Top Three Reasons Women Should Know Self Defense

Blog By M. Mitera

It’s wishful thinking to imagine a world where people don’t have to constantly look over their shoulders to make sure no one is following them. Unfortunately, it is mostly women who deal with the fear of going out in to the world alone. In 2014, the Criminal Victimization Board found that US residents over the age of 12 have experienced 5.4 million violent victimizations. This includes but isn’t limited to rape or sexual assault, simple assault, and aggravated assault. Women need to be more educated in how to protect themselves from an assailant and here are the top three reasons why.

In learning self defense, a woman will be able to not only protect herself but her family if necessary. Although men are supposedly the stronger sex, martial arts such as Bujustu teach those involved to fend of an attacker and then escape, rather than staying to fight. The goal is not to continue the altercation but to get away and find help as soon as possible. Another goal is to potentially disarm an attacker that is carrying a weapon. Most martial arts programs show students how to obtain a weapon from an attacker and use it to their advantage or at least to escape. While learning self defense doesn’t 100% assure your safety, this skill will drastically reduce the chances of you getting hurt or injured if you are attacked.

When learning self-defense, you are also taught discipline. This trait will transfer over to other parts of your life. You will begin to realize that you are a better parent, a better friend, a better worker, etc with this new found calmness. Self-defense has a lot to do with controlling breathing, staying relaxed, and to respond to situations instead of reacting to them. In the year 2018, we are surrounded by instant gratification. Self-defense doesn’t allow for this instant feeling of importance. It teaches patience and diligence, something that isn’t really taught in regular, every day life anymore. Self-defense tactics will not only help to keep you safe but will drastically improve your outlook on life, as you will constantly be working on a process that has no end.

If you’re not convinced to give some self-defense classes just yet, you should also know that learning self-defense can boost confidence. It teaches you that your life matters enough to fight for and so do the lives of your friends and families. Self-defense doesn’t care what gender you are, what your age is, or your physical strength. It will push you to be better than you ever thought you could be and this air of confidence might deter attackers in the first place. But at least you’ll know that you have the ability to defend yourself.

At MALS, we have a wide selection of self defense items available. We take our client’s safety very seriously and since we work with many people who work late in to the night, we want to make sure everyone is okay. If you have any questions about self-defense or want to look at our stock of self-defense items, just swing by the shop and let one of our associates show you! We are open seven days a week, Monday through Friday 10am-10pm, Saturday 10am to 9pm, and Sunday from 12am to 6pm!

About the Author: M has been a professional blogger for six years and has contributed to various websites. When she is not writing, she is a professional body piercing apprentice. M can be reached at m@spider-bite.com and you can find her piercing only blog HERE.

Valentine’s Day At MALS

Blog By M. Mitera

With Valentine’s Day about a month away, it’s a good time to start thinking about what you’re going to get that special someone. Sure, jewelry is great for the ladies and tools are great for the men. But we all know that it’s the “secret presents” that are the most loved on this holiday. This year, you can head on in to MALS and do all of your Valentine’s shopping in one stop. From lingerie to edible crayons, we have it all!

The best item that we have in stock this year is by far the WeVibe vibrator. This little piece of technology is the perfect gift for both you and your partner. You can read a little more about it in our recent blog HERE. Worth every penny, the WeVibe is an amazing way to connect on a whole new level. Using this toy is sure to spice things up and add something extra to your relationship! There are two different WeVibe’s in the store right now; the WeVibe Sync and the WeVibe Jive. If you have any more questions about this amazing couples vibrator, stop in and let one of our employees break it down for you!

In addition to the WeVibe, we have gift sets that are perfect for that freaky someone in your life! One of the most inclusive sets is the Waterproof Wet & Wild Pleasure Collection. This set features quite a few different items that can make bath time (or any time, really) even better! This awesome set comes with a few different samples of lube in addition to a flat top vibrator, two vibrator jelly sleeves, cock rings, a cock sleeve, and a mini massager with four tips! That special lady in your life is going to love this gift set! Like stated above, we’re definitely your one stop shop.

