Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Tips For An Overactive Bladder

As you get older, any pressure on the bladder, such as sneezing, laughing, or jogging, or having SEX, may cause embarrassment, like leaking urine involuntarily…how unromantic! If you accidentally leak, you may have stress incontinence, which occurs when the muscles and tissue that help support the bladder become weak.  This most commonly affects women in mid-life, after childbirth or when there is a drop in estrogen.  It also affects both men and women during and after cancer treatment, as the nerves and muscles used to control urine flow can be affected. For men, removal of the prostate can impact the bladder’s mechanism for holding urine.

If you suffer with bladder issues, don’t despair because there is hope.  Just like your hamstrings or biceps, the muscle tone of the pelvic floor can be improved.  By strengthening these muscles, you can not only improve or eliminate stress incontinence, you can also improve your sexual health and responsiveness as well.  By developing an awareness of these muscles, you can learn to tone them, which can help if you are experiencing vaginal dryness, difficulty maintaining arousal, painful intercourse or the inability to orgasm. A simple exercise plan for your pelvic floor is all you need.

To start your exercise plan, squeeze the muscles of the pelvic floor as if you were going to stop the flow of urine.  To get the hang of it, when you go to the bathroom, try stopping the flow of urine a few times to find the muscles you need.  It is not recommended that you continue to practice this way after identifying the muscles since a frequent stop of the urine flow can affect the muscles of the bladder over time. Just use it is a guideline to find the muscles. You can then do sets of 10 repetitions of squeezing and holding for 3 seconds at a time -- just as you would at the gym.

Strengthening your pelvic floor also intensifies the experience of orgasm.  It will be your new favorite workout!  To lessen friction, irritation and pressure during sex, be sure to use a top quality lubricant like Wet® Platinum®  during foreplay and intercourse.  It doesn’t absorb into the skin or get sticky like most water-based lubricants, and it will last for hours without needing to re-apply.

By Madeleine M Castellanos, MD

Naughty Santa’s Antidote

Baby, It’s Cold Outside!—Hot Holiday Stocking Stuffers and Ideas to Keep your Love Life Steaming Hot all Winter Long

Make your list and check it twice, this year being naughty has never felt so nice! Below are some sexy stocking stuffers and fun ideas to turn up the heat during those cold winter nights!
  • Make a date to read Fifty Shades of Grey together in preparation for the Valentine’s Day movie.
  • Make a romantic dinner, light the candles, chill the champagne or your favorite bottle of wine and slip into your sexiest negligee before you eat…don’t forget to feed each other your favorite finger foods.
  • Act out a scandalous scene from the book.
  • Draw a steamy tub for two, add Inttimo® By Wet® Aromatherapy Bath & Massage Oil to bathe each other. Once you are fresh and clean, take the oil to the bedroom and give each other an erotic massage
  • Pour an after dinner drink and share it in the bath
  • Blindfold and feed your partner chocolate-dipped strawberries…very slowly 
  • Climb into bed and break open Wet® Nuru™ Body-On-Body Massage Gel to practice the ancient art of a sensual Japanese Massage --a nude body-on-body celebration of sensuality. The combination of moisturizing aloe vera, seaweed extract, grape seed and soothing chamomile flower extract are both intensely relaxing and highly stimulating, making for the perfect intimate experience. 
  • Break out some slippery Wet® Warming™ Gel --it gently heats on contact and warms with motion. Blow on it and…voila --you’ll both get hot as it gets warmer. And, it’s latex friendly.
  • Or, if you’re still hungry try Wet® Flavored™ Gel Lubricants. They’re sugar-free, colorless, non-staining, kosher, latex friendly and perfect for oral sex. Flavors include kiwi strawberry, juicy watermelon, sweet cherry, wild blueberry and passion fruit punch. 
  • If you are practicing erotic, fun safe sex -- use a condom and be sure to keep it lubricated and friction-free with our most popular formula, Wet® Platinum® Premium Lubricant
  • To maintain maximum heat, repeat previous steps often throughout the season

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

10 Tricks For Building Intimacy

These tricks are a treat for you both.  Pick one or two and cast a romantic spell on your partner this weekend. 

