Em & Lo: Sex. Love. And Everything in Between. » Toys http://www.emandlo.com Your daily dose of advice, news, and stories about sex, love, and other important stuff. No yoga mat required. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 02:42:11 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Which Intimacy Design Would You Vote For? http://www.emandlo.com/2014/08/which-intimacy-design-would-you-vote-for/ http://www.emandlo.com/2014/08/which-intimacy-design-would-you-vote-for/#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:50:47 +0000 emandlo http://www.emandlo.com/?p=29826 sponsored post

LELO knows a thing or two about great intimacy design:

  • They’ve sold 7 million products as of January 2014
  • They’re currently sold in 50 international markets
  • They’ve won 15 major design and industry awards since 2009

But their most recent project is curiously called the UnDesign Award. They asked entrants to go back to design’s roots, to undesign something and conceptualize something original – and it could be anything at all: an app, an artifact, an image, an item, an accessory, whatever – with a single goal in mind: to encourage togetherness, and to inspire a real human interaction, for anyone, anywhere at any time. In short, to replace connectivity with genuine connection.

Here’s a great graphic short on the WHY of the Award:

 

Submitting closed on August 1st. The shortlist was announced on August 11th. Now you’ve got until August 31st to vote for your favorite “undesign.” Who deserves the following prizes?

  • $1,000 USD
  • $300 USD worth of LELO products
  • Feature design on Design Award website for a year long
  • Feature design on all LELO blogs
  • Opportunity for Feature & Interview on Major Design Publications

There will be one winner, announced on September 1st, in each of the following categories:

  • Fashion & Accessories
  • Technology, Products and Spaces
  • Graphic Illustration & Painting

Some entrants seem to have a leg up, as it were, with thousands of votes already counted, while other promising designs are lagging behind in the measly double digits. Is the somewhat cheesy “Intertwined Souls” really 1000 times better than the City Lung idea or the DandyLight? VOTE NOW to decide!



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How “Fifty Shades” Has Changed Sex Over the Past 3 Years http://www.emandlo.com/2014/08/how-fifty-shades-has-changed-sex-over-the-past-3-years/ http://www.emandlo.com/2014/08/how-fifty-shades-has-changed-sex-over-the-past-3-years/#comments Fri, 08 Aug 2014 10:12:11 +0000 emandlo http://www.emandlo.com/?p=29745 sponsored post

As if the whole Internet going gaga over the first trailer for the movie adaptation of E.L. James’ erotic novel “Fifty Shades of Grey” wasn’t evidence enough, our friends over at LELO have actually quantified just how influential the story of Ana, Christian and his woven tie have been on the world’s sexual habits. They surveyed over 10,000 women from 8 countries over the past few years and discovered that the interest in kinky accessories inspired by “Fifty Shades” served as a gateway to enjoying other intimate objects and activities:

2012:

The Year Vanilla Turned Grey

(click for infographic)

Women were becoming more adventurous. Sex out of the bedroom was on the increase, sex toys were on the increase and kinky liaisons were on the increase too. Sales of whips and teasers increased by more than 50% and sales of Pleasure beads increased by more than 200%. Fifty-eight percent of global sex toy owners were expected to use premium personal massagers with their partner.

 

 2013:

The Kink Continues

(click for infographic)

The kinky liaisons between the sheets continued throughout the first two quarters of 2013 with women everywhere feeling a new sense of sexual empowerment. But by the end of 2013 LELO witnessed a shift in how women wanted their pleasure.  Sales of BDSM accessories, like whips and teasers, reached a plateau in the last quarter of 2013 compared with sales of premium couples’ massagers and vibrating couples’ rings worn during intercourse, which increased by 82%. By the end of 2013, 72% of sex toy owners used massagers or rings with their partner.

 

2014:

The Year of the Vanilla Revolution

(click for infographic)

LELO’s Global Sex Survey revealed women emerged from their kinky ‘Fifty Shades’ phase with liberated attitudes, finding ways beyond novelty and kink to enhance intimacy with their partners.

