Back pain impacting on sex is a common problem with around 84% of men and 73% of women who suffer from lower back pain say that it results in a significant decrease in the frequency of sex. Whether it is pain or medications interfering with the frequency of sex with back pain it is important that you speak to your medical professional about what is right for you and your condition.Read More
If you've always enjoyed reading romance novels or sexy stories you are not alone. You also probably already know that just sitting quietly turning pages in your favourite sexy story is a great distraction from stress and huge turn on. You are not weird but knowing what happens in your brain when you read erotica will reassure you of that and will make you completely rethink the phrase "mind over matter."Read More
Who has grown up watching romance movies or rom-coms?
Hands up, we know you are out there. From those rom-coms you probably have a very specific idea of what "good" sex looks like. Hot, romantic movie sex is dramatic, perfectly choregraphed full of spontaneity, sexual tension and simultaneous orgasms.
Who has sex like that?Read More
We are excited to have Njoy Stainless Steel products back at Bliss.
NJOY Philosophy – Made for enjoyment
‘Pure/Fun’ defines our mission: to create deluxe products that enhance your enjoyment of your body and your sexuality. We strive to elevate the wholesome experience of sexual exploration, sharing, and pleasure. We offer you the finest designs our naughty minds can dream up, the highest quality new-world craftsmanship, and the purest materials available for safety and infinite durability. We hope you have as much fun playing with our toys as we have designing them, because that’s what it’s all about – Pure/Fun – njoy!Read More
One of our favourite sex toy brands Dame Products conducted a survey on sex toy use. They found that about 40% of people who said they use a toy when they masturbate were over 40 years of age.
Now there are some of us who are over 40 who would go well that is no surprise. There are also a whole bunch of us of all ages that cringe at the thought of older people, parents etc having sex or using sex toys. Putting it plainly the human race would not exist, you would not exist is your parents, if older people didn’t have sex (FYI, yes we know some of us came to be thanks to the wonders of science and IVF but we are pretty sure that your parent(s) were having sex even if they need a little extra help having a baby. Thankyou science!)Read More
This month we have been talking about sex and menopause. It is important to note that for some people, menopause has little effect on their sex life; for others, it can have big impact.
The impacts on sex can range from vaginal dryness to a reduced libido or painful sex. Here we discuss some of those impacts and some things that could help.Read More
Sexual problems are common in people who going through menopausal changes. Sexual intimacy is a fundamental part of being human, a human right, and the inability to engage in sexual activity in a fulfilling, meaningful way can have a negative impact on an individual, relationships.Read More
Menopause is an important women’s health issue that is still shrouded in silence. Add sex into the conversation and things get taboo. This is the first article about menopause and sex, a cataylst for this important conversation.
It is important to know if you are having a problem with sexual function during menopause, there is a very good chance it is not in your head and you are not alone.
1. Younger women and older women can go through menopause and sex is still something they want in their lives.Read More
“Sexuality Education for all: a bridge to sexual health.”
This year is all about the importance of comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) for all age groups and contexts. The aim is to emphasize that people of all ages and backgrounds should have access to sexuality education.Read More
We are proud to announce that we are sponsoring Isiah McKimmie’s podcast Wholehearted: Love, Sex & Intimacy. The following is the first one and we love it. It is a little surreal hearing an advertisement of your business for the first time but it is also amazing. We are so excited to be working with Isiah.
Isiah loves helping women become sexually empowered, which we are all about! Isiah and the Bliss Team both come across this often, women will say “I don’t know what I like. How do you find out? How do I tell my partner what I like?”
And partners will say “I wish I knew what she really enjoys sexually. I try to ask but she says she doesn’t know. I just want to please her.”
In this podcast Isiah shes tips to help discover epic pleasure:
Vital factors of a woman’s turn on
Her 4 step formula to discover what you really enjoy
Playful ways to explore with yout partner
Sexy suggestions from other women.