1. Ask about their day.  Be sure to listen to the answers.  Don’t try to fix anything. Just listen.

2. Give a foot rub while you are sitting on the couch together—Inttimo by Wet™ Aromatherapy Massage & Bath Oil Invigorate™ with refreshing eucalyptus & citrus works wonders on tired feet.

3. Leave notes for your partner that shows them you are thinking of them.  Short and sweet or descriptive and sexy.

4. Public displays of affection can be hot and showing the world you are together will make your lover feel special.  Just be sure it’s within the comfort range of your partner and be respectful those around you.

5. Leave a bottle of Wet® Flavored™ Kiwi Strawberry™ lubricant where your lover can find it and when they ask about it, you tell them you’d like your treat now!

6. Body-on-Body Massage...Have you tried Nuru massage? Nuru is a sensual Japanese technique where both partners are completely nude and use full body contact to perform the massage with a thick, ultra-slippery, sexy gel like Wet® Nuru Massage Gel. Learn How to Nuru on Wet’s YouTube Channel.

7. Shower together.  Take time to clean every inch of your partner’s body and let them do the same for you.  Wet® Platinum® Premium Lubricant is perfect when getting wet together because it doesn’t break down in water…just remember to use caution as Wet Platinum is extremely slippery.

8. Go shopping together.  Surprise them and swing by your local adult specialty boutique. Pick out a new toy and a bottle of Wet® Ecstasy® Xtra Cooling Lubricant™. When you dab a few drops over your partner’s erogenous zones then gently blow on those areas, you’ll send gentle shivers of anticipation up your lover’s spine.

9. Tell them you love how they kiss.  This is a definite turn on for many.

10. Wake up your partner’s sexual appetite by cooking together.  Standing close together and feeding each other as you do can be very erotic.  You can also go straight to dessert with Wet® Fun Flavors® Warming, Flavored, Massage, and Lubricant all-in-one!

How to Scare Him Off in 10 Spooktacular Steps

We know it’s Halloween but doing these things will potentially scare that love interest away faster than you can say Trick-or-Treat.

1. Saying “I love you” too soon.  It takes time to get to know someone and really value them.  You might feel like you’re in love but that might be lust talking.  Wait until you know for sure.

2. Asking to meet their parents or children.  It’s usually best to let someone choose when this is appropriate. People are naturally protective of their inner circle.  Don’t force the issue in a new relationship.

3. Arguing against the things they are passionate about like political views or being vegan.  If you don’t agree on some fundamental things, it’s time to decide if it’s going to be a big turn off down the road or if it’s something you can learn to live with.

4. Constantly talking about your ex (either positively or negatively).  Nobody wants to feel like they are being compared to someone else.

5. Only talking about yourself. Most people want to know that you are interested in what is going on with them.  Take time to find out each time you are together.

6. Insisting on moving in together or leaving bridal magazines all over the house.  Let the relationship happen naturally. Things will fall into place if it is meant to be.

7. Going shopping or out to eat and expecting the other person to pay for everything, every time…If this is something that is important for you, it needs to be agreed upon in the very beginning of the relationship.

8. Texting or sexting your lover non-stop. How can they miss you if you won’t go away?

9. Talk about having kids and how many. This one is tricky. It is definitely important to talk about kids if you are set on having a certain number within a certain time frame. You need to determine if a potential mate has goals similar to yours. Just try to find a way to do it that doesn’t make it sound like you need to have them right now!

10. Judging their friends or family when you haven’t met them yet. Don’t let gossip or things you see on Facebook determine your opinion of someone you don’t know. If a person is important to your new love, they are probably going to be important to you going forward. Give them the benefit of the doubt in the beginning. Oh, and don't change your Facebook status too early either. Awkward.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Dr. Mary Jane Minkin Discusses Relief for Personal Dryness Due to Menopause

Health Watch - Wet Platinum on Fox DC 

Watch Doctor Mary Jane Minkin, a professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Yale University School of Medicine, discuss issues associated with menopause - including bone health and whether women benefit from hormone therapy. Look! There is a bottle of Wet Platinum there on the table beside her where she recommends the use of products for relief of painful, dry sex.

