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Zestra Follow Friday Returns!

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Posted 8:30 am, December 23rd, 2011

by Zestra News

Zestra wishes you and yours a Happy Holidays! (And really hopes you’re reading this by the fireplace at home.) Our Follow Friday for this week will be brief; we have last-minute presents to wrap just like the rest of you! (And not ALL of it is arousal oil.)

So we recommend taking a look at the following Twitter feeds:

Susan Mathison

Susan Mathison Twitter

Allison Braun

Allison Braun Tweet

Nicole Daedone

Nicole Daedone Tweet

Hillary Rubin

Hillary Rubin Twitter

Amber McCue

Amber McCue Twitter

Sherri Nickols

Sherri Nickols Twitter

Joy Nordenstrom

Joy of Romance Twitter

And remember to follow us for the latest and greatest in sex news!

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Zestra Helps You Get Over the Hump: Week 7

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Posted 8:30 am, December 21st, 2011

by Zestra News

Let the countdown begin! Hopefully, for those of you still slaving away at the mine, this Hump Day post will provide a quick laugh en route to the holiday weekend.

But first, a few Hanukah/Christmas/Kwanza/Festivus tips:
1. Try to look grateful when you get a used tape player from your great-uncle
2. Count to 30 before responding to your mother-in-law
3. Always choose cookies in lieu of all other food
4. Have fun!

Video of the Week:

Sexy Quotes from Sexy People

Angelina Jolie

“I think it is funny that we were freer about sexuality in the 4th century B.C. It is a little disconcerting.” –Angelina Jolie
“I like to have a Martini, two at the very most; three, I’m under the table, four I’m under my host!” –Dorothy Parker
“Sex education may be a good idea in the schools, but I don’t believe the kids should be given homework.” –Bill Cosby

Sexpert of the Week – Josey Vogels

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Zestra Sexpert-of-the-week Josey Vogels is as prolific as she is clever. Known as “Canada’s Carrie Bradshaw,” Ms. Vogels writes two newspaper columns, contributes to five blogs and hosts a sex and relationship series on radio. Oh, and in case that wasn’t enough, she writes books too. It makes the rest of us seem downright lazy, doesn’t it?

The youngest of eight children (her mother was quite prolific too), Ms. Vogels grew up on a dairy farm in Ontario, Canada. For the past decade, the journalism major has dispensed sex know-how and relationship advice to people throughout North America (despite her column being pulled in some more conservative markets).

According to Ms. Vogels, “The mainstream media are really uncomfortable with talking about kids having sex. It’s automatically assumed that any sexual experience will be traumatic.”

Sample topics she’s written about are “Women Have Lots of Casual Sex – Get Over It,” “Christmas Gift-Giving: the True Test of Your Relationship” and “Can Drugs Make You Love Someone You Don’t?”

This gifted writer gives sound advice while bravely discussing topics others consider taboo. We at Zestra admire her courage, honesty and fortitude.

Josey Vogels Twitter

You can follow Ms. Vogels on Twitter @joseyvogels and us

Tip of the week:

Santa Hat

Play Santa
Sure, everyone likes an iPhone or a cashmere sweater, but give your partner the real gift of intimacy this holiday. Most people, when they think of “intimacy,” think of intercourse. But sex, while enjoyable, isn’t the only way of showing your love. Back massages, erotic baths, simple touching and even playful banter can also display affection and attraction. After all, gifts mean nothing without a caring partner.

The results of last week’s Facebook poll

Question: If I was stuck on a desert island, I could do without ________.

Desert Island

Best answers:
“…The Hallmark Channel”
“…The smoke monster from Lost
“…The Republican primary”
“…My cell phone”

1.) Check out our Facebook page to vote on this week’s poll question: “If I could have sex anywhere, I would have it…”
a. In space
b. In a church
c. On The Planet of the Apes
d. On top of Brad Pitt

Results will be published next week! Happy Holidays!

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The Four Building Blocks For An Ecstatic Orgasm

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Posted 9:00 am, December 19th, 2011

by Zestra News
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Brought to you by the Orgasm Fairy

Everyone it seems is looking for a way to have a better sex life, a magical orgasm or how to maintain sexual ecstasy in your life. Because let’s face it—we all should have ecstatic in our lives.