In 2014 LELO shows that 1 in 5 women have been involved in a threesome (double that of 2012’s findings). Similarly more than half of women in a relationship have made a home movie, and over a third have had sex in a public place. More women have lived out their fantasies over the past 2 years but a whopping 80% said their fantasy didn’t live up to expectations. Either women have become more sexually confident since “Fifty Shades,” or they’ve become more confident talking about their sex lives.

Kinkier ‘novelty-based’ products like whips and hand cuffs have still plateaued, but are expected to take a sharp rise around the release of the movie. However, sales of couples’ massagers, vibrators worn during intercourse, like IDA and Tara have increased by as much as 82% this year and are expected to continue to rise.

 

2015: Predictions for the Future of Sex

We would guess that immediately after Valentine’s Day next year, when the “Fifty Shades” movie premieres, LELO will be absolutely pummeled by increased requests for handcuffsblindfolds and teasers, not unlike Christian Grey on Ana’s bare bottom. Sales of kinky accessories will plateau (until the next movie in the series comes out), but by then even more women will have become comfortable buying and using bedroom accessories with their partners. A regular visit to LELO will be as normal as a dental checkup — but certainly much more pleasurable (unless, of course, you’re into pain).
 

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6 Kinds of Lube & 6 Reasons to Use Them Every Time http://www.emandlo.com/2014/07/6-kinds-of-lube-6-reasons-to-use-them-every-time/ http://www.emandlo.com/2014/07/6-kinds-of-lube-6-reasons-to-use-them-every-time/#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:25:44 +0000 emandlo http://www.emandlo.com/?p=29203
LELO’s Personal Moisturizer (75 ml) 

Lube gets a bad rap, so we’d like to clear its name here once and for all: Store-bought personal lubricant is not a “crutch” for people with faulty machinery. And reaching for the wet stuff doesn’t mean you’re “not into it,” “frigid” or “kinky.” It just means you like to make sex even better:

  1. For women, natural lubrication doesn’t necessarily go hand-in-hand with sexual arousal. You may be ready mentally, but your body could use a little catching up. It can happen any time, but it’ll be more common the older you get.
  2. Smoking, caffeine, booze, weed, stress, certain days in your menstrual cycle, and cold medicine can all dry you up. Lubricants can help combat these Saraha culprits.
  3. Adding extra lubrication means your sensitive parts can take more and more kinds of stimulation without getting over-sensitive.
  4. It helps prevent chaffing and the condom from breaking.
  5. With so many different kinds to choose from, you can find one that’s perfect for you (i.e. you like the consistency, the scent, maybe even the taste).
  6. It just feels good — even better than it does without!

But don’t even thinking about pulling a Marlon Brando and reaching for the butter (not even the olive oil, yuppie). Oils can degrade latex (i.e. break the condom!) and can also encourage vaginal infections. So when you’re a friend in need, manmade lubricant is a friend indeed.

Don’t have any on your nightstand? Here are 6 popular brands to check out:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sexy World Cup Haiku Winners http://www.emandlo.com/2014/07/sexy-world-cup-haiku-winners/ http://www.emandlo.com/2014/07/sexy-world-cup-haiku-winners/#comments Sun, 13 Jul 2014 11:00:30 +0000 emandlo http://www.emandlo.com/?p=29508

As of pub time, we have no idea who will win the Germany vs Argentina final today (our guess: Germany; our hope: Argentina), but we do know who’s the winner in our LELO sexy World Cup haiku contest! You guys proved that sex toys and the World Cup go together like Suarez and animal behavior (think he’s a biter in bed?!).

As we reported here recently, men account for four of every five sex toy transactions at LELO.com in the week before a big sporting event; normally their transactions are split 50-50, men-women. Thank you to all our contestants who did their best to keep this World Cup sexed up! Without further ado, here is the lucky winner, who scores $200 to spend on the LELO swage of her choice…

THE WINNER:

Neymar on the brain,
My LELO in bed with me
That’s a golazo!
– Katie R.

THE RUNNER UP:

A sports bar daydream
The Adidas Brazuca
Looks like my LELO
– Dave W.

HONORABLE MENTIONS: 

Two hours of running
Footballers have stamina
ISLA lasts longer
– Dave W.

