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.”
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 respectedrelationship of some form; usually in the form of friends.
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.
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.
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.
Always after furniture removals or just after a short relocation for the big holidays – there are plenty of useless stuff to get rid of. Take a look at some common ways to do it and some basic steps that you should go through before and after every relocation.
1) Selling old or useless things in newspapers or in some of the greatest online selling platforms. This is the easy way, because you don`t have to leave your home. However, the main disadvantage is that it often requires a lot of time to find the buyer, so you have to do it at least a month before the move. This will give you plenty of time to check out all your possessions and to decide wisely what you really want to take with yourself and what you want to sell.
2) Donate to charity. A cheap and easy way to get rid of the old objects that you don`t want to take with yourself in the new house only to see that you will never use them. There are plenty of things that are suitable for donation, especially the ones in a good condition that you yet don`t want to throw away as a disposal of waste. The donation also adds benefits to your image and to your personality.
3) Donate to friends, neighbors or to second-hand stores. This is one of the best ways to get rid of clothes and shoes, which is usually the main issue after rearranging the wardrobes for furniture removals. It may not be that profitable, than selling online, but it is a much quicker and easier way compared to the online selling platforms.
4) Use recycling services. First, you have to know where is located the nearest recycling center and whether they can recycle the furnishings that you want to get rid of. Some furnishings from natural wood are suitable, while others have to be one – dismantled, and two – with unplugged metal components. Another great opt is to ask your furniture removals company whether they offer recycling services, which can definitely save you time and efforts.
5) Disposal of waste. You can always get rid of the old, bent and broken pieces of furniture by yourself. Although it might be quite a difficult task to handle the big heavy objects, it is often a must-do when moving house.
The main steps that you should go through before making a decision what to do with the useless things, include several highlights to remember. They will make everything easier and quicker, which is a very essential thing when moving furniture or during office removals. Let`s get started with a thorough inspection of your house and make a checklist. Note the items that you really want to take to the new house and thus you will see the exact useless objects. Then, make some basic sorting and de-cluttering to organize everything by some criteria – for example, by the size or by the shape of the object, or by the type of the wooden materials. Take your free time and do it justly while still in the old house. It will save you plenty of time and money if you do it twice, not to mention the efforts for carrying useless objects only to see that you want to get rid of them while unloading the van after the relocation.
Nothing can be achieved without some effort and relatively hard work. The same goes for beauty. If you want to shine like the sun during summer and feel confident in your own skin, it is time to take the matter in your own hands and start loving your body enough to make it ready for the hot summer days. Think of a beauty routine that would work the best for you, stick to it and welcome summer without fear and worry to show your skin.
Fitness and diet
Before you start thinking about many different creams and lotions you can buy hoping that they would make you beautiful, you have to work on your looks from the inside as well. Start eating better. Change up your diet so that you can include seasonal fruits and veggies that are full of vitamins and make the skin healthier. Also, cut the fatty and high-calorie foods. These can only make you feel bloated and tired while there is a possibility of gaining weight as well. Moreover, find the time to exercise every day. You do not have to go big from the start. Simple exercises in the beginning for 15 to 20 minutes a day will be just enough to firm your skin and make your joints more flexible.
Remove dead skin cells
Every once in a while you need to exfoliate your body and face. This will help you get rid of dead skin cells meaning that your skin will become smoother, it will absorb products from creams and lotions better and the scrubbing movements will boost the blood circulation which will result in a more radiant skin tone and minimized body cellulite. It is important not to overdo this step since it can also damage the skin and make it more sensitive and irritated. Once or twice a week is just enough.
Always wear a sunscreen
Red, patchy and sun burnt skin is not only unpleasant to the eye but it is also very unhealthy. Therefore make sure to always wear a sunscreen when you go out in the summer. Choose a perfect sunscreen for your face and skin type as well as one for the whole body. It will protect you from harmful sun rays while at the same time provide conditions for even and healthy tanning.
