BDSM how-to articles Category

Our Staff’s Desert Island DVD Porn Picks

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

With tens of thousands of porn titles to choose from, it can be a challenge to choose a DVD for a hot evening at home. To make it easier, we’ve polled our staff and come up with a not-quite-definitive list of dirty movies we’d take to a desert island. Here are some of our favorites. […]

8 Essentials to Fulfill Your “50 Shades” Fantasies

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Has Fifty Shades of Grey turned you on to the erotic possibilities of bondage and submission? If so, you won’t want to miss our new workshop Fifty Shades of Pleasure, which will teach you how to safely explore your kinky fantasies. If you want to play like Grey, here are eight essentials you’ll need, paired […]

40 Ways to Make Life Sexier

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

We asked our LA store staff for their favorite sex tips. Here’s what they said…   Wrestle! The physical contact will make you sweaty, get your heart rate up and make you laugh. -Alicia Buy a great lube, even if you think you don’t “need” one. Sometimes getting extra slippery can be just what the […]

Sounding? Sounds like fun!

Friday, June 17th, 2011

A sound is a medical instrument designed to stretch or enlarge the urethra. Sounds were originally developed to identify obstructions in the urethra, and to stretch the passage, allowing the flow of urine and semen. This tool was used to “sound the depths” of a patient’s urethra, in the same way that one measure’s the […]

Choosing a Nipple Toy

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

Whether you like them tweaked, pinched, pumped or bedazzled, your nipples can be a source of erotic pleasure. But how to choose between the dozens of products designed for you precious pink buds? Perk up! Here’s our guide to choosing a nipple toy.

Nipples are extraordinarily sensitive, making them one of the main sites on the body for sensation play. While it’s assumed that the use of nipple clamps is primarily about pain, many people also find this activity pleasurable.

BDSM for Beginners

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

You’ve probably seen some form of BDSM depicted on television, in movies, or even snuck into an otherwise “vanilla” porno film. Maybe it made you curious, maybe it turned you on, or maybe it turned your partner on and now you sleep with one eye open, afraid that some night you’ll wake up to get a glass of water and find yourself tied to the bed. Well fear not, adventurous friend, for BDSM is all about mutual consent and negotiated boundaries. There’s a whole lot to learn, and we carry several books and DVDs to help you along on your journey, but this is quick guide to get you started. We hear a lot of questions from people about BDSM. Here are some common ones: