V² (Vulvas and Vaginas)

the vulva

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

5 Ways To Tease Your Partner In Bed

romantic sex

The best way to add a little spiciness to your sex life and increase sexual tension is to be playful with your partner. To be playful, you need to take the initiative and use the power of seduction by teasing them in various ways. Teasing is all about amping up the atmosphere so that you become an unattainable object of desire what’s end up in passion between you and your partner.

 

Teasing is a way of foreplay that builds a closer relationship and intimate bonding. Those consequently lead to a happier sex life. Does it sound like the kind of relationship that you and your partner want to have? If you want to use teasing as your secret weapon, get inspired on how to start!

 

1.  Foreplay Starts Outside of the Bedroom

 

One way to spice things up is to show your partner that you are in a flirty mood before you end up in the bedroom. You can try sexting and teasing your partner through the messages, so when they stand at the door, the only thing they’d want to do would be to pounce on you.

 

You can start flirting even during a casual kitchen conversation. Showing interest by the sheer body language or mimics can be an incredible turn-on for both of you. You can do foreplay in a slightly roundabout way, like a true flirting professional. Using euphemisms, innuendos, and suggestive remarks can add even more chemistry between you!

 

2.  Use Sex Toys

 

You can find plenty of types of sex toys that can not only enrich your sex life but can also be a great way to initiate foreplay. You can find a wide variety of toys on the internet, starting with realistic sex dolls and ending with handcuffs, flavored lubes, or remote-controlled vibratorsthat plenty of couples claim to use regularly in bed.

 

Vibrators are a great way to try something new in your sex life. They can be used during oral sex or intercourse, but you can also play with them on your own to tease your partner and set the right atmosphere.

 

3.  Talk About It

 

Communication is the key to success, and if you want to have a happy sex life, you should be able to openly talk about physical intimacy with your partner. Discussing boundaries is crucial in a healthy relationship and directing the other person towards the kind of stimulation that you like the most. It should never be embarrassing for you to talk about sex candidly, as it gives you nothing beyond greater satisfaction and a stronger bond.

 

However, you can also use the power of words when you’re flirting and want to seduce your partner. Have you ever had a wild dream about your partner? Or maybe you fantasize about things your partner would do to you? Tell them about it! A happy sex life should be free of judgment and be all about common understanding.

 

4.  Use Eye Contact

 

Eyes are one of the most seductive parts of your body. Sometimes one long glance deep in the eyes can do more than simply stripping in front of the other person. You can do that unexpectedly, smile in a flirty way, and be sure that the tension between the two of you would rise.

 

5.  Discover The Sensitive Body Parts

 

We all have points on our bodies that are much more sensitive to touch than the others. You can discover those places on your partner’s body map, which can be an intimate experience from which the both of you can benefit. After all, it’s going to turn you on even more while seeing their reactions and shivers all over the body.

 

For most people, the sensitive body parts are the back of the neck and spine. Be delicate, and touch your partner there with slow moves. Touch their wrist and head, and see which parts evoke the strongest reactions. All of the places where the nerves are allocated can give them better sensations. You might not even know where your own sensitive body parts are, so it’s a great way to understand your body better and have even better sexual experiences.

 

Conclusions

 

One of the secrets to a long-lasting happy relationship is keeping it active and fun. Teasing is one of the best ways to do so. It builds an attraction between two people, increases mutual desire, and makes your relationship more spontaneous. Moreover, it’s much more than just luring your partner into the bedroom – it’s about the emotions and tensions between a couple, even in a long-term relationship.

 

Remember that those tips are only an inspiration, and each person has their own turn-ons. Not everybody is a fan of sex toys, so don’t feel rejected if your partner doesn’t find it playful. Use your imagination, as you know best what your partner appreciates the most in you and what made them fall in love with you.

The new fun exciting toy that has hit the shelves is the We-vibe Moxie!!!

moxie sex toy

Are you and your partner in a rut? Has your love life just became that bit boring and repetitive or is it that you just don’t know what to do to spice things up a bit. Well i am here to help and advise you on the new, fun and exciting toy that the company we -vibe have just brought out called “The Moxie”. Trust me when i say you will never look back and it will be the best money that you have spent.

