Accessing sex-related media in the form of books, art or film has never been easier. The internet serves as the ultimate platform to create, sell and access pornography, in a variety of forms. From on-demand one-on-one camgirls to archives of homemade and professionally produced pornos, there’s no shortage of explicit material. Before that, however, getting a hold of erotic imagery could be much more difficult.

The Rise Of Printing

People have created, traded and sold nude art for millennia, but nudity often portrayed vulnerability and innocence. It wasn’t until recently, that nudity took on a risque or suggestive side. While there were certainly sexually suggestive artworks available, they were few and far between, and not available for personal collection. It wasn’t until the 19th century that printing duplicate copies of erotic illustrations became practical. Even after the printing press, printed media was difficult to come by and wasn’t part of a mainstream market.

Cultural Constrictions

The regulations regarding published media typically restricted printed works from depicting sex scenes and frequently censored the images. Uncensored publications were more often available through underground networks than from reputable sources.

The 1960s marked cultural shifts that generated more demand for sex-related content. Soon after that, the laws regarding the publication of explicit content shifted to reflect it. Some countries remained quite conservative which led to the development of black market distribution of pornography. Others, like the United States, embraced their new-found sexuality. Whether it’s seen as part of a sexual revolution or a newfound way to objectify and crudely profit from women, the changes were a global phenomenon.

The Golden Age of Print

The 1970s and ‘80s were the height of the X-rated magazine industry, particularly in the U.S. The improvement of printing technology meant better quality images and they were able to be mass-produced and distributed. Playboy, with its iconic bunny ears, sold 5.6 million copies in 1975. It was among the most successful magazine companies, alongside Hustler and Penthouse. Magazines were available for purchase at newsstands and convenience stores, and could even be periodically mailed to your home.

Going Digital

As the internet became more available to the public, sharing erotic material became easier than ever. Printed magazines couldn’t keep up with the accessibility, convenience and prices of online alternatives. Many printed publications, like Playboy, had to shift to online platforms or risk disappearing from the porn industry altogether. Currently, printed editions are available for purchase online but the overwhelming majority of pornographic material is entirely digitally based.

While the centrefolds of erotic magazines no longer fuel young men’s imaginations, those paper-and-ink origins paved the way for the socio-cultural and legal changes that allow digital media to flourish. The dog-eared pages of pornos-gone-by are responsible for some of the biggest shifts in modern attitudes toward sex. So, next time your X-rated video isn’t loading fast enough, imagine the frustration of it getting lost in the mail!

While long-term, exclusive relationships can meet our emotional needs, they come with their own costs. Sometimes it’s more practical to skip the romance and agree upon a strictly physical arrangement. Friends With Benefits, F-buddies and No-Strings-Attached, whatever the title, here’s how to keep it from falling apart.

Kicking off a new situation-ship can be a lot of fun, but sooner or later you will have to have an honest discussion about what you are both seeking from it. I opt for having that discussion SOONER. Lay out the ground rules; every dynamic will be different but they usually have a few things in common.

We Are Not Exclusive

There is nothing stopping you from seeing others and the same goes for me. In most cases, I don’t care or want to know about them and I probably won’t want to talk about my other hook ups. If you get serious about someone else, just let me know the deal is off. No hard feelings when the arrangement changes or ends!

When & Where

Depending on the circumstances, we might make some rules about when and where we get dirty. For example, we can hang out with a mutual friend together but we won’t be catching up with each other unless it’s to get freaky. Nothing even resembling a date. You can have those boundaries too! Maybe your place is off-limits because it means meeting your cat, and hey, that’s just way too personal for a no-strings-attached.

This Is Not A Movie

It’s a classic gag; two people become friends with benefits and before long, one of them catches feelings. These rules exist to stop that from happening so if you start getting butterflies, take a step back before you find yourself head over heels. This arrangement falls apart if you forget the basic premises; no strings attached!

Don’t Be Weird About It

For whatever reason, this will end and chances are we’ll still be in the same social circles. Don’t overthink things or make them messy. If you have things you want to talk about, we can talk! We are still friends, with or without the benefits. 

Good sex can be hard to come by, and you don’t have to date exclusively to make the most of a good roll in the sheets! Be honest with yourself and your F-buddy, and you might just be able to pull off a no-strings-attached deal.

Alongside printed material, X-rated video production echoed the social changes in the 20th and 21st centuries. Before the convenience of smartphones and on-demand streaming services, erotic recordings were subject to content and distribution regulations and depended on having access to the right playback equipment. For many teenagers in the ‘80s and ‘90s, this meant creeping downstairs to use the VHS after curfew.

