Sex Inventions That Go Back Several Hundred Years

When we talk about sex products, many of us are under the impression that personal care products, sex toys and other such items are relatively modern inventions. Turns out however that sex toys and adult products are not just the purvey of us in the online space. Even before adult online shopping, some very common sex inventions were making the rounds. This article takes a closer look at these inventions, and gives you an overview of what they were.

Human beings’ fascination with sex and sexual exploration isn’t a new found phenomenon. It may seem like that in the age of adult online shopping, but many of the sex inventions we take for granted today have been around in one form or another, some for millennia. Sex products in India are an especially new phenomena, but it will surprise the readers to know that quite a many sex inventions are actually Indian in origin. Some of these sex inventions go back hundreds of years, some even thousands.

1) Lubricants (Ancient Greece, circa 350 B.C)

The first mention of lubricant, a staple of adult online shopping, was in 350 B.C in ancient Greece. Reputed sophist Aristotle and after him, thinkers like Herodotus, Hippocrates and others advocated the use of olive oil as a lubricant during sex. In fact, Hippocrates, widely venerated as the father of modern medicine, prescribed olive oil as a lube, to people who were facing trouble with penetrative sex. So the next time you indulge in adult online shopping, and you come across the lubricants section, know that they were invented and used even by great philosophers and scholars.

2) The Vibrator/Body Massager: (England, 1880)

In Victorian England, aristocratic women were often lonely and incredibly sexually repressed. This repression would often manifest itself in acute depression and extreme mood swings. This sort of a condition was diagnosed by doctors as ‘hysteria’ and a clitoral massage was prescribed as a ‘therapy’ for the treatment of the same. Over time,this became a legitimate ‘medical’ treatment, which would involve a physician, stimulating a woman’s clitoris manually. The physician’s ‘treating’ hysteria, began reporting stiffness in the wrists and aching fingers. It was to the relief of these doctors that J. Granville in 1880 released the electrical body massager, which would over the next century turn out to be the most sought after online sex toy.

3) Condoms (Europe, late 1500s)

In Medieval Europe, the period between the 13th to the 16th centuries is known as the Dark Ages. It was also at this time that the continent was ravaged by a plague of STDs, including syphilis. With the death toll mounting and people living in constant fear of sex, Gabriello Fallopio, an Italian ‘chemist’ proposed the first ‘condom’, a sheepskin sheath, soaked in chemicals and dried, worn during sex. It worked wonderfully well and as a result, the syphilis epidemic was brought under control. So the next time you shop for personal care products and reach out for that packet of condoms, you know who to thank.

4) Penile Enhancement (India, 3rd century A.D.)

Penile enhancement was first spoken of in the Kamasutra. While many of these enhancements are about as effective as the modern creams for the same purpose today; there are implements, Vatsyayana talks of, which are attached to the penis to make it look and feel bigger. Fashioned out of wood, metal or ivory, these are evidence of the first penile enhancement therapy anywhere in the world. It is surprising considering that enhancement products are becoming popular in Indian adult stores all these years later.

Sex has always been an object of man’s fascination. The immense popularity of adult online shopping is only proof of its enduring popularity.

5 Crucial Factors to Consider when You Convert your Logo into Embroidery

The process of converting your logo into embroidery is not simple and requires several steps. Some of the common challenges in the process include the following.

While converting a logo there might be a chance of the design losing some features if not done precisely.
Some images tend to get pixelated as they are enlarged; that will distort your logo.
If your logo has text, it is necessary that the text should be decipherable in the final embroidered design.
Embroidery digitization helps address these issues. Digitization is the process of digitizing your designs or logos into an embroidery machine ready format. A digital image of your logo is loaded on to an automatic embroidery machine and the design is then embroidered on the fabric.

Here are five important factors you must consider when converting your logo into an embroidered logo.

1. The Fabric

Select your fabric and stitches carefully for embroidering your logo. Heavy stitches on a delicate fabric might cost you the fabric. Another point to consider is the thickness or the density of the cloth on which the embroidered logo will be sewn out. You cannot have light stitches on a thick cloth because the stitches will not have the appropriate effect you had in mind.

