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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Other Good Reasons To Wear Lingerie

Came accross a news site with an article on lingerie football and thought this might be something interesting and fun for our readers, and boy was I right. Fashion, sports and kink all in one.




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Saturday, September 29, 2012

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Friday, July 27, 2012

Queeries: Your Top 10 Sex Etiquette Questions in the Age of AIDS

Practice Safe Sex, Purchase Condoms
Manners experts rarely visit the bedroom, much less the back room -- at least in print. When they do, it's a disaster. For instance, Letitia Baldrige posits in New Manners for New Times that having "multiple sex partners is the worst of all worlds." Sorry, Tish, but can you spell j-u-d-g-m-e-n-t-a-l? Other advice is noteworthy for its faux sense of security, or for its lack of the "real-world" factor: Who would actually bring copies of their HIV test results to exchange before getting down to business? (It's true that "people may lie" about their status, but... really? And remember, even printed results are only as good as the paper they're printed on and don't reflect what your soon-to-be partner has been up to lately.)
As the XIX International AIDS Conference winds down, it's never been clearer how crucial it is that we remain honest, patient, and respectful of each other -- whether in the bedroom or in any other room you like. Here are your top 10 queries on HIV/AIDS manners:
Question: When do I talk about HIV with a new partner?
Answer: Before your clothes come off or anything gets unzipped. You owe it to yourself and any prospect to talk about your sexual health before having sex (and I mean that in the broadest sense of the word). Be truthful and direct, saying, for instance, "I just want you to know that as far as I know, I'm HIV negative. When were you last tested?" or "I'm poz. Let's make sure we're on the same page about what we mean by safer sex." The bottom line: If you feel intimate enough to have sex with someone, then you're close enough to talk about HIV status.
Question: How do I ask a new boyfriend to get tested?
Answer: Suggest doing it together. No matter your age or experience, sexually active men with multiple sex partners should be screened at least every three months for HIV/AIDS and other STDs, says Dr. Frank Spinelli, a gay men's physician in New York City. Don't consider foregoing safer sex at least until a repeat test three months later (and an agreement to be monogamous and use condoms in the interim).
Question: Is it wrong for HIV-negative guys to "seek same"?
Answer: No. Many guys, whether positive or negative, are into sero-sorting these days -- that is, only hooking up with those of (presumably) the same HIV status. Note that I said "presumably," because being "disease-free" is meaningful only in the moment you're being tested. Candid, up-front personals, such as those on Craigslist or various apps, can help smooth the way for more satisfying sexual (and emotional) relationships. But don't fall prey to this phrase "u be clean and disease-free 2" -- unless you're really into good hygiene. If you're going to take a pass on someone, I say it's better to do so in the virtual world than after you've met in real life, but be considerate no matter the circumstance.
Question: Is it rude to spit rather than swallow?
Answer: Let's talk public health before manners in this case. Says Richard Cordova, Safe Sex & HIV Prevention Expert at TheBody.com, "I like to say, 'Swallow or spit, don't let it sit.'" The risk, he adds, comes from having someone's semen in your mouth. So no, it's not rude to spit if you prefer not to swallow, but whichever option you choose, for once in my life I'll suggest following advice from the Boy Scouts: "Be prepared."
Question: What do I do about a guy who won't wear a condom, especially when I'm really turned on?
Answer: That's easy: Don't have sex with him. If there's any tool we have to prevent the continued spread of the virus, it's the much-maligned, low-tech (but lifesaving) condom. That's a lot easier when you're sober: The potent cocktail of alcohol, drugs, desire, and casual sex is closely tied to new HIV infections, which still total more than 40,000 each year here in the U.S.
Question: I performed oral sex on someone who then told me he was HIV-positive. Shouldn't he have told me ahead of time? Was I at risk?
Answer: It takes two to tango, my friend. Not to do any finger wagging, but if he didn't tell, it was your right (your responsibility, in fact) to ask. Never assume someone is HIV-negative, especially on a first encounter. Instead, presume they're HIV-positive and act accordingly. That being said, many states now require individuals who are HIV-positive to disclose their status to all new partners beforehand. As for your risk:
"Oral sex is considered lower risk than intercourse, but there are documented cases of HIV transmission through oral sex, especially if ejaculation is involved. As a general rule, avoid performing oral sex if you have an active oral herpes infection," says Dr. Spinelli.
Question: The condom broke yesterday while I was having sex. What do I do?
Answer: First of all, don't panic -- and don't play the blame game. Talk with your partner (if you haven't already) about his HIV status and sexual history. If he's positive or hasn't been tested in a while, go to an ER, explain the situation, and ask for what's called PEP, or post-exposure prophylaxis (a 28-day course of an antiviral medication). Even if he says he's negative, talk through the options with a trained medical professional. Says TheBody.com's Cordova, "The reality is that is there are many factors that determine whether an infection is likely to occur. Viral load and whether or not you were the top or bottom are the two biggest." Regardless, if treatment is prescribed, begin medication ASAP, because you only have a 72-hour window to reduce the likelihood of infection.
Question: I had unprotected sex with someone, and I'm too embarrassed to tell him that I have an STD. Can I just text him with the news?
Answer: One way or another, you must get this information to him, and I'll tell you I would not want to see this message pop up on my phone. So make the effort to get over your red-faced self and talk with him. Still, if your embarrassment is too great, then go ahead and text, but ask him to let you know that he received your news; you wouldn't want this information to wind up on someone else's not-so-smart phone.
Question: My friend's partner is ill. I'm worried that it's HIV. Is it OK for me to ask?
Answer: Sorry -- good intention, wrong question. In fact, it's really not a good idea to ask about anyone's medical diagnosis (think privacy). Unless someone has a contagious disease, such as TB or the flu, there's no legit reason for you to know... until he's ready to tell you. Instead, ask your friend if you can help with some food shopping or other chores to lighten his load.
Question: I recently told my parents that I tested positive, and now they've gone and told my extended family without my permission. What do you think about that?
Answer: A good rule of thumb when disclosing your HIV status in the future is to be clear about whether it's private or OK to share. For those on the receiving end of such info, don't be shy: Ask whether you can talk about it (or not) with friends or family, and don't stray. (Note: This is true for any medical condition, not just HIV/AIDS.)
Photo: IStockPhoto.com
This article originally appeared on Advocate.com.
Steven Petrow is the author of Steven Petrow's Complete Gay & Lesbian Manners and can be found online at gaymanners.com. Got a question? Email him at ask@gaymanners.com, or contact him on Facebook and Twitter.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Increasing traffice to your website or blog

