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Jul 23 2015

Slip n’ Slide with our Handy Lube Guide

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by Chelsea

A good lubricant is a must-have to keep things slick and silky, but the options out there can be overwhelming. What’s the difference between silicone and water-based lube? What kind of lube is best for butt play? Is what I’m putting in my mouth actually edible? Fear not folks: our handy lube guide will turn you from a lube layman to a liquid legend!
aneros

   Water-Based Lube

For the lube novice, water-based lube is a great place to start. They’re easy to clean up, and wash right out of sheets and clothing.

Pros: Works great with latex condoms and a variety of toys, especially silicone toys.

Cons: Water-based lube is highly absorbent, which means it dries out more quickly, so you may have to re-apply/add saliva as needed.

We love Aneros Sessions, Wet Original, and of course the OG classic Astroglide Original.



 

Water-Based Glycerin-Free Lube
southbuttblissLove lube, but prone to yeast and urinary tract infections? The culprit could be glycerin, a slippery ingredient that can often throw off a
vagina’s pH balance. Glycerin-free lube is also a great option if you prefer something less sticky than your average lube.

Pros: Great for vaginal play and sensitive skin

Cons: Like the water-based lube, it requires re-application as it dries out.

We recommend Sliquid H20 and Sliquid Sassy (which is great for anal play). Southern Butter Bliss-On is infused with organic Calendula flowers, and comes in fragrance-free and peppermint and ginseng.

 

 

 

   Hybrid Lube

Hybrid lubes combine the long-lasting qualities of silicone lube with the easy clean-up of water-based lube. Get your swirl on with a hybrid, but be sure to spot-test your silicone toys before using a hybrid to make sure it won’t damage them.

sliqsilk

Pros: Best of both worlds! A smooth ride without the requisite stickiness.

Cons: May or may not affect your silicone toys. Taking time to do a spot test is necessary, but often a mood killer.

We’re enjoying Sliquid Silk, as well as Spunk Hybrid Lube and Gun Oil Force Recon, when you want to butch things up.

 

Silicone Lube

We can’t say enough good things about silicone lube. The texture is silky and smooth, and silicone is hypoallergenic, which is great for sensitive skin. Because it doesn’t absorb quickly, silicone lasts longer and requires less application. It’s great with latex and most toys, except for silicone.

uber

Pros: Great for anal play and water play. A little goes a long way!

Cons: Silicone lube can degrade silicone toys, so it’s a major no-no to use the two together.

We’re loving Uberlube and Pink, and of course you can never go wrong with something from the Pjur line of lubes.

 

sliquidcube

Flavored and Warming Lube

If you’re looking to spice up your BJ game, you might be interested in edible flavored lubes.    Or if you’re more into temperature play, you can give warming lubes a whirl, which are    especially fun when applied to your nipples.

Pros: Puts a fun twist on oral sex!

Cons: Always spot test, as they could irritate sensitive skin. Also, we’ve tasted some gnarly    flavored lubes in our day, so give it a taste test before slathering it all over your body.

Try Sex Tarts for fruity flavor or the Sliquid Lip Lickers Lube Cube Sampler for some variety.    To heat things up, give  System JO H2O Warming lube a whirl.

 

 

Oil-Based Lube

If you’re looking for a creamier texture, consider giving oil-based lubes a try. These are great for hand jobs and anal sex, as they last a long time. However, since oil degrades latex, these are NOT RECOMMENDED for safe sex.

boybutter

Pros: Long-lasting, great for anal and water play. A must-have for hand jobs and masturbation.

Cons: Incompatible with latex condoms, hard to wash out of clothes and sheets.

You can’t go wrong with Shaft, or the perennial classic Boy Butter.

Oct 07 2013

Better than Bras

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by thepleasurechest

Earlier this year, a French study concluded that, contrary to popular opinion, wearing a bra causes the breasts to sag over time and doesn’t actually decrease back pain.

We suggest that you take off your bra and do something more fun with your nipples. Suggestions below:

Make them sparkle!

bijoux heartsbijoux stars

Bijoux Mimi pasties are self-adhesive, sparkly, and sure to catch your partner’s attention. Choose between hearts and stars.

Cover them with something special!

bijoux burlesque pasties

Bijoux Burlesque Nipple Pasties are sure to make you feel like a star! Tease your partner with a taste of old-time sleaze!

Make them tasty!

nipple nibblers

Nipple Nibblers lets you enjoy a cool tingling sensation while the delicious fruit flavor reminds your partner to give your nipples some extra attention.

Give them a pleasant pinch!

pink tweezer clampsfifty shades nipple clamps

feather nipple clampsvibrating nipple clamps

Sex Kitten Tweezer Clamps (top left) hug your nipples for a little pleasing pressure. Plus, they’re pink!