Playing on the field.
Running, panting, and sweating.
Winning with a goal.
– Molly M.

The ball and the field.
Take full control of Lyla.
You have possession.
– Molly M.

Hands are not allowed
In World Cup soccer, but are
Encouraged in bed!
– Mark

Don’t commit a foul,
Lest you feel the wrong end of
A penalty kick.
– Mark

Just like orgasms,
Multiples are pretty fun:
Goal goal goal goal goal!
– Mark

Endurance is key
In soccer and the bedroom.
Let LELO assist!
– Mark

They’re not just for kicks.
You’ll be playing extra time:
LELO Luna Beads.
– Mark

With LELO Ida,
You’ll be a FIFA World Champ
Scoring in the box.
– Mark

And a nod to reader Sand, who misunderstood the instructions — 5-7-5 refers to syllables, not word count — but who still wrote an entertaining poem. Better luck next time!

Ora the pitch, come Klose
Liv for football, Lelo making me Mona
Faster Soraya, leaving me Messi!
– Sand

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How to Give a Great Couples Massage http://www.emandlo.com/2014/07/how-to-give-a-great-couples-massage/ http://www.emandlo.com/2014/07/how-to-give-a-great-couples-massage/#comments Sat, 05 Jul 2014 16:28:26 +0000 emandlo http://www.emandlo.com/?p=29381 sponsored post

When Denis Merkas, founder of “Melt: Massage for Couples,” asked us to review his online video series, we admit we were a bit trepidatious: images of sensitive ponytail men came to mind, the sound of cheesy tantric sitars filled our imaginations, and we thought we could suddenly smell a hint of patchouli in the air. But it turns out, we had nothing to worry about!

CouplesMassageCourses.com offers an informative, beautifully shot, sophisticated series of easy-to-follow instructional videos that can inspire couples to touch each other a little more deliberately and thoughtfully to make their lives together better (seriously, just watching the 2-minute promo below made us both want to be better partners). In each video, massage therapist Merkas — who has 13 years experience and has been perfecting these techniques for mass audiences since 2006 — tells you clearly what to do and why. His assistant in the videos is his own wife Emma — but before you start to worry the two are some HBO-ish “Real Sex,” hippy-dippy, swinging couple, rest assured, they’re adorable. And within the first minute of the quick intro video (see below), they make it clear their clothes are staying on: they provide the perfect back-rub techniques, then you can take it from there.

Here’s what we really liked about “Melt”:

  • Style: The website is beautifully designed. The videos are tastefully shot. Even their interstitial graphics are cool.
  • Charm: As host and instructor, Merkas seems like a genuinely nice guy who takes his job — and his wife’s pleasure — very seriously. But not too seriously. There’s a fine line between sophisticated seriousness and cheesy earnestness, and Merkas never crosses over to the dark side, even when he uses terms like “mushy mushy yum yum.” His cute Australian accent certainly doesn’t hurt!
  • Humor: We are automatically big fans of anyone who uses a Mr. Miyagi “wax on, wax off” reference when talking about massage do’s and don’ts.
  • Ease: Rather than one long daunting video that’s too intimidating to begin, Merkas breaks up the instruction into short, easy-to-process vids that are meticulously organized so you can ease into things, jump around, and review any specific technique you like at your own pace. Every technique is broken down and explained well with cute, easy-to-remember terms like “Train Tracks” and “The Cat Walk.”
  • Insider tips: No need for a massage table or other fancy props, just some useful tricks to make a sensual massage even better (for example, who knew the best place for a couples massage is not on the bed?!).
  • Choreographed routines: Included in the package are three massage “routines” — one 5 minutes, one 15 minutes, and one 30 minutes — that you can follow along with after you’ve mastered the various individual moves. Best part: Merkas offers each routine with or without commentary (hey, blindfold your partner and use the vids as a sort of silent cheat sheet!).
  • Effectiveness: Just ask Lo’s husband, who’s been in a zombie-like state of total bliss since she used him as her guinea pig.

