Sexual Health Performances: Pleasing a Man-(MA). By Guest Blogger, Carvaka

By Carvaka

Sexual Health Performances: Pleasing a Man-(MA)

When it comes to pleasing a man in other ways than through his stomach, there are many adults who find this task daunting and overwhelming. Some who don’t like to do it, while others don’t feel they know how to do it properly. If you are one of the latter, here are some basic tips on how to perform pleasure on a man, alleviating any self-confidence issues or embarrassment you may have.

TipsfromTia.com still suggest practicing safe sex in every situation. Using flavored condoms is a safe and fun way to get the job done. A sexual expert once said, “If you’re doing it right, a man will forget he even has a condom on.”

Carvaka BJ

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How to Coordinate with Walls that Are More than One Color. By Guest Blogger Marie N.

By Guest Blogger Marie N.

How to Coordinate with Walls that Are More than One Color

 

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Color block is not just a huge trend in the fashion industry. The world of home décor is also in love with this amazing way of giving a splash of life to any home. Using more than one color on the walls of the same room may seem a bit risky, but it is, in fact, the easiest way to decorate without using a lot of decorative elements. Many people give up on painting several walls in different colors, because of the ancient cliché of accent wall. The funny thing about the accent wall, however, is that it makes the other walls seem unfinished. Now when we have determined why it is good to color block your walls, let us solve one of the biggest dilemmas about this particular style – how to coordinate it?

Use the Classic Approach

The classic approach of using different paint colors, suggest using three shades of the same color to paint an accent wall, three walls and the ceiling. The darkest shade should go on the one wall that is clean and not interrupted by doors or windows. The lightest shade will look great on the ceiling, because it will expand the room visually. The medium-toned shade, according to this approach should be used on the remaining three walls. You do not have to use the same color for all the room, though, you can go for the palette similarity (three warm or three cool colors).

Go for High Contrast

Subtle transitions work fine when you want to create a soothing and relaxing room, but what if you want to take your chances and add a bit of drama into the space? Then, you can create high contrast by using deep rich colors and soft neutrals, or white, in the same space. You can split the walls to two equal halves with these colors, or use one color as accent to paint around the doorways, between the windows, etc. The “fuss” you have created can be toned down with neutral furniture and accessories.

Create Statement Art Wall/s

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Art wall is not just the one where you display paintings and other artworks. It can become an art for itself, if you work with several different colors and create various shapes (triangles, circles, squares, etc.). If you are going for straight lines (not circles) all you need to accomplish that by yourself are some time, effort and patience. And do not forget the painter’s tape and a brush. This style goes well with modern furniture, but depending on the shades you are using, you can also go for something antique.

A Single Stripe

Think you need to invest a lot of effort to create a dramatic and stylish moment in your room? Think again. A single off-center stripe will grab anyone’s attention sooner than an entire accent wall. Choose a color that contrasts the prevailing color on the wall and you will have the perfect backdrop for a minimalistic décor. You can also decide for patterned decorative wallpaper instead of using paint color to draw the stripe. This way, you will get two for the price of one – new color and fresh pattern.

Go Horizontal

Using wide horizontal stripes as a splash of life in some space has never been more popular. You can decide for the highly contrasted navy-style blue and white variety, or choose other colors you like. Use more than two colors if they go well together. If you are splitting the wall in two contrasting color, make sure that the deeper shade is always on the bottom, so the ceiling would not seem lower and your room smaller. You can experiment with different ways of painting the walls horizontally. For instance, try to break up the monotony by making the lines between the colors messy. The furniture should be subtle or contrast the bottom color.

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Do not let the seeming difficulty of coordinating two or more colors in one room discourage you from trying. People tend to be a bit conservative about the use of colors, but once you let go, you will find that this décor endeavor is rather a reflection of creativity than a bold statement. As a matter of fact, people from Ausin Group find that extravagant houses use a lot of deep and rich colors on walls, carpets and accessories. White walls can seem very bland, but if you find the right balance, with different colors on your walls you can easily make your home look more expensive.”

 

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Image sources:

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  2. https://www.flickr.com/photos/mywallart3dwall/9469419415
  3. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jinkazamah/2439866544

 

Are You Hydrated?

