LELO’s Top 10 Tips for Sex Toy Safety

Chloe Pedley Sep 4, 2014 0 comments 0

The good folks from Lelo know a lot about sex toys, and I have had the pleasure of chatting with their some of their team members. One of the things I love about Lelo is how dedicated they are to producing, promoting and encouraging healthy sex toys. So it is my pleasure to share the following tips, as well as…

We Need to Talk About HIV

Chloe Pedley Apr 11, 2014 0 comments 0

Though education and public discussion about HIV and AIDS has increased, recent research has shown that not all of us are heeding the warnings when it comes to practicing safe sex. Kirby Institute’s 2013 Annual Surveillance Report on HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmittable infections in Australia highlights the fact that the rate of newly diagnosed HIV infections in Australia…

How To Protect Yourself Against STIs

Chloe Pedley Apr 9, 2014 0 comments 0

While education about the risks of sexually transmitted infections has become more prevalent in schools, the past decade has still seen the rates of STIs increase in Australia and around the globe. STIs can lead to serious health complications when left undiagnosed and untreated. Though these infections predominantly affect young people, the rate of infection in older age groups is…

Do Your Hot Bod a Favor and Get A Checkup

Chloe Pedley Apr 7, 2014 0 comments 0

April is STI Awareness Month; so before May rolls around, book yourself in for a routine STI and sexual health checkup with your doctor. Many sexually transmitted infections and diseases present no symptoms, which is why it’s so important to protect yourself by using condoms. Chlamydia Chlamydia is currently one of the most common STIs, and can cause serious and…

Enthusiastic Consent: Shifting Our Focus from No to YES

Chloe Pedley Apr 4, 2014 1 comments 0

When we examine the issues of sexual assault, it’s important to consider consent. What it means to give consent is integral to discussions on sexual assault and healthy sexuality, and far more education on consent is needed to create a positive social change. Everyone has the right to sexuality without violence and coercion, and much contemporary discourse on consent is…

Sexual Assault Resources Australia

Chloe Pedley Apr 2, 2014 0 comments 0

Everyone responds to sexual assault differently: there is no right or wrong way to respond – the most important thing is to look after yourself. If you are a victim of a recent sexual assault, it is important to get help as soon as possible, particularly if you are considering reporting the assault to the police. However, you can do…

How to Be an Ethical Porn Consumer

Chloe Pedley Mar 5, 2014 0 comments 0

If you enjoy watching erotica or pornography online, you’re not alone. The consumption of porn has exploded thanks to its availability on the web – and even more so now that anyone can have a sneaky wank practically anywhere with porn access via smartphone. The question is; how many of us are thinking about where our porn is coming from,…

Happy Condom Awareness Month

Chloe Pedley Feb 22, 2014 2 comments 0

February is National Condom Month in the USA. The awareness initiative originally started on campus at the University of California, but has grown into a national month-long event, focusing on educating teens, young adults – and even mature adults – about the risks associated with unprotected sex, and the benefits of using condoms. When used correctly, condoms are considered 98%…

The Forbidden Fruit: The Allure Of Unhealthy Sex

Jeannine Feb 16, 2014 0 comments 0

Why is the potent mix of pleasure and pain that can be found in illicit sex so hot? The break up sex. Sex with the train wreck, brilliant, broody, artist types. The addictive sex with the person you are in love with but who won’t commit to you. Or the full-blown affair with the married man. Mother Nature is a…

What are Your Sex Toys Really Made Of?

Chloe Pedley Jan 15, 2014 3 comments 0

What are some of the key things you consider when choosing a new sex toy? Color? Shape? Size? Price? Vibration settings? Kink factor? Potential for partner-play? What about the materials? Do you ever check the labels or listed materials to see what your vibrator is actually made of? Here’s some food for thought… Would you shove a bunch of toxins…