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Health and Fitness Advice | Weight Losing Tips and Tricks | Diet Patch | Fitness Meals | Low-fat Recipes | Day Meals | Dessert Recipes | More Food Ideas

PERFECT HEALTH BLOG

Health and Fitness Advice | Weight Losing Tips and Tricks | Diet Patch | Fitness Meals | Low-fat Recipes | Day Meals | Dessert Recipes | More Food Ideas

PERFECT HEALTH BLOG

Health and Fitness Advice | Weight Losing Tips and Tricks | Diet Patch | Fitness Meals | Low-fat Recipes | Day Meals | Dessert Recipes | More Food Ideas

PERFECT HEALTH BLOG

Health and Fitness Advice | Weight Losing Tips and Tricks | Diet Patch | Fitness Meals | Low-fat Recipes | Day Meals | Dessert Recipes | More Food Ideas

10/21/2016

Best sex position and tricks

Pop in earplugs

It will enhance the sound of your breathing and block out the rest of the world so you can focus solely on your other four senses and enjoying one another’s bodies, says Claire Cavanah, co-author of Sex Toys 101.

Pop in earplugs

Assert yourself.

“Women are traditionally more submissive, so switching to a more dominant role can break you out of a sex rut,” says Ian Kerner, author of She Comes First. “You don’t have to don leather and wield a whip; just doing something your partner doesn’t expect of you—like initiating sex as soon as he walks in the door—will make things hotter

Make out more.

Take a trip back to junior high for an evening and restrict yourselves to 10 minutes of kissing and over-the-clothes touching only, says Leigh Anderson, author of Games for Grownups. “Keeping things PG for a set time revs you both up for a more adult encounter,” she says

Lock eyes.

When aroused, your pupils will dilate, so you can track each other’s level of arousal, says Sharon Moalem, Ph.D., author of How Sex Works. It also creates a more intense connection during sex

Get specific.

When you ask “Does this feel good?” your partner feels pressured to say “yes” to avoid killing the mood, says Steve Bodansky, coauthor of The Instant Orgasm. But if you ask more detailed questions (faster or slower? To the right or left?), they can give simple, one-word responses— making sex better than just “good.

Turn on some tunes.

According to researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital, listening to your favorite music stimulates the same areas of the brain as sex, enhancing your euphoria during the act

Go back to school.

Women who have graduate degrees or higher have more orgasms, according to a recent Australian survey

Pick a fight.

Healthy debate can be a huge turn-on, says Yvonne K. Fulbright, Ph.D., WH sex advisor and the author of Touch Me There for A Hands-on Guide to Your Orgasmic Hot Spots. “When you argue, your body reacts as it would during sexual response—your muscles tense, heart rate increases, breathing gets heavier. Part of what makes the sex afterward so hot is not only the release of the body’s heightened state but this feeling that you’ve conquered your ‘opponent’ in some way.”

Nix the marathon.

A survey of sex therapists concluded that the optimal amount of time for sexual intercourse was 3 to 13 minutes—good news, considering the average Joe only lasts 7.8 minutes. So quit worrying about breaking a record, and spend more time on foreplay. You’ll both enjoy it.

Double-check your meds.

A recent study from the University of California, San Diego found that many drugs, including those used to treat high cholesterol, depression, and anxiety, can reduce sexual pleasure. Talk to your doctor about switching meds or "nding an alternative to popping pills.

Use two forms of birth control.

The Kinsey Institute at Indiana University found women who use a hormonal contraceptive plus condoms report higher overall sexual satisfaction. Researchers believe it’s because when women are less worried about pregnancy or STDs they can relax and enjoy the experience more.

Hit the mat.

A recent study in The Journal of Sexual Medicine found that yogis have better sex. Women in the study who began practicing yoga reported improvements in levels of arousal and desire, as well as better orgasms. Plus, the increased #exibility will come in handy.

Get your Kundalini on.

This type of yoga focuses on breathing techniques that can actually intensify your orgasm when employed during sex, says Sharon Moalem, Ph.D., author of How Sex Works. Practice the “long deep breathing” for two to "ve minutes daily: Sit cross-legged with your hands on your knees and inhale, "lling your lungs but envisioning sending the air to your lower abdomen. Once your lungs are completely full, hold for a moment, press your shoulders back, and expand your chest so you can feel light pressure on your diaphragm. Then slowly let out all the air.

Don’t skip the gym.

Your regular workout can be just as good for your sex life. A University of British Columbia study found that women who got just 20 minutes of exercise a day had better sex than women who didn’t work out. Now that’s a reason to break a sweat.