Lights

When the lights went down, the restrictions on TV content slackened. This presented the opportunity to run ads such as the infamous ‘Gone Wild’ commercials that encouraged viewers to pay for the full video or purchase a subscription. Despite being aimed at an adult-only audience, there were still considerable regulations about what was allowed to be aired.

Camera

As technologies like handheld video recorders enabled filmmakers to record content more easily, videos of erotic material grew in popularity. VHS was available to the average consumer and the convenience of enjoying adult entertainment from home meant producers could portray more explicit scenes than a film aimed at a general audience. Despite this, regulations imposed censorship requirements and limited distribution channels. 

Action

The technological progress of the 1980s and ‘90s contributed to the booming popularity of erotic videos. VHS and camera technology were improving rapidly and the diversity of films available grew exponentially. Video rental stores, which are now a rarity in their own right, often dedicated a shelf to the XXX films. Exclusive adult-video-only rental stores opened as well to provide access to the huge variety of videos available. As the ‘90s rolled around, DVDs became the most popular platform for erotic material, offering better video quality and interactive menus to navigate through assorted media. Cable and satellite TV eventually relaxed their content restrictions and enabled pay-per-view adult films. The production and consumption of pornographic material became part of pop culture and erotic content brands became household names.

While still-image pornography remained popular, the rise of adult entertainment in the film industry was revolutionary. To go from taboo, printed images to on-demand TV meant a cultural acceptance of pornography in mainstream media. Even though DVDs are now considered outdated, X-rated content is frequently on the cutting edge of technological advances. This is true today, as artificial intelligence is being utilised in several fields including the production and distribution of adult entertainment. 

Many men face erectile dysfunction (ED) and Viagra has long been the go-to solution. Recently, Kamagra has emerged as a more affordable alternative. Both medications aim to address ED, but they differ in several aspects, including composition, accessibility, and regulatory status. 

Defining Erectile Dysfunction

Before delving into the specifics of Kamagra and Viagra, let’s establish what erectile dysfunction (ED) entails. ED is a medical condition characterized by the inability to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for sexual activity. It can result from various factors, including physical, psychological, or lifestyle-related issues.

Viagra: The Pioneer

Viagra, also known by its generic name Sildenafil, was the first oral treatment approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for ED. After Pfizer released Viagra in 1998, it has been the go-to treatment for erectile dysfunction. Viagra functions by increasing blood flow to the penis, facilitating erections when sexual arousal occurs.

Key Aspects of Viagra

Composition: Sildenafil citrate is the active ingredient in Viagra.

Legality: Viagra is a prescription-only medication, which means it is only available under medical supervision.

Effectiveness: Viagra is extensively studied and highly effective.

Safety: When used as prescribed, Viagra poses no major risks.

Brand Recognition: Viagra is a well-known brand, synonymous with ED treatment.

Kamagra: The Generic Alternative

Kamagra is a generic medication that provides a more cost-effective option compared to Viagra. It is manufactured by Ajanta Pharma, an Indian pharmaceutical company. Kamagra also contains Sildenafil citrate as its active ingredient, making it functionally similar to Viagra.

Key Aspects of Kamagra

Composition: Like Viagra, Kamagra contains Sildenafil citrate.

Legality: Kamagra’s legality varies depending on the region. It is available over-the-counter in some areas but may be considered illegal in others due to patent-related issues.

Effectiveness: Kamagra’s effectiveness is generally comparable to Viagra since both contain the same active ingredient.

Safety: Quality and safety standards for Kamagra can vary depending on where it is produced and purchased.

Affordability: Kamagra is often more budget-friendly than Viagra due to its generic status.

Key Considerations

Legal and Regulatory Status: Viagra is a regulated prescription medication, ensuring medical oversight. Kamagra’s legal status varies, and it may not be subject to the same stringent regulations as Viagra in some regions.

Accessibility and Cost: Kamagra may be more accessible and affordable for some individuals, particularly in regions where prescription medications are expensive or challenging to obtain.

Conclusion

In summary, both Kamagra and Viagra are effective medications for treating erectile dysfunction. They share the same active ingredient, Sildenafil citrate, and work by improving blood flow to the penis.

While both options pose minimal risks, if you experience ED it can be beneficial to talk to your GP about it. They can help you make an informed decision about which option aligns with your individual circumstances. Ultimately, the objective is to choose a treatment that is both safe and effective for your specific needs.

Nestled along the stunning coastline of Queensland, Mackay often flies under the radar compared to its more famous counterparts like Cairns or the Gold Coast. However, this vibrant city holds a treasure trove of unique attributes waiting to be discovered.

Sugar Capital of Australia

Mackay is often referred to as the “Sugar Capital of Australia” due to its significant role in sugar cane production. The region’s fertile soils and tropical climate make it ideal for growing sugar cane.

