Bliss Journal — Intimacy

Sex without pain is a basic human right!

Sex without pain is a basic human right!

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...

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May is International Masturbation Month.

May is International Masturbation Month.

The concept was started in May 1995 by American Sex shop Good Vibrations. The focus was to raise awareness and promote masturbation as a healthy, safe and natural way to express one's sexuality, thereby removing the shame and stigma. The move was in response to the US president at the time, Bill Clinton, firing the then surgeon-general Jocelyn Elders following a speech she gave at the 1994 United Nations World AIDS Day. Elders was asked by an audience member about masturbation as a way of discouraging risky sexual activity among young people. She responded, "I think it is something that...

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Our 9 Best Sex Toys For Female Masturbation 

Our 9 Best Sex Toys For Female Masturbation 

The conversation surrounding female masturbation has thankfully undergone a huge, positive turn around in recent years, and so has the way sex toys are designed and marketed as well as how we talk about sex toys for women. We even have a month on the awareness calendar dedicated to masturbation – yes May is Masturbation Month. We've come a long way from the belief that females don't have sex drives, or at the other extreme that we are should always be turned on like a porn star. Now you can find the best, most satisfying vibrators with the click of...

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How can using a vibrator during sex increase intimacy in your relationship?

How can using a vibrator during sex increase intimacy in your relationship?

The first thing to know is that vibrators complement what already brings you pleasure not compete with it. They can enhance sex with a partner and allow you to share the pleasure with your partner and increase intimacy between you. You might ask how can intimacy be increased by using a vibrating piece of silicone or plastic? Intimacy has been defined as a situation in which you have a close relationship with someone in which you do or say things that you would share with someone you are close to. The simple answer is shared pleasure and the building of...

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