Lifetime access to these 3 massage routines and 17 technique videos is usually $99. But from now until July 23rd, 2014, EMandLO.com readers can get Lifetime Access for ONLY $29, that’s more than 70% OFF! Use coupon code EMandLO to get the videos for ONLY $29. That’s certainly way less expensive than a date night out. So turn down the overheads, light some candles, and plan a great date night in with “Melt: Massage for Couples.”

 

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Write a Sexy World Cup Haiku, Win $200 to Spend at LELO http://www.emandlo.com/2014/06/write-a-sexy-world-cup-haiku-win-200-to-spend-at-lelo/ http://www.emandlo.com/2014/06/write-a-sexy-world-cup-haiku-win-200-to-spend-at-lelo/#comments Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:00:56 +0000 emandlo http://www.emandlo.com/?p=29350

Did your male sports fan partner miss the memo about buying you a sex toy before the World Cup? Or did you yourself miss the memo and your partner is now wondering where her pleasure object is? Well, here’s your chance to win $200 to spend at LELO and make amends, no matter who wins the World Cup.

As we reported here recently, men account for four of every five sex toy transactions at LELO.com in the week before a big sporting event. (Normally their transactions are split 50-50, men-women.) And these aren’t male toys the dudes are buying: the purchases are decidedly female in nature. We’re not sure whether this is an evolved form of sexual bribery, but we like the trend about a million times more than that other sports-viewing statistic — the one about the rise in domestic violence after major sporting events. Could it be that vibrators are saving the world?

In honor of this sporting-related upswing in sex toy purchases by men, we are pleased to announce our latest LELO contest: Write a World Cup-themed sexy haiku in the comments section below for a chance to win a $200 gift certificate to LELO! We’ll announce the winner on the day of the World Cup final.

Here are the rules:

1. Post a haiku in the comments section below, or submit via our contact form here – enter as many times as you like! Just remember to follow the 5/7/5 syllable format.

2. Deadline is end of day Friday, July 11th (so we can announce the winner on Sunday, the day of the final!).

3. Bonus points if your haiku mentions LELO or a LELO toy.

4. Even more bonus points if you post your haiku to Facebook or Twitter (don’t forget to let us know if you do this).

5. Automatic disqualification for anything too graphic.

6. You must be 18 or over to enter.

7. When you fill out the comment section below or send us a haiku via our contact form, make sure you include a viable email address (which we will keep private) so we can contact you in case you win.

8. Winners who do not claim their prize by responding to the private email from Em & Lo within seven days forfeit their prize, at which time another best haiku will be chosen.

Happy Haiku-ing! And don’t forget that LELO is currently offering FREE SHIPPING on any order made during the international futbol tournament. Just use code “BRAZIL” at checkout on LELO.com. Finally: Goooooo U.S.A.!

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A Fantastic Guide to Couples Massage (with No Sensitive Ponytail Men!) http://www.emandlo.com/2014/06/a-fantastic-guide-to-couples-massage-with-no-sensitive-ponytail-men/ http://www.emandlo.com/2014/06/a-fantastic-guide-to-couples-massage-with-no-sensitive-ponytail-men/#comments Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:00:59 +0000 emandlo http://www.emandlo.com/?p=29254 sponsored post

When Denis Merkas, founder of “Melt: Massage for Couples,” asked us to review his online video series, we admit we were a bit trepidatious: images of sensitive ponytail men came to mind, the sound of cheesy tantric sitars filled our imaginations, and we thought we could suddenly smell a hint of patchouli in the air. But it turns out, we had nothing to worry about!

CouplesMassageCourses.com offers an informative, beautifully shot, sophisticated series of easy-to-follow instructional videos that can inspire couples to touch each other a little more deliberately and thoughtfully to make their lives together better (seriously, just watching the 2-minute promo below made us both want to be better partners). In each video, massage therapist Merkas — who has 13 years experience and has been perfecting these techniques for mass audiences since 2006 — tells you clearly what to do and why. His assistant in the videos is his own wife Emma — but before you start to worry the two are some HBO-ish “Real Sex,” hippy-dippy, swinging couple, rest assured, they’re adorable. And within the first minute of the quick intro video (see below), they make it clear their clothes are staying on: they provide the perfect back-rub techniques, then you can take it from there.

