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.

Online Shopping At MALS

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For a lot of people, it’s easier to shop online than go to the store. And sometimes, it’s not only easier but preferred. Not everyone is comfortable coming in and buying some of the things that they would like to buy. 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.

Valentine’s Day At MALS

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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

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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.

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