Stay away from alcohol
Saying that you should stay away from alcohol does not mean that you are not allowed to relax with a cool cocktail on a hot summer evening. Actually, this refers to alcohol found in different body lotions and especially perfumes and body mists. During the day, under the influence of sun, places on your skin sprayed with alcohol can become stained so make sure to avoid perfumes during the day and check the ingredient list for other products you use.
Make sure that your face is well hydrated. Applying a moisturizer before makeup is advisable if you want to avoid patchiness and dry skin. For example, vitamin C serum is a great choice for many skin types since it is absorbed quickly, does not leave a greasy residue on the surface and also protects the skin from pigmentation spots. Moreover, opt for waterproof makeup and do not go overboard with application. A BB cream, concealer, setting powder and waterproof mascara is basically all you need but you can also spice things up with some color according to your own tastes.
With summer just around the corner there is no time to lose. Start taking care of yourself properly and once you feel the joy of being satisfied with your fresh and fit summer look you will probably adopt this kind of healthy lifestyle throughout the year. Why look great only for a season when you can be fabulous all the time?
Liam McRae from ‘Ask the Naturals’ is what some may call a professional dating guru or pickup artist. But ‘The Naturals’ and Liam prefer the title, Social Freedom Coach.
Liam’s style is mature in the world of casual sex. Although I speak of monogamy in relationships, Liam tells stories of the infamous One Night Stand.
Either way, Liam and I could both agree on Sexual Health and it’s importance physically and mentally. This video is a great insight for men to see the reasons they may not think of when it comes to a woman’s indecision about being physical, although she may be attracted to you. Safety and comfort is her number one priority.
Indulging in regular physical activity is known to hold many health benefits when it comes to both physical and mental health of people. Not only does implementing a fitness routine help maintain ideal weight, but studies have shown that just 30 minutes of fitness daily can help protect from serious health issues like heart diseases and strokes, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, obesity and regulate mental conditions like depression and reduce stress levels.
Exercising after Surgery
Undergoing any kind of surgery, even an aesthetical treatment requires a specific downtime so the body would be able to heal properly. This is why rushing into a specific training regime right out of surgery is not considered a wise idea. Depending on the type of the procedure and its complexity, patients must be careful when starting their exercise regime again. Overall, it is not recommend for patients to indulge in any physical activity at least 48 hours after the procedure has taken place. The best way to start again with the usual fitness regime is to gradually increase the activity levels throughout the first few weeks of the recovery process. Depending on the procedure, it usually takes a few weeks to regain the energy lost during the healing process. For those eager to start their training routines, doctors recommend indulging in some light cardio like a slow-pace walk or slowly cycling on a stationary bike.
Exercising After a Face-Lift
While the recovery time varies among patients, according to doctors at Chicago Plastic Surgery, patients generally make a full recovery after about two weeks. During the first few days, patients feel a fair amount of pain and discomfort and it is really important to say stationary during this period and to rest in order to regain their energy. In the next few days it is recommended to start implementing some light activities like mild stretching, doing dishes and dusting, but you should refrain from any vigorous physical activity. Stretching your muscles is really important as you want to avoid muscle atrophy, but safety always comes first and that is why it is recommended to rely on isometric exercises at first. After a week or so, after you have removed your stiches you will be able to gradually increase your activity levels by taking longer walks or some more demanding exercises. Remember to use ice packs to reduce swelling and not to spend too much time outdoors, especially during summer time as you must avoid direct sunlight at least some time after the surgery.
Exercising After a Tummy Tuck
Because of the complexity of the procedure and the area where it is performed, patients who undergo a tummy tuck cannot expect to return to their regular fitness activities at least six weeks after the surgery. After the surgery has taken place, patients are advised to take short strolls around the house every day without any help for getting in or out of bed. This will help strengthen the weakened muscles right after the surgery and help keep you active. Short walks around the neighbourhood should be the only physical activity at least for the first four weeks of recovery. After this, some low impact cardio can be implemented into your routine. One month after the procedure you might begin with some upper body and leg strengthening exercises but should avoid those exercises that strictly target the abdominal muscles. Once your physician gives you clearance and you feel like your abdominal muscles are ready you might slowly start getting back to your regular fitness activities.
