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Review • Maia Confetti Twistty Silicone Duo Balls • Do U Even Lift?

Maia-Duo-Twistty-BallsMy first fling with Kegel balls was about ten years ago when I picked up a set of now-discontinued Fun Factory first generation SmartBalls.

They were too long, which caused menstrual-type cramps due to prodding of my cervix, and a burning, UTI sensation caused by the irritation of my urethra. Perhaps I just needed to get used to them? Maybe this was part of the “toning of my pelvic floor” I was supposed to experience? Ehh…

The first time I wore them, I thought it would be a good idea to take them on a moonlit test drive down by the dock with the guy I was dating at the time.

After a couple of hours, I couldn’t take the vaginal torture device any longer, and I figured I could reach under my dress, remove them discreetly, and pop them in my purse. With a gentle tug by the string while bearing down, they popped out.
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Review • GladRags Reusable Cloth Menstrual Pads • Boycotting Big Napkin

gladrags-reusable-cotton-pads-5I normally use a menstrual cup whenever I fall to the Communists, but I had run into a problem: thinking it’s the end of my period, I’ll remove the cup, only to end up spotting in my underwear. Sure, I could leave it in for another day, but that means one more day where I can’t have penetrative sex or masturbate with insertables without running to the bathroom to remove the cup.

At first I tried conventional pads (which shall henceforth be known as Maxi Bads, or ‘MBs’), but I find them gross, and always have. There’s a reason I switched to tampons as a teenager, and then ultimately to a menstrual cup in my early 20s: disposable pads are bulky, expensive, wasteful, scratchy, and often contain pesticides, dioxins, plastics, and other undisclosed ingredients.

Not convinced? Watch the billowing black smoke that issues from them as compared to a natural pad. Plus, who wants to support Big Napkin anyway?
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Bedsider • Caya Diaphragm • My Non-Hormonal Birth Control

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Hello friends! I’m psyched to announce that Bedsider has chosen to publish my article on the new, FDA-approved, non-hormonal contraceptive, the Caya Diaphragm! I am thrilled to see more options popping up for people like me who can’t tolerate steroidal birth control.

Bedsider is a private, non-profit resource for folks ages 18-29 seeking contraception suited to their lifestyles and bodies. Bedsider is totally independent, meaning the government and pharmaceutical industry do not fund them. Hooray for unbiased info!

Their articles are fun, and more importantly, honest, with real-world experiences of people from all walks of life. Bedsider’s informative guides help eliminate the stress of avoiding unplanned pregnancy, navigating birth control options, and preventing STIs.

So, please, head on over to Bedsider, take a look around, and don’t forget to read my piece! I’m really hoping this non-hormonal method catches on!

 

 

Anal Toys, Health & Hygiene, Musings

Musings • Shower Enema Installation • Three Cheers for Clean Rears

enema-holistic-retreat copyIf you like anal sex, then you’ve probably given yourself an enema. An enema is like a shower for your colon, a way to flush yourself out before anal play. Frankly, I was getting tired of how much time and energy I had to waste doing the run-of-the-mill bag enema routine: fill bag, screw cap, hang bag, insert nozzle, unclamp hose stopper, clamp hose stopper, flush out, etc. I’m already getting annoyed at how many steps there are to even write about the whole tedious operation. While I still love my red CleanStream enema bag for travel, it was still a huge hassle for regular use at home.

My solution? Install a shower enema! I bought the CleanStream Alumi Tip Enema Nozzle, made from solid polished aluminum which has a nice heft to it and I find to be rather aesthetically appealing. Fortunately, we have a shower in our basement so guests aren’t going to be subjected to seeing a big metal butt plug dangling from a steel hose when they ask to use the restroom.

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