Live Furniture Needs Care Too

Between spankings, bondage and sexual play, it’s easily forgotten that there are other techniques to play with someone. Humiliation, although it might sound scary to anyone starting out in the kinky lifestyle, is a favored tool not only Doms resort to. Humiliation play can come in many variations. Turning a person into a furniture slave is one of these possibilities. For some it can be a fetish, whether they are on the giving or receiving end, for others it can be an expansion of their punishment and scene repertoire. Even if it’s not something you’ve really considered so far, because it isn’t exactly high on your kinky to-do list, it’s worth looking into. Kinksters more interested in pet play for example can incorporate furniture slavery by getting their partner saddled up and then having them pose as a rocking horse. Clearly, it’s not as boring as it may possibly sound like to the average beginner.

Just like every kink and scene that exists, there are certain points you should be aware of as the Dominant part. Even if you aren’t, you should also recognize warning signs and possible issues to communicate them to your partner. In the following are the main and most important points to be aware of before, during and after a scene:

How Durable Is Your Furniture Today?

“It looks very difficult to keep this position for long time”


There are good days and bad days. Everyone has them. When you’re planning on using your furniture slave, always make sure to check how they’re feeling physically and psychologically. Should they be feeling under the weather or weary from a very stressful day, it isn’t benefical to either of you if you try and have them act as a footstool for the remainder of the evening. As members from the best fetish dating sites will tell you from having reviewed their own experiences, you have to check on a few things before starting the actual scene. You can check the comparison of the top fetish dating sites and read their reviews to make a choice.

For starters, food and hydration are important basics your furniture slave needs to keep them from fainting. As a slave, it’s you’re responsibility to make sure you’re taking care of yourself, unless you’ve negotiated accordingly with your Master. Additionally, you need to be aware of any health issues in the past and the present, so that you can act accordignly. If your slave is diabetic, sugar and insulin levels are just as relevant as nourishment. Bones that have been broken before aren’t as strong as an unbroken bone. This means that if your slave has broken their ankle, or even just sprained it not too long ago, you shouldn’t place too much strain on it.

This also means not insisting on a scene you’ve already planned. Yes, it’s disappointing to see your plans ruined, but it’s even worse seeing your partner lose trust in you and worse.

The Right Positioning

“Keep them where you need them”


If you’ve ever woken up in the middle of the night because you couldn’t feel your arm anymore, then you know that some positions aren’t that great to hold for a longer period of time. Should you feel unsure about what works, you can also ask around on your fetish dating site communities for the best positions for your furniture slave. Generally, kneeling and dog positions are preferred by the majority, and they are usually the easiest positions to keep for a longer period. A lot of factors come to play when picking the position and deciding how long it should be held. Placing a light tabletop on your slave or attaching a hands-free serving tray to her nipples can shorten her durability.

A lot of Dominants advise you to test these things out yourself to get a better feel for what your slave is going through. It’s not a necessity, but a helpful tip. Another way of testing the waters is to review a scene after you’re done with aftercare. That way, the feelings and sensations are still fresh in your slave’s mind and you can ask them some questions. Talking after a scene about what happened is a great way to improve on future play and give you a better feel for each other. If you take the position of the slave and want to give feedback (or are asked for it), remember to be constructive.

Scratches on the Surface

“Make sure that they don’t come under strain”


Of course your furniture is trained to be completely still. But even the best furniture slaves only have so much endurance until they’re put under strain. For you as an owner, it’s important to recognize when to release them from their task. Besides having safe words and gestures, you should take notice of the early signs of strain. On the opposite side, a slave should know when to call quits and not feel ashamed of it. You aren’t disappointing your Master. If they put their own wishes over your well-being, you should consider it a warning sign.

When a furniture slave starts becoming restless, like trying to shift their position or clenching their hands, then you might want to check if any of their body parts are cold or have fallen asleep. You want them to be uncomfortable of course, that’s part of the whole point, but it should all be in a bearable range for them. It’s not necessary to break off the entire scene as soon as your slave starts waning. Simply switch them into an entirely different position, or have them fetch you something. Change it up a bit to give them some reprieve and then return

Giving the Right Treatments

“Take good care of your furniture”


Just like real furniture, your furniture slave needs treatment to assure that they keep their good condition. Like almost any other scene, live furniture plays need aftercare. There’s a lot of discussion about when aftercare is needed, but alone in the interest of avoiding a drop, aftercare should be practiced.

