Embracing the Multiplicity of Love: A Sliquid Guide to Dating Multiple Partners

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Hey, gorgeous humans! Today, we’re diving headfirst into the deep end of the love pool – yes, I’m talking about intimacy with multiple partners. Before you clutch your pearls or raise an eyebrow, remember: Love is vast, varied, and as unique as your favorite Sliquid formula. And as your go-to wellness guru, I promise to keep things as informative as they are entertaining. So, buckle up for a ride through the ins and outs (pun totally intended) of polyamorous paradise, with a little help from our friends at Sliquid.

The Heart (and Other Parts) of the Matter

Navigating the waters of multiple partnerships isn’t just about juggling schedules or remembering names (though, a handy notebook wouldn’t hurt). It’s about communication, consent, and, most importantly, care – for yourself and for your partners. But let’s not forget the fun part, because, in the end, this is about pleasure, connection, and those toe-curling moments that make you go, “Ohhhh, yes!”

Communication: The Ultimate Foreplay

Before we get to the steamy stuff, let’s talk about the sexiest thing of all: communication. I know, I know, you were hoping I’d start with something more… titillating. But trust me, when it comes to intimacy with multiple partners, a good chat is the appetizer that makes the main course mind-blowing.

  • Openness: Be clear about your desires, boundaries, and expectations. This isn’t the time for coy hints or reading between the lines. Lay it all out there, like a buffet of your deepest desires.
  • Honesty: The truth might not always be sexy, but it’s essential. Keeping things transparent avoids confusion and hurt feelings down the line.
  • Listening: Yes, your partners have voices too! Hear them out, understand their needs, and respect their boundaries. It’s a two-way street, or sometimes a roundabout, depending on how many hearts are in the mix.

Consent isn’t just sexy; it’s mandatory. Every touch, every kiss, every anything should be enthusiastically agreed upon by all parties involved. And remember, consent can be withdrawn at any time, so stay tuned in and responsive to your partners’ cues.

Self-Care: Your Intimacy Toolbox

Now, for the part you’ve been waiting for: what to have on hand to ensure every encounter is as safe and pleasurable as possible. This is where Sliquid slides in (see what I did there?) with their range of intimate care products designed for the modern lover.

  • Lubricants: A must-have in any pleasure-seeker’s arsenal. Sliquid offers a range of options, from water-based to silicone, ensuring there’s something for every preference and toy. Remember, the right lube can turn a good time into a great time.
  • Barrier Methods: Condoms, dental dams, you name it. When juggling multiple partners, safety is paramount. Not only do they protect against STIs, but they also keep things clean and tidy, because who has time for laundry?
  • Aftercare Products: Intimacy isn’t just about the heat of the moment; it’s also about the tender afterglow. Sliquid’s nourishing, pH-balanced bubble bath, Soak, can be a godsend for feeling fresh and cared for. For sexy, hydrated skin, try Sliquid Soul, our topical organic coconut moisturizer.
  • Communication Aids: Not a physical product, but having a way to facilitate open discussions about desires, boundaries, and health status is crucial. Whether it’s a shared via a text chain, or a good old-fashioned sit down, make sure you have a system in place.

The Emotional Toolkit

Beyond the physical, there’s the emotional aspect of multiple intimacies. It’s not all rainbows and butterflies; sometimes, it’s about managing jealousy, ensuring everyone feels valued, and keeping the lines of communication wide open.

  • Check-ins: Regularly touch base with all your partners. This isn’t just about physical health but emotional well-being too.
  • Time Management: Love may know no bounds, but your calendar does. Ensure you’re giving enough attention to each connection to keep it thriving.
  • Self-reflection: Take time to understand your own emotions and needs. This journey is as much about self-discovery as it is about multiple partners.

Navigating the Highs and Lows

Like any adventurous journey, the path of multiple intimacies comes with its ups and downs. The highs? They’re stratospheric, filled with unparalleled connections, diverse experiences, and a deep understanding of your own desires and boundaries. The lows? Well, they’re part of the package, but with the right mindset and toolkit (courtesy of your wit, wisdom, and a little help from Sliquid), you’ll navigate them with confidence.

Written by Alessandra Isabella on Friday, February 23, 2024.

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The Best Lube for Women, According to Experts and Reviewers

You’ve explored a bajillion guides to sex toys and shopped the best online boutiques (so much more discreet than heading into your neighborhood adult boutique). You’ve even brushed up on all the definitions of the latest pleasure gizmos. But while you may have an opinion on the best rabbit vibrator or c-ring, have you taken the time to explore the side salad in this veritable sexual feast? Consider, if you will, the humble bottle of lube. Recent years have seen new formulations flood the market, full of active ingredients, unique textures and other surprises. We spoke with OB/GYN Maria Sophocles for some help sorting through the plethora of options. Here’s our look at the best lube for women.

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THE BEST HEATED SEX TOYS TO USE IN THE WINTER

Let’s be honest—in the middle of winter, it’s hard enough to strip down for a shower. Between winter blues and the general discomfort of freezing your extremities off (rock-hard nips are only fun to a point), your sex life might take a pounding in the winter, and not in a good way. 

It might be freezing out there, but the frigid cold doesn’t have to get between your sheets. We’ve collected 12 top-rated heated sex toys and accessories to keep things toasty warm until the frost thaws off your bedroom window.

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10 Best Lubes for Masturbation, According To Gynecologists And Sexperts

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Let’s be real: There is no better form of self-care than self-pleasure. Yes, I’m talking about masturbation. After all, in addition to releasing those feel-good endorphins during orgasm, masturbation has been shown to lower stress, provide relaxation, and aid with sleep. Win-win!

Whether you’re using the original sex toy (ahem, your hands) or your favorite vibrator, remember that incorporating a good lube into your “me time” sesh can reduce friction and make the whole experience more enjoyable.

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Sliquid Launches B2B Sales & Marketing Resource Portal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: — January 5, 2024 — Dallas TX — Top natural intimates’ manufacturer Sliquid (www.sliquid.com) is pleased to announce the launch of their new sales and marketing resource portal, the Sliquid Insider.

The Sliquid Insider Portal

The Sliquid Insider portal is a password-protected, membership-based program that is replacing the brand’s current “Retailer Resources” webpage, signaling a move towards a more exclusive and tailored experience for registered retailers and distributors. The portal allows access to the company’s training manual, information sheets, product images, product catalogs, and logos. It is also where retailers can request to add their business to the Sliquid store locator and online retailers pages. Registered members will also find wholesale pricing and order forms, training videos, and frequently updated social media assets.

The Sliquid Insider is completely free with a simple signup process. Simply visit https://sliquid.com/sliquid-insider-portal/ and click “register” to begin the process. Once your request is approved, you may access the portal by visiting the same link and clicking “log in”. Be sure to bookmark this page for future visits! The portal is then accessible under the “My Membership” tab on the left-hand side dashboard menu of your account page.

“We are committed to providing our retailers with the tools and information they need to effectively promote and sell Sliquid products,” says Erik Vasquez, Sliquid’s Vice President of Marketing. “With the creation of this portal, our marketing team will gain a deeper understanding of who is using our proprietary sales and marketing tools, as well as track the performance of the resources. I encourage every retailer to join our Sliquid Insider community, and we look forward to helping them make the most of their relationship with Sliquid.”

Here’s a brief overview of what you can find on the Sliquid Insider portal:

  1. Marketing Assets Request:
    1. Easily request marketing materials to promote Sliquid products.
    1. Explore a variety of creative assets tailored to your marketing needs.
  2. Order Forms:
    1. Streamline your ordering process by accessing order forms directly through the portal.
    1. Make your purchasing experience efficient and convenient.
  3. Resource Library:
    1. Dive into a collection of valuable resources, including product information, educational materials, and more.
    1. Stay informed and educated about Sliquid’s diverse range of products.
  4. Social Media Updates:
    1. Stay on top of seasonal trends with regularly updated social media assets.
    1. Access eye-catching visuals and engaging content to boost your online representation of the Sliquid brand.

If you have registration / log in issues, or general questions or comments regarding with the portal, please reach out to the Sliquid web developer at jorden@sliquid.com.
To learn more about Sliquid visit sliquid.com. Follow @Sliquid on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, and on YouTube www.youtube.com/user/sliquidintimate

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The 10 best anal lubes, according to sex therapists and online reviews

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Lube is to anal sex what communication is to a healthy relationship: vital. Without lubrication, anal sex isn’t just less pleasurable, but often painful — and anal shouldn’t painful, says Jordan Soper, PsyD, an AASECT-certified sex therapist. But with lube and a little patience, anal play can be downright orgasmic.

When choosing the best anal lube, the slicker, the better. ‘Silicone-based lubricants are considered top-tier for anal play because they stay on for longer periods of time compared to water-based lubricants, which are more easily absorbed into the body,’ Soper explains. That said, if you’re adding silicone toys into the mix, avoid silicone-based lube—it can cause deterioration, which can both ruin your toys and create a perfect environment for bacteria to grow.

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Sex After Menopause is All About Lube & These Are the Best Ones to Try

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This probably isn’t news to you at this point, but both your body and your vulva change throughout every stage of your reproductive health, including menopause. With that, there may be some additional changes in your sex life after menopause.

If you’ve already reached menopause (meaning you haven’t had your period in over a year), then you probably already understand where we’re going with this. While yes, it sucks to know that physically, you may experience uncomfortable symptoms such as vaginal dryness during sex after menopause, also know that it doesn’t mean the end of intimacy, at all.

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My 58-Year-Old Mom Tried the Best Lubes for Menopause and Vaginal Dryness—Here Are Her Honest Thoughts

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My mother masturbates. She’ll smack me on the shoulder when she sees this, but I’ll say the same thing to her then as I say to you now: It’s the truth. My family is Mexican and Catholic, and growing up, we just didn’t talk about sex—but lately, that’s changed. But, even though I know my 58-year-old mom sometimes experiences vaginal dryness amid menopause, I was worried about what she’d say when I asked her to test and pick the best lube for vaginal dryness. To my surprise, she was 100 percent down.

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The 9 Absolute Best Lubes for Anal Sex, According to an Anal Surgeon and Anal Sexperts

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When it comes to anal sex, lubricant is as essential to success as, well, having a butt—which is to say, very essential. To be clear: You need to be using lube for any kind of anal play, whether a finger, phallus, or anal sex toy is involved. (As a sex educator, I feel the need to shout this from the rooftops.) But, as you may know, if you’ve purchased any personal lubricant in the past, not all lubricants are created equally—and choosing one of the best lubes for anal sex can take your butt play from good to fully orgasmic.

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12 Best Lubes for Sensitive Skin, According to Ob-Gyns

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Although once considered something only menopausal people used for vaginal dryness, lubricants are great for everyone (and every sexual need), be it the best lube for sensitive skin or a water-based formula to use with silicone sex toys. It doesn’t matter if you’re 25 and having vaginal sex or 61 and having oral and anal sex, lube is that friend that everyone needs for an extra good time.

But as much as lube can make penetrative sex (as well as masturbation!) better, not every formula is as skin-friendly. Like the best sex toys, you want to make sure that the lube is body-safe. In this case, that means formulas that are void of any chemicals or harsh irritants that can disrupt your vagina’s pH balance, or cause bacterial vaginosis or yeast infections.

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