We are always looking for ways to increase traffic to our site or blog, and this can seem like a big task. I found another great site that will assist you with gaining traffic to your site or blog. They are offering a free service to provide 5000 visitors to your site/blog. They report that they only use whitehat methods. The site is: http://www.maxvisits.com/ check them out! As always, hope this helps you.

How to get new followers for your social media

As we all know, when first starting a new site, one important thing to consider is social media. I found a site that is offering to help you gain both facebook and twitter followers for free. The site is: http://www.easysocials.com/ This site was recommened to me, so I decided to check them out. I hope this info helps.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Pleasurists Edition 180



Image courtesy of Bzzingbee

Welcome to Pleasurists, a round-up of the adult product contests, giveways, and sex toy reviews that were posted and submitted approximately between June 10th and June 24th. If you like what you see consider following the RSS Feed and Twitter for updates on further editions.

Did you miss edition 179? Read it all here. Do you have a review for edition 181? Be sure to read the submission guidelines and then use the submission form to submit before Sunday June 17th @ 11:59pm Pacific Time.

*Pleasurists also accepts photo submissions for the art at the top of editions! For more information click here.

Giveaways & Contests:

Editor:

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Adult Product Reviews:

Vibrators

Dildos

Anal Toys

Sleeves, Rings, & etc.

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Lingerie

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Thursday, May 24, 2012



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Welcome to Pleasurists, a round-up of the adult product contests, giveways, and sex toy reviews that were posted approximately between May 6th and 20th. If you like what you see consider following the RSS Feed and Twitter for updates on further editions.

Did you miss edition 176? Read it all here. Do you have a review for edition 177? Be sure to read the submission guidelines and then use the submission form to submit before Sunday May 27th @ 11:59pm Pacific Time.

