Body Safe Sex Toys

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Body Safe Sex Toys

When you’re chasing pleasure, you should be completely comfortable with the toys you use, and this applies to more than just the shape and size of the items in question—there’s also safety to consider.

Is this sex toy safe for my body?

Body safe sex toys are important because unlike so many other industries, the sex toy industry is relatively unregulated.

Why aren’t sex toys regulated?

There’s no logical reason, other than sex toys are still viewed as immoral (you dirty beast you!)

The conversation of immoral is a post for another day, but we question how enhancing communication between yourself and your partner is immoral, or learning how to sexually satisfy yourself is immoral.

But like it or lump it, no government body regulates sex toys safety. They do however, certainly regulate sex toy morality. And it’s this moral regulation which has caused the humble sex toy to become a commodity which is sold as a ‘novelty item’ and hence unregulated.

The use of ‘novelty item’ means the item is not for use in the body, which has allowed manufacturers to sidestep regulations which govern body safe products in other categories. Now this is actually something we feel could be called immoral.

So what does unregulated mean?

Well a lack of regulation means consumers of sex toys are not protected by manufacturing standards and regulations which are in place to keep consumers safe in other industries.

This means manufacturers of sex toys are relatively free to manufacture their products as they wish, from almost any material and in any form. And they do.

Many sex toys on the market have been manufactured for materials banned for bodily use, or not fit for their intended purpose.

The outcomes of using non body safe sex toys can be serious, ranging from skin burns and irritations, to surgery, and in rare cases, worse.

Ok but what is a body safe sex toy?

Body safe sex toys are sex toys that are safe for their intended use, manufactured from non-toxic and non-porous materials, and electrically sound.

When discussing body safe sex toys most of the information available will focus on cleaning and sex toy material toxicity. While both of these areas are certainly important, as sex toys and lubricants are used in our most porous and sensitive bodily areas where toxic materials can by absorbed easily, there is more to a body safe sex toy than just material and hygiene.

Body safe sex toy materials guide

When looking at materials, look for nonporous and non-toxic materials. Search for wording such as bodysafe, food grade, or medical grade.

Body safe sex toys are typically made from:

  • Silicone: be aware silicone can have toxic additives;
  • Glass: make sure it will not break. This is both a material and process check ie borosilicate glass (Pyrex) is normally good, but you need to ensure the manufacturer is reputable enough to have quality checking and also complete your own pre-use check;
  • Metal: Ensure a smooth finish and only use non-toxic metals;
  • Wood: A great product material is coated correctly (we don’t want splinters in those areas) with a non-toxic coating;
  • ABS plastic: Note ABS can also have toxic additives;
  • Ceramic: See glass comment on breakage;
  • Latex is also body safe: But before using latex equipment, it’s a good idea to make sure you aren’t allergic.

Follow these links to learn more about sex toy material safety  & sex toy cleaning.

To truly have a body safe sex toy and reduce the potential for serious outcomes which involve your favourite orifices, you also need to look at their electrical and functional safety.

What is electrical safety?

Well the importance of electrical safety is self-explanatory.

All sex toys are actually covered under the electrical standards of the countries they are being sold in. However, this doesn’t mean you’re getting an electrically safe sex toy. Just look at the massive number of electrically unsafe children’s toys which hit the market every year. If these items are not getting picked up, it’s not very likely your sex toy will.

The best way to protect yourself and your special other(s) is to only purchase your sex toys from a reputable retailer who understands their legal responsibility.

What is functional safety?

Each sex toy is designed for a different use and can be dangerous if misused. For example lubricant is designed to assist with reducing friction during sexual pleasure, but if used in the shower or the bath can create a bone breaking slippery surface.

But most would agree a missing sex toy maybe worst than a broken bone!

It’s possible for sex toys which were not designed for anal play to be sucked back into your anus and require surgery for removal. It’s possible for sex toys to lodge behind the pelvic bone, and it’s also possible to get a sex toy stuck on an erect penis and cause serious damage.

We think you get the picture. See Sex Toy Safety | 7 Easy Ways To Protect Yourself

How do I find a body safe sex toy?

By now you’re wondering ‘should I even bother playing with sex toys?’

YES, yes, yes, you should.

Firstly because these safety issues occur more when people use household items rather than sex toys, and secondly, because we believe it’s important to have a fulfilled sex life and to also narrow the orgasm gap.

You just need to ensure you purchase your sex toys from a reputable retailer who knows how to impose their own regulations to improve your safety.