Here’s what we really liked about “Melt”:

  • Style: The website is beautifully designed. The videos are tastefully shot. Even their interstitial graphics are cool.
  • Charm: As host and instructor, Merkas seems like a genuinely nice guy who takes his job — and his wife’s pleasure — very seriously. But not too seriously. There’s a fine line between sophisticated seriousness and cheesy earnestness, and Merkas never crosses over to the dark side, even when he uses terms like “mushy mushy yum yum.” His cute Australian accent certainly doesn’t hurt!
  • Humor: We are automatically big fans of anyone who uses a Mr. Miyagi “wax on, wax off” reference when talking about massage do’s and don’ts.
  • Ease: Rather than one long daunting video that’s too intimidating to begin, Merkas breaks up the instruction into short, easy-to-process vids that are meticulously organized so you can ease into things, jump around, and review any specific technique you like at your own pace. Every technique is broken down and explained well with cute, easy-to-remember terms like “Train Tracks” and “The Cat Walk.”
  • Insider tips: No need for a massage table or other fancy props, just some useful tricks to make a sensual massage even better (for example, who knew the best place for a couples massage is not on the bed?!).
  • Choreographed routines: Included in the package are three massage “routines” — one 5 minutes, one 15 minutes, and one 30 minutes — that you can follow along with after you’ve mastered the various individual moves. Best part: Merkas offers each routine with or without commentary (hey, blindfold your partner and use the vids as a sort of silent cheat sheet!).
  • Effectiveness: Just ask Lo’s husband, who’s been in a zombie-like state of total bliss since she used him as her guinea pig.

Lifetime access to these 3 massage routines and 17 technique videos is usually $99. But from now until July 23rd, 2014, EMandLO.com readers can get Lifetime Access for ONLY $29, that’s more than 70% OFF! Use coupon code EMandLO to get the videos for ONLY $29. That’s certainly way less expensive than a date night out. So turn down the overheads, light some candles, and plan a great date night in with “Melt: Massage for Couples.”

 

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News: Men Buy More Sex Toys Before Big Sporting Events http://www.emandlo.com/2014/06/news-men-buy-more-sex-toys-before-big-sporting-events/ http://www.emandlo.com/2014/06/news-men-buy-more-sex-toys-before-big-sporting-events/#comments Sun, 15 Jun 2014 10:09:14 +0000 emandlo http://www.emandlo.com/?p=29087

This just in: men account for FOUR OF EVERY FIVE sex toy transactions at LELO.com in the week before a big sporting event. This is a fact that LELO can prove.

On any typical day at LELO.com, 50% of transactions are made by men, and 50% by women. If you’re surprised by that figure, don’t be, because that’s a normal buying pattern throughout the whole industry. What might surprise you, though, is how that buying pattern changes in the run up to any big sporting event, like the Super Bowl in the US, or the Champions League final in Europe.

LELO has extrapolated from their data the idea that men and women in relationships must have a kind of agreement: the guy spends time with his friends to watch the big game(s), and in advance he sweetens the deal by buying his partner a vibe which she has chosen, or they’ve chosen together.

So What’s Happening?

LELO can’t be completely sure of the why, but they ARE sure of the when. Check out how it breaks down regionally: in the days before the Super Bowl, men represent 74% of all Americans buying from LELO; and in the week before this year’s Champion’s league final, which included two Spanish rival teams, more than 80% of Spanish transactions were made by men.

The graph below shows transactions by gender, marked with the dates of big international sporting events, and our projection of how the trend will increase in the run up to the World Cup soccer championship.

And What Are The Guys Buying?

So how do they know the guys are buying for their partners, and not for themselves? Well that’s pretty straightforward. Sales of the three products below explode in this pre-sport buying period, and as you can see, they are not male sex toys:

So in honor of the World Cup, LELO is offering FREE SHIPPING on any order made during the international soccer — er, football — tournament. Just use code “BRAZIL” at checkout on LELO.com.

