Ep.151-On this episode, I bring you sound bites from legendary Sex Therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer’s presentation from the 2017 Sexual Health Expo in Los Angeles this February. Dr. Ruth gives her take on dating and sex when it comes to online dating, technology, masturbation, premature ejaculation, porn and the ‘myth of the G spot’. LISTEN ON ITUNES, STITCHER, OR PODOMATIC (PC-Friendly)
Ep.150-It’s our annual Valentine’s Day gift list for 2017! These items because they are unique, fun, mostly from small businesses, use organic ingredients, and/or help a good cause. The 20 products featured in this episode are listed in no particular order. The companies/products on our list include the following: Kisses 4 Us, Globein, To Whom It May Chocolates, Ninja Coffee Bar, McCreas Caramels, Spank The Yeti, Petal Fresh, Farmacy Beauty & Raaka Chocolates, Umie, Beer Gifts, Thoughtfully & Godiva, Chatbooks, Original Grain Watches, BV and Co Jewelry, Jelly Belly, Wet Nuru Massage Kit, Datebox, Lego, Grip 6 Belts, and Kammok. LISTEN ON ITUNES, STITCHER, OR PODOMATIC (PC-Friendly) Happy Valentine’s Day and Happy Valentines shopping!
1. Kisses 4 Us Cards
Kisses 4 Us is a box of Fun, Flirty and Romantic Kisses for Making Kissing FUN! Priced at only $19.99, each Kisses 4 Us soft-touch laminated box is filled with 30 Unique Kiss Cards-each card contains an explanation of the type of kiss plus, extra trivia, fun facts and tips to enhance your kiss experience; 5 “Create Your Own” Cards; and an Idea Book. You can also choose to purchase with a gift bag for $24.99.
Kisses 4 Us will ignite the romance – open the soft, sleek, black box and let the kissing begin! Randomly choose a kiss card and be surprised on what you might pick – a Hand Kiss, Trail Kiss or even a Woodpecker Kiss! A combination of fun, flirty and romantic kisses are all included in Kisses 4 Us! The idea book will give you suggestions on how to use Kisses 4 Us from hiding the cards around the house to drawing a card before leaving for work to celebrating holidays throughout the year!
GlobeIn curates artisan-made goods from around the world, while making a social impact customers can actually track. Customers can opt for a monthly-subscription box or purchase specific products all while championing the cause of fair trade.
Here’s what comes in the Cozy Box….Greet crisp autumn mornings with a hot drink of choice in your colorful hand-painted mug from Tunisia. Feel snuggled all day long by wrapping up in your 100% cotton scarf from the mountains of Thailand. Sweeten up a chilly afternoon by mixing your Ghanaian cocoa powder with hot water or steamed milk—and a friend! The items in this box come in a Palm Leaf Basket from Mexico.
Several other box varieties available and individual items also available for purchase separately.
3. TO WHOM IT MAY (Cannabis Chocolates)
Marvelous, meticulously hand-crafted cannabis chocolates, brought to life as smooth, nutty truffles, and bold, boozy bonbons. We offer a 4 tiered dosing system for our chocolates, so there is no need to take half or a small piece. They start at 2.5mg, which is meant for someone who never tried cannabis before, to 45mg, which is meant for frequent users. We created a guide that tries to make more sense of the “mg” numbers.
Our bonbons and truffles are hand-produced and packaged by The Art of Edibles Cannabis Collective , a registered and licensed California 501(c)(3). Everything is hand-crafted – including our THC-infused organic coconut oil, and the nut butters inside our truffles – in a dedicated (non-shared) facility without heavy machinery, and made without any hidden ingredients. Our ingredients are always premium in quality, and organic when possible.
4. NINJA COFFEE BAR
These may not be the traditional Valentine’s Day gift, but can be fun for the couple who wants to get healthy together or wants to treat their Valentine to a romantic homemade gourmet coffee for a breakfast in bed treat. Get a better than coffee house experience, at home, without pods. We know new parents do not get much sleep so here is the perfect coffee system to help you get through the day. This system includes an integrated milk frother and makes 6 brew sizes, 5 brew types – including the Ninja exclusive Café Forte, which amplifies the natural subtle flavors of your favorite coffee.
