Val Thorens: Perfect for Off Piste Powder Hounds

When it comes to skiing destinations, Val Thorens comes out on top – literally. Famous for being the highest ski resort in Europe, it’s a favourite amongst seasoned experts who know full well that the higher the altitude the better the powder. While the lofty location not only offers sensational mountain views, which can be enjoyed from the terrace of your beautiful catered chalet, Val Thorens also boasts some of the best off piste runs in the three valleys region.
Although there are a multitude of off piste options for every level, from beginners to the seriously advanced, those looking for an adventure off the beaten track do so with an experienced guide and with the correct gear. When venturing into nature, you need to be prepared for all situations; carrying a transceiver (and spare batteries), a shovel, a probe, map and compass, First Aid Kit and a survival bag/blanket will ensure that you’re ready for any outcome.

So, with helmets on and boots clipped in it’s time to take to the slopes!

Lac du Lou

This is the resort’s best known run for thrill seekers, involving a 1400m vertical descent. There are two main routes down to the frozen glassy lake, starting from the Cime de Caron or from the top of Boismint.

From Cime de Caron

This is a good off-piste option for the advanced but not total expert powder hound as it’s quite well known. You’ll begin at the top and head towards the Vallon du Lou where you’ll come across a yellow sign marking the start of your off-trail journey. There is a nice variety of slopes to tackle as you make your way down the valley, until you reach the stream, which will lead you across a flat section. You’ll discover the lake from a higher level. Once you’ve reached the mirror-like surface, you’ll be able to take in the beauty of the Mont du Chat (the cat’s ears) as you turn to look back up at the Vallon du Lou.

From Boismint

This shorter route starts at a lower elevation, but don’t be fooled into thinking that it’s for the fainthearted. Its slopes are steeper than the Caron and there are no flat sections. But an afternoon session with the warm sunlight shining on the snow is a beautiful sight to see from its west facing hills.

Pierre Lory

Starting at the highest point reached by any chair in the Three Valleys, you’ll make your wary to the wide valley, traversing some pretty steep slopes on your way. From this point you’ll be able to see Col Pierre Lory, which gives its name to this itinerary. This is a fun route as most of the terrain is fairly flat with excellent snow cover, making for a smooth journey down.

With such high class trails just waiting to be explored, those looking for a thrill can spend all day in the mountains and ski straight home into their catered chalet; Val Thorens is the perfect destination for any winter adventurist.

Tim Heal is the founder of Chaletline, a travel agency offering catered chalet accommodation in worldwide ski resorts. With an extensive knowledge of resorts and excellent post booking care, they pride themselves on the personal touch they offer to each and every client. If you’re looking for a catered chalet, Val Thorens is just one of the superb ski resorts in which they can quickly and efficiently match you with the perfect accommodation. Catering for individuals, couples and groups up to 50, the knowledgeable Chaletline team will help you choose the right chalet in the right resort.

Avoiding a Sore Male Organ from a Male Chastity Cage

In general, most men like to avoid anything which can produce a sore male organ. One of the reasons a guy pays attention to good male organ care is so his member will not be sore when given the opportunity to go into action. But some men do enjoy certain sensual roles which, while they provide them with pleasure, might also result in a sore male organ. One such situation can occur when a man enjoys wearing a male chastity cage (or similarly male chastity device) around his manhood.
This presents a bit of a catch-22 situation. Many times a man who enjoys having his member bound up in a male chastity cage is also a man who prefers to engage in submissive play as well ,which again can often lead to the member and/or bsacks being manhandled or otherwise inflicted with varying degrees of pain. And indeed, one of the purposes of a chastity cage is to provide pain when the manhood becomes firm. So does a man with a chastity cage actually want to avoid a sore male organ?

The answer varies

There’s no hard and fast answer to this question, but a very general rule of thumb might be that if a man’s experience with a chastity cage is relegated to role playing, rather than to what might be termed a lifestyle choice, he is perhaps more leery of a sore male organ resulting from his experiences. In other words, if a guy likes to spend a couple of hours playing a submissive role to a partner that includes the use of a cage for a couple of hours, he is probably not in the market for a lingering sore male organ experience. On the other hand, if the man does not view his submissiveness as a role he is playing but more as an expression of who he actually is, he may be more inclined to view member pain as a welcome side effect of having his manhood imprisoned in a cage.

Avoiding a sore male organ

So assuming a sore male organ is to be avoided, what are some strategies a man should employ when indulging in limited cage play?

- Only do so with a trusted partner. This goes without saying, but role playing should only be entered into with a willing partner who is “on the same page” about rules.

- Establish keywords. The participants should decide on words to use to stop the game. Otherwise, a partner may assume that a man’s request to be removed from the cage is all part of the fun.

- Limit time in the cage. Some urologists suggest no more than 3-4 hours at one go.

- Choose the cage carefully. Some are designed specifically to produce pain or discomfort, such as those lined with little metal points or bumps.

- Beware of the weight. Although cages are relatively small, they can be relatively heavy – and that extra weight may cause some unexpected soreness.

Many people find that some degree of manhood pain helps fulfill them sensually. Experimenting with this can add to one’s sensual life, but a guy should still take steps to make sure no real damage is being done to the member.

A sore male organ, whether from a chastity cage, over-exertion or other reasons, may benefit from the regular application of a top drawer male organ health crème (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). The best crème will include vitamin C among its ingredients. This vitamin is a key component of collagen, which gives tone and elasticity to male organ skin. The crème should also include L-arginine, an amino acid which is neuroprotective. When a sore male organ results in loss of manhood sensation, L-arginine can help restore lost sensitivity.

Hypnosis Can Help You Lose Weight

Did you know that more than 65% of adults in the United States are either overweight or obese? That translates into a host of potential health problems caused by excess pounds. High blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and stroke top the list. Many factors contribute to obesity. The number of calories you consume, your ability and willingness to exercise and your genes all coalesce to determine a person’s weight.

Hypnosis is an effective way to help people lose weight when it’s used in conjunction with other weight loss programs. Many people need six to eight sessions to benefit from hypnosis for weight loss. Hypnosis helps reframe the subconscious thinking that affects our eating behaviors. It helps people control non-hunger related eating.

If you eat too much of the wrong foods to reward yourself after a tough day or if you turn to food when you feel sad or lonely, you can change your responses. Hypnosis can strengthen self esteem, improve decision making, and help you manage stress. Studies have shown that people who combine hypnosis with healthy eating programs keep the weight off longer.

Finding the right weight loss and fitness program for you can make the difference between success and failure. Talk with your doctor about the many options available. Some people find it helpful to attend support groups. Others explore low fat cooking or order prepackaged food that takes minutes to prepare. Look at ways you can realistically increase daily exercise. Researchers have determined that several short periods of exercise during the week provides as much benefit as fewer longer exercise sessions. This is good news for people who find it hard to carve out an hour five times a week to go to a gym or fitness club. Maintaining a lifestyle of healthy eating and regular exercise takes planning and commitment.

When you manage your weight you reduce the risk of obesity-related health problems. You also feel and look your best. Many people find that weight loss eases depression and improves quality of life. Vitality and energy increase while symptoms of chronic pain and discomfort decrease.

It’s often subconscious thinking that creates the greatest obstacles to achieving long term weight management. You can turn the resentment that often slows or stops your weight loss strategy into feelings of success and well being by using hypnosis.