While regular fitness activity benefits you in many ways, starting a training session before your body has healed completely can only make things worse. This is why professionals that perform plastic surgery in Sydney recommend taking things slowly and keeping in mind that everybody heals at their own pace and that you should never push yourself over the limits.
Whether you love them or hate them, it looks like Selfies are here to stay, just like anything you post on the web. So, make it one that you can be proud of to withstand the test of time.
Although the word didn’t arrive in the dictionary until 2013, the first Selfie dates back to 1839, taken by Robert Cornelius. The word Selfie is now part of an everyday language in our society. There are several different kinds of Selfies from the ambiguous selfie, you hope no one sees to the one you post, hoping to get a bazillion Likes on Social Media. But all in all, the Selfie is defined as a party of one. Nowadays, Selfie is used loosely as a term, because if you can stretch your arm out to capture a group shot, you technically took the shot by yourself. Quick Lesson: If you ask someone to take a picture for you, it is not called a Selfie. (I’ve actually been asked if I could take a selfies for someone.)
Personally, I’m the queen of the ‘Oh I guess I should capture this memorable moment’ as well as the ‘work’ selfie, which is me in the studio with headphones on, telling the world to turn up their radios.
I’ve used plenty of cool filters to enhance an artist photo to change up the boring repetitive Selfie. But how cool is it when you can hashtag #nofilter? With the help of this guide on how to take a selfie by Venus Concept, we know taking a good selfie comes down to an art.
Some think, females have it more challenging when it comes to the world of Selfies. Men show off a good smile or show off a rippling ab, and the Likes begin to climb. Ladies don’t be fooled. You don’t need to show off more than a beautiful smile to accomplish the same, seriously.
Start With Your Idea
Is it a fresh face you want to show? Or are you looking to have photo-ready makeup? The fact is highlight your key features whether it’s your smile or eyes. Use a contour makeup in the proper way, and your key features will pop.
Some bathrooms have the most fantastic lighting, but I promise, it’s not the proper setting. Nobody wants to see your toilet.
Outdoor lighting is amazing, unless you have to squint. Find an area that allows natural light to flood in and provide a natural glow to your already existing beauty.
Strike A Pose
Figure out what you want to show with your emotion. Fun selfies are just like that…fun. Don’t be afraid to show your emotions. If you feel goofy, do it. Are you sleepy or annoyed? The only one I suggest to stop posting is the Duck Face. Let it go. A survey showed it irritates most men. Sexy comes naturally. A beautiful smile will come off more sexy than you could ever imagine.
Selfies can tell a story or be helpful in communication. Selfies can say, ‘My flight just landed.’ Or ‘Guess where we are?’ I have taken many for myself to see if I like my hair color or style. Selfies can be very helpful in checking your makeup in different lighting as well.
I remember in the movie ‘Clueless’, she took polaroid’s of her outfits to see which one worked best.
Selfies don’t seem to be going anywhere any time soon, so let your artistic flag fly.
Trends come and go but…tattoos are forever? Yes, during the last couple of years we have witnessed all kinds of tattoo designs that have adorned the bodies of those artistic soles. While some past trends have managed to stay popular for yet another tattoo season, others were not so fortunate. Luckily, 2016 is bringing a lot of fresh and exciting trends that will simply urge you to welcome ink onto your skin at least once more.
They Are Back!
Sometimes conceived as grim and often associated with death and other not-so –pleasant occurrences, these tattoos actually hold much graver meaning than first thought. For ages now, skull tattoos have been a popular choice for both male and female audience and it seems like they are the new denim – they never go out of style. 2016 is welcoming this trend once more, only now with some new and fresh designs that are making these ghastly tattoos one of our absolute favourites. Flames, wings and roses are still popular motifs but a lot of attention has been put on combining skulls with floral and nature motifs and adding just a bit more colour and details.