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Based in Boston, McCreas is known for our use of striking seasonings to produce provocatively-flavored caramel candies. Our signature product features Hawaiian black lava sea salt swirled into caramel to provide a salty-sweet mouthful. Additional flavor combinations include Basil Cayenne, Curried Butternut and Irish Whiskey.
We use local, real-food ingredients and package our caramel in beautiful compostable containers. Everything is made in America. In fact, McCrea’s is a Good Food Award winner, an honor given to outstanding American food producers and the farmers who provide their ingredients.
Our caramel is available for purchase online and in retail outlets throughout North America. Prices range from $4-55 depending on gift size — which means we can provide yummy small presents as well as wonderful gifts meant to be shared.
6. SPANK THE YETI
Spank the Yeti is a brand new 17+/adult party game that we successfully crowdfunded on Kickstarter this summer. It’s brand new and just hit retailers in time for the holidays! The game is irreverent, hilarious, and inspired by the parlor game, F*ck, Marry, Kill.
Would you naked cuddle a robot, eat the dingleberries of a coked-out unicorn, and joust Tarzan? Or, maybe you would cuddle the unicorn, joust the robot, and snack on Tarzan’s dingleberries. Hmm…. Each round, one player pairs up three Action Cards with three Object Cards, and the other players try to correctly predict his or her answers. You don’t really know your friends (or lovers) until you know whose dingleberries they’d eat. This is important stuff to sort out at the beginning of any new relationship, and therefore… the perfect Valentines Day gift!
Single? Find some friends and throw together a game night! Added bonus: The game box glows in the dark, which is perfect for late night V-Day shenanigans. 😉
Try: COCONUT, MANDARIN & MANGO, POMEGRANATE & GRAPEFRUIT
Petal Fresh is dedicated to bringing you quality products for healthier, more attractive hair and skin. At Petal Fresh, we value natural ingredients and the beauty of nature without sacrificing the efficacy of our hair and body care lines. Our products utilize the medicinal properties of organic herbs to cleanse and nourish without the use of harsh chemicals. Petal Fresh uses only paraben-free ingredients, and our products are never tested on animals. When you select a product from the Petal Fresh line, you can take comfort in knowing you are making an affordable, healthy choice. Inspired by the need for botanical, eco-friendly remedies in the cosmetic market, Bio Creative Labs was founded 14 years ago to bring the public safe, high-performance products. The advanced formulas of the Petal Fresh line originated from trusted Nature’s Gate specialists with sustainability in mind. In 2005, Bio Creative Labs adopted the Petal Fresh line and made improvements to ensure wholesome products with the highest quality standards. Beauty professionals at Bio Creative Labs removed all parabens and artificial coloring from Petal Fresh products and added certified organic ingredients. The result is safe, eco-friendly herbal remedies for all of your body care needs.
8. FARMACY BEAUTY & RAAKA CHOCOLATES
Beauty and chocolate in one? Yes please! This limited edition set of three flavored Lip Blooms (Apple Rosemary, Lavender Mint and Strawberry Basil) from Farmacy (a brand beloved for farm-to-skin products, showcasing the best combination of farm fresh, hand-picked ingredients and the best science and local facilities to extract the benefits of these new botanicals) comes with matching artisanal chocolate bars from Raaka; $48, limited edition.
There are thousands of adult toys on the market, but you have never seen, or felt, anything like Umie! Umie utilizes intelligent sensor technology and an intuitive app to evoke mind-blowing, interactive sexual experiences – by yourself, with your partner or with anyone, anywhere!
