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Sexual Health Expo 2016

This past weekend, I visited the Universal Studios Hilton where I attended the 2nd SHE, Sexual Health Expo in Los Angeles!  It’s a fun expo where sexual health educators and the most up to date intimacy devices collide! It’s open to the public, so regular ol’ folk can indulge in aaaaall things that are sex toy related and fill their minds with knowledge that you can utilize in the bedroom.

02072016 5721Just like most events/workshops or anything dealing with sex education, it’s a bit intimidating since sexual wellness is a taboo topic that you normally don’t indulge in.  But, I can assure you that in such a big environment with everyone there for the same reason, you’d get over it quite quickly.

The festivities began with a ribbon cutting and then the crowd hustled on in.  Once, I walked in there were a dozen booths set up ranging from sex coaches, folks who were more down with the spiritual aspect of sex, some fun impact toy bdsm booths, massage candles and of course, my jam… sex toys!!

I browsed for a hot minute before skipping on my merry way, since I already mapped out which speakers I wanted to listen in on. 02072016 5662Pleasure Chest was the Sex Ed Sponsor  that had two rooms available for Skills/Technique and Relationship/Kink.  There was a variety of topics that made choosing which room to go to a bit tough. If I had  it my way I’d be present for them all with such an amazing lineup from speakers such as Lynn Rosenberg, Koko, Psalm Isadora, Jennie Steinberg, Dr. Tamara Griffin, Dirty Lola, Amy Jo Goddard, Sex Nerd Sandra, Elle Chase, Erin Tillman, Charlie Glickman, Mollena Williams, Dr. Jessica O’Reilly,  Tristan Taormino, Dr. Hernando Chaves, Stephanie Berman, Dr. Patti Britton, Rachel Kramer Brussel, Miyoko Rifkin, Reid Mihalko, Allison Moon, Dr. Chris Donaghue and Dr. Zhana Vrangalova.

IMG_20160117_151747In between hearing the speakers, I got to explore the dozen of booths thoroughly.   Amongst them was WeVibe’s booth where I was extremely excited since I knew I was going to be able to take a look at the “Rave” their newest addition to the WeVibe Family.
Which turned out to be just as cool as I suspected. I was under the impression that the “Touch” just fast forwarded and grew up and turned into a big boy! aka they just made an internal toy that vibrated.rave_get_more They did upgrade and took it and ran with it, and made it blue tooth app controllable.  *drops the mic* I saw pics and blah blah blah, but I spaced and didn’t read the specs. (I don’t like to read about things that are too far out of touch.  Like, I hate watching movie trailers that aren’t even going to come out for 78237434 months, it’s the epitome of a teaser. I’m like a child and I can’t wait that long! :P)  So, as you can imagine, I was thoroughly impressed with the upgrades.  They came out with a rabbit too, but I wasn’t too ecstatic about that since rabbits lately haven’t had anything special to set each other apart. nova_animation The “Nova” has a very odd looking clitoral piece that I couldn’t understand why there was such a gap.  It looked like it was made for a chick with fluffy fupa to me. Normally, clitoral pieces rest on the clit, flutters and rarely puts enough pressure that I know a few gal’s want.  BUT BUT BUT… The odd shape works differently than I ASSumed. The Nova flexes with your body and bends against the clit! That huge loop isn’t room for the fupa it’s room to bounce back for pressure for those girls who are more pressure “crotch dj’s”!   EGAG BRAIN BRILLIANT! haha In my head, this toy now sounds amazing and the concept really made the difference if I wanted to try it out!

I dropped by a few more booths and snagged a some cool merch from candles to impact toys from Orchid and Serpent.

I really enjoyed myself 🙂 I can’t wait to see what they bring next year.