By Tia Cristy

 

Are You Hydrated?

 

"Fit Man Drinking Water Isolated On White" by stockimages FreeDigitalPhotos.net
“Fit Man Drinking Water Isolated On White” by stockimages FreeDigitalPhotos.net

 

 

It is important to stay hydrated during the hot months of summer. A good way to tell that you’re getting enough fluids is, first and for most, remembering the last time you urinated. If you’ve been out in the sun for hours and haven’t had to pee for quite some time, there’s a good chance you need water.

Another good tell on dehydration is, the pinch test. The pinch test is just what it sounds like. Pinch the skin of your forearm and let it go. The skin should bounce back to normal, without your eyes even noticing it going back to normal, but if it appears your skin slowly goes back into place, then you need hydration.

Water is a great source to hydrate, but if you’re deeply dehydrated, grab a sports drink with low sugar content, yet contains sodium. This will quench your body’s needs faster.

If you find your skin has a yellowish tint, contact your doctor immediately. Staying hydrated is important for both your inside and outside. A lack of fluids can cause chaos to the nervous system, mental status and all major organs, which includes the skin. So, be sure to consume plenty of water during the day.

Remember, consuming alcoholic beverages, especially in the sun; can help in causing dehydration. So, drink in moderation and be safe this summer.

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Alternative to a Cooler. Tips in Action:

By Tia Cristy

Tips in Action: Alternative to a Cooler.

Melting ice cubes
Melting ice cubes

Having a big party in your home, can make you use creative ways of storing food and drinks, for your guests to help themselves, while keeping things cool and fresh.

The drink situation can be a pain, so the easiest way usually works with, a cooler or a metal tub filled with ice. Which, is a great method, but guest still have to dig to find what they are looking for, like bobbing for apples.

tipsfromtia.com party space saverA cool tip, is to use the drawers from your refrigerator to stack up the bottles and cans. Then, add the ice. your guests will then be able to see through the clear drawer to dig for the beverage they want.

 

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Pearl Earrings Giveaway!!! You Still Have Time to Enter!

Thanks to Pearl and Clasp, I have your chance to win a pair of sterling silver 9mm, Black Freshwater Pearl Button studs (valued at $34.00).
Thanks to Pearl and Clasp, I have your chance to win a pair of sterling silver 9mm, Black Freshwater Pearl Button studs (valued at $34.00).

Thanks to Pearl and Clasp, I have your chance to win a pair of stunning sterling silver 9mm, Black Freshwater Pearl Button studs (valued at $34.00). No Purchase Necessary.

No purchase necessary. Enter the Random drawing Monday June 13, 2016 (6/13/16) thru midnight est. 12:00am Friday July 8, 2016 (7/8/16) Winner will be announced Monday July 11, 2016 (7/11/16)

To enter the random drawing send an email with your name and contact information to Tia@TipsfromTia.com
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If you are the winner you will be notified by email or phone. All whom enters, your information will not be sold or given to any other third-party. If you are the winner you will be contacted for your mailing address by TipsfromTia.com (Shipping is free for US residents. Outside the US must pay for shipping. Prize valued at $34.00 US)

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Keep Ants Off the Picnic Table. Tips in Action:

By Tia Cristy

Tips in Action: Keep Ants Off the Picnic Table.
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Having a party or barbeque outside during the summer season is a joy, but dealing with the pests, can put a serious irk in your party. Especially, the ants that come marching around your food table.

If you’re on a patio, here’s a tip to remember, to keep the little buggers away. Ant’s can not cross chalk lines. So take a piece of chalk, and put a circle around each leg of the table. Ants won’t be able to climb the legs of the table, to get to the food. Don’t forget to circle around the umbrella base if the table has one.

If your table is in the grass, putting a couple sheets of paper, like newspaper sections under each leg, will allow you to circle the paper. A few sheets is needed, since the grass can make the paper damp, and in that case, the chalk won’t stick as thick.

Chairs and other objects can be use as a bypass ramp for ants, so watch if something is leaning against the table.

Another great thing to circle is the cooler, if you have juices, sodas or any sweet treat.

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Nails Getting Ruined by Sunblock or Bug Repellent?