A drop can occur in both the Master and the slave, though how to deal with it is more commonly known and talked about on forums of the best fetish dating sites among slaves and submissives. You can compare it to a hangover, though one with emotional side effects. Drops are often referred to as a short depression after an intense scene and they usually occur the next day. What both parties need is reassurance and, in the best case, physical presence of the partner. If this isn’t possible, then the partner should at least be available for a talk on the phone.

Besides dealing with a drop, aftercare should also include some treatment of any physical results from the scene. Bruises should receive some cooling salve, and long term and instense strain on the slave’s muscles should be relieved with a massage or a relaxing bath. If you’re just starting out, it’s very likely that your slave will be sore. Some don’t mind it and are happy to still feel some remainder from the scene, others might need full movability the next day and that should be respected.

Not only you benefit from offering your furniture slave the right treatment. With the right care and attention, they will take great joy in serving you. In turn, one of the greatest rewards a Dominant can experience is a submissive who takes pleasure in their service and their adoration.

Stay Fit With The Best Fitness Apps For Your iPad

Fitness apps in your iPad are now available in many kinds. You don’t have to get into a class just to know the latest moves that can contour your body. As you go about your daily tasks, finding time to get into the gym may be impossible in your tight schedule. Fitness apps in your iPad give you the liberty to workout in your own free time.

Importance of staying fit

Fitness is essential in human life. Your emotions, physical condition and mental balance are affected by how much you exercise. Here are some benefits of staying fit:
Your body feels light.
You can prevent chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity and even, cancer.
You develop strength and stamina.
Your emotional tendencies are pulled on positivity because exercise encourages the releases of Dopamine-the hormone the makes you feel good. It is also called happy hormone.
Your health is maintained even in old age.

The benefits of having a fitness app

“Benefits of fitness apps”

“Benefits of fitness apps”

While it is an obvious reason that apps in your iPad give you liberty to workout in your own convenient time, here are other reasons why you should have it:
It encourages you to work out. Many doctors in the US approved of the downloadable fitness apps because more of their patients are encouraged to exercise.
You can enjoy watching a workout class even if you are really not there.
With fitness app, you can save a lot from having your own personal instructor because it is a lot cheaper.

What are the best fitness apps for iPad?

“Best fitness apps for iPad”

“Best fitness apps for iPad”

Actually, you yourself can tell the best fitness app for you. It burns down on what you like to develop. If you like a Cardio exercise or instructional workouts, fitness apps for these types are available. Here is just a short list of fitness apps that fits you the best:
Nike Training Club. This is a fancy workout club that you can see how celebrities work out. This enables you to monitor your fitness level and select the workout class to reach total fitness.
MyFitnessPal. This is more than just a workout app. It has a food tracker that helps you monitor your intake daily. It can provide you the nutritional value of almost every food you scanned on it.
GymPact. If you are a kind of person who can work well under pressure, this app is for you. It gives you a virtual money equivalent every time you attend the session. However, you will lose all your money to enroll for the next workout class if you skip a session. This is truly a fair deal.
Maintaining a healthy mind and body is the key to fitness. Technology opens its door for possibilities if you think working out in your schedule is impossible. Using fitness apps for iPad encourages you to maintain fitness and achieve your goals on health.

Should you sleep with him on the first date?

 “Intimacy in First date interactions”

“Intimacy in First date interactions”

Many women on a regular basis are hounded with the question of whether or not it’s proper to sleep with a guy on the first date. “Weeding out the unfit” seems to be top of the list of those who argue for sleeping with the date followed closely by horny.
All are valid reasons as women still have a choice on the matter. Nevertheless, these reasons appear to be short sighted and unproductive.

For some, the purpose of dating may be to go out and have some fun. But on a deeper level, it’s actually about building an emotional bond with someone. How that bond is built will determine the quality of the relationship and your emotional safety.

Beyond gender equality

Unless your concept of a good time is a romp in bed and you don’t mind cruising for a bruising, sleeping with a guy on the first date doesn’t bode well. In a recent poll by Happen, 67% of the respondents said sex on a first date is a bad idea and only 17% felt it was fine.
The chemistry between you may be out of this world but thinking it over before having sex is actually a prudent way to go if you want to build a long term relationship.
Here are three reasons why:

Man’s view of sex is more physical while women are more relational.

