You would be forgiven for thinking that this blog post is about really, really bad sex toys but it isn't. You see a sex toy can suck and that can be a very good thing when I am talking about the range of products from Satisfyer.
I have been sent three new vibrators to review and all of them suck, in a good way I hasten to add. What I mean is that as well as vibrating they actually suck gently or vigorously on your clitoris and ladies having experienced it myself I was left wondering why it has taken so long to develop this amazing style of vibrator. The suction adds and incredible new twist to these vibrators and they are actually better in the bath than out of it as the feelings are more intense when they are used underwater.
I have had some amazing orgasms with these toys and have actually enjoyed an orgasm in under 20 seconds which even for me is a new record. My reviews will be going up very soon but as I say a sex toy can suck and still be an amazing toy.
The ElectroHelix or Helix for short is a replacement for their longest running and extremely popular Series 1 control box (read my review of one here). The Helix is a smaller unit that is packed full of some great new features included some of the program modes featured in their last release, the ElectroPebble. It has the old favourites such as the 'Fire' button that can be used to shock and tease together with a new 'Sports' mode where the output power is increased for those needing a bit more kick in their e-stim play.
To say that I am now looking forward to going to bed early tonight would be an understatement, watch out for my review which will be coming soon.
I was asked to write a guest blog article by the lovely people over at KinkCraft about reviewing sex toys. So I tried to get everything that I do down on paper to dispell the myth that reviewing sex toys is just an easy way to get free sex toys - it isn't, trust me on this one as I know what I am talking about here.
I was amazed when the ever so talented Amy Gardener who does all of the blog post header pics at KinkCraft agreed to base the articles header image on my little old avatar and I was blown away with her creation which you can see above.
Well what are you waiting for, get yourself over to KinkCraft to read my article there and whilst there check out their amazing kits and products of course. I have reviewed several and found them both a lot of fun and very functional.
The fact that you are reading this tells me that you are either curious about the whole E-Stim or Electrosex scene or you are amazed that anyone would actually apply electricity to their genitals and want to find out more about this way of getting yourself off.
Yes you read that right, you can get yourself off simply through the use of a bit of electricity.
Now the key to my last statement was "a bit of electricity" and whilst not entirely compliant with the SI system of measurement for electricity the "bit" that I am talking about is really very tiny. I do not suggest that you wire your genitals up to the mains socket in your bedroom for obvious reasons.
If you ask most people what they imagine the sensations to be like when playing with e-stim equipment one common answer is the shock delivered by an electric animal fence. Nothing could be further from the truth and for a newcomer it really is a confusing area of masturbation, through this article I hope to shed some light on this tantalisingly pleasant masturbatory practice.
We are all taught at a very early age of the dangers of electricity and here I am condoning, nay, recommending its use as a masturbatory aid. Yes electricity is dangerous but with the correct equipment and with safety paramount in your mind it can deliver mind blowing orgasms - hands free. Now I bet that has now got you really curious so read on to learn of the ins and outs of this kinky sexual practice.
It's something that we rarely talk about even with our closest friends but lets face it we have all "Polished the pearl" or "Jilled off" - (note to self I love sexual euphemisms). Some of us are even ashamed to do it at all. That's probably due to the fact that society still encourages guilt and shame about masturbation - it's simply something that "good girls shouldn't do". Well, to hell with that train of thought.
You should be asking the question, why not do it? It feels amazing, has great health benefits and relieves stress so why wouldn't anyone want to stop everything they are doing and get themself off.
I want to break down some of the myths around masturbation and to prove to you that it's a totally positive experience. Everyones body is unique and your way of masturbation will probably be different to mine but that doesn't matter as there is no right or wrong way to do it. So here are some quick and simple reasons why you should be doing it.
Masturbating is a great way to get to know your own body. Learn what feels great and experiment a little, if you've never checked yourself out then grab a mirror and watch yourself doing it. It can be quite an enlightening experience.