2. The Design

A good digitizer will advise you on your logo design elements, which will make the logo more striking and help it stand out. The fabric is an important consideration here also. Experts usually recommend limiting the use of gradient effect in case of embroidery on corduroy or wool fabric. In such a case, the stitches will change to short stitches because these two fabrics have a protrusion effect, causing the stitches to come undone.

3. Lettering in the Logo

Any text in the logo has to be large enough for the words to be clear once the logo has been embroidered on the fabric. Ensure that the writing is large and clear enough for the digitizer to understand and replicate. Avoid pixelation of the image because that will distort the design. Increase the size of the font using a design tool like Photoshop.

4. Reduce Fine Lines and Small Areas

Small little lines of a burst of one particular hue will be lost in the embroidered design. Make sure that the colors are well balanced; this ensures that they prominently and distinctly stand out in the embroidered logo. Such a logo will certainly grab attention.

5. Work with Professionals

A professional embroidery digitizer will be able to optimize your design and ensure that no details are lost in the embroidered logo. Professionals will also advise on the best fabric for your logo. Alternatively, they will digitize the images in a customized manner so that your logo looks good on the specific fabric.

If you are looking to have your logo embroidered, can help. We have been providing high quality digitizing services to clients for the past 8 years. We offer competitive rates and quick 24 hour turn around time. Browse through our design gallery online and contact us for a quick no obligation quote.

Celebrity and Fashion, The Twin Sisters

Have you ever wondered about the thin line between fashion design and celebrity? Unless you are keen on the latest events rolling down in the political, socio-economic and now the religious scene on events preceding one another. Indeed people who appreciate their socio-economic and cultural backgrounds will ascertain to this phenomena. But then why should Nick think and above all give this subject matter a priority? Will he gain or lose something from it? Is he confronting something that has in recent past rock his life or is he doing this for amateur purpose? May be patience will tell.
The African understanding of beauty, me thinks is a well built, relatively tall, dark in complexion, short hair, round cheeks just to mention but a few physical features. The buzz on social media in recent past has been one “LUPITA NYONG’O” a graduate from the University of Yale, a Mexican by birth but a Kenyan by origin. Lupita, a senator’s daughter in Kenya has drawn mixed reaction especially in the social media leaving unanswered questions by the phobias and manias. May be this is not the point, let me shift gears to the right route.
It’s exorbitantly relative when a lady is in her Sunday best. Persons will tend to look at her and maybe have this monologue in their hearts “I think she made good use of her time in her dressing room although……” If the lady happens to be a public figure, I mean a respectable public figure then the argument will be “she did it like a first lady, or wow! She did it like an actress or in some instance Oh! That was awesome for an anchor.” The argument aside, after the election of Barrack Obama as the 44th president of the USA the first lady Michelle became an outstanding in fashion shows and all the eyebrows were up to her. On several occasion she appeared on the stage and magazines to show case various designs that were proved outstanding.
Lupita is not new to the scenario of the relationship between celebrity and fashion. She has made a number of appearances on the magazines such as the famous “the drum” and on TV shows where not only her intelligence in question answering has been displayed but also her attires which has received scrutiny and scored “cumlaudi” in the public parliament.
The question my conscious isn’t leaving me without an answer is:
1. Was Michelle in existence before becoming the first lady? If no then she must belonging to the “underworld”
2. Was Lupita ever a human person before McQueen identified her and later preceded with the now famous “twelve year a slave”? the answer is an emphatic yes but the “beauty” tagged on her in the social media goes hand in hand with the explosive performance on the presupposed “12 year a slave” I mean without becoming the best actress on this one, these frequent appearance and the beauty cultivated in her would be futile. On the other side of the coin Michelle’s beauty would be as well a matter of no public concern without the title of “the first lady”.
Celebrity goes hand in hand with beauty which fashion and design is but a bye product.