Fifty Shades of Grey The Pinch Adjustable Nipple Clamps (top right) are for sensation and decoration alike. If you’re not a fan of the books, you can always remove the Fifty Shades hanging tags.

Sex & Mischief Feathered Nipple Clamps (bottom left) add a playful touch to nipple play and double as feather ticklers.

Vibrating Nipple Clamps (bottom right) vibrate; need we say more?

Apr 18 2013

Wacky Impotence Cures of the Past

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by thepleasurechest

impotence

Men faced with ED have a lot of choices nowadays. There are penis pumps, cockrings, herbal pills and good old Viagra. But in the old days, treating impotence could involve everything from drinking garlic milk or stuffing fennel and ginger in your belly button to strapping on an electric belt. The Awl’s Michael Magnes describes 11 of the oddest cures from the historical literature. Read them at The Awl. 

Apr 09 2013

Spit, Swallowed, Shaken or Stirred?

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by thepleasurechest

mojito

So, it’s well past April Fool’s Day and this appears to be real. The SF Weekly’s Anna Roth reports on a bartender who makes cocktails spiked with semen. Yes, you read that right. Paul “Fotie” Photenhauer is the author of two, um, seminal cookbooks Natural Harvest: A Collection of Semen-Based Recipes and his latest Semenology: The Semen Bartender’s Handbook which puts the cock back in cocktails. That’s an oddly appetizing photo of the “Macho Mojito” above. In his defense, Photenhauer argues:

People eat all kinds of weird shit. Eggs are the menstruation of chickens. Milk is the mammary excretion from cows. Semen is… at least it’s fresh and you know who the producer is.

Well, he does have a point. Still, if you’re going to try this at home, may we suggest making your elixir just a little sweeter first? Oh, and we have some drink stirrers that just might work for the occasion.

 

May 08 2012

Dona: A Ritual for the Senses

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by thepleasurechest

UPDATE: Congratulations to Vanae of Culver City, CA for winning this contest.

This month we’re pleased to introduce you to Dona, a line of sensual bath and body products. Each of the items in the Dona line is created with naturally-derived ingredients from renewable resources. Dona products are eco-friendly, biodegradable and made without animal testing.

Best of all, each Dona product comes infused with one of three proven aphrodisiacs. There’s acai for stamina, blue lotus for heightened awareness and tranquility, and goji berry for increased testosterone and sex drive.

Each product can be seen as a step in a sensual ritual, designed to awaken the senses and nurture the body and mind. For the bath, Dona offers bath salts and body polish, both derived from the Dead Sea. There’s a shave gel for grooming intimate areas, and a body mist for moisturizing. If you’re planning a romantic evening, they’ve got sensual, soy-based massage candles and a more traditional massage oil. There are faux rose petals to create a path or set the stage, and a kissable body drizzle for sweeter foreplay.

Win a Dona Sampler

Want to win a sampler of Dona products? Perhaps you want to try them for yourself. Or win them for the lucky woman on your Mother’s Day gift list. Simply tell us why you’re excited to try Dona in the comments below. On Friday, we’ll pick one lucky reader to receive an assortment of goodies. Good luck!

 

 

 

Apr 04 2012

2 Slippery Thumbs Up for Dona Massage Oil

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by thepleasurechest

The market is practically flooded with massage oils. So when the new Dona brand of aphrodisiac-infused oils was released, we needed an expert opinion. We sent some samples home with our own LittleMissM. Here’s what she told us…

I really love this massage oil! My boyfriend and I tried it in two scents: “blue lotus” and “acai.” The “blue lotus” smells really nice. It’s strong and has an earthy, masculine scent. There’s also a subtle beach-iness to it. My boyfriend isn’t in love with the smell, but I think it’s lush. I would actually wear this in my daily life as a regular skin moisturizer (I normally use virgin coconut oil).

"It’s very sweet smelling-- it makes me think of homemade jam!"

The “acai” oil is clean, fresh and kind of girlie. It’s very sweet smelling– it makes me think of homemade jam! My boyfriend liked it and we had a nice time using it together. It really helped set the mood. I have super dry skin, so for massage, we had to use more than the average bear might but it was definitely worth it. It glided really nicely and left my skin feeling soft, supple and pampered. I’d recommend Dona for anyone who wants a massage oil that has nice scents and feels good on the skin. Also, if you’re into using more natural products, the Dona brand is great, because you can pronounce and recognize almost all of the ingredients. However, if your nose is particular or sensitive to scented things, you might want to pass on the “acai” smell because it’s rather potent. All-in-all, I’d give it two thumbs up.