Has your partner ever bought you a sex toy before a major sporting event, and what do you think explains it? Answer in the comments below…

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10 Father’s Day Gifts That Have Nothing to Do with the Barbecue http://www.emandlo.com/2014/06/10-fathers-day-gifts-that-have-nothing-to-do-with-the-barbecue/ http://www.emandlo.com/2014/06/10-fathers-day-gifts-that-have-nothing-to-do-with-the-barbecue/#comments Mon, 09 Jun 2014 09:00:07 +0000 emandlo http://www.emandlo.com/?p=28887
Crosley Portable Turntable

Yeah, yeah, we get it: Dad likes to barbecue meaty things. But did it ever occur to you that maybe Dad likes sensual massage or a little butt play, too? Okay, so these aren’t necessarily the gifts that you’d give to your own father, but for the father of your own children? Don’t count it out. Below you’ll find ideas for all the fathers in your life, both the ones you’re related to and the ones you like to relate to…yes, even that kind of daddy.

1.
Kindle Fire HDX
$379


Because on a Kindle, no one knows if Dad is researching how to barbecue the perfect burger… or how to master Japanese rope bondage. Hey, maybe he even wants to read Fifty Shades of Grey. No judgements here.

 

 

 

2.
Burberry Touch for Men Eau de Toilette
$47


Don’t listen to us, listen to Amazon reviewer Amy Nagle: “Bought it for my husband. The second graders he teaches gives him hugs and lets him know he smells good. He says ‘that’s why my wife gets it for me.’ Haven’t found another scent that is NEAR as GOOD as this one! I admit, I hug him too, just to smell how good he smells!”  If the receiving dad in question is not your own father, then you might be interested in the review by an Amazon member named Mike Hunt (yup): “WOOOOHOOO DANG I SMELL GREAT!!! Seriously, i have to beat the women off with a stick when i wear this. even though i am ugly as a horse’s patootie, a couple of spritzes of this stuff, and i gotta run out the back door of the club at the end of the night. GET SOME.” Seriously, though, folks, how often do second graders and “Mike Hunt” agree on what smells good? You really should GET SOME.

 

3.
Crosley Portable Turntable

$79.95


Dads love vinyl. You might not have ever heard him mention vinyl before, but the moment he sees this turntable, he’ll get a misty look on his face and start telling you about the first LP he ever bought. (This is true whether the dad in question is sixty or thirty.) Pretty soon he’ll want to own all his favorite albums on vinyl — hey presto, gift giving ideas for years to come! It’s made of wood and bound in leatherette, and comes in multiple awesome vintage colors like turquoise and orange — but we’re partial to the black version lined with red. The built-in speaker means he can even set it up in the kitchen (that’s where all the dads we know put theirs).

4.
“Are We There” by Sharon Van Etten
$21.05 for vinyl; $13.49 for CD; $6.99 for MP3


Once he has a turntable, give him something worth buying on vinyl! Sharon Van Etten is the kind of musician a dad can feel okay crushing on — even a father to a daughter — because she likes to wear button downs (look, Dad, no cleavage!) and play with her hair in her face. She’s our new favorite rock star and every dad we know is currently swooning over her. (Listen to her here.)

 

5.
Aneros Helix Syn
$70


This gift isn’t for the faint of heart — it’s not every gift giver that can pull off a prostate massager (and though we don’t know what kind of relationship you have with your own father, we think this gift is probably more appropriate for the father of your own kids… or your single dad booty call). Like the original white Aneros (we just think this one is a little sexier and less medical looking), this toy “offers a shape that provides immediate pressure and tension on the prostate and surrounding area. The sphincter’s natural contractions create simultaneous prostate and perineum stimulation — all without batteries or use of your hands. The unique design helps tone the PC muscles to help improve the quality of orgasm while offering intensely pleasurable sensations.” He can use it during masturbation or oral sex or even while standing at the barbecue, if that’s his thing.

6.
Canon Wireless Printer (With Scanner, Copier, Fax)
$99.99


This device prints photographs wireless directly from an iPhone or iPad, no drivers required. This will turn Dad into a domestic superhero! He can print out pics of all his offsprings’ achievements (when’s the last time you actually bothered to print something?). Or maybe he just wants to print pics of Mom being naughty without going to CVS. And for those days when nothing else will cheer him up, he can use the built-in copier to scan his ass cheeks.

