Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Tips on Using Vibrators

How To Use a Vibrator

Using a vibrator can be a very pleasurable experience. For reasons we don't fully understand, the extra stimulation a woman gets from a vibrator helps her achieve orgasm more easily, and more frequently than with a non-vibrating toy. Proper usage and handling is key, however. You don't want an unpleasant experience to color your future experimentation with toys. Here are a few guidelines to help you build a lifetime love affair with your new sex toy.
  1. Always wash any sex toy before using it. If it isn't waterproof, don't get water near the battery case
  2. Don't use a vibrator on broken or irritated skin, and if pain or discomfort occurs, turn the vibrator off immediately.
  3. Never insert a vibrator to the point where it can't be easily removed and controlled.
  4. Get to know your vibrator before using it on your body, and then always start at the lowest settings to find out what feels good
  5. Experiment with your new toy alone first, before using it with a partner. Knowing what turns you on will really enhance your love making experience.
  6. Vibrators feel good on any erogenous zone. Experiement with using your new toy on your nipples, inner thighs and on all parts of your vagina.
  7. Using lubriant will definitely enhance the feel of your vibrator. Water based lubes are safest, since there's no chance they could damage silicone materials that might be in your toy.
  8. Before inserting a vibrator for the first time, turn it off, so you can get used to the toy's size and texture before experimenting with various vibration modes and speeds.
  9. Always clean your vibrator after use, and then store it in a cool, dry area.
  10. Always remove the batteries prior to storing your vibrator. This will greatly increase the life of the toy, as well as preventing you from going broke buying new batteries!

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

History of Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day History a Long One

The history of Valentine's Day is shrouded in mystery. The Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints named Valentine and the Valentine's day rituals that we are familiar with today come from both Christian and Roman traditions.
Some believe that Valentine was a priest who lived during the third century in Rome. Emperor Claudius II discovered that single men made better soldiers, so he outlawed marriage for men who were young enough to be drafted. Valentine defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages in secret. When Valentine's actions were discovered, Claudius had him put to death.

There are also stories that Valentine wasn't performing marriages, but was helping Christians escape from prisons where they were being beaten and tortured.

A third legend suggests that Valentine actually sent the first "valentine" to a young girl who visited him while he was in prison. Before his death, some believe that he wrote her a letter, which he signed "From your Valentine," an expression that is still in use today.

In ancient Rome, the middle of February marked the beginning of spring. It was celebrated with a fertility festival dedicated to Faunus, the Roman god of agriculture, and to the founders of Rome, Romulus and Remus. Many believe that Valentine's day falls in mid February to coincide with this pagan festival, just like Christmas falls near the time of Yule, and Easter happens to be during the springtime festival of Beltane.

The oldest known valentine still in existence today was a poem written in 1415 by Charles, Duke of Orleans to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London. Valentine's Day didn't really catch on until around the seventeenth century, and by the middle of the eighteenth century it was a common practice to send small tokens of affection or handwritten notes to loved ones. By the end of the century, printed cards began to appear, and the Valentine's Day tradition really took off. According to the Greeting Card Association, an estimated one billion valentine cards are sent each year, 85 percent of which are purchased by women.