Sex toys. They're a personal thing. Some people like, um, "realistic" items; others prefer cute (read: pink). Regardless, they aren't something you want anyone stumbling upon besides you and possibly your closest bed buddy. Enter sex toy in disguise. Not that you want to display on the bookshelf (as girl-tech web site Shiny Shiny suggests), but there certainly won't be any awkward moments between you and Mom when she innocently decides to pick up the place while visiting and, well, stumbles upon aforementioned items, such as the Hello Kitty Keychain Massager, left.
The Monkey Rocker Tango looks like a piece of gym equipment with squiggly red seats -- pretty innocuous, until you notice the dildo and buttplug protruding from its middle. Made for two people and supporting up to 450 pounds, the chair responds to the motion of your body without batteries.
Looking to spice things up? The myriad love-enhancing products out there offer a little something for everyone. But what about the eco-minded? Or anyone with skin sensitivities or allergies? Enter Good Clean Love, a collection of organic lubricants, oils, butters, and other accessories that "make love sustainable." Love the tag line, adore the scents even more: lemon/vanilla, peppermint, cinnamon/vanilla, lavender/rose.
For those who are well-versed shopping for sex toys, you know you have to be prepared for what might pop onto your screen after any given click. Nothing shouts "I'm shopping for adult toys" like the flashing, gyrating, vibrator-shaped cartoon character that you could unleash with a single scroll. Can we have a little discretion here, please? Enter Cleo's Boutique.
Tune in: This Sunday marks the final show for Sue Johanson's Talk Sex. The show was borne from a 1984 Canadian radio show, where Johanson spoke on practical advice and STDs. It blossomed into a full-fledged sex-talk show (vibrators, G-spots, and anal, oh my!) on the Oxygen network, which has hosted the program over the last six years.
The rate of porn consumption is up Down Under, and according to a government study, women are Australia's biggest growth sector. While the average Australian porn connoisseur is a 35-year-old male in a monogamous relationship, hot on his heels are the 17% of female Aussies—up from 10% just over a decade ago—who regularly dabble in the stuff. And that's changing what's on offer. The Australian authors of the new book The Porn Report, a 190-page probe into the use of X-rated materials Down Under, got down to the nitty-gritty: "We looked at 50 of the best-selling DVDS and videos and what was interesting was how many of them—16—were marketed to women or couples," co-author Alan McKee told the Courier Mail in Unveiling the Myths of Porn, adding that two new varieties of porn, in particular, are on the rise.
Inventor Stuart Meloy thinks he's about to solve everyone's problems. He's created an invention called the Orgasmatron. It's supposedly able to bring any person to climax by attaching electrodes to their spine. The FDA is checking all this out and if things go well it could be on shelves in a couple of years.
Texas has had a law in the books making sex toy sales illegal. Something about lewdness, turpitude, etc. But that law was recently overturned by the 5th Circuit Court. They said that the 14th Amendment was some how infringed. Sex toys in Texas? Don't that beat all.
Pepper Schwartz, a seasoned lover, psychologist and author, writes about the things she wish she knew about sex at 30. How much do body image, fantasy, oral sex and sex toys factor into a healthy sex life? Read on to find out. Plus, the revealing connection between foreplay, orgasms and faking it.
If reading this morning's Love Buzz about America Unzipped (which reveals our nation's surprising penchant for kinky sex) has left you wondering what you're missing in the bedroom, check out Babeland for 20% savings on the site's "Best of 2007" sex toys. The female-friendly retailer features instructions on how to choose and use vibrators, lubricants and other sexy accoutrements, including books and DVDs. Babeland rates each vibrator by volume and intensity, so you can choose one based on your desired level of discretion (or indiscretion). Prices range from $12 for the diminutive "Silver Bullet" to $72 for the infamous Sex and the City "Rabbit." www.babeland.com
You've gotten past the initial intimacy but now it's time to discuss what you and your partner really want in the bedroom. Whether it's leather, role-playing, urination or costumes, telling your partner about your fantasies can be difficult. "Chances are, at some point your partner will reveal a desire to you that at best catches you off guard, and at worst makes you wonder whether you should alert the authorities. When that happens, the way you react could have ramifications not only on your sex life, but on your relationship as a whole." Ky Henderson talks to the pros for advice on handling these potentially sensitive sexual negotiations.
A sex toy firm is to pay footballers Michael Ballack and Oliver Kahn £34 000 each for using their names to sell vibrators. The stars sued German firm Beate Uhse after it sold vibrators called "Michael B" and "Olli K" without their permission. Both men are hugely popular among German women and the company decided to market the bright-red, seven-inch dildos to cash in on World Cup fever in Germany.? But Chelsea's Ballack and Kahn of Bayern Munich took legal action after they found out the vibrators were on sale in stores for around £40.??The damages, awarded in Hamburg, were slightly less than the stars' demands for more than £40 000 each. - ananova.com Tango’s Take
Even the most satisfying sexual relationships can use a jumpstart from time to time. If you've foundation of trust; exploration eachother on new sexual levels with erotic toys and games can add fire to a relationship on many levels. Dr. Hilda Hutcherson. sex columnist and expert, walks you through the hottest tools of enticement.