How To Clean Toys; A Brief Guide

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Cleaning your toys is incredibly important to prevent the build up of bacteria and other gross stuff. It’s also just a good idea to take care of the toys that take such good care of you! Continue reading

MALS On FetLife

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Even though it’s the year 2018, some things are still a little too… adult for some platforms of social media. It’s understandable. Some people are more vanilla than others and we have to respect that. But just because some people don’t want to see what we sell doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t be able to promote it! Continue reading

Intro To Shibari

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In the year 2018, people aren’t as vanilla as they used to be. With the help of the internet, kinks have made themselves very well known over the years. These days, people aren’t as ashamed to broadcast their preferences as they were before. One of the more commonly found kinks among sexually active individuals is the practice of Japanese rope bondage. This practice is extremely popular in the BDSM communities and is a very connecting experience, bringing the model and the person tying very close together.

Japanese rope bondage is known as “kinbaku” or “shibari”. In the west, the term “shibari” is much more common, although it doesn’t exactly mean the same thing as “kinbaku”. Kinbaku (“tight binding”) carries a traditional Japanese meaning. While on one hand, shibari refers to a generalization of tying, kinbaku refers to tying and binding in a sexual sense. Kinbaku is bondage art, where shibari is technically just tying. Some experts in the BDSM community consider kinbaku to be tying sessions with a strong emotional connection between the rigger and model.

Even though the term “shibari” doesn’t carry the deep meaning with it, the word is becoming more and more popular across the world. Even in Japan, the word shibari is being used more and more to describe the experience of Japanese rope play. However, the word is still considered by some to be a wrong Western Japanism and doesn’t convey the sexual context of kinbaku.

This particular style of bondage pays special attention to the way the rope looks on the model, as well as the position assumed during the tying. Sometimes, uncomfortable positions are tied on purpose to provide an aesthetic look for the person doing the tying. Traditional Japanese bondage uses specific forms and aesthetic rules to spotlight the model’s position. The most important ties in the traditional Japanese bondage play are the Ushiro Takatekote, which is an arm box tie of sorts as well as the Ebi (“shrimp”), which was originally designed as a torture tie.

This kind of play is on the rise and people are becoming more and more apt to trying it. The bond between a model and the person rigging the rope can be so extreme. It is highly recommended that you give this act a try with your partner or even by yourself (there are some wonderful ties that you can do alone that don’t require a partner’s help! These are great for practice!). Be on the lookout for more rope play blogs as we delve deeper in to this amazing act! Thanks for reading!

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.

At Home Drug Tests

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As a parent with kids, it can be stressful trying to figure out what they’re doing when you’re not around. There are more and more dangers available to kids these days. Especially in this area, with the opiate problem, parents need to be as protective as ever. Continue reading

The Appeal Of BDSM

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With many things being overdone, sex these days has begun to change. People are more apt to explore, constantly looking for new ways to enjoy themselves. The media has helped this trend of evolving sex by heavily promoting BSDM (standing for Bondage, Domination, Submission, and Masochism). This practice may seem alien and violent to some, definitely not something many would consider “normal”. But those who are involved with BDSM are able to find a new sense of freedom, independence, and confidence. Historically, those who were interested in BDSM were considered to have a medical illness. Because of the initial impression of pain, people had a negative response. Even though there were those who weren’t feeling the whips and chains idea of sex, curiosity and the primal instincts of humans took over.

We’ve already told you what BDSM stands for. But let’s break it down a little more so you can kind of understand the appeal a little bit more. The B stands for bondage, which involves one partner tying up the other with something like rope, chains, or other restraints. D stands for domination. This means one partner exaggerates the power they have over the other. Domination has a lot to do with the relationship between a slave and a master. S is for submission and sadism. While dominants enjoy having power over others, subs enjoy feeling powerless. In this role, the sub is usually receiving punishments by the dom. Finally, the M is for masochism. This is closely related to sadism except this is the submissive’s enjoyment of the pain and humiliation during play. It’s these aspects that make BDSM so appealing… The shift of power in roles can be a very pleasurable experience.

Practicing BDSM provides a new sense of meaning and independence. It allows people to take on a different persona than the one that they live every day. Those who get turned on by fantasy play will also love trying out BDSM, as it provides a stage to an ever changing performance. Many couples even reported that their feelings of trust and intimacy were deeper after practicing BDSM. By having to put your safety in the hands of another, the relationship grows much stronger.

BDSM allows people to do things that they wouldn’t normally be able to do in a safe environment. The aspect of role playing is extremely appealing to some. Being able to take on a different persona can be a huge turn on for some. It’s important to be open minded if your partner decides to bring this up to you as something that they’re in to. While it may seem a bit intense at first, the experience is one that is definitely worth having. So don’t knock it until you try it! For those interested in getting in to the BDSM scene, Manchester Adult Lifestyles has a ton of BDSM related toys so head on in to the shop and check it out!

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.

Sex Furniture & the Benefits

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If you’ve had any sort of adventurous sex, chances are high that you’ve used a piece of furniture in your house to help in the act. Chairs, benches, tables, washing machines, etc. All of these things can make great additions to play time. But these items aren’t designed for such roughhousing and can take some damage in certain situations. Also, they can be somewhat uncomfortable. But thankfully, toy companies understand the struggle of finding a comfortable piece of furniture to bang on. There are plenty of options out there for sex-oriented furniture and there are some surprising benefits to using them as well!

Sex furniture is a vague term and covers a wide variety of extra goodies that you can add to your sex life. From sex swings to dance poles, these items are sure to spice things up. Of course, you need to remember that your lifestyle dictates the kind of sex furniture that you have laying around. If you’re someone who likes to have company over (and not always in a sexual way), you probably don’t want a sex swing hanging out of the ceiling of your living room when the neighbors come over for dinner. Just remember that when picking out your new toy. While some toys are very sly and can be hidden around the house, some are very apparent. It’s a good idea to plan out what toys will go where before buying them so you can keep your kinky side on the down low.

