Saturday, November 1, 2014

Back on the scene!

For the few of you that i promised I would keep posting for, well i'm back. Can't keep a good thing down as my hubby would say !?!?!

So after a password reset and wondering what on earth I was thinking when I set that security question I finally have access to my blog again.

As before I have more ideas than posts and more passion than discipline but i'm gonna try a bit harder now.

For those who didn't know I'm now a mummy again, number two, we have the matching pair, pink and blue, now we can close down production.

I wish I had posted my thoughts along the way on this second pregnancy, I made it so much more 'natural' than the first, but hey, I mean what i was buying as a born-again green consumer and what 'we' were eating through the pregnancy - I don't mean 'natural' like no epidural...I'm a woman, but not that much of a woman!

If I can keep easy access to the blog on my iPad then that will be a bonus and I can post from the comfort of my sofa whilst doing baby stuff. Thats the plan.

Kepp me book marked, I'll be posting real soon!

April

Sunday, January 29, 2012

10 Reasons to Have Sex

Maintaining an active sex life is not only good for your relationship, but also for your health. Even if you don't need any more encouragement to hit the hay with your partner, these fun facts might make you appreciate the act even more!


1. The balance of your mental and emotional health is definitely influenced by sex. While abstinence often leads to anxiety or paranoia and even depression…having sex can cure cases of light depressions. After having exercised sex, the brain releases endorphins that decrease stress and induce a wonderful state of euphoria.
2. For all you women, having regular sex means freedom from expensive salon treatments. An excellent beauty treatment, having sex actually doubles the level of estrogen in women and makes their hair shine with brilliance while making their skin supple and softer.
3. And if you want to live longer, then look no further than your own bedroom. According to a research carried out at Queens University in Belfast, Ireland, having regular sex increases the lifespan in humans. It was found that out of the people of the same age and health, those who had more frequent orgasms faced 50% less death rate than who people who didn’t have frequent orgasms.
4. Sex is an excellent deep-cleansing treatment as well. Since sex is a strenuous but enjoyable exercise, when you have sex the pores of your skin are cleansed leaving a brighter and glowing skin as well as decreasing the risk of developing dermatitis.
5. An inexpensive and pleasurable exercise, sex can make you lose weight.When you have sex after a candlelight romantic dinner, not only do you burn all the fat and carbohydrates you consumed, but you also stay healthy at no extra cost! Consider this: A single session of passionate, mind-blowing sex (even regular sex) can burn about 200 calories. This is equivalent to running for 15 minutes on a treadmill!
6. Ladies, if you like you man to have bulging biceps then have sex more often. Sex is a great way to strengthen muscles. Imagine the effort made by your man through those difficult pushes and flexions! Of course, it all depends on the stunts in your bed…but it’s definitely better than running for miles on miles.
7. The more active your sex life, the more attractive and irresistible you become for the opposite sex. Really! An active sex life means that your body gets into the habit of releasing more pheromones, chemicals that attract all those gorgeous, luscious women! No wonder Casanova was so popular!
8. Sex can sharpen your senses; especially enhance your sense of smell.After sex, prolactin is released that activates the stem cells in the brain to form new neurons in the olfactory bulb. This helps to improve your sense of smell.
9. A pain reliever, sex is TEN times more effective than painkillers such as Valium. Just before orgasm, the hormone oxytocin’s level rises almost 5 times, leading to release of large amount of endorphins. Endorphins are natural painkillers and relieve you of pain, minor headaches, and migraines without any after effects. Next time your lady has a headache, treat her with a vigorous session of lovemaking rather than a Valium.
10. The act of Kissing stimulates salivation, which helps clean food particles stuck between the teeth and lowers the acidity level in your mouth. This is the primary cause of tooth decay. So kiss all you want, after all it’s a great excuse!

Get Pregnant at Home - Quickly, Naturally and Easily

Only recently launched in the UK, the Natural Intimacy Insemination Kit is now available!  Want-to-be mums are now able to increase their chances of conception without having to use the turkey baster.  This kit ensures the maximum amount of sperm is getting to the right place at the right time. Forget about the mess involved with other DIY insemination kits, this handy package comes with everything you need to perform a clean, simple insemination!  

cyclotest babyThe insemination process begins by identifying the time when a woman's egg is fertilisable.  Since this time is very short, only about 18 hours per cycle, it's super important to get the time right as accurately as possible.  This is where cyclotest baby comes in.  This handy little device is a leading fertility monitor recently introduced into the UK from Germany.  Cyclotest uses daily temperature readings and additional indicators of fertility that make up the sympto-thermal method of fertility charting to identify your most fertile period with excellent accuracy.