Beach Paradise

With over 30 stunning beaches along its coastline, residents and visitors have ample opportunities for swimming, sunbathing, and water sports.

Great Barrier Reef Access

Mackay serves as a gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, one of the world’s most iconic natural wonders. Tourists can easily access the reef from Mackay for snorkeling, diving, and marine exploration.

Platypus Populus

The Eungella National Park, located near Mackay, is famous for being one of the best places in the world to spot wild platypuses. Visitors can embark on guided tours or simply keep an eye out for these elusive creatures in the park’s streams and waterways.

Art Deco Heritage

Mackay’s city centre shows off a remarkable collection of Art Deco architecture, dating back to the early 20th century. The heritage buildings add character and charm to the city.

Tropical Climate

Mackay enjoys a tropical climate with warm temperatures throughout the year. This makes it a perfect destination for those seeking sunshine and outdoor activities.

Festival Scene

The city hosts a variety of festivals and events throughout the year, including the Mackay Festival of Arts, River Sessions Music Festival, and the Mackay Show. These events celebrate art, music, culture, and agriculture.

Bluewater Trail

Mackay offers the Bluewater Trail, a scenic network of walking and cycling paths that wind through parks, gardens, and waterfront areas. It’s a popular spot for outdoor enthusiasts and families looking to enjoy nature.

Historic Railway

The Mackay Railway Station, originally built in 1885, is a historic landmark that reflects the city’s past as a busy railway hub. Today, the since-remodelled station serves as a reminder of the city’s transportation heritage.

Diverse Cuisine

Mackay’s dining scene offers a diverse array of culinary delights, reflecting the region’s multicultural population and proximity to the sea. Visitors can enjoy fresh seafood, tropical fruits, and international cuisines in the city’s restaurants and cafes.

Mackay may be a quiet, Queensland secret and yet its unique charms are impossible to ignore. From its sugarcane fields and historical features to its stunning natural landscapes and vibrant cultural scene, Mackay invites visitors to explore its hidden treasures and create unforgettable memories in this coastal paradise.

Queensland’s laws regarding sex work have undergone significant changes, reflecting shifts in societal attitudes, legal frameworks, and approaches to regulation. Here’s a brief summary of key changes:

Decriminalization (1999):

Prior to 1999, sex work in Queensland was regulated under the Criminal Code, which criminalized most aspects of sex work. This meant legal consequences for solicitation, brothel-keeping, and living off the earnings of prostitution.

In 1999, Queensland became the first Australian state to decriminalize sex work, following the recommendations of the Prostitution Act Review Committee. The Prostitution Act 1999 repealed most of the previous criminal laws related to sex work.

Legalization of Brothels (2010):

In 2010, the Queensland Parliament passed the Prostitution Amendment Act 2010, which legalized the operation of brothels under certain conditions.

The Act introduced a licensing system for brothels. This allowed brothels to operate legally if they comply with specific regulations regarding health, safety, and location.

Reforms and Regulation (ongoing):

Since 1999, regulatory frameworks have changed to address issues of safety and exploitation within the industry.

The Prostitution Licensing Authority (PLA) oversees the licensing and regulation of brothels. They are responsible for ensuring compliance with legal requirements and standards of conduct.

Amendments to the Prostitution Act have been made periodically to address emerging issues and concerns. These include human trafficking, worker rights, and public health.

Focus on Harm Reduction and Rights:

Queensland’s approach to regulating sex work has increasingly focused on harm reduction, worker rights, and public health initiatives.

The government, advocacy groups and sex workers alike have worked together to help shape these reforms. These programs and policies promote safer working conditions, reducing stigma and providing support.

Ongoing Debates and Challenges:

Despite the reforms and progress made in regulating sex work, debates and challenges persist. The focus has expanded to include protecting vulnerable populations, such as migrant workers, Indigenous communities, and people experiencing homelessness.

Advocates continue to encourage further reforms to address issues like discrimination and access to healthcare.

In summary, Queensland’s laws regarding sex work have evolved from criminalization to decriminalization and regulation. These changes support the need for a pragmatic and evidence-based approach to regulation. Ongoing efforts focus on ensuring that the laws support the health, safety, and rights of everyone in the sex industry.

At some point answering texts and calls, we hear the phrase “this might be weird, but…” The first time I heard someone say that, I braced myself for something extreme but after a while, I realised that the vast majority of requests are far more normal than clients realised. So, in an effort to destigmatise these things and put your mind at ease next time you reach out, here are some common “this might be weird, but…” requests!

“…do your ladies offer pegging?”

Absolutely! There are plenty of our ladies who offer pegging. The biggest hurdle when making a booking with pegging is giving us notice so that we can let the lady know to bring in her gear. Don’t stress if you are in a time crunch, though, we often have some toys available for sale at reception. 