By Tia Cristy

Nails Getting Ruined by Sunblock or Bug Repellent?

Problem: During summer my nails get tacky again after I use my insect repellent, it drives me crazy!

Tip from Tia: It’s hard to keep your mani/pedi in tact without it getting tacky, when following good skincare rules for summer. I only have 2 rules; No bug bites, No burn.

There is alcohol in some sunblocks and bug repellents. This is the reason the nail polish, breaks down. The nail polish can have a latex base, and rubbing alcohol is great at removing latex.

An easy way to keep the polish from gumming up is to apply a simple oil to the nails. You can use baby oil, olive oil, etc. Just apply a small amount over the nail, where you can see it shine. Then, apply the bug spray/repellent or sunblock. The oil will repel the spray from reaching the polish.

This will help in allowing you to enjoy the outdoors, without causing more maintenance later.

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Friends with Benefits or Just a Booty Call? (MA)

By Tia Cristy

 

Friends with Benefits or Just a Booty Call?

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“Beautiful Women And Handsome Man” by alexisdc
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A recent debate ignites over the topic of is there a difference between Friends with Benefits (FWB) and a Booty Call? It appears that it can be taken subjectively by some individuals, but the truth is for most people there is a significant difference.

After tallying a poll between men and women, over a twenty year-old age gap, I found more men than women didn’t really see a difference until being provided with the definition for each. More women than men on the other hand, clearly knew the difference without further explanation.

I found the biggest difference between FWB and a Booty call is being ‘friends’. In today’s world, random sexual encounters are readily available through hookup sites, but to maintain a FWB relationship, one must actually, in fact, have a mutually respected relationship of some form; usually in the form of friends.

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“Couple Standing at Back View” by imagerymajestic FreeDigitalPhotos.net

So, what’s the point of being FWB and not just dive into a respectful committed relationship? The only reason that seemed to hold any merit is because sex is a mature decision that should always be safe and made with a clear conscience, but nobody wants to get emotionally hurt, right? FWB is a way for some individuals to have mature companionship without a full-blown commitment. Does it make sense? Sure, if you want something steady without feeling locked-down. Unlike random hookups, FWB isn’t a lack of feelings; it actually appears to put feelings and a specific relationship into a different box than the stereotypical caring relationship.

Booty calls and hookups are designed to intentionally disconnect any kind of emotional feelings to where one is able to only partake in a specific physical act.  How many times have you said or heard someone say they have trouble committing? Here’s the ironic part, one must understand sex in itself is a commitment. There is no do-over’s or denial that it happened when it’s finished. It’s a commitment to your partner and to yourself that you have weighed the pros and cons of this physical activity to the fullest and you and both parties are willing to move forth with the act.

So, why does it seem that men are having trouble with the concept of FWB when they (probably) created it? Well, FWB seems to be falling into a grey area since apps have made it easy (and confusing to the ego) to find someone local looking for a casual night. On the other hand, women are more accepting of being FWB, nowadays, since the process of courting or dating is almost non-existent with an extreme all or nothing policy being presented on any given dating site. It’s been mentioned to me that women have found FWB to be an outlet without allowing society pressures to force a decision on ‘is this guy the one or not? ’ or dating sites wanting to know if you’re ready for a marriage or a fling.

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It’s important to understand that psychological and physical health that can be impeded by a life full of a plethora of random encounters, but I get it, not everyone is ready to settle down with the first face they find attractive.  Without judgment, I say to each their own- in their own time, but when you are about to engage into any sexual experience, I recommend communicating with your potential partner to be certain which kind of relationship you are getting involved with before you commit in the act of sex, and then come to find out you and your partner are not on the same page. I also believe falling into bed too soon can turn a ‘friend’ into a Booty Call, instantly, if the friendship’s foundation hasn’t had proper time to solidify. (We’ve all heard, at one point in time, from a girlfriend about that guy that was so amazing and funny before they had sex and now she suffers from confusion over his disconnection.)

As a Sexual Heath Tips provider and promoter of safe sex, I will not preach against anyone’s protected sexcapades, but for one to believe sex has the ability to lack any feeling, emotionally, baffles me personally since a human being must use every single muscle group to partake in the act. Those muscles include the brain and the heart. Science has shown the ‘healthiest sex’ is the monogamous kind when it comes to overall physical and emotional health while having the ultimate power to strengthen overall brain function.