Looking for something really interesting? We currently carry the International Couples Sex Machine! This incredible device is easy to transport, couple friendly, and super simple to clean! Whether you want to use it with a partner or by yourself, the International Couples Sex Machine was designed for pleasure almost anywhere (except in the water, it is not water friendly). With heavy grip suction cups, you can attach it to the floor or wall. But since it’s so lightweight, you can hold it as well! The machine comes with a wireless remote and easy to use controls so no worries if you’re not super tech savvy. There’s only one in stock so if you’re interested, get it now before it’s gone!

MALS carries a whole lot of additional products, including (but not limited to) body paint, wireless bullets, crops and whips of all kinds, Japanese silk rope, and so much more! When you start to do your Valentine’s Day shopping, be sure to browse our website or come by the store. On February 14th, all of the red and pink items in the store will be 15% off! Just in case you forget to get that special someone a gift, we will be open from 10am to 10pm! We don’t suggest waiting until the last minute though so hurry in!

About the Author: M has been a professional blogger for six years and has contributed to various websites. When she is not writing, she is a professional body piercing apprentice. M can be reached at m@spider-bite.com and you can find her piercing only blog HERE.

The WeVibe Vibrator

Blog By M. Mitera

Not all adult toys are created equally. Don’t get me wrong, there are cheap toys that are great and expensive toys that are not. At MALS, we carry a wider variety of fairly priced adult toys, including some of the most sought after toys on the market. We’ve recently upped our selection of higher end toys in the store. In this particular blog, we wanted to bring you some information on our new favorite toy, the We Vibe Vibrator!

The We Vibe is one of the most popular and sought after vibrators available right now. This great product can be used for just you or with a partner, making it extremely fun and versatile. Made for use with couples, this vibrator adds a fun new aspect to sex that many haven’t experienced before. Made of super soft silicone, the We Vibe is the perfect accent for a night in with that special someone.

Both ends of the We Vibe vibrate, making it one of the most sensational vibrators around. One end is insert-able, while the other rests gently on the clitoris. The insert-able end is small enough that your partner can enter as well and the vibration will have an effect on both of you! The best news? This vibrator is so well put together that it won’t move while changing positions so don’t be afraid to get a little crazy!

We Vibe has a wide range of products, including other vibrators and anal toys as well. With outstanding reviews from customers, this couple’s massager could be the toy that you’ve been looking for. It’s rechargeable (and has a function that will actually tell you when the battery is running low!), waterproof, and discreet. With pages upon pages of positive feedback, we couldn’t resist becoming an official We Vibe retailer!

If you need more convincing as to why the We Vibe is probably your next important sex toy purchase, you can check out customer reviews here! Or if you’d like, you can swing by the shop and ask one of our knowledgeable employees about the We Vibe and all of the benefits that it has for both single use and use with partners! We’re open seven days a week, come visit us and snag one of the best vibrators available today!

About the Author: M has been a professional blogger for six years and has contributed to various websites. When she is not writing, she is a professional body piercing apprentice. M can be reached at m@spider-bite.com and you can find her piercing only blog HERE.

Stocking Stuffers At MALS

Blog By M. Mitera

Now that Thanksgiving has passed, Christmas will be upon us before we even know it. Don’t get caught off guard this year and be stuck without stocking stuffers! At MALs, we have plenty of awesome items that will make great additions to stockings or perhaps just a little something extra under the tree! Whatever the case may be, we compiled a list of ten items that are perfect for stockings this year for that special someone! We of course have hundreds of more items in our store so if you don’t see something you like here, we definitely suggest stopping by to stock up on adult holiday gifts!