“…what about golden showers?”

This request is way more common than most people realise! We will need some heads-up for this booking too of course, but it’s offered by plenty of playmates.

“…I don’t even want to have sex”

While we love getting steamy, we all need to slow down sometimes. Spending time alone with another person cuddling or even just talking is an under-rated way to recharge. Human contact is lovely, and any of our playmates would enjoy the chance to unwind with you.

“…I’m a virgin”

So were we at some point! Who better to explore intimacy with than a qualified sexpert! You don’t have to disclose this kind of info to anyone, but if you are nervous about getting it on, our playmates can slow things down and make sure you’re looked after.

“…I have this fantasy”

Chances are, we have heard it before and are more than happy to make it come true! If you are interested in fantasies, role-plays and BDSM bookings, it’s important to keep in mind that not every lady offers every service. Once it gets down to the nitty-gritty details, you will have to come in to have a chat with the lucky babe in person.

As long as you are respectful of us and our answers, we don’t mind what your request is! There’s no point keeping it a secret if we could make it come true!

Adult games are a great way to break the ice with someone new, or to spice things up in the bedroom! If you feel like getting creative next time you’re getting down and dirty, try out some of these games!

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Shibari, also known as Kinbaku, is a traditional Japanese art form of rope bondage that has evolved over centuries. While it is now found in pop-culture art and erotica, its history is intertwined with various cultural and artistic influences, making it a rich and complex practice.

Ancient Origins

Shibari traces back to ancient Japan, where its versatility made it popular for various purposes, including restraining prisoners and torture. It gradually evolved into a more artistic and erotic practice over time.

Samurai and Hojo-jutsu

In feudal Japan, Samurai warriors employed rope techniques as a part of their martial training, known as “Hojo-jutsu.” This involved restraining captives using intricate rope patterns. But plenty of elements of Hojo-jutsu remain prominent in modern Shibari.

Eros and the Artistic Influence

The transformation of Shibari from a utilitarian practice to an art form and a means of erotic expression is believed to have occurred during the Edo period (17th to 19th centuries). During this time, Japanese woodblock prints and literature began to depict erotic scenes featuring intricate rope bondage.

Post-War Influence

After World War II, photography and magazines were able to introduce Shibari to a broader audience. Some artists and photographers, like Nobuyoshi Araki and Itoh Seiu, played significant roles in popularizing Shibari as an art form.

Modern Shibari

In the late 20th and early 21st centuries, Shibari has gained international recognition as an art form and a practice within the BDSM community. Across the globe, people appreciate Shibari for its aesthetics, emphasis on trust, and the meditative qualities it can offer both the rigger (the one tying) and the model.

Safety and Education

As BDSM and its related sub-cultures have gained popularity worldwide, there has been a strong emphasis on safety and education. Workshops, classes, and online resources are available for those interested in learning the art of Shibari.

Today, Shibari encompasses a wide range of styles and techniques, from traditional Japanese patterns to more modern and creative approaches. It continues to be a form of artistic and erotic expression, emphasizing consent, trust, and communication between those involved in the practice. Whether you are well-versed in the history of Shibari, or just turned on at the thought of rope restraints, we welcome you to check out our roster to introduce you to the world of restraints and bondage.

Other than the feel-good climax, there are other benefits of getting steamy! Here are some of the perks of getting down and dirty between the sheets:

Workout Boost

Sex can be a great chance to get your blood flowing! You get your heart pumping, muscles flexing, and even burn some calories.

Stress Buster

Feeling stressed? Consider getting busy in the bedroom as well as at work. Sex releases endorphins leading to reduced stress and improved mood.

Immune System Warrior

Regular romps might help keep you from getting sick. It’s believed to increase the production of antibodies and boost the immune system.

Sleep Aid

Ever notice how you feel all cozy and sleepy after a roll in the hay? That’s the magic of sex-induced relaxation. Feel free to book overnight for a real escape into bliss.

Pain Relief

Those endorphins we mentioned also act as painkillers, providing temporary relief from all kinds of aches and pains. Time for some ‘self-medication?’

Heart Health

A healthy heart is a happy heart. Studies suggest that regular sexual activity is associated with a decreased risk of heart attacks and strokes. That’s a pretty great excuse!

Confidence Boost

Feeling on top of the world! Positive experiences in bed can boost your confidence and make you feel awesome about your body.

Life Expectancy

They say sex is the elixir of life. While it might not grant you eternal life, it might add some extra years to your clock.

These perks can vary from person to person, but if you’re having a good time and keeping it safe, why not enjoy the benefits? Contact us to kickstart your new favourite healthy habit!

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