Are you a fan of morning sex? Want to kick start your day feeling healthy and positive? Perhaps you feel it’s when you’re the most energetic or you just like having sex at that time of the day. You are in for some good news and scientific backing.
Just look no further than the bedroom. A recent survey revealed that the best time to enjoy intimacy is early morning or at 7.30am, to be precise. So, shuffle around your workout or running schedule, and start your day with some intimate time with your partner. Apparently, adults who make love first thing in the morning apparently not only feel more upbeat for the rest if the day, but also benefit from a stringer immune system. The study suggests that adults who begin their day this way are healthier and happier than those who simply opt for a cup of tea and some toast before heading out of the door. Not only does it make them less likely to catch a cold or flu, it can also improve the quality of their hair, skin and nails.
‘’having sex in the morning releases the feel-good chemical oxytocin, which makes couples feel loving and bonded all day long. It makes you stronger and more beautiful too: morning sex can strengthen your immune system for the day by enhancing your levels of IgA, an antibody that protects against infection’’ an American research scientist and sex advice columnist said
Morning sex also releases chemicals that boost levels of oestrogen, which improves the tone and texture of your skin and hair. Other studies suggest that the benefits of morning sex do not end there. A study at Queens University found that having sex three times a week could halve the risk of heart attack or stroke. Research also revealed that men who kept up a regular sex life in their 50s were also at lower risk of developing prostate cancer.
Researchers worked out the optimum time to do popular activities, and suggested that sex is best done first thing in the morning because energy levels are highest, and the hormones that make us feel good throughout the day are surging. This has been hailed as perquisite for making love. The study asserted that sex is best around 45 minutes after you wake up. It showed that both genders are at peak stamina levels after a good night’s rest.
Male testosterone levels peak in the morning, meaning they last longer in bed. Additionally, the rush of endorphins sparked by sex lowers your blood pressure and stress levels and makes you feel upbeat for the rest of the day. So find some time for a quick shower, though, before you set a more romantic mood. Researchers said this time is also perfect as couples are most likely to reach orgasm.
A recent study published in the British Medical Journal found that sunlight boosts testosterone by stimulating the hypothalamus- part of the brain responsible for hormones. ‘’our body clock dictates our circadian rhythms which govern our mood and energy levels’’ the researchers added. Even before a man has opened his eyes in the morning, his level of testosterone is at its peak- between 25 per cent to 50 per cent more than at any other time of the day.
‘’the raised levels in the morning mean most men will wake up two to three times a week with erections. As the day goes on, men will keep steadily making testosterone as the hormone is also needed to trigger muscle growth and sperm production’’ researchers said. However, men and women want sex at completely different times of the day. According to a new survey, women like to get intimate with their partners at 11.21 pm, right before going to sleep, whereas men usually like to get frisky in the morning, at 730 am,, to be exact. The survey conducted by a sex toy brand Lovehoney examined 2.3 thousand people and observed that 78 per cent of men and 69 per cent of women desire sex at different times of the day.
The research found that 28 per cent of men want to go between the sheets in the morning between 6 am and 9 am, making 7.30 am as the most popular time, but only 11 per cent of women want to have sex in the morning as ideally women’s desire levels rise through the day and reach their peak between 11 pm and 2 am; interestingly though, evenings are appropriate for only 16 per cent of men.
Co-owner of Lovehoney said that different sex drives have been observed between men and women, but most people tend to find sexual happiness in the end with a partner with similar needs. Ok in other news, we keep hearing marriage jokes at family gatherings parties, on Whatsapp, basically everywhere. But for a moment let’s talk about one of the things where marriage trumps the rest- married sex!
Married sex means that you get the sex without going through the painful process of overpriced drinks, cheesy pick-up lines and high heels. In other words, all those on dating or hook-up apps should be jealous of married couples and their sex lives! First of all, expert knowledge on each other’s bodies. You know where your hands should go and where they shouldn’t. Your better half knows what you prefer in bed, and what you’d rather avoid.
Also, scheduled sex. Expert knowledge about each other also means that you can schedule when you want to have sex even at the last minute and actually do it. A quickie when you feel like it lets you get intimate and at the same time not waste a full 45 minutes for the act, especially when you need to get up early for office the next morning! Sex right after the matinee show on Sunday? Done! Don’t be late!
There is no need to be afraid again while having sex! Trying and miserably failing at a new sex position or farting by mistake during all that twisting and turning can be a secret joke between the both of you for the next few weeks. One of the best things about married sex? You would not be thinking does he or she really like me? Will they call back? Should I leave in the morning? And oh, married sex is actually the time you get to say goodbye o herpes, crabs and other deadly and familiar venereal diseases.
