It's not all hearts and roses. For adults in a committed relationship, there can be times when keeping a relationship alive and happy is a real struggle. Couples can find themselves battling against one or more of the most popular issues to beset relationships with challenging times.
By Cara Sutra: Sexy time is important time. It doesn't matter whether you're involved in a relationship or single, whether you're male or female. Regardless of your personal circumstances, making time to satisfy your sexual needs should be a priority for every adult. A big question, though, is how to make time for sexy time with a busy life?
I don't know if you've heard, but the latest way to inject some sizzle into your sex life is with a generous dollop of kink. Ok, not the latest way. But although fetish, kink and BDSM have been practised for centuries, it is certainly enjoying plenty of the limelight right now, thanks to the 50 Shades of Grey saga.
You crave nothing more than her largest strap-on wedged firmly up your ass. She, on the other hand, insists you spend the day doing the dishes dressed in sissy frills and heels. However, you're not a sissy and she doesn't own any strap on harnesses. How could things have gone so wrong?
There is a world of difference between a talented Dominant who is financially recompensed for her time and talents, and a sex worker who chooses to incorporate bondage and corporal punishment into the services she offers. Too many people make the mistake of assuming that the two are one and the same. Professional Dommes are not prostitutes. Any remuneration is for her Domination skills and expertise, not for sexual contact or sex acts. Sexual contact will not be a part of any session with any Professional Dominatrix worth her salt.
Bondage in a sexual setting is the act of restraining a person or being restrained for psychological or sexual pleasure. The most recognisable and mainstream item used in a bedroom scenario is the infamous furry handcuffs, now a somewhat derided object in the mainstream, used as a joke on hen and stag weekends to represent kinky and immoral attitudes to sex.
A man who enjoys using a butt plug. Does that notion conjures up any homosexual connotations for you? Then you have fallen prey to one of the most common and persistent sexuality myths. When it comes to men's sex health, a surprising number of guys are questioning, "will anal sex toys make me gay?"
Don't make the mistake that many do: a Mistress is very different to a Dominatrix or a session Domme. Unlike ladies who Dominate or Top for a session, a Mistress owns her property over the long term and the power exchange is not necessarily limited to the dungeon environment.
For many decades in the past, society viewed sex toys for either men or women as almost entirely taboo. Vibrators for women were the cause of both giggles and derisive scorn, while men who required or desired the use of sex toys would be regarded as somewhat lacking in masculinity.
Thanks to the likes of Fifty Shades of Grey bringing kink to the forefront of everyone's mind in the past 12 months, bondage has seen a massive increase in popularity and not just as a saucy secret behind the closed doors of adventurous couples. If you're interested in kinking up your sex life a little, hopefully this quick beginner's guide to bondage will be of help.