  1. Calexotics Lover’s Kit $16
    This cute kit comes with a selection of toys that you’re both sure to enjoy! In the kit, you get a lifelike pleasure sleeve along with a classic Calexotics tapered vibrator. There is also two super-stretchy erection rings and a set of graduating anal beads that are just perfect for beginners! While being lower in price, this kit would make the perfect last minute addition to your Christmas shopping!
  2. Hot & Spicy Part Dice $12
    Whether you wait to unwrap these on Christmas morning or you break them out Christmas Eve after the family is gone, this fun little game is sure to be a hit with your partner. It’s a classic couples game that’s sure to give you a little bit of added fun on Christmas Eve… Or Day… Or whenever!
  3. Sex Stickies $8
    Each sticky has a different sexy scenario on it and you can leave them in cute places so that your partner can select their choice and return it to you. Much like the dice, these cute little guys are a classic but are a fun way to spice things up!
  4. Clone-A-Willy $40 (Deep Skin Tone) & $46 (Glow-In-The-Dark-Blue)
    This is quite a bonding experience! Making a clone of your loved one’s penis is pretty funny and definitely recommended. Keep in mind, here at MALs, we can also custom order things for you! This means that if you’d like, we can also order you the special Milk Chocolate Edition Clone-A-Willy as well… But that one doesn’t vibrate!
  5. Sex Therapy Kit For Lover $24
    If you’re looking for something to help you out with some romance, this kit has everything you need! From rose petals to hot wax candles, this selection will help you set the mood. Once you’ve achieved a satisfactory environment, the kit also offers warming massage lotion, body paint that you can eat, and a book full of couples coupons that is the perfect sexy reward system for your partner! And for when things really get hot, the kit has a blindfold and furry handcuffs as well as a jelly cock-enhancing ring and mini clitoral massager that can be used on him or her!
  6. Hemp Seed 3-In-1 Massage Candle $12
    This candle is a great way to warm things up on a snowy night. It’s made with natural ingredients and won’t upset sensitive skin. Simply light up the candle and place it somewhere safe so that the oil can melt. Once you’ve gotten enough melted oil, blow the candle out and slowly drizzle the oil on the body. Massage in to the skin for a smooth, indulgent holiday scent that will help to soothe away the stresses of holiday shopping.
  7. Body Icing Gift Set $18
    Apply with a clean brush or your finger and become a sexy artist with your partner. Paint each other with these delicious toppings in three great tastes; Creamy Vanilla, Choco-Love, and Sensual Strawberry. Don’t like what you painted? Just lick it off and start from scratch!
  8. Edible Massage Oil in Cherry $16
    This oil is perfect for those who have sensitive skin and enjoy their products to be extremely natural and cruelty free. Containing Vitamin E, rosemary, and hemp seed, this oil will make an amazing addition to your sexy stash. Plus, the bottle is the perfect size to fit in a stocking!
  9. Lingerie $5-$60+
    Our selection of lingerie is staggering and will absolutely blow you away! We have so much to choose from that you’ll spend hours digging through the racks, trying to decide which piece your loved one will like best. And we have pieces for both men and women! Browse through the website or come on down to see what we’ve got!
  10. Sex Tarts Lube $10
    Tasty and ultra-slick? This lube is perfect! It spreads smoothly and comes off cleanly, leaving no super sticky mess to clean up afterwards! Since the Sex Tarts line in water based, it is safe for use with all toys and won’t stain fabrics so you can get as crazy with it as you want! Available in Apple Fizz, Grape Soda, and Cherry Pop.

 

About the Author: M has been a professional blogger for six years and has contributed to various websites. When she is not writing, she is a professional body piercing apprentice. M can be reached at m@spider-bite.com and you can find her piercing only blog HERE.

 

 

Vaping Vs. Cigarettes

Blog By M.

Since vaping hit the market about a decade ago, it’s been hugely popular. Between the fact that there are literally a million flavors and the whispers that vaping is “healthier” than cigarettes, these little portable cloud machines have made quite an impact on people. Unfortunately, whether your inhaling smoke from burning plant matter or vapor, inhaling anything other than air in to your lungs can have ill side effects. So how does one choose between the lesser of two evils without just quitting all together (which can be extremely hard for some people)? This blog goes over some of the differences between vaping and cigarettes to help you make the best choice for yourself.

