Everyone looks forward to a bit of holiday romance when they go away - but the new trend is to be sure you're actually going to get some when you go away.
"An increasing number of people -- singles and couples of all ages -- are looking for much, much more from their precious respite.
And what they want is more fun, more excitement. In particular what they want more of is sex.
Could be sex with each other -- in public, maybe with someone else (of either gender), with a threesome of any combination, another couple, joining in a fetish group, or just being in an atmosphere where they can be sexually open and relaxed.
The trend has created a whole new category of vacations -- erotic travel -- and it's aimed at often stressed-out professional people who want an upscale vacation experience or a wild weekend, but with sexual overtones.
"Not everyone is looking for sexual interaction, though," says Brian Martin, head of sales and marketing for Hot Escapes (hotescapes.net), a Toronto company specializing in erotic travel all over the globe.
"Many clients just want a very erotic atmosphere where there are people of like mind. Some want to explore sexuality and 20% will be swingers (or lifestylers, as they're known now).
A large proportion of Hot Escapes clientele travels to the Caribbean to all-inclusive resorts such as the SuperClubs' Jamaican Hedonism resorts I (Negril), II and III (Runaway Bay). Equally hot is the relatively new and luxurious Desire resort, for couples only, in Cancun, Mexico (cost about $4,500 a couple for a week). Desire has been so successful with the open sexuality concept, they're opening a new resort in Los Cabos in the fall." [read more at the Canoe Network]
If you can't afford the luxury of erotic travel, never fear - we have plenty of sex toys for travelling which are guaranteed to ensure you have a good time whoever you meet! Make sure you have a handy supply of condoms too, just in case.
Quite simply, this is one of the most-detailed reviews ever to appear on Orgasm Army. Even if you're not in the market for a cock ring, it's a damned-fine read:
"I thought I’d earn 'Coolest Roommate of the Century' for not only restoring my roommate’s sexual prowess but supplying him with the very tool required. I hopped online and began browsing my favorite online adult shops. I recognized the winner as soon as it appeared on screen in all of its red-hot glory: the Hustler Hot Sex Wireless Vibrating Jel-Lee Cock Ring. It was clear from the image alone that this thing is a lean, mean, cock-hugging, clit-licking, vibrating machine..."
See the full Hustler Hot Sex Cock Ring review at Orgasm Army.
Buy the Hustler Hot Sex Cock Ring at Lovehoney.
Without wishing to get to heavy, these are the rules that govern the Design A Sex Toy Competition. When you enter, you agree to abide by these rules.
Here they are in short: click below to read them in full...
1. All entries must be submitted online, but you can post printed designs and information to us.
2. By submitting your entry, you agree to the full Competition Rules.
3. The submitter of the winning entry will win £1,000 - and the chance to have their design made!
4. The closing date is 30 November 2006 -- don't delay!
Bored of the five-finger shuffle? This bishop-basher can add a little excitement to your onanistic activities...
"The Monkey Spanker is a sleek little vibrating wank toy.
It works by stretching around your cock and a vibrator in the handle makes the whole thing vibrate.
You then glide the stretchy latex tube along your cock best to vary the strokes and use plenty of lube the pleaser then builds up and you get quite a present orgasm..."
See the full Monkey Spanker Male Masturbator review at Orgasm Army.
Buy the Monkey Spanker Male Masturbator at Lovehoney.
Gorgeous ladies! If you're feeling a bit like Samantha Jones in that memorable episode of Sex And The City when she thought she had lost her orgasm, I can recommend a little something to get you back on track.
I too have felt a little lack-luster from time to time; hectic work schedules have often left me too tired and too stressed out to bring myself to that marvelous place called Orgasm Central. It happens to all of us at least once, but that does not mean we have to put up with it. Losing your sex drive and dreading the thought of unfulfilling hanky panky with your partner is enough to make any woman feign a headache and catch an early night's sleep.
Our vote for the most neglected part of the body goes to the bit between your big toe and your second toe. Closely followed by nipples. But not for much longer!
"The man likes to put these on me when I'm firmly trussed up and can't do anything to stop him.
The tips are well coated so aren't too painful, unlike some of the metal creations that are available. The pain (and pleasure) comes when you slide the little ring up the shafts of the tweezers..."
See the full Thin Nipple Tweezers review at Orgasm Army.
Buy the Thin Nipple Tweezers at Lovehoney.
This is ace - "In an effort to de-stigmatize condoms, one advocacy group is encouraging people to make their own art pins using the contraceptive.
Executive director of The Condom Project, Franck DeRose, says his group started a program that aims to get people more comfortable with condoms, particularly those who live in countries where the items are taboo.
He tells Reuters, "There's a great need to de-stigmatize condoms around the world, especially in Africa."
To achieve that goal, the project has set up a craft table at the International AIDS Conference in Toronto with packaged condoms, colored paper, candy and tape.
The art pins have turned up on African grandmothers, conservative-looking men and shy teens." Read full report at All Headline News]
Lovehoney has hordes of condoms for you to make your art with - check out our condom collection.
Want to turn your bed into a bondage playground? Manline have just the thing...
"I ordered this when I got fed up of my silk scarves being ruined from being tied to the bed frame. One of my all-time best purchases!
It's a collection of nylon web straps with a centre section holding two adjustable cross straps at each end - the centre section goes under the centre of the mattress, with the resulting four ties going crosswise to come out at each corner of the bed..."
See the full Manline Under the Bed Restraint Gear review at Orgasm Army.
Buy the Manline Under the Bed Restraint Gear at Lovehoney.
Holy moley. So embarrassed was 29 year old Mardin Azad Amin to be found with a penis pump in his luggage at O'Hare Airport last week, he declared with a nervous chuckle that it was a bomb.
BoingBoing has the full story, and we have a great selection of Sex Toys For Travelling which will let you avoid this sort of nightmare scenario in these times of heightened airport security - but still let you take discreetly packaged sex toys on holiday with you for well-deserved fun.
We've also got a Travel Sex Toys Buyer's Guide to help you choose which one's right for you.