You can listen to the podcast here.Read More
Q. We have both been so busy lately the only time we seem to have sex is when we actually schedule it into our calendars. If it is not something we have accepted in our calendars we either hit our pillows and pass out or I go to bed exhausted first and he comes to bed later. It makes me feel like we are doomed. Help are we doomed?
A: This is linked to one of the most common questions I get - should we schedule sex? How do we schedule sex and not get in a rut? The thought of scheduling sex scares people they believe that if they’re not having spontaneous sex, something must be wrong with their relationship, or with their sexual chemistry or that their relationship is doomed. Some even see that making the decision to schedule sex feels like an admission that their sex life is officially doomed. So, is it?Read More
You always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself - Glinda from The Wizard of Oz.
Hitachi style wands have been best sellers since they were invented in the 70s, wands and other clitoral stimulators are by far the most popular products in our store. We are under no illusion as to why wands are such popular sex toys for women because they deliver fantastic orgasms – power and direct stimulation.Read More
When people find out I am a sexologist - sexuality educator I get some odd questions. Though the most common question I get is what is your most effective sex tip? It is simple and one of my favourite topics.
Touch, Touch more.
Sounds simple doesn’t it? Yes, but touching more often in your relationship has the power to transform your sex life. If you are thinking about spicing up your sex life, you may be thinking blindfolds and other things inspired by 50 shades and touch is probably not the first things that comes to mind. Most people think they need to do more elaborate stuff but it really can be a simple as starting with touching more.Read More
Q: "One of my fears is that I will never have an orgasm - on my own or with a partner. I feel like I am missing out and it is not fair. I am scared that there is something wrong with me and that I will never be enough. It feels like everyone else knows how to orgasm."
This statement from a email query received covers so many myths about female orgasm. If you had a gut reaction when you read that, stop, take a deep breath and know you are not alone.Read More
Let’s start with what the G-Spot is? It is an area on the front inside wall of the vagina, it feels a little spongier than the tissues around it and produces strong orgasms and sometimes female ejaculation when stimulated. There there is still some debate about the G-spot and how it works. The G-spot is located one to three inches the front inside wall of the vagina. Inserting a finger and making a "come hither" motion will help you locate it. It is believed to be an internal portion of the clitoris that you can stimulate with this motion.
Most women report that achieving an orgasm from G-spot stimulation is a different type of orgasm than one from clitoral stimulation, it tends to be more. There are vibrators and other sex toys specially designed to stimulate the G-spot and doggy style is known to be a good way to stimulate itRead More
Knowing it is OK to use lubricants. Knowing the importance of and using quality lubricants. Lubricants, vaginal moisturisers and other adult toys can help increase your pleasure and comfort. Using quality lubes, toys or other products is important for your health and your pleasure.
Uncomfortable. Painful. Dry.
Would you describe sex using any of these words? If you do, then lubricants may be your new best friend. In fact, even if these words aren’t what you would use to describe intercourse, lubricants are still your best friend.Read More
Does this sound familiar?
101 things on my to do list - Fatigued and pained - Too busy, Too tired - My scars are ugly - Hurry up or no that is not right.
Who has all this and far more going on in their head?
It’s all that distracts us during intimacy & sexual experiences. I make that distinction on purpose. There is an abundance of pleasure, connection & health benefits to be had in non sexual, consensual touch. Being able to be mindful during those interactions is sexual self care.Read More
This could be a long one. Do not let your definition of sex be defined by porn or what you see in Hollywood romance movies.
Sex and pleasure are a smorgasbord and you get to choose what works for you. You can even change your mind and/or go back for seconds. Its all the fun, pleasurable, cheeky, exciting stuff you can get up to before orgasm, before intercourse and even before your clothes come off. It is pleasure in whatever form that takes for you.
Once you understand that sex is broader than many people think it opens up a whole new world to explore. Then the trick is to be able to communicate that to your partner(s).
It is safe to assume that most of us a pretty good at communicating in most situations in life. We are taught from a young age how to communicate what we need and want. Then there is sex and we are for the most part not taught about and not all that great at. Research (Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy) tells us that sharing sexual needs and desires with your partner positively improves relationship satisfaction.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