5 crazy things people are doing to improve their sex lives

Male who is about to engage in BDSM roleplaying
Male who is about to engage in BDSM roleplaying
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Most people are reluctant to talk about sex but it seems many are interested in it - after all South Africa is among the top 20 countries in world when it comes to visiting Pornhub according to TimesLive. It was in tie second place with Brazil for the number of women visiting.

And if the “enlarge your appendage” adverts we see plastered everywhere, and all those men’s health commercials on TV are anything to go by, it seems many South Africans are anxious to improve their sex lives.

What’s more, some of them are willing to go to, ummm, great lengths, to have the sex lives of their dreams. Here are some of them:

Vagina and penis shots

A procedure called “platelet rich plasma sexual rejuvenation”, offered by Johannesburg medical aesthetic centre Anti-Aging Art, promises to transform your love life. For this, your own activated blood is injected into your vagina or penis.

According to Dr Reza Mia, the v-shot can enhance clitoral orgasms; increase arousal and lubrication and vaginal tightness. The benefits of the p-shot are apparently “longer, firmer and more sustainable erections” and “proven penis enlargement”.

Mia even promises the latter procedure is painless. “I watch the man’s face, obviously, because I want to know if it’s sore. They don’t tend to squirm or anything. They are fine.”

Toys

Butt plug with a bushy tail on a white background. Adult toy
Butt plug with a bushy tail on a white background. Adult toy
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Sex toys are pretty run of the mill these days - you probably use them or know someone who does. But not all sex toys are created equal – some are truly eyebrow raising. Take butt plugs. They are exactly as their name suggests - you put them in your anus and, according to those in the know,the sensation is very pleasing.

The Prince’s Wand gives those with penises the option to stick it up their “pee hole”. Why? Who knows!

A fun toy we like the sound of is the OhMiBod Vibrator, which syncs to a music playlist and, well, is a multitask stimulator.

This year, we can look forward to the release of the Osé, which its creators boast “mimics all of the sensations of a human mouth, tongue and fingers” to feel “just like a real partner”. Yep!

Supplements

These are not something you have to call a number found on a dodgy pamphlet to get hold of- even pharmacy retailers, such as Clicks, stock them. There is an even more astounding number of them available online.

Among them are products such as Imbiza, a herbal pill for men made “to enhance virility and boost energy”, according to the blurb. Max Performer is another and has ingredients such as horny goat weed, which can apparently increase blood circulation and testosterone levels while also improving nerve stimulation.

We can’t say a doctor has approved any of these. In fact, many of the supplements available have not gone through the necessary rigorous medical testing. The US Food and Drug Administration has issued many a warning about the side effects of ingesting such supplements in the name of virility. You might get a hard-on but is the potential heart attack worth it?

Dolls

The first italian sex-doll brothel opened in Turin in September 2018.
The first italian sex-doll brothel opened in Turin in September 2018.
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Sex dolls have been around for decades but they have changed with the times. They have got more lifelike, from their weight to the sounds they are able to make. Realbotix’s Harmony doll even comes with a self-lubricating vagina and incorporates AI “designed to identify with its users’ interests and preferences”.

Dolls have even infiltrated brothels. The UK and Canada are among the countries which host such brothels but none exist yet in South Africa, that we know of, so that little fetish will have to wait.

Or you can just buy your own. It seems South Africans are not put off by the price tags on sex dolls, which Luvland adult store operations manager, Patrick Meyer told City Press can start from R16 000.

Clubs

Are you open-minded enough to watch your significant other have sex with someone else? Well, that’s what gets some people going and it’s why swingers clubs, such as Club Rome and Club Poizen, exist. Pharaohs Private Fantasy Club in Johannesburg apparently even offers home-cooked food for those who need a pick-me-up after playing around with other adults.

In a 2018 interview with Sowetan magazine, musician Moonchild Sanelly also said she wants to open up her own nude club, which will give patrons a safe space to get it on. “Because we all have sex, we all love it and why are we scared?” Well it would seem there are many people in the world who are not scared to explore the weird world of sex.

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