Whether it is bigger orgasms, or any orgasm, intimacy, the ease of sexual boredom or some kind of sexual cosmic connection—the hunt has been on for hundreds of years. When it come to sex, perhaps it is time to refresh our language and examine our sexuality lexicon. Let’s begin by taking apart sexual pleasure. It’s by taking it apart and learning it’s essential components that we can truly understand how it all works. Remember—sexual desire is something you can turn on and off. I often tell people that they don’t have to be in the mood for sex. Sometimes, it is just about showing up and doing it – and Zestra Arousal Oil can help with that (so keep it nearby!).

Four Building Blocks For An Ecstatic Orgasm:

1. It all starts in the mind. Come on—do you even remember that you have arms and legs during a mind blowing orgasm? Of course you don’t. Sex starts in the mind with thought. Where are you placing your attention? During love making are you thinking about making love or something else like what your boss said to you at a meeting? Just for fun, let’s compare sex and meditation. How many times does your mind drift during meditation? That is why we mediate with mantras—to keep our mind as clear from clutter as possible. It is the same thing with ecstatic sex. Keep your mind as focused as you can on receiving or giving sexual pleasure. When you mind wanders—gently bring it back—just like you would if you were meditating. And it’s fine to think about a sexual fantasy – just like you would a mantra!

Touch of love

2. Breath is essential. Once again, just like in meditation—the quality of your sexual experience could be linked to whether you are breathing enough. Sex educators love to talk about the “Quiet and Quick” rule. This is something that most of us learned as young people when we discovered that our genitals gave us pleasure. We learned to be quiet and quick in order not to be heard and not to be discovered. Unfortunately, for many people these sexual habits remain with us for the rest of our lives. If you want to have mind blowing sex, you need to breathe. If you breathe a little bit—you have smaller orgasms. If you can learn to open your lungs and breathe in a lot of oxygen—your potential of more pleasure grows.

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3. Make Noise. Let’s go back to the “Quiet and Quick” rule that so many of us learned living in our parent’s house. We learned if we wanted to self pleasure (masturbate)—we needed to be quiet. No one wants our parents or siblings to walk in on us. Once again, many of us have kept that rule into our adult lives. We don’t want to be heard. Maybe it is no longer parents that we are concerned about—perhaps now it is children or neighbors. So keep a soft pillow near by and make noise into that if you are worried about bringing the house down. But open up that throat if you want to increase your sexual pleasure. Making noise and breathing are keys to heating up your sexual engine.

make noise

4. Learn to move. Shake it up! In the world of Tantra they often teach us to move like a wave or a dolphin. If you like you could stand up and practice that. But the technique is not important at all—the point is that stillness is not always your friend when you are looking for sexual bliss. Think of making love as a dance. You need to move your hips!

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So, the next time you are thinking about how to bring more essential goodness to your love making and ramp up your sexual pleasure—remember the four components: Mind, Breath, Noise and Movement. Do it your way—paint it green and dust it with sprinkles! Own it and make it yours. I bet it will be fabulous. Just remember the trick with the pillow!

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Zestra Helps You Get Over the Hump: Week 6

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Posted 8:30 am, December 14th, 2011

by Zestra News

It’s Wednesday, which means you’re half-way to the weekend! (And, the holidays are creeping closer every day, so we hope you’ve at least started on the holiday shopping…)

Below are a few items to make the next couple of days a little bit better – Katherine Heigl explains why she’s such a big fan of neutering pets, Woody Allen notes the benefit of masturbation and someone has a crush on Dame Judi Dench… Check out this week’s Hump Day post below.

Video of the Week:

Sexy Quotes from Sexy People

Billy Crystal headshot

“Women need a reason to have sex. Men just need a place.” –Billy Crystal
“Don’t knock masturbation – it’s sex with someone I love.” –Woody Allen
“It isn’t premarital sex if you have no intention of getting married.” –Drew Carey

Sexperts of the Week – The Kinsey Institute

Kinsey Institute Logo

The Institute for Sex Research (later known as The Kinsey Institute) was founded in 1947 by Dr. Albert Kinsey, a zoologist at Indiana University.

Kinsey and his institute quickly became famous for The Kinsey Reports on sexuality, released as Sexual Behavior in the Human Male and Sexual Behavior in the Human Female in 1948 and 1953, respectively.

Discussing such then-taboos as homo- and bi-sexuality, sadomasochism and marital sexual behavior, Kinsey’s studies incurred a great deal of skepticism and negative press. The Kinsey Report is most famous for its “Kinsey Scale,” a 0 to 6 numbered continuum that suggests sexuality isn’t an unambiguous yes / no proposition, but comprised of complex, fluid impulses and behaviors.

