[Valid Atom 1.0] Love & Indulgence Blog: December 2013

Monday, 30 December 2013

A Case for Casual Sex

Enjoy this hot topic!

If you’re single, then it's time to mingle! According to scientists, casual, no-strings sex can be just as emotionally and mentally rewarding as sex within a relationship can be.
A 2012 study published in the Journal of Sex Research found that sex in and out of relationships pose the same positive short-term effects, meaning that you don’t need a long-term partner to get the warm & fuzzy feel-good benefits of having sex.

The original hypothesis of the study was that women having sex outside of a relationship feel bad about doing so, viewing casual sex more negatively than males do. The happy irony however shows that this is anything but the case – it’s nice to be wrong sometimes, isn’t it?

Levels of sexual satisfaction, emotional well-being, enjoyment, and considering oneself attractive were nearly identical in both camps (the casual sex camp and the committed relationship sex camp). This is great news for single ladies hesitant to engage in a one night stand for fear of emotional fallout; however one finding of the study was that women were more likely than men to come away from a casual encounter with worries about their health, which is only natural, right?

We’re not ones to argue with science – so ladies, stay satisfied and stay safe and make sure your using  Big Richard condoms


Saturday, 28 December 2013

5 More Exercises for Better Sex

It’s a virtuous circle – sex is great for your health, and health is great for your sex. At this post-holidays time of resolutions and optimistic gym memberships, we’re all thinking about getting back in shape.

Everyone enjoys the self-confidence that comes from looking and feeling fit, but what better incentive to keep up the training than a more satisfying sex life?

Stretching: Lower-back pain can seriously cramp your style between the sheets, so stay limber to preserve a strong and supple spine. You’ll be working up the Kama Sutra’s more ambitious positions in no time. Try the ‘happy baby pose’ to stretch out the spine while loosening the muscles in the legs and hips that put it under pressure. Lie on your back, bend your knees toward your chest, and hold the outside of your feet. With your ankles above your knees, pull down gently, slightly curling your tailbone up off the floor, and hold for a few minutes.

Core: More than 20muscles make up your core, which, depending on the position will stabilize your back or allow for more vigorous gyrations (i.e. grinding).  Keep your core in tip top shape with some pelvic tilts by lying on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Raise your hips slowly while tensing your abs, butt and inner thighs. Repeat 20 times.

Upper body: For this great exercise that helps develop a strong and svelte upper body, while also working the grinding muscles of the core, you’ll need an exercise ball. In a push-up position, place your shins on top of the ball while keeping your back, hips and arms straight. Roll the ball up and back by bringing your knees towards the chest and then pushing your feet back out. This is quite a tough exercise, but it can reap great benefits – see if you can do three sets of 10!

Lower body: For sexier, firmer legs, a better bum, and all the endurance of the Duracell bunny when you’re on top, try squats. They’re simple – with your heels firmly on the floor, bend as if sitting into an invisible chair and then straighten again. The lower you go, the more you’ll work your glutes – start with 15 slow repetitions and build it up to 30. You’ll be working your inner thighs too, which indirectly tightens your vaginal walls. Or, to train your pelvic muscles directly for enhanced sensations during sex and more frequent and powerful orgasms, try a Kegel weights fitness system.

Massage: If you’re worried that after all that hard work you’ll be too exhausted to enjoy some sexy time, never fear – studies show that just 10 minutes of massage can make a huge difference to the inflammation and soreness that strenuous exercise can cause. No need to visit the spa – the latest hand-held body massagers can mimic the skills of a professional masseur. Even better still, cut directly to the chase – if you have your guy well-trained, then why not light up a massage candle and get him to give you a romantic oil massage

It’s just as good for your body, and will really get you into the mood!


Friday, 27 December 2013

Hot Tips for Cooler Summer Sex

When the mercury rises at the height of the hottest season, it’s fair to say that sometimes summer lovin’ can get put on the back burner. But don’t let the weather send your love life up in flames, check out LELO’s five best ways to keep cool during steamy summer sex.

Set the scene
Arousing fragrances, scented candles, rose petals, mood lighting, all these things are great for getting each other going, but, as dull as it sounds, if you screw up the ambient air temperature you can say au revoir to your sexy soirée.

We’re not saying crank the AC up to arctic levels – unless of course Eskimo kisses are your – but a well-prepared and comfortable environment will chill you both out for some welcome relief.

Fire and ice
The contrast between hot and cold is one of the body’s deepest sensations, so a mouth full of ice cream, frozen yogurt or chilled wine or champagne provides the ideal cold shock to all your partner’s hottest places. Thank us later!

Meet your shower
After having so much fun playing with your food in the bedroom, there’s no better way to get cleaned up than by enjoying an intimate shower together.

Again set the temperature just right, and why not consider adding a waterproof massager into the equation? You’ll both be well on your way to the dirtiest kind of clean in no time.

The lowdown
While getting down may be a well-known euphemism, when it comes to hot weather sex it’s also a great, if somewhat unintentional, piece of advice; warm air rises, so the lower you go, the cooler you’ll be.

If you’re lucky enough to have a basement, go there in spring, chuck out all the useless junk you should have got rid of a long time ago, and set up a sexy summer hideaway. It’s just your little secret, and you don’t even need to leave the house.

Get over it
If all else fails, you know what, just embrace the sweat, use it, slip and slide in, around and all over each other like a pair of slippery things in a slidey place. It’s not gross, it’s not weird, it’s awesome, and what’s more important, you’re both in it together!