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Jun 11 2014

Tenga Hard Boiled Eggs:
“Very Similar to Oral Sex”

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by Chelsea

Louie, from our Chicago store, tried out one of the new Tenga Hard Boiled Eggs and wrote this fabulously comprehensive review, complete with tips for using them. Enjoy!

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Tired of the same old hand-jobs? Whether solo or with a partner, the Tenga Hard Boiled Egg series has great introductory toys to intensify your experience. Each one is well crafted and meticulously thought-out from beginning (the packaging) to the end (clean up).

Unlike most other masturbation sleeves, which can be bulky and difficult to store, the packaging encasing the Hard Boiled Eggs was designed to be somewhat discreet, easy to store and travel-friendly for the cock on the go. The designs on the labels are the actual textures you’ll feel inside each one. Once opened, you’ll find a little hard removable plastic tube inside the hole of the egg. It contains a small packet of lubricant. Bravo on being able to carry one egg with everything you need inside, ready to use.

tenga eggs 4The lube provided is a nice slippery, saliva-like, water-based gel (Glycerin, Polyacrylate Na, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, and Methylparaben). The eggs are made of an elastomer (porous), so only water-based lubricants are recommended. But since the eggs were meant to be disposable, feel free to use any kind of lubricant you want, even silicone like Überlube for a silky smooth session or oil-based lubricants like Gun Oil’s Stroke 29 for a warming glide that helps increase blood flow to the penile tissue. Just pitch it afterwards because these lubes will deteriorate the material and are difficult to wash off completely. By using only water-based lubricants and properly cleaning with mild soap and water, you’ll probably be able to get more bang for your buck.

The Tenga Hard Boiled Eggs are a slight improvement to the already popular Tenga Eggs. For those who found the originals were too thin to grip, the “hard boiled” series allow for a firmer handle on things. The textures inside are thicker and the material has a silkier feel – very similar to what a tongue feels like. You can warm things up by first soaking in hot water. Fill your egg up with the lube provided, insert yourself and squeeze the tip to release some air pressure – like putting on a condom. The textures in the Thunder Hard Boiled Egg are so defined, soft and smooth that it is ideal for twisting around the head and working the sensitive glans. A generous amount of the lube provided is going to feel and even sound very similar to oral sex. When you are ready, go ahead and take slow and long strokes up and down. You can utilize the textures by squeezing or twisting along the shaft. The material is super elastic and can stretch up to nearly 9 inches in length. If you’re having a more vigorous stroking session, the material will likely break, which is not necessarily a bad thing as this allows for more sensation on the shaft. If you love to receive oral but your partner may not be able to go down very long, this toy will help finish things off without losing the realistic feel of the blow-job. Since everything tenga eggs 3you need is all packaged together, you don’t have lose the heat of the moment while switching from oral to the egg. The Tenga Hard Boiled Eggs just might become the new best friend for both of you. It is worth noting that if you are shooting a large load into the egg sleeve, it may fill up and come out the bottom end. Leave it to Tenga to think things out completely. By leaving the hard shells nearby, you can place the eggs sleeve back in the shell while you use the Pjur Med Clean Wipes to wash yourself off, followed by cleaning the sleeve and shell. Allow to dry completely, and then put the sleeve back into the shell for storing or disposing.

If you are interested in a dick toy that is inexpensive, discreet, high quality and easy to use from beginning to end, I would definitely recommend giving the Tenga Hard Boiled Egg series a shot! Thunder, Crater, Misty, Cloudy, Shiny, and Surfer – different strokes from different yolks, so go ahead try them all! Each one is a pleaser.

May 30 2014

Want to Win a Form 6?
Describe Your Dream Vacation

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by Chelsea

form 6

Update: Congratulations to Kaylee, who won the Form 6! Thanks to everyone who entered! 

We’re giving away a Jimmyjane Form 6!

This new generation of the award winning Form 6 vibrating massager is the most versatile product of its kind. Every surface is smooth and designed for sensation. It’s fully submersible and bath-friendly, making it one of the only vibrators in the world that is both rechargeable and truly waterproof.

Plus, it has a travel lock and comes with a universal adapter, so it’s ready to go around the world with you.

Want to win a Form 6? Here’s how.

In the comments below, tell us where in the world you’d most like to take your Form 6. Assume that you have limitless time and money for your trip. We’ll pick a winner at random at noon PDT on Monday, June 2nd.

U.S. residents only. 

May 15 2014

Want to Win a Form 2?
Tell us About Your Favorite Duo!

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by Chelsea

form2

Update: Congrats to Carl, who won the Form 2!

 

We’re giving away one of our most popular and beloved vibrators, the Jimmyjane Form 2.

