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

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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

Halloween Prep At MALS

Fall has befallen us yet again! Apple cider and pumpkin spice flavors are everywhere and the weather is at that amazing 70-75 degrees! Pretty soon, we’ll start seeing carved pumpkins on people’s porches and Halloween will be here. It’s almost everyone’s favorite holiday here at the shop and we can’t wait for October 31st to finally arrive! In fact, we’ve made sure to stock up on Halloween themed items here at MALS to make sure that you’re as prepared as we are for this wonderful holiday.

Need a costume for a party you’re heading to this year? MALS has you covered. We have some of the cutest costumes from some of the highest quality companies available! If you’re in the market for a great costume this year, we definitely recommend you stop by and check out our selection. Not only do we have the costumes but we have an amazing selection of wigs to go along with them, along with sexy masks, gloves, thigh highs, and shoes galore. Even if you already have a costume picked out, we have the accessories that you need to be the spotlight of the party! Don’t forget, our huge selection of lingerie can also be mixed and matched to create awesome costumes as well (and also does well at those “Anything But Clothes” parties). And don’t forget, we always have party favors for after the party (if you know what I mean).

Get to the store before 9/10/17 and you’ll be able to browse our catalogs to special order a costume for Halloween this year! We are able to order costumes and lingerie throughout the year so for those who like to prepare in advance or those who just like to dress up, remember that MALS is here to help you! Custom order shoes, lingerie, costumes, accessories, and toys by simply stopping by the shop and leaving a 50% deposit for your item. Once it arrives, you pay the remaining 50% when you come to pick it up! This allows you to get virtually whatever costume you want and trust me, you’ll want to browse these catalogs!

Even if you’re not dressing up this year, the shop has something for you! We have a wide selection of creepy glass and ceramic pieces that you might find interesting plus our stock is always changing! Come by Monday through Friday, 10am-10pm/Saturday 10am-9pm/Sunday 10am-8pm to check out the store! If you have any questions, our friendly staff is always available to help.

 

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.

What Sets MALS Apart

“Sex shop” represents an uncomfortable place to many people. It shouldn’t bring such a negative image to mind but for a good amount of people, it does. The image is a creepy old man behind the counter and a scratchy soundtrack playing from a speaker propped up behind a rack of cheesy cop costumes. Believe it, however, when I tell you that there is a huge difference between a sex shop and a sex boutique. A sex shop, yes, will usually contain a strange old man selling out-of-date FleshLights but a boutique… A boutique is the kind of shop that you want to visit and that’s the kind of shop that MALS is.

With brightly lit shelves, a huge selection of adult toys, and a staggering amount of lingerie, Manchester Adult Lifestyles will exceed your expectations of what an adult store should be like. There are so many products to choose from, you can get lost trying to find the toy that suits you best. Don’t worry, the staff will be happy to assist you in finding the perfect toy/outfit/shoes/etc to the best of their abilities. With so many products, we understand that it can be a little overwhelming, especially for those that are new to the world of adult toys. Don’t be afraid to ask an employee for help and remember, there are absolutely no silly questions.

 

Can’t seem to find what you’re looking for on the shelves? Not to worry. We want to make sure our clients are taken care of and can custom order items for you if you’re looking for something specific! This isn’t limited to toys; we can obtain all sorts of shoes, lubes, outfits, dancer poles; the list goes on and on. If you’re having trouble finding something or if you have a certain product that you love and have trouble finding, we

invite you to come speak with our highly educated staff so we can get you the things that you deserve!

Buying sex toys doesn’t have to be a weird experience. At Manchester Adult Lifestyles, you’ll be in a comfortable environment with knowledgeable staff. Not everyone is super comfortable talking

about sex, especially with strangers but don’t be afraid to try new things because you think all adult stores are the same. Come in and see for yourself! What sets MALS apart from other shops? We genuinely care about your well being and our goal isn’t just to sell you a toy or an outfit but the best toy or the best outfit that will make you (and your partner) happy that you chose us as your sex boutique!

Now that winter is coming, we have implemented our sales again to bring you even better prices in order to provide some smiles in the dreariness of winter! Starting us off this week is the Back To School Sale; all shoes, toys, and lingerie with a BLUE sticker is 25% off so head on down to 179 Elm St to check out what we have available!

 

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.

BDSM 101: Safe, Sane, and Consensual

I’m sure you have heard about the best seller “BDSM” book, Fifty Shades of Grey by now. It was such a hit that Hollywood made a movie version of the book which was released in February of 2015 and Fifty Shades Darker, the second book to the trilogy in February of 2017. Unfortunately as popular as it is, the book is in no way an accurate representation of the BDSM community or safe BDSM practices. Here is what real BDSM looks like:

BDSM stands for Bondage, Discipline/Domination, Submission, and Masochism. At its core, it’s all about finding pleasure in pain and playing with different social roles in a sexual setting. What makes BDSM different from abuse is that it is CONSENSUAL. There are three “pillars” if you will, that make up BDSM:

  • Safe- BDSM is always safe and participants plan at length to make sure everyone involved is physically, emotionally and sexually safe, by using STI protection and good communication.
  • Sane- There must be thorough and clear communication before, during, and after “play”. All parties must be able to consent, not under the influence of any drugs or alcohol when consent is given.
  • Consensual- Everyone involved in a scene must discuss their boundaries, limitations and their plan for play. Create a safe word so that play can be stopped if someone becomes uncomfortable. Remember without consent, BDSM is ABUSE!

After care is also an important part of BDSM. Both dominants and submissives need time to talk to each other and make sure everyone is ok. Take your time to make sure everyone is comfortable with what happened during play and even follow up a few days after. Here is a great video that explains the essentials of BDSM- Laci Green BDSM 101.

Now for all you kinksters that are either well acquainted with BDSM or are just starting to explore this counter-culture, Manchester Adult Life Styles is prepared to meet all of your BDSM supply needs. Come stop by our shop or visit our website to see our vast collection of different “tools of the trade” and feel free to talk to one of our friendly and knowledgeable staff members for advice and suggestions on our products.

 

-Written By Freelance Writer and Artist, Dani Peasley. She can be reached through email at myrandomcat@gmail.com