How would you like to sex up date night and add a bit of naughty fun to it that will only be you and your partners little secret. The idea of the moxie is that you clip onto the inside of your underwear and give all control over to your other half with either the remote control or by using the app. The rush and sneaky feeling will get anyone off and if not then the vibration defiantly will. It may look small and innocent but the vibrating and strength will blow you away. Its a clitoris vibrator so should only been use for external use only. Its such a simple and easy toy to use so there will be no worry. Just sit back, relax and enjoy the thrill.

You simply turn on the toy by pressing down the one button it comes with. When turned on you press the same button to flick through all the different vibrations and styles it has to offer and figure out what one suits you best. Then again use the same button and hold down for seconds to turn off when finished. Its that simple!

To control it there three options.
A wireless remote control that will link up to it straight away
Download the “we connect” app and sync the moxie to it so you control by your mobile phone. This app is free of charge. This option means it can controlled from anywhere.
Bluetooth the device up to you phone straight away without messing around with apps.

Its held on by a magnetic clip which gives it even better hold to stay in place to simulator your clitoris. No more messing around with separate bullets and panties that slip and slide everywhere and just don’t stay positioned in the right spot always. No girl wants this especially when your in that zone! It comes with two magnetic which is great to always have a back up clip just in case. Its the highest grade of silicone material which means the touch is very soft and comfortable to wear, the material is also waterproof so this makes cleaning it so much easier. You will never need to worry about the noise of the vibrating as its whisper quiet so know one will no you are even wearing it apart from you two. There is 10+ vibrating modes to choice from so theirs bond to be one that works for you. It charges from a USB cable which means theirs no batteries to mess around with, just make sure to give it a good charge before use.

It doesn’t just have to be date night this can be used for. Why not try it when the missus is off to the shops or even when shes on a girls night out to keep your relationship cheeky and her wanting you as soon as she gets home. For couples that might be in a long distance relationship this toy can be used to keep the flame going from being so far apart.

When i buy a toy i like to find other ways to use it so its not just limited for one area. Grab a blindfold and put on your partner, move the moxie around there body to tease before foreplay. It doesn’t just need to be used on females. Use the moxie vibrating and place onto a males penis and scrotum to add more pleasure to him while giving oral or even just use as a simple bullet without the using remotes/app etc. Can never go wrong with adding a bit of vibration to your skills to make more intense and reach orgasm better.

The feedback and also my personal option has both been amazing reviews and for the price i think its such a brilliant toy to add to the bed room. Don’t waste time, get down to your nearest Oh Zone Adult lifestyle centre and grab one!!

What Are You Doing With Le Wand!

Le Wand Sex Toys

Today I will be reviewing one of the newer products that have just landed in our Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres, the Le Wand Petite. If you have been in our stores or on our website before then this product may already look familiar to you. Last year Le Wand released their first wand which was a bigger version of the petite and won the Xbiz Award for the luxury brand of the year. With their luxurious packaging and gorgeous designed wand, there is no doubt as to why they are now one of the best selling wands on the market.

Le Wand Petite 

I honestly like the Petite much more than the original. I personally prefer a vibrator that isn’t a massive effort to keep a hold of, I find the bigger wands always need two hands for better control and I am not about that life. The petite fits nicely in one hand and you can still press all the buttons with that same hand. There is a plus, minus, and function button. To turn on your the Le Wand press the plus button once and to turn off hold down the minus button. By pressing the middle button you will go into function mode where you will find 6 different patterns to choose from and you can also increase and decrease the vibration patterns by playing around with your plus and minus buttons. There are 10 different speed options. Le Wand also offers a travel lock option which you can activate and deactivate by holding down your plus and minus button at the same time for 3 seconds.

