There is absolutely no doubt that sex is an undeniable part of who we are. It is as important to our well-being as eating well and exercise. It is incomparable in the way that it connects us to other human beings, and between consenting adults, it can be an extraordinary experience that bonds us, frees us, and challenges everything we thought we knew about whom we are and what brings us pleasure. Sex can be, if you let it, a life altering practice.
Unfortunately, American culture is still slightly archaic in promoting healthy sexual discussions that rightly enhance our sexual well-being. But there are many brave and determined folks out there breaking down those proverbial walls, and bringing sex back to the table for discussion.
Beyond pleasure, sex has numerous health benefits and it is time we open our minds and start talking sex. Fortunately sex is an open and encouraged topic of discussion in one splendid, well-known sex shop right here in Santa Cruz: Pure Pleasure.
This family-owned shop is innovative, cool, convivial, absolutely open, and most assuredly unrestricted. Owned and operated by Amy and Janis Baldwin, Pure Pleasure doesn’t just sell sex toys, books and clothing; they deeply care about their community, offering something for everyone, including a variety of classes to educate their clientelle and satisfying the needs of nearly all that come their way.
Their goal is to “enhance people’s sex lives” and they are doing it one enthusiastic client at a time. The shop is proud to be “orientation blind,” keeping true to the rule that as long as you are 18 and over, you are welcome.
Their simple yet significant philosophy being that “All consensual sex is good sex.“ According to Amy Baldwin, “it doesn’t matter what you are doing as long as you are respecting the other person(s), and it’s consensual, and commutative; it’s good sex.”
It's an open attitude that runs in the family: Amy's mother, Janis Baldwin, originally had the idea to open a business that supported and educated the health and well-being of women. The concept evolved after Amy, a certified sex educator, suggested promoting health and well-being through sexuality.
After a few years of preparation, Pure Pleasure was born, and for four years now they have been improving the sex lives of people from all orientations with pride and success! Pure Pleasure is opening the dialogue and keeping it real.
If you are 18 and over and have any desire to learn a little or a lot more about sex, they have heard it all and welcome you with nonjudgmental arms. They care about your health, well-being, and sexual empowerment. You will not be dissatisfied; most likely you’ll feel free and at home. Pure Pleasure is located right downtown Santa Cruz on Church street. Go in for a visit today or check out their informative website:purepleasureshop.com.
Now that we know where to go for all of our unanswered questions about sex and how to “do it” better, let’s talk about the multitude of health benefits that occur from having all this marvelous consensual sex.
Weight loss plagues so many of us Americans, and what better way to shed some of that unwanted fat than having sex. You can burn 200 calories in just 30 minutes of sex. If you know of a more enjoyable way to lose extra weight, you let me know.
For chronic pain sufferers, forget about popping toxic pain pills, sex is the way to go. Endorphins and cortisteroids are released during sexual arousal and orgasms. Migraines and chronic back pain have been shown to be reduced, thanks to these incredible natural healers. Sex wards off the flu and colds.
It’s a natural immune booster; just one more reason to stay in bed with your sweetie on those cold wintery nights.If you suffer from depression, keep in mind that sex releases pleasure inducing endorphins during climax that can relieve anxiety, depression, and increase vibrancy.
Ever notice an after sex glow? It’s not your imagination! According to some research, healthy regular sex can lead to having shinier hair, a glowing complexion, and bright fine-looking eyes.
Keep your heart healthy with sex! Sex may lower cholesterol and risk of heart attack.Sex is also one powerful way to boost your self-esteem. When sex is consistent and consensual, it creates fabulous sexual energy that can make you feel better about yourself and life in general.Over all, sex is unbelievably healthy for your body, mind, and emotional well-being.
Respect yourself, your partner(s), and most importantly your true desires. Explore this extremely natural and real part of yourself and consequently enhance your life exceedingly.Talk to your kid’s age appropriately and get them familiar with their bodies so that they too will grow up to be healthy sexual adults who lead happy, sexy, and pleasurable lifestyles. Be safe out there! The more educated you are the smarter choices you will make. Here is to breaking the norm and being honest about who we are and what we desire.