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December 9, 2010 Leave a comment

Sex toys are available in a wide variety of materials. Each material has unique characteristics that add functionality and give a certain look and feel to the item. For example, plastic is usually hard and inflexible while jelly is generally soft and flexible. One material has certain advantages over the other and choosing the right one will help you enjoy your toy for years to come. It is helpful to know the advantages and disadvantages of each.

  1. Plastic: Plastic is the most traditional material. Available in a variety of colors, plastic vibrators offer the advantage of powerful vibrations because the hard plastic material transfers vibrations very effectively from the motor to the user. Traditional, slimline and egg vibrators are most commonly made out of plastic, which is a durable and relatively inexpensive material. The traditional or classic style plastic toys also usually have very smooth surfaces.
    • Plastics are non-porous materials so they are easier to keep clean.
    • To clean hard plastic sex toys you can use anti-bacterial soap, rubbing alcohol, or bleach (if you are using alcohol or bleach, be careful to rinse thoroughly).
    • These materials do not contain phthalates.
    • These toys are usually suitable for people concerned with allergic reactions or chemical sensitivities.
    • Care should be taken to avoid dropping hard plastic sex toys, as they may crack. Even if the motor is still functioning, a cracked vibrator should not be used as the edges could be sharp.
    • You can use any water-based or silicone-based personal lubricants with hard plastic toys.
  2. Jelly: Jelly toys are most often soft, flexible and colorful. Jelly has an advantage over other materials in that it is very easy to mold, color and shape into whatever a designer can imagine. As a result there are a wide variety of colorful, beautifully crafted jelly vibrators to choose from. Jelly is also a very pliable material which contributes to a soft, smooth and supple feel, yet it retains some rigidity. Depending on the model, the “softness” of jelly toys can range anywhere from the consistency of a hard-boiled egg to the consistency of a cold stick of butter.
    • Jelly rubber is a soft, translucent, and pretty looking material that is usually inexpensive.
    • Jelly rubber is porous, so there are places for bacterial to hide, making washing your jelly rubber sex toys very important. Using a non-lubricated condom helps.
    • Use a very mild anti-bacterial soap to clean. Using alcohol or bleach, or even dish soap can lead to the breaking down of the rubber.
    • Jelly rubber is PVC that has softeners (called phthalates ) added to it.
Phthalates – A chemical compound that is used to soften hard plastics into soft rubber and jelly. Derived from Phthalic acid, and often called a plasticizer for its plastic softening properties, phthalates have been produced since the 1920′s and have been used in everything from perfumes to pesticides and, of course, sex.
    • Because the softening agent has in other situations been linked to heath problems, it is often recommended that these toys should be used with condoms.
    • Only use a water-based personal lubricant with jelly rubber toys.
  1. Cyberskin or UR3: Cyberskin toys typically fall in the “realistic” materials category. The material imitates the look and feel of human skin. Cyberskin is soft like skin, warms up to body temperature quickly, and provides an experience that is quite different from materials like metal and plastic. Cyberskin toys do have special cleaning requirements – basically no harsh soaps or detergents.
    • Cyberskin toys are made of porous material that cannot be disinfected. Care should be taken to clean them thorougly. Using a non-lubricated condom helps.
    • Use a very mild anti-bacterial soap or special toy-cleaner compatible with this material to clean.
    • Powder with corn starch after cleaning to keep the toy from getting sticky. Don’t use talc powder (which has been associated with cervical cancer and should never be put in the vagina).
    • They may contain rubber softeners such as phthalates, which have been associated with negative health effects.
    • Because the softening agent has in other situations been linked to health problems, it is often recommended that these toys should be used with condoms.
    • Do not use silicone lube with cyberskin toys as it can melt the toy. Be sure to use a condom over the toy if you want to use silicone lube.
  2. Elastomers: Elastomers are being used in sex toys as soft materials that are phthalate-free. They are porous, unlike silicone, and cannot be disinfected. People who are concerned about avoiding contact with rubber softeners might choose elastomer toys as good soft alternatives.
    • Elastomers are very different from the inexpensive PVC (Jelly) used for most sex toys.
    • Elastomers are slightly porous so care should be taken to clean them properly. Using a non-lubricated condom helps.
    • Use a mild anti-bacterial soap to clean.
    • They contain no phthalates, are hypoallergenic, soft and durable. No solvents are used in the process of manufacturing.
    • Elastomers are usually suitable for people concerned with allergic reactions or chemical sensitivities.
    • Only use a water-based personal lubricant with elastomer based sex toys.
  3. Silicone: Since silicone is a higher quality material than most, toys made from 100% silicone tend to also be higher quality than toys made from most other materials. Silicone retains its softness over time better than other materials and it can even be boiled, run through the dishwasher and cleaned with disinfectant soap without showing signs of wear. Silicone toys tend to be soft, although this is not necessarily the case. Silicone can be either very hard, very soft or anywhere in-between. The texture depends on the design and intended function of the toy. The comments here do not include toys made from a rubber-silicone mix. Toys made from such a mixture should be treated like Jelly toys.
    • Be careful of toys that are silicone/rubber mixes. These are not the same as toys that are made of 100% (or near 100%) silicone.
    • Toys that are 100% silicone are soft, chemically inert and hypoallergenic. Silicone is an ideal material for sex toys for penetration. It warms up to body temperature, transmits vibrations well, is non-porous, easy to clean, and very durable. It is available in a wide variety of densities, and an unbelievable range of shapes and colors.
    • Because they are non-porous, silicone toys are easier to keep clean.
    • You can use soap, rubbing alcohol, or bleach to clean silicone sex toys (if you are using alcohol or bleach, be careful to rinse thoroughly). Providing there are no moving parts (vibrators), you can boil (3-5 minutes) silicone sex toys in water, or put them on the top shelf of your dishwasher to clean.
    • This material does not contain phthalates.
    • Silicone is recommended for people concerned about having allergic reactions to sex toy materials.
    • Silicone is very durable, but can tear. Keep items with sharp edges away from your silicone toys.
    • You can use a water-based or oil-based personal lubricant but do not use silicone-based lubricants with silicone sex toys.
  4. Glass: Glass toys are usually made of Pyrex, which is a tough, damage-resistant type of glass. Glass vibrators typically consist of an outer glass shell that houses a standard vibrator inside. Glass toys are easy to clean, last a very long time, are often quite beautiful and are usually more expensive.
    • Glass retains temperature extremely well and requires only a little lube for a super-slippery effect.
    • Glass toys are non-porous so they are easier to keep clean.
    • To clean glass sex toys you can use soap, rubbing alcohol, or bleach (if you are using alcohol or bleach, be careful to rinse thoroughly) and can even boil them.
    • Glass toys do not contain phthalates.
    • These toys are suitable for people concerned with allergic reactions or chemical sensitivities.
    • Care should be taken to avoid dropping glass sex toys, as they may crack or break. Examine your toy before each use. If you notice a crack in a glass toy, stop using it. You wouldn’t want to risk having it break during use.
    • You can use any water-based or silicone-based personal lubricants with glass toys.
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Help Fight Breast Cancer