Masturbation is not all about the clitoris, you have lots of erogenous zones, so explore them. Find your G-spot and get to know how to stimulate your nipples, neckline, inner things and breasts.
Learn how you like to be pleasured, do you like it fast or slow, firm or gentle. It's only if you know how to please yourself that you can give your partner a clue as to what works best for you. Trust me, he or she will appreciate the heads up.
If you are between partners or are having a bit of a dry spell then masturbating can relieve your own sexual stress and satisfy your libido.
Masturbating is a great way to get a good nights sleep. A hard orgasm can physically and emotionally drain you of tension and can exhaust your body. It can lower your blood pressure and you will be able to fall asleep after masturbating a bit easier than without doing so. Orgasms can make you feel relaxed and satisfied and the result is similar to the way that reading a good book relaxes you and helps you drift off to sleep.
Knowing how to get yourself off allows you to communicate that you a partner and that will benefit you both. You can also masturbate with your partner, they will love watching you do it and will pick up some tips on what works best for you. It is a great way of spicing things up a bit.
Who would have thought that masturbating can cure a headache? Well it can, orgasms release endorphines, dopamine and oxytoxin which can improve your mood and create a natural high that can mask pain to an extent. Who needs to take drugs when your body can produce the best types on its own.
You've heard of the term "post orgasmic glow" well it is a real thing, masturbating alters your heart rate and sends blood to your extremities and erogenous zones and that's the reason for the glow. Masturbating can increase your own confidence in your body and improve your self image and this can help with your wider sex life in general.
The best thing about masturbating is definitely experimenting with sex toys. If you've never used a vibrator then you honestly don't know what you are missing. Sex toys are amazing and are great for exploring your body and what turns you on. There is a huge range of sex toys out there to enjoy either on your own or with a partner. Vibrators, dildos, vacuum pumps, plugs, lube, fucking machines the list goes on and on. Trust me when I say that there is a sex toy out there for everyone, just open your eyes and look around my site for some inspiration on that front.
Knowing how your body and its erogenous zones work will allow you to reach an orgasm quickly and more frequently. Why settle for one orgasm when you can have more, just keep playing and strive for the fabled multiple-orgasm.
Masturbation keeps the vagina well lubricated which can help to flush out unwanted bacteria. Masturbation causes your pelvic floor muscles to contract lifting your uterus and this helps strengthen these muscles helping to condition them - so it really is a good work out.
There are no negatives to masturbating, it's safe and healthy. You can't catch anything from doing it, you can't get pregnant and you won't get sick. It is probably the best way to enjoy yourself without any negative repercussions. It's a party for one and you won't regret doing anything in the morning.
Finally, you should be masturbating because it feels amazing, is great fun, has positive health benefits and it can really improve your sex life. Why wouldn't you want all of these things?
So what are your waiting for - your pearl isn't going to polish itself ;-)
It doesn't matter if you have just turned eighteen or forty, buying your first vibrator is both a confusing and a scary prospect. I bought my first ever sex toy through an advert in a mens magazine when I turned 18. Back in those days there was no way I was going to go into a seedy sex shop, so I ordered it by post and was terrified that my parents would open my mail when it arrived. To overcome this worry I met the postie every day at the bottom of the drive. After a very tense period of waiting it arrived and I was keen to try it out, however it wouldn't even switch on, I was gutted and had no way of getting my money back.
These days you have more choice than ever in the way that you can obtain a vibrator or any other sex toy for that matter. Modern sex shops are clean and very friendly places and you can always order one from the myriad of websites online. The choices available are literally mind blowing and it pays to do a little research before you part with your cash.
Hopefully this article will give you some pointers and advice. I hope it makes your journey of sexual awakening both a smooth and enjoyable process.
A recent study found that over 70% of women only masturbate by using clitoral stimulation and don't actually penetrate themselves when playing. Vibrators can produce amazing sensations when used on or around the clitoris and they can heighten arousal when used on your own or with your partner. So why wouldn't you want one? If you want to find a way to heighten your fun and provide new ways of pleasuring yourself then don't mess around get one, trust me you won't regret it.