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

SEX EDUCATION 101: 6 Things You Weren’t Taught in School...

What you weren’t taught in school…updated information to keep your love life safe and happy.

Summer has come and gone and students are back in school. Most likely it’s been awhile since you had a Sex Ed course and times have changed. Let’s face it—your information is old school!

New York psychiatrist and sex therapist Madeleine Castellanos, MD, offers updated, “new school” information that everyone should know to stay in the safe sex zone: 

According to the CDC, nearly half of the 19 million new STDs contracted each year are among young people aged 15–24 years (2011).

Oral sex is not considered ‘safe sex.’ HIV, HPV, herpes, gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis may all be transmitted via oral sex.  In addition, a 2011 study found that the proportion of oropharyngeal cancers related to HPV increased from 16.3% to 71.7% between 1984 and 2004.

Make oral sex safer by using a flavored condom like DKT’s Prudence brand condoms, which offer a wide variety of flavors and scents (banana, watermelon, strawberry, grape, chocolate and more) guaranteed to tickle your taste buds as well as your partner’s fancy!  

More than $8 billion is spent each year to diagnose and treat STIs and their complications, not including HIV (Guttmacher Institute). STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections) are definitely out there.  Protect yourself from getting them and/or spreading them.

Oil and latex do not mix—so using petroleum jelly, baby oil, moisturizers or everyday kitchen oils with a condom can cause the latex to break down and increases your chance of breakage and infection. Wet® Platinum® Premium Silicone Lubricant and Wet® Light® Liquid Lubricant are both latex-friendly. When used correctly, Wet lube also helps to reduce excess friction, thus lessening the risk of tears.

That funky smell down there may have nothing to do with hygiene!  A number of everyday triggers, including menstruation, pregnancy, intercourse or medications, can upset the delicate vaginal ecosystem and elevate pH, causing an odor, increase or change in discharge, or a bacterial infection. Fragrance sprays, wipes and pads just mask the problem. RepHresh Gel keeps the pH balanced--an important tool in decreasing chances of bacterial vaginosis, and eliminating that “fishy” odor by treating the root cause.

Wet hopes these tips from sex therapist, MD and psychotherapist, Dr. Madeleine Castellanos will keep your love life safe and intimate this school year.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Did You Miss National Big "O" Day? Tips from The MD.

Did you miss national orgasm day?

National Orgasm Day, July 31, 2014, has come and gone but we’re still celebrating and we want you to come with us!  Joking aside, many, if not most of us, have too few orgasms. And it’s high time to fix that!

Did You Miss National Big "O" Day? Tips from The M.D.

Here are some great tips for putting the big “O” back on top as a national priority and enjoying bodacious orgasms on a regular basis. These points come from “The Sex M.D.,” Dr. Madeleine Castellanos, who is a respected author and sex therapist in New York. She says, “Our sexual functioning cannot be separated from our overall health and happiness.” In other words, good orgasms = good health! 

Dr. C’s tips:

1) Getting to orgasm is easiest when you are relaxed and focused on what’s erotic for you.

2) Learning how to time your breathing can help you reach orgasm more easily.

3) Orgasms cause the release of increased DHEA which is what makes your skin glow and look younger.

4) Using Wet Platinum Premium Silicone Lubricant, accepted as a 510(k) medical device, makes great sex viable and long-lasting even in the shower.  Caution: Very slippery!

5) Orgasms come in all sizes and intensities, so take the time to explore all the variations.

6) Even though orgasms are fantastic, the less you focus on them as a goal in sex, the more likely you are to heighten your arousal and actually reach orgasm.

7) Orgasms help a woman’s brain relax more profoundly than any other activity, even meditation.

8)  If you aren’t getting regular orgasms from sexual activity, take matters into your own hands and masturbate so you can orgasm at least 3 times per week.

9) Using an intimate health and stimulation device strengthens the pelvic floor muscles, which are key to achieving healthy orgasms and also preventing incontinence.

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