11 Jun 2015 09:08
ut yeah, although it was a fun experience the first time, it definitely could become a chore if I had to wax her every month (especially when we could be fucking passionately instead).
You could work it into the fun and get kinky with it. Give her a whip and some stiletto boots and you can play her waxing-boy to start a session.
11 Jun 2015 09:02
I'm skeptical about laser hair removal as it is. I'm really not that pressed for my hair to be gone, especially given the other options out there. I've heard that people who can actually get their Tria systems to work for them have great results (which should take up to 6 months). But that's like a $450 risk you're taking.
That's why if I get it, I'm planning to buy during the fall VIB sale at Sephora. They'll take it back within 90 days if you don't like it - full refund.
I've read some of the mixed bag reviews as well, but I figure it might be worth a try. I'm good with pain, but if it worked long term with decent hair-free intervals in between, it would work out to being cheaper than waxing. I definitely wouldn't buy without a money-back guarantee though.
And thanks Latinfoxy for the review on it! Maybe I'll be able to multi-task with it while Lushing on slow nights. hah
Topic Pancake Day
11 Jun 2015 06:02
This is an interesting thread. I've honestly never heard of putting lemon juice on a pancake. Is this a British thing?
In my part of the world, pancakes look like this:
And crepes look like this:
But maybe there are some variations in between that I'm missing.
10 Jun 2015 20:05
I saw that once. I was pretending to listen to her go on about how much warmer music sounds on vinyl. She was distracted enough by the sound of her own voice that it gave me a chance to wiggle her floral panties off and witnessed it. I thought it was a poop at first and cringed but then she explained how it was customary for the Inca woman in pre-columbian america to do this and then, I "got" it.
And if she adds eco-friendly recycled glass beads to the braid she'll have a DIY anal toy. Super progressive.
10 Jun 2015 19:33
I think hipster chicks are already doing that. Pretty sure. Handlebars on top and I think they are leaving a flavor saver underneath. On the taint.
The really creative ones will step up their game with a simple anal braid to finish the look.
10 Jun 2015 19:16
I wonder if the hitler stache look could work for the vagina. Could be a new trend.
I'm waiting for the handlebar mustache landing strip to become trendy and then I'm all over it.
10 Jun 2015 19:03
I'm not quite sure what you have in mind when you mention that 'something could go wrong' however; I think I'd better not ask, haha.
Mostly that I'm going to end up taking off layers of skin because I fucked up the temperature of the wax or my technique isn't right or that I'm going to have to go over the same spot multiple times because of some mistake, thereby prolonging the pain. Or maybe I'll end up with some ingrown hair disaster that will make me look like I have herpes for the next two weeks.
The girl that waxes me does a Brazilian so fast that it's quite bearable. The worst is that little front patch above the clit - which is probably why so many opt for a landing strip or some little pube-shape. I still prefer to go bare though and really, it's only one 'rip' and you're done. If I was doing it myself... ugh, I'd hate to have to do repeats if I didn't get a clean rip the first time.
10 Jun 2015 05:16
Note: I've waxed my pubis around 6-7 times yet and I'm still on my first can of Hard Wax. And if you notice on the picture above, my can of Hard Wax is still half full. Considering that a can of Hard Wax only costs $10-15, that's an initial investment of $40 and then only about $1 each time you wax your pubis. Truly a fantastic product!
You always manage to make everything so thrifty! Impressive.
I still can't bring myself to do the pube self-waxing - too paranoid that something will go wrong. I get the brazilians done professionally. I wax my own legs/underarms though with wax-strips. That's pretty painless and easy.
Dani - I have used an epilator and it was fucking painful. I don't really recommend it. It's just too slow compared to waxing and you don't have the same ability to keep the skin taut and brace yourself before it rips.
I also don't really recommend the No-No. I tried it briefly but it was actually pretty difficult to get it at the right angle to make it work and then when it does, it has this weird 'snapping-electrical' sound that makes you feel like you're electrocuting yourself and then you get that burnt hair smell.