There are chemicals in both cigarettes and vape juice. Most people are well aware of the negative effects that smoking cigarettes has on the body. In fact, there are at least 20+ chemicals (out of the thousands that cigarettes contain) that have a strong connection to causing cancer, heart disease, and lung disease. The combustion of the tobacco leaves if what sets off this process, creating the smoke which is full of chemicals. Vaping doesn’t use combustion and studies show that the vapor produced contains significantly less chemicals than cigarettes. While cigarette smoke can contain things like arsenic and lead, vapor contains vegetable glycerol, nicotine, and propylene glycol. Anything else in the juice is usually related to flavoring and is typically food grade, meaning safe to consume. However, ingesting these chemicals is different than vaping them and the long term effects of vapor are not quite known yet.

According to statistics, there were 90,000 smoking materials fires in the US over the course of 2011. Of these 90,000 incidents, there were 540 deaths and 1,640 injuries. The cost of damages was also exponential, totaling out at a grand $621 million. While cigarette companies now make “fire safe” cigarettes and furniture is more fireproof than previous years, there are still plenty of cigarette-started fires that happen every day. One recently happening in Manchester, where someone fell asleep with a cigarette and burned half a building down. Vaping, in comparison, doesn’t have any risk of starting a fire if you drop it. However, when the process was still fairly new, there were many reports of exploding batteries. There is a website that lists all of the known battery explosions that have occurred since 2007. The website states that there have been 243 total reported explosions; 63 of which were during use, 84 during the charging process, 52 during storage or transport, and 44 involving spare batteries for various mods. There were 158 incidents that resulted in personal injuries. 

When it comes to cost, vaping is clearly the superior option however. While the initial machine might seem like a steep price to pay, research done by Tobacco Control in 2017 found that one pack of cigarettes costs roughly $13 in New York. The average smoker buys about five packs a week, which totals out at $65 a week or $260 a month. The yearly cost for this level of cigarette intake is $3120 OR MORE a year. This number doesn’t include any health related costs either. Vaping, on the other hand, might be a bit pricey to start, with a machine being around $50 and maybe $15 a week for a bottle of juice. That’s for a heavy user as well. But even so, this would only total out at a grand $720 a year. But be careful, studies also showed that since vaping is much more easily accessible, people tend to vape more than they smoked.

What’s the bottom line? It’s still tough to say for sure. A report published by the Public Health England said that electronic cigarettes are at least 95% safer than tobacco cigarettes and also recognizes e-cigarettes as a legitimate way to quit smoking. Even so, the American Heart Association published a 20 page statement in 2014, suggesting that e-cigarettes are less hazardous than tobacco and vaping can actually assist smokers in quitting. Their report said; “e-cigarettes either do not contain or have lower levels of several tobacco-derived harmful and potentially harmful constituents compared with cigarettes and smokeless tobacco… E-cigarettes present an opportunity for harm reduction if smokers use them as substitutes for cigarettes.”

The choice is yours, ultimately. But many people seem to agree that vaping is better for you than tobacco cigarettes. Smokers can look in to vaping as a way to quit smoking cigarettes completely. And while the long term effects of vaping aren’t completely known quite yet, it can be a great device to help you get away from cigarettes and quit smoking anything all together!

About the Author: M has been a professional blogger for six years and has contributed to various websites. When she is not writing, she is a professional body piercing apprentice. M can be reached at m@spider-bite.com and you can find her piercing only blog HERE.

Water Filtration Vs. Oil Rig

Blog By M. Mitera

With all of these constant advancements in glass technology, some people are left scratching their heads wondering what all of this fancy silicate does. Well thankfully, that’s what we’re here for! A question we hear a lot of is “What’s the difference between a water filtration and an oil rig?” The short answer to that question is nothing! The two pieces can be interchangeable providing that you have the right accessories to go with them. However, there is a long answer and if you want to know it, read on!

Water filtration is traditionally used for dry tobacco. They feature a slide where the herbal matter is placed and then lit on fire with a regular lighter. These pieces have been around for a long time and are recognized by most people. The joint for the down stem is usually also a female on water filtration. Oil rigs, on the other hand, usually feature a male joint and utilize something called a nail, usually made from titanium, quartz, or ceramic. This nail must be heated with a high powered butane torch as compared to a regular lighter, although there are electronic nails available if this part is a bit much for you (electric nails also provide the perfect temperature every time). You then place your concentrates on the nail after it has cooled off slightly. This process vaporizes the concentrate, providing a more flavorful and less harsh experience.

