The Private vs. Public Halloween Party

Posted in Extreme Sensations, Gift Guides, High Impact, Medical Experiments, The Bonds That Tie on October 31, 2014 by Kali Morgan

Halloween natural time to explore fantasies with a partner-  a season where cold weather, long nights and an American Holiday widely celebrated as an opportunity to disregard social taboos combine to create a portal to the dark imaginings of the human psyche. We came up with a list of suggestions to help you “dress up” your body and your sex life, or undress after or instead of a costumed creature of the night.

Secret Toy Suprise. Why not wear a remote-controlled toy like the rechargeable Lelo models underneath your costume during parties or even without a costume out to dinner?

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Explore Exhibitionism Once the kids have collected candy, grown-ups can party in any number of adult venues like bars, nightclubs and even sex clubs. On Halloween, you can pretty muchdo what you like (with the consent of partners, when it comes to activities). Try these experiences–

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Naughtier than naked.  Bondage tape and vet wrap (and even colored saran/pallet wraps or duct tapes) can be used as surrogate clothing with a little extra bondage appeal.

Erotic Art- Most jurisdictions in the USA require that genitals and nipples be clothed, but “clothing” is up to interpretation. Liquid Latex gives the appearance of clothing on a body that might otherwise be bare.Liquid latex body paint is a great way to decorate your lover’s body or to paint on surrogate clothing and parade them around in public

Dayglow Haze- This kit features blacklight reactive body paint to make (female) nipples street/ nightclub legal or to play with at home!

Dayglow Haze- This kit features blacklight reactive body paint to make (female) nipples street/ nightclub legal or to play with at home!

Explore  roleplay. Exploring basic roles like Dominant/ submissive (D/s) and Bondage and Discipline (B&D) can be done without shame on Halloween. If you are curious about playing romantic characters or improvising with power dynamics, Halloween is a time where folks by leashes, riding crops and gimp masks (hoods) by the dozen so that they can strut their kinky alter egos at parties and out on the street.

Extreme roleplay is not taboo during Halloween season. If you have fantasized about being an animal, a child (or even a baby), a straitjacketed hospital patient, shackled servant or other wild fantasy, each autumn brings you another chance to go over the top in public or in private! Tail plugs like the waggly puppy tail, or the sexy fox (matching ear barrettes available) can add to any character you like, as well as “littles” (child roleplay) like adult size diapers and ruffled plastic pants. 

‘Tis the season, to Sexplore– go forth and find pleasure!

What is your favorite sex toy trick? What toy has become your favorite sex toy treat? Share your secrets in our TRICKS OR TREAT Contest- What is the hottest, most pleasurable, orgasmic or kinkiest trick you have learned using any of the quality sexuality products and brands sold at Sexploratorium? What is the nicest toy that we sell that has ever been gifted to you and why? Write a 3-sentence TRICK or TREAT and ENTER OUR CONTEST by submitting your favorite sex toy trick or treat! Just CLICK HERE to submit your entry via email, and while you are at it, post on our FACEBOOK and TWITTER! First place gets a $50 Gift Card to Sexploratorium, second place wins a PASSION 101 CLASS gift card!

REVIEW: Luna Beads by LELO

Posted in Gal Pals, Gift Guides, Medical Experiments, Queer Ideas, Reviews, Sexual Health on October 29, 2014 by Mary Slaughter

This modern version of the famous Ben Wa balls are great for building up strength in the vagina and PC muscles through Kegel exercises and regular daily activity. The beads are made out of non-porous acrylic and silicone so they are body safe and can be cleaned easily. This was my first time using a product like this, and I was pleased with the experience and results!

There are two color coded sets of beads that come in the kit; two pink beads (weighing 28 grams each, or roughly 1oz) and two blue balls (weighing 37 g each, 1.3 oz). There is a little silicone “harness” that holds two beads together as well. They can be worn singularly or with two at a time, which creates a variety of weight combinations that can be used.

They basically work through a smaller ball inside the larger bead moving around as you go about your daily business. The action of the ball moving around forces your muscles to contract and adjust to the shifting weight. To start off, I tried just one of the lighter pink balls before moving to two pink balls every day for approximately an hour for one week, then switched to the blue set. I did notice a VERY subtle vibration while wearing the beads. This was caused by the smaller ball rattling inside the casing. This isn’t something that can be easily heard outside of the body, but it can certainly be felt by the wearer if they are paying attention. I didn’t find it arousing since it was so minimal, but it was a soothing kind of vibration.

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The beads are a little large* so insertion was not the easiest task, but with a drop of water based lube everything went smoothly! Despite their size, they are so comfortable that I barely noticed the beads after insertion! It felt slightly more cumbersome than a tampon, but still did not interfere with normal functioning. I could easily forget that I had them in. One of each pink and blue bead are designated for singular use with a cotton blend string, and the harness has a silicone strand that remains outside of the vagina for easy removal just like a tampon.

While it can be difficult to measure vaginal and PC muscle strength, I believe that mine have improved over the past few weeks. It’s now easier to use other heavier toys that are held with the vaginal muscles like my Feeldoe, so it was a good test to see if that became any easier…and I noticed that it did! The only problem with the beads that I personally encountered was that I was not able to urinate while they were in. I think the pressure from the balls on my urethra made it difficult, but I’m not sure if this would be a universal experience. Overall, I would recommend the Luna beads and look forward to seeing the results of their long term use! The beads come with a detailed users’ manual that indicates results won’t be noticed for up to 12 weeks. I have been using mine for about 4 weeks and they are already beginning to do their job!

* LELO now offers a Mini version of the Luna Beads, featuring beads of a slightly smaller diameter, designed for those with smaller vaginal diameters or who have not experienced childbirth. Both versions are available for sale at Sexploratorium.

Written by an anonymous contributor.

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 are a set of two circular steel clamps, accented with faux diamonds on the ends of each miniature magnetized “handle”. They are cast in nice-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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The designer 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 for most people. 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.

What is your favorite sex trick? What toy has become your favorite treat? Share your secrets in our TRICKS OR TREAT Contest- What is the hottest, most pleasurable, orgasmic or kinkiest trick you have learned using any of the quality sexuality products and brands sold at Sexploratorium? What is the nicest toy that we sell that has ever been gifted to you and why? Write a 3-sentence TRICK or TREAT and ENTER OUR CONTEST by submitting your favorite sex toy trick or treat! Just CLICK HERE to submit your entry via email, and while you are at it, post on our FACEBOOK and TWITTER! First place gets a $50 Gift Card to Sexploratorium, second place wins a PASSION 101 CLASS gift card!

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!

 

 

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