For your future sexual health it’s crucial you shop for body safe sex toys, looking at form, function, and electrical safety.

Want to learn more?

We believe comfort is of particular importance when sexual pleasure is on the table, and only body safe sex toy can provide true comfort.

To learn more about basic sex toy safety, anal play, penis ring safety, or sex toy cleaning, follow the links below.

When you’re shopping for a body safe sex toy, Vavven™ is an excellent starting (and finishing) point. Our approach to selling sex toys and adult lifestyle products is ethical and unique—we champion equality of opportunity and responsible use in equal measure, which means that all our products are body-safe. The cherry on top is that we donate one-third of our proceeds to NGOs who support sexual and reproductive health and rights in various communities, so your custom helps to support a good cause. Contact us or browse through our stock online, and find out just how good using a body safe sex toy from Vavven™ can feel.

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Drag Queen History

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Vavven Drag Queen History

Scroll down for the drag queen history video.

Disguising gender is nothing new in our society, it has been used in many forms but one of its earliest is as a plot device in ancient Romanian and Chinese theatres. Women generally were not allowed to perform on stage. It wasn’t until 1660 the first professional actress took the stage in England.

Cross-dressing is a socially constructed phenomenon, as there is nothing in nature which would define one group in pants in another in skirts. Interestingly enough, a woman was gaoled in Puerto Rico in 1919 for the crime of wearing trousers in public. Since this time our social standards have changed, women wear trousers and it’s no longer considered cross-dressing, and men are now allowed to show their nipples at the beach.

“You can create who you are, gender-bending is just the start. You dress to impress to express who you are. You are a superstar.”

Drag Queen History

Image: Matthew’s Island of Misfit Toys

According to Merriam Webster, the term “drag” in the context of clothing is “typical of one sex worn by a person of the opposite sex”. Drag can be practiced by people of all gender identities and sexual orientations. And the term ‘queen’ in the context of gender-bending is known to have been around since the 18th century. Originally as a derogatory term to describe a gay man, it has since flipped to be reclaimed as a positive.


The term “drag queens” has been around since the 1930-40’s, and is now commonly associate with an exaggerated performance of a feminine character who has very glamourous costume, hair and make-up. It’s important not to confuse drag queen with transvestism, which is were a man predominantly cross dress’ to feel like, not look like, a woman.

Although drag queen as a term is as late as the 1930’s-40’s, early forms of traditional drag were appearing in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. In 1910 Julian Eltinge, a drag queen, had an American tour and produced a magazine. But as the video highlights this era was also a time when gender non conformist became circus performers in “freek shows” e.g. the bearded women.

Drag Queen History

Image: The Dumbells: WW1 Canadian entertainment troop c. 1917

Like so many minorities, history has not been kind. The 1950’s saw homosexuals as subversive and deemed a national risk. Another amazing insight into the intellect (or lack thereof) of our governments. Homosexuality was already illegal and men were jailed for cross-dressing. Many parts of the world banned cross-dressing, which saw private parties in individuals homes flourish and small pockets of activism grow.


The video looks at the 1969 Stonewall riots as a pivotal period in drag queen history. This riot highlights the drag queen influence in the gay rights movement, which is often referred to as beginning in 1969 at New York’s only gay bar of the time, Stonewall Bar. On the 28th of June 1969 the police conducted a raid, which went a little pear shaped as the community (gay and drag) fought back. The riots lasted for three days and it’s said it ignited worldwide LGBTI activism.

As a culture we have come a long way with our beliefs around cross-dressing, but we still have so far to go. A simple example is a woman jumping into a man’s shirt for bed is considered acceptable even attractive, while a man wearing a woman’s nightie to bed would not be deemed in the same way by most people.

But enough from me, the best history lesson here is a mix of a ludicrously catchy song, politics, and gorgeous fashion.

Take it away queens!

Imp Queen, The Vixen, Lucy Stoole, London Jade, Eva Young and Dorian Electra.

2000 Years of Drag: A Musical Odyssey | Refinery29

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Let’s Talk Butt Sex, Anal Sex is so Lowbrow

Vavven Anal Sex Butt Sex

Not all sphincters are created equal!

Anal sex is so last season, we prefer the more highbrow butt sex! Let’s get into it.

So you’re interested in exploring another of your erogenous zones, good for you!

The back door has a few extra special rules you must follow. So read to the very bottom of this blog and practice these basic steps: consent, health, communicate, lubricate, and a big dose of patience.

