REVIEW: Metal Worx Magnetic Nipple Clamps

Posted in Extreme Sensations, Gal Pals, Gift Guides, Male Room, The Bonds That Tie, Trans Toolbox with tags , , , , , , , on October 19, 2014 by kdmenterprises

The Metal Worx Magnetic Nipple Clamps by Pipedream are a set of two circular steel clamps, accented with faux diamonds on the ends of each miniature magnetized “handle”. They are cast in high-quality steel and hand-polished to a glossy, almost mirror-like shine. The flared handle allow easy opening of the magnets. Simply pull them apart, press the circular ring around the nipple, capturing it between the bars, and slowly release.The portions that come into contact with the nipple feel smooth and seamless.

These and every other item in the Metal Worx line comes in a latching case that you can use to store your toys after use. Opening the case reveals the item(s) cradled in a sparkly, black foam nest. The foam is easily removable, making this case perfect for storing other items as well. Since purchasing these clamps, the box has now become the home for my three other sets of clamps…they fit perfectly!

I find these clamps to be absolutely beautiful.  They accent and frame the nipples wonderfully, with a little bit of sparkle and shine. From one gem to another, the clamps are just over 2″ wide, while the ring itself is 1″ in diameter. The two little magnetized bars that grip the nipple are 1/2″ long. If your nipples are any thicker than 1/2″ , these clamps may be fairly uncomfortable as the edges of the bars may dig in. People with nipples that are very small may also find these to be more intense. When the clamps have a larger surface area to press on, the sensation is distributed more. With small nipples, the pressure is concentrated. Since these are not adjustable, it is a good idea to take the size and sensitivity of your or your partner’s nipples into consideration.

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Pipedreams says that “they won’t fall off when the action heats up”, but that depends on what action you’re referring to. For example, lying flat on your back will not put as much gravitational pull on the clamps as leaning forward will. Surprisingly however, they do stay on very well. With a lot of bouncing and jostling they may slip off bit by bit, which could be a more intense process (going back to that rule that says the smaller the surface area, the more concentrated the pressure!), but this is not necessarily a bad thing!

Cleanup is a breeze. Stainless steel is cool, nonporous, and easy to clean. They are waterproof and, obviously, latex- and phthalate-free, with no taste or odor to them –making them an ideal body-safe material. A simple rinse with a mild soap and warm water will leave your clamps clean and shiny. Avoid abrasive cleansers to prevent scratching. While they could be sterilized with a 10% bleach solution spray,  it wouldn’t be recommended to boil them or run them through the dishwasher as the gems on the ends may detach.

-Jess D.

 

Trick or Treat Contest!

Posted in Events, PASSION 101 on October 13, 2014 by Kali Morgan
Who says trick-or-treating stops when you’re a grownup? We wanna hear about the sweet things you’ve been up to…and give you something sweet in return! Here’s how you can TRICK or TREAT your way to delicious prizes!
TRICK: Share a sexy trick you discovered using toys purchased at Sexploratorium.

TREAT: Tell us about the best sex toy you were ever treated to!

3 sentences maximum, no photos.

Enter in store: drop a 3×5 card in our raffle box with your 1-3 sentence entry and your contact information!

Online: Email sexploratoriumbuyer@gmail.com or post to the Sexploratorium Facebook Page or  leave a comment on THIS blog post!

1st place Winner gets $50 gift card!
Two Runner Ups will receive one FREE Passion 101 workshop gift certificate each!
Contest ends 11:59pm Tuesday November 5th and winners will be selected and contacted on November 10th.trick-or-treating1

*Be sure to include your contact information (Name/Handle, Email Address, Phone number Zip Code) with your entry.  One entry per participant, please. Entries with photos will be disqualified.

October Passion 101 Classes

Posted in Book Nook, Bottom's Up: Dating & Relationship Advice for the Non-Traditional, Extreme Sensations, High Impact, PASSION 101, Reviews on October 1, 2014 by passion101classes

For complete details and to order advance/discount tickets, please visit our Passion 101 Classes’ Website

Lit CandleSaturday, October 4th at 7:00 pm

Light My Fire: Erotic Wax and Fire Play with Kali Morgan

Fire things up in the bedroom and in life with a few safety tips and that will ignite ecstatic sensations in you or your partner. Flame has the power to mesmerize and sensitize and will add drama and excitement to any erotic play. In this workshop, you will learn how to gauge and control wax and flame, how to set yourself and your partner on fire without undue risk, how to build fire wands, and more.

Friday, October 10th at 7:00 pm

Dress for Sexcess with Kali Morgan

A couples’ workshop exploring ways to use clothes for “naughtier than naked” sex play. Fantasy fashion maneuvers to keep you hot during work, lunch/ dinner dates or in the bedroom! Men and women will try on crotchless panties, bustless bras, sexy thongs, non-piercing body jewelry, garters and stockings, etc, as well as participate in other fun activities such as panty swapping.

