Are Silicone Pipes Safe?

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Water pipes have been made out of tons of different materials. They have been crafted from glass and ceramic, bone and horn, wood and stone. Coming in all shapes and sizes, there are thousands of designs to choose from when it comes to picking a piece. The biggest flaw with most of these materials, however, is that they are brittle and if dropped, can shatter in to pieces. In more recent years, a new type of smoking device has appeared on the scene; pipes made out of silicone.

Now, smoking a silicone piece might sound a bit scary to some. Rightfully so, as silicone can be dangerous if it is a low quality. It is important to make sure that the silicone you’re planning on using is safe for humans to use. Knowing what BPA or other chemicals are used to make the piece are important, as well as knowing what temperatures the piece can handle safely. Additionally, knowing where the product is made is a good sign to tell you whether or not the piece you’re about to buy is safe to use.

When purchasing silicone pieces, it’s very important to do your research. Whether you’re buying online or going in to a shop, it’s a good idea to get some information on the types of silicone pipes are available. There are many different manufacturers, not all of which are concerned with the safety of their customers. Reading reviews of the products can definitely help as well, knowing other people’s opinions can be very useful. And while silicone pieces are typically pretty inexpensive, remember that you want to look for good quality and especially with this

porous material, you want the best. It’s worth spending a bit extra to be sure that your lungs won’t be coated in dangerous chemicals.

Be sure that you know where the piece came from, as mentioned before, as pieces from China or other places overseas don’t have as strict of regulations when it comes to making these products. The pieces could potentially be made with silicone that is dangerous to humans. Keep yourself on the safe side by buying American made silicone to ensure that you’re keeping yourself safe.

Something else to keep in mind is looking for something that is dishwasher safe! Silicone can be hard to keep clean because it is so porous but having one that’s dishwasher safe is great! It makes cleaning it a breeze and the heat from the dishwasher will eliminate any bacteria build up. The process will also leave your piece smelling like it just left the shop. Do NOT clean your silicone piece with rubbing alcohol, as it can cause the silicone to swell and weaken the structure of the piece overall. Using hot water and regular old dish soap works great if you don’t have access to a dishwasher.

Silicone is great for active people on the go. It’s compact, easy to carry, and the best part is that you won’t break it if it falls out of your backpack and goes tumbling down

the side of Mount Washington. Most of the pieces can be run over with a car and it won’t even show. Silicone is highly recommended for those who spend most of their time in the great outdoors or just people who tend to be a bit clumsy with their glass. Just be sure that you’re purchasing a safe, non-toxic, well made piece to enjoy. Here at Manchester Adult Lifestyles, we have a huge selection of high grade silicone that we would love to show you! Stop in and see us!

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

Collectible Weapons At MALS

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MALS has a plethora of self defense items that can be used in a number of sticky situations. But the weapons section isn’t limited to just self defense. There are a healthy number of other items available as well. Our selection of collectible knives/swords/throwing stars is perfect for any collector looking to add a new piece to their collection. From samurai swords to Rambo knives, MALS is definitely the place to visit if you’re fond of sharp things!

Most people are familiar with the Rambo movies. This bad-ass traverses through the jungle doing all sorts of crazy stuff… With a stockpile of weapons at his disposal. His knives are some of his favorites and at MALS, there are three different Rambo knives available for a movie buff to add to their collection. Rambo I, Rambo II, and Rambo III all have their own knives and all are sold at Manchester Adult Lifestyles. These pieces are replicas of the knives used in the movies so not only would they be perfect for a cosplay, they would make an excellent addition to any collector’s stash.

In to cosplay or LARP? Our assortment of samurai swords will be the perfect addition to your costume. Not only that but you can be assured that the quality is high and the prop won’t fall apart after the first time out with your costume on. We don’t just stock samurai swords. We also have realistic props from games such as Assassins Creed, Lord Of The Rings, and others. Whether you’re using the props for a costume or you just like to collect, we highly recommend stopping by and going over our options!

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 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.

Pounds Glass by Snoop Dogg

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By now, almost everyone is familiar with Snoop Dogg, the rapper/actor/activist. He is heavily involved in the glass industry and has made sure to leave his mark. He has been rolling out a line of new glass pieces (five, to be exact). These beauties are inspired by ships and aptly named after them. The line includes pieces for concentrate as well as flower so the line offers something for everyone.

