A three-day weekend is probably sounding good for many of us; Labor Day Weekend always falls at the beginning of, well, fall, but the last two years have been more stressful than ever. (See: pandemic, coronavirus, racial injustice, etc. etc.)
An extra 24 hours means we can have a little vacation, or staycation, without leaving home—and no staycation is complete without a good bit of sex and pleasure, whether it’s partnered or solo. After all, orgasms and masturbation have dozens of health benefits for our overall sexual wellness, including boosted immunity (hello pandemic), increased positive body image, and even headache relief.
To celebrate Labor Day Weekend and some extra me, or we, time, we’ve curated 6 sexy, luxurious pleasure activities you can take part in without packing a bag. But don't worry - many of these ideas work any time of year, whether it's Labor Day, Memorial Day, or another long weekend holiday.
At Lora DiCarlo it feels like we’re always preaching about prioritizing pleasure and sexual wellness over orgasm. So it’s no surprise we’re dying to try karezza, a play on the Italian phrase for “caress".
Karezza puts touch and connection first, valuing slow, caressing movements and deep intimacy over orgasm. Karezza is about creating a nourishing, safe, connected space. While orgasm isn’t the sole goal, it can ironically be easier during this style of sex since you’re actually giving your body time to build up pleasurable sensations, explore and touch yourself and your partner intimately and intentionally.
Karezza can be great for long-term partners who want to switch it up or may have gotten used to the same thing over and over. Well-beaten paths are familiar, but they get dull, and orgasm fatigue is real. Labor Day Weekend means you have all the time in the world to touch, kiss, caress and enjoy.
Don't confuse the practice of karezza with our unique clitoral stimulator, Carezza, featuring PercussionTouch™ technology. Both are great, but very different!
Sex ed—where students get the joy of watching their teacher put a condom on a banana. Not super instructive or helpful most of the time. And as we, those students, have gotten older, how many of us can truly say we’ve given ourselves a better sex education?
If middle school sex ed is the majority of your sexual education we understand, but it’s time to upgrade. Take the weekend to truly learn about anatomy and pleasure, because it benefits you in masturbation or partnered sex.
We highly recommend “She Comes First”, an encyclopedic but very readable volume dedicated to the art of cunnilingus. Many describe Ian Kerner’s book as a must-have for men, but it’s great for LGBTQ couples, too. And if you have a vulva, it’ll change the way you masturbate. It’s not the only book about pleasure, but it’s a good place to start.
Check your local library, too; many times sex-ed books are available for checkout. If your local library uses an app like Libby, even better. You can check out and read the book right on your phone.
If that isn’t an option, you can always check out our own in-depth health guides with information on blended orgasms, the clitoris, a healthy vagina, and more. Many of our articles feature our own original research and are designed to increase your sexual wellness and empowerment!
New Toy Time
Yeah, we’ll cop to it—we still get excited about new toys, even as adults. With blended orgasms served up by Osé 2, honestly, how could we not?
If you’re new to sex toys, a long weekend is the perfect time to try out something new. It can take time to learn a new toy and get comfy, but when you do the payoff is orgasmic.
We’d invite you to consider one of our own lineup. After all, we create toys for people with vulvas that honors each person’s unique anatomy. If it’s G-spot stimulation you crave, Onda may be the right fit. Onda uses the same “come hither” motion a partner’s finger would to stimulate the G-spot, and the intensity is in your control for the perfect experience.
If you’re all about the clitoris, Baci is ready to serve up some airflow technology that mimics a lover’s tongue and stimulates the entire clitoral bulb. It delivers strong, powerful clitoral orgasms.
Can’t decide? Osé 2 was created to deliver powerful, leg-shaking blended orgasms, no vibration required. The hands-free toy can be adjusted to fit your anatomy and stimulates both pleasure zones at the same time.
You may need more than a long weekend to get your fill of these—better get started right away.
The great outdoors awaits, and not for long. As autumn makes the air a little more chilly, our outdoor activity list gets more and more limited.
If you’re feeling truly experimental or just want to connect with nature on a deeper level, consider doing the deed with your partner, or with yourself, outside. The thrill and calm of being outdoors combines in a truly unique way—but don’t forget a towel and some bug spray. We don’t want you getting poison oak or a bug bite in an uncomfy place.
Sure, reading new sex tips is great, but what about literature to put you in the mood? And what about hearing sultry voices deliver steamy lines from kinky, erotic novels? Sounds right up our alley. Audible has a list of sexy audiobooks you can try, and sites like LoveReading are dedicated to the genre. This is another great way to safely explore desires, kinks and fantasies without commitment! Great for partner play to get you in the mood, or as imagination fodder for solo play time.
Sex-fast In Bed
In the spirit of laziness and luxury, consider combining two of our favorite things: morning sex and breakfast in bed. If you truly want to feel like you’re at a top-tier resort make yourself, or your partner, a delicious and nutritious breakfast to enjoy in bed
Then serve dessert. And we don’t mean food. It’s a great way to relax, play hooky, and change up your sex or masturbation routine.
We hope you’ll find at least one way to make your Labor Day long weekend a rousing success. It wouldn’t be a vacation without a little erotic activity, after all. So take some real time to reconnect with your own body or with your partner. You won’t regret it!