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Sex is best had at 7.30am!

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.

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Dark COVID-19 cloud engulf Festive gigs

23rd November 2020
Festive season to be punctuated by social distancing.

With Government tightening the noose around public areas through the State of Public Emergency tool, it is very unlikely that there could be celebrations this festive season.

Just this week Government, through the Government Gazette announced that hawkers will not be allowed to go inside parked buses to sell their goods; while at the same time buses will only be allowed to enter the bus rank to pick and drop.

This move is further instructive to the entertainment or creative industry that things are far from being let loose to allow for staging of festivals and gigs.

As the year comes to an end, artists normally anticipate increased rate of bookings inside and outside the country. This looks set not to be the case this year as the spread of COVID-19 remains a threat and Botswana is still under the State of Public Emergency.

As things stand large shows that attract multitudes are prohibited, as per the Emergency Regulations signed by President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi. This is the period when events such as Born & Raised, Gaabo Motho and many more normally have their bread buttered.

When COVID-19 reached Botswana shores in February other big events such as The Hamptons, Gaborone International Music & Culture week (GIMC), African Attire on Fleek, Soul Fill Up with Franco and many more who were anticipating a great return were forced to cancel due to covid-19 restrictions.

Indications point to a Christmas and New Year that would be dominated by law enforcement officers patrolling the streets to ensure adherence to social distancing. Big music industry players like Vee Mampeezy can only hope that their industry will be opened – but this end does not appear in sight.

The popular musician recently spoke to this reporter and confirmed that he is running at a loss, “usually at this time of the year I am usually fully booked,” he said.“Obviously we are affected. We are only hoping that the government will open. We believe they will open.

This year, it is very rough, we are only getting bookings there and there by people who are doing events. I have lost too much money this season. A lot of it,” said Vee Mampeezy.As for Maxy, the songstress is not sure how things are coming up this festive season but she is positive that something is in the pipeline for her.

“I really don’t know; but as for me it’s been better for I have been getting a few corporate gigs there and there due to my corporate market clientele. As for what I’m planning, only time will tell depending on the COVID-19 rules and what is presented on the table for me because I don’t do nor organise my own gigs but I only take bookings from paying event organisers,” she said.

Amidst positive news on vaccine developments and successful trials, the coronavirus is surging in Europe with some countries announcing partial lockdowns to control the spread. On the 16th November 2020, through his formal missive noted that COVID-19 remains a concern in the country as infections continue rising. “As of 11th November 2020, Botswana had recorded 9103 cases.”

So far 30 people have died due to complications linked to COVID-19. Most of the deaths have been recorded in the Greater Gaborone area with the COVID-19 task team analysis depicting that Botswana records one death for every 250 positive cases detected.

Botswana currently has 837 active cases and 6801 recoveries.

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Beauty Tips Skin Prep- The key to flawless make up

23rd November 2020
BEAUTY TIPS-skin prep- the key to flawless make up. PICTURE SOURCE(LUX MAGAZINE, 2020)

PICTURE SOURCE(LUX MAGAZINE, 2020)

BY:MAUNGO MASIAPETO
Have you been drooling over stunning make up looks posted by models, artists and influencers on social media? Have you tried to copy their looks, used the products advertised on their post, but your make up isn’t the same as theirs?

Here is the thing, you can devote hours blending out your foundation, crafting a flawless eye shadow look and mastering the perfect dewy highlight but your makeup will only be as good as its base. What do I mean by that? Well, prepping your skin correctly can make a world of a difference when it comes to applying your makeup.

Follow these steps for a flawless skin prep routine:

Step1: Cleansing has so many benefits for the skin. Not only does regular cleansing help retain pore size, but it also aids to create supple-looking and healthy skin. If you have oily skin, perhaps try the double cleansing trend as this can prevent the production of excess oils. For the best makeup application, cleanse in the remove any toxins built up from the night.

Step 2: Exfoliate, alongside your morning cleanse, it is vital to also exfoliate your skin. Not only will this get rid of any dead skin cells on the surface of your skin, but it will clear the skin of any accumulating sweat, bacteria and dirt. Alongside providing the ultimate smooth base for makeup application, it will help to minimise your pores for flawless looking makeup.

Step 3: Toner is the intermediate step, but it is a step that should not be overlooked. It is a great addition to your skincare routine because it prevents ingrown hairs, refreshes the skin and shrinks pores. For maximum hydration to the skin, toner should be applied after cleansing and before moisturising. Hydrated skin will result in a smooth, plump complexion, and therefore better-looking makeup.