My only Bummers…

  • Unlike last year, the Schedule didn’t have a brief description on what each speaker would be presenting on.  I’m big on play on words and puns but the speaker’s titles on what they’d be speaking on was a bit tough.  It was a bit hit or miss since I wasn’t sure what exactly I was getting into or missing out on.
  • Room A and Room B.  They should have renamed it to “Corner A and Corner B”.  I did like that there as enough room for me to even hear the speakers, since last year I couldn’t even get inside the room to hear the main speakers I wanted to.  But, I felt bad because Room B was literally battling with the speakers from Room A.  It was loud and hard to concentrate.  A few of my friends… who are also big A.D.D. gals, couldn’t focus since vendors were only feet away and you had to sit in front of the speaker or else you might miss a word or two.
  • The amount of vendors was lacking this year. 🙁 I did get to see a few toys that were new and upcoming that I haven’t seen in person but I guess I just love surprises. haha I was hoping to be a bit more wow’d. I got done browsing the vendors in a heartbeat since there was only a handful.
  • Check in was a bit of a hot mess like last time, but it’s cool. I get over that aspect once I step inside.

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Overall, I love the sexual health expo since it gives the public a chance to get in on the fun in one big arena.

Gballs² App

images-img-2.2I just recently got my hands on this awesome little Gem!  It’s another innovative sex toy / kegel exerciser!  It really sparked my interest since they combined my favorite things!  CUTE FACTOR, techy stuff and making it affordable for an everyday girl.

The Gballs² are a kegel ball set that includes kegel balls that have a sensor that vibrates when squeezed internally with an app. The vibrations allow you to really feel if you are squeezing the proper muscles down there.  The Gballs² are made out of a silicon that is smooth and soft to the touch.  It can be easily inserted and isn’t ginormous like some kegel balls out there.   The weight isn’t too heavy since it only weighs a measly 54g, aka it won’t feel like you just put kettle balls in you.  Whenever, I’ve explained traditional kegel balls, I usually say it’s like lifting weight for your vag.  But,  these trainer balls focus on just the action of working out your pc muscles, so I’d say it’s more like toning yoga instead of vigorous weight lifting.  The vibration feedback is a friendly reminder after each rep that you’re on the way to healthier pc muscles.  The Balls have a rechargeable function that Gballs2 allows them to be smaller in size.  It’s only  3.25″ long to be inserted and 1.25″ wide.  Not overbearing at all.  (( and always remember your vag isn’t a big black hole… it isn’t going to get lost up there.))

overview-img-1Now, to get to my favorite part!  Even though you can use The Gballs² solo, it can also be partnered with the app!  It connects with a wireless bluetooth that allows you to sync up to your new “personal sex fitness trainer”!

properties-img-1If you have a smart phone (…Dear god I hope you do.  If my mom has a smart phone… you should too haha). Visit your apple App Store or Google Play Store, search Magic Kegel and download the free app.

Ta-dah! You just downloaded your new sex-fitness trainer! haha  The app is pretty user friendly and just screamed to my inner cuteness factor.   What’s even better… you don’t need the balls to use the app.  So, if you’re on the run and you don’t have the balls on you, you can still get your workout in. The app has a little girl as the app’s mascot to encourage you.  You begin by taking a test to see what course might be suitable for you.  They have six courses to choose from entry level, honeymoon, Planning a Baby, Young mom, Muscle Recovery and Hot lover.  ;P I got Hot Lover.

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properties-img-3I usually squeeze to the bass line of songs but this fitness course made me concentrate more.  The exercise training really didn’t take much time out of my day.  They also made a game out of it and you get badges for completing your training and who doesn’t love that haha.

The badges give a person a sense of motivation and I know that a lot of my girlfriends and women in general need that.  Being able to track your progress with a little guidance can make it worthwhile.

The Gballs²  are around the $100 range, which is a smidgen cheaper than other Kegel exercisers that are similar.  This toy isn’t going to completely break the bank BUT~!  if it helps with the end results of better pc muscles, I think it’s worth it. 😉  Gballs² sensor balls and app  combo is more user friendly and I think that’s a big deal. I guess, the whole look of it looks way more inviting and doesn’t look like a chore to do a workout.

Anyways, Gballs² is way cool. Be sure to check it out! I think this is one of the first kegel balls I’ve been excited about in awhile and know that you all would probably enjoy it too ^_^ <3