb pattern runs all the way from the base along the shaft and smooths out only at the tip. It allows the condom to wrap around the users penis more intuitively and move around with them. This means unless he has a VERY specific sizing needs the LELO HEX will feel like a nice tailored fit.

The honeycomb structure allows HEX to be super strong and durable. It is so strong that it has been electronically tested and prick tested. After I saw the prick test online, I had to try it for myself. After multiple pricks, the condom just won’t break unlike a regular condom that would just completely tear apart. Making skin-on-skin and fluid contact minimized which helps prevent the risk of pregnancy and STI transmission. The Hexagon design also means that the more you tug the less likely it is to slip off. Giving you peace of mind, allowing you to enjoy the moment and not having to worry about the condom. That excuse of it may break or slide off is just an excuse.

My concern about the prick test is that humans aren’t always beacons of logic and reason. People may start piercing their condoms to prove a point of science, they may then wear the condom that they tested during sexual intercourse thinking it is safe. Unbeknown to them, if there was a hole in the condom it would be one’s own fault of causing pregnancy or STI transmission. People should not prick test the condom and then wear it, it is just not safe to you or your partner.

LELO HEX Condom Image
Image: LELO HEX Condom – Review

Hex Lived Up To My Expectations

Despite the strength of HEX, he is impressively thin at only 0.045mm. He may not be the thinnest on the market but he does come close to other condoms that have an extra thin feel. LELO have also taken in account a more natural feel. That excuse it doesn’t feel good is just an excuse. How does the LELO HEX Condom really stack up to the rest of the condoms out there during sexual intercourse? Okay in my HONEST opinion HEX lived up to the expectation, it felt good just like a condom wasn’t even being used. It provided both of us with comfort and pleasure. It didn’t move once, as soon as he was on he didn’t show ANY signs of coming off until it was time to be removed that’s when it came off with ease. Getting HEX on was also a breeze unlike most condoms. HEX is definitely a winner in all aspects.

In saying that HEX has some downfalls (not for me). It’s made out of latex so people with allergies to it won’t be able to use it. This is something I thought LELO would think about because it’s a common allergy.  HEX only comes in one size, yes it stretches and shapes to the shaft but like I said earlier people with specific needs won’t be able to use him either. I would recommend this product for sure unless for reasons above.

Author: Lauren is a consultant from Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres

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