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So, to wrap this up, (no pun intended)… Is there a difference between FWB and a Booty call? Yes. And it is up to you, the Mature, that feel you are grown up enough to have a physical partner, to decipher which experience you want to commit to. As Evan Marc Katz said, “Men look for sex and find love. Women look for love and find sex.” Although sex feels good, when you find that one partner that is everything you could never imagine existing in one person…well …that feels amazing.

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Ripen Fruits and Veggies Quickly. Tips in Action:

By Tia Cristy

Tips in Action: Ripen Fruits and Veggies Quickly.

 

tipsfromtia.com bananaWhen buying fruits and veggies, a lot of people buy it with the intention of having it ripen over the next few days. For example, how many bunches of green banana’s are available in the produce section; most of them.

Well also, that’s because banana’s ripen very quickly, but they also have the ability to ripen other fruits and veggies, with the gases it releases. (SIDE Note: never store banana’s in the refrigerator)

So, if you need to ripen up a fruit or vegetable quickly, place it in a brown sandwich bag with a banana. Within several hours, the other piece of produce will be ripe, as you needed.

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Pearl Lovers Need to Know This! Plus new Giveaway!!

By Tia Cristy

 

Pearl Lovers Need to Know This

 

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“White Pearl Necklace” by phanlop88
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If you’re like me, you’ll agree there is an un-defining and timeless beauty when it comes to rocking the pearls. I have dazzled my casual outfits with the infinity necklace and dressed up the evening wear with a simple bracelet and studs. Every time I wear some pearl combo, I get an overabundance of complements.

So what, I’ve had to learn to refrain from handling red wine while wearing something long or dangling since red wine can damage the ocean beauty, but it’s totally worth the forfeit of red for the night since I feel so classic… and I think nothing looks more classic then sipping a martini and twirling my gorgeous pearls around my finger like Rita, Grace, or Veronica would back in days of old Hollywood.

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But did you know… pearl necklaces and bracelets should be restrung every few months to years, depending on the frequency of wear. The silk string can become brittle and the slightest tug can send your precious pearls rolling away. (Sadly, I’ve experienced this first hand.) Thanks to Pearl and Clasp in NY, NY, I’m able to provide this restringing announcement and inform you of their amazing, affordable costs on restringing.

Remember to store your pearls in a climate controlled area, so the silk doesn’t have a constant battle of heat and moisture. Keep your pearls clean with a soft polishing cloth that is safe for pearls. I tend to roll a soft terry cloth over the beads once I remove the jewelry from my neck or wrist to remove any oils or anything acidic from my skin that may be lying on the precious material. Treating your pearls well, will allow you to maintain a lifetime experience with them, and perhaps pass them down through the generations.

Thanks to Pearl and Clasp, I have your chance to win a pair of sterling silver 9mm, Black Freshwater Pearl Button studs (valued at $34.00).
Thanks to Pearl and Clasp, I have your chance to win a pair of sterling silver 9mm, Black Freshwater Pearl Button studs (valued at $34.00).

Thanks to Pearl and Clasp, I have your chance to win a pair of stunning sterling silver 9mm, Black Freshwater Pearl Button studs (valued at $34.00). No Purchase Necessary.

No purchase necessary. Enter the Random drawing Monday June 13, 2016 (6/13/16) thru midnight est. 12:00am Friday July 8, 2016 (7/8/16) Winner will be announced Monday July 11, 2016 (7/11/16)

To enter the random drawing send an email with your name and contact information to Tia@TipsfromTia.com
Subject: Pearl and Clasp

Name
Email
Phone
And, be sure to Like Tips from Tia on Facebook, Follow @TipsfromTia on Twitter and Instagram.

If you are the winner you will be notified by email or phone. All whom enters, your information will not be sold or given to any other third-party. If you are the winner you will be contacted for your mailing address by TipsfromTia.com (Shipping is free for US residents. Outside the US must pay for shipping. Prize valued at $34.00 US)

Want more chances to win? Become a VIP Member with TipsfromTia.com to get an extra 5 (five) entries for more chances to win.

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