Don’t let him skip the gym.

A recent study from the University of Utah found that obese men have lower levels of testosterone, but when they lose the weight, the hormone levels rise—along with sex drive. Plus, another study from the University of California at Berkeley found that sni$ng male sweat elevated the chemical that causes arousal in women for up to a full hour afterward

Wear stilettos.

A 2008 study by an Italian doctor found that wearing heels directly works the pleasure muscles linked to orgasm. So much sexier than Kegels.

Send him a hoochymail.

Text and e-mail are great ways to seduce, but can easily be seen by other people (read: your boss). For safe and secure sexting, go to HoochyMail. com to share your fantasy with your significant other. It’s free.

Get a rolling-pin massage.

Have him rub some massage oil on a rolling pin and gently run it over your shoulders and back. It will help you unwind from your day so you can be fully present during sex, says Barbara Keesling, Ph.D., author of The Good Girls’ Guide to Bad Girl Sex.

Set up a mirror.

According to research from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, women are more visual than we thought. Seeing yourself engaged in the act will heighten your arousal.

Skip the happy ending.

Massage each other’s bodies—and that’s it. “Tell each other what feels good, and experience the enjoyment of arousal without the pressure to perform,” says Gail Saltz, M.D., author of The Ripple E"ect: How Better Sex Can Lead to a Better Life. The next time you get busy, you’ll know exactly what turns him on.

Hug for 20 seconds.

Before you get busy, hold each other in a tight embrace. “Hugging raises your level of oxytocin, a bonding hormone you produce naturally, and that will enhance your connection,” says Ian Kerner, author of She Comes First.

Make an obscene phone call.

Call your man from another room and talk dirty to him. When you’re not face-to-face, it’s easier to lower your inhibitions about verbalizing whatever naughty thoughts you want to share. And if you call him up or leave a dirty voice mail for him during the second week of your cycle—he won’t be able to resist. According to Australian researchers, men find women’s voices sexier when they’re ovulating.

Sync up your breath.

When you’re spooning (either during sex or not), have one of you take the lead in breathing; the other person follows so you inhale and exhale together. “It increases the intimacy of sex,” says Karinna Kittles-Karson, author of Intimate Wisdom, The Sacred Art of Love.

Don’t wait until you’re in the mood.

Recent research suggests women’s arousal is more elicited than self generated, says Sandor Gardos, Ph.D., founder of Mypleasure.com, an online adult toy store. “Even if you don’t feel like having sex, you’ll most likely become aroused in the process.”

Stick him up.

Instead of scarves, try All-Tied Up Bonding Tape ($20, bootyparlor.com). It sticks only to itself—not your skin—for painless domination. If your man isn’t sure how he feels about being bound, just slip the opening of an already tied tie over his wrists. That way, he can escape more easily.

Use this vibrator during sex

The We-vibe ($130, babeland.com) is the first vibrator that can be used during intercourse. Inserted into your vagina, the u-shaped device stimulates your clitoris and G-spot simultaneously—and is narrow enough to still allow him entry. 

Switch up the beat

Try a new toy, such as the Champ ($36, bootyparlor.com), so you can thump or pitterpatter your way to an orgasm in addition to getting the usual buzz.

Refrigerate your lube.

Stash a tube in the fridge. The chill will give it a thrilling sensation when applied.

Use your finger vibe on him.

Hold it against his perineum,the space between his anus and testicles, says Pamela Doan, a spokesperson for Babeland. This will send a buzz to his prostate, a much overlooked erogenous zone.

Use your balance ball.

That big bouncy ball doesn’t just give crunches an extra punch. “Sit on it during oral sex, or experiment with it in di"erent sex positions,” Karinna Kittles-Karson, author of Intimate Wisdom, The Sacred Art of Love. “The options are limitless.” Try a new lube. The newest on the market do more than just lubricate—many, such as KY’s Intense and Durex’s Play-O, encourage blood #ow to the clitoris to provide warming and tingling sensations.

Use him as a sex toy.

Without ever letting him enter you, slide up and down against his penis to bring yourself to orgasm.

Use a new toothbrush as a sex toy.

Experiment with the smooth end to stroke sensitive places, and use the bristles to create a new sensation on your erogenous zones, like the bottoms of your feet or back of your neck.

Go wireless.

The Crybaby ($69, babeland.com) remote-control vibrator can be operated from as far away as 98 feet. Give him the clicker and let him go wild. You’ll discover a whole new meaning for PDA.

Press on your ovaries.