#1 Consent

#2 Health

  • Never, ever, ever, put anything inside your butt you cannot hold onto! We recommend always having a good sized flared base on the object to reduce the risk of it being sucked into the anus (Anal Suck). Your butt muscles are super strong, especially during orgasm, and lubricated fingers are super slippery.

If you do lose any object into your butt (or anyone else’s!) seek medical help immediately, that sucker is more than likely not coming back out on it’s own and can do serious damage.

  • If you are exploring with fingers ensure the fingernails are short and smooth, the anus is delicate.
  • If you have hemorrhoids do not engage in anal sex until you have discussed the risks with your doctor.
  • We strongly recommend not using any item designed to numb the anal area (cream, drug, lubricant etc.). Numbing the butt effectively dulls nerves and masks pain, without this pain sensation you and/or your partner(s) will not be aware of tearing and other harms being caused to the anus in question.
  • Anal sex shouldn’t be painful. If pain occurs, stop immediately. Do not continue if you have a tear or damage to the anus and seek medical advice.
  • Match your lubrication to your protection. Only water-based lubricants with latex condoms, never use petroleum or oil based lubricants (e.g. Vaseline, massage oil) as a chemical reaction occurs and weakens the strength of the condom which could cause it to break.
  • Wear protection, the penetration of any orifice; anal; vaginal; and oral, comes with a risk of transmitting sexually transmitted infections (STI’s). So, we strongly recommend using condoms during anal sex (well all sex actually!).

Warning if you have a latex allergy we do stock a number of latex free products. Vavven’s Latex Free Barrier Protection.

  • Never change from anal penetration to vaginal penetration without changing condom or washing the penetrating object totally.
  • If you’re using fingers ensure you wash your hands very well prior and after anal play.
  • If you choose to douche (cleaning faecal matter from the anal area) be mindful of how much you do this, as over douching can have health implications. Douching is a personal preference, but we do not sell douching kits because we all know, milk, milk, lemonade, around the corner…
  • And with this in mind the area has a unique fragrance which will over time impregnate your intimacy toys, so we recommend always using them with a condom to reduce the lingering aroma.

#3 Communicate

Communication is exceptionally important in all stages of anal sex.

  • Prior to butt sex, talk to your partner to ensure you’re both signed up for the same activity.
  • During anal sex, ensure the person being penetrated is the one in control. Consider your position to ensure this control. Talk to each other about the force, speed, and depth of penetration.

 

#4 Lubricate

Your butt is not self-lubricating and actually absorbs moisture, so make sure you lubricate well and reapply regularly. Dry penetration can cause lesions in the fine skin tissue, if a lesion or tear occurs in the anal area seek medical advice immediately.

 

#5 Patience

It’s the journey, not the destination that matters!

  • Take your time, allow the person being penetrated to lead the charge.
  • Focus on enjoying each stage, not having a finish line.
  • This can time (sometimes many months) to work your way to the size of a penis or dildo being inserted into your anus
  • Starting with a well lubricated finger is a great way to explore the sensation and get the anus comfortable with something small. If you’re using intimate toys (see warning above), start small and work your way up when and if you desire.

Lacy Greens Butt Sex – Can not see? Change your youtube settings to 18+. Trust us, all will be fine.

Best of luck with your butt.

“Anal sex is like brussel sprouts, an acquired taste” Cyndi Darnell

What does consent really mean?

Vavven Consent

We think the British Police have nailed the topic of sexual consent, so rather than listen to us, take 3 mins to watch (and share) this clip, or keep reading.

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics – Personal Safety Survey 2012, 19.4% of women and 4.5% of men experienced sexual assault since the age of 15. It’s important you understand sexual consent, what it means and what it looks like.

How Do I Know If I Have Consent?

  • Consent can only be gained from a person of full mental faculties, not under the influence of drugs or persuasion i.e. involved by their own freewill.
  • Consent at the beginning of an act does not mean someone cannot change their mind or lose control. If this happens you no longer have consent and you should stop and ensure the person is safe.
  • Sex can only be great when everybody involved is enthusiastically engaged. Look for signs of enthusiastic consent such as verbal invitation, pulling you closer to them, asking for things, telling you what feels good.
  • Again, someone who may have enthusiastically consented at the start of play can also change their mind mid-act.

If you are unsure about consent, stop.

How Do I Ask For Consent?

Communication, communication, communication! Before, during and after. Create a safe and loving space. Even if you are ships passing in the night you can still be loving, respectful and care for the person you are with at the time.

