It doesn’t just mean what you like sexually. We experience pleasure in all areas of our life. Illness and other stressors can change many aspects of our lives including how we experience pleasure and what we enjoy and appreciate. It forces us to face these changes so that we can move forward. Mindful self touch, like meditating can settle our mind, and our body. Pleasure mapping solo or partnered can be a non sexual to redefine pleasure. Pleasure mapping can also be used to start to explore pleasure in sexual touch.Read More
Q: Can a marriage be good, happy and fulfilled but sexless? Gino (52) and I (48) have been married for 20 years. After our two children were born, sex dwindled, due to the usual pressures of family life. We are still relatively young, but haven't had sex for almost three years because Gino lost interest too. We both agreed this was OK. I was never a very sexual person. Gino usually initiated sex, and I don't miss it. We still have a very good relationship, and kiss and cuddle, and have physical contact. Are we too young to stop having sex?Read More
We are so excited to have the first of Isiah McKimmie’s podcasts shared with the Bliss Community. We love her work and we are grateful that she is allowing us to share her podcast through Bliss. In this podcast Isiah will be answering this question, “I have had orgasms before. Most of the time by myself and sometimes with my partner, but the thing is, I don’t always with him. It’s really frustrating. I don’t really know what it is. Do you have any tips for someone like me?”Read More
Sex is one of those topics you are continually learning about. There is always emerging sextech and there are continually new studies released. Then there is just learning about what all things sex means to you as an individual. This list of fun sex facts will be more fun than sex ed class ever was.Read More
A: Thanks for your email and it is fantastic that sex is a valued part of your relationship. I love that you are continually looking for new ways to connect. That is an important aspect of any long-term relationship whether sex is involved or not. So here are 5 was to build that connection, continue learning and have more fun.Read More
# 1 In 1996 Dirk Bauer and Michael Pahl, recent university graduates, sat down to design a silicone dildo. This is FUN FACTORY’s origin story.
#2 Bauer and Pahl wanted to make a visually appealing, body-safe alternative to the hyper-realistic, flesh-tone, chemical-smelling sex toys that made up the market at the time.Read More
Q: Lucy (10) and Ben (12) are great kids, and get on well with Ian and I, but puberty is approaching. I want to keep the channels of communication open between us, but I know teenagers often shut their parents out. I would love it if they felt they could talk to us if something concerns them, especially in the area of sexuality, but I feel pretty ignorant and at a loss about modern sex – sexual orientation, porn, STIs, sexting and so on. How can I get better informed, and springboard this kind of conversation?Read More
A: Great question, thanks for asking. Relationships take work, no matter if you are in the beginning or down the track. The difference is in the beginning we don’t see that the work we put in is effort. Making that effort at any stage doesn’t have to be a drag and is a great thing for your relationship. Inject some imaginative and goofy play into your sex life to increase the fun levels.Read More
A change of pace.
This video from Buzzfeed shares 8 fun facts about orgasm.Read More
A: Thanks for asking the question. It is not easy to speak up and ask. I also want to tell you that it is very common for couples in long term relationships to feel as though their sex routine has become predictable. Many people want to spice things up in the bedroom but don’t know where to start. They can find suggesting new things intimidating let alone actually doing them. As Bliss’s resident sexologist I am here to help and show you that it is not as hard as you might think to bring fun back into your sex life.Read More
Sex is meant to be about pleasure and not pain, right? The American survey, the ‘National Survey of Sexual Health and Behaviour’ described as the ‘the largest national sex survey ever published’, found that one in three American women experienced some pain the last time they had sex. 75 percent of women have experienced pain during sex at some point in their lives, according to the American College of Gynecologists and Obstetricians. Painful sex happens for a whole range of reasons, including endometriosis, adenomyosis, pelvic floor issues and the list goes on.
Does this concern anyone else? It is one of the reasons we do what we do. The wall of silence around women’s sexual wellness, pleasure and quality of life needs to be taken down.Read More
Whether it is doggy style or you on top, each to their own. I think we can all agree it sucks when something you and your partner enjoyed is disrupted when your favourite position hurts. It is actually very common for women to experience discomfort or pain during sexual intercourse. It is also very common that we try to ignore it, by just doing it without complaining or we avoid sex. Neither does you or your partner any favours.
If working out ways to get into your favourite positions and getting back into having sex with your partner appeals to you then keep reading.Read More
Fun Factory sex toys are all made, packaged and shipped from Germany, the factory is clean and safe and supports their workers.All undergo quality assurance tests to ensure they meet high quality standards. Europe sex toy industry is regulated unlike the rest of the World, but Germany in particular, is regulated moreso than other European countries.The German government regulates their toys, tests materials and conditions and functions to ensure all materials comply with EU standards for safety, health and environmental impact.Because Fun Factory design, manufacture, test and comply with all requirements all under one roof, they have one of the smallest manufacturing carbon footprints in the World. They are one of the most ecofriendly adult manufacturers in the world and they have strict recycling policies to save 40 tons of resources a year.Read More
Never forget that a woman’s pleasure is as important as a man’s. He can be as ready to go as soon as he has an erection. Women need more time. During arousal, the blood vessels become engorged, and the woman gets an internal erection. The body releases natural lubricants, and the vaginal canal lengthens. Vigorous intercourse when you are not aroused can easily become painful. Enduring painful sex acts like aversion therapyRead More
Sexual problems are far more common across the life span for those of us with vulva’s and vagina’s then most people realise. There are times through our life that this is more likely to occur and peri menopause is one of those times. Hormone changes may contribute to the likelihood that you will experience sexual issues, but it is important that we are not only blaming hormones, sex and intimacy is far more complicated than that. It is important that the whole person is taken into account including relationship issues, how you feel about yourself, mental and emotional health, physical health, medications, the messages you hold about sex as well as what menopause means as a woman.Read More
Q: I am a 32-year-old woman. For almost a year I’ve been receiving treatment for a medical condition that can make penetrative sex painful. This makes it difficult for me to relax, and enjoy, sexual intercourse. Most painful is deep penetration, so I am always tense and concerned that my partner might get carried away. This is putting a strain on my relationship. Is there anything I can do to overcome this depressing situation?Read More
I bet you are not surprised that a sex toy shop is going gaga for Masturbation month. If you’ve been hanging around here a while, you probably know that we are about more than just sales we are are all about your sexual wellness. A big reason why we love May so much is because of the health benefits of the month that promotes masturbation and we’re huge fans of self-pleasure. Did you know that according to Indiana University’s National Survey Of Sexual Health And Behavior, more than half of American adults say they masturbate up to four times a week. I wonder how often us Aussies enjoy considering we are among the highest consumers of sex toys (adjusted for population size) in the world.Read More
Masturbation is the foundation for human sexuality, for both men and women, but it's considered a taboo subject. This is a real pity because it's not generally known how healthy masturbation is and the many benefits it may provide. The reality is that almost everyone self-pleasures.Read More
Q: I think our society is obsessed with sex. The pressure to look sexually attractive, same sex relationships, sexual abuse, assault and harassment, controversy about contraception and abortion, infidelity, sex-ed in schools, worries about porn, or STIs … it seems to be everywhere you look. I think I must be a freak. I am not sexually attracted to anyone, of any gender, or body type. I have had deep friendships, bordering on what I suppose is love, but I have absolutely no inclination to become physically intimate with people. Is there something wrong with me?Read More
May is Masturbation Month and on Day 1 we are launching the first of our Sexual Wellness Downloads.
You can access them here and on various pages through our site including product pages. Sexuality Education is for everyone and an important part of your health.Read More