A recent trend that has swiftly taken over the tattoo parlours is made for those ink lovers that are not afraid to step up their game and really go to the extremes. The blackout tattoos are designed to cover large areas of your body in black ink, of course connecting these parts with carefully and edgy lines and embellishing the body with bold and striking designs. The origin of black-work design dates back to Polynesian art but only now has it found its way to our present trends. And by the looks of it – it is here to stay.
For those who are still not fully committed to covering their bodies in massive amounts of black ink, there is another ever-growing trend that allows you to add a bit of colour into your world and opt for a let’s say – a more gentle alternative. Contrary to what you might think, watercolour tattoos are not another trend of body paint, but they are actually tattoo designs simply resembling the blurred and diluted styles of watercolour paintings. They include a variety of subtle colours making it a perfect choice for those who wish to embellish their bodies in more cheerful tones.
A genuine blast to the past can now be achieved through mimicking the fine art of crocheting right there on your body. The wonderful crocheted and knitted designs that our grandmas used to make are now a growing trend among those ink fans that are trying to add a vintage vibe to their personalities. A perfect blend of bright, vivid colours with x shaped designs represents a complete innovation in the tattoo design and it seems like the trend is catching on pretty fast.
Are you ready to become one with universe? More people are starting to embrace their spirituality by resorting to mandala tattoos, which represent a spiritual and ritual symbol in Indian religions. These tattoos are focused on balanced structures with a variety of different complex designs that represent your spiritual journey. Whether you want it in colour or you have decided to resort to the sole minimalism of black and white tattoos, it is good to know that this style is observed as one of the best tattoos in Sydney.
Quite similar to fashion, tattoo trends have a tendency of switching with the seasons. From the popular tribal tattoos of the 90s we have managed to arrive here to welcome the latest innovations that 2016 has brought with it. Now all we can do is wait and see what the next season carries in the tattoo department.
Tia’s Note: Be sure to research the tattoo parlor that you plan on attending. It’s important to know and feel comfortable with their process on sterilization and safety.
A Man’s home is his castle, but within that castle lies also a man cave. This is space is a manly domain, a lair where he goes to relax, have a couple of cold ones, and unwind. Fumed by the fragrant aromas of beer, sports, and testosterone, and rugged as a man’s personality, this room also represents the man of the house. And because it is so important, a man cave must also show character through the objects it houses. The envy of all the boys, the annoyance of the wife, and your pride and joy: the ultimate man cave has to have some of these all important essentials.
A Personal Comfy Chair
Any serious man cave emphasizes comfort above all else, so it is no wonder that you need somewhere great to be seated during the game. Be it a recliner, sofa, or couch you want it to be the focal point of the room. A good chair also needs a foot rest, so you can put your feet up in the air after a hard day in the office, and catch up on some Z’s in peace.
Nothing says man cave more than a TV! Be it the game, or the action-packed blockbuster, you want to watch it in style with the boys. A large flatscreen is just what the men ordered, as even when you are grabbing a cold one from the fridge you can still see the score, and you won’t miss out. And even though it’s a man’s world in there, it will be a great way to stay in with the wife, instead of going to the cinema.
Having a man cave means you can enjoy a cold beer by yourself, or with the guys. A good man cave fridge should keep the liquid cool and refreshing, and be in reach. If you can go for a double, a smaller one near the screen, and a larger for storing the reserves. Also, look into getting one with an ice maker, you once poker night kicks in, you have the cubes ready for the scotch or whiskey.
Cigar smoke, liquor, dimmed lights – it’s poker night! Having the lads over for a shot at Lady Luck, you will need to have a poker set at the ready. A set will have everything you need: chips, cards, even a blackjack table cover. With this in your man cave, the house will always win!
Once half-time hits, nobody wants to sit through the commercials. A great form of entertainment, pool is a real crowd-pleaser. And since you have it around the house, you can learn great new techniques, so you always hit the eight ball in the corner pocket, and show-off all your friends.
If pool is not your thing, another all-star classic is the dart board. Because it’s a pretty simple game, you can even make it yourself. Remember, a man cave is all about fun and excitement, and nothing gets your blood pumping, or the testosterone burning than a dead center bull’s eye.