Step 4: Moisturize, Lightly massaging your skin with a moisturizer will hydrate your skin, improve blood circulation and brighten it instantly. Choose a moisturizer that works well for your skin type, anything that does not absorb well or isn’t too hydrating for your skin is of no use. Opt for oil-free moisturizers such as the Ponds Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturizer for oily skin. Dry skin should be moisturized with cream or oil-based moisturizers such as the Simple Kind To Skin Replenishing Rich Moisturizer.

Step 5: lip prep If you have ever applied lipstick on dry, chapped lips, you have probably noticed your lipstick flaking off. To combat this, use a lip scrub to ensure the best lipstick results and to get rid of any dry skin. An added benefit to using a lip scrub is that it prevents any discolouration on your lips, so you look your best makeup- free too. Be sure to use a lip balm immediately after to keep your lips soft and supple

Step 6: Prime, It is rare that your skin will always look flawless. Naturally, we all occasionally get acne, enlarged pores and imperfections. However, a primer can really help to provide a good base for your makeup. Primers fill in the pores on the skin, smooth out blemishes and provide a natural glow to the skin. Not only do they help to prevent your makeup sliding off your face, but there is now a primer for almost every skin condition. For example, if you have uneven pigmentation in your skin, you can opt for a colour correcting primer whereas if you suffer mainly from enlarged pores, try a blurring prime.

Now that you’ve let your primer sink into the skin, you’re ready to proceed with foundation. If you would like a rundown of how to get the best make up tips let me know! Go checkout a few detailed classes on our social media pages

@MKM make up. Stay glowy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The return of My African Dream

20th November 2020
My African dream

The country’s then popular eponymous talent search show My African Dream MAD is officially back. My African Dream is popularly known for scouting talent and cultivating it to be something of great worth in the entertainment sector. The show has produced today’s prominent artists such as the notorious ATI, DJ Guyvos as well as Amanandos amongst others.

That was before the dream shuttered because the talent show has been off BTV screens for years now. Reasons for this miserable reality are still not known even up to this day. Anyway, the new virtual edition of My African Dream was launched this week at the Riverwalk Mall Courtyard.

Riverwalk Mall is famously known for birthing My African Dream back in the days. The shopping complex used the idea as a way of promoting itself, as it was relatively new in the capital city, so this was a needed shot in the arm.

The revived My African Dream 2020 shall scour the country virtually. This is obviously because of the devastating COVID-19 pandemic that had shattered the entire world. The digital submissions will be made on the My African Dream website and sorted following which the public will be invited to vote for the Top 16 finalists.

According to the My African Dream team leader, Losika Seboni, the nationwide talent search show has had a great impact in the growth of the arts and entertainment sector in Botswana. He says this is a platform that gave many aspiring creatives and artists a chance to explore their talents, abilities and aspirations.

“My African Dream has been geared towards the cultivation of arts through music, dance and performance. Since 1996, My African Dream has given thousands of Batswana youth the platform to express themselves through the arts and has had success in the form of national icons such as ATI, Han C, Samantha Mogwe, Rosemary as well as Marang.

In order to dig up more young talent, Seboni indicated that they saw it critical to bring back to life the talent search, with the help of partners that subsidized finances and technical aspects of the show, that is anticipated to bring flair, fair adjudicating, lights and red carpet event.

A local communications operator Mascom boosted the talent show with P350 000, as a way of encouraging the growth of arts and entertainment sector in the country. I must say this is a creditable gesture coming from Mascom. The arts and entertainment sector has been gravely hit by the Corona-virus blight, and having corporates and private companies coming to the party to succor the sector, is really a remarkable participation.

The organizers told Weekendlife that they will be opening up for submissions this week. Because now the world is moving towards a digital space, interested parties have been urged to record their audition and submission on the MAD official Facebook page, or alternatively the website.

Clearly not a stranger to the spotlight, the bubbly Peelo Mookodi was announced as the host of My African Dream 2020. She was a firm fan favorite on Sabc 3’s Presenter Search and week after week her fan base just kept on growing.  Whereas most people would shy away from the kind of scrutiny that comes with being any sort of host (Family functions included) she dazzles with a confidence that’s somewhere between God given and self-taught & mastered

Before she was on SABC, interviewing South Africa’s power socialites, personalities and trendsetters both on red carpet and live on TV such as David Tlale and Somizi, the young woman sharpened her teeth in the Botswana entertainment industry, hosting a lifestyle show on BTV.

Not only that, she was crowned the first ever Miss Africa Botswana and was set to represent Botswana at the continental Miss Africa pageant when an unfortunate clash of victories occurred. During her reign as Miss Africa BW she participated in another pageant and was crowned 1st Princess, which was apparently contrary to her agreement with the Miss Africa pageant organizers.

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