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Advent Calendar Day 23: Chakrubs Original Xaga

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by Chelsea

UPDATE: CONGRATS TO AIDA, OUR WINNER!

Welcome to the 23rd day of our 2016 Holiday Advent Calendar, where we’re giving away 30 prizes in 24 days, including many of our favorite toys! Every day, we’ll be posting a new contest and linking to it from the Holiday Advent Calendar main page, where you can also find more details and tips for how to win.

Today, we’re giving away a Chakrubs Original Xaga:

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The Original Xaga is a sturdy & thick Chakrub, suitable and pleasurable for intimate massage. When the energy of the crystal combines with your own sexual energy, expect your chakras to light up, your heart to open, and your body to become more sensitive to subtle sexual energy. Black Obsidian is regarded as a powerful protection stone that absorbs negative energy and helps to release mental stress and promote emotional well-being. An excellent stone to have around during times of mental or physical stress or bereavement, as it provides strength and support during difficult circumstances.

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Want to win? Here’s how: We’ve all had a pretty stressful 2016. What ways have you found to relax in these turbulent times? Share them with us and  tomorrow at 11:30am, we’ll pick our favorite and the person who submitted it will win!

U.S. residents only.

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25 Comments

  • John Patterson

    daily mastebatio

    ReplyDecember 23, 2016 at 11:15 am

  • Stargirl

    Self care: set aside time to do what makes you feel pampered and good, no matter how small. And not feeling guilty about it. I like to take a couple hours maybe twice a week to just hole up in my bathroom with my fave music, face masks, plushy robe, foot soak, hair treatments, etc… Treat yo self!

    ReplyDecember 23, 2016 at 11:32 am

  • EarthaKlitt

    Leaning more onto community has been crucial for survivng 2016 for me. Having close friends to send funny texts or tweets to, making home cooked meals with my partner, and taking time to appreciate & celebrate my chosen family makes dealing with day-to-day anxieties easier because they have kept me centered, supported, and energized throughout the year.

    ReplyDecember 23, 2016 at 11:49 am

  • Lucy

    Sex, of course!
    My partner and I had good ol’ “analog” (i.e. w/out toys) sex almost every day on finals week and the week after a certain presidential election, and I use my growing collection of beautiful high-quality body-safe toys to have sex with myself. Masturbating lets me be alone in solace and gets my endorphins up, and the partnered sex gives me and my partner a feeling of connection as well as the endorphins.

    ReplyDecember 23, 2016 at 12:05 pm

  • Gabriela herstik

    My favorite way to relax is through sex Magick and baths. If I’m feeling super stressed I run a bath and add lavender epsolm salt, oils, candles and crystals or whatever I need. I usually choose rose and lavender. I get it and just relax, usually listen to music like Chelsea Wolfe, or Grouper and just melt and imagine myself cleansing. I use my vibrator (from TPC!!) and as I orgasm i focus on what I want to let go of, or manifest, depending. I sometimes have wine or a book. But using self pleasure and nourishment, and adding the salt for grounding or cleansing, I always feel more grounded and comfortable once I get out! I’ve wanted a chakrub forever and I know this practice will be perfect for one.

    ReplyDecember 23, 2016 at 1:23 pm

  • Mike Miller

    To care for myself I like to take the time to get spiritual. I light my favorite candle or incense at the time, sit quitely, and really hone in on my emotions. If I’m up to a little soul searching, I whip out my tarot cards and delve deeper into my feelings. I find this process really grounds and comforts me.

    ReplyDecember 23, 2016 at 1:34 pm

  • Megan

    Allowing things to be as they are without trying to change the immediate environment. I’ve always been a bit of a control freak, & this is a lesson I’ve been learning recently. Rather than face the problem head on & react from the ego, taking time to meditate, read a good book, take a bath, masturbate, cleanse myself with sage, listen to a favorite album, etc… before reacting to the world has been a huge help for me. To remind myself how much my higher self loves me, & to set the intention to only project that same love on others. It’s easy to allow our minds to stress us out. But when I take a moment to take care of myself, my mind clears, and then I ask myself, “am I reacting to this, or stressing over this, out of fear, or out of love?” The answer becomes crystal clear. Always choose love over fear, and the stress goes away.

    ReplyDecember 23, 2016 at 1:49 pm

  • Kalliopeia

    Well, I’m Of The Gay, and engaging with the queer community is a big thing for me.

    (Note: this paragraph references specific 2016 stressors.) After Pulse, I really needed to be with the community, but I’d just graduated college (like, the morning before the shooting) and moved states, and thus lost my community. For me, going and finding a queer space to be with and mourn with was a huge act of self-care and protection. The day after the election, I spent a couple hours in a queer center, which was literally packed with as many people could physically be in the space and another couple in the doorway, sitting with my people, eating brownies and watching The Emperor’s New Groove. As one does.