October 12, 2010 Leave a comment

StiffToys.com and Evolved are teaming up to help fight Breast Cancer…

Help StiffToys.com and Evolved raise awareness and support for breast cancer, while making you and your loved one feel cherished. Whenever you purchase this massager, you are helping to find a cure for breast cancer. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Save the ta-tas Foundation. Did you know? The physical and emotional side effects of cancer and chemotherapy can cause women to lose their libido. According to Chemocare.com many doctors recommend touching exercises, cuddling and exploration to help partners boost their sexual relationship.

More available here.

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Party Time!

March 23, 2010 Leave a comment

Well, spring has sprung, flowers are beginning to bloom and it’s that time of year when loving couples make plans to tie the old knot (so to speak). But, before that memorable day comes, the lucky bachelor and bachelorette get one last night of freedom and sometimes mayhem. A night in which only their best of friends can make possible (and quite memorable) with good planning a sprinkling of little devilish intent and lots of drinks. Yes, we are talking about the infamous Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties. A night when friends try to make you do things that would make a sailor blush and your future significant other shiver. But, you willingly go with the flow, because the tequila tells you it’s OK and you probably won’t remember much of it anyway.
Bachelorette party ideas:

Play games:

  1. Suck4aBuck – Prepare a white T-shirt for the bride-to-be by sticking Lifesaver all over it. Have guys in the bar pay to suck a lifesaver off the shirt for money. The closer to an intimate body part the more it will cost.
  2. Scavenger Hunt with the Bride – Have all the girls come up with light-hearted dares for the bride to accomplish and check off. Things like “Ask for a Sex On The Beach drink at a bar”, “Dance with a bald headed man”, “Get a guy’s underwear”, “Have a guy do a body shot off of your stomach”, “Have the bride yell in a bar ‘I am getting married and I may be making the biggest mistake of my life’ in front of everyone”, and many more!
  3. Penis Ring TossPeter Pecker is a hilarious game to spice up your next ladies only party. While men throw horseshoes at a barbecue, ladies need a game that will keep their attention. The game is simple; take turns tossing rings at the foot long dong on a life size doll. Whoever rings the ding wins. Laugh out loud fun that may start the gossip on penis size!2.