“Being with a nonchalant woman”

“Being with a nonchalant woman”

Unless a woman can be nonchalant about the entire affair, she’s better off not sleeping around. Annabel Ross, writing for the Sydney Morning Herald, made this observation after studying most of her friends who slept on their first dates: that for a lot of women, it’s impossible to stay emotionally detached.

Women who sleep with guys on a first date normally have problems with their self-esteem. If they hope to sling the guy by sleeping with him, they are dead wrong. Most of the time, they are setting themselves for disappointment. They wonder why after such a great time, their dates don’t call them because the encounter didn’t mean anything to them.

Although, there are cases of women who slept with a guy on their first dates eventually having meaningful relationships with their partners, they happen to be the exception and not the rule.

Men like to feel like they won something.

This is a caveman concept but nothing has really changed much over the ages. Men won’t admit it but deep down, they want to have the feeling of winning a “trophy”. They like a challenge.

It also boils down to an issue of trust. If you sleep with him on the first date, what will stop him from thinking that you won’t sleep with any other man you meet? You have just reduced your value in his eyes.

You won’t be able to control the pace of the relationship.

Waiting it out is actually a test to see if the guy you’re going out with is really the one for you. Remember you don’t owe him anything and if he has any interest beyond sleeping with you, waiting it out is a good way to tell.

You also deprive yourself of any romantic encounters as sex will now be your benchmark of fun. The fun will wear out after a while and create some unnecessary expectations in the relationship. Unless both of you work at it, you will find that you have nothing in common except the sheets.

A few last words

Getting to know each other over time is the best way to build intimacy. Understanding this basic truth will save you a lot of trouble and help you find Mr. Right in the long run.
For women who think that sleeping with a guy on the first date is ok, she should know well enough that the way to a man’s heart is not between a woman’s legs.

Foods That Affect Energy Levels

Most people feel so tired that they are already losing their focus and energy by the time they got home. They experience extreme fatigue throughout the whole day of work even if they have sufficient sleep at night. It is very important to understand that diet is related to our energy levels. This article points out the foods which affect our energy levels.

“Food that increases energy levels”

“Food that increases energy levels”

The food gives us the calories, carbohydrates, protein, and fat that our bodies need for everyday activities. But we have to realize that not all foods have the same effect on our bodies. There are foods which give energy while there are also foods which give the feeling of sleepiness.

What to eat?

Eat foods which are rich in fiber. These include vegetables, whole fruits, and whole grain foods.
Oatmeal, pumpkin seeds, soybeans, spinach, halibut, and almonds are high in magnesium. Research shows that eating foods high in magnesium increase the energy levels of the body.
Eat high-iron foods. These include beans, spinach, red meat, liver, green vegetables. A person might suffer from anemia due to low iron levels.
If a person feels extremely exhausted then he may be short of zinc. This mineral is found in red meat, shellfish, and poultry.
Eat foods rich in Vitamin C. These include orange, strawberries, broccoli, and kiwi fruit. Vitamin C plays a vital part in the production of a molecule which helps the body to burn fat for energy.
Water is extremely important for energy. A person will definitely feel easily tired and lose the concentration if not well-hydrated. Proper dehydration is essential for the brain and body to function well. Health nutritionists recommend drinking at least eight glasses of water a day.

What not to eat?

Avoid eating foods which contain excessive amount of sugar and salt such as chips, chocolate, cakes, pastries, biscuits, candy, and pies. These foods give you a sudden boost of energy but will eventually make you feel even more fatigued.
Do not eat too much food with refined flour like rice, pasta, or white bread instead whole wheat and whole grain are great alternatives.
Eat less processed food and junk food.
The caffeine in coffee stimulates the central nervous system thus it gives a quick shot of energy. Drinking one or two cups of coffee per day may boost your energy levels however drinking more than that may already affect your sleeping habits. Moreover, excessive consumption of coffee can lead to digestive problems, nervousness, and headaches.

“Nutritional diet to boost your energy”

“Nutritional diet to boost your energy”

Following these simple nutrition guidelines will help you increase your energy levels without undergoing expensive treatments and medications. But it is still best to always consult a physician before you make any changes to your dietary plan.