    Even outside of big stressors, it’s something I need to do for myself on the semi-regular: go find a queer group/space and chill with them. It’s a thing I try to do for myself at least once a week. My people are my home, for me, and that’s something I miss if I don’t have it for a while.

    This… was probably a much more serious answer than you all wanted for this here dildo giveaway. Oh well. I’m totally unrepentant. *shrugs merrily*

    ReplyDecember 23, 2016 at 1:54 pm

  • Brittany Josephina

    Lots and lots and lots of crying helped me through difficult times. Maybe 30% of those cries were from laughing so hard I was weak. Another 30% came because my life was crashing down on me quite consistently. The next 30% came from giving myself permission to explore my sexuality deeper with myself and others. Helping myself release guilt attached to my sexuality. The lady 10% came randomly and for no reason at all. That’s honestly my secret. Crying has changed my life for the better. I’m so much more soft, free, relaxed, level headed, clear in thinking and just open to the unknown, change and even the mundane. I’m grateful. Cheers to no shame and no apologizing for simply existing. Xo

    ReplyDecember 23, 2016 at 2:12 pm

  • Rogeno

    Turn off the cell phones at home and communicate without any interruptions, make dinner together, drink a glass of wine or two, go for a hike, take a shower together and wash your loved ones hair, be spontaneous by going to a spa to get a couples massage, eat a box of dreamsicle popsicles while watching Netflix, and engage in therapeutic touch by cuddling the night away in each others arms are fantastic ways to de-stress.

    ReplyDecember 23, 2016 at 3:22 pm

  • Trix

    I always like old-school Muppet Show reruns. No matter how bad life gets, I know I don’t have to worry about turning into a chicken (thanks to an outbreak of cluckitis) while trying to plan Roger Miller’s show…

    ReplyDecember 23, 2016 at 4:11 pm

  • Alanna

    With all the stress of 2016, there have been a few major things that have kept me afloat. Spending time with my wonderful boyfriend and my two sweet cats always helps me feel happy and positive. What I’ve done this year that I haven’t in years past is to be more open about who I am, as being open and honest and comfortable with yourself allows those around you to relate to you and feel that they can trust you to listen and care. I have spent this year being more open about my sexuality, standing up for myself in the face of possibly being criticized for being bisexual and polyamorous. I’ve been paying a lot more attention to my own personal needs as well, making sure that I take breaks from my busy college workload and my jobs. I make sure I’m always eating what my body needs, getting enough sleep, spending time with friends, and focusing on what keeps me going: love. To me, love is the most important thing life has to offer, and having a special person I can dote on and spend time with and can open up to fully about my desires and fantasies drops my stress immensely. As a classical violinist, my stress levels can go pretty high with all the orchestras I have to prepare music for, but taking the time to play music I genuinely love melts the stress away. I’ve spent a major part of this year educating myself about sexual wellness, and discovering my passion for lingerie and sex toys, acquiring many lovely additions to my collection. One of my favorite things is to read reviews of sex toys and expand upon my ever-growing wishlist. One such company I’ve been interested in for a while now is Chakrubs, and I love the beautiful product line. A local shop now carries their products, so I’ve gotten to see some of them in person. This has truly been a confusing year, as it has been the worst in terms of the various events in the world and my personal life, but it has also been my best personal year since I’ve done things specifically to combat stress and take care of myself. I got out of an unhealthy relationship and into a loving, supportive, much better relationship, and my quality of life has greatly improved. When you take time to truly be who you are and tend to your needs, a stressful year can turn out to not be so bad after all.

    ReplyDecember 23, 2016 at 5:14 pm

  • Aida

    Light a candle, smoke something…legal and lay in bed with my cat bucket <3

    ReplyDecember 23, 2016 at 5:29 pm

  • Maya

    Honestly glitter is what gets me through it all. Usually glitter via bath bomb, because if I can see my skin covered in glitter, I can’t be sad. There’s something about being a sparkly mess that’s so perfect and spontaneous and makes me feel special and important and fancy enough to stay alive another day.

    ReplyDecember 23, 2016 at 8:58 pm

  • Jordyn

    When I feel like things aren’t going well I know others are thinking the same thing and I like to calm other around me down first. I like to give gifts I crochet a lot and that is therapeutic and I make everyone around me hats scarves gloves bags slippers and when they’re happy and cozy especially during the holidays it makes me happy too.

    ReplyDecember 23, 2016 at 9:02 pm

  • Jordyn

    You also can’t go wrong with a glass of wine and a hot bath truly the best option.