One other thing great about married sex is arriving on time. We are not saying this will happen every time, but at least the more you sleep with your partner, you get better at recognizing each other’s timing and pace and hence you orgasm together more often. Also, you keep getting better. Don’t they say practice makes perfect? Well, then you can certainly get better since you are having sex with the same person.
The annual prestigious music awards, African Muzik Magazine Awards and Music Festival (AFRIMMA), has resumed this year. But this time around with a virtual version of it.
The awards that celebrate the originality of African music has unveiled their seventh edition. The awards seek to promote the African talent by bringing together on the same stage African legendary artists to celebrate African culture.
The event was established by the International Committee of AFRIMMA, in collaboration with African Union to reward and celebrate musical works, talents and creativity around the African continent while promoting the African cultural heritage amongst African countries.
However after the Covid-19 global pandemic, the event will not be hosted on a live global stage, but it will be hosted virtually and nominees are expected to deliver their performances virtually. The AFRIMMA Virtual Awards 2020 is set to be the first of its kind in the African music world with performances coming from different artists around the world and audience catching the performances, speeches and award presentations on multiple streaming devices.
Amongst the many who are nominated by the AFRIMMAs is local sensation Vee Mampeezy who has been nominated in the category for Best Male Southern African alongside music giants, Black Coffee- South Africa, Slap Dee – Zambia, Cassper Nyovest- South Africa, Master KG- South Africa, Jah Prayzah – Zimbabwe, Vee Mampeezy – Botswana, Shyn – Madagascar, Tshego- South Africa, Tha Dogg – Namibia and Yanga Chief – South Africa.
Mampeezy has established with WeekendLife that prior to that, he had received an email from AFRIMMA confirming his nomination. They wished for him to perform which he said he will confirm the performance first with his manager, but as for now he is not sure if he will be performing.
“We have accepted the nomination. It is such an honour to be nominated alongside music giants like Black Coffee. I am very excited, others I am not as excited to be nominated alongside them because I have been nominated before with them. I do not mean to say they are not great, they are great in their respective right,” he said.
“We should be excited as a country that Botswana has been nominated as well. Before anything else, the fact that we are there as nominees makes us winners. It is such an honour to be recognised more so that Botswana is a small country with a very small population.”
Famous and most decorated artists the likes of Diamond Platnumz, Mr Flavour, Harmonize, Davido and Jah Prayzah are also amongst the nominees. However, South African based artist affectionately known as Master KG has been nominated six times for Video of the year, Best Male Southern Africa, Artist of the year, Best Collaboration as well as song of the year.
Master KG’s song ‘Jerusalem’ has been making waves internationally, and it was used mostly during the pandemic to shake off the Covid-19 anxiety. The song was nominated after South African Music Awards (SAMA) failed to nominate the young talented artist.
The Queen does this through school tours, tree planting activities, street campaigns, coastal clean ups, speaking engagements, shopping mall tours, media guesting, environmental fairs, storytelling programs to children, eco-fashion shows, and other environmental activities.
Even though this auspicious year has been faulted by the COVID-19 crisis, Miss Earth Botswana 2020 Seneo Perry has seen this as a chance to fix her crown, and get dirty in conserving the environment. This is highly impressive as it expresses how dedicated she is not only in wearing the crown, but putting in some work to create a better greener world.
Perry is a Botswana based environmentalist, equipped with a degree in Entrepreneurial Business Leadership from Sheffield Hallam University (BAC) and a top 5 finalist in Miss Earth Botswana 2019. As an eco-warrior at heart, she has dedicated her time and energy towards educating and empowering the next generation on the importance of preservation and careful management of the environment and natural resources (a clean and safe environment.)
Miss Earth Botswana will be hosting SOS Children for a film documentary dubbed “Into the Okavango” on Saturday 19th September, in Tlokweng. This initiative is influenced by National Vision 2036 Pillar of National Values which is our identity, our unique natural and cultural resources, tolerance of diversity as well as national values constitute a value preposition that makes Botswana a place to live, work and do business.
In an exclusive interview with WeekendLife, Perry’s Manager, Shimah Keakopa, said the purpose of this event is to encourage the children to open up their minds a bit more to think outside the box as they are about to choose their career paths and what more they can offer to their country as upcoming young leaders.
“This event is held under the theme ‘‘Botswana will have healthy ecosystems that support the economy, livelihoods and our cultural heritage as well as enhance resilience to climate change’’. We strive to help young children grow up knowing their purpose in life and what they actually do in achieving their ambitions.”