Here’s what’s amazing about this little vibe:

- It has a motor in each of its prongs, so you get vibration in stereo!
- You want power? This vibe has serious power.
- It’s fully waterproof – great for fun in the tub.
- It’s made of silicone – non-porous, hypoallergenic, and easy to clean
- It recharges magnetically – no fussing with batteries

Want to win a Form 2? Here’s how.

In the comments below, tell us about your favorite pair of anything – yes, anything that comes in a pair.* For instance:

“My army surplus boots, which I’ve had since high school.”
“Salt and pepper. Eggs wouldn’t taste right without them.”
“Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, the cutest onscreen couple ever.”

We’ll pick a winner at random on Thursday, May 22nd at 9am PDT.
U.S. residents only.

*Almost anything. Anyone who answers “balls” or “boobs” will be disqualified, because those are obvious answers and we don’t like being bored.

May 12 2014

Silicone Explained

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by Chelsea

lorax of sex silicone

We get it. You keep hearing that silicone is an amazing material, but you’re not supposed to use it with silicone lube, except that maybe sometimes you can?

And, wait, can you store silicone toys with other silicone toys?

What’s this I’ve been hearing about testing the rubber by setting my toys on fire?

Blogger Lorax of Sex has answered all of these questions and more in this epic fact-fest. If you’re buying or using silicone, you definitely want to check it out.

May 09 2014

Top 5 Toys for Shower Sex

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by Chelsea

May is a funny month. Depending where you are, it might be beach weather [hey there, L.A.!] or you might just be hanging up your winter coat and breaking out your windbreaker. Luckily, whether the weather is hot or cold, a nice shower can either be warm and soothing or cool and refreshing. What better place to get fresh with a special friend?

And what better accessories to take with you than these?

Dual Locking Suction Handle

dual locking suction handle

It may not look like the sexiest toy in the world, but you know what’s really not sexy? Spending your shower sexcapade worrying that you’re going to fall down.

We-Vibe 4

We-Vibe 4 remote pink

This waterproof remote-controlled couples vibrator rests against the clit and the G-spot and is designed to be worn during intercourse. Plus, its quality silicone is compatible with our favorite high grade, shower-proof silicone lube…

Pjur Bodyglide

pjur bodyglide

This lube is utter luxury. More importantly, it won’t rinse right off the way your body’s natural lubrication will. Keep shower play slick and sexy with the only silicone lube that’s been approved to use with We-Vibe and Tantus toys.*

Mio

mio

It’s the classic vibrating cock ring, but waterproof and classy as hell, for longer, stronger, more intense shower sex.

Spareparts Tomboi Harness

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The Tomboi won’t falter in water! This sturdy, stylish, machine washable harness can hold almost any dildo in its elastic o-ring and stays comfortable and secure when wet. Try pairing it with a Tantus toy, so that you can have your silicone and use it too.*

 

*That’s right, you get to break the cardinal rule: never use silicone lube with a silicone toy. Tantus and We-Vibe have both approved their silicone toys to be used with Pjur and only Pjur silicone lube. The lube and toys are each made of such high grade silicone that one won’t degrade the other.

May 01 2014

May Workshops in Chicago

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by Chelsea

Join us for free workshops all May and get 15% off your purchases!

cooper beckettA Primer on Swinging with Cooper Beckett
Wednesday, May 7th @ 8-10pm – FREE!
Cooper Beckett, from the podcast Life on the Swingset, takes you through the common peaks and valleys of beginning swinging, covering jealousy, safer sex practices, communication and more. Whether you’re brand new to swinging, been doing it for years, or just fascinated by the idea, there’s something here for everyone.

Twisted Knitters, co-sponsored with Sex Positive Chicago
Tuesday, May 13th @ 7-9pm – FREE!
With a 2014 reboot of our popular knitting night, Sex Positive Chicago hops on board to co-host the sexiest night of knitting in Chicago! Come out and play with yarn and enjoy yummy snacks and great conversation with the folks from both The Pleasure Chest and Sex Positive Chicago.

ashBlow Jobs & Beyond with Ash
Wednesday, May 14th @ 8-10pm – FREE!
Want to have him squirming in his seat? Our Sex Specialists will show you how to use your mouth, hands, and more to give mind-blowing blowjobs. We’ll cover male anatomy, tips and tricks, the truths and myths of “deep throat” plus other sexy secrets that are sure to have him begging for more.

Performance Anxiety – Comedy Night at The Pleasure Chest
Monday, May 19th @ 8-10pm – FREE!
Get your laughs and lube in the same place. Join us for Performance Anxiety, a comedy night hosted by Goodrich Gevaart and Kristin Clifford and featuring live performances by some of the best comics working today. As a bonus, all audience members get 15% off their purchases on the night of the show.

Allison MoonHow to Drive a Vulva with Allison Moon
Wednesday, May 21st @ 8-10pm – FREE!