I'm going to start laser in the fall - either professionally OR... I wouldn't mind trying the Tria system first. I've heard good reviews on that. It's pricey though, so I'm waiting for a sale.
Topic The "new" female "Viagra" would you try it, use it?
08 Jun 2015 15:12
I've heard that it's basically an anti-depressant, so - very different than the male version of viagra, which creates an obvious physical reaction.
I'm a bit torn on the idea of female viagra if it's mostly a mood booster. Like I can understand a woman taking a pill or suppository because she's dry or menopausal and things are changing in the vag and this leads her to not want to have sex as often anymore, because it's not as pleasurable.
I wonder if - while acting as anti-depressant, this female viagra might be more about a placebo effect, or function as a way to open up dialogue between partners and force them to actually talk about their sex lives - what's lacking, what needs to change etc.
I think women who get older often get turned off to sex for reasons that aren't functional/physical... it could be that she doesn't feel sexy anymore, she went into hardcore 'mommy/child-rearing' mode, her body has changed and she's lost confidence, her man isn't valuing her or 'seducing' her anymore etc. A pill wouldn't solve any of this. Better communication might, however, and maybe the discussion about getting a prescription for the pill or taking it and expecting to feel more 'sexual' and turned on might work wonders with improving a woman's sex life if she's lost a bit of the thrill for it over the years.
As with all drugs, some people will find them to be very effective (for whatever the reason), and if it improves someone's sex life, I'm all for it. Would I personally try it if I found my libido chronically slipping and was older - not sure - I'd have to do more research. It would definitely be a last-resort sort of thing for me though.
Topic Skincare 101
08 Jun 2015 14:52
Has anyone tried the Glamglow Cleansers?
I broke down after trying a sample of Thirstycleanse and bought the bottle and omg - it's true love. My favourite cleanser ever. It has this really nice subtle coconut water scent (same as the mask) and it cleans so well but still hydrates and somehow soothes skin at the same time.
I ordered Youthcleanse over the weekend to try because it's my favourite Glamglow mask. It's supposed to be exfoliating as well - so I don't think I'll be using it every day. I'd love to try the other two, but I've heard their corresponding cleanser to the white-jar mask (Supercleanse) is pretty intense and can be a little drying.
I love this youtube video - purely because the girl's voice is so bubblegum and fun. Of course, now I'll have to wait for SereneProdigy to read this and shatter my high by telling me that he was able to concoct the exact same cleanser from raw materials and organic compounds he bought wholesale for just pennies a pump and I totally just wasted $40.
Topic Caitlyn Jenner's Debut (formerly Bruce)
01 Jun 2015 14:44
And she's already set a new record on Twitter, besting Obama! =d>
Topic Announcing our $100 Attention Whore Competition! (1-30 June 2015)
01 Jun 2015 10:32
I am going to be more direct in my efforts .. stuff embedded links ...this is me paddling in the sea at Brighton beach yesterday. Want to see more pics and read my profile? .. please do ...
No fair. Your paddle is underwater in this pic.
Topic Caitlyn Jenner's Debut (formerly Bruce)
01 Jun 2015 10:05
I just saw the new photo of Caitlyn Jenner (formerly Bruce Jenner). I think she looks fantastic!
Transitioning to a woman at that stage in life and being constantly in the media eye can't have been easy and I'm a big fan of the way this was handled.
While I have heard some criticism from the Transgender community about whether Bruce Jenner could be considered a 'role model', I've always thought this would be very positive in bringing more awareness to the struggles of Transgenders, especially those on the cusp of a transition.
Topic What is your favourite scent?
31 May 2015 07:29
I got a small bottle of this recently - this is a great evening scent or something I'm going to be breaking out to wear in the fall/winter. It has notes of coffee, vanilla, orange blossom and cedarwood. I'm really liking it so far.
Topic Waist training
19 May 2015 07:05
I've heard about this. It can range from giving more subtle waist-definition all the way up to serious fetish level (which is scary).
