Pre-loader

Sexual Health & the LGBTQ+ Community

Sexual Health & the LGBTQ+ Community

Posted by JADA BENDER

Let’s face it — traditional sources of information on sexual health were not designed with the LGBTQ+ community in mind. Still to this day there are sex ed programs that don’t even acknowledge the existence of LGBTQIA and nonbinary individuals. So in honor of Pride Month we want to have a real talk about safe sex practices and sexual health.  Did you know that queer people are more likely to experience illness, STIs, and even cancer that goes untreated? Between rampant misinformation and potential for discrimination — LGBTQ+ individuals are less likely to go to the doctor both when they’re...

What Does Pride Mean To You?

What Does Pride Mean To You?

Posted by JADA BENDER

Happy Pride Month from After Dark Essentials! Around here, we believe love is love and what you do in the bedroom (or bathroom, or closet, or hotel elevator, wherever) is between you and whomever you’re sharing that magical moment with. That’s why we’re hoping you take the time throughout the month of June to revel in all that you are ⁠— to be truly proud of your inner truth. There are a lot of ways to show that pride in today’s world. It comes in a variety of shades ⁠— a rainbow, if you will indulge us for a moment....

Is There Such A Thing As TOO Big?

Is There Such A Thing As TOO Big?

Posted by JADA BENDER

You always hear men either bragging about or worrying about the size of their member, but what happens when it’s too big? Is there such a thing? Believe it or not, women are often searching for answers about how to enjoy a partner that’s larger than average. Penetrative sex can become painful -- which can cause anxiety that puts a serious damper on libido. If you’re struggling to enjoy sex with your well-endowed partner there are ways to work around any issues of size. It just takes a little extra consideration. Let’s take a look at our top tips!  ...

Hemp And The Big O -- Is There A Connection?

Hemp And The Big O -- Is There A Connection?

Posted by JADA BENDER

Did you know that 75% of women don’t climax with intercourse alone and 15% never reach orgasm? Likewise most men will experience some amount of erectile dysfunction in their lifetime with about 52% of all men seeking a little medical assistance in the bedroom. There are a number of factors both physical and mental that contribute to the barriers that stand between you and the Big O. Let’s take a look at how Hemp has the potential to alleviate some of those issues.  While more research needs to be conducted in order for firm conclusions to be drawn -- a...

Personal lubricants have come out of the closet and into the bedroom.

Personal lubricants have come out of the closet and into the bedroom.

Posted by JAKE STEIN

Feel more, get into tighter places, try new things and have more fun  Let’s face it; good sex is magical. And just when you think it’s hard to improve on a good thing, think again.  Unleashed inhibitions and an excellent personal lubricant are all it takes for an enchanting night of slippery fun!  Quite simply, lube reduces friction and rubbing, letting you focus on more pleasurable sensations. Personal lubricants?  Isn’t my vagina wet enough?  Perhaps. But perhaps not.  1 out of 6 women aged 18-50 experience vaginal dryness during sex, and that figure increases to 1 out of 2 women...

8 Ways Hemp Can Make Your Sex Life Better

8 Ways Hemp Can Make Your Sex Life Better

Posted by JADA BENDER

Hemp and sex? That's right. There's more than a handful of ways that Hemp can improve you sex life. Learn how here.

Can Hemp Really Enhance Your Sex Life?

Can Hemp Really Enhance Your Sex Life?

Posted by JAKE STEIN

What does Hemp have to do with sex? Turns out, quite a bit. Learn how Hemp can enhance your sex life, naturally.

Hemp; The Science Behind Natural Pleasure and Relief

Hemp; The Science Behind Natural Pleasure and Relief

Posted by JAKE STEIN

Truth or myth? There are some wild claims about Hemp and what it can help. We're here to clear the air with real facts and studies on Hemp’s effect on pleasure.

Pre-loader