Carmen EroticaSaturday, October 11th at 3:00 pm

Beyond Fifty Shades of Grey: The Pleasure of Writing Erotica with Olivia Glass

If you’ve read erotica—or even a sexy scene in a novel—you know the charge that can come from the written word. But how do you find the inspiration for erotic writing—and what can you do to set it apart from everything else that’s already out there? You’ll learn how to write orgasms and pen dirty talk while avoiding common pitfalls. Whether you want a naughty story to share with your partner, or you have goals of publication, this class will jump-start your juices, creative and otherwise.

Andre IISunday, October 26th at 2:00 pm

Flirting 101: Dropping the Hint, Not the Ball! with Andre Shakti

Sadly, in today’s “how-to” age, there are more contradictory and harmful myths about flirting floating around out there than there is practical advice. “Don’t fuck on the first date!” “Play hard to get!” “Don’t talk about past relationships!” “Wear something flattering, but not too conservative or revealing!” Hardly ever do the instructions given account for diversity in sexual orientation, gender identity, or relationship style, let alone personal preference! Join performer, educator, and professional flirt Andre Shakti as she identifies the self-imposed “roadblocks” that make flirting difficult and works with your individual personality style to maximize your success without losing sight of who you are and what you REALLY want!

Andre ISunday, October 26th at 6:00 pm

Fisting & Manual Sex with Andre Shakti

Discover why one hand is better than none, and two hands are better than one! Manual sex aficionado Andre Shakti is ready to knuckle up and show you how to experiment safely with the best sex toys we come equipped with: our fingers! In this beginner/intermediate class we’ll cover internal and external anatomy, negotiation and communication, as well as a multitude of variations and techniques for vaginal fisting, G-spotting, and fingering. You’ll never look at hands the same way again!

The Joy of Oral Restraint.

Posted in Extreme Sensations, Gift Guides, High Impact, The Bonds That Tie on September 27, 2014 by Kali Morgan

How do we love gags? Let us count the ways!

In celebration of tonight’s Theory & Practice of Gags Class with Ava St. Marks, we are featuring an ecclectic new array of oral restraints, from affordable to extravagant, to fill a variety of fantasies!

Why gag?

Restraining the mouth is just one way to play with a sensitive part of the human body, whether it is only partial restriant (i.e. rope tied through the lips) that allows access to the tongue, gums and lips for sensation play with clips, clamps or body parts or full inflatable mouthpieces that can be filled with warm or cool water for temperature play. Teasing the mouth is not dissimilar to teasing a partner’s anus or genitals or ears- all are sensitive areas that don’t often get touched. All partners engaging in this sort of play must be hyper aware of the potential risks (see warning, below).

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Filling an orifice is a penetrative sex act all by itself. The feeling of “fullness” is sexy to many people in any erogenous zone, which technically can include the entire body (many bondage enthusiasts enjoy earplugs and noseplugs or hooks, but that is another article entirely).

It has been said that silence is golden, and gags can definitely induce a silent meditative state.  By removing the impulse, stress and (sometimes) interference of speech, both dominant and submissive partners can focus on other elements of a physical or mental fantasy. Creation of non-verbal safety signals (stomping the foot, humming a song, snapping the fingers, etc.)is an important precautionary technique used in this type of play for this reason.

Mouth bondage induces lubrication. It is true that the drooling that can be triggered by placing an object or body part in someone’s mouth is a fetish all by itself. All that juicy proof that hunger exists!

Roleplay can be enhanced using gags. We have some amazing off-the-hook styles (or on the hook) like the humiliator gag  and the funnel gag that integrate seamlessly into service roles, bondage and discipline scenes, and advanced forced ingestion or embarrassment play scenes!

Gags enhance a sense of helplessness. If your partner enjoys the sensation of helplessness and fear based fantasies, gags (especially styles with a mouthguard that more or less prevent “talking around” the gag, can make them feel extra helpless, often to highly pleasurable, even orgasmic effect!

Gags can provide support and relief for endurance and intense sensations. the act of biting down can make orgasmic and other extreme sensations more pleasurable  or in some cases, bearable.

WARNING: Gagging can be dangerous. Gags or the drool that  is a by product of using them can be a choke hazard. Make sure to educate yourself on the necessary precautions depending upon what you have planned. Creating a nonverbal safety signal, engaging in multiple check ins to assure the bottom is functionally breathing and choosing the proper equipment to suit the needs of the person wearing the gag are key elements of which to be mindful!

There is still time to get a same day ticket to Ava’s class by calling Sexploratorium 215-923-1398 or coming in before 7PM to get your ticket, but even if you cannot make it to tonight’s class, check out some highlights from the current gag selection in our BDSM department:

Red White & Bondage Sale!

Posted in Events, Extreme Sensations, Male Room, The Bonds That Tie on July 3, 2014 by Kali Morgan

It’s officially been one year since Sexploratorium moved into our new 2nd story loft at 317 South Street, and we are celebrating our continued independence with a special bondage sale that we are calling Red, White & Bondage! Celebrate your freedom to connect in unusual ways and save a bundle while stocking up your summer sanctuary of sexy restraint!