Delivering a new frontier for digital and sexual pleasure, Umie features powerful dual high-speed motors and a heatable body for 360° of stimulation and unparalleled sensation, pleasure and intensity, meaning the power to play is literally in your hands. The toy features special modes that tap into the world of tantra, while allowing you to use your voice to adjust the intensity of the toy and create a personalized pattern of pleasure. You can also create a “pleasure playlist” and control Umie’s intensity or rhythm through music. With 100 levels of vibration control and eight pre—programmed pleasure modes, there has never been a more advanced adult toy available.
Umie also seamlessly interfaces with its accompanying app, allowing users to connect via WiFi to remotely control all its features.. Whether you are in the same bed, on other ends of the house or on opposite sides of the world, you can play with your partner and bring them an unequaled level of pleasure. Umie is incredible for solo use and is a great way to stay “connected” to any long-distance relationship.
We have the largest selection of beer themed gifts on the web. With over one hundred to choose from, you will have no trouble finding the right one for any occasion. Shop for gifts with craft and imported brews that will impress any enthusiast. Our unique gifts are themed for Birthday’s, Father’s Day, Over the Hill, Get Well, Congratulatory, Fall Favorites, Halloween and Holiday’s.
Our Gifts are designed for the beer fan that enjoys a bottle of after work, for the weekend game or for that special occasion. Featured beers include a medley of American craft brews, imported classics, and popular name brands. Our beer baskets may include a collection of popular choices like, New Belgium, Santa Fe Brewing Co, Gordon Biersch Brewing Company, Corona, Guinness, Budweiser, Heineken, NewCastle, and Tecate just to name a few.
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Try our winning “love formula”. At first glance it might look banal, expected, even a cliché… But it’s not so much about the “what” but rather the “how”: the best Belgian truffles. The champagne that compliments it to perfection. The rose petals on the bed and the warm, flickering, candle light. Aren’t the most unforgettable, romantic moments the ones in comforting, soft “slippers” rather than bombastic, surprising, “fireworks”?
Sometimes the most memorable Valentine’s Days are the most intimate ones you share at home. So on February 14th, get a gift to really impress that special someone. We’ve got all the makings of a knockout Valentines with this ‘Night in with Godiva’ gift box set; the rose pedals to place on the bed, the chocolates to tantalize the taste buds, and even a candle to set the mood. All you need to do is pick up a good bottle of champagne and turn on the charm. Your move, Casanova.
Chatbooks is the easiest way to convert your digital photos into adorable photobooks. Chatbooks is such a good idea to gift your valentine, whether it’s your boyfriend, best friend, or wife! You want to be thoughtful, and sometimes jewelry just doesn’t scream “personal”. Chatbooks’ Custom Books will allow you to compile all of the amazing moments you and your Valentine have shared together into one photo book that stands apart from the standard chocolate and roses.
…And with our tree-planting initiative mother nature gets some love too!
We are purveyors of style. Forged of wood, steel and a fresh approach to classic traditions. We hold our timepieces to the highest standards of craftsmanship, authenticity, and quality. In doing so, each one of our products is truly an original.
Our goal is to set the bar above industry standards of the wood watch design and process. Influenced by our roots in the Pacific Northwest, we bring the finest natural materials into each watch silhouette. Additionally, in our effort to give back, we plant 10 trees for each watch sold.
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15. JELLY BELLY
Champagne Jelly Beans from Jelly Belly are the perfect gift for your new fling this Valentine’s Day. Men and women can appreciate this alcohol-flavored candy packaged in a petite champagne bottle, each jelly bean is packed with the bubbly flavor minus the booze. It’s a simple sweet treat to give your significant other in a budding relationship perhaps after your dinner reservation.
Whether you’re in a relationship or not, there are always those people who dislike Valentine’s Day. For the haters, give the gift of un-Valentine’s Day with the 4th edition BeanBoozled® Jelly Beans from Jelly Belly. If you are not familiar with BeanBoozled, the “game” contains 10 pairs of identical jelly beans – one yuck and one yum. The trick is that you don’t know which flavor you’ll get until the spinner decides your fate. It’s a hilarious game to play to lighten the mood and is great for Facebook Live!