    ReplyDecember 23, 2016 at 9:02 pm

  • Sarah

    In the beginning of 2016 I was introduced to the ASMR community on YouTube. For as long as I can remember, I’ve experienced the “brain tingles” ASMR looks to induce and it was awesome to find hundreds of amazing videos tailored specifically to what I like in order to give me those brain tingles whenever I want them. Now, whenever I have a bad day I go home, turn off the lights, put in my head phones, and let those brain tingles come. Sometimes it lulls me into a peaceful nap and other times it just relaxes me enough to carry on with what I need to do for the day. I try to watch an ASMR video every night to relax me before I sleep so that I can drift into a restful sleep and I’ve found that the nights without ASMR, I usually wake up once or twice in the middle of the night. It really is an amazing way to calm myself whenever I feel I need it.

    ReplyDecember 23, 2016 at 9:25 pm

  • Aoife

    I’m not sure if I really handled the stresses of 2016 in the best ways. In the first half I definitely partied too much, worked a lot and didn’t take care of myself. Then in the second half I realized the toll that was taking on my body and metal health so I isolated myself a little and threw myself into school, and working out. Now that were about to go into 2017 I’m hopeful I can better balance work and pleasure. I hope to start going to yoga a lot more, because at one stage I went everyday for 2 months and felt amazing. Living in NYC it just really is difficult to find time for yourself, and to balance life. But 2016 was a 9 year in numerology and so it was a year of endings! meaning 2017 is a year 1 and a year of beginnings. Im ready to let go of bad habits, start fresh, and take what I’ve learned into the new cycle. Im sure a beautiful pleasure crystal would definitely help! Thanks for the giveaway, and happy holidays.

    ReplyDecember 23, 2016 at 9:32 pm

  • Valerie L

    I don’t have a way to relax, I am still stress.. my hands are not a good enough tool

    ReplyDecember 23, 2016 at 10:30 pm

  • John D

    Hot tub under the stars followed by a glass of wine or 2 in front of the fireplace.

    ReplyDecember 24, 2016 at 1:23 am

  • Karen Lissette

    I find peace in the details of my life. I find it in the warmth of day-to-day interactions, no matter how small. I find it in the jokes that make my day brighter, and my heart lighter. I find it when I’m completely alone in nature, grounding myself, taking in the therapeutic effect of the colors/sounds/animals that live in the wild/around me. This peace, I find simply in the company of my loved ones. Tarot. Crystals. Frankincense. Myrrh. Instrumentals. Soulection. Mudras. Meditation. New/Full Moon rituals. Situational Silver Linings. Coffee. Learning to love/appreciate/integrate, all aspects of myself completely.(physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually.) Lastly, being completely in tune with my higher self has saved me. As a result, I am love, I love myself, and all else. I am dedicated to being my best self; and because of this, I have saved myself from so much stress after learning to hold space/love for myself/as well as boundaries. Be the change you wish to see in the world, for nothing real, can ever be threatened. ❤️

    ReplyDecember 24, 2016 at 2:54 am

  • Marie

    Something I’ve found to be a fun way to relax and get all the stress out is hanging out with my more sexually open friends, writing NSFW lyrics to popular songs, and having a karaoke night party. Instead of singing with a microphone, we’re holding a Hitachi Magic Wand Rechargeable and singing the crazy tunes into that. We even make NSFW food for the night: would you believe there is penis shaped pasta macaroni! And sometimes we’ll try our hand at decorating sugar cookies, seeing who is the best vulva artist. All the crazy dancing and singing such inappropriate lyrics creates a lot of laughter and fun that makes us all forget for a while about being stressed out.

    ReplyDecember 24, 2016 at 5:42 am

  • Ron

    Turn off all electronics leaving complete silence. I then do transcdental meditatation to relax and slow down my heart rate and regulate my emotions. It also lowers my blood pressure but also increases my immune system to fight off ailments. The process of TM also has made me more relaxed, happy and focused throughout the day

    ReplyDecember 24, 2016 at 7:10 am

  • Bea

    What’s different about the stress in recent months is that I feel no control over the things that are upsetting me. I’m up against huge structures with very little likelihood of making an impact. As a result, my self care strategies are really focused on making myself feel in control and capable. Some of this means engaging in activist work, but when I finally *need* to wind down–because burn out is the last thing I need right now–my focus has shifted from feeling safe to feeling in control. One thing I’m in control of is my appearance/presentation. I’ve been playing with my gender presentation for a while now, and on my bad days I spend a lot of intentional time on it. It doesn’t hurt that a binder feels like a big hug either 🙂

    ReplyDecember 24, 2016 at 7:39 am

  • Felix

    My favorite way to relax these days is to come home, sit on the couch, pull a blanket over my legs, grab a book, and pet the cat. I highly recommend it! As a bonus, I am making progress on these excellent books. Currently reading “More Than Two” 🙂

    ReplyDecember 24, 2016 at 8:36 am

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