There are lots of considerations when looking for a decent vibrator and it all starts off with understanding what materials are body safe, yes there are some materials used that aren't good for you. How companies can get away with making sex toys out of these materials is a mystery to me but they can, but as long as you understand what to look for you won't have any problems. I have an article that focusses on the different types of material used in sex toys and you can read it HERE. In essence look for vibrators made out of silicone, ABS, glass, metal and stone. If you're shopping in a shop for your vibrator sniff the vibrator that you are interested in, if it smells of chemicals or has a strong aroma steer clear of it.
There are literally thousands of sites selling thousands of different types of vibrator, just like when shopping on the high street use shops that have good reputations and have good reviews and policies. Do a little research into the shop you are looking to use when you buy your sex toy. Check out their policies on things like shipping and returns. You still have statutory rights when shopping online. Shops are obliged to provide either an exchange or refund if the product that they provide is not fit for purpose, so if it breaks you have your normal rights. Most companies will not give you a refund if you have used the toy or broken any hygiene seals if you change your mind about the purchase. A quick google will reveal if there are lots of complaints about a company, one good way to choose a shop to use is to check out product review sites like mine. Anyone with a serious blog would never recommend a dodgy company to their readers. Using an affiliate link on your favourite blog site will also give the author a small commission on any sale. This doesn't cost you anything extra but can really help bloggers offset the costs of their sites.
If you have a partner involve them in your choice of a sex toy, it can help bring you closer together and even spice up your sex life a bit.
Modern high street sex shops are clean and inviting places where you can often get good advice and most carry a large selection of stock. The biggest plus point with shopping in person is you can see the size, colour, weight and performance of the type of sex toys you are interested in.
Most sex shops will let you test vibrators out by switching them on and touching them to your nose. I know that this sounds weird but you can actually get a very good indication as to a vibrators power through the tip of your nose. If it makes you sneeze then great LOL, buy it.
Testing sex toys out like this is also great for getting an idea as to how noisy they are, vibrators vary in their noise output and go from whisper quiet to council road workers jack hammer. Choose one that suits your own circumstances.
Take your partner along with you, you can use each other for support and courage and choosing sex toys together is actually a very positive thing to do.
Ask about the returns policy before buying a toy in a shop. The staff are all generally helpful and not creepy and they will answer any questions you have.
Research the sort of vibrators that interest you, read reviews and try to come up with a shortlist of choices that you can then shop around for. Consider buying a waterproof vibrator as you can then use it in the shower or bath, using it in a shower can often cover the noise of the vibrator and it is a very pleasant thing to experience.
Look for a vibrator with several vibration patterns rather than a one speed one, trust me you will thank me later for that snippet of advise. If you are over 40 you may need stronger vibrations to get yourself off so consider a wand type vibrator, these vibrators are very powerful but can be a bit noisy so your circumstances will dictate whether or not they are right for you.
If you are sexually inexperienced and want to use the vibrator for penetrative fun as well choose something slim so that you stay inside your comfort zone, if you are a size queen then let your imagination run wild.
Spare a thought as to how you clean your sex toy, this is very important as a dirty toy can harbour bacteria that can give you an infection. You can use an antibacterial sex toy cleaner or just soap and water. Make sure you take care if your toy is not waterproof when cleaning it. Always clean your toy prior to placing it back in storage, firstly it's more hygienic this way and secondly the toy is ready to use straight away when the moods strikes you again.
The biggest thing to remember is that there is nothing dirty, degrading or wrong with using sex toys, they are just another way to enhance your own pleasure and enjoyment. Get out there and believe me, once you have bought your first vibrator masturbation will never be the same again - and that's in a good way.
I hope you enjoy your first vibrator and if you found this article useful I'd love to hear from you so drop me a note using the comment form below.