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16. WET NURU MASSAGE KIT & LUBRICANT
The ancient art of Japanese sensual massage comes in a kit with special sheet, wet Nuru massage gel and instructional video. Makes a great gift and let’s couples try something new!
Nuru is a style of massage that originated in Japan. It is a sensual massage between partners using full body contact to relax the body and stimulate mutual sexual appetite. The massage is done with both partners fully nude, using a thick, ultra slippery massage gel. Wet® Nuru™ Concentrated Massage Gel has moisturizing Aloe Vera, Seaweed and Grapeseed Extracts and soothing Chamomile Flower extract. This formula is designed for long-lasting play. Wet® Nuru™ Massage Gel is made in the U.S.A. with the highest quality ingredients.
Also try Wet’s Hybrid Elite Lubricant: a brand new formula hybrid lube that is ultra luxurious with flavors like Creme Brûlée and Bananas Foster that are both water based and sugar free.
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Datebox sends everything you need for a fun, unique, and creative date right to your door. You can even subscribe to get one sent to you every month! You and your S.O. don’t have to settle for “Netflix and Chill” anymore – with Datebox, you get a chance to connect and keep your relationship healthy with their thoughtful dates. Datebox themes include International and Adventure (pictured) that allows you to create your own outdoorsy rustic date that includes making s’mores!
Each year LEGO releases a new seasonal Valentine’s Day set – and this year, celebrate the season of love with a romantic LEGO picnic set, featuring 2 besotted minifigures enjoying sandwiches, cakes and beverages on a heart-shaped lawn beneath the shade of a blooming tree. Also includes a buildable picnic blanket, red balloon, bouquet of flowers and food and drink accessories—everything you need for a romantic picnic! Makes a great seasonal gift for LEGO® fans.
19. GRIP 6 BELTS
Our belt/buckle system is revolutionary! It has no holes and no flap. Our buckles have a smooth and clean finish that minimalists love. It’s perfect for those who don’t really know the pants size of their boyfriend/girlfriend.
This belt is awesome because it’s military grade webbing material and will hold up to 3,000 pounds. The buckle is an aerospace aluminum which makes it lightweight and low profile. It doesn’t bulge out like most belts. It doesn’t have holes or extra flap that sticks out.
We offer some of the most unique belts that can be completely customized to every outfit. Our belts make the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your loved ones.
The Roo Hammock is roomy enough for two, so couples canshare a comfy place to rest at home or while traveling. It is quick andeasy to assemble, incredibly lightweight, tear resistant and breathable. It is super packable and can easily fit into a carry-on. Featuring climbing rated carabiners and dyneema slings that allow you to safely hang it around any tree, rock, post or anchor point.
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EP.97-It’s the Holiday Dating Show! The holiday season is here! On this episode, I’m giving you tips for getting through this stressful time of year with a new love-interest including gift-giving tips, holiday date ideas, 3 rules for bringing a new love-interest home for the holidays, successfully keeping in touch with a love-interest who is away for the holidays, and more! LISTEN ON ITUNES, STITCHER, OR PODOMATIC (PC-Friendly)
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Joy to the world…the holidays are here! It’s a fun and festive time of year but can also be a challenging time for new couples. You are still getting to know each other and there are a lot of atypical things at play like unusual schedules, the stress of finding the perfect gift, and the potential of meeting a new love-interest’s friends and family. Here are some tips for surviving the holiday season if you’re in a new relationship or if you’re a single guy or gal.
Holiday Guidelines: Gift Giving
If you just started dating (1-3 dates) no gift is required though it would be a nice gesture.
If you’ve started seeing someone regularly (1-3 months), a small thoughtful gift, a nice dinner, or a date that’s a bit more elaborate than your normal dates is a good place to start. Don’t go overboard in terms of spending. Just offer a small gift to acknowledge them as someone special in your life. A nice dinner, concert tix, or something else that’s not the minimum effort, but not the maximum either. Plan or give something that is a step above your normal date.
