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Holiday Love: The Gift of Lingerie

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Holiday Love: The Gift of Lingerie

By, Celli Arenas

Holliday gift giving time fellas…Want to keep your lady laced? Purchasing lingerie can be a daunting task. Will she want lingerie? Do you know how to buy her the right type of lingerie?

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I’ve done some probing on the net, and I have compiled some helpful hints regarding the great lingerie debate. Should she wear lingerie or go au naturale? Let’s explore the options.

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I read an article which prompted me to ask men how they felt about lingerie. The article suggests, “as you all know fellas (bros, dudes, men and boys, included) are relatively visual when it comes to arousal. Girly mags (and lad mags), strip clubs, wet clothing contests and internet pornography are more popular with us because of this. Because of this ocular love-Jones, we appreciate a good-looking pair of panties.”

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Then, I did an informal survey on my Facebook page about wether or not men even like the idea of lingerie. Here’s what some of the men had to say…

One reader said, “lingerie gets men excited and entices them. Even though it’s coming off, the lingerie adds flavor, sparks, and mental action to the physical action which is on the way! 😉”

Another reader, ST, added this tip, “get to know YOUR man. I personally like it but I’m also a MANIAC about boy shorts and long tee’s. The worst thing in the world for relationships is to bring ANOTHER man’s preferences into YOUR man’s bedroom.”

The conversation sparked a lot of responses regarding price and utility.

KD responds, “I’m against all over board spending, but if she feels good things go better for me in the bedroom,” so he says that he approves. He did question the heels and bikini combo though.

RB says, “they [men] like for you to show off your figure and appreciate the beauty of you. [So] He can be proud, blessed, and brag about you with his friends.”

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JC offers his advice, ” nothing like buying something nice you want to see [on] her.” JC, also adds, “there is something really sexy about lingerie shopping with your woman…you learn some interesting things about each other…a lot of intimacy building right there.”

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So now we know that men like lingerie, so let’s be clear about a few things, “let’s start by clearing up a misunderstanding that will make it easier to buy lingerie. Many people think the word “lingerie” means revealing underthings. No, no, no. Lingerie, according to the people who invented the word (the French), means sous-vêtements—a pretty little word for plain ol’ underwear.”

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Please understand that your partner considers lingerie to be anything from a pair of cotton Jockey drawers to a stringy little g-string. Once you learn your partner the process of shopping becomes much easier.

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“If it were up to the men, your underwear drawer would be overflowing with lace, frills, and garter belts. In a pretty unsurprising survey, U.K. lingerie company Bluebella found that men prefer lingerie that’s bright, fun, and barely there, while women prefer comfortable and practical picks, reports The Daily Mail. ” Find some colorful options at VS. I do find that Victoria Secret doesn’t really carry many options for fuller figured women. So, be sure that you understand her size, shape, and build.

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“84 percent of women say they have special sets of sex lingerie, according to the survey. You know the kind—they make you feel like vixen, highlight all your best assets, but are totally impractical for everyday wear. In fact, 89 percent of the women surveyed said that these special sets make them more sexually confident.” Yes women like pretty panties and bras. They purchase these items for themselves fellas, you are just lucky enough to get to see them!

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Shopping for her lingerie can be a challenge, “But there is lingerie for every style personality and the most expensive lingerie isn’t necessarily always the best. Sure, there’s something exciting about splurging on some Agent Provocateur and Kiki de Montparnasse when your budget allows, but is it really worth it?

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Helpful Hints

The experts advise the following: “Spend wisely: The good news is that you don’t need to spend a fortune to buy good-quality lingerie. While you’re unlikely to find a high quality bra for under $45 or great panties for under $12, many brands do mark up their stuff by a ton. So unless your picks have a lot of delicate embroidery or French lace made in traditional looms you don’t need to spend an excessive amount of money.” Find sales or ask a female family member or friend with great taste to help you make proper selections.

Also, “keep it classy: Don’t buy crotchless underwear, anything that’s described with the words “spank” or “peek-a-boo” or that involves stickers, or anything one might see in a strip show. If you want her to wear it often, choose materials that are soft and comfortable. Pay attention to what she wears now. Some women don’t like lace so if you haven’t seen her wear it, stay away.” If you are going for a romantic appeal, stay away from the rough stuff. Something pretty, dainty, and delicate will win you sweetheart points.

 

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If you and your lady like it a little more rough, go for bondage wear, leather, metallics, and other accessories to make your play time more interesting, remember you need to know your partner. It is the thought that counts!

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Whatever you choose, keep in mind that the holidays are a time for giving. If you want to give a gift that keeps on giving you may want to make it lingerie. Happy Holidays!