I don't mind the (moderate) corset look on occasion, but I'm not a major fan of the style. And certainly wearing something like this 24/7 with slow tightening over time definitely doesn't appeal. In a way, I feel like this is kind of cheating exercise and fitness by creating an illusion and slowly forcing your ribcage into submission.
Even at a lower basic level with proper corset tightening (not just wearing it for fashion), there has to be an element of fetish involved because of the pain and breathing impairment and I guess it may serve as a 'diet aid' because I imagine it would require proper portion control as well.
I just think it does way more damage with long-term use than is worth it - organs shifting, ribs compressed etc.
If someone wants to wear it as a fashion statement or to try to create that short-term illusion (like a more extreme bodyshaper garment), then whatever works, right? Having said that, I'm definitely staying away from this trend - it's not for me.
Topic Obligatory Makeup Thread
08 May 2015 07:37
This is one of my favourite make-up purchases this spring.
The 'Dior Cheek and Lip Glow' - It looks really bright but it actually goes on super sheer and has this really nice moisturizing gel consistency. It's one of those 'colour reveal technologies' where it adjusts to the moisture in your skin. Those types of products can be hit or miss for me, but this one is just right - not like Tarte's cheek stain, which comes out like 'neon pink clown' on me.
I usually use the Benetint line in the summer but I find those harder to blend out without streaks or ending up with more colour than I wanted. This Dior one is perfect and pretty much goof-proof. Plus the bottle is so damn cute. :)
Topic Number of Sex Partners a Dealbreaker?
08 May 2015 06:57
I'm not a guy, but I have to give my two-cents here because I asked a vaguely similar question when I first came to Lush, and 98% of guys were like "oh yeah, nothing would bother me - I'm very sexually open". Keep in mind that the demographic on Lush is a bit skewed when it comes to sex-positive sexuality. There are fewer here that will wag their fingers at such things or start getting moral about it. That's not necessarily what you'd experience with a wider sampling of guys from different walks of life.
My advice would be to take cues from the guy you're with. Does he like to hear about your exes or crazy sexual experiences from your past? (not numbers, but specific experiences like a threesome or crazy vacation sex or something really dirty that you tried once or twice). If he likes hearing details like that, and sharing them himself, then he probably isn't going to have an issue with your past. If he doesn't like to talk about such things, I would be far more conservative as to how many details you give him. You don't want him to be one of those guys that considers it a dealbreaker OR a guy that will bring it up and use it against you when you get into fights later in the relationship or when you're going through a rough patch. Some things aren't worth the risk.
I know it's disappointing to not be able to share everything. I've been through two boyfriends like that myself that had no interest in hearing anything detailed related to sex before them. Some people are just like that (both guys and girls). Don't think of it as being deceptive, because you're not. That was your life before him, and certainly before you slowed things down over the past couple of years. Some things are ok to keep private. In this case, knowing your past may make him fear what would happen if you go off the medication at some point or if he's been cheated on and hurt in the past - this may be a trigger for him to make him feel insecure or mistrustful. It's hard to predict exactly how he'd react but you know him best - if you're feeling hesitations or seeing red flags, I would stay quiet. I've never thought actual numbers are 'must confess' material anyway.
Topic Announcing the Winners of our "This is Hardcore" Stories Competition
04 May 2015 18:25
Doll's a whimp. All i had to do was give her 'the raised eyebrow' every time she slowed down.
I credit it more to the fangirling and pom-poms. You do make the best naked cheerleader. That high kick, though... You know i like it to hurt just a little.
Topic What comes first for you, "I love you" or sex?
04 May 2015 17:23
Sex - definitely.
I take the "L" word pretty seriously and don't really throw it around prematurely. It would take many months to really fall in love, and not just fall in lust or get giddy off the high of maybe having found a life-changing connection.
I think when you're connecting or in the stages of falling in love, you can't really hold back and that includes physical/sexual expression as well as the emotional. I prefer things to happen naturally - they're more authentic that way. At least then you know it means something when you say it and isn't something you're tricking yourself into believing just so you can finally get to the dirty.