After identifying the correct time, you can begin the actual insemination using the FemCap included in the kit.  Thefemcap FemCap is the latest generation cervical cap, known as a modern alternative to the diaphragm, that is usually used to keep sperm out.  The FemCap allows you to avoid all possible bumps, pitfalls and everything else that can happen on the sperm's journey to the uterus because it delivers semen right up to the cervix while protecting them from the vaginal environment.  Once fastened securely over the cervical opening, the FemCap holds the semen into place without giving any of the little swimmers a chance to escape!  The FemCap is eased into place with Yes Baby's Fertility lubricant and can be worn for hours without the woman noticing.   If a man's sperm count is lower than average, this process would highly increase the chances of acheiving insemination

mother

This entire process ensures that each and every sperm has been giving the optimum chance of reaching it's final destination without being able to run away.  The FemCap cuts off any escape route the sperm might take as gravity attempts to pull them away from the uterus.  It's recommended that the FemCap remain in place for 8 hours.


The home insemination kit allows you to take control of your own conception by pinpointing the best time for conception and safely delivering sperm to where it needs to be to get you pregnant!  Save money and time on expensive treatments and clinic visits and do your own insemination at home!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Is Monogamy Natural?

Have you ever wondered if it is natural to be monogamous or polygamous?  An article in the Huffington Post attempts to clear things up for us and states that it having one partner our whole lives is not actually 'natural'.

Here at Natural Intimacy, we're always interested in new and up-coming trends when it comes to all aspects of intimacy, especially ones that concerns our intimate partners!

So, do you agree with the author?  Do you find your mind wandering to new people when you're in a committed relationship or are you a one-woman/man woman or man?  Are you fighting against or going with your natural instincts in your relationship?

You can check out the full article here:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/10/is-monogamy-natural_n_1087009.html

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Chemical-free clean!

Looking for some natural products to keep your intimate areas pure?

Check out Pjur's CLEAN Fleece Wipes and Pjur's CLEAN Spray.  These items work hand and hand to leave you feeling fresh before, after and during your most intimate moments. As well as keeping your senstive areas feel fresh, Pjur wipes and spray are great to use with diaphragms, cervical caps as well as toys. 

Wipespjur

  • Colourless and scentless

  • Odourless

  • Dermatologically confirmed

  • High-grade ingredients according to highest degree of purity

  • Suitable for cleaning consumer articles, whereby it has limited virucidal effect against lipophilic, enveloped virus strains

  • Non-abrasive on alcohol-sensitive materials (such as latex, rubber, and silicone)


  • Spray

  • Colourless and scentless

  • Odourless

  • Dermatologically confirmed

  • Non-alcoholic and unscented

  • For rapid, gentle cleansing of the genital area

  • For sensitive mucous membranes

  • Reduces germs against bacteria and fungi

  • Suitable for cleaning consumer articles, whereby it has limited virucidal effect against lipophilic, enveloped virus strains

  • Non-abrasive on alcohol-sensitive materials (such as latex, rubber, and silicone)

  • High-grade ingredients according to highest degree of purity
  • Wednesday, December 7, 2011

    Getting Pregnant Naturally AND Quickly!

    Only recently launched in the UK, the Natural Intimacy Insemination Kit is now available!  Want-to-be mums are now able to increase their chances of conception without having to use the turkey baster.  This kit ensures the maximum amount of sperm is getting to the right place at the right time. Forget about the mess involved with other DIY insemination kits, this handy package comes with everything you need to perform a clean, simple insemination!  

    cyclotest babyThe insemination process begins by identifying the time when a woman's egg is fertilisable.  Since this time is very short, only about 18 hours per cycle, it's super important to get the time right as accurately as possible.  This is where cyclotest baby comes in.  This handy little device is a leading fertility monitor recently introduced into the UK from Germany.  Cyclotest uses daily temperature readings and additional indicators of fertility that make up the sympto-thermal method of fertility charting to identify your most fertile period with excellent accuracy.



    After identifying the correct time, you can begin the actual insemination using the FemCap included in the kit.  Thefemcap FemCap is the latest generation cervical cap, known as a modern alternative to the diaphragm, that is usually used to keep sperm out.  The FemCap allows you to avoid all possible bumps, pitfalls and everything else that can happen on the sperm's journey to the uterus because it delivers semen right up to the cervix while protecting them from the vaginal environment.  Once fastened securely over the cervical opening, the FemCap holds the semen into place without giving any of the little swimmers a chance to escape!  The FemCap is eased into place with Yes Baby's Fertility lubricant and can be worn for hours without the woman noticing.   If a man's sperm count is lower than average, this process would highly increase the chances of acheiving insemination

    mother

    This entire process ensures that each and every sperm has been giving the optimum chance of reaching it's final destination without being able to run away.  The FemCap cuts off any escape route the sperm might take as gravity attempts to pull them away from the uterus.  It's recommended that the FemCap remain in place for 8 hours.