Before

Just ask!

  • “I just want to make sure we are both into the same thing, would you like to … ? I’m also cool not doing anything”
  • “What would you like to do?”

This is also a great time to let your partner know your own limits.

During

Pillow talk is very sexy, use it to check on your partners willingness to remain involved.

  • “What feels good for you?”
  • “Do you like it when I …?”
  • “Tell me what you would like”
  • “Are you OK?”

After

  • “Thank you”
  • “What would make it better for you?”
  • “Are you OK?”

Laughing – Project Consent

If My Partner Said OK, Are There Cues They Didn’t Mean It?

Yes! You can be sure your partner is not feeling right about sex if they are doing any of the following

  • Not responding to your touch
  • Pushing you away
  • Holding their arms tightly around their own body
  • Turning away from you or hiding their face
  • Stiffening muscles

These are all good reasons to stop.

What If I Started It All And Now I’m Not Sure?

That is OK, you may have thought you were ready and you’re not, or you may not like something that is happening. Sex can only be great when everybody involved is enthusiastically engaged.

If you do not want what is happening, respect yourself and say so.

This could be “please stop, I’ve changed my mind” or “I need to go to the toilet” or “Can we talk?”

Take the time to talk to your partner and explain how you are feeling, give them the same respect you would want in the situation.

I’ve Been Led On

If you believe you are entitled to an act because you feel you were led on, or you are frustrated, or any other reason, well this behaviour is rapey and so not cool.

The best way to help yourself in this situation is ensure the other person is safe, find yourself a private place, and beat off! We’ve got lots of products to help with that part!

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A Guide To Worshipping The Penis

Vavven Worshipping The Penis Juliet Allen

Worshipping the penis…

There are some who view the penis as nothing more than a protruding long tool that is used with little sensitivity or thought … these people often feel resentment towards cock and can’t bare the thought of wrapping their mouth around it.

And then there are those who view the penis with adoration and love … who see it as a pure pleasure wand of light and sensuality, and invite it into their sacred space just as they would invite a God into their temple.

Are you ready to take your worship of cock to a whole new level? Are you ready to give your cock owner the love and adoration that they deserves? If you are, here’s a few ways you can embrace the beauty of your partner’s most prized possession:

Complement The Penis

Shower your partner with genuine, loving compliments about their penis. Tell them what you love about it … go out of your way to give them compliments.

Next time they are at work, send them a message telling them just one thing you love about their cock.

Next time you begin undressing them, touch their cock with love and stroke it whilst telling them how fu*cking hot their cock is.

Remember, be honest and sincere, only say things you truly mean and speak from your heart.

Receive it with love, whether that be in your pussy, mouth or ass

Adore it, touch it, caress it, lick it, kiss it, feel it in your mouth … worship their cock like a temple and, when you’re ready, receive it fully, allowing every inch to enter you with complete love and adoration.

Give your partner a lingam massage

Every penis loves having a good massaged.

Firstly, make sure your partner is comfortable and communicate to them that this is about their pleasure and that they have permission to just relax and enjoy.

Using organic coconut oil and warm hands, begin slowly with gently strokes and caresses.

Begin slowly, very slowly, make it last. Savour every single moment.

Don’t rush.

Stroke your partners perineum (the area between their balls and anus).

Ask what they enjoy.

Listen to their breathing and sounds.

Connect with your partners lingam with your heart.

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Honouring Your Vagina Begins With Self Pleasure

Vavven Vagina Self Pleasure Juliet Allen

Honouring your vagina begins with self pleasure, so it’s time to redefine how we think and feel about our vagina’s.

The vagina (aka pussy, cunt, vulva etc) is often overlooked and misunderstood and definitely, in my opinion, not given the attention and love that it deserves.

“Our pussy is like a flower.”

It’s time to honour our vagina’s and treat them like the divine and exquisite temple that they are, allowing only amazing energy and love to enter our sacred space.

All too often we don’t give our pussy the love that it needs and deserves.

When we neglect our pussy it overflows into us not enjoying our sexuality in it’s fullness, and we definitely don’t reap the full benefit and pleasure of sex and love-making with others.

I know some of you out there honour Pussy like the God it is … but I also know that many of you don’t, and it’s time to change your ways.

Our pussy is like a flower (cliche, yes, but true) and for us to open our flower to you, you must meet us with a view that you are entering a sacred temple space.

