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THE BENEFITS OF SEX TOYS IN RELATIONSHIPS

Sex toys are everywhere you look today, even high end stores are selling battery operated boyfriends as “massagers”. As you know there are a huge variety in all shapes and sizes from a realistic replica of a penis to cucumbers! The popularity and use of these products has increased due to increased exposure in the media from TV to books.


The question of the day is are these toys just for fun or are there other benefits as well? One of the biggest questions is who if anyone would receive them? Believe it or not your relationship status comes into play.


For single people in addition to the good feelings there are a few interesting health benefits:

  •   Stress relief since endorphins are released in the brain during orgasm.
  •   It burns calories! While it is known that a sex session burns a good amount of calories the same is true when using a vibrator. Maybe not as many as an hour or so with a partner but it increases your heart rate. This has the same benefit as an hour long cardio workout and it sure as hell is more enjoyable than going to the gym?
  •   Remember those endorphins which reduce stress? They can also help you to cope with pain be it physical or emotional.

So if you’re a single lady knock yourself using a sex toy,it’s a great way to get your orgasm and improve your health at the same time.

What if you are in a relationship though? Can they help there as well? The answer is a resounding yes.

One of the main benefits is that it adds a new dimension to what can become a routine. Even though we might not like to admit it the longer you’re in a relationship the more of a “chore” sex can become. Some people still find it hard to talk about what it is they really want when it comes to sex since this will avoid hurting the feelings of their partner but it surprising how people can lose their inhibitions when sex toys are used. They will make things become more adventurous in the bedroom. I myself enjoy using my toys while my partner watches or they use them on me as well. In addition to being a bit different it adds the “feeling” of a third person which some couples may want to explore later.

As you can see, the benefits of using sex toys far outweigh any disadvantages whether you are single or in a relationship. If you’re a single lady keep up what you’re doing. If you are in a relationship and currently don’t use toys talk to your partner and bring them in slowly.

Just remember that the biggest reason to use a sex toy is quite simply because they are fun so why not give them a go? Check out our range of toys in our store

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Health Benefits Of A Sexual Relationship

Besides a heart full of love and a big smile, romance can bring some serious positive health benefits.

Some scientific studies have suggested that a loving relationship, physical touch and sex can bring health benefits to us all.

Sex is definitely good for your heart

Anything that exercises your heart is good for you, including sex. Sexual arousal sends the heart rate higher, and the number of beats per minute reaches its peak during orgasm. (Suit you sir)

But, as with most exercise, it depends how vigorously you do it. Some studies show the average peak heart rate at orgasm is the same as during light exercise, such as walking upstairs. That’s not enough to keep most people fit and healthy so we encourage more.

Adults should do at least 150 minutes (2.5 hours) of moderate-intensity aerobic activity, such as cycling or fast walking, every week.

Having a dodgy ticker (heart) doesn’t have to hold you back in the bedroom either. Experts advise that you can usually have sex as long as you can do the everyday activities that have the same impact on your heart without causing chest pain, such as walking up two flights of stairs.

Sex can be bust stress!

Sex could help you beat the stresses of 21st century living, according to a small study of 46 men and women.

Participants kept a diary of sexual activity, recording penetrative sex, non-penetrative sex and masturbation.

In stress tests, including public speaking and doing mental arithmetic out loud, the people who had no sex at all had the highest stress levels.

People who only had penetrative sex had the smallest rise in blood pressure. This shows that they coped better with stress. 

Plenty of people find that intimacy or orgasm without penetration helps them feel relaxed, as do exercise or meditation. It doesn’t have to be penetrative sex – it’s whatever works for you.

Weekly sex might help fend off illness

There’s a link between how often you have sex and how strong your immune system is, researchers say.

A study in Pennsylvania found students who had sex once or twice a week had higher levels of an important illness-fighting substance in their bodies.

Immunoglobulin A (IgA) was 30% higher in those who had sex once or twice a week than in those who had no sex at all. The lowest levels were in people who had sex more than twice a week.

But don’t devise a sex calendar just yet. More research is needed before it can be proved that weekly sex helps your immune system.

People who have sex feel healthier

It could be that people who feel healthier have more sex, but there seems to be a link between sexual activity and your sense of wellbeing.

A study of 3,000 people aged 57-85 showed that those who were having sex rated their general health higher than those who weren’t.

And it’s not just sex – it’s love, too. People who were in a close relationship or married were more likely to say they felt in “very good” or “excellent” health than just “good” or “poor”.

It seems that emotional and social support can boost our sense of well being.

Loving support reduces risk of angina and ulcer

A happy marriage can help fend off angina and stomach ulcers – at least, it can if you’re a man.

One study of 10,000 men found those who felt “loved and supported” by their spouse had a reduced risk of angina.

This was the case even if they had other risk factors, such as being older or having raised blood pressure.

Similarly, a study of 8,000 men found there was more chance of them getting a duodenal ulcer if they:

  • had family problems 
  • didn’t feel loved and supported by their wife
  • didn’t retaliate when hurt by colleagues – in other words, they repressed their anger (researchers called this their “coping style”)

Researchers suggest that stress, lack of social support and coping style can all affect a man’s likelihood of developing an ulcer.

And if you’re single

Spending an evening with friends is good for your health, too. One 10-year study of 1,500 people over 70 years old found those with stronger friendship networks lived longer than those with fewer friends.

Researchers thought this could be because friends may have a positive influence on lifestyle choices, such as smoking or exercise, and offer emotional support.

Or celibate

A life without sex is no bar to excellent health. A long-term study into the health and ageing of a group of nearly 700 older nuns found many kept active and lived well into their 90s and past 100.

Since 1986, participants in The Nun Study had yearly checks on their physical and mental abilities. Researchers used convent records to obtain their social, family and educational background.

While they found some links between lifestyle and dementia – for example, higher education or positive emotions in early life might cut the risk of dementia – this isn’t linked to sexual activity.

If you do have sex, using a condom will help protect you and your partner against sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unplanned pregnancy.