With Valentine's Day, you can go a couple of different ways - if you are part of a couple, you can go romantic with gifts of candy, flowers, and intimate caresses or you can go full-on erotic with fearsome new toys set to test the bounds of your trust in your partner, the strength of your bed frame, and the integrity of your house's wiring system. An interesting idea, though, might be to do… both.
I'm not normally all that excited about gift sets - they are often stuffed with things that you don't really want so that the shops can bulk it up a little and get rid of the tat that doesn't sell on its own. But I have rather fallen in love with this set from Pipedream. I find it appealing both because it covers such a nice spectrum of naughty and nice toys, and because it really is a deal.
In Cosmo's article on the Hottest Sex Trends, right up at Number Two was trying out a top notch toy. Wasting no time on cheapo vibrators that you get from shady shops with dust on the counters and a whole rack of inflatable dolls, the surest way to rev up your sex life is to try out a post toy that you'll love using, and possibly sharing.
"In recent years, sex-toy sites have seen a rapid increase in sales, with chicks being the majority of their clientele. So is it any wonder that adult toys have gone designer? "Style-savvy women weren't satisfied with the cheap, tastelessly packaged vibrators on the market," says Dana B. Myers, the 29-year-old co-founder of bootyparlor.com, an American website that sells posh playthings like the Swarovski crystal-encrusted (they're on the handle) Minx vibrator. "As a result, vibrators have undergone an extreme makeover. There has been a growing trend of 'sexual couture' - fashionable products meant to be played with and admired."
Over on the OrgasmArmy forums, Officer Cadet jezzer is asking for some reviews from any man who has used the VibraExciter - so far, there is only one review from a woman, but he is hoping to hear from the gentlemen before he grabs the companion piece to the original VibraExciter he got for his girlfriend (now that is a guy who plans well for Valentine's Day).
His question in full:
After last week's very high tech gift choice, I thought this week I might showcase something on the other end of the gadgetry spectrum. This porcelain dildo is just classic from end to end--made out of a high quality material and silk printed with a gorgeous floral design. It also comes in a leather pouch which steps this up from Fancy Dildo to Great Gift of a Fancy Dildo.
The Miss Saigon comes in two sizes, the 7.5 inch and the 6.5 inch models - if you want something slightly different, the Miss Pink Classic Dildo has all the luxurious qualities of the Miss Saigon, but comes with a light, feminine pink design. It also comes in both large and smaller sizes.
I actually own the Miss Saigon and I recommend it fully - in fact, I reviewed it and gave it five stars:
Is this not just a wee box of cuteness? The vibrating rubber duckies from the I Rub My Duckie line have always been adorable, but now that you can get a gold one, it has reached all new levels of great gift giving possibilities.
As always, it is completely waterproof, operates with a simple squeeze of his little duckie body, and runs on a triple A battery. But this version comes in the convenient travel size and has a very classy satin-lined box, which makes for a great little gift set.
Following the product link gives you a new video with the Professor and Bonny learning about more uses for the duckies - and honestly, I was completely sold on my new-found need to own two of them, so that I can have them both used on my back at the same time.
But if you're not convinced just with the idea of using it as a body massager or as a fun bath toy, just look at his little face:
Seriously. Look him in his eye and tell him you don't want him. Just you try.
Over on the Orgasm Army forums, a question was posted regarding whether or not a man should experience a feeling of burning in his testicles when using a splitter (the answer, by the way, is no - if you do, you should try a larger fit or a material with more give. Consider oiling leather, or switching from metal rings). After a couple of comments, though, the real question was posed by a newcomer…just what is a cock and ball splitter?
On Sunday I took at look at the new Ballbra that has been talked about with some confusion and interest on the Orgasm Army forums. I stand by what I said - I'm darned interested in it and would kind of love to see a man wearing one.
I am not so sure that I want to see Jeremy Paxman wearing one. In fact, I am sure that I don't. And yet, with his recent argument over whether or not M&S underwear for men has gotten… less supportive… he may be in the market for the ballbra. As he says:
"Like large numbers of men in this country I have always bought my socks and pants at Marks & Sparks.
"I've noticed something very troubling has happened. There's no other way to put this -- their pants no longer provide adequate support.
"When I've discussed this with friends and acquaintances it has revealed widespread gusset anxiety."
So who wants to be the one to email him with the Ballbra link? I would, but I'm too busy picturing it…
I don't mean to frighten anyone with this newsflash, but it is less than a month until Valentine's Day. Seriously. Now is the time to be making your plans for what gift is going to wow and impress your lover - and possibly get you a little sweet action. Over the next few weeks, I'll present you with some out of the ordinary (no fluffy handcuffs or red tatty lingerie this year, gentlemen!), sure-to-impress gifts. Something that will satisfy both the romantic in you and the more erotically minded…
No one can see the B3 Tuyo and help but be intrigued. Stylish and unique, this is the sort of gift that you can easily give to someone who is normally turned off by in your face sexual toys - and it is made to be used by couples as well, so you're set up for an enjoyable evening.
Don't let the fancy red "censored" flag confuse you - that is no ordinary little strap and pouch for your man. No, indeed, that is a fabulous… well… Ballbra. According to the information, it is supposed to be worn during sex. With the testicles "harnessed", erections should be enhanced and orgasms more… intense. As an added bonus, the Ballbra can be worn under clothes, for the gentleman who likes to really catch the attention of the ladies on the metro.
There is some dubiousness expressed over on Orgasm Army's forums, with the general point being:
Lol… I don't know anyone that would wear one…
You know, it is a bit strange, but I'm coming around to it. It would have to give a nice sensation to the man wearing it and I would think that the look would be kind of sexy for the viewer… The Ballbra Original has a full brief back, for wearing under clothes, while there are also the Ballbra Bare with a jockstrap back and the Ballbra G-String with… well, a G-string back.
As I said back on Tuesday, the Fun Factory line has just exploded recently with unbelievably great looking toys. Fun Factory has always come up with well-made, innovative toys, but recently they seem to have really outdone themselves. It seems like every time I come onto Lovehoney and check out the new vibrators and dildos, I'm seeing something that I have to have coming out of Germany. I've before focused on the Bandito, Bendy, and the P-Twist so I am determined to put a lid on my big love for Fun Factory and focus on other lines - but only after I show you a couple more that are now firmly on my Must Own list.
So here is the whistle stop tour of what is new from Fun Factory: