Sex Toy Scuttlebutt: November 2017

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Bondage Basics

A How To Article from Good Vibrations

Bondage and restraint is one of the most common sexual fantasies and we get a lot of questions about it. Here are a few key tips that will make it fun and exciting for you and your partner.

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Different Fantasies

Before you get started with bondage, it’s a good idea to talk with your partner about what it is that you find exciting. It might be the fantasy of giving up control. Maybe it’s not being able to move. Or it could be about being able to struggle and strain against the rope. Different desires may mean different approaches to bondage. For example, if it’s the fantasy of having your partner be in charge, you might choose a lighter set of restraints. But if you want to pull and struggle, you’ll need something more heavy-duty.

If you’re not sure what it is about bondage that turns you on, pick up one of our kinky erotica books. One fun way to use them (besides a little one-handed reading) is to highlight the sections that you find especially arousing. You can share the book with a partner or have them highlight their favorite scenes, too.

Getting Started

Before you get out the restraints, there are some important safety tips that will make sure that your bedroom fun stays fun.

Choose a safeword. A safeword is a code word that means “stop” or “I need a break.” There are two important reasons to use a safeword. First, some people like to play with the fantasy of struggling. If saying “no! no! please stop!” turns you on, then it’s important to have a clear way to tell your partner when you really mean stop. Second, the word “no” can be challenging for some people to say or to hear, especially in a passionate moment. A safeword is often much easier. Some examples of safewords include: red (for “stop”), yellow (for “slow down”), and time out. If you’re using a gag to muffle your partner’s moans, give them something to hold in their hand to drop on the floor if they need to call a time out. A set of keys works quite well.

The more restricting the bondage, the shorter the time that someone can stay in it. Give your partner some wiggle room and you’ll be able to keep going longer. Tying someone standing up gives you a lot less time than if they’re lying down. Standing bondage, and especially hands-over-head bondage, can result in dizziness and even fainting if it goes on too long. To prevent a fall, support your partner’s weight when you remove them from hands-up bondage. If bondage is too tight, you can cut off blood flow, especially if your partner likes to struggle. That can cause harm to the hands and feet. Make sure that you can slip two fingers between the restraints and the wrists or ankles.

It’s important that you are able to take the bondage off in a hurry. Surprises and emergencies do happen, so it’s best to be prepared. Use carabineers to attach your rope to the bed or other tie-down point, and you can unclip it in an instant. A pair of safety scissors can cut through rope without hurting the skin underneath. We strongly recommend them for all rope bondage.

Although bondage websites can be lots of fun to watch, they’re not the best source of how-to information. Professional bondage models are often more flexible than most of us and photos are often digitally altered. Plus, professionals have a crew available to get someone down in a hurry if they need to.

Ropes or Restraints?

The easiest way to get started with bondage is with a set of restraints or leashes and collars. They buckle around the wrist or ankles and can be adjusted to fit anyone. You can attach a piece of rope or chain to the loop on your restraint and secure the other end to your bed frame or other furniture. And when you’re done, you might even leave the rope in place to make the next time faster!

Restraints have a lot of advantages. It’s easy to use them safely and getting them on and off is fast. And no matter how much you pull on them, they won’t get tighter. That makes them a better choice than scarves or neckties that can tighten around the wrists from pulling.

Fabric restraints are lighter in weight, but may be less durable. Leather is heavier, but can stand up to more use. We have restraints made from different materials, so whatever you’re looking for, we’ve got it.

Rope bondage is a lot of fun, if you take the time to learn some basic skills. We have some great books that are full of instructions and photos so you can start tying your partner up. And we often host workshops on bondage techniques with some of the best teachers around. Check out the schedule to see what’s coming up.

What About Handcuffs?

We don’t carry handcuffs because they’re not as safe as restraints. Toy handcuffs can tighten down around the wrists and damage the nerves, tendons and blood vessels of the hands. They’re also quite narrow, which puts a lot of pressure on the wrists, even when they’re lined with fleece. Restraints are a much safer way to get the same effect.

Now That I Have Some Restraints, What Do I Do?

Your bondage is limited only by your imagination. Here are a few fun ideas to get you started.

Have your partner lie on the bed and tie their hands above their head. You can keep their arms together or have them held apart. You can also tie their legs open, with or without their hands tied down. Try it face up or face down. We’re sure you can think of something to do with them in any of those positions.

Get creative with your furniture! Bend your partner over a footstool or table and tie them to the legs. Or secure their wrists to their ankles. Tie your partner’s feet to the legs of the chair and their wrists to the arms of the chair. While their genitals may or may not be available, there’s lots of other fun things you can do.

Put restraints on your partner’s wrists and clip them together behind their back. They’ll have plenty of wiggle room, but they sure can’t get away!

Blindfolds add a thrill to your bondage, both because your partner can’t tell what you’re doing and because the lack of sight increases how much attention they’ll give to their other senses. Plus, if you’re new to bondage, you may feel more comfortable knowing that your partner can’t see you.

How about stroking your partner with a feather? Or a glove covered in fur? Ice cubes? If you don’t have long fingernails, trail a bamboo skewer down their skin. Our massage lotions and massage candles are a great way to tease a partner who can’t move. Almost anything can be a great toy, especially when you combine it with bondage!

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Black Line Stronic Drei Pulsator

Black Line Stronic Drei Pulsator

Brand: Fun Factory

New! Fun Factory’s limited-edition Black Line lets you play with your favorite FF toys, all dressed up with a sleek black base, beautiful black packaging, and black silicone instead of the fab bright colors of other Fun Factory favorites. Enjoy this sexy and just slightly hardcore look, while they last!

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Fun Factory will keep you pulsing with pleasure with its newest Stronic toy that gives you the motion of the ocean, with or without a partner! Designed for thrusting hands-free penetration (or hold it to control its motion if you prefer), with more intensity of sensation than the other Stronics – it’s ribbed, hence more friction – and it’s safe to use vaginally or anally. With ten pulsing settings to choose from, you can always have it exactly the way you want it, in or out of the shower – it’s waterproof and submersible! With travel-lock function so your overnight bag won’t shake up airport security.

Black Line Stronic Drei Pulsator Black Silicone and ABS Rechargeable Waterproof

Please Note: Because the Stronic Drei technology uses magnets, it should not be used by or with anyone with a pacemaker.

Aqua Cherry Cordial Water-Based Lubricant

Aqua Cherry Cordial Water-Based Lubricant

Brand: Wicked Sensual Care

Take a big juicy bite! Kissable, Lickable and Delicious, Wicked AQUA Cherry Cordial adds subtle natural flavors to enhance oral pleasures. Light and silky, this water based formula is the perfect sensual combination of an elegant lubricant and a flavor sensation. Never sticky and without an aftertaste, Wicked AQUA Cherry Cordial satisfies your sweet tooth and your intimate desires all in one amazing pleasure product.

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Long Lasting Latex Friendly Paraben–Free Never Sticky No Aftertaste Vegan – No Animal By-products or testing

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Cellulose Gum, Stevia Rebaudiana Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Tetrasodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Flavor

Vac-U-Lock Platinum Edition - Whip it

Vac-U-Lock Platinum Edition – Whip it

Brand: Doc Johnson

The realistic leather Whip It brings spanking fun to the mix. It can used in an attachment for pony play or on its own as a handy little whip. Interchangeable with all Vac-U-Lock attachments. To clean wipe with damp cloth.

Can Be Used As Whip Or Anal Plug
Perfect For Pony Play
Use With Any Vac-U-Lock™ Attachment

How to Spank

A How To Article from Good Vibrations

Spanking, whether it’s done with a toy or by hand, is something that a lot of people enjoy for many different reasons. Spanking can feel great. The thrill of doing something naughty can be fun. It might be part of a role play or S&M scene. Whatever your interest in spanking, a few important tips will make it more enjoyable.

