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Talia Bennick
5 Ways to Date Yourself (and Turn Yourself On!) in Sobriety/Sober Curiosity

5 Ways to Date Yourself (and Turn Yourself On!) in Sobriety/Sober Curiosity

By Tawny Lara (The Sober Sexpert)   Alcohol *literally* dulls our senses. While we may drink to take the edge off or mentally check out, alcohol often takes us out of our bodies, too. This means that the “drunk sex is better!!!” trope doesn’t always ring true. How great can sex be if you’re not *feeling* it to its full capacity?⁠ ⁠ Engaging in sober sex creates a new world of possibilities in the bedroom for many reasons, but for the sake of this piece, let’s focus on booze-free ~self-love~.  Love yourself. Literally. Now that the foggy haze of booze...

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Talia Bennick
What Is Dry January and How To Rock It In 2022

What Is Dry January and How To Rock It In 2022

The History of Dry January Dry January, an alcohol-free challenge from January 1st – 31st, officially started in 2013 by Alcohol Change UK. During that first year, four thousand people participated. Dr. Richard de Visser from the University of Sussex surveyed participants on the effects that a booze-less month had on their behavior and habits. Above all, he found that an alcohol-free month had lasting effects throughout the rest of the year. For example, 7 out 10 people drank less riskily than before participating in Dry January, and enjoyed a variety of health benefits. In the US, 1 in 5...

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Talia Bennick
CBD Oil vs. CBD Cocktails: Which works best for you?

CBD Oil vs. CBD Cocktails: Which works best for you?

CBD comes in so many forms these days. How do you choose what to take? Which is best for you? We take a look at two popular ways to take CBD, and the benefits of each. CBD oil vs CBD cocktails: the facts. What is CBD oil? CBD oil and CBD tinctures are oils which contain extract from the hemp plant. CBD stands for cannabidiol, and is used by many people as part of their wellness routine. CBD oils are usually dropped directly into the mouth, just a few drops once or twice a day. The first time I tried CBD...

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Talia Bennick
Why I Went Alcohol-free & 5 Reasons Why I Love It

Why I Went Alcohol-free & 5 Reasons Why I Love It

“Not drinking tonight?” “Are you pregnant?” “What do you have against fun?” All questions that have come up again and again for me during the last decade while holding a club soda instead of an alcoholic drink. I wasn’t eager to answer a single one. However, if any of these questions were reframed as: “What went into your decision to not drink alcohol today?” I would probably have felt better about sharing my personal journey. So, if you’re wondering why I started a non-alcoholic cocktail company, here’s my personal relationship with alcohol, and several bonus reasons why an alcohol-free life makes...

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