Le Wand has a flexible high-grade silicone head for easy control and a nice soft touch. To clean, Le Wand recommends spaying the head with toy cleaner and either wiping it off after with a cloth or simply washing it off with some warm water. This toy is shower proof for your shower time fun but they do not say anything about it being fully submersible so I would not try using it in a bath tub unfortunately.

Wands can be used for solo or couples play. Make sure to give it a try when giving your partner a full body massage as they are great for knotted backs!

Petite has 2 color options, a metallic purple, and a beautiful rose gold.

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Le wande massager

Unboxing  The LeWand

Let me just start with the actual box itself before getting to what is inside of it. When a company puts a lot of effort into their packaging like this one does you have to acknowledge it! All of the basics that you need to know about the toy is written for you on the sides of the box. When looking at our wand wall their products stand out from the rest and that is because they have put in those extra miles to make their products unique.

Inside your box, you will find your Le Wand and its charging cord. Le Wand does not supply a wall dock but you should make sure to always use one when charging rather than using a computer. You will also find a beginners guide and a manual for your toy, which I always recommend having a read of while you’re waiting for it to charge up for the first time. It is a good thing to know all about your toys so that you get the best experience with it and know everything it has to offer. Last but not least the company also supplies a nice little carry pouch for you to store your wand in when not in use.

Charging 

Yes, this is not a corded wand like most others on the market. Unfortunately, this does mean that the toy will need a break between charges as it will not work whilst being plugged in but I think this can be a good thing because toys do need a wresting time so that you don’t end up blowing the internal motors. There aren’t any cords getting in the way during play though, so I think this is a massive positive!

Your Le Wand needs approximately 2 hours of charging for a full charge and can last up to 1 hour in play depending on the settings that you are using. When charging the lights with flash and when complete the lights will go to a still. If you are using your wand and the lights start rapidly flashing this means your toy is telling you that it needs to be charged.

Warranty 

Le Wand offers a one-year manufacturing warranty.

Extra Info

Le Wand also has attachment options that we also stock that are sold separately. They have 3 different texture sleeves that you can put over the top of the head of the wand for a different feel. There are also 2 different internal, silicone attachments for either g-spot or anal play.

Have fun and be safe ❤

Elliana

Consultant at the Oh Zone Stores

Get Your Rocks Off With RO-JIRA!

Rocks Off RoJira

Like the vast majority of the Rocks Off products, the Rocks Off RO-JIRA arrives in a brilliant colored box with a clear window, however there is a colored card covering the window on the inside so you cannot see the product inside.  I am assuming this is for retail purposes. The box has a lift up cardboard ‘page’ that gives you easy access to the sex toy that is contained in a molded protective sleeve to ensure your toy does not get damaged in transit.

The RO-JIRA is a sexy looking silicone sex toy that comes in a puce color and is fully waterproof and rechargeable.  The vibrator should always be lubricated during play and it is recommended that this be a water-based one.  To charge it there is a jack in port at the base that is powered by a USB cable.  When charging a red light will display and when fully charged a green light will.  There are 10 vibration modes and to turn it on you have to hold the + button down for 3 seconds and then simply press the button to scroll through the different functions and vibrations.

 

RO-JIRA

This adult toy is perfect for vaginal or clitoral stimulation however due to it’s shape I would not recommend using it for anything anal as the base is slimmer than the tip and you would not want it slipping in.  You can also use it as a massager on other parts of the body.  For men it would be perfect to stimulate the testicles or perineum and even penis during foreplay allowing you to build up his orgasm more.  I liked it on my nipples and breasts.

This vibrator is strong and I am  not joking about this.  Not quite the Hitachi but certainly up there with the strongest I have experienced in the market.  It was so powerful I never took it up to its strongest vibration and it was ample to make me cum easily.  For those that like their stimulation strong you will really enjoy this one.  When I first opened it I did not expect that and in this instance you do not judge to book by its cover.

I found it best for external stimulation and for me it is not really big enough as an insertable.  Perfect for solo masturbation or as a couples sex toy.  You will like it undoubtedly and I give it a 7 out of 10.