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Tag Archive | "Sex Toy: An A-Z Guide to Bedside Accessories"

How to Write a Sex Manual

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

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Sex is funny. People clunk heads, make foolish noises, and generally exhibit the grace of Michael Bolton on Dancing with the Stars. But if you’ve read most of the sex manuals published in the past thirty years, you’d think we were all missing the joke. You’d conclude that good sex required a bearded man, a [...]

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Jingle Balls!

Friday, December 25, 2009

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Smartballs by Fun Factory That warm, fuzzy feeling you get from the holiday season can be experienced any time of year really (at least by the ladies) thanks to Smartballs, vaginal balls-within-balls that rotate fast and steadily with pelvic movement to help improve PC muscle strength and sensitivity — the lazy way of doing your [...]

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Dear Em & Lo: Can I Give a Sex Toy as a Present?

Friday, December 4, 2009


Tantra Feather Teaser by LELO Dear Em & Lo, Is it ever okay to give your partner a sex toy as a holiday present? Making my list, checking it twice, –Toys R Us Dear TRU, Yes! But. It can’t be just any sex toy, it can’t be just any packaging, and it can’t be just [...]

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Time Freaking Magazine Covers Green Sex Toys

Thursday, October 22, 2009

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Earth Angel Hand-Powered Vibe Damn it! Why, or why, didn’t we get off our asses and pitch Time the “Sex and the Eco City” piece in this week’s issue? It’s all stuff we’ve covered before!, on this site and in our 2006 book Sex Toy: An A-Z Guide to Bedside Accessories — but that was [...]

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Jimmyjane’s New Iconic Vibes

Friday, October 9, 2009

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Jimmyjane’s “Usual Suspects” line of iconic vibes As far as good ideas go, this one is right up there with sliced bread and TiVo: 1) Take the best, most popular vibrators that ever existed. 2) Make them out of hygienic, non-porous, phthalate-free material (unlike all their knockoffs). 3) Give the vibes a cool design touch [...]

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How to Buy a Decent Sex Toy

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

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The G-Twist — a toy designed by GoodVibrations and made by Fun Factory that fits all our criteria below There are countless toys out there to choose from — unfortunately, not all of them will get you to your happy place effectively, or even safely. The sex toy industry, which is largely unregulated, is littered [...]

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“Regifting” Sex Toys?

Friday, August 28, 2009


We’ve been asked before if it’s okay to “reuse” a sex toy that outlasts the relationship it was originally purchased for. This rarely happens with battery-operated vibrators, as their shelf life is so limited, but it’s often an issue with something more hardy, like a silicone dildo. If you’re only going to reuse it on [...]

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Do It Tonight: Blindfold Your Partner

Friday, August 21, 2009


photo by nyki_m The blindfolds that come free with a transatlantic Virgin flight (oh, really, you shouldn’t have, Richard Branson) are sometimes printed with the phrase “forty winks” — and we think we know what kind of winks they’re talking about. Who hasn’t stuffed a complimentary blindfold into their carry-on and thought, “Ooh, I should [...]

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Almost Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Silicone Lubes

Thursday, July 30, 2009


Pink love gel The future of sex is silicone, and the future of sex is now. (And, no, this has nothing to do with fake ta-tas.) Yesterday we covered silicone toys, today it’s silicone lube. It feels and works just like oil — i.e., it’s waterproof (bring on the shower nozzle!), a little goes a [...]

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Almost Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Silicone Toys

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Silicone “Theta” from Tantus Silicone is an inorganic polymer. Or, better put, the safest soft material for anything you’re going to insert in your bod — no contest. Here’s the long list explaining why: There are no pores to harbor bad bacteria, you can put it in your dishwasher, you can sterilize it by boiling [...]

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