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Toy Therapy: Taking Sex Toys to the Next Level

It was difficult enough for Lana to make the appointment. She had been denying she had sexual problems for as long as she could. With her relationship in danger of becoming calcified in a sexless state, as she put it, she could not afford to keep telling herself and her partner that her desire would return when the she got more sleep, when her boss retired or when summer came and she could lose the extra... read more

For Novelty Use Only

Anyone whose had the patience, or perhaps the restraint, to read the small print on a vibrator or sex toy container, will very likely have come across the phrase “Sold as novelty only” or something to that effect. Subtly inserted at the bottom somewhere, after the superlative description of said product’s abilities to send your body into hyperspace, these sub-sized words seem oddly misplaced. So why... read more

Playtime for Two with Sex Toys

The thing with toys is that whether you are 3, 33 or 73, and whether your toy is fluffy or electronic, it can entertain you for hours on your own, or it can instigate a really cool play-session with a play pal. There is not really that much difference between our ability to have a blast with play objects at different ages, except possibility for our enthusiasm regarding playmates. At age 3, mates are... read more

Sex Toys: Marketed to Men or Women?

Merchandising, brand positioning and advertising are everything when it comes to marketing and influencing consumers. They are the essential components that affect our decision to buy. Wine bottles and perfume are wonderful case studies of this. In fact, half the research for branding wine goes in to the design of the bottle rather than the wine itself. Unless you know exactly what bottle of wine you... read more

The Class of Glass Sex Toys

When you think of glass, you usually imagine sharp edges and that’s the last thing you’ll want to bring anywhere near your dearest parts. But here are a whole lot of reasons to explore this slippery issue and discover that even the most transparent material hides lots of secrets and sensations. Although pure glass is used by some manufacturers, most of today’s glass sex toys are made of the more durable... read more

Lubricants: the Essentials

Mother nature was the one who gave us the taste for a little extra wetness. She provided female juices just when we need them, and saliva as an available top-up solution. But not everyone has enough to go around, and some forms of sex just need a little extra help. So we invented a few artificial options, to make sex more manageable and much more enjoyable. Who Needs Lube? All forms of penetration are... read more

The Search for the Elusive Pink Viagra

Smelling an unprecedented aroma of profit, pharmaceutical companies the world over have been trying (and giving up) for years to bottle the secret of female sexual dysfunction, a.k.a. the pill that will do for the ladies what Viagra does for the men. Even before Viagra hit the shelves and overwhelmed the internet, when this revolutionary male erectile drug was in development and showing great promise, the... read more

Warnings About Buying Sexual Medications Online

It is not too difficult to come across advertisements about great new dietary supplements that will improve sexual performance, cure erection problems, grow a man’s penis or a woman’s breasts and turn a frigid woman into a playboy bunny. In fact, most people have the notices delivered directly into their inbox. If you ever bothered reading them (which you needn’t), you would note that these... read more

Thrashing Out the Thrill of Kinky Sex

Its names are as varied and as imposing as the range of activities that fall under this style of sexual pleasure. The vague term “kinky sex”, once better known as S&M (Sado-Masochism), has now been given the revamped and inclusive title BDSM, which stands for Bondage, Dominance-Submission, Sadism and Masochism. That’s quite a mouthful and it doesn’t even include the mouthpiece. BDSM, perhaps as much... read more

The 10 Worst Excuses for Not Owning a Vibrator

Having established that sexual enhancement is something we need to aim towards, and that we can all benefit from discovering the different sensations that our body can have from different stimulation, there are still some who just can’t bring themselves to try a little electronic help. Here are some of the best excuses I’ve heard in order to avoid (what should be) the inevitable progression:... read more

Medication for the Baby Boomer Generation

Post-menopausal libido changes and sexual discomfort are now commonly treated with hormone replacement, hormonal creams or lubricants. Age-related erectile dysfunction has Viagra, Cialis, Levitra and hundreds of cribs. Knife-happy surgeons are marketing penile enhancements and vaginal restorations. Wherever we go, we are being told that we can and should be performing better at midlife. These are... read more

Is the Dolphin the New Rabbit?

If you didn’t know that I was referring to sex toys, perhaps if you thought I was posing a zoological question, it may sound quite idiotic. But for anyone who has even the briefest knowledge of the vibrator market, here is a query that inspires thoughts about the inspiration behind this huge and ever-expanding corner of the entertainment world. When the Rabbit made its mainstream debut on Sex and... read more