Learn how to navigate the twists and turns of female sexuality in a class designed for people of all genders. In this playful, informative 2-hour workshop lead by sapphic savant Allison Moon, you will learn all the basics, including the bits and pieces that make up female sexual anatomy, simple ways to communicate in the heat of the moment, and positions to avoid fatigue and generate the power you need to rock their world – plus a few super secret, lesbian-ninja techniques. You’ll come away with new confidence to please a vulva and the person it belongs to, no matter what your hands-on experience.

Toys for Boys with Louie
Wednesday, May 28th @ 8-10pm – FREE!
Think adult toys are for women only? Au contraire! From prostate massagers and penis pumps to vibrating rings and sensual strokers, there are tons of toys to perk up your penis! We’ll introduce you to the best toys for boys, how they can enhance solo and partner sex, and how to “borrow” products that are marketed to women for your own personal pleasure.

Apr 25 2014

Want to Win a Rabbit Habit?
Invent a Spring Holiday!

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by Chelsea

rabbit habit double plus good

Update: Congratulations to Alissia Rose-Pait, who won the Rabbit Habit. Thanks to all of you who invented awesome holidays!

We’re giving away our final Vibratex Rabbit Habit Original Deluxe of the month!

This luxury edition of the ever-popular Rabbit Habit is stronger and more satisfying than ever! With a quieter, more powerful motor and a superior button control panel, the Rabbit Habit Original Deluxe lets you scroll through a variety of speeds, vibration patterns, and rotations. This is a habit you won’t want to break!

Want to win the new, improved Rabbit Habit? Here’s how.

In the comments below, invent a new spring holiday that’d you’d like to see celebrated. We’ll pick our favorite on Wednesday, April 30th at noon PDT.

U.S. residents only.

Apr 21 2014

Want to Win a Girls Vibe?
Rename Your Favorite!

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by Chelsea

the girls vibratex

Update:  Congratulations to Bernie W, Meegan, and Kitty Stryker, our contest winners! Thanks to everyone who impressed us with your naming skills! Keep an eye out for another Vibratex giveaway. 

Once again, we’re giving away one each of the new Vibratex Girls line: BestiePrincessa, and Amie.

Sometimes you just need a night in with your best girl. The Amie has a versatile shape – perfect for broad or super-focused vibration. The Bestie is designed to hug the clit, surrounding it with sensation. If you’re feeling adventurous, the Princessa delivers everything from a light tickle to a powerful pulse. Plus, they’re all splashproof, silicone, and rechargeable!

Want to win? Here’s how. 

Choose one vibe that you’d like to win, then give it a new name and tell us why you chose the name. For example:

“I think that the Bestie should be called the Tune, because it looks like a tuning fork.”

“Princessa = Wonderland. It reminds me of the talking flowers in Through the Looking Glass.”

You get the idea. We’ll pick a favorite for each toy on Friday, May 25th at noon PDT.

U.S. residents only. 

Apr 21 2014

Toy Cleaning & HPV: a PSA

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by Chelsea

toy cleaner

A new study from the Indiana University School of Medicine examined the possibility of spreading HPV through shared sex toys. The results are mostly unsurprising, but very worth reading. They had twelve women each provide vaginal samples and samples from two different vibrators – one made of thermoplastic elastomer and the second made of silicone – just after use, just after cleaning with soap, and after 24 hours. Here, we’ll break the results down for you. The percentages refer to the number of samples in which HPV was detected.

Vaginal samples: 75%

Vibrator 1 (thermoplastic elastomer)
After use: 89%
After cleaning: 56%
After 24 hours: 40%

Vibrator 2 (silicone)
After use: 67%
After cleaning: 44%
After 24 hours: None

Okay, let’s review what we’ve learned!

1) Elastomer toys (and, we can assume, other porous toys) should not be shared with a partner with whom you’re not fluid bonded (unless you’re using a barrier).

2) It looks like silicone toys are safe to share 24 hours after cleaning, but there’s still a risk of HPV transmission immediately after cleaning.

The second one surprised us, but we’re glad to know it. Now we just have more questions! Were they using hand soap or toy cleaner? Which brand? What would the numbers look like using different kinds of cleaners? Or with several more groups of women?

Isn’t science exciting? Find out more here.

Apr 17 2014

Fish Will Eat Your Sex Toys

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by Chelsea

cod and dildo

Bjørn Frilund, a Norwegian fisherman, caught a fish. Inside that fish was a vibrator.

“Fish eat all kinds of different things,” he told The Local. “And the dildo looks like what the fish eat. We have a kind of multi-coloured octopus in Norway, maybe the cod thought this was one of these and ate it.” 

What was the vibrator doing in the water in the first place? More importantly, what have we done to deserve this amazing story? If we do more of it, will we hear about a lion who adopts a blow-up doll and raises it as his own?

h/t The Local