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Finding Sexual Fulfilment While Living with Depression

Luckily, we’re living in a time where mental illness is being recognised and treated more humanely.  In fact, the earliest written accounts of depression was in the second millennium, and meant that one was possessed by demons and evil spirits. The treatment? Being Beaten, physically restrained, and/or starved in an attempt to drive the demons…

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Did You Know? A Sexy Voice is a Powerful Aphrodisiac!

With the popularity of online dating, the chances of you speaking to someone on the phone or hearing a voice note from them before actually meeting, is high.  And how about the growingly popular TV show, Love is Blind, in which contestants base their levels of attraction towards another using only their voice?  It’s true!…

Ask a Therapist: Desire Discrepancy Q&A with Casey Tanner

What are things you can do to increase sexual desire with a partner To begin, it’s helpful to understand what kind of desire you and your partner have. There are at least two kinds of desire that we know of: spontaneous desire and responsive desire. Those with spontaneous desire might have the experience of feeling…

Play Safe: Here’s Why High Quality Sex Toys are Way Better for Your Health!

While there are too many different sex toys out there to count, you’ll really notice the difference when you decide to prioritise high quality sex toys.  Sure, you could buy a super affordable pleasure product you’ve spotted. And sure, it’ll probably bring you all kinds of sexy sensations. But once you decide to invest in…

LELO x Dr. Zhana: Self-Love Q&A

For our December Q&A with Dr. Zhana Vrangalova, we’re talking about Self-Love. What are the benefits of self-love? Self-love, more broadly, is about taking care of ourselves and appreciating ourselves. Very often, we use that term to talk about masturbation and self-pleasure, which are such important parts of our lives and come with a lot…

The Link Between Endometriosis & Painful Sex, and How to Ease Discomfort

Perhaps you’ve been diagnosed with endometriosis and you’re living with some the dreaded effects, aka painful sex. Or maybe you’ve yet to visit your healthcare provider, but are having some difficulty during intimacy, creating some anxiety and discomfort.  Unfortunately, there are many women who have endometriosis, and may not even know it. If you identify…

Ask a Therapist: Sex, Masturbation & Mental Health

Enjoy our Q&A with sex therapist, Casey Tanner. How can sex help our mental health? There is so much evidence that sex, masturbation, and orgasm can all have amazing benefits on your health and mental health. This is mainly because the same system that is responsible for sex and arousal is also connected to the…

Wild Sex Fantasies From Everyday People

Do you have a vivid imagination? Or in the words of the great Rihanna “Wild, wild thoughts”? You’re not alone. Sexual fantasies are completely normal. They’re the merging of the subconscious world of desire, your libido, and your imagination.  You may have sexual fantasies that you have no intention of ever bringing to fruition, but…

LELO Podcast: Safety First, Beginners Guide To Sex Toys

In this week’s episode of the Volonté pleasure podcast, we are joined by a professor of psychology and licensed sex therapist, Dr. Laurie Mintz.  We all know that pleasure can take many different forms. However, we’ll be focusing on self-pleasure in this episode. Many people have an aversion to using sex toys, resulting from a…

No Safety, No Pleasure: A Beginner’s Guide To Sex Toys That Won’t Scar You For Life

We already know that pleasure comes in all kinds of different forms. We also know that there is a sweet little thing called self-pleasure time; it can, and if you ask us, should include a special intensifier. Still, some have a particular aversion to using sex toys, perhaps a previous bad experience, a lack of…

Stop Hating on Vanilla Sex

Isn’t it ironic how we live in a society that worked on its sex positivity by replacing it with “vanilla-shaming”? Kink-shaming is finally out of style and frowned upon. However, it appears vanilla-shaming has taken its place. After decades of feminists campaigning for equal rights for women, fictional characters such as Anastasia Grey (50 Shades…

Polishing Your Skills: Methods of Female Masturbation

This article was scientifically fact-checked by Human Sexuality expert Dr. Laurie Mintz. After our article focusing on methods for masturbation involving a penis, we received a lot of feedback asking how to masturbate and about female masturbation in general. It’s great to explore what that “feel good” sensation solo, but sharing our tips can help…

Beating Porn “Addiction”: How to Connect with Your Imagination for Mind-blowing Sexual Experiences

“Am I addicted to porn?” I Googled one evening as the masturbation session came to an end for the fourth time that day. The first thing that popped up of considerable interest was a study by the American Psychological Association (APA) stating that pornography addiction is not recognised or considered a mental health problem or…

The Best Pregnancy Sex Positions You Need To Try

It’s fairly normal for women to feel extremely horny during certain parts of their pregnancy. Of course, with changing body comes challenges that might deter couples from enjoying sex the same way they did before pregnancy.  But pregnancy sex can be great, and today we have even six best pregnancy sex positions that offer a…

Does SONA 2 Really Work? A Clinical Study by the University of Almería

The clinical trial was conducted by the University of Almería Center for Neuropsychological Evaluation and Rehabilitation (CERNEP) in correspondence with the bioethics committee.  The device used was the SONA 2 clitoral massager by LELO, which uses patented SenSonic technology to stimulate more of the clitoris in comparison with traditional vibrators. Background Information Female pleasure has…

The World of Smart Sperm

Growing technical advances and societal views have made it possible for many people to reproduce, who might not have been able to otherwise. Although there are certainly financial barriers that keep people from accessing reproductive technologies like in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and intrauterine insemination (IUI), it certainly does level the playing field a bit. With more…

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