Though Kinsey died in 1956, his work lives on in the Institute, which remains one of the foremost authorities on human sexuality. Using its website and social media to deliver information and answer questions, the Kinsey Institute (and peripheral site Kinsey Confidential) seeks to provide people with a forum to discuss all manner of sexual topics.

Kinsey Institute Tweet

You can follow the institute on Twitter @kinseyinstitute and us

Sex tip of the week:

Visit an erotic store together

Sex shop

Maybe it’s the neon XXX, but many people feel awkward visiting an adult store. Yet, a trip to the local sex shop can considerably spice up things in the bedroom. Not only will it give you and your partner some interesting bonding time, the surroundings may jumpstart a conversation that allows each of you to confess any romantic concerns or fantasies.

The results of last week’s Facebook poll

Question: My ugly crush is_________________

Best answers:

Larry David
Larry David headshot

Steve Buscemi
Steve Buscemi headshot

Dame Judi Dench
(Who, to be fair, is just old.)
Dame Judy Dench headshot

Kathleen Turner
Kathleen Turner headshot

See all the responses here.

Check out our Facebook page to vote on this week’s poll question: “I can do without…” (And we know it’s not arousal oil!)

Best results will be published next week!

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Zestra Helps You Get Over the Hump: Week 5

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Posted 12:35 pm, December 7th, 2011

by Zestra News

Welcome to Hump Day #5 – our fifth installment of the weekly collection of sex and relationship info guaranteed to tip the work-week and send you surging into Thursday, Friday and the weekend! Below you’ll find some amazing intimacy-provoking movie recommendations, Lil’ Kim’s perspective on free time, this week’s sexpert and more…

Video of the Week:

Do you like “Ghost”? So do they…

Sexy Quotes from Sexy People

Lil Kim

“I haven’t had sex in eight months. To be honest, I now prefer to go bowling.” –Lil’ Kim
“Nope, no sex scandals yet. But I am open to offers!” – John Cusack
“I like my sex the way I play basketball, one on one with as little dribbling as possible.” –Leslie Nielsen

Sexpert of the Week – Dr. Logan Levkoff

Logan Levkoff headshot

If Dr. Logan Levkoff looks familiar, you may have caught one of her many appearances on the Joy Behar Show, Good Morning America or the Rachael Ray show. A popular sexpert, Dr. Levkoff’s openness and honesty have made her a highly sought-after guest, author and blogger.

Dr. Levkoff got off to an early start in sex ed, reportedly becoming the nation’s first college newspaper sex columnist. She has a Ph.D. in Human Sexuality, Marriage and Family Life Education from New York University and an M.S. in Human Sexuality Education, as well as an undergraduate degree in English, from the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Levkoff is the author of Third Base Ain’t What it Used to Be: What Your Kids are Learning About Sex Today and How to Teach Them to Become Sexually Healthy Adults and How to Get Your Wife to Have Sex with You.

According to Dr. Levkoff, “Sexuality is a natural part of who we are. We are all sexual beings, although we express our sexuality differently as we grow up. Our sexuality includes our sense of gender, our body image, our sexual orientation, our sexual behaviors, our emotions and the roles we play in relationships. It is much bigger than what we do and who we do it with.”

Currently living in New York City with her husband and two children, Dr. Levkoff is a spokesperson for Trojan and Sealy’s “Whatever You Do in Bed…” campaign, also serving on Trojan’s Sexual Health Advisory Council.

Logan Levkoff Tweet

You can follow Dr. Levkoff on Twitter @LoganLevkoff and us
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5 Movies Guaranteed to Raise Your Bedroom Temp

Nothing puts people in a saucy, sexy mood like watching movie stars hook up. There’s something (or, rather, someone) for everyone!

Hot scenes (Maria Bello’s cheerleader nostalgia in “A History of Violence,” William Hurt passionate door-smashing in “Body Heat”) can really dial up the temperature between you and your partner.

Pop in one of these spicy, sexy gems and your night is off to a great start. Add some Zestra arousal oil to the mix and you’ll experience a great finish, too.

1.”Lust, Caution”

Lust Caution poster

“Lust, Caution” features acrobatic, extensive sex scenes… and a lot of them.

2. “Last Tango in Paris”

Last Tango in Paris poster

Most people have heard rumblings of the “butter scene” – it’s pretty amazing and will give you a new perspective on your favorite popcorn topper.

3. “The Dreamers”

The Dreamers poster

American expatriate hooks up with a pair of adventurous and amorous Italian siblings and BOOM! Sexy time.