One of the most popular pieces of sex furniture are the swings. People love sex swings. They are extremely fun and easy to assemble. They allow for added mobility that some people have trouble achieving. Being able to rotate your partner and switch positions almost instantly is great for those who find it difficult to be on their knees for long periods of time. The swings also give you a much larger range of motion, making things much more pleasurable for both parties! We have numerous styles of sex swings at MALS so definitely stop by to check them out! Even if you’re not ready for a swing, we have interesting additions to a regular mattress that will keep your partner in place, like the Bed Bondage Restraint Kit!

The sex machines are another type of erotic furniture. These machines make things really interesting, some of which even come equipped with cell phone holders as well as a “him” and “her” side. Currently, MALS has the Couple’s Power Banger in stock. This epic machine is for both parties, is lightweight, and easy to use. The best part about these power bangers? Even though they are a bit bigger, they are easily hidden in a closet or under a bed. Take them out when needed and none of your visitors will even know that you have an incredible banging machine stashed away.

Dance poles are geared more towards those who enjoy watching instead of participating. The good thing about the poles is that they can be used for larger audiences. So okay, maybe some people don’t want their visitors to see their kinky side but others really enjoy involving multiple people. If this sounds like something you and your sexually charged friends would enjoy, a dance pole can not only provide entertainment but it’s also a great workout! We currently have two poles in stock right now; the Power Pole and the Fantasy Series Dance Pole. The Fantasy Series comes complete with a spinning light that will only increase the mood and the Power Pole comes with instructions on how to get the best (and sexiest) workout possible!

There are so many different kinds of sex furniture! And lucky for you, we can order almost anything you can think of and have it delivered right to our shop. We even got in a vibrating chair that would be perfect for some couple’s “time out” style play! If you haven’t stopped by to check out the selection here at MALS, you’re absolutely missing out. Whether you’re looking for power bangers or dance poles or something in between, chances are we have it!

 

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

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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.

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.

It’s NIP-Tober At MALS!

October is breast cancer awareness month! Did you know that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lives? Although it is a widespread problem, it is also one of the easiest types of cancer to treat and cure. And yes, you read that right, breast cancer is becoming curable.

An important part of curing breast cancer is early detection. So giving your partner a bit of extra attention to their breasts during playtime can quite possibly save a life (not to mention turning them on like crazy). Here is a link to a tutorial on how to do a self-breast exam. It might be fun to spice it up and have your partner examine you! http://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/testing/types/self_exam/bse_steps

We at Manchester Adult Life Styles want to celebrate the strides made against breast cancer by highlighting some of our nipple toys to make monthly breast exams a little hotter. The breasts and nipples are a very sensitive part of the body. If you enjoy tugging, flicking or sucking,(whether on yourself or your partner) the nipple toys we have, will take it to the next level. We stock a couple different kinds of toys, such as nipple clamps and nipple suckers.

Our nipple clamps:
Fetish Fantasy Ltd Feather Nipple Clamps: If you are new to nipple clamps, these might be a good first purchase. Tipped in smooth rubber, the precise, hardy metal grips are completely adjustable in terms of tension. Simply twist the screw to widen or narrow their grasp. Once in place, the silky black and white feathers float dazzlingly, effortlessly hypnotizing your playmate while awakening desire and increasing sensation.
Fetish Fantasy Heavyweight Nipple Clamps: If you know that you like to be treated a little rougher, these might be the clamps for you. For intense, constant nipple stimulation, the Heavyweight Nipple Clamps are a perfect choice. These soft rubber tipped treats feature completely adjustable tension, and a weight of about 2.6 oz (73.7g) for lots of tantalizing ‘pull’ on sensitive nipples.The total stretch of the attached silver chain is about 17 inches, allowing for perfect positioning and lots of movement.
Our nipple suckers:
Nipple Suction Bulb: Gently enhance sensation and make your nipple irresistibility firm with the Nipple Bulb. This little device applies light suction to draw blood naturally into the nipples for increased sensitivity and firmness. Just place the mouth of the bulb over a nipple and squeeze to activate the suction. To keep them hard and ready for action, 4 little O rings are included, which can be placed over the tip of the bulb and slipped off and over the nipple once you’re where you want to be.
Advanced Nipple Suckers in Black: Sucking thrillingly at any particularly sensitive bit of skin, California Exotic’s nipple play collection presents the Advanced Nipple Suckers, a duo designed for simple, quick attachment and blissfully stimulating results. Naturally drawing blood to the peaks of the breasts when attached, a deliciously devious interior suction effect perks up the nipples, inspiring nearly instantaneous arousal and vastly increasing sensitivity to touch, tugs, flicks and otherwise. To attach, simply position over the desired nipple (or other nerve-ending rich external sweet spot) and gently squeeze. Upon release, the suction activates, gently yet firmly drawing skin inward. In a safe and ultra sturdy phthalate-free PVC material, the Suckers require just a rinse in warm soapy water to see them squeaky clean and ready for enjoyment

We all love tatas, boobies, breasts, titties, “the girls”, or whatever you want to call them; but we all know that the person behind those highly erogenous zones is really what counts. Turn your partner on with Manchester Adult Lifestyle’s nipple toys and pay special attention to those lovely bits, it just might save your lover’s life. As always, be sexy and be safe; Happy NIPtober!

 

  • Article written by Dani Peasley, a freelance writer and fine artist from Contoocook, NH. Dani can be reached through email at: myrandomcat@gmail.com