Monday, July 09, 2018

Safe, Satisfying, and Longer Lasting Sex


By Ronald Bugarin
Everyone longs for something that lasts.  May it be for our own personal career growth, romantic relationships or even sex, we always yearn for longevity that can stand the test of time.  At the same time, we want to experience also that feeling of elation which pushes us to the point of no return.

Sex should always be a healthy outlet for our deepest longings and desires for another person, especially for a male-to male interaction. It can come in different forms or methods, depending on your preference, taste and more importantly, sense of safety. For sex with relatively low risk of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) transmission, frottage (dry humping) or mutual masturbation is an option to satisfy each other's need for release. You can also use sex toys which are safe and offers a different modality of sensation. But for those who desire to fully share each other’s heat through penetrative sex, it is best to follow this age old adage: “Wrap it before you tap it!”

Condoms provide effective first line of defense for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) including HIV.  When used correctly and consistently along with water based lubricants, condoms don't only ensure safety, they also prolong your connection during play time. Despite that, the 2015 Integrated HIV Behavorial and Serologic Surveillance of the Department of Health - Epidemiology Bureau, 21% of the respondents say they do not like condoms and 10% deems it not necessary. The challenge for us is to provide innovative options that would encourage everyone to use condoms with water-based lubricants.

Why Stop at 3?

Since condoms need to be changed every 15 to 20 minutes, it is essential to have enough supply on hand for uninterrupted sex. Conventional packaging of condoms currently in the market are in packs of three which may not be enough for pounding all night. Nothing takes the momentum out of sex than having to stop mid-thrust to get another pack of condoms. So don’t settle for just three!

Currently, the only brand in the market that offers four premium condoms in one pack is Bliss Four. Even with more it serves almost the same price as a three-piece box of condoms. It comes in two variants: Extra Thin for that barely there feeling, and Ribbed and Dotted to drive your partners to new heights during each thrust.




Intense Pleasures

Lubricants are used to lessen harmful friction that may damage the condom as well as to keep the anal wall lubricated for intense pleasure during hard pounding for that extra layer of protection. With BLISS Pleasure Enhancing Lubricants, more intense sensations are delivered for explosive sex that would make you oblivious to everything else.  BLISS is water-based, condom friendly and its handy packaging in sachets makes it convenient and discreet to use.

BLISS Pleasure Enhancing Lubricants comes in four different variants to suit your every sexual need:

  • Classic for that no-fuss water-based lube;
  • Ice, menthol flavored with a cool and tingling sensation upon contact;
  • Fire, cinnamon flavored to bring intense heat in every pump;
  • Glide Premium, pleasure in a bottle. it’s water-based lube designed to feel slicker, and to last longer than ordinary water-based lubricants.

All variants are water-based, edible and pH-balanced to prevent bacterial or fungal growth on your tender parts.

So what are you waiting for? Join the Revolution to a safe, satisfying and longer lasting sex!  #WhyStopAt3!


Condom Use 101

It is important to note some tips on the correct use of condom to ensure the blissful sexual revolution:

Check the labels.  Always check the labels for the expiry date, similar to food and medicine labeling..

Remove Tiny bubbles in the condom.  Air bubbles in the condom tend to tear the condom during intense sexual action.  To prevent this, squeeze the tip of the condom to release air bubbles.

Slippery when wet.  Since condoms are made of latex, it is essential to use water-based or silicone-based lubricants to avoid friction during those blissful moments which can easily tear the condom.

Change it up.  Although condoms are durable enough to withstand long hours of thrusting, it is best to change it every 15 to 20 minutes to avoid tearing or damage.

Bliss Four and Bliss Pleasure Enhancing Lubricants are available at all branches of 7-Eleven, Circle K, Lawson, Watsons, PCX, Family Mart and All Day Convenience Store.  You may also order online at Shopee Philippines and Lazada.

Illustrations by TJ Gellada Monzon
Images by Bliss
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Ron is a true blooded Banker who does events and hosting on the side. He has volunteered at LoveYourself because of his former partner was diagnosed as PLHIV