Have you heard of the YouTube series “Sexplanations With Dr. Doe”? I hadn’t until just now, but it looks like I’ve got a lot of videos to watch the next time I’m home sick with a cold. In a video posted this week, here is sexologist Dr. Lindsey Doe showing you how a vibrator gets made. This particular vibrator is made by the company Crave and is a little on the pricy side, but it’s worth watching for explanations about why vibes do what they do and what you should look out for when purchasing one. (There’s no sexytimes in this video, but the audio and imagery are both probably NSFW!) [Sexplanations via The Gloss]
While the Republicans in Congress are busy fucking the country, federal employees who’ve been affected by the government shutdown can fuck themselves thanks to Vibrators.com. The company is shipping 200 vibrators per day to those employees deemed “nonessential,” in hopes of giving them something to do while they “have so much time” on their hands. Awesome. [Vibrators.com via HyperVocal]
We get lots of sex toys sent to us at The Frisky’s office. Like, lining-the-bookshelves lots. Don’t get us wrong: we’ll never say no to a new vibrator or free condoms. But truth be told, the packaging and aesthetic of so many sex toys give us a seedy vibe. We don’t want our sex toys to make us feel like we’re lurking around at the tawdry XXX Love Emporium on the side of the highway. We want our sex toys to remind us of the classy, sexy, sensual women that we are. [Unless we're using them as decorative conversation starters, that is. -- Amelia]
Right from the get-go, the Unbound box felt different: it’s a nondescript white box that arrives in the mail through a subscription service and is filled with sex toys all geared towards women. The toys hail from quality companies like Babeland, Lelo and Glas Toys and are meant for use with partners of any gender or sexual orientation. My Unbound box came in the mail with a clitoral vibrator, a glass dildo, lubricant, condoms, a lingerie bag, and a spare contact lens case to carry in my purse for “sleepovers” — score! When I found out that Unbound is a women-owned startup and that the three founders — Greer, Sarah Jayne and Katie — select all the sex toys themselves, I knew I had to talk to them.
Here’s what a couple of the Unbound cofounders Greer Goldenberg and Sarah Jayne Kinney have to say about their great idea:
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Meet (from left to right) Geena the intimate massager, Woody the deep stimulator and Clitt the double action stimulator. They look like something fun for your baby to teeth on, but in fact, they are adult toy company Kokoro’s new line of vibrators. The Buxxxer collection is now available for purchase. That is, if the thought of a sex toy that stares back at you doesn’t freak you the fuck out. I think I’ll pass. Vibrators aren’t meant to be adorable. Or dance to Daft Punk. [Laughing Squid]
There I was, minding my own (lady-)business, happily masturbating with my Laya Spot, when the cat hopped up on the bed. He rubbed against my leg, purred, made eye contact with me. Held eye contact with me.
That’s it: the moment is killed. I can’t get it off when the cat is in my bed, certainly not while we’re making eye contact.
Unfortunately, domesticated animals are not the only ways Nature conspires against us from enjoying some very special alone time. Ranked from tolerable to worst, here are all the crappy ways to end a masturbation session:
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Ami was disappointed that a press release which seemed to offer her a free cupcake (!) to try was actually offering her a free cupcake-shaped vibrator to test.
I was disappointed in the choice of shape, which is not ergonomic and will look absolutely ridiculous pressed up against one’s ladybusiness. And for $48!
And Sophie was disappointed that none of us realized this Shiri Zinn Cupcake vibe is a gag gift.
All around, a thoroughly disappointing cupcake(-shaped vibrator). [Bloom Enjoy Yourself]
What better way to celebrate ascendency to the throne than with a commemorative vibrator? I like the way you think, The Netherlands. The Dutch Prince Willem-Alexander is to become King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands tomorrow, when his mother, Queen Beatrix, abdicates the throne. In celebration/mockery of the prince’s boozy reputation — he is referred to as Prince Pils, after Pilsner beer — brewers around Europe are brewing their own speciality-themed lagers. Other vendors are cashing in with orange cakes, chocolates, and even lingerie — orange is the royal color. But my favorite monarchy trinket is an orange mini-vibrator called “Ik Willem,” which translates from Dutch to mean “I, William” or “I want it.” It’s even attached to an orange wristlet, so you don’t lose it while drunk. Why can’t the British monarchy be this fun?! [Facebook: De Sexshop Alkmaar via Raw Story]
It’s Spring Cleaning Week here at The Frisky and we’ve shown you how to clean your makeup brushes, organize your beauty products, edit up your DVR queue, and even fix some cocktails that will make scrubbing your bathtub more bearable. (Do we know our readers or do we know our readers?)
But screw all that. I’m honestly not cleaning up squat unless my mom is coming to visit and then maaaaaybe I’ll put things in stacks and piles and spray scary chemicals all around the bathroom. What I’m more interested in is cleaning the area of my apartment that gets most of its traffic between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. at night. How do I clean my vibrator? None of my condoms have expired right? (Not that I have lots of unused condoms around … no siree … I use all of them, like, all the time … )
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University of Alberta vocal coach David Ley accidentally discovered that using sex toys could help ailing singers relax their vocal cords. When looking for vocal massage devices he ended up at the local sex shop. Now he swears by the little purple vibrator for singers, actors or anyone experiencing vocal strain.
“I know it’s a bit different … I know there’s a giggle factor, but it works … It relaxes tension in the larynx … it improves range and projection … What I’m trying to do is to help the person hit that high note or harness their emotional energy,” Ley said. Keep reading »
New vibrators are always a cause for celebration, but these ones have me scratching my head instead of my fun button. Smile Makers has based their four new vibrators our four different dude identities. These anthropomorphic sex toys are (pictured above from left to right) the Fireman, the Millionaire, the Frenchman, and the Tennis Coach. Each one is shaped differently for your pleasure needs … but I can’t understand for the life of me why the Frenchman is shaped like an ice cream scoop. But good call on making me truthfully tell my friends I have a hot date with a millionaire tonight … [Fast Company]