You must also bring in healthy presence and a deep honouring of us in order for us to completely surrender to your touch and to your sexual energy.

“You must honour your pussy yourself.”

When our pussy feels honoured and a space is created for us to surrender, we will open creating deeper pleasure and increased capacity to experience deeper ecstasy and orgasm.

Before you begin manifesting lovers into your life who honour your temple, you must honour your pussy yourself.

Take time to explore your pussy, massage it, connect with it and give it what it wants and needs.

Begin an intimate and loving relationship with your pussy on a daily basis and feel what it truly desires.

When you can do that for yourself, you will then begin to notice your lovers will open to that energy, and in turn honour your temple in a new and more profound way.

Suggestions

78% of cis women who use sex toys report being in a relationship, getting to know your vagina may be something you do by yourself to kick it off, or it could be a wonderful journey with your special other(s). These suggestions are a great starting place for connection.

Enjoy the journey.

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Food and Sex

Vavven Food and Sex

Food and sex, we’re either talking about them, doing them, or thinking about doing them.

It’s a topic of discussion amongst the young and old and yet, more often than not, a lot of us struggle with actually having enough energy throughout the day to enjoy intimacy & sex with our partners or, dare I say, with ourselves.

There are many factors that need to be considered when thinking about our drive for sex, but for now let’s look at how adding superfoods into your diet can up your libido and zest for life.

Maca Root

Known as ‘Nature’s Viagra’, Maca is renowned for increasing sex drive and fertility.

Maca is a simple, natural and nutritionally rich superfood found in Peru.

Traditionally it’s used as a folk remedy to increase stamina, energy, sexual function and libido.

The benefits of Maca are endless, but some of the main ones to keep in mind are:

  • enhancement of libido (sex drive)
  • stimulates fertility
  • increases testosterone levels (keep in mind those of us with higher levels of testosterone often have a higher sex drive)
  • helps fight against erectile dysfunctions and impotency
  • increases vaginal lubrication…

let’s face it, it’s a WIN WIN with Maca.

Mix it into yoghurt, smoothies, baking, raw chocolate & salad dressings, or take Maca capsules.

Goji Berries

Goji Berries are known as a strong sexual tonic.

Goji berries increase testosterone levels, improve overall stamina, mood and wellbeing, all of which are vital for an optimum sex life.

Chuck them in salads, on your cereal, smoothies or sprinkled on yoghurt.

Bee Pollen

Bee pollen has every vitamin, mineral, amino acid, antioxidant and other trace element known to us.

In Chinese Medicine, pollen is considered an energy and nutritive tonic with cultures from all over the world using it for a number of different reasons.

Some of the main ways it can benefit you sexually are: improves endurance and vitality, is a potent aphrodisiac, improves fertility, boosts libido and enhances sexual pleasure.

Sprinkle over your cereal, yoghurt, smoothies, ice-cream, or simple consume a teaspoon a day!

Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds contain Zinc, which is important in testosterone production and helps sustain sexual desire.

They’re also high in omega-3 fatty acids, which are the precursors of prostaglandins.

Prostaglandins are hormone-like substances that play a key role in sexual desire and sexual health.

Word on the street is that chucking a few pumpkin seeds into your diet will enhance potency, sex drive and fertility.

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Sexual health is about more than just safe sex

Vavven Sexual Health

Sexual health is not just about safe sex, it’s about the complete package.

Regular, healthy sex is fun and pleasurable and creates a unique opportunity to experience intimacy and connection with your sexual partner.

Sex is also very good for your physical and mental health and wellbeing.

The benefits are endless, so I’ve put together a list of my top favourites.

Next time you choose watching TV over jumping under the covers with your partner, think again and refresh your memory as to why sex is essential for your overall health and happiness.

Regular Exercise

The most basic health benefit of sex is regular exercise.

Sex counts as cardio!

That’s right, a sex session can burn up to 250 calories, depending on the length of the session.

Regular exercise leads to lower blood pressure and is a great workout for your abs, buttocks, muscles in your back and thighs.

I can’t think of a better excuse to skip my morning walk and work up a sweat in bed.

A Healthy, Youthful Glow

Sex does wonders for the complexion and naturally creates a healthy post-sex glow.

Rumour also has it that people who enjoy regular healthy sex appear 10 times younger than their actual age!

Regular sex promotes the release of testosterone and oestrogen, both of these hormones keep the body looking, and feeling, younger and more vibrant.