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What’s Shakin’ for the New Year

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So, I am starting the New Year off right.  All through the month of December I monitored my food intake, participated in a 50 mile challenge, and I started to drink Shakeology.  I know you are wondering what it is a “Shakeology”? And, you are thinking,  “NO WAY you ran 50 miles!!!”

Well, yes I did! In 20 days I ran 50 miles both indoors and outdoors.  I also lost 10 pounds 🙂

Now, how did I muster the energy?  Lots of water; drink lots of water!!!! I drink at least 65 oz. a day.

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This is me on the last day of the 50 mile challenge!  So proud 🙂

I’ve added something new to my fitness plan. Let me tell you about Shakeology. I have been drinking one a day for almost two weeks now.  I do feel some differences in my energy levels, my recuperation time, and in my digestion.  I will also add that I felt a cold coming on on Christmas Eve, I drank a Shakeology shake and took two zinc tablets and I was good to go!  That threatening cold was ZAPPED!  Here is what is in Shakeology, and the benefits of drinking a shake at least once per day.

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This is my quick chocolate fix!  I love chocolate, so that’s a strong endorsement.  Whip it with almond milk and ice and it tastes like a Wendy’s Frosty!!! Yummm 🙂

What’s in Shakeology?

Protein and Essential Amino Acids to help build muscle and reduce food cravings*

•  Help build and repair muscles
•  Reduce hunger and food cravings
•  Promote healthy skin, hair, and nails
•  Chocolate and Greenberry Shakeology include whey protein isolate, an easily absorbable source of high-quality protein that’s ideal for building and maintaining lean muscle mass. Tropical Strawberry and Vegan Chocolate include high-quality plant proteins from brown rice, pea and other sources. Essential amino acids, found in these proteins, help the body repair muscle tissue and heal wounds; and reduce hunger pangs. The protein in all Shakeology products provides a highly bioavailable source of essential amino acids.

Prebiotics, Probiotics and Digestive Enzymes, which aid in improving digestion, regularity, and nutrient absorption*

•  Aids digestion
•  Support a healthy intestinal tract
•  Increase absorption of nutrients
•  Shakeology contains many ingredients that are beneficial to the digestive system.
•  Prebiotics, natural components of certain plants, help support the “friendly” bacteria in your digestive tract.
•  Probiotics are strains of live good bacteria that help with the digestive process. They assist the body in absorbing
nutrients and minerals, bring an overall balance to the digestive tract, and help support the immune system.
•  Digestive enzymes, from sources such as pineapples and papayas, help your body break down food into its individual
components, making the nutrients easier to absorb.

Adaptogens

•  Help promote a strong immune system
•  Help increase energy
•  Help protect the body from stress
•  Help balance endocrine hormones and the immune system
•  Adaptogens are special herbs that grow in harsh climates and conditions, at high elevations, atop mountains where the soil is rocky and oxygen in the air is thin. Because these plants have to adapt to harsh conditions, they have highly
concentrated nutrients that can help your body cope with stress, provide energy, and maintain a strong immune system. Shakeology has a total of 9 adaptogens. Which is more than any other shake out there.

Antioxidants and phytonutrients (plant-sourced ingredients) may help maintain health*

•  Help neutralize harmful free radicals
•  Help decrease inflammation
•  Help maintain the immune system
•  Potentially decrease the risk of degenerative diseases
•  Many of Shakeology’s fruit and vegetable sources have been chosen for their high concentration of healthy natural substances known as phytonutrients, including flavonoids, polyphenols, anthocyanins, and catechins. These substances have antioxidant properties, meaning they help neutralize molecules known as free radicals, which damage cells and may contribute to the aging process. In laboratory tests, phytonutrients have shown promise in helping prevent a wide variety of degenerative conditions.

23 Vitamins and Minerals your body needs to function for optimal health*

•  Get a wide range of essential nutrients
•  Get your necessary vitamins every day
•  Make up for dietary deficiencies
•  Most of us don’t get the complete range of essential vitamins and minerals in our daily diets. Some important vitamins, such as vitamin C and the B vitamins, are water-soluble, meaning they’re flushed out of your body after a short time and need to be replenished regularly. Others, like vitamin E, can be difficult to get enough of in food. Shakeology Chocolate and Greenberry provide all these nutrients in an easy-to-take form, so you never have to worry. (Tropical Strawberry and Vegan Chocolate do not have the vitamin and mineral ingredients added.)

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Warning:  Processed in a facility that also processes soy, peanuts, tree nuts, milk, egg, fish and shellfish.
This product should be used as a dietary supplement only. Those with medical concerns should consult their physician prior to using this or any other dietary supplement.

*To find the nutrition label for each Shakeology formula, visit www.Shakeology.com 

Information obtained from http://www.shakeology.com

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