When it comes to water filtration pieces, size is totally up to you. In fact, with these guys, the bigger the better. More percolators mean that the smoke gets cooled more before reaching your lungs, providing a smoother hit of your tobacco. The multiple percs also filter out more toxins in the smoke, leaving less of the bad stuff in your lungs. With oil rigs, smaller is actually better. Since the process is vaporizing, the smoke cannot travel long distances and hold it’s flavor and potency. When choosing an oil rig, the smaller, the better.

Of course, you can absolutely use the same piece for both. Again, as long as you have the appropriate attachments, you can use your glass for either simple water filtration or for an oil rig. It is highly recommended that if you are switching back and forth between the functions that you thoroughly clean the glass between each use. Each process is different and can leave different residues on your glass, leaving a severely sticky mess if you don’t take care of it quickly!

About the Author: M has been a professional blogger for six years and has contributed to various websites. When she is not writing, she is a professional body piercing apprentice. M can be reached at m@spider-bite.com and you can find her piercing only blog HERE.

5 Ways To Potentially Prevent Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is something that every woman these days worries about facing. Unfortunately, breast cancer seems to be incredibly common, leading many women to do what they can to try to prevent the disease from ever taking hold. Continue reading

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Self Exams

If you aren’t aware, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Breast cancer effects about 1 in 8 US women. That means 12% of the women in the United States will develop a form of invasive breast cancer at some point in her lifetime. Breast cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed form of cancer, second to skin and as of March 2017, there were more than 3.1 million women in the United States with a history of breast cancer, whether they are currently in treatment or have finished. All in all, breast cancer is something that all women should be aware of and checking for on a monthly basis! Checking yourself for breast cancer is very easy but many women don’t take the time to do it, which unfortunately could help to detect breast cancer in earlier forms to possibly get treatment quicker.

A self exam will help you to notice lumps or thickenings in the breast. If you do notice anything out of the ordinary, it’s important to bring it to the attention of your doctor. They will be able to tell you if what you’ve found is something to worry about or just something normal in the body. Be sure to also let your doctor know that you’re doing self exams and ask them if they have any additional input on the topic to help you stay healthy!

To perform a self check exam, stand in front of a large mirror in a well lit room, undressed from the waist up. Leave your arms relaxed by yours sides and look for any changes in size, shape, or position. It’s important to note that most breasts are not identical so don’t worry if the two that you have don’t seem to be the same size! You’re looking for sudden changes or things that weren’t “like that” before. Also look for changes in the skin, suck as puckering, dimpling, discoloration, or sores. This is particularly important around the nipples.

Place your hands on your hips and firmly push down so that the chest muscles under your breast tense up. Look at the outer part of the breasts in the mirror and then bend forward. Roll your shoulders forward to tighten the muscles even more. Your breasts will fall forward and you should note any changes in shape or contour when they do this.

Clasping your hands behind your back, push your hands forward in the the small of your back. Turn from side to side to inspect the outer edges of the skin. Again, note any discoloration, lumps, or changes in shape. Don’t forget to check underneath the breasts; you may need to use a hand to lift them.

The last step in your self exam is to inspect the nipples. Be sure that they are not discharging any fluid. Taking a thumb and forefinger, squeeze the surrounding tissue around the nipple and pull outward. If there is any discharge when doing this, inform your doctor. Repeat this process on the other breast.

Here at MALS, we know what a toll breast cancer can take a person and those close to them. Throughout the course of October, we will be sharing all different kinds of blogs regarding breast cancer, products that are great for those in treatment, and other words of advice and information! If you have any additional questions, please stop by the shop or give us a call at (603)626-5956.

About the Author: M has been a professional blogger for six years and has contributed to various websites. When she is not writing, she is a professional body piercing apprentice. M can be reached at m@spider-bite.com and you can find her piercing only blog HERE.