Stress Less

During sex, a bunch of oxytocin and endorphins are released into your brain – these are the feel-good hormones that activate pleasure and create feelings of intimacy and relaxation.

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of post-sex bliss that floods your body whilst resting after a great sex session. Soak up those feelings and take them into the rest of your day.

Confidence Boost

Sex is quite possibly the best way to boost your confidence and feel fabulous.

Desiring another, and feeling desired by your partner, is a sure fire way to feel fabulous.

Great sex is empowering and pleasuring your partner is an amazing feeling.

Better Sleep

Orgasm is quite possibly the best way to lull yourself to sleep.

During orgasm, the hormone prolactin is released into the brain. Research shows that prolactin levels are higher during sleep, which could suggest a strong relationship between the two.

On the other hand, a wild sex session may have the opposite effect and your energy may be boosted after sex.

Either way there’s nothing wrong with a high-energy sex session to end the day.

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Sensual Self-Care Rituals That Change The Way You Love Your Body

Vavven Love Your Body

Self care really is vital if we want to feel amazing and sensual on a daily basis. If we want to love others and allow others to experience our sensuality, then we have to start at the source and love your body… this means taking care of our own personal health (mental, physical and spiritual).

Self care rituals are personal and unique and we all like to do different stuff to make ourselves feeling fantastic.

Here are 3 self-care rituals that are easy to incorporate into our weekly routine and are guaranteed to boost our sensuality meters:

Self Care Ritual #1 Full body coconut oil moisture massage

Firstly you will need to have some organic coconut oil ready to go.

Get naked and take small amounts of coconut oil in your hand (if it’s solid, it will melt quickly with the warmth of your palm) and begin rubbing the oil all over your body.

Take time to really enjoy the experience and don’t miss a spot. Once you are covered in oil jump in a hot bath or shower and rinse of the residue.

The oil will make your skin feel silky smooth and soft. This is a great ritual to do before self-pleasure.

Self Care Ritual #2 Take yourself to a bathhouse or day spa

Find your local bath house and spend an hour indulging in the sauna, spa, plunge pool and steam room.

Spending time in a sanctuary like this is great for the soul, not to mention the physical benefits of sweating out toxins.

If you can’t find a bath house, find a day spa where you can indulge in a massage or facial.

Being pampered by others is a beautiful gift to yourself.

Self Care Ritual #3 Buy your favourite chocolate, find a movie on netflix and chill the hell out

We often underestimate how great it can feel to eat some choccie, get cosy on the couch and binge on a great tv series or movie.

Many of us feel ‘guilty’ doing ‘nothing’ but reality is most of us need time to zone out and eat our favourite chocolate.

Let go of the need to be doing something sensual and just chill out…you may find that simply taking time to do this is just what you need.

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Sex Toys For Beginners: Your Vulva

Sex Toys For Beginners Your Vulva

A Guide to Sex Toys For Beginners: How To Choose The Perfect Sex Toy For Your Vulva

Sex toys are all over the internet, literally at our fingertips if we want them … but how the hell do we pick the ‘right’ one out of the plethora of options online?

To help out I’ve come up with a few things to consider if you’re thinking of purchasing your very first sex toy, but don’t know where to start.

Let’s face it, there’s a toy for everything and everyone; vibrators, dildos, butt plugs, bullets, double enders … you name it, it’s out there.

You may find that you look at some products and wonder what the hell they are for?!

Don’t stress,

even I get confused with the look of some toys, and I’ve been a sexologist for years!

If it’s your first time and you feel overwhelmed, I recommend asking yourself some questions …

Do you want the toy just to stimulate your clit? Or do you want something to penetrate your vagina too?

If you just want clit stimulation, go with a small bullet.

If you want vaginal penetration, get a dildo or vibrator … if you want both at the same time (yes, you can have both at the same time!), then I recommend a ‘rabbit’ style vibrator.

Or, if you have a bullet and vibrator then don’t be afraid to use both simultaneously.

“Explore your toy like you would explore a new lover!” Juliet Allen

Choosing the ‘right’ sex toy may mean that you go through a couple of toys until you find the right one for you (kinda like lovers).

When you receive your toy in the mail (don’t worry, all online companies make the packaging VERY discreet, so your flat mate won’t know what it is!) give it a good wash in warm soapy water before using it, and make sure you have a water based lubricant as well.

Explore your toy like you would explore a new lover!

Take your time and remember that self-pleasure is a healthy and fun part of life and that sex toys are the perfect accompaniment a self-pleasure session.

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