Want to show off your inner sports fan? Nothing will highlight it more than decorating the cave with sport collectables. You can frame jerseys of your favorite team, put up banners, even putting up signed balls from your favorite players. It will add to the room, and make each game a spectacle to watch.
Manly Blockbuster Décor
Die Hard, The Godfather, James Bond, Scarface, Batman – these macho classics represent the pinnacle of cinematography, but can also be the theme of your man cave. Print and frame up posters from your favorite action-packed screen adventures, get some cool movie-themed action figures to put on the shelves, and even redo the wall paint, so you can enjoy the manliest films in the best setting possible.
Jukebox or Stereo System
Rock on in your man cave with the tunes from your youth. Putting in the sound to your spectacular-looking man cave will be the finishing touch. While the jukebox has that old vinyl feel (and makes sure the kids don’t put Taylor Swift on), a stereo system can really pump up the noise and reveal the inner-rocker in you to your neighbors.
So, there you go – the essential list that will make your man cave the showcase of your home. With these must-have items, your man cave will echo in a manly roar, wow everyone, and allow you to enjoy your favorite activities, reserved for men only.
Tracey Clayton is a full time mom of three girls. She loves cooking, baking, sewing, spending quality time with her daughters and she’s passionate for writing. Her motto is: “Live the life you love, love the life you live.”
Hard-working people seldom have time for themselves, so when you get a couple of days off it is only natural that you want to spend it by doing something you like. Sadly, it often happens that when that me-time arrives, people choose to sleep longer, and binge-watch their favourite TV show or read Tia’s blog. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but there are so many creative and exciting ways to use that time, it would be shame to miss them.
Invite your friends over
When was the last time you and your friends spent some time together, but not in a bar on Saturday night? You can refresh your teenage memories if you decide to make barbecue in the back yard, bring some beer, and spend time just talking and listening to music, of watching a good movie or watching a basketball match. It doesn’t have to be a party for dozens of people, sometimes only you and your two or three closest friends can have a wonderful time and enjoy a quiet day at home. Watch old videos of yourselves, browse photos from when you were younger, and re-live old memories of your high school and student days. Such casual activity can fill you up with positive energy that will last for weeks to come.
Pretend you’re a tourist
Think about it, what was the last time you actually walked through your city and actually paid attention to your surrounding: architecture, monuments, and comfortable places in the park. When you’re a tourist, you take time to get to know the place you’re visiting and learn about it but when you live there, it stops being interesting, and that’s a shame. Browse the web to find out about your city, put on your sunglasses, grab a gopro hero action camera, put backpack on your back and explore the beauty of your hometown. What is more, you can upload the video on Youtube and help many others who would like to come and visit; not only will you spend the day being physically active, but you can have wonderful photos and videos for later.
All of us have some DIY projects that we put off just because we don’t have enough time or patience to finish them. So, when you finally get some free time, why not use it in a bit more creative way and finish what you have been intending to finish a long time ago? Make that easy mirror frame out of old CDs, make your own dream catcher, and bring in some twigs and leaves to decorate your living room. DIY day can also mean experimenting in the kitchen with some delicious recipes for soups, sauces, and cakes; so fill your kitchen with flavours from all over the world: Thailand, India, China, Italy, and Mexico.
Muster some energy
Of course, there are also times when you just cannot muster enough energy to walk, talk, and work on your day off, and that’s ok. Sometimes a person just needs some quiet “me time” to feel refreshed again. Spend this day taking good care of yourself: drink a lot of flavoured water and green tea, make smoothies and healthy pancakes, finally finish the book like you have been planning to do for weeks, and go to bed early. Use this time to get a quality rest, and not just lay around, eat chips, and drink beer.
We are all different, and we all have our own definitions of ‘rest’ and ‘fun’, but sometimes we should all step out of our comfort zones and try something new. The quiet ones should spend the day with friends, and those who are always on the move should slow down and enjoy the day.