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Different Fantasies

Before you get started with spanking, it’s a good idea to talk with your partner about what excites you about it. If you want to try something naughty, then engaging in role play may give you extra context for that naughtiness. If you’re curious about the sensation, then a role might be irrelevant, plus you might want to be in a position that allows the maximum comfort. You’re much more likely to get what you want when you can talk with your partner about it.

There are plenty of books with great information on spanking and we have the best of them on our shelves. A little knowledge goes a long way, so if you’re new to spanking or just curious, we recommend checking them out.

Getting Started

Before you get started, there are some important safety tips that will make sure that your bedroom fun stays fun.

Choose a safeword. A safeword is a code word that means “stop” or “I need a break.” There are two important reasons to use a safeword. First, some people like to play with the fantasy of struggling. If saying “no! no! please stop!” turns you on, then it’s important to have a clear way to tell your partner when you really mean it. Second, the word “no” can be challenging for some people to say or to hear, especially in a passionate moment. A safeword is often much easier. Some examples of safewords include: red (for “stop”), yellow (for “slow down”), and time out. If you’re using a gag to muffle your partner’s moans, give them something to hold in their hand to drop on the floor if they need to call a time out. A set of keys works quite well.

If you’re new to spanking, it’s a good idea to focus your attention on the bottom. There’s a lot you can do on the butt cheeks and the body is usually pretty well-padded there, so you don’t need to worry about causing damage. Plus, when you spank someone’s butt, you can indirectly stimulate their genitals, especially if they’re in a position that allows them to rub against your leg or a piece of furniture.

Be careful to avoid hitting the tailbone and never hit on the kidneys. If you’re a spanking aficionado, you might be interested in some of the more advanced techniques that include other body parts. Check out our great how-to books for plenty of helpful information.

Many people find that the sensation of spanking varies along a continuum of sting-thud. Stingy sensations tend to be on the surface of the skin, while thudding sensations feel deeper. Different toys and hand positions create different sensations, so you may need to experiment a bit. Also, some people have strong preferences for one style and feel over the other, while some like both kind of sensation.

You may find that as you get turned on, things start to feel different. Sexual arousal increases our ability to feel strong sensations, so it’s a good idea to start off lightly and ramp up. Combining or alternating spanking with other types of stimulation can be a fun way to increase the pleasure. Or you might want to get turned on before you start spanking. Lots of people like to switch from spanking to gentle caresses or the feeling of a fur or fleece glove. Play around with it and you’ll discover what feels good to you.

The more comfortable you both are, the more fun your spanking will be. Prop yourself up with pillows and you’ll be able to relax into the sensation. Ordinary couch cushions work great, or you can use something specially designed for sex, such as the Liberator Shapes.

Toys or Hands?

Hands are very versatile tools when it comes to spanking. If you bring your fingers together or cup your hand, you’ll get more thud. If you spread your fingers or keep your palm flat, you’ll get more sting. Try a little of each and ask your partner which feels better. Try spanking in different spots and see how that changes how the sensation feels.

Our toys are a wonderful way to create sensations that hands just can’t do. Leather slappers and spankers are usually lighter in feel, although they can make a loud slapping noise that will definitely get your attention. Paddles can be made from almost any material and the more rigid they are, the stronger the sensation. Be sure to hit with the middle of the paddle — if you hit with the edge, it can be quite unpleasant. Crops make a great whistling sound when you swing them and they can create very strong sensations. Start off lightly and ramp up with them.

Whatever you’re using, begin slowly and gently to give your partner a chance to get used to it. Stop every few minutes and stroke their skin — fur gloves, fingernails, ice cubes or other toys change the sensation and enliven the skin. Mix it up a bit and use a vibrator on their genitals or anus. Put some nipple clamps on them. Spread some of our massage cream on their skin.  For a really wild ride, slide an anal plug into your partner. There’s really no limit to how creative you can get with your spanking!