    The home insemination kit allows you to take control of your own conception by pinpointing the best time for conception and safely delivering sperm to where it needs to be to get you pregnant!  Save money and time on expensive treatments and clinic visits and do your own insemination at home!

    Wednesday, November 30, 2011

    Natural Lubricants for Natural Lovemaking!


    yes product rangeThis past year, Natural Intimacy began stocking Yes's range of Organic lubricants and couldn't be happier with the results.   These certified organic lubricants have been embraced by our loyal customers who know use them with our vegan condoms as well as our natural alternative to spermicide, ContraGel.

    We love Yes's lubricants not only for their natural ingredients but also for the ethical way they manufacturer their products and we wanted to share some interesting info about these organic lubricants with you!

    Based on purity of ingredients which are certified organic by the Soil Association, the Yes range of intimate moisturisers and lubricants are designed to work in harmony with the body to help enhance intimate pleasure, eradicate intimate discomfort (as a result of vaginal dryness) and support intimate relations.

    Pioneering the use of organic ingredients for intimate use, Yes products are deceptively discreet in presentation yet based on complex science and provide essential lubrication and moisturisation to meet a variety of usage needs – from pleasure enhancement through additional lubrication to essential moisturisation to manage the discomfort of vaginal dryness as a result of hormonal change, medical conditions and side effects of medical treatments.

    Consumers
    These organic lubricants are available water-based or oil-based and are the perfect bedside companion for a wide range of users for a number of different reasons. From routine lubricant users to those looking for a chemical-free alternative, Yes Organic Lubricants are high performance products that deliver.

    Menopause
    As many as 80% of women going through the menopause experience vaginal dryness. These women may need a product like Yes just to be comfortable in everyday life. For example, the guaranteed purity of Yes products (absence of parabens, which are chemicals used in preserving commercial cosmetic and pharmaceutical products) means they are the only safe lubricants for women recovering from hormone related cancer.

    Yes® Lubricants and Spermicide
    After a recent evaluation, the team at Yes® is now able to verify that Yes® water based lubricants are compatible for use with the natural alternative to spermicide, ContraGel Green. Our range of water-based lubricants will not damage latex diaphragms, condoms or cervical caps and like ContraGel, can be used as frequently as desired. What's an added bonus of combining ContraGel with Yes water based lubricants is that the acidic nature of Yes water-based lubricants actually inhibits sperm motility. Sperm lose their ability to swim below around pH6 and our water lubricants match the typical vaginal pH4. So while Yes water-based lubricant is not a spermicide, it does stop them from getting anywhere. Go all natural in your contraceptive methods and take advantage of using two amazing natural products together! Click here to learn more about ContraGel.


    So, what makes Yes® so different and desirable?
    Purity, Performance and Pleasure. Thoroughly researched, responsibly formulated with revolutionary, effective and certified organic ingredients, elegantly packaged and sensitively dispensed:

    Yes® Organic Lubricants contain:
    No synthetic or natural ingredients that have health issues or concerns; no parabens, no glycerine, no propylene glycol, no silicone, no hormones
    No skin irritants; no grapefruit seed extract, no glycerine, no menthol, no petrochemicals
    Ethical manufacture and production standards:
    Our certifications: Soil Association organic standards, Vegetarian Society (no animal body parts), Humane Cosmetics Standard (never tested on animals), Medical device registration (CE mark) and Ethical Company recognition give absolute third party guarantees

    product comparison


    Ingredients
    Yes water-based: Aqua (water), Aloe barbadensis (Aloe vera)*, Cyamopsis tetragonolobus (Guar Gum)*, Ceratonia siliqua (Locust Bean Gum)*, Linum usitatissimum (Flax extract)*, Xanthan Gum, Citric acid, Potassium sorbate, Phenoxyethanol

    Yes oil-based: Prunus dulcis (Sweet almond oil)*, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea butter)*,
    Helianthus annuus (Sunflower oil)*, Cera alba (Bees wax)*, Theobroma cacao
    (Cocoa butter)*, Natural Tocopherols (Vitamin E).

    * All ingredients are grown organically

    Eco-conscious
    People who purchase products based on ethical considerations will no doubt have their expectations met or exceeded with Yes Organic Lubricants. All Yes products carry the following certifications, accreditations and awards, ensuring that customers can feel secure in trusting the ethical standards of each product.
    soil association certificatevegan certificationsafe cosmetics associationethical awardethical junctionrabbit logoweba award   national organic award