Houses VS Condos: Weighing The Pros And Cons

“Before buying, weigh the pros and cons”

“Before buying, weigh the pros and cons”

In an urban setting, it is quite hard to decide what type of homes you might want to consider investing in. There are the subdivisions, apartments, condominiums and a traditional style house. When looking for a place to live, especially if it is your first time choosing a place of residence, you might be debating with yourself on the decision on which one of these you should get for yourself. While the decision is very much influenced by the preferences of the buyer, to help you make the big decision, here are a few pros and cons of getting either a condominium or a house.

Pros:

1. Getting a traditional style house gives you more breathing room
It’s nice to have a little distance between you and the big, bustling downtown areas. You will be exposed to lesser amounts of the pollution from urban centers. If you have children, this might be a good point to consider when choosing a residence. This distancing also helps you when you want to relax and unwind. When you are far from the city’s urban center, you will be surrounded with more peace and quiet to revel in.

2. Condominiums are generally more accessible than traditional houses

“Beautiful condominiums”

“Beautiful condominiums”

When you have a job that requires you to be in the middle of the city, it is nice to have a home that is a little bit closer to where you need to be. It is more convenient and you can save on expenses for fuel and transportation.

Cons:

1. Finding an affordable house is quite difficult
Going on a house hunt can take up a lot of time and require a lot of effort. This is especially true when you have more things to factor into the equation of your ideal house. If you have a big family and you are in need of a home with two bedrooms or possibly more, the search for a house that isn’t too far away from the city center and can also be quite a challenge. Also, once a purchase has been made, you will have to be committed to your home and its location more than you would if you had an apartment or a condominium.
2. Condominiums offer less freedom than a house
When you live in a condominium, you are bound by the rules of the building wherein it is located. If the building does not allow you to have pets, you will not be able to have pets. Despite all the conveniences a condominium provides, you are still bound by the rules of the building where it resides.

Overall, it is important to restate that the decision to buy either a house or a condominium is ultimately decided by which of the two meets the needs of the buyer more. It is important to give this decision major thought before pushing through with it and making major commitments.

3 Tips to Nailing Your Interview

Most interviews are often done when you apply for a job whether it means working in an office as a janitor or in a house as an errand boy or domestic help. The higher the position, the more critical the interview is. The fact that you have reached the interview portion is already a step higher towards being the one. How can you make the most out of it so you will be the one receiving the winning salary?

Prepare as early as possible.

Preparing means doing something early on, if you decided you wanted to work in a particular place with a particular job in mind. Normally you see the end result: getting the job. Knowing the end result, though, does not mean you can really make it. You can beat the odds, though, if you have narrowed the possible number of failing points. Know what possible questions you will be asked and practice answering them. Know what the company is all about and prepare for insights that you can share that will make things better. Think of ways you can be the solution to their problems.

Dress up appropriately.

“Dress up formally for an interview”

“Dress up formally for an interview”

How you appear to the people you are trying to impress is important. If how you appear turns off the person who is responsible for accepting or rejecting you, his/her mind will be elsewhere during the interview, possibly thinking of more reasons how to reject you, not even giving you the chance to show how good or skilled you are in your chosen field. In short, you have given him/her a reason to reject you. Decide on the attire you will wear. Make it conservative, clean, neat and ironed on. Have your shoes clean. Avoid unnecessary accessories or over-accessorizing. Make sure you have brushed your teeth and if possible, use a mouthwash. Your hairdo should not be weird even if it is the current fad. Having hair color streaks is appropriate only if you are applying for something fancy like a clown.

Speak and act appropriately.

“Speak and act contemplating your interviewer’s attitude”

“Speak and act contemplating your interviewer’s attitude”

Talking at the right time does wonders. Too much babbling irritates most people. Listening well is better than talking much. That way you can hear what is being asked of you. When asked, answer directly to the point. It gives the impression that you are not wasting time beating around the bush. It also shows intelligence and not merely fishing for possible answers. Be respectful always. Shake hands firmly. Have eye contact and do not wander around. Sit erect and have both feet on the floor. Crossing your legs or arms are signs that you are cutting off any communication connection. Hold your chin high to show your confidence. Most importantly, be truthful.
An interview is the bridge between unemployment and a salary. Preparing to build that bridge is important to make it more possible to get that salary.