4. “A History of Violence”

A History of Violence poster

“A History of Violence” offers visceral (yet meaningful) sex scenes between Viggo Mortenson and Maria Bello, two incredibly good-looking people who have very good-looking intercourse.

5. “Body Heat”

Body Heat poster

Kathleen Turner teases William Hurt to distraction before he demands satisfaction! And that satisfaction takes the form of explosive, mind-blowing, mutually pleasing sex.

Bonus: For a laugh, try “Showgirls”! Experience the most ridiculous sex on film and film on sex!

Showgirls poster

The results of last week’s Facebook polls

Question: The movie my love life most resembles is…
A.) Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas 22%
B.) Crazy, Stupid, Love 11%
C.) Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas 22%
D.) There’s Something About Mary 11%
C.) High Fidelity 11%
D.) Happy Endings 11%

Check out our Facebook page to vote on this week’s poll: “My ugly crush is ____________________.”

The most interesting answers will be published next week!

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Zestra Helps You Get Over the Hump: Week 4

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Posted 8:30 am, November 30th, 2011

by Zestra News

OK, folks, you’ve had your day of stuffing the stuffing – now it’s nose-to-the-grindstone time until the primo (read: “GIFTS!”) holidays. But fear not! Zestra is here to help you through the pre-Hanukkah-Christmas-Kwanza-Winter Solstice-Festivus doldrums! Without further ado—this week’s Hump Day, chockfull of bizarre dating videos, a pair of loving sexperts and the results of last week’s poll!

Videos of the Week:

For those of you making a dating profile video, do NOT copy Trudy Wiegel of Reno 911!

RENO 911!
Date a Cop – Trudy Wiegel
www.comedycentral.com
Lt. Jim Dangle’s Sex Tape Terry Time Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant Review RENO 911! Porn Parody

Or her pal Frank Rizzo…

RENO 911!
Date a Cop – Frank Rizzo
www.comedycentral.com
Lt. Jim Dangle’s Sex Tape Terry Time Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant Review RENO 911! Porn Parody

Raineesha may have a point on the good credit:

RENO 911!
Date a Cop – Raineesha Williams
www.comedycentral.com
Lt. Jim Dangle’s Sex Tape Terry Time Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant Review RENO 911! Porn Parody

Sexy Quotes from Sexy People–

Rodney Dangerfield

“I’m at the age where food has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact, I’ve just had a mirror put over my kitchen table.” –Rodney Dangerfield
“I wouldn’t recommend sex, drugs or insanity for everyone, but they’ve always worked for me.” –Hunter S. Thompson
“Anyone who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without feminine upheaval. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex, the ugly ones included.” –Karl Marx

Sexperts of the Week – Judith Claire and Frank Wiegers

Frank Wiegers Judith Claire

Judith Claire and Frank Wiegers are married relationship and sexuality experts based out of Santa Monica, CA. Judith, a writer and life coach, met Frank, a thrice-divorced Vietnam War vet, in 2004. After their initial attraction blossomed into a marriage, Judith and Frank wanted to share their experiences with others and founded Top Gun Love, an online resource “dedicated to honestly answering love, sex and relationship questions.”

“Some say that sex is 10% of a relationship—if it’s working; but it becomes 90% if the sex is not working,” says Frank.

Their website offers webinars on such topics as “Reawaken Romance with an Adventure in the Bedroom!” and “Be Rewarded for Giving Her What She Wants!” Personal coaching is also available.

According to Frank, “To have a consistent sustainable sexual relationship requires skills and abilities for which many of us received very little (if any) training. Contrary to popular opinion, great sex does not come instinctively or just happen because we are in love. It takes training and practice in both sex and relationship to bring us the ecstatic life we want.”

“Living with and loving Frank is truly a blessing and one that can be shared. Together, we’ve got 138 years of life experience and counting, and the commitment and training to help make your love, sex and relationship dreams come true,” says Judith.

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The results of last week’s Facebook polls

Question: Sexting is…
A. A waste of good hanky-panky thoughts. 50%
B. Dangerous for celebrities and politicians. 25%
C. The wrong way to do it. 8%
D. Idiotic. 8%
E. What I’m doing right now. 8%

Check out our Facebook page to vote on this week’s poll: “The movie my love life most resembles is…”

Results will be published next week!

And remember to enter the Zestra Glide into the Holidays Contest where you can enter to win a $500 Visa Gift Card.

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