Decorations: Decorations for the home Bachelorette Party are crucial.

  1. Balloons are always a favorite… from boobies to penis’s there is no party without balloons.
  2. Phallic themed dinnerware is always a great conversation piece. This may be the last piece she gets ;-).
  3. The Penis Bouquet. Your bachelorette may be carrying the most beautiful bouquet of flowers on her lucky day, but on her lucky night make her carry a beautiful wiener bouquet.
  4. There is always the ever famous Pecker Veil. What bride is without her veil? This fun bachelorette veil is decorated with small peckers down the back and an easy to wear clip to affix to her hair. Every bride-to-be shouldn`t go without this fun veil the night of her party.

Destinations:

  1. Home Party – Perfect for those that want to just spend their time with friends and not get to crazy in front of strangers. Just remember to decorate and supply the fun party favors.
  2. Favorite Bar – Going to your favorite drinking spot is always fun. The down side may be like they say in that famous TV show…”It’s where everybody knows your name”, so getting a little wild may be a little embarrassing later.
  3. Las Vegas – Lights, glitz, glamour!! Las Vegas, home of the “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” slogan, is the number one destination for many a pre-nuptial festivity. Filled with night clubs, dance clubs, strip clubs (for both men and women) and even the opportunity to hire strippers right to your room for a little more private (and maybe even naughty) fun for just you and your friends. You can hire out private booths at some of the most popular night spots for VIP treatment.

So, if you are in charge of planning the festivities for that final night of freedom, remember to make it fun and memorable for the future bride. Home parties are great, but going out on the town can be even more fun and sometimes even a little embarrassing for the bride-to-be. Just remember to keep it safe and hire a party bus or designate a driver so that you all make it to the church safely.

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The Emergence of Male Sex Toys in Today’s Society

February 5, 2010 Leave a comment

By: Eric Schmidt

Ladies have been getting pleasure from sex toys for hundreds, perhaps thousands of years. Predominantly, these sex toys were dildos, normally made from a tough wood. Then, in the late 19th century, we saw the appearance of vibrators, and no later than the 1920’s you could find vibrators in Sears’ catalogs. Girls have always gotten to enjoy of sex toys although, until recently, they were, mainly, rather quiet about about the subject. How about men? Male sex toys only recently started down the slow path to being as standard in society as dildos and vibrators.
Nevertheless, numerous people, even many girls who make use of dildos and vibrators of their own, perceive sex toys for men, such as fake vaginas and Fleshlights, as only being owned by lonely men, and somewhat nasty. They may not perceive male masturbation as gross by and large, but there’s something about a man employing a sex toy they view as improper.
Fortuitously, as time goes on, male sex toys are gaining ground and approval. Which brings me to the chief issue of this article; what are male sex toys?
There are a number of different sex toys for men, some of which are meant to be enjoyed by couples, such as cock rings. Cock rings can be as simple as a metal ring to something more, a few are even vibrating, giving the girl more intense clitoral stimulation throughout sex.
Another popular male sex toy is the p-spot stimulator. This does precisely what its name implies, it stimulates the p-spot. The p-spot is very comparable to the female g-spot in its nerve density. Countless men find it extraordinarily pleasant to have his prostate stimulated. prostate stimulators are akin in shape to dildos but they have a special shape that allows them to readily make contact with and rub the male p-spot. This type of sex toy can be used throughout self masturbation, or they can remain in during sex, the movement of your body will cause the toy to massage the p-spot.
After that there are cock cages. Cock cages are employed during BDSM, in all levels, the wearer is very nearly always a sub or slave. Their only use is to serve as a chastity device and inhibit the penis from becoming hard. This gives the sub a sense of vulnerability as the dom has complete control over him.
This brings us to the fashion of sex toy that most people visualize when they hear ‘male sex toy’, the male masturbator. There are several styles of male masturbators available to buy these days, from very basic silicone pads that a man uses in his hand, to fake vaginas all the way up to dolls.
One of the most renowned male masturbators is the Fleshlight, the Fleshlight is an extremely lifelike feeling masturbator that is ‘hidden’ is a large, flashlightesque case. They come in a wide range of types and inner textures and right now you can find them molded from 10 different porn stars. However, the Fleshlight isn’t the solitary toy that’s molded after porn stars, you can find many masturbators that are molds of the entire waist region of women. Depending on the material they’re made of, they can span from $30 to $300 and can be amazingly realistic.
So, there it is, the sex toys for men. Be open about it, if you’re a man, try some toys, if your a lady, don’t judge, everyone enjoys new things and pleasurable experiences!

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