Snoop got in to business with Famous Brandz in order to make these pieces. There are five different styles; the Battleship, Starship, Rocketship, Mothership, and Spaceship. Each piece is hand made and comes with a price tag that will hopefully appeal to consumers of any age. So what’s the difference between the pieces? Let us explain…

The Battleship is great for dry or concentrates. It stands at 12.5″ tall and is available in black, white, clear, and black. The piece delivers smooth hits and has a heavy base, making it great for those who might be slightly clumsy sometimes. With a thick mouthpiece for maximum suction, this piece is sure to steamroll any who are brave enough to give it a whirl.

Out of the Pounds line, the Mothership stands at 13″ tall, the tallest of the five. Built with a barrel and percolator, those who use this dry piece will realize their smoke is much cooler. Because of the way the percolators are set up, the Mothership delivers a smooth experience that is far less harsh on the lungs than other pieces. And just like the Battleship, this piece comes in a variety of colors including white, black, clear, and blue.

Shaped almost exactly like the item it’s named after, the Rocketship is features a sloped in lip at the top. This design allows the user to get the maximum use from the piece without having to worry. The down-stem of the piece is diffused, providing some seriously smooth rips. Take your pick of colors from white, black, clear, or orange!

Not everyone is in the market for a piece that’s over a foot tall and that’s where the Starship comes in. This little ripper is only 6.1″ tall and that makes it perfect for a traveling companion. Made for dry herbs only, the Starship would be a great beginning piece or just something small and light to bring with you on a trip! The Starship, like the others, is available in a plethora of different colors, including purple!

The smallest of the Pounds family is the Spaceship. It’s a whopping 6″ tall and can be bought in green, clear, white, and black. Able to be used for both dry herb and concentrates, the Spaceship features a ruffled percolator. This design breaks down smoke particles and provides the user with a smoother, less hot hit. Definitely great for beginners or someone who simply doesn’t need a whole lot to be happy!

If you’re searching for a Pounds piece, look no further than Manchester Adult Lifestyles. We carry the entire line and can always send out for a custom order if you’re looking for one specific color. These American made, hand blown pieces are sure to make an excellent addition to your current glass collection! Stop by and check them 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.

Juul Pods At MALS

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These days, it seems like many people are attempting to tear themselves away from smoking cigarettes and switching to electronic devices. With electronic cigarettes, people can smoke different flavors in the form of a vapor rather than inhaling smoke from a cigarette. There is less smell, less trash, and (some will say) a lesser impact on one’s health. Recently, one particular e-cig has caught the attention of many consumers looking to toss their cigarettes out.

The Juul (developed and made by the same people who make Pax vaporizers) is a small rechargeable device that’s about the size of your pointer finger. It takes pods, small little chambers full of different flavored liquid (mint, creme brulee, fruit, menthol, cucumber, and mango) and each

pod is equal to one full pack of cigarettes. Since the liquid is concentrated though, the user doesn’t need as many puffs to get the nicotine feeling. Each device also comes with a one year warranty and you can get the starter kit which includes four different flavored pods, a charger, and the Juul device itself for just $55 here at MALS!

Being extremely popular with the younger generations, the Juul has become a must have for many between the age of 18 and 25. Recently, the prices of the Juul devices started to rise. Many stores have them for sale for more than $20 for a pack of four pods and the devices sell for upwards of $70. Here at MALS, we understand that money isn’t easy to come by and we’ve made sure to keep our prices low! Four-packs of pods are only $16! That means that each pod only costs you $4, instead of a pack of cigarettes costing you $7.

So not only does a Juul taste better but it costs less than cigarettes. If you’ve been on the hunt for one of these sought after e-cigs, you can find them at Manchester Adult Lifestyles for the absolute cheapest price around. We won’t be raising our prices any time soon either. We understand the struggle of getting enough money together to pay bills and we know that it’s still important to treat yourself. So when you’re in need of a Juul device or some pods, you know where to find us (at 179 Elm St in Manchester, NH in case you didn’t know).

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

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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.