What is an Arousal Gel?

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What is an Arousal Gel?

Arousal gel is an umbrella term for a range of topical products that are designed to increase sexual arousal. The makeup of many of these products is very similar to water based lubricants, however they will often contain menthol or peppermint to provide a cooling sensation and increase blood flow to the genitals. Arousal gels can be applied directly to the genitals, massaged on with a finger or applied to a sex toy.

What is Temperature Play?

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What is Temperature Play?

Temperature play is a technique often used in BDSM as well as vanilla foreplay that uses hot or cold to stimulate the neurorecptors under the skin and provoke a sensual reaction. Stimulation through heat or cold gives the body a rush of sensations that, during foreplay, is translated into arousal. Temperature play can include ice (ala Fifty Shades of Grey), warm liquids or metal or glass toys that retain heat. More extreme forms of temperature play found in BDSM include cupping and streaking.

What is BDSM?

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What is BDSM?

BDSM is a single acronym that unites a myriad of lifestyles, fetishes, and paraphilia that may otherwise have nothing in common. The acronym is believed to date from 1969 and be a compound initialism from B&D (bondage and submission), D&S (dominance and submission) and S&M (sadism and masochism). Despite its origins, the term is now used as a catch- all phrase to include a wide range of activities, forms of interpersonal relationships and distinct subcultures. Inclusion in these subcultures is usually accepted via self-identification and all are in agreement that these acts and activities should be performed by responsible partners, of their own volition, and in a safe way.

What is Flogging?

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What is Flogging?

One of the most popular activities within the power exchange lexicon, flogging involves one person repeatedly striking another with a whip of some variety. The activity is often explored in the BDSM communities with the Dom (dominant) using it as some form of punishment of their Sub (submissive). However, flogging is not only a form of punishment but can also be a part of sensual massage and love-making to some, offering sensations ranging from gentle massage through to tearing agony depending on the preference of those involved.

What is the Thinnest Condom on the Market?

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What is the Thinnest Condom on the Market?

The thinnest condom available on the New Zealand market is the Crown condom. Manufactured by Okamoto, which was established in 1934 and is one of the leading manufacturers of condoms in the world, these condoms have been voted the best condom in the world twelve years running. These condoms are referred to within the industry as ‘skinless skin’ and are the closest thing possible to wearing nothing at all. Their state- of- the art manufacturing and testing processes enable them to make a thinner, stronger, and silky soft condom for a sensual and sensitive natural experience.