Here’s the deal: Save 20% OFF any restraint that contains red, white or blue leather (or vegan leather) including cuffs, collars, hoods and gags! Even if your holiday weekend budget is blown or your toybag is already overloaded, you can still stop by and enter our free bondage raffle (below):

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FREE RAFFLE: To keep the celebration going, enter our FREE raffle in-store- we are giving away one bondage toy each day through Sunday, and each day’s winner gets to choose their preferred prize!

Other RED WHITE & BONDAGE Sepcials:

See fireworks — get a FREE mylar whip or lightbulb accessory with purchase of Neon Wand/ Power Tripper Combo Agent Noir Kit

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Wrap up  your tool with our 50% OFF basket of leather  Cock Restraints (conveniently located by the register)

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HURRY Sale ends Sunday, July 6th at 9PM (at which time we will draw our final raffle winner and post winner to our social media networks). So stop by before its too late!

 

 

Sexy Summer School is in Session!

Posted in PASSION 101, Sexercise!, The Bonds That Tie on June 23, 2014 by Kali Morgan

For a full list of descriptions and presenter information, visit Passion101Classes.com

 

Thursday, June 19th at 7:00 pm Partner Yoga Undressed with PrettyMom Back by popular demand! Get your tickets now before the class fills up again! RSVP for this class on Fetlife or Facebook (RSVPs are not tickets; tickets required for entry).

Friday, June 27th at 7:00 pm Predicament and Humiliation Bondage with Ava St. Marks Bondage can leave a submissive feeling extra vulnerable but it can also play into a variety of fun and challenging psychological games. Goddess Ava will demonstrate specific positions and techniques for embarrassing, erotically harassing and challenging your submissive. RSVP for this class on Fetlife or Facebook (RSVPs are not tickets; tickets required for entry).

Saturday, June 28th at 7:00 pm Enhancing Erotic Connections: An Introduction to Tantric Sex and Energy Play for Couples with Mr. Wolfe & Ms. Mackenzee Do you want to stoke the flame of passion between you and your long-term partner? This class invites participants to deepen their sensual and erotic connections with a significant other (or others). RSVP for this class on Fetlife or Facebook (RSVPs are not tickets; tickets required for entry).

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Saturday, July 12th at 7:00 pm Rope for Rough Body Play with Ella Note This class will cover rough body play basics and safety and additional safety concerns when incorporating rope. RSVP for this class on Fetlife or Facebook (RSVPs are not tickets; tickets required for entry).

Friday, July 18th at 7:00 pm Light My Fire: Erotic Wax and Fireplay with Kali Morgan Fire things up in the bedroom and in life with a few safety tips and that will ignite ecstatic sensations in you or your parter. RSVP for this class on Fetlife or Facebook (RSVPs are not tickets; tickets required for entry).

Sunday, July 20th at 2:00 pm Partner Yoga Undressed with PrettyMom Back AGAIN by popular demand! Get your tickets now before the class fills up again! This class is an opportunity for couples of any gender or persuasion to get centered, stretched and ready to play together with body-positive clothing-optional yoga workout! RSVP for this class on Fetlife or Facebook (RSVPs are not tickets; tickets required for entry).

Thursday, July 24th at 7:00 pm Sex and Cancer with Rebecca Hiles   Frisky Fairy breaks the taboo of talking about sex and cancer, discussing the effects of cancer on sexuality and teaches you new ways to connect intimately with your partner. RSVP for this class on Fetlife or Facebook (RSVPs are not tickets; tickets required for entry).

Review: Je Joue Mimi

Posted in Gal Pals, Reviews, Trans Toolbox on April 8, 2014 by kdmenterprises

The rechargeable Mimi vibrator by Je Joue is sleek, powerful and perfectly pocket sized. Je Joue calls it a “perfect first toy,”  but this toy can be enjoyed by anyone no matter how big or small your toybox is. product_image_ mimi

It comes in a discrete black box tied with a ribbon, perfect for storage of the toy and charger. The vibrator uses a magnetic charger that plugs directly into the wall and attaches to the plus and minus controls on the bottom of the toy.  This is a great toy for travel because it can be easily and discretely packed without having to worry about batteries.

There are five different levels of vibrations followed by five different pulsation settings that can be cycled through by pushing the plus button at the base of the toy. The lowest vibration set is very rumbly so it is a less harsh type of vibration . While this is designed as a clitoral vibrator, it is also great to use on the nipples or perineum. The buttons are flattened along the bottom curve of the toy, perhaps making it slightly difficult to press, but this is the only downside to this gem. The flattened egg shape fits perfectly into the palm of the hand, making it great to use with a partner because it can be held in place without interfering with other play. There’s also a rounded tip  perfect for lighter or more direct sensation.The outside is coated in silicone, but it is a soft silky texture that doesn’t get sticky. Silicone lubes aren’t recommended for silicone toys, so please use a water based lube! Mimi can be cleaned with soap and water or your favorite. Unlike similar rechargeable toys, Mimi is completely waterproof so you can bring it into the tub! Don’t let this toy’s small size fool you, it is really powerful! And plus, Mimi is less expensive than many of its rechargeable counterparts, which makes it all that much sweeter. Mimi reminds us that good things come in small packages!

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