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 Waterproof Prostate Massager

Waterproof Prostate Massager

Brand: Cal Exotics

Prostate Stimulation = Amazing Male Orgasms

Experiment with stimulating the “Male G-Spot” with this slender and easy to use vibrating prostate massager! Made of firm plastic for easy guidance, the long shaft of this anal vibrator enables the user or his partner to hold the toy securely, letting the angled tip to work its magic directly against the prostate for unbelievable sensations. The base of this anal sex toy holds a powerful vibrator with speeds that quickly adjust with a twist for customized vibes, even in the heat of the moment.

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  • Tilted Tip For Perfect Prostate Massage
  • Multi-Speed Vibrations
  • Easily Adjusted Twist-Base Control
  • Waterproof Design For Tub And Shower Play
  • Uses 2 AAA Batteries (sold separately)
  • Perfect for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Sex Toy Users

The slender end of this prostate vibrator has a sensually bulged tip, tapered at the edge for comfortable insertion, especially when paired up with a favorite sex lubricant. The special tilted position of the tip means almost effortless prostate stimulation once the vibrator is inserted. The super slender shaft is perfect for beginners, enabling them to still feel the anal toy without it seeming overwhelming.

The multi-speed vibrations are centered in the tip for maximum stimulation where you want it most. The vibrator’s translucent grey casing allows the user to watch this toy while it spins and buzzes inside the tip. Vibration speeds can be adjusted from a gentle tickle up to an orgasmic buzz by twisting the base to the left or right. A waterproof casing seals out water, to make this anal vibrator / prostate massager an ideal companion for a sexy bath or steamy shower experience, as well as a sexy addition between the sheets.

This pleasurable vibrator is made of firm plastic, which makes it non-porous and ideal for those with sensitivities to other adult toy materials. The Waterproof Prostate Massager anal vibrator is compatible with both silicone and water based lubricants, and easy to clean with soap and water or a sex toy cleaner. As with all waterproof sex toys, be sure to tighten the battery cap securely and inspect the O-ring seal before enjoying in the water.

Adam and Eve recommends the Water Proof Prostate Massager for couples or solo play.

A&E Booty Boot Camp Training Kit

A&E Booty Boot Camp Training Kit

Brand: Adam & Eve

Take Your Booty To Training!

Recruit your backdoor for a mission you’ll never forget! Adam & Eve’s complete anal training kit comes with 3 smooth and flexible silicone anal plugs, sized from beginner to expert. Start with the 4.5” small plug’s tapered tip. Work your way to the 5” medium anal plug, and then deploy the whopping 6” large plug for mind-blowing penetration pleasure. Suction cup bases let you have hands-free fun.

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  • Booty Boot Camp Training Kit
  • Set of 3 silicone anal plugs
  • Small plug: 4.5” x 1.1”
  • Medium plug: 5” x 1.25”
  • Large plug: 6” x 1.5”
  • Train your way to a larger size
  • Silicone is smooth and supple
  • Tapered tips for easy use
  • Flared suction cup bases
  • Waterproof

We want YOU! For the hottest anal training sessions of your life. Adam & Eve’s Booty Boot Camp Training Kit is the best way to ease into anal training. We consulted with sex toy experts as well as our most adventurous customers to produce the kit that has it all — three graduated plugs that let you start small and slowly increase your level of play until you’re an expert. Each is crafted from smooth, body safe silicone for the easiest, most comfortable experience.

Ready to get started with your Booty Boot Camp Training Kit? Grab your favorite water-based lube and apply a few drops to the small plug. This is where most beginners should begin their anal journey. The plug’s tapered tip makes seeking the tightest spaces easy. Use the flared base like a handle, or stick the suction cup to any nonporous surface for secure, hands-free play.