*Pleasurists also accepts photo submissions for the art at the top of editions! For more information click here.

Giveaways & Contests:

Editor:

Scarlet Lotus

Adult Product Reviews:

Vibrators

Dildos

Anal Toys

Sleeves, Rings, & etc.

Harnesses

Lube, Massage Oil, Bath Stuff, & etc.

BDSM/Fetish

Adult Books & Games

Adult DVDs & Porn

Lingerie

Miscellaneous

Pleasurists adult product review round-up

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Sexy Lion Tamer Costume Giveaway - Size L



Whip your wild cat into submission when you wear the Lion Tamer costume from Elegant Moments! Four piece costume includes black capri pants, a red cropped jacket with tails, a hat and a whip. This costume can be worn out for a party or for exciting role-play at home. Who know that life under the big top could be so sexy? Size L, hoop & Shoes not included

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Monday, May 7, 2012

Condoms are cool

Everybody knows you should wear a condom. We’ve heard it, we’ve heard it again, and we’ve ignored it. Can condoms completely prevent you from contracting HIV/AIDS? No, but they certainly can help.


So in tune with the current flavor of social media, the Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest (PPGNW) have launched a "check in" for when you’ve had safe sex. Armed with a smart phone and a QR coded scannable condom, users can check in the manner of Foursquare, and report their location via wheredidyouwearit.com. This is a perfect tool for the modern day condom wearer.

If a nation with two billion people can by 2020 launch a condom specifically for gays called "Spice Up," then condoms are definitely on trend again. India has a rising rate of HIV infections among homosexuals and one of India’s leading condom manufacturers is introducing condoms for the community.

After some serious research done by the National AIDS Control Organization on "gay problems and issues related to sex" some feedback indicated that discomfort was one of the main concerns for not wearing a condom.

Indian homosexuals reported that condoms are designed for vaginal sex and that "gay condoms" for anal sex should contain extra lubrication. Doctors included in this study report that they believed gays would be very favorable toward a targeted product and would respond well. Now that the condom is more comfortable and adds lubrication for easier use, there’s no excuse, right?

Making Condom Use Cool

Historically, people have tried to get condom use to be something that was embraced by the masses. Most recently, condom use has been touted as something "cool" by avatars of pop culture.

Often, HIV/AIDS is contracted during casual sex situations where the status of a partner cannot be assessed, so the degree of risk cannot be deduced. But condoms do have a similar efficacy in gay men as they do among heterosexuals.

So again, sexuality has very little to do with contracting or not contracting, with wanting to use condoms or not.

Among gays, questions about the strength of a condom for anal sex are often brought up, and a team from the City University in London presented data that breakage of condoms, whether from friction or not enough lubrication, is exactly the same as for heterosexual men.

Historically, condoms were designed to reduce the probability of spreading or contracting sexually transmitted diseases. but they have become much more than that -- they’re part of a cultural revolution.

"Any condom user knows the importance of a condom. And there is this fast growing realization that if everyone bought a condom from us, the Sir Richard’s community could help solve a real, global problem," said Jim Moscou.

Condoms have been around for more than 400 years; in Asia, glans condoms, covering only the head of the penis, were discovered to have been used. The Roman Catholic Church has also played a role in the culture of condoms, purely by not address them directly but by suggestions of promiscuity attached to the use of condoms. The Pope’s recent reiteration of this and his subsequent change of heart by allowing condoms if the act can be justified created yet more press for condoms.

Trends in Condom Use in the Gay Community

One specific brand that certainly assisted in making condoms even more accessible, culturally relevant, and trendy is Sir Richard’s Condoms. The company started in Boulder, Colorado, in 2009 and has since inspired the industry with cheeky websites Slut’s Unite, tweedy looking packaging, and a handy, discreet home-delivery service. Their condoms have achieved certification from the accredited American Vegan Association and for every condom you purchase another condom will be donated to a developing country.

"We’re seeing a huge interest from the gay community for Sir Richard’s in the past year. But what’s really inspiring is that people in all demographics are gravitating to us, and it’s not only because of the brand but also because of our mission," said Jim Moscou of Sir Richard’s. "Any condom user knows the importance of a condom. And there is this fast growing realization that if everyone bought a condom from us, the Sir Richard’s community could help solve a real, global problem."