When he’s going down on you, have him apply consistent pressure on either side of your navel (a little-known erogenous zone)—it can boost your orgasm, says Emily Dubberley, coauthor of The Going Down Guide. 

Create a body-part connection.

While he’s stroking your clitoris, have your partner stroke another body part (your neck, your breast, your stomach) at the same time. If you do it o$en enough, eventually just stroking the body part by itself will cause sensations in your clitoris, says Steve Bodansky, co-author of The Instant Orgasm.

Unclench.

“Most women tighten all their muscles when they’re about to have an orgasm,” says Sandor Gardos, Ph.D., founder of My Pleasure. com, an online adult toy store. “If you keep them as relaxed as possible, you’ll go to a higher state of arousal get a bigger orgasm.”

Have an a"ershock orgasm.

In Tantra, these are called kriyas, (Sanskrit for action). During sex, have your partner run his hands up your spine and concentrate on bringing the sensations through your body. When things get pleasurable your body should start to shake or quake. The key is to allow it to happen. “Most women will begin to shake and stop themselves because they think it’s weird,” says Jaiya Hanauer, co-author of Red Hot Touch. “But if they let it go, it can be an incredibly powerful orgasm.”

Have him gently kiss your eyelids.

The thin skin of the eyelids lacks subcutaneous fat, so the nerve endings are close to the surface. That makes them as sensitive to pleasure as other erotic areas of your body.

Be a sole mate.

“The foot has 7,000 nerve endings,” says re#exology expert Michelle Ebbin. Pressing on the hollow areas just under the ankle bones on the inside of both feet is a direct energy channel to the sexual organs. Start gently with slow thumb circles to unleash your partner’s hidden passion. Play “This little piggy” Sucking his big toe is like giving him a mini blowjob, says Sharon Moalem, Ph.D., author of How Sex Works. That’s because toes are hardwired to pleasure centers in your brain. If foot funk makes you queasy, wash his feet of as part of foreplay

10/08/2016

18 Things All Women With Great Eyelashes Do

Turns out having lush lashes is a lot of work, but being able to bat them is worth it.

If you wake up with Bambi-like lashes, then more power to you. But if you're like the rest of the general population and need a little help in the lash department, these tips from Courtney Akai, owner of Courtney Akai Lash Boutique in NYC, and Jolie Martin, director and head aesthetician at Skinney MedSpa, will help you achieve fuller, more luscious eyelashes in no time. Here's what women who have great lashes do:

1. They condition their lashes nightly with oils. You can apply cold-pressed, unrefined oil such as marula or castor oil from the roots to tips of your lashes to strengthen them. (Try Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Face Oil.) Both oils will hydrate lashes, but castor may even help make them longer: "Castor oil contains ricinoleic acid and essential fatty acids, which absorb into your lash line, accelerate blood circulation, and help promote hair growth," Martin says. Use a clean finger coated in the oil to apply it to your lashes, or dip a throw-away spoolie brush into the oil and swipe it on that way.

2. They use a lash growth serum. Lash growth cycles are anywhere from 30 to 60 days, Akai says, and if your lashes are fragile and dry, they could fall out prematurely. Applying a growth serum, like RevitaLash or GrandeLash-MD, helps to prevent brittleness and breakage.

3. They take biotin, a type of B vitamin. Biotin can help promote strong hair, skin, and nails. Talk to your doctor about it if you're curious; they can recommend the proper dosage for you.

4. They curl their lashes before applying mascara. If you apply mascara and then curl your lashes, you run the risk of your lashes sticking to the lash curler and getting pulled out when you release the curler. Also, if you don't properly remove your mascara at night and then try to re-curl them in the morning, the leftover mascara can make your lashes dry and brittle, causing them to break when you go to curl them. It's also best to curl your lashes when they're clean and makeup-free.

5. They heat their eyelash curler with a blow-dryer. This helps lashes curl more easily and hold the shape longer.Blow warm air onto the lash curler with your blow-dryer until the lash curler heats up. Wait until it cools slightly (test the warmth on the back of your hand first to make sure it won't burn you), and then curl your lashes as normal. This trick creates curled lashes the same way curling your hair with a curling iron does.

6. They rotate the angle of the eyelash curler for an even more intense curl. To create a big lash curl, clamp the lashes at the very base, press the curler together lightly, and hold the lashes in place for a few seconds. Completely release the clamp and move it about halfway up the lash hairs while turning the curler at an angle parallel to the ground. Clamp and hold again. Finally, move the curler to the tip of the lashes, and give one final press, turning the lash curler almost upright.