If you and your love-interest are starting to get serious (3+ months), a weekend trip celebrating the holidays together is a nice holiday plan plus a small gift (something your love-interest mentioned they’d like) is perfect. At this point in your new relationship, an experiential gift is a great thing to share. Instead of just giving an item, you’ll be sharing an experience and creating a memory together.
Holiday Guidelines: Bringing a Love-Interest Home
a. Only bring a love-interest home with you if you are both okay with possibly taking your relationship to the next level. Inviting a love-interest home is you saying that you like where things are headed in your relationship and you want old friends and family to get to know your someone special. If you are not okay with this possibility, you might want to reconsider bringing your crush home.
b. Have a conversation with your love-interest in regards to what this trip means for both of you and the details associated with the trip. Though introducing a love-interest to family is a big deal for some, it’s less of a big deal for others. Talk about your family dynamic and what may or may not be expected by the two of you as well as the family you’ll be visiting. Will you be expected to sleep in separate rooms for example. Who’s paying for what? What titles are going to be used when introducing/being introduced to family and friends? Though sometimes awkward, it’s best to have these conversations before your trip home to avoid miscommunication and a potentially awkward, drama-filled holiday season.
c. Make sure to include your love-interest in all activities. Remember that he or she is on your turf, so it might be a little intimidating for them to meet all the most important people in your life. Do your best to keep an eye on your love-interest so he or she isn’t stuck in an intense political conversation with your hot-tempered cousin for example.
If either you or your love-interest are going to be in different cities during the holidays, listen up! Regular phone and text conversations are essential if you intend to keep your love-interest interested while one or both of you are away. It’s naive not to be in touch then expect to effortlessly pick up where you left off after possibly a month of not being together. Not talking to or seeing a love-interest for a few weeks can seem like months if you’ve only been dating your love-interest for a few weeks.
It’s important to touch base every so often, specifically anywhere from every few days to once a week. Remember, even though your love-interest knows that you are away visiting family for the holidays, it’s important to show your level of interest even though you’re away. A short call or text can be enough to keep your love-interest interested. If you mostly text with your love-interest, send a few ‘happy holidays’ texts to touch base. If you usually call each other, a quick call to say ‘hello’ is a great way to stay on your love-interest’s radar.
Depending on the length of time that you are out of touch with your love-interest, he or she may interpret your lack of calling or texting as a snub or lack of interest and consequently decide to move on with someone who is better at checking in. It’s easy to equate silence with disinterest even if that isn’t your intention.
Holiday Guidelines: For Singles
Go on a date! There’s a lot of fun holiday-themed things to do like ice skating, festival of lights showings, or even just watching your favorite holiday movies together. Less pressure than if you were dating someone seriously. You don’t have to stress about the other stuff that new couples are stressing about. If you go on a first (even a second or third) date with someone new over the holiday season, you’re main objective should be to simply get to know your crush. You can enjoy the perks of the holiday season without the stress of picking out the perfect gift, talking about relationship statuses/having the ‘what are we conversation’.
If you are adequately prepared, the holidays can be super fun rather than super stressful! Do what you can to have an amazing time with loved ones during the holiday season and do what you can to avoid misunderstandings, drama, and overall holiday unhappiness. Tis the season!
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Ep.147-Hear my entire Buzzfeed ‘Is This Okay?’ panel segment with Buzzfeed talent discussing the topic of cheating. Then check out Part 4 of my interview with Molly Wray of the Warren Country ARCS Rape Crisis Center where we discuss Emotional Intelligence, the importance of love, touch and connecting with others, and growing up in Southern Ohio. LISTEN ON ITUNES, STITCHER, OR PODOMATIC (PC-Friendly)
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Ep.146-On this episode, I’m being interviewed by Molly Wray, Social Media Coordinator of the Warren County ARCS Rape Crisis Center (www.arcshelter.com) in Lebanon, Ohio about sexual assault prevention, establishing boundaries and the importance of consent, the Stanford swimmer rape case, and the controversy surrounding ‘locker room talk’ … LISTEN ON ITUNES, STITCHER, OR PODOMATIC (PC-Friendly)