Asking Jim about his brand’s involvement and embrace of the gay community, he says, "We’ve been involved in a lot great Pride events in San Francisco, San Diego, Boulder, and elsewhere. One of the best events has been Aspen Gay Week this winter. We had a blast there, and will be back in 2013."

So whether you’ve bought into the culture of using condoms, the reality, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is that condoms, when consistently and correctly used, are the most effective way to prevent the sexual transmission of HIV. It’s just that simple.

Favorite Condoms in the Gay Market:

Trojan Magnum: When size matters, these are larger than standard condoms
Kimono: 20% thinner than most condoms for an almost not there experience
Kimono Micro Thin: Even thinner than normal Kimono condoms, for a truly not there experience


by Daniel Scheffler
EDGE Contributor
Monday May 7, 2012

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Sexy Lion Tamer Costume Giveaway - Size L



Whip your wild cat into submission when you wear the Lion Tamer costume from Elegant Moments! Four piece costume includes black capri pants, a red cropped jacket with tails, a hat and a whip. This costume can be worn out for a party or for exciting role-play at home. Who know that life under the big top could be so sexy? Size L, hoop & Shoes not included

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Pleasurists Edition 172



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Welcome to Pleasurists, a round-up of the adult product and sex toy reviews that came out in the last seven days. If you like what you see and want more of it be sure to follow the RSS Feed and Twitter for updates.

Did you miss Pleasurists 171? Read it all here. Do you have a review for Pleasurists 173? Be sure to read the submission guidelines and then use the submission form to submit before Sunday March 25th @ 11:59pm Pacific.

*Pleasurists recently started accepting photo submissions for the art at the top of editions! For more information click here.

Want a shiny new toy? All you’ve got to do is enter.

Editor

Scarlet Lotus

On to the reviews:

Vibrators

Dildos

Anal Toys

Sleeves, Rings, & etc.

Harnesses

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Lingerie

Miscellaneous

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Pleasurists Edition 171



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Welcome to Pleasurists, a round-up of the adult product and sex toy reviews that came out in the last seven days. If you like what you see and want more of it be sure to follow the RSS Feed and Twitter for updates.

Did you miss Pleasurists 170? Read it all here. Do you have a review for Pleasurists 173? Be sure to read the submission guidelines and then use the submission form to submit before Sunday March 25th @ 11:59pm Pacific.

*Pleasurists recently started accepting photo submissions for the art at the top of editions! For more information click here.

Want a shiny new toy? All you’ve got to do is enter.

Editor

Scarlet Lotus

On to the reviews:

Vibrators

Dildos

Anal Toys

Sleeves, Rings, & etc.

Harnesses

Lube, Massage Oil, Bath Stuff, & etc.

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Adult Books & Games

Adult DVDs & Porn

Lingerie

Miscellaneous

Pleasurists adult product review round-up

Friday, March 9, 2012

Rene Rofe Scandalous Teddy Black Lg

Time for some more sexy fun. We are giving away two Plus Size Rene Rofe Scandalous Teddy Black Lg: This is a one piece Scandalous Teddy! Fabric content is Nylon Spandex. Fits 140-160 lbs., 65-75 kg.



Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Pleasurists Edition 170



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Welcome to Pleasurists, a round-up of the adult product and sex toy reviews that came out in the last seven days. If you like what you see and want more of it be sure to follow the RSS Feed and Twitter for updates.

Did you miss Pleasurists 169? Read it all here. Do you have a review for Pleasurists 171? Be sure to read the submission guidelines and then use the submission form to submit before Sunday March 4th @ 11:59pm Pacific.

*Pleasurists recently started accepting photo submissions for the art at the top of editions! For more information click here.

Want a shiny new toy? All you’ve got to do is enter.

Editor

Scarlet Lotus

On to the reviews:

Vibrators

Dildos

Anal Toys

Sleeves, Rings, & etc.

Lube, Massage Oil, Bath Stuff, & etc.

BDSM/Fetish

Adult DVDs & Porn

Lingerie

Miscellaneous

Pleasurists adult product review round-up