 

7.
The Multi-Orgasmic Man by Mantak Chia & Douglas Abrams Arava
$16.95


Once Dad starts working out his PC muscles with his brand new Aneros Helix Syn, he’s going to want to do something with them. So why not give him a guide to the multiple male orgasm? (It’s kind of like that kids’ book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie… If you give a man an Aneros, he’s going to want a multiple orgasm to go with it.) This Good Vibrations bestseller blends Eastern and Western philosophies and explicitly details how men can learn to separate orgasm from ejaculation.

 

8.
Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25
$7.50


No more sneaking around in his wife’s pocketbook for a lip balm and ending up with a sparkly pink pout, now there’s something truly manly for Dad’s lips. The shea butter makes Dad kissable, and the mint makes freshens his breath. Shut up, by the way, there’s nothing gross about Dad kissing Mom! He might also like the matching Jack Black Beard Lube — and yes, we just wanted to mention that product name — or Jack Black Body Rehab Scrub.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.
LELO Sensua Suede Whip
$44


Who’s your daddy now? (Sorry, we couldn’t resist.) This is a stylish and playful way to dip your toes into the world of BDSM. The soft suede tails are great for gentle teasing… but you can swing them faster for more sensation and intensity. It’s the perfect way to let your guy know he’s more than just a burger flipper to you.

 

10.
Ruhlman’s 20: 20 Techniques, 100 Recipes, A Cook’s Manifesto
$22.60


Ruhlman teaches chefs how to think beyond the recipe, because that’s how Dad likes to cook. Whether cooking a multi-course meal or just some really good scrambled eggs, the same 20 basic concepts of cooking apply. And what Dad could resist a cookbook by the attitude-heavy chef who makes fervid protestations regarding the perfect martini? They should be made with gin, heavy on the vermouth, he says: Vodka is the Wonderbread of American consumption, and a vodka martini should be called a “vodkatini” or “kangaroo” to put it in its place.

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Last Chance to Get a Great $10 “Gag” Gift for Mom! http://www.emandlo.com/2014/05/last-chance-to-a-great-10-gag-gift-for-mom/ http://www.emandlo.com/2014/05/last-chance-to-a-great-10-gag-gift-for-mom/#comments Wed, 07 May 2014 14:40:22 +0000 emandlo http://www.emandlo.com/?p=28380 Lelo’s Etherea Silk Cuffs

Mother’s Day is THIS Sunday, so you only have a couple days left to get Mom the gift that’ll tide her over until the Fifty Shades movie comes out next year: our book, 150 SHADES OF PLAY: A Beginner’s Guide to Kink!

Hear us out: Moms loved the Twilight series, but secretly wished there was more sex in it. Along comes the Fifty Shades series, which is essentially Twilight fan faction, and there’s tons of sex….kinky sex. Moms across the country go gaga for it, so much so that it’s dubbed “mommy porn.” Then the movie version goes into production, and mom-fans everywhere count down the days until its release: Valentine’s Day, 2015.

There are just a few problems:

  • Fifty Shades doesn’t tell moms how to incorporate any of this stuff into their own lives
  • it doesn’t mention specific quality products or where to get them
  • it perpetuates myths about kink
  • it even promotes some very dubious (i.e. unsafe) behaviors and techniques
  • and a year is a long time to wait until the movie comes out!

A mom friend of ours recently wrote us, saying she’s been married for quite a while and needs some new ideas, asking which book of ours we would recommend. We told her 150 SHADES OF PLAY: while it does cover some intense kinky stuff, it also covers the basics; it’s not visually graphic; it has a great sense of humor, which makes it fun and non-intimidating to skim with a husband or partner; and it gives readers a vouyeristic look into how extreme some people can get with BDSM which might make them feel more comfortable and confident to try new, mildly kinky things. Because let’s face it: a little toy or light bondage is nothing compared to pony play!

So when making the mom in your life a Mother’s Day care package this coming May 11th, remember: flowers are nice, but floggers are nicer.

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