We thought it would be fun to throw a few fun and interesting sex facts your way this week from JOUJOU. Some will leave you a little surprised, but we’re sharing our favourite toys to ease the shock!
- It's no secret that masturbation helps abdominal cramping, but did you know it helps pain all over the body? Sexual activity, whether it's masturbation or intercourse, both increases your pain threshold and helps deactivate previous pain. Sex produces the release of oxytocin in our brains, known as "the happy chemical" and "the love chemical". Oxytocin production starts off steady, surges during orgasm, and is followed by endorphins. Endorphins are natural pain killers and the exercise helps production, while exercise relaxes muscle tension. That’s good news for anyone who has wanted to try whips or paddles but thinks their pain tolerance is too low - your tolerance naturally increases. The Reversible Paddle has neoprene on one side, and leather on the other so it's great for texture play, but means you can switch up intensity when one is too much - or not enough!
- Sex is quite the workout, able to burn up to two-hundred calories. Each position works different muscles, and always does wonders for the abs and butt. A person with an active and regular sex life probably has a great deal of muscle build up. In fact, it's not unheard of for people to try (and successfully) lose their extra weight through sex. If you want to gain more abdominal muscle try the Mini Sex Ball (which also has a version with a larger ball to work with). It’s great to work on balance and core strengthening and works the butt and thighs. The great thing is that you can use this as a workout tool, but if you need to take breaks or want a softer workout, the dildo has various vibration settings! It's literally the perfect toy to make workouts fun.
Men, you know we love to talk about the prostate around here. The prostate, also known as the p-spot, is known to provide more intense orgasms but a lot of men miss out because they're nervous about anal play. You can experiment with butt plugs, but if you're already a bit more experienced and want to take the plunge, there's the Pro P Prostate Massager. This massager is on the small side in order to massage the perineum and p-spot. A remote control is included to activate the seven different speeds and patterns. The Pro P Prostate Massager is perfect for those looking to experiment with a safe and high quality toy - you won't regret it.
Did you know dildos weren't created to pleasure women, but to help with “hysteria”? It says a lot about how badly men have understood women and sexuality throughout history. This "hysteria" included symptoms of anxiety, heaviness in the abdomen, and of course, wetness between the legs. The belief in the 16th century was that women didn't have a libido, and couldn't achieve orgasm, which led to a lot of frustrated women. The only way to cure their hysteria was for doctors to masturbate the women, except there was a constant flow of these women and doctors became tired of the routine! Hence, the creation of the vibrator, and the eventual realisation that these symptoms were not female hysteria. To deal with your modern day hysteria, we recommend the Greedy Girl Rabbit Vibrator. Bonus fact, did you know the Rabbit-style vibrators were originally created in Japan while there was a ban on sex toys? It was disguised by being shaped into a rabbit and only made with really bright and fun colours.
The stigma around sex has made its history rather interesting and has taught us two things - men really didn't know what was going on, and people have always found a way around that! Thanks to the pioneers of the past, we now have yoga balls with built in motorised dildos and double sided paddles to store in our homes, so we think it will turn out just fine!
Article by Sara at JOUJOU