Once you’ve mastered the small plug, trade up in size to the Adam & Eve Booty Boot Camp Training Kit’s medium, then finally large plug! Don’t be afraid to take your training slowly and savor every moment. Please note: you should always use plenty of water-based lube for all your anal explorations.

After use, wash your Booty Boot Camp Training Kit plugs with soap and water, or a sex toy cleaner. Pat dry with a lint free cloth.

Waves of Passion Enhancer Ring

Waves of Passion Enhancer Ring

Brand: Cal Exotics

Indulge in the pleasures of shared sensation with the Waves of Passion Enhancer silicone vibrating cock ring. This couple’s ring offers powerful vibration at the touch of a button. Made from quality silicone, the petite and compact designed waterproof ring stretches to comfortably accommodate a variety of girths. The single push button controls power a variable-speed motor on and off, as well as adjusting the seven vibration settings plus the internal memory chip resumes your last used setting.

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Material: Silicone / ABS Plastic Texture: Ridged Color: Purple Power Source: Rechargeable / USB Length: 3 inches Diameter: 1.75 inches Intensity: 2/5 Volume: 2/5 Charge Time: 70 Minutes Use Time: 90 Minutes Warranty: 90 Days

Features: Waterproof Rechargeable Multi-speed

Lock-n-Play Remote Petite Panty Teaser

Lock-n-Play Remote Petite Panty Teaser

Brand: Cal Exotics

This discreet wearable slender panty vibrator features two magnetic wings that clip onto the panty for stable wear while you are out on the town or getting down at home. The silicone wings not only make it easier to get (and keep) the panty placement you want without slipping around. Its raised ridged shape offers a more snug feel when worn. Use with the included remote control or independently — with a range of up to 32 feet and featuring easy to use pushbutton controls, the remote makes playful or power-inflected partner dynamics happen, or use it solo to enjoy the toy’s 12 vibration, pulsation and escalation functions. Waterproof and USB rechargeable, with a 1 hour charge yielding 50 minutes of vibration on high, 70 on low.

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Material: Silicone / ABS Plastic Color: Black Power Source: Rechargeable / USB Length: 3.75 inches Diameter: 1 inches Charge Time: 60 Minutes Use Time: 70 Minutes Warranty: 90 Days

Features: Remote Rechargeable Wearable Waterproof

Scarlet Couture Behind the Back Bondage Set

Scarlet Couture Behind the Back Bondage Set

Brand: Adam and Eve Novelties

Give your power play an edge with this luxuriously kinky bondage set. Strong Velcro fasteners let you securely adjust the soft brocade collar and waist strap for a perfect fit. Along your spine, 3 sets of rings let you attach a pair of matching cuffs at just the right placement so as to limit your submissive’s movement a little or a lot. Indulge in wild restraint fantasies and wicked hands-behind-the-back games you’ve always dreamed of.

Made of durable, yet comfortable nylon.

Wrist cuffs can be used independently.

Waist strap fits up to 39″, back strap is 20″ from waist to collar.

Silicone Nipple Suckers

Silicone Nipple Suckers

Brand: Good Vibrations Toys

Is the weather nipply today? It will be when you have these sexy silicone nipple suckers to play with! If you’ve used a snake bite kit as a “pervertible” because you like the feeling of suction on nipples or other sensitive parts, you’ll recognize the strong, consistent, hands-free suction and stimulation these toys provide. If you ever wish when playing solo that you had more hands so you could attend better to your sensitive nipples, these are the toy for you! Built to last, with thick walls and diamond plate texturing on the outside so they’re easy to grip and use. Hint: Increase suction by adding lip balm along the edges before applying to the nipple.

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Silicone Nipple Suckers Black or Clear Silicone Medium: 1” x 1” x 1.2” (2.54cm x 2.54cm x 3cm) Large: 1.1” x 1.1” x 1.6” (2.8cm x 2.8cm x 4.1cm)

Material: Silicone Color: Black or Clear Dimensions: 1″ / 1.1″

Features: Beginner friendly Suction sensation Ideal for larger nipples