For her part, the queen said since 2013, conservation topics have always attracted her interests towards achieving a clean and safe environment for the benefit of humanity. She said “Botswana relies heavily on the tourism industry as it contributes 7 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Our tourism industry has been characterized as more of a fauna and flora type, which is the great attraction to local and international tourists.”
“Therefore it is imperative that we conserve and continuously engage in environmental issues, to preserve our untouchable pristine wilderness. Furthermore people who live closest to natural resources generally absorb the greatest cost associated with conservation,” she said.
Perry told WeekendLife that a lot still needs to be done to ensure everybody is of one mind in an effort dedicated towards environmental conservation, which not only benefits the flora and fauna but the economy as well through activities such as agriculture and tourism.
“In Botswana, there still not enough policies (some outdated) and public awareness towards environmental conservation, especially the collective effort that should exist between government, private sector and Non- Governmental Organisations (NGOs).
Whereas members of the general public do not have adequate access to the information on the importance of environmental conservation and this results in them being unaware of the best practices and standards in environmental conservation,” she said.
When she is not impressing at beauty pageants, Perry is a Managing Director of “Restoring the Prime Colour of the Earth” a charitable organization established in 2019 with the objective to educate both young and old people the importance of keeping a clean and safe environment and to restore the breath-taking landmarks in Botswana.
Known for her stellar designs, and showing her sartorial prowess on renowned stages internationally, Delayna Scott has introduced an astonishing summer and spring wear together with an exquisite swim wear line for women.
Her sizzling collection comes at a time when people are embracing spring, as well as welcoming summer in style especially after coming out of back to back lockdowns.
After putting together a range of collections for both swim wear and spring wear, Scott employed former beauty queens to showcase her work on her social media pages.
“I had my selection process for the models for the swimsuit shoot collection. I wanted to engage beauty queens only so I used Judith Kgwadi -Miss Teen Universe Botswana 2013 and 2nd Princess Miss Teen Universe, held in Nicaragua South America. I also engaged Peelo Mookodi, Miss Africa Botswana 2015 and Michelle Gaokgethelwe, Miss FNB 2016/2017 and Miss Consumer Fair 2017/2018,” said Scott.
When quizzed about the size range, she highlighted that she caters for just about any size. Scott always wanted to leave an in print of a swimsuit collection which she finally put together and impressed by it. The collections will all be pre ordered only
“Well summer is upon us. So I figured why not cater for the heat that’s to come but besides that I’ve always wanted to do a swimsuit collection with my brand on the fabric. When I create collections for shows I always design one or two swimsuits to open the show but this time I figured I should just create a collection of swimsuits with bucket hats and head scarfs to match,” she said.
Adding to her swim suit collection is a dose of spring summer collections for a switch of seasons to add to your wardrobe collection.
“My spring summer collection is very special to me. It’s very Caribbean particularly the colour selection. It’s more of an easy, comfort collection all of the pieces can be worn day and night. For this collection I engaged two stylist Loago Bogopa and Tshire Bagwasi and we sourced accessories from Kefilwe Sianga of the fashion hook up and also Topznthangz,” she said.
“I was going for editorial looks so I did makeup by Chedza. She did the minimal makeup with a pop of colour on the eyes and Art by Shalom did the magic on photography with the stunning ladies super model Thanolo Keutlwile and Digital Content Creator Fifi Mathambo. Amazingly the feedback so far is great and quite overwhelming I must say.”
Trending this season
“Slip dresses, maxi dresses, prints and definitely bright colours basically everything in my collection is currently trending. A slip dress, accessorized well can definitely make a statement,” said Scott.
About Delayna Scott
Delayna Scott over the years has participated in several shows including, the inaugural Botswana fashion week 2011 (overall winner), Colour in the desert 2012, Masa fashion show 2017/2018 /2019. International shows she showcased at Malawi fashion week 2017, New York fashion week 2018 and Cannes film festival in France 2019.
Delayna Scott gowns have been showcased on world stage at Fiji, Russia, Indonesia, Nicaragua) by Botswana contestants at Miss World, Miss Universe, Miss Teen Universe and Miss World supermodel some contestants holding titles of winners , runners up and best evening gowns .
Scott was the designer of choice to dress lead actress Sylvia Pouget, of the movie Noni Le Fruit at the 2019 Cannes film festival red carpet. The same year also saw her as a designer of choice for French actress Eloise Valli’s red carpet appearance at the Cannes film festival.